I understand that you told me earlier but I like knowing more about the connections and your description is very intriguing. It would be greatly appreciated if you could find that book title and author. I would love to also know who fled Scotland and at what time? Was it James Painter? I have death certificates from 1 of his son's that mentions that James was born in Virginia. I also have someone who may or may not be related to James(could be his son John). His name is Taylor Painter and I have his death certificate which states that his father was born in Scotland. I once thought that they were related but I don't know now, but James started off in Terrebonne Parish and so does Taylor. They both end up in Ascension Parish living very very close to each other sooooo. I have been stuck for a very long time and would love any hints, info, etc... Thanks for contacting me.