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The McMillan Family of Mississippi and Louisana

Updated November 9, 2000

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I have traced my family tree back to my great-great-great grandfather, Daniel McMillan who was born in Chesterfield District, South Carolina, possibly sometime between 1785 and 1788 (based on the year of his marriage in 1810), but this is far from certain. He died in 1840 in Franklin County, Mississippi. If he was born around 1785, he was about 55 years of age at the time of his death. That seems a bit young, but my branch of the McMillans have a rather disturbing habit of dying while they are still in their forties and fifties, so it is not out of line with our health history. After moving to Franklin County, Mississippi (date unknown) and in 1810 married Sarah Foster. They inherited the Foster residence which is currently maintained by the state of Mississippi at the Grand Gulf Military Park, Port Gibson, Mississippi. He served as a Justice of the Peace, and as a delegate to the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1832. A few years ago the McMillan family held a reunion there. That is the only McMillan reunion I know of. Daniel McMillan's grandson (and my great grandfather), Eugene Fitzallen McMillan, moved to Louisiana by 1861. In 1861 he married Mary Droomgoole. My grandfather, John Calvin McMillan was born in 1883. In 1905 he married my grandmother, Julia Roullier. My father, Calvin Cyril, was born in 1906. I have obtained most of my information from family records, state records and church records. My search has led me to Roxie, Mississippi where I located the McMillan family cemetary. I also located a couple related by marriage to the McMillans, and have obtained much information from them. I have traveled to South Carolina, but could not stay long, and did not accomplish very much. I plan to return when I have more time. More recently I have been searching the internet, but have not added much to what I already know.

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