Got a very tight knit bunch of Scotch-Irish cousins that all came along the migration trail from Virginia to Kentucky around 1875 and settled around Springfield and Lebanon.
The "hub" of this group of pioneers seems to be three McElroy brothers Hugh, Samuel and James who married three Irvine sisters Nancy Esther, Mary and Margaret.
Where I am struggling is where the Wilson family fits in. The obvious connection is that James Irvine Wilson marries Margaret Peggy McElroy (daughter of Samuel McElroy and Mary Irvine). But here are my questions.
1) James Irvine Wilson (1773-1857) - where did he get the middle name "Irvine"? My hunch is that his mother was an Irvine of the previous generation of migrants.
2) One of the three McElroy brothers Hugh has a son named Samuel who marries a Mary Wilson. Is she a possible sister of James Irvine Wilson?
3) The McElroys and Irvines started a Presbyterian meeting house just east of Springfield on the Danville Road around 1793. If you go up that road a bit further there was a fortified station (built by Abram Irvine) Irvin(e)'s Station and then a bit further another called Wilson's Station. Buried at the small cemetery at Wilson's Station are James (1746 - 1806) and Martha Wilson. Buried at Irvine's Station is Samuel Wilson (1786 -1870). Abram Irvin is the older brother of the three Irvine sisters who married the McElroy boys.
My thought is that it could be possible that James and Martha (Irvine?) Wilson came together with the Irvines and McElroys in the migration with their grown children James Irvine Wilson and Mary Wilson, and the infant Samuel Wilson.
If anyone can find documentation that could verify any of these connections please help. Hughey and Call intermarry with the next generations of Wilson descendants.