Whitey Murchison Cemetery

(McLean Cemetery)

 

Directions:  from downtown Lillington go approximately 4 miles on Highway 210 South.  After crossing Little River Bridge the cemetery is on the left in a field just before McNeill-Hobbs Road Secondary Road 2072.  It is presently on land owned by Ellis O’Briant, son of Phillip O’Briant.

The cemetery is called McLean by some but previous generations called it Murchison Cemetery because it was located on land under the control of the Murchison family.  There are a number of McLean tombstones but there are other families buried there as well as a number of graves marked only by a stone.  There were, heretofore, wooden markers but they are long gone.  Previously, there was a low single chain border that surrounded the cemetery which was erected by Margaret McLean White who was the daughter of William (Billy) McLean (who is buried there in an unmarked grave) and granddaughter of John A. McLean; it is no longer standing.  The big stone marker was erected by McLean cousins who left to live in Bladen County and by Arthur Allen McDonald son of Catherine Isabel McLean McDonald who is buried at Summerville Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  The wording on the monument stone is now known to be referring to the two Lauchlin McLeans (father and son).

 

 

---mapped and photographed by Jerry Latta and John Todd II

 

1a. Dr. John Tyler McLean   

(a monument with four sides)

     Jan 15, 1837

    May 22, 1879

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1b. His wife

     Edith Ann

     By Hel.

     Dec 2, 1846

     Oct 7, 1878

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1c. Annie Louise McLean

     Nov 18, 1875

     Oct 17, 1876

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1d. Mary Catherine

      McLean

      Dec 30, 1867

      June 10, 1882

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2.  Elizabeth

     McLean

     Born

     Mar 5, 1827

     Died

     Oct 10, 1907

     MCLEAN

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3.  Catherine W

     Wife of

     Kinneth Murchison

     Born April 30, 1828

     Died May 16, 1854

     Ages 26 years 16 days

     Who knew her best loved her
      best

                          Lauder Fayett.

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4.  In Memory of Janet

     Daughter of Daniel and

     Flora McLean

     Widow of John Murchison

     And wife of John McNeill Sr.

     Born Feb 27, 1800

     Died Jany 12, 1882

     Erected by M V McNeill

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5.  Martin V.

     Son of

     John McNeill

     And Janet widow of

     John Murchison

     And daughter of

     Daniel McLean and

     Flora McAllister

     Died

    March 13, 1891

     Aged 55 yrs

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6.  Twins

     Of

     RE and JA

     Harris

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7.  In memory

     Of

     Robert E. Harris

     Born

     December 1, 1830

     Died

     July, 13, 1859

                               Lauder

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8.  In Memory of

     Janet Ann

     Daughter of

     John and Janet McNeill

    Wife of

     Robt E Harris

     Born Sept 20, 1832

     Died Oct 11, 1879

     Erected by her daughters
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9.  Infant daughter

            of

      AD and C

      McLean

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10.  In memory of

       Flora Margaret

       Daughter of

       Gen. AD and C

       McLean

       Was born Oct 29

       1841

        and died July 4th 1855

    the Lord gave and the Lord hath
    taken away Blessed be

    the name of the Lord

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11.  Clara Hoye

       Daughter of

       J.P. & F.E. Hodges

       Born Apl 12 1855

       Died Sep 2 1857

11.jpg (81618 bytes)

12.William Clarence

     son of

     J.P. & F.E. Hodges

     Born

     Dec. 14, 1850

     Died

     Nov. 24, 1853

                          Lauder Fayett.

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13.  John Murchison

               Died

        July 23 th, 1826

        Aged 39 years

                             Lauder Fayett.

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14.  Catherine Isabella

       Daughter of

       John and Jennet Murchison

       Born Nov 25, 1824

       Dies July 22, 1835

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15. Allen

      Son of

      Archie McLean

      And Miss McGill

      Brother of Hugh, Alex

      And Archibald, and Peter

      Dead

      Sept 21, 1819

      Aged 83 yrs.

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16.Erected

     By

     Peter McLean

     In memory of his

     Brother Archibald McLean

     Who died Septe

      Mber 21, 1841 ag

      Ed 61 years
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17.Erected

      By

      Peter McLean

      In memory of Alex

      and her McLean

      who dies January the 22nd

      1840 aged 64

       years

17.jpg (69543 bytes)

18.Erected

    By

    Alex and Peter

    McLean in memory

    Of their Mother, Marian

    McLean who dies May 3:

    1818 aged 69 years

18.jpg (71820 bytes)

19.Erected

    By

    Alex and Peter MccLean

    In memory of their Father

     Archibald McLean

     Who dies May 4; 1822

     Aged 8_  years
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20.Erected

    By

    Alex and Peter McLean

    In memory of their

    Sister Mary McLean who

     Died March 13, 1801

     Aged 27 years

20.jpg (81339 bytes)

21.Margaret Julia

    daughter of

    Hugh and Marg. McLean

    Died

     July 23, 1827

    Aged 1 yr 4 mos

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22.Died

    March 23, 1852

     Aged 81 years

     HUGH MCLEAN

     Father of

    Archibald, Catharine,

    Sarah, Hector, Mary

     John P., Sophia,

    Margaret Julia, Margaret, 
     --Martha, and Elizabeth

                         Lauder Fayett.
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23.Archibald McLean

     Born

     Aug 8, 1811

     Died

    Feb 18, 1878

     (bottom half contains scripture)
23.jpg (81553 bytes)

24. To My Sister

      Mary Margaret

      Darroch

     Born

      Feb. 6, 1856

     Went Home

      July 3, 1910

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25. Hector M. McLean

     Born

     Apr. 25, 1812

     Died

     Oct 10, 1863

      My Husband

      I will keep thy memory green in

     My heart of hearts ‘till I join  
      you

      On that pearly shore where
       parings and tears are unknown
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26. In Memory of

     FLORA

     Relict of

     Daniel McLean

     And daughter of

     Coll & Janet McAllister

     Born

     Aug’t 14, 1782

     Died

     Sept’r 2, 1855

                                  Lauder

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27. In Memory

     of

     DANIEL MCLEAN

     Who departed this life

      On the 7th day of June 1830

      In the 62nd year of his age

      He was elected County
      Trustee

      At March Court 1802, and

      Served until his death

      Verily the people will trust an

       honest man.

                           Lauder Fayett.

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28. In memory

     of Sarah Jane McLean

     infant daughter of Daniel

     and Flora McLean

     departed this life August 13

     1825, aged 1 year 9 months

     and 15 days
28.jpg (71828 bytes) 29. Hugh McLean 29.jpg (80558 bytes)

30. E. McGranie (or possible                could be McCranie)

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31. In Memory of

     JOHN MCLEAN

     Died

     Oct. 17, 1793,

     And His Wife,

     Effie McGranie,

     Died

     March 10, 1810,

     Parents of

     Marron, David, John, Nancy,      Duncan, Hugh,

     Catherine, Hugh, Neill, and

     Margaret   

31.jpg (72757 bytes)
32. Marg. McLean 32.jpg (80899 bytes)

33. In Memory of

     JOHN MCLEAN

     Who died

     Feb. 8, 1818

     Aged 15 years

33.jpg (71398 bytes)

34. In Memory of

     CATHERINE OCHILTREE

     Relict of

      John McLean

     Who died

     June 25, 1815

     Aged 34 years

                                    Lauder

34.jpg (71905 bytes)

35.  PETER MCLEAN

       Died

       Dec’r. 29, 1867

       Aged 86 years

                                       Lauder

35.jpg (72939 bytes)

36.  In Memory of

      NEILL MCLEAN

      Born

      Feb. 3, 1786

      Died

      Sep. 14, 1866

                                       Lauder

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37. In

     Memory of

     Hugh McLean

     Who departed this life

     July 23rd 1820 in the 39th year

     Of his age.

     Why do we mourn----ing friend

     Or sh--- at de----hrms

     Tis but rue the voice------sends

     To call us to him
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38a. SARAH

       (four sided   monument)

       wife of

       Allen A. Cameron

       Born

       Sept. 9, 1828

       Died Nov. 10, 1886

38a.jpg (72959 bytes)

38b.   Allen A. Cameron

          Born

          April 25, 1829

          Died

          Oct. 15, 1886

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38c. Marian Alexander

        Born

        May 1, 1868

        Died

        June 5, 1918

        Wife of W.H. Faucett

38c.jpg (63145 bytes)

38d.  Daniel J. Cameron

          Born

          July 3, 1860

          Died

          March 30, 1890

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39. Small Statue of a Cocker             Spaniel (no writing) 39.jpg (81604 bytes)

40. In Memory of

     Henry Davis

     Son of

     J.A. & M.J.

     McLean

     Born

     Sept. 24, 1867

     Died

     Feb. 28, 1901

     Beautiful toiler, thy work all             done  Beautiful life with its

     Crown now won.  God giveth      the rest.

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41a. Tall Granite Four Sided                 Monument

        Lauchlin McLean Borned in
        the Isle of Skye Scotland.

        Settled near Lillington N.C.
        about 1770.  Married

        Mary McLean and left the
        following children.  Duncan,

        Rachel, Mary, Margaret,
       Catherine, and John Allen
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41b.Duncan McLean located and
       died in Bladen County,

       Rachel married a Johnson and
        located in Bladen County,

       Catherine married a Davis and
        located in Bladen County,

       Mary Margaret never married,
       John Allen lived and died

       On the old homestead
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41c. Lauchlin McLean and his         brothers Daniel and James

        fought

        With the Tories against the
        Patriots and were captured at

       The Battle of Indian Branch by
       the Patriots and were

       Retaken by the Tories on the
       following day on their memorial

       March to Hillsboro

41c.jpg (789967 bytes) 41d. (blank side of monument) 41d.jpg (871408 bytes)

42. George R.

     Stephens

     Born

      Aug 14, 1875

     Died

      Feb 25, 1899

     Blessed are the

     Pure in heart for

     They shall see God

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43. HECTOR

     son of

     James & Mary A.

     Stephens

     Born

     May 5, 1886

     Died

     Sept. 20, 1887

     Asleep in Jesus

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44. MARY A.

     wife of

     James Stephens

     Born

     Jan 6, 1850

     Died

     Feb 15, 1899

     She was the sun

     Shine of our home

44.jpg (901470 bytes) 45. Westerly view of the graveyard 45.jpg (80979 bytes)

 

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