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Rev Franklin Calhoun McMillan

Rev Franklin Calhoun McMillan

Birth
Washington County, Georgia, USA
Death 10 Jul 1912 (aged 89)
Hill County, Texas, USA
Burial Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 45
Memorial ID 100331478 · View Source
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Source - A Memorial and Biographical History of Hill County, Texas
Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892

pages 262-263

FRANKLIN C. McMILLAN, has devoted his life to agricultural pursuits and is the owner of a fertile farm of 214 acres, of which 100 acres are in an excellent state of cultivation, well-improved with a substantial and commodious residence and good barns, granaries, etc. Mr. McMillan was born in Washington County, Georgia, April 6, 1823, and is a Texas pioneer, having come to this state in 1849, first settling in Freestone County. August 28, 1845, Miss Mary J. Simmons, who was born in 1834, became his wife at the unusually early age of eleven years, and four years later with his young wife he set out to seek his fortune in what was then the wilds of Texas. He purchased 160 acres of land, which he greatly improved and on which he lived for thirty years, after which he sold out and took up his abode on his present farm in Hill County. His efforts have been attended with success, and he and his worthy wife are now enjoying the fruits of their early labor. They have had a married life of forty-six years and have reared a large family of children: Sallie, wife of P. H. Burkhatter; Benjamin; Jackson; Stanley; Thomas; Mabel, wife of Benjamin Young; George Marvin; Taylor; John; Carrie, and Joseph and Bennett who died in infancy. Mr. McMillan has been a devoted Christian almost all of his life, having joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when a young man. He was ordained a minister of the gospel twenty-seven years ago and the chief object and aim of his life has been to do good and to aid others. He has lived to see all of his own children, as well as his sons and daughters-in-law and their children who have attained years of discretion, converted to Christ, and his own precept and example has had much to do in bringing about this desirable result. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and during the Civil War was in the State militia for three years. His parents, who were married in 1805, were Archibald and Penelope (Manning) McMillan, their births occurring in North Carolina, in 1781 and 1790 respectively. The father removed to Georgia when a young man and for several years followed the blacksmith's trade, after which he turned his attention to farming. He died in 1869, at the age of eighty-one years, his wife's death having occurred in 1856, at the age of seventy years. They were the parents of seventeen children, only four of whom survive: James; Catherine, wife of David Corn; John K. and Franklin C. The latter's wife is a daughter of Sterling Simons, a native of Georgia, in which State he was married to Miss Sallie Heard, with whom he moved to Florida and afterward to Texas, settling in Freestone county in 1852. Here he spent the remainder of his days, dying in 1883, at the age of eighty-two years, his wife passing form life in 1865. Four of their nine children are still living: George; Mary J., (Mrs. McMillan); Taylor and Joseph.



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Gone from our homes but not from our hearts


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  • Created by: Cheryl Crump
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100331478
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Franklin Calhoun McMillan (6 Apr 1823–10 Jul 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100331478, citing Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Crump (contributor 46632417) .