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 William (or 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, however a daughter of Lucinda's brother said he was called Will, thus suggesting William. He was born in Arkansas.

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.

Captain Orel Mason Daniels, husband of Thelma McClain. Thelma was the granddaughter of of John William and Lucinda Hartley McClain. Lucinda with an aunt of Margie Louise Hartly Oakes.

The Yazoo Herald newspaper reports on February 194,1 that Orel M. Daniels in Beat 3 is among draftees who have been sent a questionaire. Orel M. Daniels enlisted in the US Army at Camp Shelby, Mississippi on August 22, 1941. He listed his residence in Adams County, MS. His occupation was insurance salesman.

There is a record of him on a troop ship. U. S. A. T. "Chateau-Thierry", April 25, 1937, sailing from Panama Canal Zone to New York. His unit seems to have been from Fort McPherson, Georgia. He is a Private, CAC, 6922605. List heading is "First Corps, Area Unassigned.

In 1950, he is on a list of those Second Lieutenants to be considered for promotion to Captain on February 13, 1950.

Captain Orel Mason Daniels, husband of Thelma McClain. He was in the 101st Airborne at Ft Campbell, KY. Maybe also 82nd Airborne. After he retired in March 1960 after twenty years service, he worked in Vietnam for the Philco Corporation from 1962–1963. In June of 1963, he was with the State Department in Saigon, Viet-Nam, prior to the conflict. He was Operations Officer with the Agency of International Developement. He worked with rehabilitation programs in the various Vietnam provinces. He was concerned with self-help engineering projects. (From "The Leaf-Chronicle", Clarksville, TN, June 14, 1963.) He wrote a small book called “Viet-Nam Why”.

The Spokane Chronicle reports a dissolution petition in its April 14, 1978 issue of the marriage of Orel M. and Connie L. Daniels.

Orel Mason Daniels Sr., died at the age 91, of Waynesboro, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, from the Freeman Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Curtis Cain officiating. Interment will follow at Waller Ridge Cemetery in Wayne County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Daniels was a retired civil engineer in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro. Survivors include three sons, Orel Mason Daniels Jr., of Zachary, La., Charles Richard Daniels of Alexandria, La., and Holland Mansfield Daniels of Front Royale, Va.; two daughters, Pat Wilson Wise of Naples, Fla., and Renee Daniels King of Montgomery, Ala.; a brother, Robert Daniels of Shubuta; and two sisters, Vivian Stadalis of Waynesboro and Jennett Scott of Clarksville, Tenn. Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma McClain Daniels Pirkle
Daughter of Lee & La Pearl McClain,
first wife of Orel Mason Daniel.

Thelma McClain Daniels Pirkle
Daughter of Lee & La Pearl McClain

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.