Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 09:11:00 -0400 (EDT)                               
Subject: McLaurin Genealogy                                               

Hello Jesse,                                                              

I thought I'd send you something I found in a book on the Kerr or Carr 
family.   It turns out that there was a strong connection between this 
family  and the McLaurin's and at one point and in fact the book had a 
lot of Bank's information on the 'B' family in it. However, the person 
who compiled the Kerr/Carr book had one item in that I found interesting.  
You can be the judge as to how interesting it might be for the group.                    

I'll just include the item as it was presented in the book.               

                    DANIEL McLAURIN,  JR.                                                     

Although this book is dedicated to the task of perpetuating the memory 
of Christian Fredrick Carr, there are other very interesting characters in 
our heritage.  One of these of special interest to those of us in the 
Joseph and Isaac Carr families is Daniel McLaurin, Jr. who was born 
in Argyllshire, Scotland, in 1766.  His wife was Nancy Calguhoun 
(Calhoun), a cousin, and daughter of Effie McLaurin and John Calhoun.  
Nancy Calhoun McLaurin's mother and father were married about 1779 
in Scotland.	
            Because someone had made an error in previous DAR records, 
I had to find proof that Isaac Carr, my great, great, great, grandfather, was 
married to Mary McLaurin and Joseph McLaurin was married to Abigail 
(Effie) McLaurin, sister to Mary.	
One spring Sunday afternoon about 1960 my Aunt Zilla and Uncle
Braxton McNair went with me to the old Daniel McLaurin home in 
Janesville in Simpson County.  There we found the family Bible in the     
possession of Miss Rachel McLaurin, a granddaughter of Daniel 
McLaurin, Jr. Miss Rachel was then eighty years old.                                    
My Aunt and Uncle, being of Presbyterian faith, had known Miss Rachel 
from church meetings, so while I was busy copying the Bible records they 
were carring on a very interesting conversation.  My Uncle asked about 
some young man in the family whom they had known and Miss Rachel 
quickly said that he had fallen a long way from his upbringing, that he was 
a big Baptist preacher now.  For the first time in my life I kept quiet about 
my Baptist faith.	
Her next little tale about grandpa Daniel revealed much of his 
strong religious convictions.  She told about his visit to a nearby Baptist 
Church service and it happened to be on an occasion when they were 
observing the Lord's Supper. Of course his Baptist neighbor failed to 
pass the wine and bread to their Presbyterian friend.  At the end of the 
services, when everyone started out of the church, Grandpa Daniel made 
his way toward the front.  When asked  where he was going, his reply was, 
"That's the Lord's table down there and I aim to have some of it".	

According to records found in "Clan McLaurin" editied by Bank's           
McLaurin, Jr., Daniel McLaurin, Jr. came to America about 1790.  His name 
was first found in Richmond County, North Carolina and then in 
Marlborough Dist., South Carolina.  However, I am sure that day that we 
were in Miss Rachel's home that she showed us the indenture papers of 
Daniel McLaurin, Jr.  I failed to get a copy of it and don't know who has the 
old Bible and papers now. It is my understanding that Miss Rachel died in 
a fire in a nephew's home in or near Petal, Miss.	

After copying the Bible records on that Sunday afternoon, we
walked across the road to the old McLaurin Cemetery where this staunch 
Presbyterian character was laid to rest.  Then we went a little way down the 
road to the home of Mrs. Lois Scarborough and there copied the material 
from the Joseph Carr Bible.  Mrs. Scarborough is a granddaughter of 
Joseph and Effie McLaurin Carr.	

When we hear about our problems in the world today, we wonder 
if there could ever be any solutions to those problems.  It is good for us 
to review the lives and times of these men and women who blazed the 
trails for us through hardships we can hardly imagine.  A review of their 
lives, even though we know so little about them, should renew our courage 
and give us a new zeal for solving our monumental problems.                             

Elaine Ford Eaton  (Mrs. Blane H.)