Leora Alpharetta McMakin, born sC 24 May 1857; died 30 Nov 1931. She married in Tippah Co. MS 15 Jan 1879 to William Jonia Hollis, born SC 26 Nov 1854; died 10 Jan 1939, the son of John and Susan W. (Hill) Hollis. Leora is the daughter of John E. McMakin, born SC 22 July 1828; died Tippah Co. 17 May 1878. He married firstly to Nancy M. Ray, born SC 23 Nov 1828; died Tippah Co. 29 Nov 1859, the daughter of C. and J. Ray of Union District SC. John and Nancy are buried at Union Cemetery, Marshall Co. Now, the ancestry of John E. McMakin is not proven, but he seems to be a son of James Jordan McMakin and Nancy Seay. Neither of them left any estate papers or good deeds that name their descendants, though the censuses indicate they had a large family. There is not even anything to link their children together. For the ancestry of James Jordan McMakin see the WorldConnect PRoject of rootsweb.com.