Rachel <I>Sumner</I> McMillan

Rachel Sumner McMillan

Death 19 Aug 1901 (aged 82)
Burial Ferry Lake, Tift County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 55346361 · View Source
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According to "McMillan and Families' pages 181-182;
"When Rachael Sumner McMillan died August 19, 1901, a news article 'In Memoriam' was written about her; I quote parts of it here:
'In her early childhood, her parents moved from Emanuel County to Irwin County Ga. and made their home on Little River, several miles north of Tifton, Georgia. and having lived in this section most of her life she remembered many things about the early settlement of this portion of Georgia.
She remembered seeing straggling bands of Indians, seeing their camp fires at a distance and staying awake all night, listening and watching. And even after her marriage, her house was broken open and robbed by the Indians, while the family was away from home.

Mrs. McMillan was very domestic in her habits, and during a great portion of her life, manufactured (wove) the cloth from which the families' clothes was made, did her own cooking and milking, attended large herds of cattle, etc., and all this with but little help until her daughters became large enough to assist her.'

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  • Maintained by: Carrel Grantham
  • Originally Created by: Brenda Arnett Darbyshire
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 55346361
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rachel Sumner McMillan (27 May 1819–19 Aug 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55346361, citing Turner Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ferry Lake, Tift County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Carrel Grantham (contributor 47500886) .