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Rev John McMillan
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1752
Flaggs Manor
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1833
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Rev. John McMillan graduated from Princeton (then known as the College of New Jersey) in 1772 and accepted a call to the frontier in 1775. He came west of the Alleghenies to what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, where he not only established Presbyterian churches, but was also instrumental in the establishment of education. He founded John McMillan's Log School House, where he taught Greek, Latin, Mathematics and other subjects to prepare young men to become Presbyterian ministers. He then sent his students to the Canonsburg Academy, which he helped establish in 1791. In 1802, the academy became Jefferson College where Rev. McMillan served in various positions. He was the first minister of Chartiers Hill Presbyterian Church, established in 1775, and pastored the church for 54 years before retiring in 1830. He died three years later at the home of his long time friend, Dr. Jonathan Letherman, in Canonsburg. His wife, Catherine Brown McMillan, preceded him in death by 14 years.  
 
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Chartiers Hill Cemetery
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Gina Reynier Nestor
Record added: Aug 12, 2006
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He of Irish Roots.
- FamTreeHunter
 Added: Apr. 8, 2012

- Cindy Knight Schneider
 Added: Jun. 10, 2009
Rev. John McMillan was the pastor for my family, the Howey family of Oxford, Sussex, NJ. They followed him from Oxford to Cannonsberg about 1800. My ancestors name was Jacob Howey and he has many Howey descendants. Jacob's daughter, Rebecca married Ira Co...(Read more)
- Barbara Parks
 Added: May. 21, 2009
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