East Tennessee News, Monday, June 11, 1883
At her home near Fayetteville, Tenn., on the morning of the 28th ult., Mrs. Dorthula McClain, widow of the late Napoleon B. McClain, a former well known citizen of this county. Deceased was a daughter of the late Elias Hitch, of this county and leaves surviving her one sister, Mrs. William Goddard, Sr., and two brothers, Carrick Hitch of Illinois and Stephen K. Hitch of this county; and the late Mrs. Isaac Anderson McCully was also a sister. She leaves also one son and two daughters. She was stricken with paralysis at the breakfast table and lingered until the next morning. She was a clever, good woman and leaves a large circle of friends and kindred in this county.