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
Age at death: 85y
Estimated birth year: 1887
Father's name: John Eiland
name: Rhoda Milligan