Dated: Grayson, VA October 11th
Addressed To: "My
Loving Sister and Neases"
Contains Letter Written From: Mina
& John McMillen to Eleanor (Mossman)
Addressed to Mr. Anthony Ballard
State of Illinois; Sangamon Co.; Springfield
Dated: 26th October; Austinvill, Va
Envelope penned by: Mina
(Mossman) McMillen; wife of John McMillen
of Archibald & Margaret (Young) Mossman was
born on 12 Dec 1797 in Grayson Co., Virginia; she
married John McMillen on 28 May 1815.
Ballard" addressed here is the same as
Christopher Anthony Ballard (1789-1862), son of
William & Elizabeth (Anthony) Ballard; and
husband of Mina's oldest sister Eleanor (Mossman)
who was born in 1791 in Berwick Upon Tweed,
This letter dates
the birth of her daughter "Marthy Jane"
as 17 July 1831 and indicates she has six
daughters, including one set of twins. Speculated
five of their names to be: Maryann; Margaret;
Eleanor; Amanda; and Martha Jane.
that Mina and John also plan on moving to
letter in possession of Patricia Davidson-Peters