|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1829|
|Death: ||Nov., 1918|
My 3rd Great-Grand Uncle.
He was the grandson of the Reverend John McMillan D.D.
He was the son of John McMillan Jr. and Mary Johnston (McMillan)
and husband to Mary J. Kerr McMillan.
The following bio was written by Gina Reynier Nestor (who has provided me with invaluable family history information!)
Samuel James McMillan, son of John and Mary Johnston McMillan and grandson of the Rev. John McMillan of Chartiers Hill Presbyterian Church, was born on Nov. 10, 1829 in North Strabane Township, Washington County, PA. He served for a short time during the Civil War when he enlisted in the 18th Pa. Infantry as a Corporal in Co. H on Sep. 12, 1862. This regiment was part of the Emergency Militia of 1862 and only served for 2 weeks, never seeing any combat action. He married Mary Kerr and had 3 daughters. Mary died in 1896. Samuel was a local historian and collected many obituaries and town stories through his life. In 1914, at the age of 85 years, he wrote what has become known as the McMillan Manuscript. This manuscript, which is really a ledger, contains over 200 pages of names of local residents, their death dates and burial places. Also listed are local Union soldiers, old soldier muster rolls and an account of the injured and dead in the Morgan Opera House Tragedy which took place in Canonsburg in 1911. The Manuscript remains a valuable tool for historians and genealogists today. Samuel and his wife are buried a short distance from his grandfather, the Rev. John McMillan. An interesting note: Samuel spelled his last name "MacMillan" on the title page of his manuscript.
John McMillan (1787 - 1854)
Mary Johnston McMillan (1794 - 1866)
Mary J. Kerr McMillan (1828 - 1896)
Elizabeth K McMillan McDowell (1857 - 1949)*
Rebecca McMillan Caldwell (1814 - 1892)**
Samuel James McMillan (1829 - 1918)
Mary Ann McMillan Manes (1837 - 1929)*
Note: son of John McMillan Jr.
Chartiers Hill Cemetery
Created by: Blue Rose Of Cairo
Record added: Jul 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14940121