Are the parents of James McWaters (B 1787) William McWaters and Margaret Alexander?

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So, I've been stuck at a brick wall at my mother's 5xgreat grandfather "James McWaters" for a while now. James' wife, supposedly Sarah McSpedden, is also a mystery, but I'm focusing on James McWaters for now. His WikiTree profile holds all the information I've been able to glean from him, and the only things I'm extremely confident on are his death place and gravesite.

I was looking through my Ancestry DNA and the Through Lines there (I know these are suspect, but sometimes they lead to clues to research on) and I came across a suggested ancestor that noted James McWaters' parents may possibly be William McWaters and Margaret Alexander.

My mother appears to have 3 DNA matches between 9 and 16 CM to descendents of one "Francis McWaters", who is the son of William and Margaret. Here he is on Wikitree:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McWaters-121

The problems I am seeing are:

* My James McWaters, in all the Censuses I have been able to find him in (and I am fairly sure are him), has his birth place noted as "Ireland"

* Francis McWaters and all the other children of William and Margaret are born in South Carolina.

* My James McWaters died in Stanton, Goodhue, Minnesota in 1874. (I am 99% sure this is him, as he is buried near one of his daughters that had immigrated to Minnesota earlier). I founda  will/probate for a James McWaters in the same area, but I'm unable to properly read it to see if it holds anymore clues as to his parentage.

Is anyone able to find any concrete evidence of this William and Margaret connection, or any further sources for James McWaters (Born about 1787) that died in Minnesota in 1874?
WikiTree profile: James McWaters
in Genealogy Help by Kristen Louca G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)

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