I have recently visited the Carlisle PA library and checked through Pennsylvania Tax Lists, etc.Info I have says that three brothers and one sister came from Scotland.The three brothers are William, James, and Samuel; the sister is possibly Margaret, who married Joshua Jones June 29, 1763.There are property records for Chester Co. beginning at least as early as 1765 for William and notes for James in 1767.I happen to be a descendant of Samuel, who was ordained a Presbyterian minister in Del. and subsequently had congregations in eastern shore Maryland.He died in 1811.He had three sons who reached adulthood: William, James, and Samuel.The first two became doctors, Samuel a farmer and tanner. This Samuel also had a son --Samuel Schoolfield McMaster.
One of the descendants claimed that Samuel's brothers Wm. and Jas. were bachelors, but I have a marriage listed for a William McMaster.The same?Can't tell.I'm also wondering whether the James McMaster mentioned in the Bible is the same as above or at least related.At least they are in PA!
If this rings a bell with anyone, please let me know, and I'm happy to pass on further details.