|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1831|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1923|
91 years of age at the time of her death. Daughter of John G. and Paulina Salmon Smith of Stokes Co. NC, (later Forsyth Co.) NC. Sister of Frederick J. Smith, a Stokes/Forsyth Co. blacksmith, who is buried at Salem Chapel Church of Christ in Forsyth Co. Wife of William McMillan. Mother of 5 sons and 3 daughters. Minerva and her family emigtated to Cooper Co. (Kelly twp). and later Henry Co. (Walker twp.) Mo. where other relatives from Stokes/Forsyth Co NC lived as well, and where they lived for a number of years. Minerva had been residing with her daughter, Paulina "Poleener" M. Walker and her son-in-law, Robert W. Walker in Klickitat Co. WA. for about 10 years at the time of her death. Her husband, William McMillan died and is buried in Missouri.
Children were John W.P. McMillan--19 in 1870 census, living in Cooper Co. Mo. (Kelly twp. Otterville P.O.) James S. McMillan--17; Frederick W. McMillan--15; Robert G. McMillan--10; Henry Clay McMillan--8; and Martha E. McMillan--6. Her daughter, Mary Ann--was 21 at the time, married to Joseph E. Crews--22. Their oldest child, Susan Victoria Crews--10 months old at the time---turned out to be my gr-grandmother.
(Note: Some people say that the last name is spelled as McMillian. But in all census records---Minerva's obit---and on her daughter Mary Ann's tombstone----the name is always McMillan.)
Additional informantion was found on her son Frederick, who was shown in the 1920 census for Chicago, Ill. as being 65 years of age, a clerk in a department store, with a wife, Leona, who was 54. A son, Norman, 19, was living with them, and was shown as a clerk at a packing house. .
William McMillan (1818 - 1902)*
Mary Ann McMillan Crews (1849 - 1927)*
John W. McMillan (1851 - 1926)*
James Scott McMillan (1853 - 1900)*
Frederick Walter McMillan (1854 - 1937)*
Paulina McMillan Walker (1858 - 1950)*
Robert G. McMillan (1860 - 1924)*
Henry Clay McMillan (1861 - 1930)*
Spring Creek Cemetery
Created by: SleepingDog
Record added: Jan 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13112352
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Added: Jul. 7, 2011
Gr-gr grandmother McMillan. I'm so excited about finding you after years of searching. I never would have thought that you would be in the state of Washington. I always assumed that you were still somewhere in Missouri. Just by chance, I was looking f...(Read more)|
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