Hit the same brick wall as the rest of the family researchers so I'm going to try and work the tree backwards here. Grandpa heard from his Grandpa that our branch of the McCormicks started with 5 brothers who immigrated to Canada (probally before 1830 and definitly before 1845). Don't know if they came over by themselves or with family. One of them ran away to sea like they did in those days and eventually ended up in America (possibly maybe around New York) and started our branch. My cousin beleives they were Scot-Irish, now called Ulster Irish. Realize this is a long long shot in the dark but if anybody knows anything about 5 brothers in Canada at any time please let me know.