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Capt Thomas McMillan

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Capt Thomas McMillan

Birth
Death
7 Jan 1852 (aged 67–68)
Burial
Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Plot
8O Row 13
Memorial ID
61180454 View Source

Captain 5th Penn. Militia War of 1812

General Thomas McMillen [sic].—In 1778, in Adams county, Pa., was born the subject of this sketch. When three years old he emigrated to the neighborhood of Pittsburg. In the year 1791, an act of Congress imposing duties upon domestic distilled spirits gave rise to what Was called the " Whisky Insurrection," which was only quelled by the display of a large military force after two ineffectual proclamations by the President. Pittsburg being the headquarters of the insurgents, General McMillen was an eye witness to the scenes which transpired upon that memorable occasion.

At the age of twenty-six he enlisted as a soldier in his country's defense, then at war with Great Britain, and was honored with the command of a company. He, with his company, were stationed at Erie during the winter of 1812--13, while Commodore Perry was fitting up his fleet, with which in the following September he gained so signal a victory over the British squadron under command of Commodore Barclay.

In the spring of 1814 he emigrated to the State of Ohio, and in 1816 was elected in Wayne county a Representative in the Legislature of that State-was afterwards elected Senator, and served eight years successively in one or the other capacity. When first sent to the Legislature the seat of Government was only accessible on horseback from his residence in Wayne county, there being most of the way merely a path through the wild forest.

In 1840 he emigrated to Iowa, and located at Mt. Pleasant, and in 1842 was chosen from Henry county a Representative in the Territorial Legislature, where he rendered most important service in getting up a revised Code of Laws.

He died at his residence near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, January, 1852. When he came to Wayne county he settled near Millbrook, and entered the farm now owned and occupied by George Strock, Esq., one of the popular and standard men of Plain township.

HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, FROM THE DAYS OF THE PIONEERS AND FIRST SETTLERS TO THE PRESENT TIME - 1878.
[http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Wayne/Wayne1878ChXXIVP639.htm]

Captain 5th Penn. Militia War of 1812

General Thomas McMillen [sic].—In 1778, in Adams county, Pa., was born the subject of this sketch. When three years old he emigrated to the neighborhood of Pittsburg. In the year 1791, an act of Congress imposing duties upon domestic distilled spirits gave rise to what Was called the " Whisky Insurrection," which was only quelled by the display of a large military force after two ineffectual proclamations by the President. Pittsburg being the headquarters of the insurgents, General McMillen was an eye witness to the scenes which transpired upon that memorable occasion.

At the age of twenty-six he enlisted as a soldier in his country's defense, then at war with Great Britain, and was honored with the command of a company. He, with his company, were stationed at Erie during the winter of 1812--13, while Commodore Perry was fitting up his fleet, with which in the following September he gained so signal a victory over the British squadron under command of Commodore Barclay.

In the spring of 1814 he emigrated to the State of Ohio, and in 1816 was elected in Wayne county a Representative in the Legislature of that State-was afterwards elected Senator, and served eight years successively in one or the other capacity. When first sent to the Legislature the seat of Government was only accessible on horseback from his residence in Wayne county, there being most of the way merely a path through the wild forest.

In 1840 he emigrated to Iowa, and located at Mt. Pleasant, and in 1842 was chosen from Henry county a Representative in the Territorial Legislature, where he rendered most important service in getting up a revised Code of Laws.

He died at his residence near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, January, 1852. When he came to Wayne county he settled near Millbrook, and entered the farm now owned and occupied by George Strock, Esq., one of the popular and standard men of Plain township.

HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, FROM THE DAYS OF THE PIONEERS AND FIRST SETTLERS TO THE PRESENT TIME - 1878.
[http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Wayne/Wayne1878ChXXIVP639.htm]


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Thomas McMillan
Died January 7, 1852
In the 68 Yr of his Age

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Military Stone Transcription: Thomas McMillan, Capt. 5 PA Mil, War of 1812, Jan 7, 1852


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