Lucinda (Lula) Hartley
Husbands: J. W. McClain and J. Wadford




This remarkable tintype of Sarah Hartley, on left, and her sister, Lucinda (Lula) Hartley was contributed by Tom Byrom who found it in his father’s pictures and generously made it available. I have restored it. Tom is the great grandson of Sarah. Lula is wearing a wedding ring (tintypes reverse handedness), she was married in 1879 at the age of 18 to John McClain. Picture probably about 1880.


This is the only known picture of John Wesley McClain(1858-87), husband of Lucinda Hartley. He married Lucinda in 1879 at the age of 21, note his wedding ring, thus picture after that date. Pictured was shared by Jessie Warren, his great granddaughter. The name Wesley is based on his son Leon naming his first born John Wesley McClain.

Lucinda Hartley (1861-1933)


Lucinda (Lula) Hartley (tintype)

Back Row: Lucinda Hartley McClain Wadford, Vernon Wharton Hill (stepson of Ora), Ora Lee Hartley Hill, (Lucinda’s sister), Charles Hooker Hartley (her brother), Sallie Davis Wyatt (Ida’s Mother), Ida Wyatt Hartley, (Hooker’s wife),

Children of Hooker & Ida-
Row 3: Delmer & Inez Hartley,
Row 2: George, Homer & Sallie Mae Hartley,
Row1 : Carl Hartley & Jessie Woodrow Hill (Ora’s daughter),

This picture shows three siblings of George Leroy Hartley(Mel’s Maternal Grandfather). They are : Lucinda, Ora Lee, and Charles Hooker.






Lucinda "Lula" Hartley Gallery

Mary Maude McClain Burgess. Daughter of John William & Lucinda Hartley McClain with her son, Timothy J. Burgess (1924-2001). (Thanks to Jesse Mae Warren & Vickie Toney for photo.)

Fannie La Pearl George McClain (1893-1936) wife of Lee McClain, son George at right. Sister Sally George Cleveland and her daughter Annie Louise at left.

Mary Oquilla Ball

Mary Maude McClain Burgess (1885-1971) daughter of Lucinda Hartley McClain. She was wife of Tom L. Burgess

L to R: Edith, Mabel, Louise, Sarah, Thelma & George McClain

Front: Louise McClain McLemore, Edith & Drew Ball, Henry H. Campbell
Second row: Taylor & Thelma McClain Pirkle, Sarah McClain Edgin, Mabel McClain Campbell,
Back: Jeanette & George McClain, Richard “Red” Edgin

Tim J. and Tom L. Burgess (1890-?) son-in-law of Lucinda Hartley McClain, husband of Mary McClain.

Jessie Lee, Mary Maude, Tim J. and Mary Ellen Burgess. Kneeling: Levin Burgess, 1st Cousin of Tim.

Bk: Thelma & Louise McClain
Frt: Edith & Sarah McClain, Daughters of Lee & La Pearl McClain
Mabel says no.

Louise & Edith McClain
Daughters of Lee & La Pearl McClain

Suggestion: Edith & Louise McClain
Daughters of Lee & La Pearl McClain, Mabel says not so.

Suggetion: Edith, Louise & Sarah McClain, Daughters of Lee & La Pearl McClain (Mabel says “not my sisters”)

Sarah, ?, ? (too young for John Wesley) & George McClain. Children of
Lee & La Pearl McClain (1932)

John Wesley McClain & Edith McClain?. brother & sister.

Edith McClain & John Wesley McClain, brother & sister.

Thelma, George, Mabel & Sara McClain

L to R: Sarah, Mabel, George, Thelma(back), Children  of Lee & La Pearl McClain, Front Rt. Cousin Annie Louise Cleveland

George Leon McClain, son of
Lee & La Pearl McClain

John Wesley McClain (1912-32, Malaria) & Unknown Girlfriend

Mabel Lee McClain

George Leon McClain

Maybe Sally George, La Pearl George McClain’s mother or Mary Dunigan Hartley, Lee’s Grandmother

Couple on right: Fannie Wadford and Tobe Stegall, others unidentified.

Fannie & Tobe had Myrtis, Earline, Gladys M., twins Howard and Hurchall and Corene. Man on left might be Tobe’s brother John Estelle.

Children in picture taken at same time as picture above, probably Stegalls.

Fannie divorced Tobe and married a Ryals. She is buried in West Monroe.