Daniel A. Sightler Family

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Daniel A. Sightler Family

Husband: Daniel A. Sightler

Born: 15 Jan 1876at: , , SC
Married: Abt 1910at: 
Died: 12 Sep 1951at: , Covington Co, Al
Buried: at: 
Father: George Washington Sightler
Mother: Caroline Bachman
 

Wife: Rebecca Tolue Eiland

Born: 09 Mar 1887at: , , Al
Died: 15 Mar 1972at: Andalusia, Covington Co, Al
Buried: at: 
Father: John Absalom Eiland
Mother: Rhoda Rebecca Milligan
 

Children: 

Name: Christalee (Christie) Sightler
Born: 16 Mar 1912at: Andalusia, Covington Co, Al
Died: 31 Dec 1994at: , , Al
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Clifton A Maddox  
 

Name: George Travis Sightler
Born: 1913at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Marie Walker  
 

Name: Backman Grant Sightler
Born: 06 Sep 1914at: 
Died: 29 Dec 1959at: Andalusia, Covington Co, Al
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Lucille Elmore  
 

Name: Shirley Ray Sightler
Born: 1918at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Sara Frances Cockcroft  
 

More Information:

About Daniel A. Sightler:

Around 1900, George's youngest son, Daniel A., by his first wife made his way to south Alabama. Family legend reports that it took several days to make the journey by horseback. Although the reason for his coming is unknown, it is supposed that he was looking for a better place to live and earn a living. Upon arriving, Daniel decided to go into the turpentine business. He returned home to secure mules and the equipment he would need to operate the two or three stills, which he eventually owned. A black man, Henry Washington, came back to help him, and a brother, Jacob, and two of his half-brothers, Lemuel and Carl, came down also.

After the turpentine business began to play out, Daniel purchased a large tract of land of about 1,000 acres. The property was located several miles south of Andalusia on the Florala Highway. There he began farming operations that included growing cotton mainly. The same land is owned by his descendants who continue to farm it and raise cattle.


About Rebecca Tolue Eiland:

Name: Rebecca Talue Sightler
Death date: 15 Mar 1972
Death place: Rural, Covington County, Alabama
Gender: Female
Age at death: 85y
Estimated birth year: 1887
Father's name: John Eiland
Mother's name: Rhoda Milligan


Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM