You and I are a match on Chromosome 4 with 9.8 cM and a likely 5.5 generation match.
Throughout my years of research, I keep coming up with these same ancestors as you mentioned--with the same confusions. So here are the confusing WILLIAMS I have:
1)William Scott b. 1790 GA, d. 1854 Cecil, MD, son of Thomas Sr. b. 1756 Cecil Co., MD d. 1797 NC and this line goes back to Walter Beardie Scott
2)William Scott b. in 1690/1695/or 1720 Pr. Geo MD or Highlands, Scotland and m. Lucretia Lucy James and d. 1752 in Pr. Geo MD or d. 1794 Bedford Co., VA and is son of either Beardie or son of William of Pr. Geo, MD and goes back through two more Johns to get to Walter Watty Wudspurs instead of Beardie
3)William Scott b. 1732 Denny, Stirlingshire, Scot or Pr. Geo MD, d. 1794 Goose Creek, Bedford Co., VA, m. Lucretia Lucy James . son of Walter Scott who was son of Beardie
And to throw in even more confusion, there is also a William Scott, MD b. 1701 in New Kent, VA d. 1742 Stafford, VA and son of either Walter who is son of Beardie OR son of Capt John Foster Scott II b. 1672 New Kent, VA d. 1729 St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, VA
At this point, I am so confused and frustrated that I am about to throw in the towel and give up genealogy all together!
My line of Scotts goes through my father, Charles Edwin Scott, then through his father Everett Clemmon Scott to Charlie Archibald Scott to Asa Charles "Acey" Scott to Allen Scott to Thomas Scott b. 1787 VA d. 1849 Franklin Co., GA buried in Toccoa, Stephens, Co., GA m. to Delila Lucas. The story we have heard from many including a researcher in Polk Co., GA, where all the Scotts ended up, was that the father of Thomas was:
an Archibald Scott b. in Castleton, Scotland around 1765 and immigrated to Virginia then to GA. But there are many other routes and lines that have taken me all over the place researching. One person said our ancestor Archibald fought at Culloden (which would require a date change for his birth as Culloden happened in 1745) and was taken prisoner and sent to Ireland where he escaped and immigrated to America--I suppose that might even include changing your name to avoid detection, in which case, I am totally at a loss!
And I can't find any of the ancestors listed in my matches trees that show an Archibald at all! The only evidence of an Archibald is an Archibald who signed himself as Archer and his will is on file in Franklin Co., GA with a Thomas Scott as one of his executors. But no proof he is MY Archibald.
Where did you hear that William Scott was called Cherokee Billy? I hadn't heard that before.
Anyway, I will be trying to straighten out this huge confusion for years to come. I have traveled to Scotland many times in hope of finding proof of my lineage in Castleton and Camghouran and I'm going back in 2019 to check out Kilconquhar, but these are just leads that may lead nowhere.
Good luck with your search. Sorry I couldn't help but I am just as confused as you. At least I know I'm not alone in this boat!
Will update you if I find any new reliable info and hope you will do the same. Thanks in advance and for putting your request on Wikitree.
Susan Scott Brouillard