Hi - Hope we can help each other on the Waddells!!! Where did your family settle when coming to America?? I have an OLD Alexander and James in my line - my great great grandfather Absalom Waddell was b. MD, married Susanna Shepherd, then moved to Belmont Co.OH before moving to IA where he died. The Waddells are a hard line to trace -they were very proliferous and used those same family names over and over!!! Hope to hear from you and share info!!!