Thank you for your suggestions. In addition to great family resources I have used LDS extensively and many other web sources (and Ancestry of course) but not Emerald yet, and have visited the area personally, but unfortunately only too briefly. I know the McCaughans were at Stonshesk in1803 (A Hugh and a William???.) Charles' sons John and Hugh died in 1908 and 1913, both recorded as single on census, not widowed. But there has to have been a woman in the house 1883-1900 because my grandmother Sarah (jr) Scott and her brother Charles were sent there to be raised because of too many children at home (12 eventually! ) so Charles' wife or some unknown daughters/sisters must have been there up to close to the 1901 census. I am going to order some microfilm of possible sisters to check on parents. Of the many Charles listed, I guess the 1805-1882 fits best, only because of the known birth dates of 3 of his children: c1840, 1842, and 1852.(no records--counting from census.) The hunt continues.