There were two distinctly different McDonald families on Skye - as I stated in my last email...
James McDonald, my 4th great-grandfather also came through the port of Wilmington so it had to be before it was closed by the British... and he was married twice!
James McDonald b. 1756 Isle of Skye d. 20 Jan 1829 Homer, Banks (or is it Franklin?) County, Georgia.
James traveled with his older brother, Ranald (also his father's name); younger brother Hugh and after a lot of work, I believe that the youngest member of the family, Donald, just a youth, was the son of another brother who remained behind, probably to care for his mother... but later came to settle in Banks County, Georgia.
McDonald's of Sleat, the clan of James and his family) were also known as Lord of the Isles (now 'owned' by Prince Charles)- they WERE Presbyterians.
Now the McDonald's of Clan Ranald were CATHOLIC - they were the 'Jacobites', fought at Culloden, although Prince Charles (Bonnie Prince Charlie)was helped by the wife of the clan chief of the McDonald's of Sleat.
I do not have any information on the family in Sleat - and can only 'guess' their names.. which I loathe to do!
you can email me and I will send what I have... but it is considerable - and as far as I know, there is no book written that contains this family.
Join Electric Scotland (free) - they have a lot of books on their site... this is their most recent newsletter - it will take years to see everything on their site!http://www.electricscotland.org/showthread.php/798-Newslette...
James McDonald remained in Banks County, Georgia until his death - Hugh moved to Cherokee County (present day Whitfield), and it is said that Ranald, not approving of slavery, moved somewhere 'up north' - I suspect he moved NW and many of this family ended up in Indiana.