I am new in family tree search, but would love any information you might have.
I have traced back to early-to-mid 1700's that James Ireson and his wife Mary Hughes Ireson came to America along with a McNeil [McNiel, McNeal] family. (Mary Hughes Ireson's parents were William and Molly Daton Hughes.)
James and Mary had a son, Jacob in 1759, but James died while the child was still small. Records show that Mary married Thomas McNeil of the McNeil family that they had traveled with to America with, and that her son Jacob took the McNeil name.
A lot of my relatives have done extensive research on the McNeil history, but have nothing at all on the background of James Ireson. He is after all, my true ancestor.
If you have any information on a James Ireson that would fit this time frame, or if you could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate your help.