Wm.I b Scotland abt 1730. Family fled to Ireland when Wm was teenager. In Ireland he mar Naomih Bates babt 1738, dau of Isaac Bates.children b in Ireand. Family to USA abt 1767, settled on So Fok Duncan Creek in Chester Dist. of SC (now Laurens Co.)4 more children before Wm. d, estate settled 3/1/1776.Children: William II, Yhomas Agnes, John, Matthew b 4/11/1781 d Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL Wm. II b abt 1754 in Ireland , mar Celia Wyatt and (2) Ruth Ann Scott. He and Celia had 1 son and w Ann 12. I have names and bdays if wanted. Wm II died sometime before 1816 when estate settled Elkton, KY. Earl Conyact me EMail: Redzbarn@excite.com.