THE McEACHIN FAMILY
By Hank Burnham
JOHN MCEACHIN SR.
John McEachin Sr. was born on February 24, 1741 in Kintyre, Argyllshire, Scotland. He was a member of the MacDonald clan of Clanranald, who wore the red, purple, and green colors of the clan. According to family tradition, John, along with his brother, Patrick, and friend, Hector McNeill, immigrated to America from Scotland in 1765. Other records indicate the immigration took place in 1756. If that was the case, John's parents and several other siblings likely made the trip overseas as well. They landed at Wilmington, North Carolina, and from there took flat boats up the Cape Fear River to Cross Creek (now Fayetteville). From there they migrated to Robeson County, North Carolina, where John McEachin established his home and plantation on the east side of Drowning Creek, in that section which is today a part of Hoke County. Patrick McEachin, John Sr.'s brother, settled about ten miles southeast of John, near the Old Centre Presbyterian Church. Hector McNeill established a farm and raised cattle on the west side of Drowning Creek, about three miles west of John McEachin in Richmond County. John McEachin and Hector McNeill are credited with having built Gilchrist's Bridge, a lengthy causeway over the Drowning Creek Swamp. The bridge, still in existence to this day, was formerly known as Robeson's Ferry Bridge.
John McEachin was married about 1767 to Miss Mary Currie, whose parentage has not been determined. She is believed to have been closely related to the Curries of Lumber Bridge settlement in Robeson County, North Carolina. She was born in 1750 in Scotland. John and Mary had nine children:
John McEachin Jr., who was born in 1769 and married first Sarah McNeill, then Sarah Smith;
Archibald McEachin, who was born in 1772;
Margaret McEachin, who was born in 1776 and married Angus McNeill;
Mary McEachin, who was born in 1779 and married Angus James McLean;
Edward McEachin, who was born in 1783 and married Mary Johnson;
Flora McEachin, who was born in 1785 and married Archibald Lytch;
Nancy McEachin, who was born in 1787 and married Hector McNeill;
Peter McEachin, who was born in 1788 and married Maria Fairley; and
James Alexander McEachin, who was born in 1790 and married Effie Powell.
John and Mary's daughter, Margaret,
married Angus McNeill, son of Hector McNeill. Their marriage was
solemnized on the bridge their fathers built. The ceremony took
place in 1799. Hector McNeill, who married Nancy McEachin, was a
grandson of the earlier Hector McNeill, and thus Hector McNeill
and John McEachin had mutual grandchildren.
John McEachin acquired extensive property holdings in Richmond and Robeson Counties through land purchases and state grants. He owned several hundred acres on both sides of Drowning Creek, Raft Swamp, Lee's Branch, and McMillan's Mill Branch. Before his death, he conveyed his lands equally to his two youngest sons, Peter and James Alexander McEachin.
John McEachin died on October 8, 1815 at his house in Robeson County. His will was written just five days before his death and named his wife and children, who he left slaves, cattle, furniture, horses, and mules.
The McEachins are believed to have been early members of the Old Raft Swamp Presbyterian Church. After her husband's death, Mary McEachin, along with several of her children, transferred her membership to Antioch Presbyterian Church, located between Red Springs and Raeford, in present day Hoke County.
Mary Currie McEachin died on June 26, 1837 at the age of eighty-seven years at her home in Robeson County. Both John and Mary and their friend, Hector McNeill, are buried in marked graves in the Old McNeill-McEachin family graveyard, north of Wagram, just over the line in Scotland County. John and Mary are ancestors of countless descendants throughout Jeff Davis County and its surrounding counties.
JOHN MCEACHIN JR.
John McEachin Jr. was born about 1769 in Bladen County, North Carolina. He came as a young child with his parents to Robeson County, where they settled on the east side of Drowning Creek (now known as Lumber River). He was the oldest child of John McEachin Sr., and his wife, Mary Currie McEachin, both natives of Scotland. John was married about 1805 in Robeson County to Sarah "Sallie" McNeill, daughter of "Cunning" John McNeill and his wife, Flora Black, and a granddaughter of "Scrubbin " Archie McNeill and his wife, Jennie "Blan" McNeill. Her father was a famous local Tory leader who is credited with having masterminded the Piney Bottom Massacre against the Whigs during the American Revolution. He was later indicted but escaped conviction and thus earned his legendary nickname. John's daughter, Sallie, was born in 1788 in Richmond County. John and Sallie had seven children:
John Tyler McEachin, born December 19, 1807 and married Nancy Watkins;
Archibald McEachin, born August 12, 1809;
James Cornelius McEachin, born December 19, 1811 and married first Sarah Morrison, then Sarah McDonald;
Peter McEachin, born November 17, 1812 and married first Susan Harrell, then Elizabeth McDonald;
Anna McEachin, born March 2, 1814 and married Christopher Columbus Smith;
Alexander Saunders McEachin, born July 24, 1817 and married Susanna McKay; and
Margaret McEachin, born February 20, 1819 and married Alexander Mobley.
About 1815 the McEachins moved to Georgia with numerous other Scottish settlers; they settled in Montgomery County. John erected a large home between Spring Hill and Bell's Ferry in the section that is today a part of Wheeler County. He served as administrator of the estate of Archibald McNeill, who had died in Montgomery County in 1818. His heirs included Alexander McNeill, Duncan Currie, Daniel and Mary Currie, John and Catherine Currie, John McNair, and Daniel and Margaret McNair, who appointed Edward Love as their attorney to seek their interest in the division of the estate. On March 2, 1815 John McEachin sold 217 acres of the McNeiIl property at Oaky Bluff on the Ocmulgee River in Telfair County to Edward Love for $325.00
Sallie McNeiIl McEachin died on February 23, 1819 in Montgomery County, at the age of thirty years from complications of childbirth. She was buried near Bell's Ferry in present day Wheeler County.
John married a second time to Sarah "Sallie" Smith a few years after his first wife's death. Sallie was born about 1800 and was also of Scottish descent. The names of her parents have not been learned. John and Sallie were the parents of three children; Sallie also had a fourth child several years after her husband's death. John and Sallie Smith McEachin's children were:
Daniel Corneilus McEachin, born March 15, 1823 and married first Harriett Dyal Wiley, and then Mary Etta Dyal;
Hector Henry McEachin, born February 19, 1825 and married Sarah Bullard; and
Sarah "Sallie" McEachin, born March 10, 1825 and married George W. Carter.
Sallie Smith McEachin's last child, Susanna, was born in 1834 and married Lemuel B. Sapp.
John McEachin drew Lot No.12 in the 16th District of Dooly County in the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery as a resident of Adam's District of Montgomery County. He also served on the grand jury in the March term of 1821. He died on January 3, 1826 and was buried beside his first wife near Bell's Ferry in present day Wheeler County. His orphans all drew land in the 1825 Georgia Land Lottery as residents of Wynn's District. In 1827 they were also fortunate drawers in the land lottery. Three of John's children, John Tyler McEachin, Alexander Saunders McEachin and Anna McEachin Smith settled in Telfair County, where they reared large families. James Cornelius "Jimmy" and Archibald "Archie" McEachin both walked back to their native North Carolina after their father's death. Margaret McEachin Mobley lived and died in Irwin County. The widow Sallie McEachin and her three children all moved the section of Appling County that is today a part of Jeff Davis County. Sarah McEachin Carter moved her family to Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.
Sallie Smith McEachin and her family crossed the river in the 1840s and established their home in the Altamaha Community of present day Jeff Davis County. Sallie had been married for a brief time to a Yawn, but there were no known children by the union. In her later years, she lived with her son, Hector Henry McEachin, and daughter, Susanna McEachin Sapp. She died in 1867 in old Appling County. Her burial place remains unknown.
DANIEL CORNEILUS MCEACHIN
Daniel Corneilus McEachin, son of John McEachin Jr. and his wife, Sarah "Sallie" Smith, was born on March 15, 1823 near Spring Hill in Montgomery (now Wheeler) County. His father died when Daniel was a small child in 1825. In the 1840s he came with his mother and siblings across the Altamaha River to Appling County, where they established their permanent home.
While still a young man, Daniel tended to the farm of James Wiley. After James Wiley's death, Daniel married his widow, Mrs. Harriett Dyal Wiley. She was born in 1810 in McIntosh County, Georgia, and was the daughter of George Dyal and his wife, Sarah Polk. Harriett had several small Wiley children, as well as another child, James N. "Samp" Dyal, who was born prior to her first marriage. The children of Daniel and Harriett Dyal McEachin are:
Sarah Smith McEachin, born January 10, 1842 and married first to John Francis Sellers and then to William Robert Morris;
Mary Catherine McEachin, born June 30, 1846 and married George Edward McCormick;
George Washington McEachin, born November 10, 1848 and married first Sophronia Sellers and then to Angel E. White;
Elizabeth Harriett McEachin, born November 11, 1850 and married James C. Johnson;
Margaret Mahalia McEachin, born February 7, 1853 and married first Jonas Taylor and then William Thomas Parrish; and
John Franklin McEachin, born August 13, 1855 and married Laura Eugenia Harrison.
About 1860, Harriett McEachin became stricken with cancer. She sent for her cousins daughter, Mary Etta Dyal, to help assist in doing the household chores and tending to the children. Harriett succumbed to her illness a few months later and was buried in the McEachin-McCormick family burial grounds outside of Hazlehurst. Her grave is unmarked. Several months later, Mary Etta Dyal became the second Mrs. Daniel McEachin. Mary was born on April 14, 1841 in Appling County and was the daughter of George Washington Dyal and his wife, Maria Elizabeth Rooks. The children of Daniel Corneilus and Mary Etta Dyal McEachin are:
Morgan Stuart McEachin, born September of 1862 and married Elizabeth Dyal;
Nancy Rebecca McEachin, born in 1865 and married Henry G. Truett;
Andrew Oliver McEachin, born December 6, 1868 and married Sarah Jane Yawn;
Daniel Cornelius McEachin, born September 1869 and married Penelope Tuten;
James Alexander McEachin, born May 4, 1872 and married Beulah Arnold;
William Washington McEachin, born December 17, 1873 and never married;
Emma Florence McEachin, May of 1877 and married first George W. Dyal, then K. Carl Clayton;
Thomas Jerome McEachin, born July 10, 1878 and never married;
Charles Colquitt McEachin, born November 8, 1880 and married first Ida Jane Stone, then Dora Dennard; and
Alice Claire McEachin, born October 1884 and married first Dr. Charles Hilbun, then Ted H. Lyons.
In 1858 Daniel McEachin was among three people who were appointed to view and report the utility of a road from Holmesville to Mann's Ferry. On July 12, 1862, Daniel McEachin enlisted in Company F of the 47th Regiment (Appling Rangers) of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry of the Confederate States Army and served as first lieutenant.
According to an old manuscript written in the McEachin family by an unknown author, Daniel McEachin first lived about two miles from Pine Grove, where he had a farm, cotton, gin, grist mill, a brick kiln, and all kinds of machinery obtainable for the making of wagons and buggies. He served as a county commissioner and Justice of the Peace and from 1870 to 1884 was School Superintendent of Appling County. 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 his family that each of his many children married; and he started them off full-handed to living. ..He was a great character...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.
On December 19, 1847, the State of Georgia granted Daniel McEachin 490 acres of land in Land Lot No.421 in the Second District of Appling County. He later acquired extensive tracts of land in present day Jeff Davis County, and gave a farm to each of the children upon their marriage.
Daniel Corneilus McEachin died on September 27, 1888 at his home in Appling County. He was buried in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, north of Hazlehurst. He did leave a will which was recorded in Appling County, but unfortunately the book in which it was recorded has been missing for many years. Mary Etta was the executor of the estate.
Daniel's widow, Mary Etta, commonly known as "Keenan," worked as a midwife for several years after her husband's death. She was remembered as an intelligent, talented and loyal woman to her family. After several hours of work in the fields, Keenan would cook supper for her children, refresh herself, and go off into the community to deliver babies or tend to young mothers. She charged $5 for delivery and care in the days following childbirth.
In 1900 Mary Etta moved to Pineview, Wilcox County, Georgia, where her youngest sons, Charlie and James, were employed in a bank. At that time, Pineview was a bustling and prosperous town full of sawmills and turpentine stills. About 1903 a deadly typhoid fever epidemic hit the area, claiming the lives of numerous citizens. Mary Etta and her sons, Jim, Charlie, and Jerome, all contracted the fever and were thought to not survive. Mary Etta and Jim both eventually recovered, but the fever claimed both Charlie and Jerome.
After their deaths, Andrew McEachin went to Pineview and brought his mother and brother, Jim, back to Hazlehurst. Realizing his mother's depleted fmancial condition, Andrew purchased a boarding house and gave it to his mother to own and operate. McEachin's Boarding House stood on the corner of Railroad Street, across from the depot. Passengers off the train could walk from the depot to the boarding house for a room and a meal. Mary Etta prepared large meals, which she set out on a long buffet table. She charged her customers a set price for an "all-you-can-eat" meal. She operated the business until her health began to fail, after which time she relied on hired help and her family.
Mary Etta Dyal McEachin died on March 24, 1918 at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Inez Middleton. She had lived there three months prior to her death. Before that time, she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Alice Hilbun, in Macon. She is buried in the Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County.
THE FAMILY OF DANIEL CORNEILUS AND HARRIETT DYAL MCEACHIN:
Sarah Smith McEachin was born January 10, 1842 in Appling County. she was married first to John Francis Sellers. He enlisted on March 4, 1862 in Appling County and served as a 4th Sergeant in Company F of the 11th Battalion, and later the same year was transferred to Company F of the 47th Georgia Regiment of the Confederate States Army. He was appointed 2nd Sergeant on August 5, 1862. He died of disease at the University Hospital in Cassville, Georgia on October 18, 1863. John F. and Sarah Sellers were the parents of only one child:
John Morgan Sellers, who was born August 11, 1863 in Appling County. He was married to Martha Ann Yawn, daughter of George Washington Yawn and his wife, Mary Ann Griffin. He died on September 7, 1930 in Appling County, and she died in 1946. Both are buried in the Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. John and Martha's children are:
Sarah Mae Sellers, born September 10,1892 and married Robert J. Miles;
Addie E. Sellers, born May 11, 1894 and died December 26, 1894;
Francis L. Sellers, born February 2, 1896 and died June 22, 1912;
Lemuel L. Sellers, born October 4, 1898 and married Maxie Mincey;
George Earnest Sellers, born May 1, 1900 and married Edna Cain;
Allen Quitman Sellers, born September 3, 1903 and married Essie Lee Cain;
Odell Sellers, born 1905 and married Edmond Cain;
Clifton Sellers, born 1907;
John Alvin Sellers, born March 6, 1911 and married Viola Thompson;
Willie Sellers, born March 6, 1913 and married Willie Mae Coomer;
Lillie Sellers, born March 8, 1915 and married Ernie Parlor.
Sarah was wed a second time to William Robert Morris, son of William and Nancy Morris. He was born on February 15, 1838 in South Carolina, and came at a young age with his parents to Appling County. William and Sarah were the parents of seven children. Sarah died on July 17, 1887 in Appling County and was buried in the Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. After Sarah's death, William Morris moved to Jesup and worked as a rafter transporting timber down the Altamaha River to Darien. William Robert Morris died on December 3, 1922 in Wayne County, and was buried there in the George's Cemetery. The children of William and Sarah are as follows:
Carson Lee Morris, who was born June 29, 1871 in Appling County. He was married to Cora Dyal and lived at Jesup. He died February 8, 1916.
Eliza Victoria Morris, who was born April 16, 1874 in Appling County. She was married to Lawrence O'Quinn, who was born March 30, 1872 and died December 17, 1948. She died on May 1, 1960. Lawrence was a farmer and was at one time in the turpentine business with J.L. Ellis near Graham. The O'Quinns are both buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. Their son:
Barnie O'Quinn Sr. of Hazlehurst owns the Morris family Bible and provided data on the family.
Daniel Corneilus Morris, who was born September 13, 1876 in Appling County. He died in April of 1900.
James P. Morris was born March 7, 1879 in Appling County. He married Mary Dyal and lived at Jesup.
Ida Morris was born May 15, 1881 in Appling County. She married Cap Bazemore. She died on March 7, 1953 and was buried at Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. Her children include:
Mrs. Hubert Walker
Olif Bazemore. Olif was born August 28, 1912. She married on August 24, 1929 in Jeff Davis County to Albert A. Partin, who was born May 30, 1901 and died September 24, 1978. Olif died August 16, 1980 and both she and her husband are buried in the Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery.
Nancy D. Morris, who was born November 12, 1883 in Appling County. She was married to Martin V. Stone, son of Leonard D. and Nancy Griffin Stone. He was born on December 16, 1873 and died June 9, 1925. Both are buried in the Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery.
William Robert Morris, Jr. was born July 22, 1885 in Appling County. He was married December 18, 1918 to Hattie Mae Nunn, who was born September 22, 1900. They are both buried in the Jesup City Cemetery. Their children are:
William Howard Morris, who was horn September 27, 1919; and
Grover Cleveland Morris, who was born May 27, 1922.
Mary Catherine McEachin was born June 30, 1846 in Appling County. She was married to George Fdward McCormick, who was born March 5, 1848. They established a large farm near Hazlehurst. George died on October 22, 1921 and Mary died on August 26, 1926. Both are buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery near Hazlehurst. Their children are:
D. Jerome McCormick, who was born in November of 1871 in Appling County. He was married to Laura J. and they later moved to Atlanta. Their children are:
Mamie McCormick, born November of 1896; and
Clifford McCormick, born October of 1899.
Mary Agnes McCormick, born February 3, 1873 in Appling County. She died on September 15, 1896 and was buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery. She never married;
Allie Jenett McCormick was born February 18, 1875 in Appling County. She died May 2, 1918 and was buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery;
Minnie L. McCormick was born in October of 1876 in Appling County. She was a school teacher and was later married on April 7, 1907 in Jeff Davis County to William T. Middleton. One of her children is:
Wallace Middleton, born in 1908 in Jeff Davis County;
George Edward "Eddie" McEachin Jr. was born September 28, 1878 in Appling County. He worked for several newspapers throughout the state of Georgia, including the Hazlehurst News. He later moved to Monck's Corner, South Carolina, where he owned the Berkley County Democrat He died on October 23, 1957. At the time of his death, he was employed by the State of South Carolina. He is buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery;
Dr. Lawton McCormick was born in 1879 in Appling County. He married Fannie Lavender and was at one time a physician at Surrency, Georgia. He went to the Spanish-American War as a physician, where he contracted and died of yellow fever;
Ida Mae McCormick was born in March of 1881 in Appling County. She married Ralph Johnston and moved to Tifton, where her husband worked in a bank. They had one son;
Ethel McCormick was born in February of 1883 in Appling County. she married and moved to Valdosta;
Pauline L. McCormick was born January 30, 1889 in Appling County. She was married to Jerry J. Miley, a railroad mail clerk, on January 3, 1912 in Jeff Davis County. He was born May 23, 1888. Pauline died April 7, 1920 from complications of childbirth and was buried in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Jerry later married Nell Wiggins. He died on October 5, 1965. He was also buried in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
George Washington McEachin was born November 10, 1848 in Appling County. He was first married to Sophronia Sellers, daughter of Freeman Sellers and his wife, Ann Summerall. She was born in 1847 in Appling County. They had five children:
Ira Lulu McEachin, born in 1869 in Appling County. She died as a young lady in the 1880s, having never married. Her burial place is unknown.
Sophronia Eloy McEachin was born in 1873 in Appling County. She was married to William Newton Yarbrough, who was born in 1859. She died in August of 1914 and he died in 1923. Both are buried in the Girtman Family Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. Their children are:
Bertie Yarbrough, who died at the age of seven years;
John L. Yarbrough, who was born March 9, 1895 and who married Leah Adams (he died June 21, 1981 and is buried at Union Springs Cemetery);
George Yarbrough, who married Edelle Kirkland; and
Corine Yarbrough Bradford.
There were also several others.
Bessie A. McEachin was born in 1876 in Appling County. She was married to Lucious White and moved to Milltown, Georgia.
George Edward "Ed" McEachin was born in 1878 in Appling County. He was married to a Miss Purcell and lived at Dothan, Alabama, where he worked as a road builder.
John Daniel McEachin was born in March of 1879 in Appling County. He married a lady from Berrien County and lived at Milltown, where he worked as a farmer.
Sophronia died in the 1880s and George married a second time to Angel E. White, daughter of Lewis White. She was born in February of 1869. George and Angel had eight children. George served as a road commissioner in Appling County in 1879. He farmed and operated a sawmill for a number of years and later was a commercial salesman for a firm in Atlanta for a number of years. He sold machinery and farm equipment in several southeastern states until he suffered a stroke. He was prosperous for along time, but the expenses of a large family and sickness on his own account reduced his means considerably. After his stroke, George worked as a blacksmith and wheelwright. In 1895, Angel McEachin filed for an exemption in Appling County and attached a schedule of personal property which included ten hogs, two feather beds, one homemade desk, two water buckets, table, trunk, clock, one horse, 100 pounds of cotton, 1,000 pounds of fodder, fifty bushels of corn, one lot of blacksmith tools, wheelwright tools, repair tools, crockery ware, a family Bible, religious works and school books, and one lot of family pictures. George died at his home near Hazlehurst on January 23, 1915, after having suffered several years from Bright's disease. He was buried with Masonic honors in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. His widow, Angel, died several years later and was buried beside her husband. The children of George Washington and Angel White McEachin are:
Grover McEachin was born December 14, 1887 in Appling County. He was married on March 4, 1906 to Edna Horton. He was a farmer. He died on January 1, 1945 and was buried in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Among his children were:
Felton McEachin, who was born in 1907; and
Irene, who was born in 1910.
Claude C. McEachin was born in August of 1889 in Appling County. He moved to Dothan and worked with his brother, Ed.
Thaddeus I. McEachin was born in August of 1892 in Appling County. He was married on January 21, 1917 to Blanche Ryals. He later moved to Atlanta.
Mae G. McEachin was born in March of 1891 in Appling County. She was married on August 6, 1913 to A.B. Bailey. Pearl G. McEachin was born in October of 1893 in Appling County. She was married on August 16, 1914 in Jeff Davis County to W.C. Bailey.
Daniel Lewis McEachin was born October 18, 1899 in Appling County. He was married on May 6, 1922 to Blossie Rhoden. He worked as a forester for many years for Cook & Company. He lived in Hazlehurst, and died November 8, 1969 at his home. He is buried in Palms Memorial Gardens in Hazlehurst. His children are:
Raymond Reginald McEachin, who married Jacquelyn Carter;
Vera Fay McEachin, who married Calvin Dickens;
Daniel Alfred McEachin, who lives in Avondale Estates, Georgia;
Mildred Louise McEachin, who married Steven Fisher; and
Lewis Raybun McEachin, who married Juanice Forte.
Mary McEachin was born in 1903 in Appling County. She lived in Houston, Texas.
Dee McEachin was born in 1909 in Jeff Davis County. She married H. Paul Strickland and lives in Dunn, North Carolina.
George Washington McEachin had another daughter by an unknown mother:
Augusta Eliza "Gussie" McEachin was born February 26, 1871 in Appling County. She was married on December 8, 1898 in Appling County to Dahlonega Washington Lon" Dyal, son of George Washington Dyal and his wife, Maria Elizabeth Rooks. He had first been married to Civil Carter and had several children. Gussie died on January 20, 1920 and Lou died October 10, 1922. Their children are:
Sadie Dyal, born February 10, 1900 and died January 15, 1928;
Helen Sophronia Dyal, born September 17, 1901 and died July 1, 1903;
Vance Hamilton Dyal, born February 5, 1904 and died August 19, 1939;
Harvey Jordan Dyal, born November 15, 1905 and married September 4, 1932 to Evelyn Ledbetter; Montgomery Dyal, born December 23, 1906;
Hoke Smith Dyal, born July 24, 1909 and died August 22, 1929; and
Woodrow Wilson Dyal, born April 24, 1911.
Elizabeth Harriett McEachin was born November 11, 1850 in Appling County. She was married on April 12, 1877 in Appling County to James C. "Jim" Johnson, son of Isaac and Nancy Johnson. He was born on April 12, 1853 in Appling County. They made their home near Pine Grove. Jim died February 23, 1903 and Elizabeth died May 18, 1919. Both are buried in the Midway Church Cemetery in Appling County. Their child was :
Laura Johnson, who was born November 8, 1878 in Appling County. She was married to Lawrence Clayton Sellers, who was born August 17, 1878 and died March 31, 1953. Laura was a school teacher before her marriage. She died August 5, 1945. Both she and her husband are buried in Midway Church Cemetery.
Margaret Mahalia "Marg" McEachin was born February 7, 1853 in Appling County. She was first married on April 24, 1879 in Appling County to Jonas Taylor, a turpentine operator from North Carolina. They had one child, then Jonas died:
Mary J. "Mollie" Taylor, born January 5, 1879 in Appling County. She was married to James Allen Carter, who was born October 2, 1876 and died June 23, 1965. Mollie died July 2, 1953. Both she and her husband are buried in Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery.
Margaret McEachin married a second time to William Thomas "Will" Parrish, who was born on October 23, 1853. Will, who was crippled with a club foot, worked as a mail carrier and farmer. Mary and Will had three children and reared their family in Appling County. Will died on September 20, 1921 from a rattlesnake bite, and Mary died March 20, 1942 of diabetes. Both are buried in the Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. Their children are:
John D. Parrish, born in Appling County, was married on August 18, 1906 in Jeff Davis County to Maggie Barlow. He was in the turpentine business near Pine Grove.
Clarence F. Parrish was born January 10, 1891 in Appling County. He worked as a telephone operated at Surrency. He died August 18, 1967 and was buried in Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery.
Bertha "Birdie" Parrish was born June 18, 1893 in Appling County. She was married to a Davis. She died February 4, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida. She is buried in Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery. Bertha's children are:
Mrs. Harry Gauger of Cocoa Beach, Florida,
Mrs. Earl Wadkins of Boca Raton, Florida,
Mrs. Edd Vogelsang of Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
Mrs. Robert L. Fhes of Fairburn, Ohio, Roger K. Davis of Jacksonville, Florida, and
William E. Davis, also of Jacksonville.
John Franklin McEachin was born August 13, 1855 in Appling County. He was married on February 18, 1875 in Appling County to Laura Eugenia Harrison, daughter of John and Martha Harrison. She was born January 1, 1856 in Appling County. John was a prominent farmer. He died on November 11, 1909. His widow died at the home of her son, Thurston, in Jeff Davis County on January 18, 1919. Both are buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery. The children of John and Laura are:
Mittie L. McEachin, who was born in May of 1878 in Appling County. She was married to W.E. Lyons, a merchant, and moved to New Smyrna, Florida. She later lived in Starke and Waldo, Florida.
John Riley McEachin was born August 13, 1880 in Appling County. He never married. He drowned at McEachin's Landing on the Altamaha River on July 23, 1898. He is buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery.
Mary Agnes "Mollie" McEachin was born July 9, 1882 in Appling County. She was first married on June 20, 1901 at Hazlehurst to Walter Lee Williams, son of Bryant Newcurt Williams and his wife, Angel Catherine Quinn. He was born April 15, 1876 and died July 3, 1917. He is buried in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Walter and Mollie's children are:
Laura Rivers Williams, who was born March 23, 1908 and died April 4, 1978 (she first married Eschol Howard Williams, then Charlie Broxton);
Belle Williams, who was born July 10, 1910 and died April 12, 1976 (she was married to Burnice D. Huddleston);
and Mrs. L.W. Williams.
Mollie married a second time to a Mr. Pennington. She died September 28, 1944. She is buried in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Benjamin Franklin McEachin was born May 22, 1885 in Appling County. He was married December 31, 1916 to Emma Heath, who was born on February 2, 1892 and died March 17, 1984. He died December 2, 1948. Both are buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery.
Carlos Lee McEachin was born February 3, 1887 in Appling County. He was married on December 17, 1911 in Jeff Davis County to Addie Bell Johnson, who was born in 1887. Lee died on July 1, 1955. Both he and his wife are buried in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Lee was a farmer and chair of the Jeff Davis A.A.A. for several years. He was a former member of the Appling County School Board, a turpentine farmer, and a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst. Their daughter is:
Mrs. L.W. Johnson.
Thurston T. McEachin, who was born in December of 1892 in Appling County. He was married on December 13, 1914 in Jeff Davis County to Bessie Milton. He was a clerk in a store in Hazlehurst for several years and later moved to Hialeah, Florida.
Daniel Hugh McEachin was born January 26,1890 in Appling County. He was married on January 10, 1917 in Jeff Davis County to Eulee Wilcox, who was born April 20, 1897 and died December 18, 1975. He died on August 4, 1936 and both he and his wife are buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery.
George Alvin McEachin was born May 3, 1895 in Appling County. He was first married to Lucille Wood, who was born September 16, 1901 and died July 15, 1924. After her death, Alvin married Leona Williams, who was born May 8, 1908. Alvin died on July 20, 1941 at Baxley. His widow later married Allen Sellers. She died on May 21, 1971. Alvin and both of his wives are buried in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Their children are:
George Alvin McEachin Jr.,
John Harmon McEachin (who was born August 8, 1925 and died October 29, 1978; he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II),
Vivian McEachin, and
THE FAMILY OF DANIEL CORNEILUS and MARY ETTA (DYAL) MCEACHIN:
Morgan Stuart McEachin was born September, 1862, in Appling County. He was married to his first cousin, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dyal, daughter of Elijah and Florida (Nail) Dyal. She was born in September of 1861 in Appling County. They had fourteen children. Lizzie died in September of 1909. Morgan later married again and moved to Ponce de Leon Springs, Florida, where he worked in the turpentine business. Morgan McEachin was the father of fourteen children:
Della McEachin, born January 1883 in Appling County. She married Mark Lowery, of Blue Mountain, Mississippi. She died at a young age.
Chester McEachin was born in January of 1884 in Appling County. He lived in Florida.
Lola McEachin was born in January of 1885 in Appling County. She married a Mr. Johnston, manager of a telephone company. She lived at Laurel Hill, Florida.
Remera McEachin was born in April of 1886 in Appling County. She never married and died at a young age.
Alma McEachin was born in December of 1886 in Appling County. She married a Mr. Drane of Jacksonville, Florida. Ethel McEachin was born in June of 1890 in Appling County. She married a Mr. Murdee and they lived at Richton, Mississippi.
Fulton McEachin was born in October of 1892 in Appling County.
MayBelle McEachin was born in March of 1894 in Appling County. She was a music teacher and married R.E. Nash on August 5, 1915 in Jeff Davis County. He was a telegraph operator at Denton.
William McEachin was born in December of 1895 in Appling Comity.
Myrtle McEachin was born in August of 1897 in Appling County.
Winona McEachin was born in May of 1899 in Appling County. She went to school at Brewton, Alabama.
James K. McEachin.
Nancy Rebecca McEachin was born in 1865 in Appling County. She was married on August 1, 1978 in Appling County to Henry B. Truett, who was born in 1858 in South Carolina. He was a farmer and was also in the turpentine business. Nancy died on October 12, 1934 in Jeff Davis County of chronic Bright's Disease and high blood pressure. Henry Truett died on July 5, 1936 in Jeff Davis County. Both are buried in the Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery. Nancy and Henry had seven children:
Melvin Daniel Truett was born in April of 1883 in Appling County. He was married to Jane Griffin, daughter of William James Griffin and his wife, Nancy Yawn. She was born on June 1, 1884 in Appling County and died January 23, 1966. Melvin died in 1924. Both are buried in the Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. Their children are:
Steadly Truett, born November 15, 1914 and died May 31, 1973 and buried in Hazlehurst City Cemetery, and
Ramzey Truett of Hazlehurst.
Mary Sula Truett was born in August of 1885 in Appling County. She was married to Alonzo Robbins and moved to Waycross. She died in 1965.
Mamie Truett was born in February of 1888 in Appling County. She was married first to W.M. Tuten and second to George Carroll.
Leland Lyndall Truett was born in April of 1893 in Appling County. She was married to John D. Branch and had several children, including:
Robbie Branch, and
Kate I. Truett was born in June of 1896 in Appling County. She was married first to John Ray and second to a Condurelis.
Maude H. Truett was born in August of 1899 in Appling County.
Pearl E. Truett married a Condurelis.
Andrew Oliver McEachin was born December 6, 1868 in Appling County. He was married on September 4, 1887 in Appling County to Sarah Jane "Sallie" Yawn, daughter of George Washington Yawn and his wife, Mary Ann Griffin. She was born on November 3, 1873 in Appling County. Andrew and Sallie made their home in the Altamaha District of old Appling County (now Jeff Davis County). The family was members of the Oakview Missionary Baptist Church. Andrew was a Master Mason of Milligan Creek Lodge #203, but later affiliated himself with the Holmesville Lodge. Andrew was a prominent farmer in the county and raised hogs, cattle and goats. He and his wife and children traditionally spent every Fourth of July on the Altamaha River fishing and enjoying fellowship with friends and relatives. The children of Andrew and Sallie are:
Luna Mae McEachin, born April 14, 1892 in Appling County. She worked as a stenographer and legal assistant at Hawkinsville for Colonel Sanders. She died of complications of the flu on February 19, 1917. She never married.
Nora Inez McEachin was born May 4, 1894 in Appling County. She was first married to Zenus "Zean" William Kirkland, a son of Harrison and Elizabeth Gaskins Kirkland on September 25, 1916 in Jeff Davis County. He was born on December 22, 1861 in Coffee County and had first been married to Ann Johnson Hinson. Nora was a school teacher and Zean was a turpentine operator and farmer. He died on September 1, 1942 in Hazlehurst and was buried in Douglas City Cemetery. Nora married a second time to Clarence M. Girtman, who was born March 12, 1897 and died February 9, 1950. He is buried in the Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. She was a member of the Loyalty Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church. Nora died at 102 Jeff Davis Street on December 15, 1984 at the age of ninety years. She was buried in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery. She had no children.
Emma Virginia McEachern was born December 21, 1896 in Appling County. She was educated in the Altamaha Community schools and later attended Georgia Normal Business College and taught school. She was married on Wednesday morning, March 1, 1916 by Reverend T.S. Hubert to Lewis Vickers Sr., son of Reverend John Vickers and his wife, Sarah Jane Groves. He was born on October 14, 1877 in Coffee County and had first been married to Lucy Lott, who had passed away leaving three small children. Lewis and Emma had five more children. Lewis Vickers became associated in the dry goods business with E.L. Vickers, and later purchased all of the interests of E.L. Vickers Co. (later Vickers Department Store). He was a member of the first Tobacco Board of Trade, and from 1927 to 1928 was Commissioner of Roads and Revenue in Coffee County, chair of the Route 32 Highway Association, and chair of the 11th Congressional District Commissioners Association. The Vickerses made their home on Ward Street in Douglas. Lewis died of a heart attack on March 11, 1955 and was buried in the Douglas City Cemetery. Emma Vickers was an active member of the Douglas Women's Club since 1916 and was a charter member of the Douglas Garden Club. She was also an active member of the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Douglas Elementary and Douglas High School P.T.A., and for several years was sponsor of the Canterbury Club. She died on November 16, 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida, and was buried in the Douglas City Cemetery. The children of Emma and Lewis are:
Orville Vickers, who was born March 13, 1905 in Coffee County. He was married to Genevieve Mill, a native of Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia.
Opal Vickers was horn August 14, 1908 in Coffee County. She was married to James Edwin "Jimmy" Crabb, who was born January 28, 1902 in Polk County, Georgia. He died on November 12, 1992 and was buried in Douglas City Cemetery. They had one child, Edwin Crabb of Douglas.
Jack Vickers was born August 13, 1911 in Coffee County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force and served in World War II. He later lived in Miami and Ocala, Florida, and was a department manager for A&P Grocers. He died on October 23, 1991 in Ocala. He did not have any children.
Emma Virginia Vickers was born July 28, 1918 in Coffee County. She was married September 13, 1942 in Folkston, Georgia to Dale Park Anderson, son of William and Effie Carter Anderson. He was born on November 26, 1913 and died December 6, 1993. There were no children.
Lewis Vickers Jr. was born November 6, 1924 in Coffee County. He was married to Mary Alice Ingram and died February 6, 1985 in Florence, South Carolina.
Sarah Jane was born November 5, 1926 in Coffee County. She was married to Frank McNulty and lives in Winter Park, Florida. There are no children.
Alice Hilbun Vickers was born February 1, 1930 in Coffee County. She was married August 18, 1951 in Marietta, Georgia to Walter Morris Mills, who was born November 6, 1922 in Folkston. He died on November 9, 1991 in Austell, Georgia. Their child is:
Emma Alice Mills, born April 3, 1955 in Austell. She was married on September 30, 1978 in Austell to Dr. Carl Eugene Bledsoe, who was born April 6, 1938 in Dalton, Georgia. The children of Emma and Carl are:
Winter Mills Bledsoe, born February 21, 1982 in Fulton County,
Nina Gray Bledsoe, born April 4, 1985 in Fulton County, and
Cason Mikell Bledsoe, born April 10, 1988 in Fulton County.
Nora McEachern Vickers was born October 16, 1938 in Coffee County. She was first married on December 27, 1959 in Douglas to John Field Riggle Jr. or Orlando, Florida, and she then married Frank Merritt. Nora's children are:
J. Lewis Riggle and
Nora Louise Riggle.
Nora married Carl J. McGowan, and their child is
Ashley Carl McGowan.
The fourth child of Andrew and Sallie was Andrew Guy McEachern. He was born September 10, 1898 in Appling County. He was married June 18, 1918 in Jeff Davis County to Addie Mae Hinson, daughter of James Franklin and Nancy Lott Hinson. She was born on May 23, 1895 in Hazlehurst, Appling County. Guy died in 1981 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Their children are:
Addie Marion McEachin, who was born August 29, 1920 in Hazlehurst. She was married to Johnny Jenkins Jones, who was born August 4, 1920 in Crooked Creek, Pennsylvania, the son of Johnny Jenkins and Hody Heard Jones. Addie and Johnny's children are:
Audrey Marion Jones (Candy), born July 11, 1941 in St. Petersburg (she married John C. Linderman), and
Jerrie Judd Jones, who was born March 11, 1950 in St. Petersburg (she married Cliff Woods).
Andrew Oliver McEachin, who was born October 2, 1923 in Hazlehurst. He was married first on May 24, 1947 in St. Petersburg to Nancy Ann Bruening, daughter of Joseph Herbert and Margaret Eason (Liggett) Bruening. She was born on November 6, 1926 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Oliver married the second time to JoAnn Harris and they make their home in Talbott, Tennessee. Oliver's children are:
Andrew Oliver McEachin III, born January 9, 1948 in St. Petersburg, and
Margaret Liggett McEachin.
The fifth child of Andrew and Sallie is Allie Jenett McEachin. She was born July 22, 1900 ill Appling County. She was educated in the local schools and later took a teaching course in Douglas. She taught school for one year in Coffee County and returned to Jeff Davis County in 1918 and began teaching school there. She was married on October 2, 1921 to Henry Bishop Mims, son of John Thomas and Levinia Waters Mims. He was born on August 20, 1899 in Appling County. He worked as a farmer and oil salesman and in 1943 opened Mims Feed & Seed, a fertilizer dealership located on the corner of Railroad and Cromartie Streets in Hazlehurst. They established their home eight miles south of Hazlehurst along the old Bell Telephone Road and were charter members of the Mims Baptist Church in Bacon County. Bishop Mims died on January 31, 1954. After his death, Allie moved to 402 Cromartie Street and transferred her church membership to the First Baptist Church. She operated her husband's business until her retirement in 1965. She now lives with her daughter at 207 Plum Street in Hazlehurst. Allie's child is:
Laura Nell Mims, born July 30, 1922 in Jeff Davis County. She was married on September 9, 1939 to William Clifton "Billy" Ellis, son of Joel Leon Ellis and his wife, Annie Rebecca Clifton.
Cecil Hector McEachin is the sixth child of Andrew and Sallie. He was born April 28, 1902 in Jeff Davis County. He was first married to Carolyn Hood Buford and had one child:
Cecil Hector McEachin Jr., who was born April 3, 1922 in Hazlehurst. Cecil Jr. was first married to Margaret, a native of Wilkes County, North Carolina; they had one son who now lives in Jacksonville. Hector's grandson is:
Andrew Daniel McEachin, who was born September 24, 1954 in Jacksonville.
Cecil Hector McEachin married a second time to Alma Mallory, and then a third time to Mrs. Lillie (Harrison) Spann. Hector was a partner in the firm of Morgan & McEachin, a department store in Douglas. He also served on the police force in Jacksonville, Florida. After his retirement, he lived in Nashville, Georgia, and then returned to Hazlehurst. He enjoyed raising chickens. He was a member of the Elbethel Church. He died on November 15, 1988 in Lakeland, Georgia and is buried in the family plot in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
The seventh child of Andrew and Sallie was Wilbur Washington McEachern, who was born October 8, 1904 in Appling County. He was educated in the local school and later graduated from Georgia Normal College in 1919, and the American Institute of Banking in 1923. He was first married on September 8, 1925 to Bonnie Loree Ehler, daughter of Arthur J. Ehler. She was born on December 29, 1905 in West Alexandria, Ohio. They had two daughters:
Mary Lou McEachin, who married Wallace Trevillian; their children are Eddie Trevillian and Malcolm Trevillian.
JoAnn McEachin, who married John W. Hyde, then (?) Leitner.
Wilbur began his banking career at Atlantic National Bank in Jacksonville in 1919 and became its president in 1931; he served until 1944. He later became affiliated with Union Trust company in St. Petersburg, First National Bank in Fort Lauderdale, the Bank of Virginia in Richmond, and First National Bank in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1957 he became president of the South Carolina National Bank and served until 1966, when he became chief executive officer and chair of the board, serving until his retirement in 1970. His first wife, Bonnie, died at her home in Greenville on December 16, 1963 after a bout with cancer. She was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, and was a member of the Greenville Women's Club and the McKissick Book Club. Wilbur married a second time to Jean (?), and a third time to Mrs. Mildred Swittenberg Walsh in 1972. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, was a founding member of the St. Andrews Society of Upper South Carolina, and was a Mason and a Shriner. Additionally, he was actively involved in numerous national and local charities and civic affairs. He died Thursday, July 29, 1989 at the age of eighty-four. He is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The eighth child of Andrew and Sallie is Mary Alice McEachin. She was born December 15, 1909 in Jeff Davis County. She was married to Aubrey B. Tucker of Alapaha, Georgia. They made their home in Jacksonville. Aubrey was employed by Seaboard Finance Company of Los Angeles for forty-one years, and he retired as Southeast Zone Vice-President. Mary Alice is a mother and homemaker. Aubrey died on January 29, 1992 and was buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville. Mary Alice still lives in Jacksonville. Their child is:
James A. "Jimmy" Tucker, who married Carol; their children are:
Kimberly Marie and
In March of 1914, Andrew fell ill with head pains and was carried to Hall's Sanitorium, where doctors diagnosed an abscess of the brain. He was carried to Wesley Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and underwent an operation. He died there on Friday, March 20, 1914 at the age of forty-six years, three months, and fourteen days. He was buried in the Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery, but in recent years his body was reinterred in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery. At the time of his death, he owned 920 acres in the Second District of Jeff Davis County. The estate included 120 gallons of syrup, 300 pounds of lard, 1,000 pounds of bacon, 300 bushes of corn, 400 bundles of fodder, 100 head of hogs, 101 head of stock cattle, fifty-nine goats, eight mules, one two-horse wagon, one top buggy, sugar mill and boiler, and a twenty-three-year-old 800-pound black mare mule named Doll. Sallie McEachin was left a widow with several young children to rear and struggled to give them a proper upbringing. Her rules are evident in the Christian principles and values of hard work she instilled in her children. She married again to George Edward McGuire of Alabama. In her later years, she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Nora Girtman, at 102 Jeff Davis Street in Hazlehurst. She transferred her church membership to the First Baptist Church. Sallie died of a stroke at the age of ninety-four years on Saturday morning, August 3, 1968 at Clyde Duncan Memorial Hospital in Hazlehurst, and she was buried in the family plot in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Daniel Corneilus McEachin Jr. was born in September of 1869 in Appling County. He was commonly known as "Neil." He was married to Penelope Tuten, and for a time they lived near Alma where he worked as a farm laborer. He died at Milledgeville and was buried there. There were no children.
James Alexander "Jim" McEachin was born May 4, 1872 in Appling County. He was married to Beaulah Arnold, daughter of Bryant and Betty Thompson Arnold. She was born on June 10, 1884 in Appling County. Jim worked as a farmer. He died on March 16, 1951. He is buried in the Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery. Beaulah died February 9, 1973 and is buried in the Mount Zion Church Cemetery. Their children are:
Elizabeth McEachin, who married Thomas E. Jones.
Mary McEachin, who married Clyde Harper.
James Lee McEachin, who married Mattie Burkett. He worked as a mechanic and was an Army veteran of World War II. He died in April of 1989 in Dublin, Georgia, and was buried in the McEachin-McCormick Family Cemetery, Jeff Davis County.
William Washington "Billy" McEachin was born December 17, 1873 in Appling County. He was murdered by his uncle, John Vardiman Dyal (Snudge) on May 12, 1894 in the Altamaha Community. He is buried in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. Billy never married.
Emma Florence McEachin was born in May of 1877 in Appling County. She was married first to George W. Dyal, who was born on October 15, 1860 in Appling County. He died on September 16, 1912 and was buried in the Mount Zion Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County. She married the second time on May 4, 1913 to Carl Clayton in Jeff Davis County. They moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where they died and are buried. Emma's children are:
Albert Dyal, born July, 1891 and married Gussie Carter;
Belle Dyal, born July 1895;
Lola Dyal, born September of 1897;
Agnes Dyal, born in 1900 and married Walter P. Popwell;
Renau Dyal, born 1903;
Beatrice Dyal, born in 1904 and married Ed Newsome; and Larry Clayton.
Thomas Jerome McEachin was born July 10, 1878 in Appling County. He and his brother, Charlie, and their mother all moved to Pineview, Georgia, where James and his brother were employed in a bank. Jerome died of typhoid fever on March 4, 1903 and was buried in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilcox County, Georgia. He never married.
Charles Colquitt McEachin was born November 8, 1880 in Appling County. He was first married to Ida Jane Stone, daughter of Leonard D. and Nancy Griffin Stone. She was born in February of 1878 in Appling County. Charles and Ida had one daughter:
Inez McEachin, who was born in October of 1898 in Appling County. She was married on October 9, 1915 in Jeff Davis County to Urban Middleton.
The couple later divorced. Ida married a second time to Angus W. Tapley, had several children, then died in 1926. Charlie, his brother Jerome, and their mother moved to Pineview. Charlie married a second time to Dora Dennard, who was born October 19, 1887 in Pulaski County, Georgia. Charlie contracted typhoid fever and died on October 4, 1904. He is buried in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilcox County. There were no children by the second marriage.
Alice Claire McEachin was born October 25, 1884 in Appling County. She was first married to Dr. Charles Edward Hilburn, a native of Dublin, Georgia. He was the son of H.J. Hilburn of Dublin. He graduated from the Needles Institute of Optometry of New York and moved to Macon in 1906 to begin the practice of optometry. He later became associated with Dr. J.H. Spratling in the wholesale business of selling supplies to optometrists. Dr. Hilburn was a member of the Georgia Optometry Association, Rotary club, Kiwanis club, and was a Shriner and a Mason. He died of an acute attack of appendicitis on January 23, 1934 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Macon. Alice was an active member of the Mulberry Street Methodist Church in Macon, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and numerous other civic and social organizations. She was married a second time to Theodore H. "Ted" Lyons, who was born on December 25, 1904. They made their home in Dallas, Texas. Alice died April 13, 1973 and Ted died April 29, 1973. Both are buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas. There were no children.
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