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Samuel James McMillan
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1829
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1918
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

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.  
 
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 Parents:
  John McMillan (1787 - 1854)
  Mary Johnston McMillan (1794 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary J. Kerr McMillan (1828 - 1896)
 
 Siblings:
  John Anderson McMillan (1812 - 1890)**
  Rebecca McMillan Caldwell (1814 - 1892)**
  Thomas McMillan (1816 - 1866)**
  Sarah McMillan (1818 - 1896)**
  Catherine McMillan Haines (1821 - 1901)**
  Jane McMillan Lyon (1824 - 1850)**
  William McMillan (1825 - ____)*
  Robert McMillan (1828 - 1864)*
  Samuel James McMillan (1829 - 1918)
  Samuel James McMillan (1829 - 1918)*
  William McMillan (1831 - 1904)*
  Isaac McMillan (1834 - 1843)*
  Mary Ann McMillan Manes (1837 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Chartiers Hill Cemetery
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Gina Reynier Nestor
Record added: Aug 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15311560
Samuel James McMillan
Added by: Gina Reynier Nestor
 
Samuel James McMillan
Added by: Gina Reynier Nestor
 
Samuel James McMillan
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