Peter McKellar was among the first settlers of this section of the county. He raised a large family,
some of whom moved away but many of their descendants still remain and own portions of the old McKellar lands.
A. McKeller Trawick and his brother William, grandsons of Archie McKellar and great-great-great-grandsons
of the original Peter McKellar, now own one of the finest plantations in the Carmichael Township.
Archie McKellar, a grandson of old Peter, married a Miss McCormick of North Carolina and raised a large
family of daughters, and two sons, Peter and John, both of whom were killed in battle in Virginia early
in the war. All the daughters died single but one, Elmyra who married David Trawick who was also killed,
leaving her with two sons Mack and William.
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.
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