The earliest KENNEDY family was found to go back to Miller Kennedy, 1765 in Emmetsburg, Maryland. I have not find his parents or when/where they came from Ireland. The CATTERSON family were from DONEGAL IRELAND, which is North West Ireland. The McCARTNEY FAMILY were most born in Paisley/Glasgow Renfrewshire, SCOTLAND. The earliest McCartney was Hamilton McCartney, born 1773 in IRELAND. I am not sure where, but since we have always been considered 'Orangemen'. I would assume he was ULSTER SCOT. All the Kennedy's, Catterson's, Osborne's and the McCartney's were from Ireland and protestant/Presbyterian.