I am not sure about the relationship although I tend to believe that the families are connected. One thing I have found since researching both my Zornes ancestors and McClellans is that they were drawn to this area because of the coal mines. Do you know if this is true in your family? Portsmouth is about 25 miles north of Ironton and I do recall my Grandpa mentioning other relatives around that area. Much of what I learned about his ancestry came after he died in 1993, I have found so much information that I was overwhelmed he never talked much about his background, but I believe that the reason was that he simply did not know. His father, Jeremiah, (Jerry Zornes) died when my grandpa was 4 years old, his Mother, Rhoda McGlone died when he was 9 years old. He always used to tell me to write down their names and never forget. I didn't and so I was able to piece together his ancestry. The Zornes Book was written after that but provided so much more information. Jane Zornes Burrows was an amazing source of information. I am directly related to her through Jeremiah. By researching the Zornes line I was able to piece together the McGlone line also. That was amazing because I never knew anything about my gg grandmother Rhoda Mcglone Zornes except her first name. I still have many questions though, I would love to know where Rhoda and Jeremiah are buried. I am also curious about the age difference between them, Rhoda was much, much younger. She was also very young when she died and I don't know the cause. so I still have questions, I am always happy to hear from anyone who is interested in the Zornes family line and will always be glad to share any information I have.