Bob - Funny, my research begins in 1849 with my great grandfather John Clapperton who was born and raised in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He immigrated to the US in 1881. He had a younger brother, George, who immigrated to the US as well around 1909. Both John and George were sons of John Clapperton and Mary Hutchison who had 10 to 11 children my great grandfather being the oldest and George being the next to last.
Phil Clapperton, Washington DC