Robert Boston McLean


Robert Boston McLean

Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 16 Aug 1910 (aged 67)
Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 22665061 View Source

From the August 25, 1910 edition The Dillon Herald, Page 2:

Robert B. McLean

On Tuesday, August 16th, 1910 at 7:30 p.m. the spirit of Robert B. McLean of Dillon, S.C. passed to the God who gave it. He had been in declining health for some time and the writer could entertain but slight hope for his recovery. He was born near Greensboro, N.C., Sept. 27th A.D. 1843, of Scotch-Irish parentage, his father being Scotch and his mother was a Miss Rankins who was Irish. At about the age of 18 years he joined the army as a volunteer and served through the war. During this period he professed conversion and became a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and was a ruling elder at the time of his death. His parents had six sons and four daughters, and of these only two now survive, one brother and one sister, both of whom reside at Greensboro, N.C. Mr. McLean was twice married, the first wife was named Jane who only lived about a year after marriage. She was a daughter of Samuel S. Smith who resided on Buck Swamp. To them was born a child which also died. The writer was acquainted with his first wife before marriage. On December 20th, 1877 he married Miss Ella, who was another daughter of the said Samuel S. Smith. To them have been born seven children, two of whom died in infancy, the others with their mother surviving him. The writer does not believe in exaggerating the virtues of the dead but he can say that during an acquaintance of about 40 years he has never known him to do a mean act or say an unkind word about his fellow man. He was always discreet, in both word and deed and while he was firm in his convictions he was careful to not offend. He was a kind husband, loving father, faithful officer of his adopted church, and an honorable citizen and one that will be missed, and of him it can be truthfully said:

"No ostentation marked
his tranquil way,
His duties all discharged
without display.
He followed virtue as his
truest guide,
Lived as a Christian, As a
Christian died."

David S. Allen

Company B
27th North Carolina Infantry

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