THE McEACHIN FAMILY OF
||Grandfather John McEachin removed from Robeson Co., NC to
Montgomery Co., GA, and settled near Bell's Ferry on the Altamaha
River about the year 1820. He first married Sarah McNeil. To this
union were born Archie, Jimmie, Peter, John, Saunders, Annie, and
Margaret. Sarah McNeil died; then he married Sallie Smith, whose
children were Daniel, Hector, and Mary <Sarah>. Grandfather
John McEachin died in 1826; Grandmother Sallie Smith died in 1867.
and Jimmy returned to NC after their father died, and have not
been heard from since.
settled in Pulaski County, Georgia.
married Nancy Mims, and settled in Telfair Co. near Helena, GA.
They had Jordan, Thomas, Andrew, Duncan Cornelius, Sarah, Mary,
and Belle. Duncan Cornelius is 71 years old, wonderfully well
preserved. He is comfortably well off.
Jordan, Thomas, and Andrew were killed in the
Duncan Cornelius is living in Helena. He married Minerva
Stewart and to them were born Daniel, John C., Austin, Margery,
Daniel died when a young man. He had a very brilliant
intellect, and a most promising future, had disease not
John C. is a banker in Florida. He is
Austin McEachin married Mary Vinson of Savannah, GA,
and is now living in Birmingham, AL. They have a little girl
six months old, named Julia Margery.
Margery married Harry Stone Strosier, and is living at
Macon, GA at 1418 Vineville Avenue. They have no children.
Harry Strosier is the nephew of the world famous Mrs. Mary
Harris Armour, prohibition leader. He is descended from a long
line of preachers and teachers on both sides. Judge Emory
Speer, of the United States Court pays great complement to his
intellectual attainments and as a lawyer predicts a bright
future for him.
Alice died when she was six years
Sarah married Joe Anderson.
and Belle, I do not know their whereabouts.
Saunders married Susanne McCoy.
married Columbus Smith. To this union were born seven boys, and
Smith who lives at McRae, GA.
Judge C.C. Smith, who died several years ago.
Miller (Dr. Smith of Hawkinsville), who married a Miss
Hodge of Hawkinsville.
Smith, who married N.O. Jelka of Hawkinsville, a druggist.
Smith, who married H.D. Knowles, Professor and Superintendent of
Public Schools in Hawkinsville.
Nattie Smith, who married Mr. Walker Batts, who is
manager and large stockholder in Batts Drug Co. of Hawkinsville.
Smith married J.B. Glover, large cotton broker and also
interested in farming; they live in Dublin.
Maude Smith died with appendicitis in the year 1910,
though I am not quite sure about the date.
Paustine, Pearle, and Gladys Smith are at home,
Margaret McEachin married a man by the name of Mobley in
Irwin Co. She died leaving one child.
<Cornelius> McEachin, son of John McEachin, married
Harriet Wiley. To this union were born George <Washington>,
Sarah Smith, Mary Catherine, Elizabeth, Margaret Mahala, John
Franklin. This wife died, then he married Mary Etta
<Marietta> Dyal. To them were born Morgan Stewart, Andrew
Oliver, Daniel Cornelius, James Alexander, William Washington,
Thomas Jerome, Charles Colquitt, Nancy Rebecca, Emma Florence, and
George <Washington>, son of Daniel, married
Sophronia Sellers. He operated a saw mill for a number of years,
then sold machinery over several states for a firm in Atlanta
until he had a stroke of paralyses, which rendered him unable to
be active at all for about three years. He died on January 23,
1915. He was very prosperous for a long time, but the expenses
of a large family and so much sickness on his own account
reduced his means considerably. He had Bright's
this union with Sophronia Sellers were born Lulu, Augusta, Eloy,
Bess, Ed, and John. Sophronia died, then he married Angel White;
to them were born Grover, Claudis, Thaddeus, Mae, Pearl, Daniel,
Mary, and Dee.
Lulu died when a young lady. Eloy married Newton
Yarbough and lived near Hazlehurst. She had seven children;
she died August, 1914.
Bess married Lucius White and lives at Hilltown,
married Miss Purcelle of Dothan, AL, and lives there. He is
engaged in road-building and is getting along well.
John married a girl in Berrion Co. and is living near
Hilltown, farming. I hear he is prosperous.
Augusta married Dahlonega Dyal and lives on a farm near
Hazlehurst, GA. They have several children.
Grover married Edna Horton and is farming near
Claude is unmarried and lives in Dothan, AL, in
business with the other boys.
Mae married a Mr. Bailey and lives near
Pearle married a Mr. Bailey and lives near
Daniel, Mary, and Dee are at home with their
Sarah married Francis Sellers and had one child, John
Morgan Sellers. Francis Sellers was killed in the <Civil>
War. Sarah then married William Morris, and had eight children:
Carson, Jim, Captain, Victoria, Ida, and Nancy.
John Morgan Sellers married Martha Mawn and is farming
and living in Hazlehurst. They have several
Carson Morris married Cora Dyal and lives in Jessup.
Jim married Mary Dyal and lives at Jessup.
The others are married and live near
married George McCormick, and they had Agnes, Allie, Minnie,
Ida, Ethel, Pauline, Lawton, Jerome, and Eddie.
Agnes died when a young lady.
Allie is unmarried and lives with the family near
Hazlehurst. Her health is bad.
Minnie teaches school; she is not married.
Ida married Ralph Johnston, cashier of a bank at
Tifton. They have one child.
Ethel married and lives at Valdosta.
Dr. Lawton McCormick married Fannie Lavender of
Barnesville. They have one child, Kenneth. Lawton went to
theSpanish American War as a physician and died of yellow
Jerome lives at Hazlehurst.
Pauline married a railway mail clerk and lives at
lives near his father.
Eliza, daughter of Daniel, married Jim Johnson. They have
one child, Laura. Jim died several years ago.
Laura taught school for several years; then married
Clayton Sellers and lives near Baxley. Her mother lives with
Margaret first married Jones Taylor from North Carolina,
a turpentine operator. They had one child, Mollie. Jones Taylor
died and then Margaret married Will Parrish; they had three
children: John, Clarence, and Birdie. Will Parrish is a cripple;
he is a mail carrier and farmer. They live near Pine Grove,
Mollie Taylor married James Carter; they have several
children and live near Pine Grove, GA.
John Parrish married Maggie Barlow and lives at Pine
Grove, GA. He is in the turpentine business.
Clarence is a telegraph operator at Surrency, GA.
Birdie teaches school.
<Franklin McEachin> married Laura Harrison, and they have
Mittie, Mollie, Riley, Benjamin, Daniel, Thurston, Alvin, and
Lee. John died about four years ago. He was worth about 5,000
dollars when he died and the family still have it. They live
about two miles from Hazlehurst. They own a lot of round timber
which is a beautiful sight.
Mittie married Lyons. They live in New Smyrna, FL. He
is a merchant.
Mollie married Walter Williams and lives at
Riley got drowned when a young man at McEachin Landing
on the Altamaha River. He was bathing.
Thurston married Bessie Milton and lives near
Hazlehurst; he clerks in a store.
Lee married Addie Johnson and is farming near
Benjamin, Daniel, and Alvin are at
Morgan <Stewart McEachin> married Elizabeth Dyal
of Hazlehurst, his first cousin. They had Della, Chester, Lola,
Alma, Geneva, Ethel, Maybell, Myrtle, Winona, Kate, Fulton,
Willie, Wallace, and Jimmie K. His wife died about four years
ago and he married again. He lives at Ponce de Leon, FL and is
engaged in the turpentine business.
Della married Mark Lowrey, a merchant of Blue Mountain,
MS, a cousin of Booth Lowrey. She died a few years
Chester lives in Florida.
Lola married a Johnston and lives at Laurel Hill, FL.
He is manager of a telephone company.
Belle married a telegraph operator at Denton, GA. She
Alma married a Mr. Drane, a wealthy man of
Geneva is dead.
Ethel married a Murdee and lives at Richton,
Myrtle is married.
Winona is at Brewton, AL in school.
The other children are at home with their
Andrew <Oliver McEachin> married Sarah Yawn and
they have Luna Mae, Nora Ines, Emma Virginia, Andrew Guy, Allie
Janette, Cecil Hector, Wilbur Washington, and Mary
Andrew lived about ten miles south of Hazlehurst on a
farm. He died March, 1914, leaving an estate valued between
fifty and sixty thousand dollars.
Luna Mae is a stenographer in Hawkinsville.
Nora and Emma are teachers.
The other children are at
Nancy Rebecca <McEachin> married Henry Truitt
<Truett> of SC; they live near Pine Grove, GA,
turpentining and farming. They have: Melvin, Sula, Mamie,
Lundall, Kate, Nuade, and Pearle.
Melvin married Treacy Griffin aand is in the turpentine
Sula married a Mr. Robbins and lives in Waycross,
Mamie married a Mr. Tuten, lives out from Hazlehurst
and he is turpentining and farming.
Lyndall married a Mr. Branch, farmer.
The other children are at
James A McEachin married and is farming near
McEachin married a Dyal <George>. They have Albert,
Belle, Lola, Agne<s?>, Renaua<?>, and Beatrice. Dyal
died, then she married H.C. Clayton. They have one
Albert is married and is farming near
Lola is dead.
The other children are at home and going to school at
Hazlehurst. They have farms in the
Alice McEachin married Charles A. Hilbun of Dublin, GA.
They live at 465 Vineville Ave. Macon, GA. He is engaged in the
optical business. They have no children.
other children of Daniel McEachin are all
McEachin died Sept. 27th, 1888; born 1822. He was a great
character, magnanimous to an extent almost hurtful to his
financial welfare, never seeking to get in the limelight, but
humbly doing what his hands found to do for the sake of humanity
and the upbuilding of his community. He first lived about two
miles from Pine Grove, GA, where he had a farm, a cotton gin,
grist mill, a brick kiln, and all kinds of machinery obtainable
fro the making of wagons and buggies, much of a mechanical turn.
He was a county school commissioner and J.P. for years. He was not
a slave holder, although amply able to own many, because he did
not think it right. It was a matter of pride with the family that
as each of his many children married, he started them off
full-handed to living.
McEachin married Sallie Bullard. They had eight children: Jimmie,
John Tyler, Margaret, Perry, Charlie, Flora Ann, Elizabeth, and
Riley. They are both dead.
Tyler married Eef Sellers and they had eight children: Herman,
Ada, Belle, Nep, Mary, Ira, Earl, and Emmett.
Herman married a girl in Atlanta, a jewess, and is
conductor on a train from Atlanta to Columbus. He lives in
Atlanta. They have two children.
Ada is at home at Denton, GA. Thy have a farm at
Ira is in a machine shop in Atlanta.
Belle is at home.
Nep is a trained nurse at Douglas, GA.
Mary is at home, as are Earl and
Jimmie, Margaret, and Perry are dead.
Flora Ann and Riley are in Florida.
Eliza married a man by the name of Buchans and moved to
Oklahoma; they are doing well, so I am
<Sarah> McEachin married George Carter and lived on a farm
near Pine Grove, GA, to a ripe old age. They are both dead. They
had three girls to get grown: Margaret, Susie, and Mary
Susie married Tom Kersey and they had five
Mary Jane married Newton Crosby and had five
Margaret, Susie, and Mary Jane are dead.
May 28th, 1935
will note from this history that it was written many years ago, as
it states in one place that Archie and Jimmy returned to North
Carolina after their father's death and have not been heard of
since. Jas. C. McEachin, here referred to as Jimmy, was my father.
We have been in touch with the Georgia relatives since the summer of
1890, the year my father died, so someone must have gotten this up
before that time. <It mentions my grandfather as living at home,
and he was born in 1899, so my guess would be it was written in the
first decade of the 20th century.> I do not know who wrote this
nor did I know Randolph <who?> had it in his
Also note that the name is John McEachin. This
McNeill genealogy <The Family of the MacEachins and McNeills in
North Carolina> fixes my grandfather's name as Archie, though I
had always thought it was John. <John Archibald???>
have always been told that my grandfather moved to Georgia in
1798. <Not likely - John's first son John is listed in the census as
being born in 1807 in North Carolina, which would date the move to
1808 or later. Since John starts showing up in Montgomery Co. GA
documents in 1815, the move must have occurred before this date.>
This paper is not dated and none of us know who wrote
(Signed) W. doB.