2. John McMillan ( ) was born in 1735 in , Ireland. He died in 1813 in Huckleberry Sp, Flint Gap, Knox Co., TN.
To the US in 1786 or 1788.
Information from Pedigree Chart of James M. Gilmer, Jr in the McClung Collection "McMillan Genealogy" file.
They had the following children:
+ 4 M i Alexander McMillan was born about 1755 and died in 1826.
3. Alexander McMillan ( ) was born about 1740 in Washington Co., Va.
From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 5 JAN 1998.
Alexander married Margaret MC MILLAN, daughter of William MC MILLAN and Mary LEEPER. Margaret was born on 2 Mar 1764 in Washington, Va. She died in 1836. She was sealed to her parents on 10 Nov 1960. Margaret was baptized on 10 Dec 1935. She was endowed on 7 Feb 1936.
Notable Southern Families, Volumes I & II The McMillan family is of Scotch origin and famous in Scotland for many centuries. The name is Gaelic and was originally Mhavilavin. In Scotland the McMillans were seated in Perth, Argyleshire Iverness, Arran and Galloway. The famous Martyr's Monument at Ayr, which was erected in memory of the seven Scotsmen who suffered martyrdom December 27, 1666, for their adherence to the Word of God and Scotland's Covenant, bears the name of Alexander McMillan, second of the seven. Since that date there has always been an Alexander McMillan, or several of them in every generation and the name has been handed down in a direct line to the men who bear it now. When the McMillans migrated to Ireland they settled in Ulster and from counties in that Province moved to America. They have been noted for piety, sturdiness of character, consistent Presbyterianism and love of education and advancement for themselves and their families. One of their sons, William McMillan, was one of the first graduates of William and Mary College. Alexander McMillan was born in County Derry, Ireland, August 12, 1749. He emigrated from Ireland to America in 1775 and upon landing at Boston offered himself immediately to the Service of the Colonies. Dr. J. G. M. Ramsey, the noted historian of Tennessee, says of him, "Alexander McMillan on landing at Boston in 1775 immediately joined the Army of the Rebels, starting on the hazardous expedition against Quebec (1776). This was the first service he performed in the cause of American freedom and this was before the Declaration of Independence. His last military service rendered to that glorious cause, was in the hard-fought, but most decisive battle of the Revolutionary War, ending in the defeat and death of Ferguson, and the capture of his whole Army, October 7, 1780. (King's Mountain)." During his Revolutionary service, probably in the Quebec Expedition, Alexander McMillan had his fingers frozen while holding his gun on picket duty, so that they came off at the first joint. He refused to accept a pension, however, saying, with characteristic decision, that he "did not need it, having ample means of his own." Alexander McMillan left Ireland to join the McMillan relatives who had preceded him and were settled in Virginia. His service in the Quebec campaign delayed his arrival in Virginia, but only for a few years and before the close of the Revolution he did join these relatives in Augusta County (Washington County) Virginia, and there married his first cousin, Margaret McMillan, in 1778. Alexander and Margaret McMillan moved to Tennessee soon after their marriage and he was probably settled in the eastern part of the state (which was then a part of North Carolina), shortly after the Battle of King's Mountain, in which he was a participant, but his name is given as one of the soldiers in that batle from Washington County, Virginia. Alexander McMillan, not content with an excellent record in the Revolution, volunteered again and fought with General Jackson in 1812 at New Orleans, though he was already past military age, being then sixty-three years old. His descendants, therefore, are eligible to the Society of 1812, as well as the Societies of the Revolution. Returning to his home in East Tennessee he lived quietly upon his home place, near McMillan's Station, and there died in 1837. His grave is at the Philip Sherrod farm, near the Old Caledonia church, and is marked with his name and age. His wife predeceased him by a year and is buried beside him. In his will he left a half bushel of coined silver to each of his children, except James and John, cutting them off with the proverbial shilling--one dollar each. Margaret McMillan, who married her first cousin, Alexander McMillan, in Augusta County, Virginia, in 1778, was born April 2, 1762. She was the daughter of William McMillan, brother to Alexander's father, and his wife, Mary Leeper McMillan. Mary Leeper was the daughter of James Leeper and his wife, Margaret Leeper. James Leeper was one of the earliest settlers in Augusta County, Virginia. He had lands surveyed (deed No. 31) May 13, 1838. He died in 1763, as his wife, Margaret Leeper, qualified as administratrix of his estate, June 21, 1763. October 23, 1765 Margaret Leeper. recorded settlement of the estate. A marriage record of Augusta County for September 4, 1731, is for Andrew Leeper, (the bride's name is not given in any of these early records in Augusta County). This Andrew Leeper is probably a son of James and Margaret Leeper and a brother of Mary, who married William McMillan, as she named a son Andrew and the name thereafter continues in the McMillan family.
Alexander and Margaret had the following children:
+ 5 M i John McMillan was born on 25 Dec 1781 and died in 1842.
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids