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 Shadrack Duff “Shade” McLain

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Shadrack Duff “Shade” McLain

  • Birth 14 Feb 1836 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1907 Van Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Van Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 62467949

Civil War Veteran, conscripted into Confederacy C Company 60th Mounted Infantry Dec 1862. Shade joined Union Army 1st TN Cavalry K Mar 17, 1863, same as brother Mitch McLain.

Injured in Battle of Chickamauga, GA, horse threw him, treated by Dr. Rankin in Chattanooga field hospital. Crippled left knee & hip, & could not do carpentry as he could before the war.
He was mustered out in Nashville as a Corporal 19 Sept 1863.
Honorably discharged from Union Army June 19, 1865.

Shade & 1st wife Elmira Gardner had son Isaac Mitchell & daughter "Betts" Anna Elizabeth. Divorced Oct 1865.

He & 2nd wife Virinda Myers had 5 sons & 7 daughters born from 1867 to 1892. They lived in Greene County, TN, then Upper Beech Creek & Van Hill in Hawkins County, TN.
Children of Shade & Virinda:
Samuel L. 1867-1942
Martha A.'Mattie'1869-1935(White)
William B.S. 1871-1942
Bell Dora 1873-1975
John Tolliver "Bitts" 1875-1931
George Elliott 1877-1877
Electa V.A. 1879
Lackey L. 1883
Cordelia Alfie 1885-1959
Nancy Carolyn 1887-1953
India Ethel 1889-
Benjamin H. 1892-1892



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  • Created by: Anna Lane Long
  • Added: 2 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62467949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shadrack Duff “Shade” McLain (14 Feb 1836–9 Apr 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62467949, citing Weems Cemetery, Van Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Anna Lane Long (contributor 47099451) .