Daniel McEachern & his three wives
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Associated Grants/Deeds:
1812 - Heirs & widow of Daniel McEachern to John Blount, 300A east side of Saddletree Swamp, Robeson Co., NC;

1801 will of James McNeill in Cumberland County, NC;
1815 will of James McEachern, Sumter County, South Carolina;
• Estate settlement of Alexander McNeill, 1822, Robeson Co., NC;
• 1786 Bladen Co. Tax List;
• Estate settlement of James McEachern, 1826, Sumter District, SC ;
Lumber River Scots by Edwin Purcell, 1940;
Memoirs of Pike County, Alabama by ??;
• Robeson County, NC deeds;
• Research of Steve Edgerton.


  Daniel McEachern; immigrated from Isle of Islay, Scotland with brother Neill

Birth c. 1750 Place Scotland
Chr Place
Death Before 15 June 1812 (died from spider bite at age 62) Place Saddletree Community, Robeson Co., NC
Burial Place Saddletree Community, Robeson Co., NC
Father Mother
Marriage c. 1774 to 2nd wife (unknown McNeill) Place probably Robeson Co., NC
Other spouses 1st: Effie Currie in 1770;
3rd: Beatrice Torrey Purcell, c. 1786
WIFE   (unknown) McNeill - 2nd wife of Daniel McEachern
Birth c. 1757 Place Bladen (now Robeson) or Cumberland Co., NC
Chr Place
Death c. 1784 Place
Burial Place
Father James McNeill of Rockfish Creek Mother Elizabeth McNeill
Other spouses Marriage

Notes: Flora McEachern witnessed the 1801 will of James McNeill of Rockfish Creek but she is not specifically named as one of his daughters; however, the will also bestows upon John McEachern 30 dollars, and the same amount is given to "each of my daughters". I now believe Flora, the witness, is a granddaughter of James McNeill. I knew about Daniel McEachern's second wife, a McNeill whose first name was unknown, from a compilation of charts on Daniel's descendants that inherited from my deceased brother's collection citing Purcell's Lumber River Scots. In this little history there was a John McEachern (the son of Daniel and his McNeill wife) who I thought was perhaps the John McEachern mentioned in James McNeill's will. On Ancestry.com I found a transcription of the 1815 will of one James McEachern of Sumter, SC who appointed his "uncle Duncan McNeill of Robertson County North Carolina" as executor to divide his assets amongst his widow and three children. The only Duncan in Robeson County who was of age to do that was "Long Duncan" McNeill who married Margaret McNeill the daughter of James of Rockfish. Though when lost during this period a woman's name is usually gone for good, further research needs to be done to firm up this connection and discover the first name of this unknown McNeill, the wife of Daniel McEachern.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
Children by 1st wife Effie Currie:
1. Patrick/Peter McEachern
('Patrick' and 'Peter' were used
interchangeably in deeds for
c. 1771
alive 1812 in
Wilson Co., TN
According to the Alexander McNeill estate of 1821, Peter, in debt to the estate, was "gone to Georgia" by 1823; said to have married a McNeill of Moore Co. McNeills who moved to Tennessee.
Children by 2nd wife (unknown) McNeill:
2. Malcolm McEachern
c. 1774
Mary "Polly" McTaggart
3. James McEachern
c. 1775

Between Aug &
Nov 1815 in
Sumter Co., SC

Rebecca Allen, who remarried to a Stuckey. James, in his will of 9 Aug 1815, named his "Uncle Duncan McNeill of Roberson County, North Carolina". There was only one such man, "Long Duncan" McNeill, brother-in-law of James's mother. James sold his interest in his father's estate in Sept 1812.
4. Daniel McEachern II
c. 1777-84
Christian McEachern, dau of Robert McEachern and Jennet Henderson of Robeson Co., NC. Married before 1818, when their daughter Sallie McEachern was born.
5. Mary "Polly" McEachern
c. 1780
Alexander McNeill, son of Godfrey & Kitty McDougald McNeill.
6. John McEachern
(War of 1812)
c. 1777-84
1847 in
Pike Co., AL
Elizabeth Conley; daughter of Daniel Conley and Jane Ann "Nancy" Campbell Conley of Robeson Co., NC. The couple moved to Georgia. Elizabeth died in AL. This John McEachern is believed to have been given 30 dollars in the will of James McNeill of Rockfish Creek. John and Elizabeth are g-g-grandparents of Gov. George C. Wallace of AL.
7. (Flora McEachern?)
c. 1777-84?
after 1810?
(witnessed James McNeill's will of 1801? There is an Flora McEachern in the Robeson Co. 1810 census, aged 26-45, who lived next door to Daniel Conley who may have been a relative of the above Elizabeth Conley. Was this Flora named after her deceased mother?)
Children by 3rd wife, the widow Beatrice Torrey Purcell:
8. Col. Archibald McEachern
Mar 1788
23 May 1873
Effie Sellars; lived at Mill Prong House
9. Sallie McEachern
Archibald Patterson (died 1820) of Buffalo Creek