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Dorthula Hitch McClain

Dorthula Hitch McClain

Glenn Teffeteller (View posts)
Posted: 985780800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McClain, Hitch
East Tennessee News, Monday, June 11, 1883

At her home near Fayetteville, Tenn., on the morning of the 28th ult., Mrs. Dorthula McClain, widow of the late Napoleon B. McClain, a former well known citizen of this county. Deceased was a daughter of the late Elias Hitch, of this county and leaves surviving her one sister, Mrs. William Goddard, Sr., and two brothers, Carrick Hitch of Illinois and Stephen K. Hitch of this county; and the late Mrs. Isaac Anderson McCully was also a sister. She leaves also one son and two daughters. She was stricken with paralysis at the breakfast table and lingered until the next morning. She was a clever, good woman and leaves a large circle of friends and kindred in this county.

Re: Dorthula Hitch McClain

Posted: 1178206279000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hitch, McClain
Re: Obituary
Do you know which of her sons was alive at the time of her death?

Thank you,

Gary Phillips

Re: Dorthula Hitch McClain

Posted: 1178206282000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hitch, McClain
Re: Obituary
Do you know which of her sons was alive at the time of her death?

Thank you,

Gary Phillips

Re: Dorthula Hitch McClain

Posted: 1248935623000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hitch, McClain, McLain, Allison
The surviving son at the time of Dorthula's death was John Eagleton McLain (this is the way he spelled it and the spelling his descendants still use). John Eagleton McLain was born July 9, 1844 (Blount Co TN) and died April 14, 1909 (Buncombe County NC). At the time of his death he was working for the Southern Railway in Asheville and he was hit by a train. He is buried in the Parris Family Cemetery near Dillsboro NC (Jackson Co). He had lived in Jackson County for forty years or more and was several times Sheriff of the County. He had served in Thomas' Legion (in Walker's Battalion, also called the 80th NC) and remained in western NC after the war. He enlisted in a company in Blount County under Captain McKamy in 1862, which became part of the Legion at Strawberry Plains. He married Margaret Catherine Allison (March 31, 1843, July 1, 1922) on February 14, 1866 in Jackson County NC. They had eight daughters and one son.

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