Families - United States
John & Patrick "Para Ban" McEachin
In 1765, the brothers John and Patrick Henry (also known as Peter or "Para Ban") McEachin set forth from Kintyre in Argyllshire, Scotland. The ship probably sailed from Campbeltown, the largest town in Argyll and a thriving port where many ships embarked for the New World. After a few years they settled in upper Robeson Co., NC, and their descendents eventually spread throughout the South, mainly in GA and MS, but also in SC, AL, TX, and elsewhere.
I have put together an online FAMILY TREE in which I try to include every bit of information I can find on our McEachins and McEachin descendents. Click HERE for John & Patrick's family page. If your family is in this tree, please email me and let me know!
We are very fortunate to have a number of family histories which record many important family details and relationships. My research indicates that they are all very accurate, as almost all of the details agree with the information found in wills and census records.
The first five were composed in the early 1900's. I have taken the liberty of editing them for spelling, grammar, and format (to make relations of the same generation more explicit), but I have tried to preserve the name spellings unless obviously wrong. My comments are in brackets <>.
Memoranda of the History and Family
of Peter McEachin
Both of these histories were written by Cyrus McNeill, a descendent of Angus and Margaret McEachin McNeill. The name was spelled "MacEachin" in the first, and "McEachern" in the second - I changed them both to the correct spelling.
This was written by Elizabeth Leslie Prince.
The McEachin Family of Georgia
The McEachin Family
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