McNEILL / McEACHIN FAMILY CEMETERY
This old cemetery is in Scotland County, NC about 2-1/2
miles from the Hoke County line, and "near Major Jack McNeill's old
When Margaret McEachin was buried here in 1809 the area was more than likely
known as Cumberland County. From Laurinburg
go North on Highway 15 about 7 miles to Peach Orchard Road. Turn right
on Peach Orchard and travel about 3 miles to Hill Creek Road. Turn right
and go about 500 feet to the entrance of S & H Farms. This is private property
and visitors should obtain permission to visit the cemetery.
John McEachin, Sr. was born Feb. 21, 1740/41 in Kintyre, Argyllshire,
Scotland and died Oct. 8, 1815. He was married to Mary Currie (c
1750 - June 26, 1837). They had at least children:
1. James Alexander McEachin, Sr. (1790-1868) married Effie Purcell
(1801-1843) who was the daughter of John Purcell (c 1773-1850) and Mary Gilchrist (c
1771-1843). Three of their children, James
Alexander, Harriet Atwood and Mary McEachin are buried in this cemetery.
2. Peter McEachin married a Miss Fairley
Peter McEachin married Nancy Fairley, dau. of Alexander
Fairley and Effie McLaurin. Their daughter Margaret, married Mial Wall of Anson
3. Nancy McEachin married Hector McNeill
Their children were Sarah, John Daniel & Almonda.
4. Flora McEachin (1785-1862) married Archibald Lytch
Their son was named James.
5. Mary McEachin (1779-1856) married Angus McLean.
history mentions a daughter named Elisa McLean.
6. John Archibald McEachin
(1769-1826) "He first married Sarah McNeill and moved to
Montgomery County, Georgia.
Their sons, Archibald and James, walked back to NC after his death and lived
in the vicinity of Laurinburg."
J.D. McEachin, Portland, OR
7. Margaret McEachin (1776-1809) married Angus McNeill (c 1762-1835).
8. Edward McEachin married Mary Johnson.
Doug Purcell, Eufaula, AL
Records show he was born in 1783. Edward married a
Johnson and lived near the old place in upper Robeson County.
They had the following children: Major, Daniel J., Evender [Evander], and several
9. Archibald McEachin
Begin listings in McNeill-McEachin Cemetery:
Born July 19, 1880 Died January 6, 1908
Kate S. McNeill Born March 18, 1876
Died Nov. 6, 1907
««« Mary Consort of Angus McLean &
Daughter of John & Mary McEachin
Born January 12, 1779 Died July 6, 1856
On the bottom right
corner of Mary's tombstone is "Lauder Fayett", a mark that can be seen on many old
tombstones here. The excellent workmanship of this stone mason reveals the care taken
to engrave deeply and precisely into solid granite. His work remains legible today
on many very old tombstones in this area.
Mary McEachin [Sr.] Native of Scotland
Departed this life
June 26, 1837 in the 87th year of her age
Mary (Currie) McEachin born about 1750 in Scotland, wife of John McEachin,
mother of eight or nine children.
Illegible (Sep 4, 1999)
According to the research of
J.D. McEachin this marker once read: In Memory of John McEachin, who was
born February 24, 1741, died October 8, 1815.
Angus McNeill A Native of [Arledge] North Knapdale, Argyleshire, Scotland
Died Sept. 13, 1835 Age 73
The children of Angus & Margaret McEachin McNeill
were: Daniel McNeill "Calder Daniel"
"Major Jack"(1801-1879); Mary (1803-1856); Hector "Preacher
(1805-1872); Flora 1807-1872; & Lauchlin (1809-1893) "Carolina
Illegible (Sep. 4, 1999)
record for above shows: Margaret McNeill died Jan 15, 1809, 33 years.
««« Hector McNeill
Died March 10, 1812 Aged 86 years
"My information shows the following: Hector McNeill
(c 1725-1812) married
Unknown. They had three children, Angus (c 1762-1835), Sarah and Lauchlin.
Angus married Margaret McEachin (1776-1809) and they had a son Hector
(1805-1871) who married Mary Gilchrist Purcell (1810-1877) youngest daughter
of John Purcell (c 1773-1850) and Mary Gilchrist (McKay) (c 1771-1843)."
"Hector McNeill had a farm on the west side of
Drowning Creek. He and John McEachin built Gilchrist's Bridge
over Drowning Creek Swamp (also known as Robeson's Ferry Bridge). The two
men were friends & had mutual grandchildren."
Jas. Alexander Son of J & E McEachin
Died August 21st, 1825 ? (illegible) Age 78 yrs & 8 dys
J.D.'s record shows James Alexander above died August 21, 1828
aged 13 months and 3 days.
Departed (illegible) 3rd day in (illegible)
Aged 99 yrs. & 10 mos.
Earlier records show: Sacred to the Memory of James McEachin, who departed this life January 3rd, 1868
Aged 77 years & 10 months
Daughter of James & Effie McEachin
July 10, 1838 Sept 8, 1872
John McNeill Born Aug. 23, 1780
Died Aug 2, 1829
E. McE. [Effie McEachin ?]
This may be the foot marker to Effie's grave.
Earlier records show: Sacred to the Memory of Effie, consort of
James McEachin, dau. of John Purcell,
who departed this life Mar. 23, 1843 Aged 41.
««« Mary Dau. of James & Effie McEachin
Nov 12, 1821 June 21, 1870
Elizabeth Buchanan Born Nov 22, 1808
Married December 24, 1830
Relict of Maj. John McNeill Died April 11, 1885
She was the second wife of "Major Jack" and the daughter of
John Buchanan, the gunsmith. Carolina Scots p385
Flora Cattie Wife of A. A. McNeill
Born Aug 23, 1845 Died June 17, 1905
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God
Flora's once tall monument has fallen from it's base and
buried in the briars and dirt. (September 4, 1999)
George Winston Son of A. A. & F. C. McNeill
b. December 1st, 1870 d. March 23, 1900 in Jacksonville, Fla.
He died as he lived A Christian
One large granite marker lies face down hiding
it's message from all who would see. It's foot marker reads:
G.McKE. A lone wooden
marker, cut in a typical North Carolina "head & shoulders" design,
leans against a tree and waits to disappear.
There are three or four additional illegible markers here.
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