the only good family story I have ( and I've heard it elsewhere from others) is William fell for the Widow McAllister and she rejected him..he changed his name FROM McCollister. It could be true...
Oh and George Edgar told his partner Mr. Sears that he wouldn't work with that "damn jew roebuck" well you know how THAT turned out. I have no idea if it is true or not, George Edgar died when my mom was in grade school.
Which branch are you?