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McMILLAN

Introduction

The Story of Dundas, published in 1905, contains the following very brief record of the present McMillan family:

Daniel McMillan emigrated from Ireland to Williamsburg township, Dundas county, previous to 1830, and settled on lot 19, concession 7, where he made the first clearing. His brother David came out in 1837, and settled on lot 13, concession 8, of that township.[1]

As we shall see, Daniel McMillan in fact came to Canada in 1822. It is certain from contemporary records that his brother (and our ancestor) David McMillan was in Canada by 1839; and from 1852 until his death he too is found in Williamsburg Tp. I am unable to state whether the two brothers came to Canada at the same time. The place where they settled was near the future site of the village of Armstrong’s Mills, later renamed Chesterville.

No tradition has survived to suggest the place in Ireland whence these McMillan brothers came, but their two wives are said to have derived, respectively, from co. Antrim and co. Derry, and as these two counties in Northern Ireland are directly adjacent to one another, their border area would seem to be a promising target of investigation. A compatible and much more precise tradition has survived in the case of their probable sister, Jane (McMillan) Hyndman, who is said to have come from Dunglady, in the parish of Magherafelt and barony of Loughinsholin, co. Derry. Sylvia Brown informs us of a tradition in her family that “the McMillans were in fact McMullens when they arrived from Ireland. It is believed that they changed their name to McMillan and their religions from Roman Catholic to Protestant to make it easier to get work.”

A major source for this family is the records of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, in which the surname occasionally appears as McMullen.[2] A particularly valuable source has been Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, transcribed by Lynne & Mahlon Cook (Morrisburg, Ontario, 1995), which is extensively annotated with extracts from vital records and death notices. This work is now available online.[3] Also, all census records of Williamsburg Tp. between 1852 and 1891 have been searched sequentially. The Dundas County marriage registers supply a few entries for McMillans of Williamsburg during the period of 1869-1886, although oddly there is not a single one during the early period of 1858-1869.

It should be noted that by a rather remarkable coincidence, two men in this family, an uncle and a nephew named both James Henry McMillan (nos. 5.i and 7), each married women named Margaret Barkley.

As a direct matrilineal descendant of Frances MacAulay (d. 1887), wife of David McMillan, I have been able to provide a genetic sample for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing of her lineage. The results of this test, performed by FamilyTreeDNA, which identified her haplogroup as T2b3e, have been submitted to the publicly-accessible databases Genbank (where it appears as entry http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/JF837334 with the haplogroup indicated as T2b3a1) and Mitosearch (where it appears as profile no. FTDBA). The following link provides comparisons of this profile with others at Mitosearch:

My understanding is that unless the mtDNA match is exact, there is little possibility of two persons being related to one another within historical times. I am grateful to Marilyn Nevala, the closest match found to date, for bringing it to my attention. She informs me that her maternal line comes from St. Johnston in co. Donegal, which is near the border with co. Derry, providing welcome corroboration of the statement that Frances (MacAulay) McMillan came from that area.

Acknowledgements

I should like to thank the following McMillan descendants (in the order in which contact was made) for assistance:

  • Mark McMillan, of Chesterville, Ontario, for supplying a record of the descendants of Roy McMillan and Myrtle Perminda Barkley;
  • Sylvia Darlene (McMillan) Brown, of Carleton Place, Ontario, for a record of the descendants of William Hill McMillan and Margaret Ann Beckstead; she is the author of a very interesting and richly illustrated McMillan and Harris Family Tree;
  • Rocky Kile, of Winnipeg, Manitoba;
  • Wallace McMillan, of Tsawwassen, British Columbia;
  • Caryn Moore, a granddaughter of Elsie (McMillan) Johnstone, author of the Oswegatchie Roots (formerly North Country Roots) website (see references at end), which covers the McMillan-Johnstone lines in depth, and who sent much valuable material including a copy of notes made in the 1970s by her cousin, H. Rae Myers (1925-2002), another grandson of Elsie (McMillan) Johnstone;
  • Donna McMillan;
  • K. Stuart Keys, of Lloydminster, Alberta, a descendant of Agnes (McMillan) Sullivan, who sent information on his line and also supplied a copy of the 1822 passenger list mentioning Daniel McMillan and Nancy Mooney.

Also, the following persons who are not McMillan descendants:

  • Tom Brown and Roy Weir, Brown and Knight descendants respectively, who sent information on Margaret Jane Brown, wife of Howard McMillan;
  • Pamela Longhurst Romanchuk, who sent information on the marriage date of Alge Retta McMillan and John Milton Carkner;
  • Jeff Oshier, who is descended from a brother of George Henry Oshier, who married Hattie McMillan.


1. ____ McMillan, of Ireland, for whom we have found no indication that he ever came to Canada. He married before 1803 (and before 1792 if they were the parents of Daniel and David McMillan), Betsy ____, born 1769-70 (aged 82 in 1852) in Ireland, died in Canada, probably before the beginning of civil registration in 1869. As Betsy McMullen she is found in the household of her son-in-law Robert Hyndman in the 1852 census of Mountain Tp., Dundas Co., along with a 22-year-old William McMullen who is probably her presumed grandson, no. 4 below.[4] She is almost certainly the unnamed member of Hyndman’s household who died in 1860 at the age of 94 years, of old age.[5]
    It seems clear that Betsy was the mother of Jane [McMillan] Hyndman. However, her connection to Daniel and David McMillan — who are both shown as being 60 years of age in the 1852 census, and were thus possibly twins — is less directly attested. Daniel had a son William (no. 4 below) whose age is recorded rather erratically in the sources but who could account pretty satisfactorily for the young man found with the Hyndmans in 1852. Daniel and David each had a son named Daniel (see nos. 6 and 9 below), and considering that no other man of that name has been found in Williamsburg township during this period, one of these was surely the Daniel McMillan of Williamsburg who served as the informant of Jane Hyndman’s death. We suspect it was the one known as “Big Dan” (no. 6), who had, some 29 years earlier, given the name Robert Hyndman McMillan to the first of his sons born after the death of Robert Hyndman. Thus, while no source yet discovered supplies an unquestionable link between Betsy and the brothers Daniel and David McMillan, we feel the circumstantial evidence is sufficient to posit the following family group:

  1. 2Daniel McMillan, born probably ca. 1791-92 in Ireland.
  2. 3David McMillan, born probably ca. 1791-92 in Ireland.
  3. Jane McMillan, born probably in 1800-03 (aged 44 in 1852, 53 in 1861, 67 in 1871, 78 in 1881, 95 in 1895), reportedly at Dunglady, in the parish of Magherafelt and barony of Loughinsholin, co. Derry, Ulster, Ireland, died (probably without surviving issue) 16 March 1895 in Williamsburg Tp., Dundas Co., Ontario, aged 95 years, of old age,[6] and buried in South Gower Cemetery, near Kemptville, Grenville Co., Ontario, where a tombstone survived in the late twentieth century.[7] Her death record gives her religious denomination as Presbyterian, and the name of the informant as Daniel McMillan, of Williamsburg (presumably no. 6 below, for reasons previously given). An unfortunately brief death notice in the local newspaper reads (in full): “The remains of Mrs. Robt. Hyndman, an aged lady, were buried in South Gower cemetery on Monday. She had reached the age of nearly 90 years.”[8] Her tombstone, which provides welcome proof of her maiden surname, reads: “Jane McMillan, wife of Rbert Hyndman, died Mar. 16, 1895, aged 95 years,” she married in 1841 (according to the 1861 census), Robert Hyndman, born probably in 1792-93 (aged 59 in 1852, 63 in 1861), reportedly at Dunglady, died (probably without surviving issue) in 1862 (the date on his tombstone, which gives a probably inflated age for him of 75 years), and buried in South Gower Cemetery, son of Samuel Hyndman and Margaret Clark, of Mountain Tp., Dundas Co.[9]
        While Robert Hyndman’s parents and most or all of his siblings eventually came to Mountain Township, their arrival must have entailed at least four separate migrations, with Robert’s seemingly occurring after the birth of his daughter Martha, allegedly in Ireland, in the early 1840s. Possibly the first to arrive, about 1828, was his younger brother, Joseph Alexander Hyndman (1807-1897), whose death notice states that the deceased “was born in Ireland in 1808, married when 20 years of age, [and] a few months later came to Canada, and settled on the farm where he spent all the remainder of his life.”[10] Next, his parents (or at least his father, who certainly died in Canada in 1843), is probably alluded to in the statement respecting another early settler of Mountain Township, Hezekiah Clark, who having “constantly resided therein for over three score years” must have arrived by 1836, and is described in his death notice as “a native of the north of Ireland … [who] came to this country with his parents and the Hyndmans, also from County Antrim.”[11] Finally, census entries for Robert’s youngest brother William James Hyndman (1813-1887), reveal in the birthplaces reported for his children that he did not come to Canada until about 1855.
        Robert Hyndman is recorded once as “Robert Hindman” and once as “Robt. Hyndman” in the 1852 census of Mountain Tp., Dundas Co., in which, as previously noted, his wife’s mother and nephew appear with them; but there are no children in the household.[12] As Robert Hyndman, Snr., farmer, with wife Jane, he is recorded in the 1861 census of the same place; the entry states that a member of their household had died in 1860 at the age of 94 years, of old age.[13] The widow Jane Hyndman appears in the household of her brother-in-law, William Hyndman, in 1871,[14] and she is found as Jane Hyndman, widow, aged 78, born in Ireland, of Irish origin, Canadian Presbyterian, in the 1881 census.[15] She is doubtless the “Mrs. Hyndman” shown on a 1879 map as the owner of lot 7 in the 7th concession of Mountain Tp., because the tract was the site of a church, as would be accounted for by a donation of land for such a purpose made many years earlier by her deceased husband (see below).[16]
        Robt. Hyndman of Mountain Tp. is mentioned in a local history as the owner of a cheese factory, but its dates of operation are not given.[17] This factory is now comprised in the town of Hyndman, named for the family, which was still in operation in the twentieth century. In November 1848 a Presbyterian newspaper announced:
    On the 13th ultimo [i.e. October] the new Presbyterian Church belonging to the united Congregation of South Gower, Mountain and Oxford, in connection with the Church of Scotland, and under the pastoral care of the Rev. Mr. Anderson, was opened for divine service by the Rev. John Dickey, of Williamsburgh [sic]. The place of worship is built on a site bestowed by Mr. Robert Hyndman in Mountain.[18]
    Only known child:
    1. Martha Hyndman, born 1841-42, reportedly at Dunglady aforesaid, died 1851 in Mountain Tp., Dundas Co., aged 9 yrs, 6 months, and buried in South Gower Cemetery.

Second Canadian Generation

2. Daniel McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., Dundas Co., U.C., born probably ca. 1791-92 in Ireland, died 4 May 1855. He married in 1823 in Williamsburg Tp., Anne (“Nancy”) Mooney alias Thom, born ca. 1801-02 in Ireland (according to family tradition in co. Antrim), died 29 March 1875, daughter of Aaron Mooney and Mary Thom. The marriage bond of “Daniel McMullin, yeoman, and Nancy Tom, spinster, “both of Williamsburg,” witnessed by William Bower, schoolmaster, and John P. Crysler, gentleman, both of Williamsburg, was recorded 14 November 1823 at Williamsburg.[19] They are named in the death records of three of their sons; in that of their son James (1913) as Daniel McMillan and Nancy Thom; of their son John (1916) as Daniel McMillan and Agnes Money, in that of their son Wiliam (1918) as Daniel McMillan and ____ Thom. The discrepancies in her reported surname would seem to be sufficiently explained by the notes of their great-great-grandson, Rae Myers, who writes, “Her mother was Mary Thom, Presbyterian, who married a Mooney, Roman Catholic, and had seven children while living in Co. Antrim, Ireland. Because of religious differences Mary left her husband and two sons and took her four daughters and one son, James, to Upper Canada. She changed their names to Thom and their religion to Presbyterian. Nancy’s brother, James Thom, was a Presbyterian Catechist who helped establish at least three new Presbyterian congregations in the Dundas area. Daniel met Nancy on the ship bringing them from Ireland to Upper Canada.”
    This final statement appears to be substantiated by the manifest, dated 27 July 1822, of a steamboat running from Quebec City to Montreal, in which the names of Daniel McMillan and “Nancy Money” appear in sequence; no other recognizable family members appear with them.[20]
    We have already quoted The Story of Dundas to the effect that Daniel McMillan “emigrated from Ireland to Williamsburg township … previous to 1830, and settled on lot 19 [sic], concession 7, where he made the first clearing.” The list of Crown grants in the same work shows him as the patentee of the whole lot in 1840.[21] He appears in the census of 1852, in which he is called a farmer and his religion given as Presbyterian.[22] We have not found his widow in the 1861 census.
    Known issue, all born in Canada:

  1. Sarah McMillan,[23] born 3 December 1826 in Ontario, died 31 December 1914, aged over 88 years, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. She married 25 April 1848 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Charles Bedstead/Beckstead, born 31 January 1826, died 26 January 1916, aged nearly 90 years, and buried with his wife, son of Francis Bedstead, Sr. (1773-1841), and Catherine Lang (1791-1868).[24] In their marriage record, his surname is distinctly written “Bedstead,” and this form is so prevalent in early records relating to this family that it was surely the original name. They are found in the 1871 census of Williamsburg Tp., in which he and their son Alan are called farmers, he is called a Wesleyan Methodist, and Sarah and their children are called Presbyterians.[25] In 1881, his religion is given as Wesleyan Methodist but hers and their son’s is left blank; Charles and his son Daniel are called farmers.[26] In 1891, he is called a Methodist and she a Canadian Presbyterian.[27] It seems likely he was the “C. Beckstead” recorded as the owner of 100 acres of lot 17, concession 6, in 1879.[28] Known issue (all born in Ontario):
    1. (possibly) Sarah Beckstead, called “daughter of Charles Beckstead” in her husband’s obituary. She married Norman I. Weaver, born 2 December 1842, died 28 February 1911, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, by whom she had issue. Much more is given on this family in an editorial note in Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 21.
    2. Mary Ann Beckstead, born 25 May 1853, baptized 21 August following in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, the surname being distinctly written “Bedstead” in the record.
    3. Alan Beckstead, born 1852-53 (aged 18 in 1871), living unmarried with his parents in 1871, but no longer in their household in 1881. We have not located him in the LDS transcription of the 1881 census.
    4. Daniel Wesley Beckstead, born 4 June 1856, baptized 20 July 25 following in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, the surname being distinctly written “Bedsted” in the record. He living unmarried with his parents in 1881, when he was a farmer.
    5. Nancy Beckstead, born 1858-59 (aged 12 in 1871).
    6. Ruth Beckstead, born 29 April 1863, died 15 September 1868, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery.
    7. Rose M. Beckstead, born 20 October 1866, died 15 September 1868, on the same day as her sister Ruth, beside whom she is buried.
    8. John Beckstead, born November 1870 (aged four months in 1871; birthdate stated as November).
  2. 4William McMillan, born 10 August 1828 in Ontario (at Elma, according to his death record).
  3. 5John McMillan, born 24 April 1830.
  4. Jane McMillan, born 29 November 1834, died 27 October 1912, and buried with her husband in Goldfield Cemetery, lot 10, concession 5, Winchester Tp., Dundas Co. She was living unmarried with her parents in 1852. She was married 20 December 1853 in Williamsburg Tp. by the Rev. Thomas Scott, minister of the Church of Scotland,[29] to William Dropeau/Droppo, born 21 April 1824, died 16 February 1911. Their marriage names them as William Dropo [sic], aged 37, of Finch Tp., and Jane McMullen, aged 19 years, of Williamsburgh. They moved to Finch Tp., Stormont Co., where they were enumerated as William and Jane “Drappo” in the 1881 census, in which he is called a farmer, and the family’s religion given as Canadian Methodist.[30] Issue (per census, and the “Our North Country Roots” website):
    1. Agnes Droppo, born 12 April 1857 in Finch Tp., baptized 7 June following in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg as a daughter of William and Jane Dropeau; died by 1870, when another daughter was given the same name.
    2. Daniel Droppo, born 1859-60, died 1924 at Okotoks, Alberta. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1881, but subsequently m. Catherine McDougall, and had issue.
    3. James Droppo, born 29 May 1864 in Finch Tp., who apparently went to Waddington, New York. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1881, but subsequently m. Elizabeth Munro, and had issue.
    4. Allen N. Droppo, born 1864-65, living 1881.
    5. Alexander Droppo, born 18 May 1866 in Finch Tp., living 1881.
    6. Agnes Droppo, born 1869-70 in Finch Tp., died 1950 at Chesterville, Dundas Co., and buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery. she married 1 November 1893 at Chesterville,[31] John Banford Merkley, born 1859-60 (aged 23 at his marriage) at Chesterville, son of John Merkley and Catherine McKindley. Their marriage record gives her residence as Finch Tp. and his as Chesterville, and names both sets of parents; the witnesses were William Harris of Montreal and B. Conlan of Chesterville. They lived at South Mountain, Ontario, and had issue.
    7. Peter Droppo, born 9 March 1872, m. 17 November 1897 in Pleasant Valley United Church, Grantley, Williamsburg Tp., Sarah Ellenor Joynt, whose surname is spelt Joint in the record.
  5. 6Daniel McMillan, Jr., born 8 December 1836.
  6. Mary McMillan, born probably in 1839-40, died unmarried 19 February 1895 in Williamsburg Tp., of cancer, aged 55 years, the death being reported by (her brother) Daniel McMillan of Williamsburg.[32] She was living in the household of her brother Daniel in 1881 and 1891. She is probably the Mary McMullin, single woman, aged 32, who was living as a servant in the household of James Hawan (?) in 1871.[33]
  7. 7James Henry McMillan, born 2 February 1841.
  8. Nancy Sophia McMillan, born 26 March 1844 in Ontario, died 16 August 1914 in Finch Tp., Stormont Co., Ontario, aged over 70 years, and buried with her husband in Goldfield Cemetery, lot 10, concession 5, Winchester Tp., Dundas Co. She appears as a seven-year-old child with her parents in the 1852 census; apart from this we owe our knowledge of her to the “Our North Country Roots” website, which should be consulted for futher details. She married 24 December 1861 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Joseph Charles Nephew, born 27 September 1835, died 2 August 1912.[34] The record names them as Joseph Nephew, aged 28 years, of Finch, and Nancy Sophia McMillen, aged 17, of Williamsburg. They are found in the 1881 census of Finch Tp., in which her husband is called a farmer and their religion is given as Canadian Methodist.[35] He is probably the “J. Nephew” recorded as the owner of 50 acres of lot 4 in the 3rd concession of Finch Tp. in 1879.[36] Known issue:
    1. William (Percy) Nephew, born ca. 1860, who went to Syracuse, New York, m. Jesse Penoyer, and had issue.
    2. Myles Nephew, born ca. 1862, who married and had issue. He is not found with his parents in 1881.
    3. Sarah Jane Nephew, born 1861, died (unmarried) 1951, and buried with her parents. She was living unmarried with her parents in 1881.
    4. John Henry Nephew, born 19 May 1865 (1863?), died 1947 in Finch Tp., and buried in Goldfield Cemetery. He married Mary Elizabeth Carr, born 1871, died 1951, and had issue.
    5. Martha Nephew, born 27 March 1867 in Finch Tp., baptized 8 July 1868 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg. She married Robert Brady, and had issue.
    6. Daniel Nephew, born ca. 1869. He married 9 September 1898 at Avonmore,[37] Carrie McMonagle, and had issue.
    7. Delia Nephew b. ca. 1871. she married George Gallagher, and had issue.
    8. Orlen Nephew, born 1873-74 (aged 7 in 1881), living 1881 but probably d. young.
    9. Willburn Nephew, born ca. 1876. He married, and had one son.
    10. Edith Nephew, born ca. 1880. she married Gus Smith, and had one son.

3. David McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., Dundas Co., U.C., born probably ca. 1791-92 in Ireland,[38] died some time in 1871-81 (aged at least 80 years); but his death appears to have gone unrecorded. He married before 1830, presumably in Ireland, Frances “Fanny” MacAulay, born probably ca. 1805-08,[39] in “County Derry” (the original and restored name of the county for some time known as Londonderry), Ireland (according to her death record), died 21 June 1887 of “old age.”[40] Her own death record fails to supply her maiden surname, but she is named as Fanny MacAulay in that of her daughter Mary Jane (McMillan) Young. We follow this nearly contemporary evidence against the statement of her husband’s great-great-grandnephew, Rae Myers, that her name was Frances Cawley (his observation that in the 1861 census a James Cawley, born about 1839, was working for the widow of David’s brother Daniel, is likely only a coincidence, as the surname was not uncommon in the area).

David McMillan
David McMillan
From The Story of Dundas, p. 429

    David McMillan came to Canada some time between 1835 and 1839, as may be inferred from the birthplaces of his children. He was apparently preceeded there by his brother Daniel. We have quoted The Story of Dundas to the effect that “David [McMillan] came out in 1837, and settled on lot 13, concession 8, of that township [i.e. Williamsburg].” There is no record of a Crown grant, but the 1852 agricultural census shows him as holding 100 acres in this lot,[41] and we find his sons George and Daniel on lot 13 in a map of 1879.[42] This same map shows a “David McMullen” as owner of all of lot 5 and the north half of lot 4, concession 7, but this may have been the present subject’s son David, or some other man. David McMillan is listed as a farmer (or in 1891 as a laborer), in religion Presbyterian, in all censuses of Williamsburg Tp. between 1852 and 1871.[43] His wife appears as a widow in the 1881 census.[44] Her death record of six years later refers to her only as “Fannie McMillan, farmer’s wife.”
    Given the facts that we first find his wife Frances recorded with him in 1852, and that there is a gap of some five years between the birthdates of his fourth and fifth children, we cannot be absolutely certain that she was the mother of all of his children; but she is named as the mother of his daughter Jane in the latter’s marriage record.
    Known issue:

  1. 8George H. McMillan, born 17 March 1830 in Ireland.
  2. Nancy McMillan, born ca. 1832-33 (aged 19 in 1852) in Ireland, living unmarried with her parents in 1852, but not found with them in the 1871 census. She might perhaps be the Nancy McMillan (1831[?]-1909) who m. by 1860, James Perkins (1826[?]-1901), and is buried with him and four children in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Morrisburg Village, Williamsburg Tp., but unfortunately there does not appear to be any corresponding death registration for her which might settle the matter. Such a marriage would involve a significant change of religious affiliation for our subject. The entry for this couple in the 1881 census shows her as a milliner, aged 48 years, and born in Ireland, in perfect agreement with the Nancy McMillan of 1852. Her husband was a customs officer, aged 50 years, and born in Ontario.[45] It will be noted that these ages do not correspond to the birthdates shown for them on their tombstones. However, the ages of 59 and 64, respectively, stated for them in 1891, are compatible with their tombstones.[46] While we have found no death record for Nancy (McMillan) Perkins, her husband James Perkins d. 26 December 1901, and his death record gives his age at death as 75 years, his place of birth as Mille Roches, his occupation as painter, and his religion as Episcopalian; the name of the informant seems to be given as C.N. McMillan.[47]
  3. 9Daniel C. McMillan, born ca. 1835-37 in Ireland.
  4. Frances (“Fanny”) McMillan, born ca. 1838-9 in Canada, living with her parents in 1852 but not in 1871. No marriage has been found for her.
  5. Elizabeth McMillan, born ca. 1842-4 in Ontario, living 1871, when she was still living unmarried with her parents. No marriage has been found for her.
  6. David McMillan, Jr., born ca. 1844-5 in Ontario, living 1871, when he was still living unmarried with his parents. He has not been found in later censuses of Williamsburg Tp.
  7. Mary Jane McMillan, born 30 November 1850 in Williamsburg Tp.,[48] died 24 June 1937 at Winchester, Winchester Tp., Dundas County, at the age of 86 years, 6 months, and 24 days, of “extreme age” and “complete physical & mental exhaustion” following a fractured femur,[49] and buried in the Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. she married 11 August 1875 at the Parsonage, North Williamsburg (the principal village of Williamsburg Tp.), by license,[50] Joseph Young, of Williamsburg Tp., born there 26 April 1846, living 1901, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Clark) Young, of Williamsburg Tp., by whom she had issue. She was living with her parents in 1871. She and her husband appear in the 1891 and 1901 censuses of Williamsburg Tp.[51] Their daughter, Susanna Samantha Helena Young, was the wife of John Kennedy (V), of Melita, Manitoba, and they were the great-grandparents of the present compiler.

Third Canadian Generation

4. William McMillan, son of Daniel McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’s wife Anne Mooney alias Thom, was born 10 August 1828 in Ontario (at Elma, according to his death record), died 6 January 1918, aged over 89 years, of a stroke[52] and was buried in Elma United Church Cemetery, lot 23, concession 1, Williamsburg Tp. His death record names his parents as Daniel McMillan and ____ Thom. We have already quoted above the census entry in which he seemingly appears as a 22 or 24-year old in the 1852 census of Mountain Tp., Dundas Co., with his presumed aunt Jane (McMillan) Hindman, and his presumed paternal grandmother.[53] He married before 1854, Delia Sipes, born 7 December 1837 in Ontario,[54] died 1920, and buried with her husband, daughter of Andrew Sipes, Jr., probably of Matilda Tp., by the latter’ wife Maria, daughter of Edmund Doran.[55] He appears in the 1871, 1881, and 1891 censuses, in which he is called a farmer and his religion given as Presbyterian.[56] In all cases he is enumerated very close to his brothers John, Daniel, and James McMillan. He and his wife were enumerated again in 1901,[57] and were living with their son William in 1911.[58]
    Known issue:

  1. Andrew Sipes McMillan, born 27 February 1854 in Williamsburg Tp., baptized 17 April following in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, died 21 January 1894, of meningitis,[59] aged 39 years, 10 months, 24 days, and buried beside his parents in Elma United Church Cemetery, Williamsburg Tp. He married (as her first husband) by 1881, Caroline Armenia Sargeant, born 22 April 1858 in Williamsburg Tp., died 12 April 1934, and buried with her first husband, daughter of John Sargeant and Elizabeth Barkley.[60] He was still living with his parents in 1881, and is listed beside his father in the 1891 census, in which he is called a farmer and his religion given as Methodist.[61] In the record of his death he is called a farmer, and a Methodist. His wife is listed as a widow, with her two sons, in the 1901 census,[62] and in the 1911 census she is found in the household of her son Frederick.[63] In 1924, after a thirty-year widowhood, she was married for a second time to Peter Droppo, a twice-widowed Williamsburg farmer, son of Peter Droppo and Catherine Barkley.[64] Known issue:
    1. Frederick Sargent McMillan, born 10 March 1882, died 2 December 1941.[65] He married 27 September 1905, Carrie Elma McPherson, born 12 October 1884, died 10 March 1965, daughter of Hugh McPherson and Aula Garlough. he and his wife were enumerated in Williamsburg Tp. in 1911.[66] He is presumably the Fred McMillan, farmer, of concession 5, lot 21, near Bouck’s Hill, listed in the 1916-17 county directory.[67] According to the Bonaccorso genealogy, they had the following issue:
      1. Olive Luvia McMillan, born in August 1906; married Wilbert Lorne McLatchie.
      2. Lilla Pearl McMillan, born in September 1908, died 1990; married Milton Barkley.
      3. Alice Ethel McMillan, born 1912; married Alfred Herbert Lenser.
    2. Samuel Ellery McMillan, born 28 August 1886, died 1949. According to the Bonaccorso genealogy, he m. Ruth Streeter.
  2. Martha McMillan, born ca. 1857, died (unmarried) 5 November 1915, aged 58 years, and buried with her parents. She was living with her father in 1871 but not in 1881.
  3. Alexander McMillan, born 8 February 1862, baptized (much later) 27 April 1865 in Williamsburg Tp., by Wesleyan Methodist rites;[68] died 10 November 1928, aged 66 years, and buried with his parents. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he was a farmer, but was no longer with them in 1901.
  4. 10William Arthur McMillan, born 11 January 1870, died 28 June 1953.
  5. Bertha McMillan, born about 30 March 1883, died 9 June 1885, aged 2 years, 2 months, 9 days, and buried in Elma United Church Cemetery, Williamsburg Tp.

5. John McMillan, son of Daniel McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’s wife Anne Mooney alias Thom, was born 24 April 1830, died 11 August 1915, aged over 85 years, of “concussion of brain from … fracture of skull from a fall … [after] four hours,”[69] and buried with his wife. His identity is well-established; he is found living unmarried with his parents in the 1852 census, and his death record gives the name of his parents as Daniel McMillan and Agnes Money. He married 16 October 1855, by the Rev. Benjamin Meeker, Methodist Episcopal minister,[70] Permelia Armstrong, born 26 July 1834 in Ontario, died 19 October 1913, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, daughter of Henry Armstrong, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’s wife Margaret Barkley.[71] His marriage record refers to him as “John McMullen” and her as “Permilla Armstrong.” The 1871 through 1891 censuses calls him a farmer, but that of 1901 calls him a “sargeant”; both give his religion as Presbyterian.[72] They were also enumerated in 1911.[73]
    Known issue:[74]

  1. James Henry McMillan, born 1856 in Williamsburg Tp., died 21 November 1955, and buried with his wife in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. He married 26 November 1878 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, North Williamsburg, Williamsburg Tp.,[75] Margaret (“Margery”) Agnes Barkley, born 21 April 1861 in Williamsburg Tp., died v.p. 27 July 1892, aged 31 years, daughter of William E. Barkley, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’ wife Lana/Lany McShennette.[76] He was still living with his parents in 1871. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden names of the mothers, both were of Williamsburg Tp., and he was a farmer; the witnesses were Louisa Hippee and Annie Hippee, both of Williamsburg. He is listed as James McMillan, farmer, in the 1881 census, and as “James H. McMillan,” farmer, in the 1891. In the 1901 census, by which time he was widowed, he is called a stone-cutter; and in all of these his religion is given as Presbyterian.[77] His wife is identified by the fortunate accident that their daughter Alice was doubly enumerated in the 1901 census, being also listed in the household of the child’s maternal grandfather, where she was perhaps visiting.[78] The widowed James McMillan is found, with only his youngest child Alice, in the 1911 census.[79] Known issue (all living with their father in 1901):
    1. Bertha M. McMillan, born 17 September 1879,[80] died 1956. she married Nelson William Barkely, born 8 August 1869, died 1936, son of Ezra Barkley and Mary Moore. Known issue:
      1. Clifford S. Barkley, born 13 June 1915, died 17 August 1916.
      2. Garnet E. Barkley, born 1918, died 1941.
    2. Alfred McMillan, born 14 December 1882 (per 1901 census), died 1948.
    3. Elmer Fred S. McMillan, born 14 February 1885 (per 1901 census), died 1958. He married Wilda Eva Hess, born in August 1893, died 1983. They were enumerated in Williamsburg Tp. in the 1911 census.[81] He is probably the Elmer McMillan, farmer, of concession 8, lot 28, near Winchester Springs, listed in the 1916-17 county directory.[82]
    4. Stella Maud McMillan, born 14 February 1887 (per 1901 census). she married Mason O’Brien.
    5. Alice Retta McMillan, born 15 February 1890 (per 1901 census), died unmarried 27 March 1973, aged 83 years, and buried with her parents in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. She was still living with her widowed father in 1911.
  2. Mary/Nancy McMillan (name hard to read), born ca. 1857-8, living with her father in 1881 but not in 1891.
  3. Margaret McMillan, born ca. 1859-60, died 1954. She was living with her father in 1871 but not in 1881. she married before 1881, Elias Droppo, born 1850 in Finch Tp.,[83] died 1954. Her husband was probably related in some way to the husband of Margaret’s aunt, Jane (McMillan) Droppo, below. They are found in the 1881 census of Finch Tp., Stormont Co., in which he is called a farmer, and their religion is given as Canadian Methodist.[84] Known issue:
    1. Annie Mae Droppo, born 1881 (aged “0 months” at the taking of the 1881 census) in Ontario, died 1924, Campbellford, Ontario; married Adam Outingdyke.
    2. John Droppo, born 1885.
    3. Mary Maud Droppo, born 1887; married Alton Heaslip.
    4. Reily Earl Droppo, born 1888.
    5. Pearl Droppo, born 1889; d. 1937. she married 13 November 1924 at Chesterville,[85] George Cross, born 1893 in Winchester Tp., died 1945, son of Silas Cross and Susan Ball. At the time of their marriage the groom was a farmer, of Winchester Tp. The witnesses were Fay Droppo and Mrs. Fay Droppo, both of Finch Tp.
    6. Fay Mills Droppo, born 1894; d. 1970. He married Ella Mae Bogart.
    7. Stanley Droppo, born 1897; d. 1948. He married Sadie Droppo.
    8. Albert Droppo, born 27 September 1901; married Bernilda M. Winters.
  4. 11George Melvin McMillan, born 10 May 1862, died 13 May 1950.
  5. William John McMillan (called William in 1871 and 1881, John in 1891), born ca. 1865-66 in Williamsburg Tp., died 1947. He was living with his father in 1891, when he is called a farmer, but had his own housheold in 1901, when as “William J. McMillan” he is listed very near his sister, Delia McMillan, below.[86] He married 20 October 1891 at North Williamsburg,[87] Nora Droppo, born 1867 (? said to have been aged 22 at her marriage in 1891) in Finch Tp., living 1901, daughter of Peter and Sarah (____) Droppo. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, he was Williamsburg and she of Finch, and he is described as a yeoman; the witnesses were a Mrs. Lucy Hollister and a Miss Juliet Hollister, both of North Williamsburg. Known issue:
    1. Percy Peter McMillan, born 1892, died 1979. He married Stella M. Hollister, born 1902, died 1965.
    2. Emerson Blake McMillan, born 16 March 1894, died 1982. He married Edith Stewart.
    3. Sarah Luella McMillan, born 21 January 1898, died 1989. she married William Thomas Holmes, born 1890, died 1957.
    4. Otis Myles McMillan, born 5 May 1901, died 1990. He married Eva May Whittaker, born 1913, died 1989.
    5. Ena May McMillan, born about 1903; married John Belway, born 1902, died 1971.
  6. Delia McMillan, born 31 August 1870, died December 1960, aged over 90 years. She probably received her unusual name from the wife of her father’s brother, William McMillan. She was still living with her parents in 1881, but not in 1891. she married (1) 10 July 1889 in Williamsburg Tp.,[88] Ezra Barkley, born 21 June 1865, died 3 January 1897, aged 32 years, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. In the 1891 census, they are found in the household of her husband’s parents, John and Mary Barkley.[89] She is said to have m. (2) after 1910, David Webster. We find her and her children in the 1901 census, in a piece where, from some bizarre misunderstanding on the part of the enumerator, the widows are listed by their maiden names; and here, by a further mishap, the childrens’ surname is omitted, so we have no idea what her husband’s name had been.[90] However, given the rarity of Delia’s forename (perhaps received from the wife of her uncle, William McMillan above), and the fact that the 1871 and 1901 census both state explicity that she was born in August 1870, we may pretty confidently identify the child of 1871 with the widowed mother of 1901. Furthermore, an obituary notice discovered by the transcribers of Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery identifies a John Bernard Barkley, son of “Ezra Barkley and Delia McMillan (Mrs. David Webster),” as being born in 1896, which clearly agrees with the 1901 census record for this family.[91] Delia McMillan is correctly named in the 1911 census, at which time three of her sons were still living with her.[92] Known issue, all living with her in 1901:
    1. Carman Cornelius Barkley, born 1890, died 1965. He was still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1911.
    2. Darwin Barkley, born 1893, still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1911.
    3. John Bernard Barkley, born 25 January 1896, died 10 November 1937, aged 41 years. He is found with his widowed mother in 1901, but not in 1911. He married Edith Froats, born 1895, died 1985, who is buried at Los Angeles, California.
    4. Ezra Elton Barkley (called Elton in the 1911 census), born 1898, living 1911 but apparently d. young.

Four generations of McMillan men:
Daniel McMillan, Jr. (“Big Dan”), William Hill McMillan, J. Orlin Grant McMillan, and T. Grant McMillan.
Courtesy of K. Stuart Keys
(click for larger image)

6. Daniel McMillan, Jr. (known as “Big Dan” McMillan), of Dunbar, Williamsburg Tp., son of Daniel McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’s wife Anne Mooney alias Thom, was born 8 December 1836, died 18 April 1921, and was buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. According to the notes of Rae Myers, “This Daniel was known as ‘Big Dan’ not because he was above average in size but because he was bigger than his first cousin ‘little Dan’ — son of David. Big Dan was a drover or dealer in live stock as well as a farmer.” He was married 1 Januay 1856 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, by license,[93] to Susannah Hill, born 20 April 1834 in Ireland, died 6 July 1912, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, daughter of William Hill, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’ wife Margaret Allison.[94] According to the “Our North Country Roots” website, he “inherited the big stone house and part of the 200 acre farm, lot 19, conc. 7, Williamsburg Township, just south of Dunbar.” He is listed with his wife and family in the censuses of 1871 through 1901, which give his occupation as farmer and religion as Presbyterian.[95] In 1871 his mother Nancy was a member of his household, and in 1881 and 1891 it included his sister Mary, which helps to distinguish him from his cousin and exact contemporary, Daniel McMillan (no. 5). A photograph of this couple appears on the “Our North Country Roots” website.
    Known issue:

  1. Agnes McMillan, born 2 November 1856 in Williamsburg Tp., baptized 7 June 1857 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, died 31 January 1926 in Williamsburg Tp. She was still living with her parents in 1871. She married 12 April 1876 in Williamsburg Tp., by license,[96] Ezra Amaziah Sullivan, born 10 October 1851 in Williamsburg Tp., died 4 October 1928 in Dundas County, son of William Elias Sullivan and Fanny Beckstead. Their marriage record describes them as both residing in Williamsburg, the groom a Methodist and the bride a Presbyterian; both were previously unmarried, and his parents are named as “Elias and Annie [an error for Fanny] Sullivan” and her parents as “Daniel and Susannah McMillan.” Information not otherwise credited here is from the researches of their great-grandson K. Stuart Keys, who informs us that “They farmed near South Mountain in Matilda Township (E ½ of Lot 21, Concession VIII).” Issue:
    1. Jesse Elmer Sullivan, born in Jan. 1880 in Ontario, died 29 January 1968, and buried in Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston, Ontario. He married 21 January 1903 in the bride’s home, Phoebe Gertrude McIntosh.
    2. Annie Amelia Sullivan, born 14 Jan 1884 in Dundas Co., died about 1972, and buried in Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston. she married 26 June 1905 in Dundas Co., Kenneth Arthur Graham.
    3. Ethel Rose Sullivan, born 7 April 1887 at Bouck's Hill, Williamsburg Tp., died 15 April 1964 in South Mountain Tp., Dundas Co., and buried in Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston. she married 28 December 1910 at Hulbert, Matilda Tp., Dundas County, Adam Keys. According to their grandson K. Stuart Keys, “My grandparents, Adam Keys and Ethel Rose Sullivan, moved west and settled near Wilkie, Saskatchewan, in 1910 (Adam had homesteaded earlier but only had the wooden house built in 1910 which coincided with his marriage). The original Keys homestead in Ontario was on the next lot west of the Sullivan lot. … Our Keys family kept in touch with Orlin McMillan [son of William H. McMillan] and his family both in Saskatchewan and when they moved to Cold Lake, Alberta.”
    4. Morley Roy Sullivan, born about 1889 in Dundas Co., died 17 January 1978 in Dundas Co. He married 24 December 1913 in Dundas Co., Cora Pearl Ross.
  2. 12William Hill McMillan, born 1857, died 1933.
  3. Abiah McMillan (female), born ca. 1859-60, living with her parents in 1881 but not in 1891. She is presumably the Abiah McMillan who died 1914, having m. 6 August 1884 in Williamsburg Tp.,[97] Milo Knowland. According to the “Our North Country Roots” website, they had four children.
  4. Howard McMillan, born ca. 1862 (based on his age in census records, and at his marriage) at Dunbar, died 1947, and buried at Chesterville, Ontario. He was living with his parents in 1881, but not in 1901. He married 16 Jan 1893 at South Mountain, Ontario,[98] Margaret Jane (“Jennie”) Brown, born 15 Jan 1869 at Pleasant Valley, Matilda Tp., Dundas Co., died 1939 at Chesterville, daughter of Moses Brown and Eliza McKnight. Their marriage record gives his residence as Dunbar and hers as Pleasant Valley, calls him a farmer, and names both their parents; the witnesses were Mrs. M. Cameron and Miss D. Gunnery, both of South Mountain. This couple is found in the 1901 census of Winchester Tp.[99] The “Our North Country Roots” website cites an unnamed source for the statement that “following [their] marriage, the young couple took up residence on lot 15, 1st conc., where they farmed until ten years ago when they retired and made their home in Chesterville,” and lists the following issue for them:
    1. Ernest B. McMillan, born 13 January 1893. He is probably the Ernest McMillan, farmer, of concession 7, lot 5, near Chesterville, listed in the 1916-17 county directory.[100]
    2. Andrew A. McMillan, born 25 August 1895.
    3. Susannah E. McMillan, born 12 May 1897.
    4. Lillian Rose McMillan, born 16 October 1898.
    5. Alice McMillan, born 20 July 1901.
    6. Helen McMillan, born after 1901.
  5. Elsie Rose McMillan, born 5 March 1864, died 10 September 1936, and buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Dundas Co. She was living with her parents in 1881. she married 16 November 1887, place not stated,[101] John Johnston(e), born 4 March 1852 at Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, died 1906. Photographs of this couple appears on the “Our North Country Roots” website, which lists six children for them:
    1. Alice Mae Johnston, born 1888 in Ontario.
    2. Grace Johnston, born 1890 at the family homestead on lot 19, concession 7, Williamsburg Tp.
    3. Robert Smith Johnston, born 12 February 1892 at Dunbar, Williamsburg Tp.
    4. James Arnott Johnston, born 1 April 1896 at Nation Valley, Ontario.
    5. Harvey Rae Johnston, born 26 December 1900.
    6. John Grant Johnston, born 14 March 1906 at Bethune Bush, Winchester Tp.
  6. Robert Hyndman McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., farmer, born 26 February 1866 in Williamsburg Tp., died 12 April 1912 of mumps, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. As noted above, he was almost certainly named for his presumed uncle-by-marriage, Robert Hyndman, who had died four years earlier. He married 12 June 1895 at Chesterville, Ontario,[102] Florence Marselis, born 23 November 1874 in Williamsburg Tp. (and still resident there at the time of her marriage), died 11 June 1940, and buried with her husband, daughter of Amos Marselis and Athelia Casselman. He was living with his parents in 1891, and is found next door to them in 1901, when he is called a farmer and his religion given as Presbyterian.[103] At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents, including the maiden surnames of the mothers, both were of Williamsburg, and he was a farmer; the witnesses were a Harold Conla and a Mrs. T.B. Conla, both Chesterville. According to a death notice, Robert McMillan left a wife and five children. Known issue:
    1. Kenneth E. McMillan, born 28 February 1896
    2. Emma Bell McMillan, born 13 July 1898.
    3. Frank Smith McMillan, born 16 October 1904. He married Hilda Eileen Casselman, born 15 December 1914, died 12 May 1975, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, daughter of Grant Merton Casselman and Emma Jane McIntosh.
    4. Eva May Mcmillan, born 28 August 1907.[104]
  7. Ernest Andrew McMillan, born 20 April 1868, baptized (as “Andrew Ernest”) in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, died 28 August 1892, aged 24 years, 4 months, 8 days, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1891. As Andrew E[rnest] McMillan he m. 16 March 1891 at Morrisburg, Williamsburg Tp.,[105] Martha E[llen] Beckstead, born 1866-67 (aged 26 in 1893), sister of his brother William’s wife, and daughter of Moses Beckstead and Hannah Hudson. Her parentage is stated by the record of her second marriage, when, as Martha McMillan, aged 26 years, widow, born in and resident in Williamsburg, daughter of Moses Beckstead and Hannah Hudson, she married 25 December 1893 at Chesterville, Dundas Co., William Jacob Drappo, aged 38 years, widower, born in and resident in Finch Tp., son of Peter Drappo and Catherine Barkley.[106]
  8. Rosa/Rose McMillan, born August 1870, living with her parents in 1891 but not in 1901.
  9. Hosea McMillan, born ca. 1872-3, living with his parents in 1891 but not in 1901.
  10. Martha McMillan, born 23 June 1874 near Dunbar, Williamsburg Tp., died 27 January 1963 at Cornwall, Ontario, aged 89 years, following a lengthy illness, and buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Ontario. She was living with her parents in 1891. she married 9 August 1899 in Williamsburg Tp.,[107] Matthias Barkley, born 1873-74 (aged 25 in 1899) in Williamsburg Tp., son of Matthias Barkley and Sophia Bailey. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents, both parties were of Williamsburg Tp.; the witnesses were Mona Shunk and John Shunk. According to the “Our North Country Roots” website had issue:
    1. Arnott Barkley.
    2. Willis Barkley.
    3. Florence Barkley.

7. James Henry McMillan, son of Daniel McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’s wife Anne Mooney alias Thom, was born 2 February 1841, and d. 26 January 1913, aged nearly 72 years, of pneumonia,[108] and buried in the Old Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg Tp. His death record names his parents as Daniel McMilland and Nancy Thom. He married 21 December 1863 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Margaret Barkley, born 1 July 1841 in Ontario,[109] died 1 July 1907, on her 66th birthday, daughter of Joachim and Catharina (Barkley) Barkley.[110] He was living with his parents in 1852 but has not been found in the census of 1861. The record of his marriage names him as James H. McMillan, aged 22 years, of Williamsburg Tp., and his wife as Margaret Barkley, aged 22 years, also of Williamsburg Tp. It is clear on chronological grounds that he is the James McMillan (called James H. McMillan in 1901) who appears in the censuses of 1871, 1881, 1891, and 1901, in which he is called a sawyer in those of 1881 and 1891, and a farmer in the others.[111] Furthermore, he lived close to his brothers William and John. The widowed James McMillan was living with his son Ezra in 1901, and this son served as the informant of James’s death.[112]
    Known issue:

  1. Angus McMillan, born ca. 1863-4, living with his parents in 1881 but not in 1891.
  2. Ezra McMillan, born 5 April 1867, died 1951 “in his 85th year,”, and buried with his wife and parents in the Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. He was still living with his parents in 1891. He married 28 May 1895, May L. ____, born 14 April 1873 in the U.S., of English ancestry, died 24 October 1945, aged 72 years, 6 months, 10 days, and in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, daughter of Sherman Brown, of Joe Indian Pond, Parishville Tp., New York, by the latter’ wife Ellen Farmer. He was living with his parents in 1881, and beside them in 1901.[113] In adult life he was the Road Superintendent of Williamsburg Tp. His widowed father was living with him in 1911.[114] He is presumably the Ezra McMillan, farmer, of concession 6, lot 19, near Elma, listed in the 1916-17 county directory.[115] Known issue:
    1. Bessie R. McMillan, born 4 April 1896.
    2. Hattie B. McMillan, born 8 December 1897.
    3. James H. McMillan, born 28 July 1899.
    4. Sherman Grant McMillan, born 30 March 1902, died 2 August 1904, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery.
  3. Martha E. McMillan, born 3 August 1870, baptized 2 April 1871 (IGI), living with her parents in 1901.
  4. Minnie May McMillan, born 5 June 1875, baptized 28 May 1876 (IGI), died 1946. She was living unmarried with her parents in 1901. According to the “Our North Country Roots” website, she married William Farrell, and had a son, Arthur Farrell.
  5. Harriet “Hattie” McMillan, born probably in late 1876 (aged 20 at her marriage) at Elma, died 19 December 1904, only 11 days after her daughter Mary, and buried in Brookside Cemetery, Waddington, New York.[116] she married (as his first wife) 28 December 1896 at Morrisburg,[117] George Henry Oshier, born 1874-75 (aged 21 in 1896) at Waddington, New York, son of James and Mary (____) Oshier. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents although not supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, he was residing at Waddington aforesaid, and she at Elma; he was a barber, and the witnesses were a Dan Brown of Iroquois and an M. McMillan of Elma. He should not be confused with his twin brother Clinton Dewitt Oshier, whose wife’s name was also Hattie. George Oshier married secondly on 28 December 1896, Rachel ____. Issue of George and Hattie (McMillan) Oshier:[118]
    1. Muriel N. Oshier, died young on 26 April 1899, and buried with her mother.
    2. Mary R. Oshier, born 6 December 1899, died 8 December 1904, 11 days before her mother, and buried with her mother.
  6. Nettie Grace McMillan, born 21 March 1881, living unmarried with her parents in 1901.

8. George H. McMillan, of Orchardside, Williamsburg Tp., son of David and Fanny (____) McMillan, was born 17 March 1830 in Ireland, was still alive in 1905, and was possibly the one of this name who died 3 February 1912 in Williamsburg Tp.[119] He married (1) 26 December 1854 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg,[120], Lana Elizabeth Barkley, born ca. 1833-34 (aged 20 at her marriage), who is not listed with him in the 1861 census and was presumably dead by that time. At the time of their marriage both parties were of Williamsburg Tp. He married (2) 11 November 1861 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Catherine Barkley, born 16 July 1838 in Ontario, of Dutch or German ancestry, died 29 July 1908, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, daughter of John H. Barkley, of Wiliamsburg Tp., by the latter’ wife Amelia Deeks.[121] At the time of their marriage both parties were of Williamsburg Tp.
    George McMillan, who was brought by his parents to Ontario, apparently in 1837, is listed next to them in all the censuses of Williamsburg Tp. from 1861 through 1901, in which he is called a farmer and his religion given as Presbyterian.[122] On 9 November 1853 he purchased from the Crown the east half of lot 13 in the 8th concession of Williamsburg Tp.,[123] and a map of 1879 shows him as the owner of the eastern 5/8 of this lot 13.[124] Because his marital status was carelessly left blank in the 1861 census, and no wife is listed with him therein, it is unclear whether he was then still married, or was already a widower.
    “Squire George McMillan,” of Dunbar (a village in Williamsburg), whose home was called “Orchard Side,”[125] supplied the following autobiography for Carter’s The Story of Dundas, published in 1905:

I started out to face the world when thirteen years of age and early engaged to cut the timber from three acres of land for which I was to receive five dollars per acre. While thus engaged my board was potatoes and buttermilk, until the last week when my employer threshed some wheat and buckwheat, on the level sod with a span of horses; cleaned it with a hand-fan, took it to the mill at Waddington, got it ground into flour, and then we had bread. I took a similar job from Jeremiah Marcelis and was to pay extra board if my time exceeded nine days per acre. Thus when the job was finished only ten dollars was due to me. Beside this I broke my axe and had to pay Richard Allen, of Morrisburg, one dollar for fixing the same. Mr. Marcelis gave me an order for ten dollars for goods at Henry G. Merkley’s store at Morrisburg and [I?] carried my whole purchase home in a scantily filled handkerchief. Going back still earlier, a trip to Armstrong’s Mills (Chesterville) comes to mind. In 1838 (Uncle) Dan McMillan and I with an ox team and cart went to Armstrong’s Mills with a small grist. The condition of the roads can be judged from the fact that the journey occupied a day. Arriving there in the evening we had to wait until the following day and having no money to pay for our board or lodging, Mr. Armstrong lent us some flour with which Mrs. Armstrong baked us a small cake and also gave us some milk. This we ate with a relish, after which we lay down and slept all night on the bags. Next morning Mr. Armstrong tolled and ground our wheat, took out the flour he had loaned us the previous evening and home we started. I also remember the visit of the tax collector to my father’s house. Our tax was one dollar, and we at once set to work to thresh on the sod enough oats to pay the call. I then engaged with a neighbor for two days in payment for a horse and cart to take the oats to Bell’s Corner, where Squire Bell paid us for the eight bushels which we threshed one dollar, just enough to pay the taxes.[126]

    Known issue (all born in Ontario, and all alive in 1871):

    (by first wife:)

  1. John McMillan, said to have been baptized 27 June 1855 in Williamsburg Tp. (IGI), died 1860, aged 4 years, “cause of death not [k]nown,” according to the entry for his father in the 1861 census.
  2. Catherine McMillan, born ca. 1857-8, living 1871 but not listed with her parents in the 1881 census.

(presumably by second wife:)

  1. Lucy K. McMillan, born ca. 1861-2, still living unmarried with her parents in 1891. she married 9 June 1891 in Williamsburg Tp.,[127] James Nicoll. We feel quite certain they must be the James and Lucy Nicoll found in 1901 at Kootenay, British Columbia, despite the fact that Lucy’s age is four years less than it should have been.[128] The four-year discrepancy in Lucy’s age should not be taken too seriously, for the Lucy Nicoll of Kootenay, found ten years later in the 1911 census with the same husband and children, has somehow managed to age only five years during the interval, so she was at least consistent in her inconsistency. The likelihood of the identification is evident from the names of the children in the family of Kootenay, which include a George (possibly for Lucy’s father) an Archibald (for Lucy’s brother) and Amelia (for Lucy’s sister). In 1911 the family is found at Calgary, Alberta, on 9th Street West.[129] The James and Lucy Nicoll of Kootenay and Calgary had the following issue, all alive and living with their parents in 1911:
    1. James Nicoll, Jr., born 15 March 1892 in Alberta.
    2. Jeanie Nicoll, born 15 June 1894 in Alberta.
    3. George Nicoll, born 10 July 1895 in Alberta.
    4. Archibald Nicoll, born 1 October 1897 in Alberta.
    5. Amelia Nicoll, born 15 July 1899 in Ontario.
  2. John McMillan, born ca. 1863-4, still living unmarried with his parents in 1881, but not in 1891.
  3. Archibald P. McMillan, born 22 April 1870, still living unmarried with his parents in 1901.
  4. Simon C. McMillan, born 8 January 1872, living unmarried with his parents in 1901.
  5. George B. McMillan, Jr., born 17 February 1873, living unmarried with his parents in 1901.
  6. Amelia McMillan, born 20 July 1875, living unmarried with her parents in 1901.
  7. Alice McMillan, born ca. 24 May 1878, living 1901.
  8. Velma Rose McMillan, born 24 December 1881, living 1901.

9. Daniel C. McMillan (known as “Little Dan” or as “Daniel David”), son of David and Fanny (____) McMillan, was born ca. 1835-37 in Ireland, died 2 August 1924 “in the U.S.A.” (according to his tombstone), and was buried in the Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery; the age of 92 years, 4 months, 28 days, attributed to him on his tombstone is clearly an exaggeration. His death does not appear to have been properly registered. He was m. 1 December 1857 by the Rev. Eli Woodcock, Methodist Episcopal minister,[130] to Margaret Merkley, born ca. 1839-40 in Ontario, of Dutch ancestry, died 1871-81, almost certainly a daughter of John Henry Merkley, of Williamsburg Tp., by the latter’ wife Catharine (?) Ouderkerk.[131]
    Daniel McMillan, who should not be confused with his first cousin and exact contemporary Daniel McMillan (no. 2.iii), was brought by his parents to Ontario, apparently in 1837, and is listed near them in all the censuses of Williamsburg Tp. from 1861 through 1891, in which he is called a farmer and his religion given as Presbyterian.[132] A map of 1879 shows him as the owner of the west 3/8 of lot 13 in the 8th concession, adjacent to the land of his brother George.[133] He was widowed by 1881, and in 1891 was still not remarried.[134]
    Known issue (all by first wife):

  1. Catherine McMillan, born ca. 1857-9, living 1871 but not listed with her father in the 1881 census.
  2. (apparently) Elizabeth McMillan, said to have been baptized 3 August 1861 in Williamsburg Tp. (IGI), but not found with her parents in the 1871 census.
  3. Nancy McMillan, born ca. 1862-3, living 1881, but not listed with her father in the 1891 census.
  4. John D. McMillan, born 12 August 1866, living 1907. He married by 1891, Annie O’Shaughnessy, born 6 October 1868 in Ontario, of Ontario-born parents and Irish ancestry, living 1907. He and his wife were living with his father in 1891, when he was a farmer. John D. McMillan and his family were apparently absent from the country for a few years, as his son Robert was born in the U.S. in August of 1893, and the 1901 census shows the family returning to Canada in 1895. John D. McMillan appears as a head of household in the 1901 census of Williamsburg Tp., in which he is again called a farmer and his religion given as Presbyterian.[135] Known issue, all alive in 1901:
    1. Margaret McMillan, born 6 July 1891.
    2. Robert McMillan, born 6 August 1893 in the U.S.
    3. Frank C. McMillan 18 Jan 1907 in Dundas County.
  5. William McMillan, born ca. 1867-8, still living unmarried with his father in 1891, when he was a millwright employing one person.
  6. Arthur Peter McMillan, born 29 July 1869, living 1911. He married 7 March 1894 at Dunbar,[136] Margaret Elizabeth Marselis, born 30 September 1872 in Ontario (per the 1901 census), of German ancestry, living 1911; although she is called Margaret E. Marselis in the marriage record, she is called Elizabeth in the censuses of 1901 and 1911. She is possibly identical with the Elizabeth Margaret Marselis recorded as born on 30 December 1872 to John Marselis, of Dunbar, laborer, and his wife Jemima Heanes; for the words “September” and “December” are prone to being confused when spoken.[137] Arthur McMillan was a member of his father’s household in 1871, but in the 1881 census he is found in the household of John Henry Merkley and his wife Eliza, which man was evidently his maternal grandfather. He appears as a head of household in the 1901 census, in which he is called a farmer and his religion given as Lutheran.[138] At some time prior to 1911, he, as Arthur P. McMillan, received a Crown grant of lot 23, township 35, Range 18 West of the 3rd Principal Meridean, near Battleford, Saskatchewan,[139] and he had settled there with his family by the taking of the 1911 census.[140] Known issue, all except the fourth still alive and living with their parents in 1911:
    1. Lettie Ivalene McMillan, born 9 December 1894 in Williamsburg Tp.,[141] died by the taking of the 1901 census.
    2. Wilfrid Laurier McMillan, born 23 May 1896 in Williamsburg Tp.,[142] died ____.
    3. Adelbert/Delbert Stanley McMillan, born 24 February 1898,[143] died ____.
    4. Gilbert Addison McMillan, born 22 December 1899,[144] died ____.
    5. Gerald Miles McMillan, born 6 January 1901,[145] died by the taking of the 1911 census.
    6. Kenneth McMillan, born 8 May 1902 (registered as Serenus R. McMillan),[146] died ____. He is the father of Donna McMillan.

Fourth Canadian Generation

10. William Arthur McMillan, son of William McMillan and Delia Sipes, was born 11 January 1870, and d. 28 June 1953. He married 18 September 1895 at Hallville, Ontario,[147] his first cousin once removed (through the Sipes family), Anna Shaw, born 30 April 1875 (per 1901 census) at Hallville, Ontario (per marriage record), of Irish ancestry, daughter of Hugh Shaw (1852-1949) and Maria Hyndman (1856-1937), granddaughter maternally of John Hyndman and Lucretia Sipes, and great-granddaughter of Andrew Sipes, Jr., and Maria Doran aforesaid.[148] He was living with his parents in 1891, and is found beside them in the 1901 census.[149] At the time of his marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a farmer, of Williamsburg, and the bride was of Hallville, he birthplace; the witnesses were Mary Ann R. Shaw, of Hallville, and Fred McMillan, of Williamsburg. They were enumerated in Williamsburg Tp. in 1901, at which times his parents were living with him.[150] In the 1907 birth record of his son Hugh, this man is called Arthur Shaw, farmer, his address being given as Williamsburg in one place and Elma in another. As “W.A. McMillan, [of] Elma” this man served as informant of the death of his father in 1918.
    According to the Bonaccorso genealogy, William McMillan and his wife hey had the following issue:

  1. Martha Elizabeth McMillan, born 7 May 1897, died February 1979. she married by 1926, Byard Broder Black, born 14 December 1895, died 23 April 1943. Issue:
    1. Donald Black, born 25 August 1926; married Gladys Audrey Beggs.
    2. Marguerita Elizabeth Black, born 2 January 1929; married Alan Douglas Howarth.
    3. Sylvia Rose Black, born 21 October 1932; married William Remple.
  2. Alge Retta McMillan, born 5 July 1900, died 25 October 1986. she married 21 April 1926 at Elma, Dundas Co.,[151] John Milton Carkner, born 15 April 1904, died 6 October 1978. Issue:
    1. McMillan Alexander Carkner, born 1927, died same year.
    2. Arthur Russell Carkner, born 1933; married Beatrice Edna Boulerice.
    3. Jay Milton Carkner [twin?], born 1935; married Helen June Murray.
    4. Lois Ann Carkner [twin?], born 1935; married Paul Orville Barkley.
  3. Hugh Andrew McMillan, born 24 July 1907,[152] died 28 October 1974. He married 21 September 1935, Roma Josephine Clarke, born 5 July 1911 at Lachine, Québec, died 4 July 2007 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, one day short of her 96th birthday.[153] Roma Clarke McMillan A death notice for her reads, in part:
    At the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Wednesday, July 4, 2007, Roma McMillan (nee Clarke) of Ottawa. Beloved wife of the late Hugh McMillan. Dear mother of June (Rudy) Boulerice of Morrisburg and Joye (James) Oswald of Vankleek Hill. Beloved “Gramma Mac” of 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Roger, sisters Queenie Stuart and Freda Hawkins and brothers Douglas and James Clarke. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Roma enjoyed a long and illustrious musical career which began at an early age. As a young woman she participated in 15 broadcasts with the Montreal Philharmonic Orchestra. During her lifetime she won over 200 trophies, recorded six albums of fiddle music and composed many fiddle tunes including the Lake St. Lawrence Waltz and the Upper Canada Jig…. In addition to her musical accomplishments she served as the Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Morrisburg, and the National Secretary of the Federated Women’s Institute of Canada….
    In addition, an editorial obituary appeared in the local paper, reading, in part, as follows:
    The soundtrack of Roma McMillan’s life — fiddle music — began in wartime sorrow and evolved into catchy rhythms and cheery tunes that earned her more than 200 trophies and a handful of honours. As a girl, Ms. McMillan was introduced to the violin after her only uncle was killed in the First World War. Her older brother, Douglas, inherited their uncle’s violin, and it was shipped to the family’s home in Lachine, Que. When Douglas didn’t take to the instrument, Ms. McMillan convinced her mother to let her give it a try. Ms. McMillan, then seven years old, dusted it off, named it Henrietta and the rest is … history….
        By the time Ms. McMillan was 18, she completed 15 broadcasts with the orchestra before leaving town with her other love, a Holstein farmer from Ontario named Hugh. After the two married in 1935, they moved to Elma, Ont., where Ms. McMillan’s concert violin changed its tune and old-time fiddle became more her style. The transition was brought on after Mr. McMillan levelled with his wife. “My husband said, ‘If you want people to listen to you, you’ve got to get away from the classical stuff; you’ve got to play old-time,’” Ms. McMillan told the Citizen in 2003.
        Before moving to rural Eastern Ontario, the only exposure Ms. McMillan had to old-time fiddle music was as a teen, after tragedy sent her to hospital. She was 15 years old when her family was involved in a terrible car accident. Ms. McMillan suffered a fractured skull, and her mother was killed….
        Ms. McMillan was always adaptive. When the 1939 gas shortage made the drive to Morrisburg financially unappealing, she took matters into her own hands. “People couldn’t afford to drive to dances in Morrisburg,” she recalled, “so we put together a band and played every Saturday night in Williamsburg.” “Sometimes they played seven nights a week and at that time you weren’t allowed to play on Sunday, so they had midnight dances,” Ms. Oswald said yesterday. “They played many barn dances and all kinds of things, and they were very well-known around.”
        The group, the Elma Serenaders, was a hit, and over the years, Ms. McMillan’s quick-fiddlin’ ways were recognized with a number of awards.
        Ms. McMillan was named Most Entertaining Fiddler at the Canadian Open Championships in 1988, and was awarded the Canadian Grandmasters Fiddle Championship lifetime award as well. She has also been inducted into the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, the New York Fiddlers Hall of Fame and the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame.[154]
        After being recognized by the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame, her profile in a Nepean newspaper headline caught the attention of NBC producers at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2003. “Someone must have seen her picture in the paper and cut it out and sent it down to Jay Leno,” Ms. Oswald figures. At the top of the article was an eye-catching quote from Ms. McMillan that apparently gave Mr. Leno quite a chuckle. It read, “I have a bowl of porridge every morning and fiddle with younger men in the afternoon.” … While her appearance on The Tonight Show may have been her highest-profile appearance, it was her 2001 concert at former governor general Adrienne Clarkson’s garden party at Rideau Hall that was said to be the highlight of her career….
        Roma Clarke was born on July 5, 1911. The middle child, she was raised in Lachine with her siblings Queenie Stuart, Freda Hawkins, Douglas Clarke and James Clarke. She and her husband had three children, two daughters and a son before Mr. McMillan was killed in a farm accident in 1974. After her husband’s death, Ms. McMillan moved to Ottawa, where she worked, lived and fiddled for more than 30 years….
        Ms. McMillan was predeceased by her son, Roger, who died from a malignant brain tumor in 2001. She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The 95-year-old suffered a stroke on June 26 and died on Wednesday, the day before her 96th birthday….[155]
    Issue (order uncertain):
    1. June Ann McMillan, born 29 June 1936, alive in 2007. she married 28 November 1958, Rudolphe Joseph Boulerice. They were living at Morrisburg at the time of her mother’s death in 2007.
    2. Bertha Joye McMillan, born 28 December 1937. she married August 1957, James Eric Oswald. They were living at Vankleek Hill at the time of her mother’s death in 2007.
    3. Douglas McMillan, born 1941, died same year.
    4. Roger McMillan, “who died from a malignant brain tumor in 2001.”
  4. Joseph Hyndman McMillan, born in October 1910, died 15 April 2003 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, aged over 92 years, and buried 17 April following at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville. He married 30 October 1934 at Iroquois, Ontario, Mary Beatrice Whittle, born 1909, died 1986. His death notice, which is the source of much of our information here, reads, in part: “Joseph Hyndman McMillan of Williamsburg … was a retired farmer who took great pride in his purebred Holstein dairy cattle. He was born on the farm in Elma which was a Crown grant to his McMillan ancestors. He was raised on the farm and lived there. In 1991 he moved to the Park Drive Villa in Williamsburg. Mr. McMillan is survived by children John (Marian) of Chesterville and Mary (Gordon) Whittaker of Iroquois. He was predeceased by infant son William Arthur Richard, daughter Martha Ann, brother Hugh and sisters Martha Black and Retta Carkner. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Catherine Van Vliet, Tracy Ahern, Michael Whittaker and great-grandchildren Emma, William, Annie and Amelia. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives will remember Hyndman for his hospitality, kindness and keen sense of humor. He was a member of the Elma United Church…. Pallbearers were Johnny Whitteker, Ferneley Johnston, Gerald McMillan, John Dalrymple, Bert Loucks and Allan MacKenzie.”[156] Issue:
    1. William Arthur McMillan, born 4 March 1937, died same year.
    2. John Hyndman McMillan, born 15 April 1938, living 15 April 2003. He married Marian Grace Gray.
    3. Mary Elizabeth McMillan, born 25 December 1941, living 15 April 2003. she married Gordon Ronald Whittaker.
    4. Martha Ann McMillan, born 1 October 1943, died 7 August 1956.

11. George Melvin McMillan, son of John McMillan and Permelia Armstrong, was born 10 May 1862, and d. 13 May 1950. He was living with his father in 1881 but not in 1891. He married 29 June 1886 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Florence Priscilla Barkley, born March 1865 in Williamsburg Tp., died 1955. They were enumerated in the 1901 census[157] and in the 1911 census.[158] George McMillan, then of Dunbar, served as the informant of his father’ death in 1915.
    Known issue:

  1. Charles Lee McMillan, born 11 November 1887,[159] died 1919, and buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Winchester Tp. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1911, but m. 1917, Bessie Myrtle Dillabough, born 9 July 1890, of unknown parentage.[160] A daughter, Clara Leora Grace McMillan, born 17 August 1917, died 31 December 1918, is buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery.
  2. Roy McMillan, born 9 January 1890, died 1967. He married 28 December 1910 in Williamsburg Tp., Myrtle Perminda Barkley, born in August 1890 (per 1911 census), died 25 October 1963, daughter of Aaron Barkley and Elizabeth Marselis. Roy McMillan and his wife were enumerated in Williamsburg Tp. in 1911.[161] He is presumably the Roy McMillan, tenant farmer, of concession 6, lot 17, near Elma, listed in the 1916-17 county directory.[162] Known issue:[163]
    1. Florence Beatrice McMillan, born 19 June 1915, died 23 May 1983 at Winchester, Ontario. she married 18 October 1933, Stanley Black, of Winchester. Issue:
      1. Verla Black, m. Bevis Graham. Issue:
        1. David Graham, born 1967 at Winchester.
        2. Carolyn Graham.
      2. Lorna Black, m. Charlie Holmes. Issue:
        1. Diane Holmes, born 1966.
        2. Julie Holmes.
      3. Sharon Black, m. Winston Holmes. Issue:
        1. Angela Holmes.
        2. Tyler Holmes.
    2. Carl Emerson McMillan, born 2 September 1917, died 12 July 1973. He married Eva ____. They have three sons, all of whom are married:
      1. Donnie McMillan.
      2. Brian McMillan.
      3. Barry McMillan.
      4. Reggie (?) McMillan.[164]
    3. Leon Roy McMillan, born 4 June 1924 at Dunbar, Ontario, died 5 June 1971 in his home at Chesterville Ontario, of a heart attack. He married in 1951, Vera Gertrude Merkley, born 28 July 1931 at Chesterville, died 17 July 1985 at Winchester Ontario, of cancer. Issue:
      1. Nancy Jean McMillan, born 15 Dec 1953 at Winchester Ontario. she married 24 Sep. 1977, Thomas McMahon, born 1 February 1954. Issue:
        1. (adopted) Jennifer Jean McMahon, born 6 July 1980. She is m. (common-law) to Jason Miller. Issue:
          1. Joshua Thomas Miller, born 28 May 2001 at Winchester.
        2. Jonathon Thomas McMahon, born 3 June 1985.
      2. Martha Jane McMillan, born 11 January 1960 at Winchester. she married (1) by 1980, Ronald Edward Genier. she married (2) 7 May 1993, Donald Wheeler, born 4 December 1961. Issue, by first husband, all born at Winchester:
        1. Tiffany Jane Genier, born September 1, 1980; married Craig Smith.[165] One child, Cooper Smith.
        2. Ryan Edward Genier, born May 12, 1983.
        3. Ashley Lynn Genier, born August 16, 1984.
      3. Lawrence Leon McMillan, born 17 November 1962 at Winchester. He married 30 May 1987, Melisse VanDerVeen, born 13 August 1963. Issue:
        1. Kiersti Anna McMillan, born 21 June 1990.
        2. Mackenzie Dean McMillan, born 20 September 1992.
      4. Mark Andrew McMillan, born 27 July 1967 at Winchester, now (2004) of Chesterville, Ontario. He married (1) 6 January 1990, Pamela Dawn Porteous, born 22 April 1971 at Cornwall, Ontario. He married (2) 1 April 2000, Marie Roxanne Backes, born 27 April 1971 at Ottawa. Issue, all born at Winchester:

          (by first wife:)

        1. Kyler Mark McMillan, born 17 May 1990.
        2. Brittney Dawn McMillan, born 26 July 1991.

          (by second wife:)

        3. Joseph Jackson Daniel McMillan, born 7 October 2001.
  3. Eva R. McMillan, born 19 August 1893 (per 1901 census), died 1978. She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1911, but subsequently m. Nathan Casseman.
  4. Viola Elizabeth McMillan, born 14 July 1895 (per 1901 census). She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1911, but subsequently m. Roy Edward Elliott, born 1892, died 1958.
  5. (daughter), born 20 September 1897, died next day.
  6. Robert McMillan, born 4 November 1898, died 27 November 1898.
  7. Mary Edith McMillan, born 30 January 1900 (per 1901 census), died 16 October 1911.
  8. Cecil Miles McMillan, born in July 1902 (per 1911 census). He married Anna Froats. Known issue:
    1. Marjory June McMillan.
    2. Claire Dale McMillan.
    3. Elva Marilyn McMillan.

12. William Hill McMillan, Daniel McMillan, Jr., and Susannah Hill, was born 1857, died 1933, and was buried with his wife in Goldfield Cemetery, lot 10, concession 5, Winchester Tp., Dundas Co. He was still living with his parents in 1881. tombstone of William Hill McMillan and wife He m. 4 December 1883 in Williamsburg Tp.,[166] Margaret Ann Beckstead, born 1860, died 1936, daughter of Moses Beckstead, by the latter’s wife Hannah Hudson.[167] He is called a stone-cutter in the census of 1891, when his mother-in-law, the widow Hannah Beckstead, was a member of his household.[168] He is also called a stone-cutter in the birth record of his twin sons, Smith and Ford (1895). He appears in the 1901 census of the township.[169]
    Known issue (partly according to the “Our North Country Roots” website):

  1. J. Orlin Grant McMillan, born 18 October 1885 at Elma, Ontario, died in June 1942 at Cold Lake, Alberta. He married in 1906 (?), Jennet Marcellus, from Dunbar, born 1883, died in 1978 at Cold Lake. According to their great-grandson, Rocky Kile, “Orlin McMillan moved out to Biggar area of Saskatchewan in the 1920s. He had a butcher shop and two general stores as well as a farm there. Then they lost all in the Depression and homesteaded in the Cold Lake area. There he farmed and ran a butcher shop as well as a grocery store.” According to their grandson, Wallace McMillan, “Orlin went to Kelfield, Sask. in 1914 and build a store. When the store was finished he went back to Ontario to bring his family back to Saskatchewan, and when they arrived found his store had burnt down [from a fire] that started in the Chinese laundry next door. He then rebuilt the store and a house. He expanded to two stores and a butcher shop. By 1932 with credit full in the books from the farmers, Westons foreclosed on all Orlin’s holdings for four hundred [dollars] owed to them. [Orlin’s son] Harold had gone to Cold Lake a year earlier and convinced Grandpa to come to that area and homestead. Orlin, Harold and Dad, Thomas (he went by the name of Grant). They cleared land and build a log house. Orlin raised cattle, butchered them, and peddled the meat in town. In 1933 Orlin and Jennet moved into the town of Cold Lake and bought a butcher shop and house.” Issue:
    1. Harold McMillan, born 1908 in Ontario. He was father of:
      1. Jeanette McMillan, m. ____ Kile. They are the parents of Rocky Kile, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
    2. Thomas Grant McMillan, born 1910 in Finch Tp., died 30 November 1970, being killed with his wife in an automobile accident. He married 18 November 1936, Hazel Rhyason, who also d. 30 November 1970. His son Wallace writes, “My dad, Thomas Grant McMillan, started working with the Hudsons Bay Company in 1933. He married my mom, Hazel Rhyason, on November 18, 1936…. Dad and Mom were killed in a car accident near Red Water Alberta on November 30, 1970.” Issue:
      1. Wallace Grant McMillan, born 8 August 1938 at Cold Lake, still alive on 6 December 2006. He married Shirley Spencer. They are living (2006) at Tsawwassen, British Columbia, south of Vancouver. Three children:
        1. Rhonda McMillan married name Sorensen. No children.
        2. Richard Grant McMillan, m. Shirelle Murdock. Children: Brandon, Milissa.
        3. Christine McMillan; married (1) ____ Killick; married (2) ____ Smith. Children: Brooklynne Killick, Boston Smith.
      2. Dennis McMillan, born 22 May 1941 at Grand Prairie, Alberta.
      3. Garth McMillan, born 5 May 1955.
    3. Gertrude McMillan, born 1912 in Ontario, living at Cold Lake in 2006.
    4. Edwin McMillan, born 1914 at Kelfield, Saskatchewan, living at Lethbridge, Alberta, in 2006. He married Julie____, and were last known living in Lethbridge. A daughter, possibly named Gertrude, was last known to be living at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.[170]
    5. Vera McMillan, born 1916 at Kelfield.
    6. Russell McMillan, born 1918 at Kelfield, living (June 2006) at Cold Lake. He married Norma ____. They live at Cold Lake, Alberta.
  2. Edwin Ross McMillan, born 18 May 1887 at Elma, died 15 May 1963 at Avonmore, Ontario, and buried in Paul’s Hill Cemetery, south of Avonmore. He married 20 May 1914, Jean Blanche Brownell, born 30 July 1894 at Avonmore, died 9 June 1963 at Cornwall, Ontario, and buried with her husband. According to his granddaughter, Sylvia (McMillan) Brown, “My grandfather, Ross came to Avonmore in the early 1900s and married Jean Blanche Brownell. She was granddaughter of the original town’s founder John Hough (Hough’s Mills). He performed many jobs including butcher, liquor inspector, insurance salesman. [His brother] Ford was also a butcher. My father took over the insurance brokerage until retirement in 1984. We lived in Avonmore, while Elery worked for the government in Ottawa (after a stint at teaching) and Blaine was a bank manager, then supervisor/inspector for the Bank of Nova Scotia until his retirement about 1988.” Issue:
    1. Elery Lane McMillan, born 27 March 1915, died (unmarried) 9 July 1963, and buried with his parents in Paul’s Hill Cemetery. He was a government employee.
    2. William Blaine McMillan, born 24 February 1921, died 15 October 2001 at Etobicoke, Ontario, and buried in Memorial Gardens, Etobicoke. He married 31 July 1943, Mildred May Wilson, born 10 June 1916 at Ottawa, Ontario, died 8 June 2007, 2 days short of her 91st birthday, at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa.[171] Her husband was a bank manager. For some time prior to her death she was living at the Stillwater Creek Retirement Home, Richmond Road., Ottawa.
    3. Glenn Brownell McMillan, born 25 June 1927 at Avonmore, died 30 January 1991 at Daytona Beach, Florida, and buried in Paul’s Hill Cemetery. He married 14 July 1951 at Northfield United Church, Darlene Doris Harris, born 18 September 1930 at the family home on Boundary Road on the Roxborough-Cornwall townline, living (2006) at 11 Fairview Drive, Avonmore. They lived at Avonmore. Issue:
      1. Glenn Brian McMillan, born 26 June 1952 in Cornwall General Hospital; married 17 May 1991 at Kemptville, Grenville Co., Ontario, Mary Jane (Bitz) Anthony, born 29 June 1959. Only child:
        1. William Anthony McMillan (Liam) b. Jan 16, 1992, Ottawa, living (2006) at Iroquois, Ontario.
      2. Sylvia Darlene McMillan, born 26 June 1956 in Cornwall General Hospital, living June 2006, our informant on this branch of the family. she married 20 December 1980 in St. James United Church, Avonmore, Gerald Allan Brown, born 9 August 1949 Saint John, N.B. Issue:
        1. Derek Allan McMillan Brown, born 8 May 1984 at Ottawa Grace Hospital
        2. Andrew Grant McMillan Brown, born 9 April 1987 at Almonte, Ontario, living (2006) in Carleton Place, Ontario.
      3. Gwenyth Evelyn McMillan b. 18 March 1960 at Cornwall; married 16 July 1983 in St. James United Church, Avonmore, Dale Wilfrid Coleman, born 2 August 1956. Issue (all born at Winchester D.M. Hospital):
        1. Natalie Dale Coleman, born 6 August 1985.
        2. Stephanie Brianne Coleman, born 22 April 1987.
        3. Brittany Gwynne Coleman, born 25 September 1989.
        4. Kenton Glenn Coleman, born 30 March 1993; living at Avonmore.
  3. Jennie McMillan, born 1889, died 1948, m. Daniel W. Pollock, of Berwick, brother of her sister-in-law Jennie Pollock. They are buried in Goldfield Cemetery, Finch Tp., Stormont. Only child:[172]
    1. Milton Pollock. He married Eileen MacLean,[173] and had three children.
  4. Hugh W. McMillan, born 1891, died 1954, and buried with his wife near his parents. He married Jennie Christina Pollock, born 18 March 1892, died 1976, sister of his brother-in-law Daniel Pollock. Issue:[174] Hugh McMillan and his younger brother Smith operated farms next to each other at Goldfield.
    1. Mildred McMillan, died by 2014; married Ossie Higgs. They lived at Montreal, and Mildred now lives at Hartford Retirement Home in Morrisburg, Ontario. Issue:
      1. Judy Higgs.
      2. Susan Higgs.
    2. Edith McMillan, deceased as of June 2006; married Jack Fulton, of Chesterville. Issue:
      1. Richard Fulton.
      2. Christina Fulton.
      3. Kathy Fulton.
    3. Pansy (in adulthood known as Pat) McMillan, born 1923-24, died 13 August 2014, aged 90 years.[175] Pat Dillabough She m. (1) Harold Winters; married (2) after her first husband’s death, Ron Dillabough, who predeceased her. Pat and her second husband lived at Morrisburg. According to Sylvia Brown, Pat Dillabough was the last surviving grandchild of William Hill McMillan and Margaret Ann Beckstead. Her death notice reads, in part: “Pat Dillabough, age 90, formerly of Morrisburg, peacefully passed away at the Garden Villa Retirement Home in Chesterville on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 with her daughters by her side. Beloved wife of the late Harold Winters and the late Ron Dillabough. Loving mother of Carol McElheran (Stirling) of Morewood and Marjorie Walsh (Jeff Allen) of Scarborough. Dear mother-in-law of Joanne Knol (John) of Ore-Medonte. Pat will be fondly remembered by 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Bill Winters and her sisters Mildred Higgs and Edith Fulton …. Interment of cremated remains will be at Sandtown Cemetery.” Issue (all by first marriage):
      1. Billy Winters.
      2. Carol Ann Winters; married Stirling McElheran, of Morewood.
      3. Marjorie Winters; married Jeff Allen Walsh, of of Scarborough.
  5. W. Smith McMillan (twin), born 26 May 1895,[176] died 1957, buried near his parents. According to the “Our North Country Roots” website, he m. Muriel Sadie Helmer. Issue:[177] Smith McMillan and his brother Hugh operated farms next to each other at Goldfield, Smith’s land having been his parents’ homestead.
    1. Mae McMillan, born 1923, died 2001; married Harold Mason Marcellus, born 1911, died 1994. They are buried at Goldfield Cemetery. issue:
      1. Lana Marcellus, m. Ray Larsen. They have a son, Dan.
      2. Carol Marcellus, living at Aylmer, Quebec.
    2. Jean McMillan, born 10 November 1917, died 27 May 2006, and buried at Goldfield. she married (1) Harry Sharlow. she married (2) Wally Broom. Issue (by first marriage):
      1. Timmy Sharlow.
      2. Linda Sharlow.
    3. Ford McMillan (twin), born 26 May 1895,[178] died (without issue) 18 December 1983, and buried with his wife in Finch Community Cemetery.[179] He lived in Finch township, and was a butcher. He married Annie Cameron, born 1895, died 1977.


Some unassigned McMillan families of Williamburg Township

Catharine McMillan, m. 7 November 1888 at Chesterville,[180] Charles Thornton.

Some unrelated McMillan families of Williamburg Township

Duncan B. McMillan, son of Alexander B. McMillan and Isabella ____, was born 1842-43 (aged 23 in 1866) in Finch Tp., and d. before 1853. The names of his parents are given in his marriage record. He, being then of Finch Tp., m. 9 January 1866 in Dundas Co.,[181] Catharine Parker, born about 23 February 1834 at Chatham, Quebec, died 6 July 1897, aged 63 years, 4 months, 13 days, and buried with her second husband in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, having m. secondly 31 December 1853 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Wiliamsburg Tp.,[182] Joseph Bedsted, died 4 August 1864, aged 63 years, 4 months, 13 days. According to her marriage record, in which her age is grossly understated as 21 years, she was then of Finch Tp., and was a daughter of Hugh and Catherine (____) Parker. Known issue:

  1. Margaret Permelia M. McMillan, born 22 June 1840 in Finch Tp., died 14 June 1926. she married George Aaron Beckstead, born 7 January 1835, died 3 August 1900, and both are buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. They had issue.

David McMillan, born ca. 1824-26 (aged 47 in 1871, 55 in 1881, 70 in 1895) in Ireland, died 22 September 1895, aged 70 years, and buried with two wives and a son in Colquhoun Cemetery, on the south side of County Road 18, Concession 4, lot 7, Williamsburg Tp.[183] He married (1) certainly by 1858, and by 1847 if she was the mother of his children, Agnes ____, born ca. 1820-21, died 4 February 1875, aged 61 years, 8 months, 9 days, and buried with her husband, the name on her tombstone being given as Nancy. (Despite the apparent discrepancy in names and ages, the wife Nancy is explicitly called the mother of his son Albert, born 1858, who is mentioned on the same tombstone, and as “Agnes” was alive in 1871 and “Nancy” did not die until 1875, they must be the same person.) He married (2) by 1881, Sarah Shaw, born ca. 1836-37 in Ireland, died 20 March 1887, aged 51 years, 6 months, and buried with her husband. He married (3) in 1881-91, Mary ____, born ca. 1829-30 in Ontario, of Irish parentage, living 1891; quite likely the “Mary R. Allison, wife of David McMillan,” b. about 31 May 1830, died 17 March 1893, aged 62 years, 9 months, 17 days, and buried in Elma United Church Cemetery, lot 23, concession 1, Williamsburg Tp. He was still in Ireland in 1846-47 when his first son was born, and has not been found in the 1852 census, although his son Edgar is supposed to have been born b. ca. 1849-51 in Ontario. He is listed as a farmer, Presbyterian in religion, in the 1861 and 1871 censuses of Williamsburg Tp., with his first wife, Agnes.[184] He is listed as a farmer, Presbybterian in religion, in the 1881 census, with his second wife, Sarah.[185] He is listed in the 1891 census with his third wife, Mary.[186] Issue, presumably by his first known wife Agnes (per 1871 census):

  1. James J. McMillan, born 3 March 1847 in Ireland,[187] died 1934, and buried with his wife in Grantley United Church Cemetery, Williamsburg Tp. He was still living unmarried with his father in 1871, but he m. by 1874, Sarah E. Adams, of Irish origin, born 1848 in Ontario, died 1917. They are enumerated with four children in the 1881 census of Williamsburg Tp.,[188] with seven children in that of 1891,[189] with eight children in that of 1901,[190] and with four children in that of 1911.[191]
  2. Edgar McMillan, born ca. 1849-51 in Ontario, still living unmarried with his father in 1871, but not in 1881. We have not located him in the 1881 census of Ontario.
  3. Osborn McMillan (called John in 1861), born 17 March 1855, died 9 February 1927, and buried with his wife in Grantley United Church Cemetery, Williamsburg Tp. He was living unmarried with his father, in 1871. He married 29 July 1878 at Osnabruck,[192] Mary Elizabeth Shaver, said to have been of Irish parentage, born 13 April 1858 in Osnabruck Tp., Stormont Co., Ontario, died 13 March 1925, daughter of Jacob and Christie Anne (____) Shaver. In the record of their marriage, which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, he is called a farmer, born in Osnabruck Tp. and residing in Williamsburg Tp. (we suspect the latter statements should be reversed), and she as born in and residing in Osnabruck Tp.; the witnesses were Abraham Shaver and Jane Shaver, both of Williamsburg. They are enumerated very close to his father, probably in adjacent households, in the 1881 and 1891 censuses.[193] In 1881 they had five children.
  4. Albert McMillan, “son of David & Nancy McMillan,” b. about 27 June 1858 (by calculation), died 6 April 1863, aged 4 years, 9 months, 10 days, and buried with his parents.)
  5. Henry McMillan, born ca. 1858-59, living with his father in 1861 but not in 1871.
  6. Margaret McMillan, born ca. 1861-62.

David McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp., farmer, born 1826-27 (aged 68 in 1895) in co. Armaugh, Ireland, son of James McMillan and Margaret McConnell, widower m. (2) (as her second husband) 21 June 1895 at Morrisburg,[194] Malinda (Baker) Beckstead, born 1853-54 (aged 41 in 1895) in Williamsburg Tp. (and still resident there at the time of their marriage), daughter of Jacob Baker and Eliza Cramer. The witnesses were E.B. Timberlake and Maria Dillabough, both of Morrisburg.


Notes

1J. Smyth Carter, The Story of Dundas; being a history of the county of Dundas from 1784 to 1904 (Iroquois, Ontario, 1905), pp. 433-4.
2Various records of North Williamsburg/Williamsburg St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Family History Library microfilm no. 008,121,372, items 4-11.
3At http://www.empey.ca/Lynne/Williamsburg/Cemeteries/ oldwilliamsburg.htm.
41852 Census of Canada, Canada West (Ontario), district 5 (Dundas County), subdistrict 36 (Mountain), schedule A; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm reel C-11717. The entry reads as follows:
name          occupation  birthpl.  religion   age next b'day
-------------------------------------------------------------
Robert Hindman    farmer   Ireland   Presbyterian  60
Jane Hindman      ----     Ireland         "       45
William McMullen  ----     Canada          "       23*
Betsy McMullen    ----     Ireland         "       83
====
* or perhaps 25
51861 Census of Canada, Ontario, Dundas Co., Mountain Tp., enumeration district 8, p. 61; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-1014.
6Dundas County death registrations, 1895, 016690, which does not state her maiden surname or the name of her husband. We became aware of this record through Randy Mack Hyndman, Samuel Hyndman [born] 1762 Dunglady, County Derry, Ulster, available online at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/y/n/Randy-M-Hyndman/. It seems likely, judging from a published index, that the identification of the wife of Robert Hyndman as Jane McMillan was made in Nancy C. Hyndman, The Hyndmans of Mountain Township (s.l., n.d.), which we have not seen. Another genealogy not seen by us is Ellen Dangerfield, Descendants of Samuel Hyndman.
7This and subsequent statements concerning tombstones in South Gower Cemetery were originally taken from Teresa McLellan, McLellan Family Tree, at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~riman/mclellan/ teresahomepage.htm. There are now photographs of the tomsbtones of Jane (McMillan) Hyndman and her husband at Find A Grave.
8Death notice of Mrs. Robert Hyndman, Kemptville Weekly Advance, 28 March 1895, transcribed in [Death notices from the Kemptville Weekly Advance, 1891-1895, available online at http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/ontario/obituaries/obits_1891-1895.pdf.
9Various Internet sources show that Samuel Hyndman d. 17 October 1843, and is buried in South Gower Cemetery.
10Death notice of Joseph Hyndman, Kemptville Weekly Advance, 13 May 1897, transcribed in [Death notices from the Kemptville Weekly Advance, 1896-1900, available online at http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/ontario/obituaries/obits_1896-1900.pdf. A portrait of Joseph Hyndan, extracted from Illustrated historical atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ont. (Toronto, 1879), p. __, is available at http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/images/Portraits/sto-jhyndman.jpg.
11Death notice of Hezekiah Clark, Kemptville Weekly Advance, 23 July 1896, transcribed in [Death notices from the Kemptville Weekly Advance, 1896-1900, available online at http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/ontario/obituaries/obits_1896-1900.pdf.
121852 Census of Canada, Canada West (Ontario), district 5 (Dundas County), subdistrict 36 (Mountain), schedule A (population schedule), p. 85, and schedule B (Agricultural Schedule), p. 120; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm reel C-11717. The entry from the population schedule has already been quoted above.
131861 Census of Canada, Ontario, Dundas Co., Mountain Tp., enumeration district 8, p. 61; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-1014.
141871 Census of Canada, Ontario, District no. 071 (Dundas Co.), Sub-District e (Mountain Tp.), division 2, pp. 28-29; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-10006. The entry reads:
name          gender age birthplace cond. occupation
-----------------------------------------------------
Hyndman William   M  58   Ireland   M   farmer
Hyndman Jane      F  55   Ireland   M
Hyndman Elizabeth F  27   Ireland   S
Hyndman Samuel    M  25   Ireland   S
Hyndman Anney     F  23   Ireland   S   school teacher
Hyndman William   M  17   Ireland   S
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Hyndman Robert    M  15   Ontario   S
Hyndman Easter    F  13   Ontario   S
Hyndman Joseph    M  10   Ontario   S
Hyndman Jane      F  67   Ireland   W
====
Entire family's ethnicity Irish and religion Church of Scotland
For the identification of William Hyndman as a brother of Robert Hyndman see Teresa McLellan, “McLellan Family Tree,” as above.
151881 Census of Canada, Ontario, district 102 (Dundas Co.), subdistrict E (Mountain Tp.), Dundas, Ontario, division 2, p. 12; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-13228.
16Illustrated historical atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ont. (Toronto, 1879), p. __.
17The story of Dundas, p. 327.
18The Presbyterian [vol. 1], no. 11 (Nov. 1848), pp. 164-5.
19In Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1803-1834, p. 74, the reading of the bride’s surname is misprinted as “Zorn [or Torn].”
20“No. 13. Trip from Quebec to Montreal 27 July 1822,” St. Lawrence Steamboat Co., vol. 8, Car of Commerce, Apr. 27 – August 24, 1822, McGill University Libraries, Rare Books and Special Collections, MSS475; digital image available in the collection “Canada, St. Lawrence Steamboat Company Passenger Lists, 1819-1838” at Ancestry.com. A copy of this record was kindly supplied by K. Stuart Keys.
21Carter, op. cit, p. 456, though we can find no confirmation of this statement in the Ontario Land Records Index.
221852 census, piece 37, district 2, pp. 83, 85 in modern stamped numbering (reel C-11717). The agricultural portion of this census (p. 105) confirms that he held 200 acres in lot 19.
23An editorial note in Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 24, states that she was a daughter of Daniel McMillan and Nancy Thom; surely what was intended is David McMillan and Nancy Thom.
24He is identified in a database by Michael R DeLaTorre, formerly at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~delatorre/persons.html.
251871 Census of Williamsburg Tp., district 71, sub-district C, division 3, pp. 16-17.
261881 census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., district 102, Sub-district C, division 3, p. 37; PAC microfilm no. C-13227 [FHL microfilm no. 1,375,863].
271891 Census of Williamsburg Tp., Part 57-f, Division 3, p. 5.
28Illustrated Historical Atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.
29St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, marriage register; a better version of this record than that in Eastern District Marriages, as printed in the Ontario Register, 3:212, is defective, giving the date only as a year.
301881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Stormont Co., Finch Tp., district 101, sub-district B, division 1, p. 54; PAC microfilm no. C-13227 [FHL microfilm no. 1,375,863].
31Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011640.
32Dundas County death registrations, 1895, no. 016689.
331871 census, 71-C, division 3, p. 9.
34However, his tombstone seemingly gives his age at death as 73 years, which is in poor agreement with these dates.
351881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Stormont Co., Finch Tp., district 101, sub-district B, division 1, p. 51; PAC microfilm no. C-13227 [FHL microfilm no. 1,375,863].
36Illustrated Historical Atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.
37Ontario Marriage Index.
38Birth date calculated from age of 60 years given in the 1852 census. The reported ages of 74 years in 1861 and 83 years in 1871 are probably overstatements, which is known to be typical of the elderly in census records.
39The ages reported for her in the censuses of 1852, 1861, 1871, and 1881 — namely 45, 53, 65, and 72 — do not form a consistent series. We have given greater weight in our estimate to the earlier reportings.
40Death record, Archives of Ontario, MS-935, reel 49, entry no. 016127, which gives her age as 85 years, doubtless an exaggeration as it disagrees with census records.
411852 census, piece 37, district 2, p. 105 in stamped numbering, as cited above.
42Illustrated Historical Atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (Toronto: H. Belden, 1879).
431852 census, piece 37, district 2, p. 95 in stamped numbering (reel C-11717); 1861 census, piece 39, district 5, p. 63 in stamped numbering (reel C-1014); 1871 census, district 71, subdistrict C, division 3, p. 22 (reel C-10006).
441881 census, 102-C, division 4, p. 19 (reel C-13228).
451881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Dundas Co., Morrisburg, district 102, sub-district D, p. 45; PAC microfilm no. C-13228 [FHL microfilm no. 1,375,864].
461891 Census, Dundas Co., Morrisburg village, Division 1, p. 32; PAC microfilm no. T-6331 [FHL microfilm no. 1,465,756].
47Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 1901_025879.
48Her birthdate and that of her husband are from the 1901 census.
49Dundas County death registrations, 1937, no. 013530.
50Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 008817. Archives of Ontario R.G. 80, ser. 5, vol. E [Family History Library microfilm no. 1862896].
511891 census, 57-f, division 2, p. 11 (reel T-6331); 1901 census, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.),, division 3, p. 9 (reel T-6463).
52Dundas County death registrations, no. 037403.
531852 Census of Canada, Canada West (Ontario), district 5 (Dundas County), subdistrict 36 (Mountain), schedule A; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm reel C-11717. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether the value in the “age next birth day” column is a 23 or a 25.
54According to the 1901 census; this date is probably to be preferred to that of 1835 given on her tombstone.
55The Bonaccorso Genealogy, at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/4595/, from which we have taken a few details on their children, supplies the names of her parents as Andrew Sipes, Jr. (1807-1881) and Maria Doran (1809-1896), and her paternal grandparents as Andrew Sipes (Sr.) (1764-1831) and Mary Middagh (1767-1854). Most of these dates are corroborated by the Sipes family bible record, printed in “Family Records of Dundas County,” Ontario Register 1 (1968): 249-52, which states, “Andrew Sipes … was born 15th of May 1764 and his wife Mary Middaugh … was born on the 30th of January 1767. They were married on the 15th of June 1785. Andrew Sipes was drowned at Toronto 9th of April 1831…. Andrew Sipes [Jr.] was born 29th January 1807.” Mary Middagh, wife of ____ Sipes, had an Order-in-Council dated 27 June 1800 to received land as the daughter of a Loyalist (Reid, The Loyalists in Ontario, 220). Her father was John Middagh (“Meddauch,” etc.) Sr., of Matilda Tp. The Sipes and Middagh families are briefly mentioned in Carter’s Story of Dundas, pp. 441, 437 respectively.
561871 census, district 71, subdistrict C, division 4, p. 17 (reel C-10006); 1881 census, division 4, pp. 5-6 (reel C-13228); 1891 census, part 57-f, division 3, p. 2 (reel T-6331).
571901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 3. The entry reads:
                                             age
McMillian William  M  head mar. August 10 1828  72
McMillian Delia    F  wife mar. December 7  1837  63
581911 Census of Ontario, Dundas County, Williamsburg, enumeration district 12, p. 11; see below for transcription.
59Dundas County death registrations, no. 016981.
60Her parentage and place of birth are supplied by the record of her second marriage, cited below.
611891 census, 57-f, division 3, p. 2.
621901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 3 (reel T-6463). The entry reads:
                                                age
McMillian Caroline F   head  wid. April 22 1858  42
McMillian Fred S.  M   son   s.   March 11 1882  19
McMillian Elery S. M   son   s.   August  28 1886  14
631911 Census of Canada, Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 12, p. 10; see below for transcription.
64Dundas County marriage registrations, 1924, no. 018521. The record is for the marriage on 12 November 1924 at Elma Methodist Church, Dundas Co., of Caroline [Sargeant] McMillan, aged 66 years, born and residing in Williamsburg Tp., daughter of John Sargeant and Elizabeth Barkley, and Peter Droppo, farmer, aged 68 years, born in Finch Tp. but residing in Williamsburg, son of Peter Droppo and Catherine Barkley. This record makes no mention of the parties’ previous marriages, but the groom, who was born 18 March 1856 and died 23 February 1929, is buried with his first two wives in Old Williamsburg Cemetery. All three of his wives, like himself, had Barkley connections, his first wife being Harriet Barkley and his second Ellen Barkley (daughter of Philip Barkley and Roseanne ____).
65Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 124, citing records of Winchester Springs Methodist Church, and an obituary notice of his wife.
661911 Census of Canada, Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 12, p. 10. The entry reads:
                                               age
McMillan Frederick S. M head   mar. March 1882  29
McMillan Carrie E.    F wife   mar. October  1885  25
McMillan Luvia        F dau.   s.   August  1906   4
McMillan Pearl        F dau.   s.   September 1908   2
McMillan Caroline A.  F mother wid. April 1858  53
67Vernon’ Farmers’ and Business Directory for the counties of Carleton, Dundas, Glengarry, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew, Russell, and Stormong, 18th ed., 1916-17 (Hamilton, Ontario), p. 158.
68Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms, transcribed by Ida Reed, available online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wjmartin/ wesleyan.htm.
69Dundas County death registrations, no. 039217; this record is also quoted in extenso by the editors of Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 15.
70Easter District marriages, as printed in Ontario Register, 3:208.
71She is identified in an editorial note in Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 15, which is also our source for her exact date of death. Henry Armstrong (1797?-1876) and Margaret Barkley (1798-1881) were married 3 August 1818 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. She was a daughter of Peter Barkley (1763-1850), who is said to have come to Williamsburg Tp. from Albany, New York, by his wife Delia ____ (1757-1852).
721871 census, 71-C, division 4, p. 16; 1881 census, 102-C, division 4 , p. 16; 1891 census, 57-f, division 3, p. 4; 1901 census, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 4. The entry for 1901 reads:
                                              age
McMillian John     M  head mar. April 24 1830  70
McMillian Permelia F  wife mar. July  26 1834  66
731911 Census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 11, p. 2. The entry reads:
                                          age
McMillian John     M head mar. April 1830  81
McMillian Permelia F wife mar. May   1835  76
74There is a good treatment of this family in World Family Tree, vol. 19, from which we take much of our material.
75Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 010475.
76William E. Barkely, born 1830-31, died 4 September 1904 “æ 74 yr,” married 29 December 1857 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Williamsburg Tp., Lany McShennette, born 11 May 1835, died 13 April 1922, daughter of Jeremiah McShennette [originally Shennette] (1804-1880) and Katherine Beckstead (also 1804-1880), both of whom also are buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. The burial register of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, records the death of Jeremiah Shennette, “born in the Province of Quebec, died in Williamsburg on the 2 day of October 1880, Aged 76 Y. 6 m. and 3 days.”
771881 census, 102-C, division 4, p. 6; 1891 census, 57-f, Division 3, p. 3; 1901 census of Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 4. The entry for 1901 reads:
                                               age
McMillian James     M  head wid. July  31 1856  44
McMillian Bertha    F  dau. s.   September 26 1879  21
McMillian Alfred    M  son  s.   December  14 1882  18
McMillian Elmer     M  son  s.   February  14 1885  16
McMillian Lilla  M. F  dau. s.   February  14 1887  14
McMillian Allace R. F  dau. s.   February  15 1890  11
781901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 6, p. 6.
791911 Census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 12, p. 24. The entry reads:
                                         age
McMillan James H. M  head wid. August 1856  54
McMillan Alice    F  dau. s.   February 1890  21
80Dundas County birth registrations, no. 020055. We follow this record in preference to the 1901 census, which gives the date as 26 September 1879.
811911 Census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 12, p. 22. The entry reads:
                                      age
McMillan Elmer   M head mar. Feb 1884  27
McMillan Wilda   F wife mar. Aug 1893  17
82Vernon’ Farmers’ and Business Directory for the counties of Carleton, Dundas, Glengarry, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew, Russell, and Stormont, 18th ed., 1916-17 (Hamilton, Ontario), p. 158.
83The place is given in the 1924 marriage record of his daughter Pearl.
841881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Stormont Co., Finch Tp., district 101, dub-district B, division 1, p. 53; PAC microfilm no. C-13227 [FHL microfilm no. 1,375,863].
85Stormont, Glengarry & Dundas County marriage registrations, 1924, no. 018489.
861901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 6, p. 6. The entry reads:
                                                 age
McMillan William J. M  head  mar. August  22 1865  35
McMillan Nora       F  wife  mar. December  16 1867  33
McMillan Percy P.   M  son   s.   Sept  28 1892   8
McMillan Emerson B. M  son   s.   March 16 1894   6
McMillan Luella     F  dau.  s.   Jan.  21 1898   3
87Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 010475.
88Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011534.
891891 Census of Williamsburg Tp., Part 57-f, Division 6, p. 20. This would seem to refute the statement in Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 54, that Ezra was a son of Cornelius Barkley, born ca. 14 August 1836, died 12 September 1874, aged 38 years, 29 days, buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, who m. 12 June 1862 in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, Abba Ann Becker, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth (____) Becker.
901901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 6, p. 6. The entry reads:
                                            age
McMillan Delia   F  head wid. August 31 1870  30
McMillan Carman  M  son  s.   June  4 1890  10
McMillan Darwin  M  son  s.   May   7 1893   7
McMillan John    M  son  s.   Jan. 27 1896   5
McMillan Ezra E. M  son  s.   May   6 1898   2
91Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 136.
921911 Census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 12, p. 11. The entry reads:
                                      age
Barkley Delia   F head wid. August 1870  40
Barkley Darwin  M son  s.   June 1893  17
Barkley Johnny  M son  s.   June 1895  16
Barkley Elton   M son  s.   June 1898  12
93St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, marriage register; a better version of this record than that in Eastern District marriages, as printed in the Ontario Register, 3:212.
94“Margaret Allison, wife of Wm. Hill, died June 29, 1888, aged 78 years,” according to her tombstone in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery.
951871 census, 71-C, division 4, p. 23; 1881 census, district 102, subdistrict C, division 4, p. 7; 1891 census, 57-f, division 3, p. 3; 1901 census, district 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 3 (reel T-6463). The entry for 1901 reads:
                                               age
McMillian Daniel M   head  mar.  December   8 1836  64
McMillian Susana F   wife  mar.  April 20 1834  66
96Dundas County marriage registrations, 1876, no. 010428; this record was kindly brought to our attention by the couple’s great-grandson, K. Stuart Keys.
97Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 010976.
98Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 11495.
991901 Census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 45 (Dundas Co.), subdistrict G-1) Winchester Tp.), p. 1. The entry reads:
                                             age
McMillan Howard    M  head mar. December 13 1861  39
McMillan Jennie    F  wife mar. Jan. 15 1868  32
McMillan Ernest B. M  son  s.   Jan. 13 1893   7
McMillan Andrew A. M  son  s.   August 25 1895   5
McMillan Susana E. F  dau. s.   May  12 1894   3
McMillan Lillie R. F  dau. s.   October 16 1898   2
100Vernon’ Farmers’ and Business Directory…, 18th ed., 1916-17 (Hamilton, Ontario), p. 158.
101Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011851.
102Dundas County marriage registrations, 1895, no. 011895.
1031901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Willamsburg Tp.), division 3, pp. 3-4. The entry reads:
                                             age
McMillian Robert H. M  head mar. February 26 1866 35
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McMillian Florence  F  wife mar. November 23 1874 26
McMillian Keneth E. M  son  s.   February 28 1896  5
McMillian Emma B.   F  dau. s.   July 13 1898  2
104Dundas County birth registrations, no. 045503.
105Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011153.
106Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011639.
107Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 015111.
108Dundas County death registrations, no. 030990.
109Records of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, as quoted by the editors of Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg. p. 43.
110Joachim Barclay Jun. married 25 December 1819 Caty Barclay, who died 11 September 1884, aged 83 years, and is buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery.
1111871 census, 71-C, division 4, p. 21; 1881 census, 102-c, Division 4, p. 19; 1891 Census of Williamsburg Tp., Part 57-f, Division 6, p. 20; 1901 census, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 6, p. 4. The entry from the 1901 census reads:
                                              age
McMillan James H.  M  head mar. February   2 1841 60
McMillan Margaret  F  wife mar. July   1 1841 59
McMillan Martha E. F  dau. mar. August   3 1870 30
McMillan Minnie M. F  dau. s.   June   5 1875 25
McMillan Nettie G. F  dau. s.   March 21 1881 20
1121901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 6, p. 4.
1131901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 6, p. 4. The entry for 1901 reads:
                                               age
McMillan Ezra      M   head mar. April  5 1867  34
McMillan May L.    F   wife mar. April 14 1873  27
McMillan Bessie R. F   dau. s.   April  4 1896   5
McMillan Hattie B. F   dau. s.   December   8 1897   3
McMillan James H.  M   Son  s.   July  28 1899   1
1141911 Census of Ontario, Dundas County, Williamsburg, enumeration district 12, p. 11. The entry reads:
                                             age
McMillan Ezra       M head   mar. April 1867  44
McMillan May        F wife   mar. April 1873  38
McMillan Bessie     F dau.   s.   April 1897  14
McMillan Hattie     F dau.   s.   October  1898  12
McMillan James      M son    s.   July  1900  10
McMillan James Sr.  M father wid. November  1840  70
115Vernon’ Farmers’ and Business Directory for the counties of Carleton, Dundas, Glengarry, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew, Russell, and Stormong, 18th ed., 1916-17 (Hamilton, Ontario), p. 158.
116Inventory of Brookside Cemetery, Waddington, NY, at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~stlawgen/CEMETERY/Brookside/Brookside.HTM. This reference was kindly brought to our attention by Jeff Oshier.
117Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 012128.
118All information from Jeff Oshier.
119Ontario civil death records index; original record not yet checked.
120St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, marriage register; a better version of the record than that in Eastern District marriages, as printed in the Ontario Register, 3:212.
121Amelia (Deeks) Barkley (1816-1882) is likewise buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery; she rests beside her parents, John Deeks (1788-1862), “a native of Bury St. Edmunds, co. of Suffolk, England,” and his wife Catharine Merkley (1797-1874), daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (____) Merkley. “John Deeks was a soldier doing service under Wellington in the Peninsular War. In 1812 he came to Canada ‘a British Red-coat,’ and assisted in maintaining the supremacy of the Union Jack here. At the close of the war he returned to the ‘old land,’ but a few years later again came to Canada and settled on lot 32, concession 2 of Williamsburg.” — Carter, The Story of Dundas, 424.
1221861 census, piece 39, district 5, p. 63 in stamped numbering (reel C-1014); 1871 census, 71-C, division 3, p. 22 (reel C-10006); 1881 census, 102-C, division 4, p. 16 (reel C-13228); 1891 census, 57-f, division 3, p. 20 (reel T-6331); 1901 census, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 6.
123Ontario Land Records Index. Carter, op. cit., p. 457, gives the date as 1860.
124Illustrated Historical Atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.
125Carter, The Story of Dundas, 311.
126Carter, The Story of Dundas, 399. The words in parentheses were evidently inserted by Carter.
127Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011361.
1281901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, district no. 5 (Yale and Cariboo), subdistrict E (Kootenay East), division 7 (South Riding), p. 5. The entry reads:
                                           age  birthplace
Nicoll James     M   head  M October  28 1861  40  Quebec
Nicoll Lucy      F   wife  M Jan.  15 1866  35  Ontario
Nicoll James     M   son   S March 15 1892   9  Alberta
Nicoll Jeanie    F   dau.  S June  15 1894   7  Alberta
Nicoll George    M   son   S July  10 1895   6  Alberta
Nicoll Archibald M   son   S October   1 1897   4  Alberta
Nicoll Amelia    F   dau.  S July  15 1899   2  Ontario
1291911 Census of Canada, Alberta, district no. 1 (Calgary), subdistrict 31 (City of Calgary), p. 6. The entry reads:
James Nicoll     M head mar. October   1865   45  Scotland
Lucy Nicoll      F wife mar. December   1870   40  Ontario
James Nicoll     M son  s.   March  1892   19  Alberta
Jean K. Nicoll   F dau. s.   June  [1894?] 17  Alberta
George Nicoll    M son  s.   Jan.  [1895?] 16  Alberta
Archibald Nicoll M son  s.   October  [1897?] 14  Alberta
Amelia Nicoll    F dau. s.   July   1899   12  Ontario
130Eastern District marriages, as printed in the Ontario Register, 4:108.
131According to the entry for her in the LDS Ancestral File (entry no. J1MW-3S), which however contains an impossible birthdate for Margaret of ca. 1849 and calls her mother Elizabeth rather than Catharine. But that these persons were her parents seems to be confirmed by the fact that Margaret’s son Arthur was living with them in 1881. John Henry Merkley and Catharine Ouderkerk were m. 23 October 1838 by the Rev. John Dickey, of the Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg (Eastern District marriages, as printed in the Ontario Register, 2:189). According to the same Ancestral File entry, John Henry Merkley was a son of Henry Merkley, of Williamsburg, by the latter’ wife Margaret, daughter of Christian Barkley. This Henry Merkley was the son of Jacob Merckel, a Loyalist settler from Schoharie Co., N.Y.; see James Croil, Dundas; or, a sketch of Canadian history (Montreal, 1861), pp. 133-4; The Story of Dundas, p. 434; William D. Reid, The Loyalists of Ontario (Lamberville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1973), pp. 221-2; Loyalist Lineages of Canada, 1783-1983 (Toronto, 1984), pp. 445-7; Henry Z. Jones, Jr., More Palatine Families (Universal City, California, 1991), pp. 181-3. We have not seen anything in print on the Ouderkerk family of Williamsburg, but one suspects they may have come from New York, where the name is common.
1321861 census, piece 39, district 5, p. 63 of stamped numbering (reel C-1014); 1871 census, 71-C, division 3, p. 22 (reel C-10006); 1881 census, 102-C, division 4, p. 17 (reel C-13228); 1891 census, 57-f, division 3, p. 20 (reel T-6331).
133Illustrated Historical Atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.
134In an earlier version of these notes, we erroneously reported him as remarried; this was based on a misreading of the 1891 census, in which his son John’s wife Annie was mistaken for his own wife.
1351901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 5. The entry reads:
                                             age
McMillian John D.  M  head mar. August 12 1866  34  Ontario
McMillian Ann      F  wife mar. October  6 1868  32  Ontario
McMillian Margret  F  dau. s.   July  6 1891   9  Ontario
McMillian Robert   M  son  s.   August  6 1893   7  U.S.
                                           (immig. to Can. 1895)
McMillian Frank C. M  son  s.   Jan. 19 1901  --  Ontario
136Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011742.
137Dundas County birth registrations, no. 019711. John S. Marcellus, a mason, died 17 September 1918, aged 75 years and 10 months, and was buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. He married 19 December 1871, Jemima M. Hanes, died 20 January 1935 and buried with her husband, daughter of Josiah and Emaline Hanes. John S. Marcellus was a son of Christopher J. Marcellus, born 13 April 1815, died 24 May 1877 and also buried in the same cemetery, who m. 4 December 1838, Eliza “Wilman” (i.e. Ulman). See the valuable editorial notes in Lynne & Mahlon Cook’s cemetery transcription.
1381901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 5. The entry reads:
                                                age  birthplace
McMillian Arthur P.   M  head mar. July  29 1869 31  Ontario
McMillian Elizabeth   F  wife mar. September 30 1872 28  Ontario
McMillian Wilfred L.  M  son  s.   May   23 1896  4  Ontario
McMillian Adelbert S. M  son  s.   February  24 1898  3  Ontario
McMillian Gilbert A.  M  son  s.   December  22 1899  1  Ontario
McMillian Gerald M.   M  son  s.   Jan.   6 1901 --  Ontario
139Western Land Grants, 1870-1930, at http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/02011102_e.html, citing Liber 478, folio 344, PAC microfilm no. C-6321.
1401911 Census of Canada, Saskatchewan, district no. 208 (Battleford), subdistrict 15, enumeration district 11, p. 34. The entry reads:
                                           birthplace
Arthur McMillan    M head mar. July  1869  Ontario
Elizabeth McMillan F wife mar. September 1872  Ontario
Wilfrid McMillan   M son  s.   May   1896  Ontario
Adelbert McMillan  M son  s.   February  1898  Ontario
Gilbert McMillan   M son  s.   December  1899  Ontario
Kenneth McMillan   M son  s.   May   1902  Ontario
141Dundas County marriage registrations, 1894, no. 031283.
142Dundas County marriage registrations, 1896, no. 035884.
143Dundas County birth registrations, 1898, unnumbered.
144Dundas County birth registrations, 1899, unnumbered.
145Dundas County birth registrations, 1901, unnumbered.
146Dundas County birth registrations, 1902, unnumbered.
147Dundas County marriage registrations, 1895, no. 11640.
148Dundas County marriage registrations, 1874, no. 10339: Hugh Shaw, 22, yeoman, born and residing in Mountain Tp., son of Hugh Shaw and Ann Wylie, m. 22 Sept 1874 in Mountain Tp., Maria Hyndman, 18, born and residing in Mountain Tp., daughter of John Henry Hyndman and Lucretia Sipes; witnesses: Alva Corrigna and John Sipes, both of Mountain. John Henry Hyndman (1830-1866) was a son of Joseph Alexander Hyndman (1808-1897), brother of the Robert Hyndman who married Jane McMillan. For the identification of Lucretia Sipes as a daughter of Andrew Sipes, Jr., and Maria Doran, see Marianne (Arick) Senecal, Arick-Senecal, at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=arick-senecal.
1491901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 3. The entry reads:
                                                age
McMillian William    M  head mar. Jan   11 1870  31
McMillian Anna       F  head mar. April 30 1875  25
McMillian Martha E.  F  dau. s.   May    7 1897  3
McMillian Retta M.S. F  dau. s.   July   5 1900
150 1911 Census of Ontario, Dundas County, Williamsburg, enumeration district 11, p. 11. The entry reads:
                                              age
McMillan William A. M head   mar. Jan.  1870   41
McMillan Ann        F wife   mar. April 1875   36
McMillan Mattie E.  F dau.   s.   May   1897   14
McMillan Retta M.   F dau.   s.   July  1900   10
McMillan Hugh A.    M son    s.   July  1907    3
McMillan Joseph H.  M son    s.   October  1910 7/12
McMillan William    M father mar. August  1828   82
McMillan Delia      F mother mar. December  1836   74
151Information from Pamela Longhurst Romanchuk, a kinswoman of John Milton Carkner.
152Dundas County birth registrations, 1907, no. 045492.
153Death notice, Ottawa Citizen, 6 & 7 July 2007, available online at http://www.legacy.com/Can/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStoryPrint&PersonID=90253308, kindly brought to our attention by Sylvia (McMillan) Brown.
154As to the last, see 2003 Citation Inductee: Roma McMillan, available online at http://www.ottawacountrymusichof.org/members/2003/ roma_mcmillan.htm.
155Melissa Arseniuk, “Love of old-time music kept award-winning fiddler fit; In her 90s, she joked that ‘porridge and fiddling with younger men’ was the secret to her long life,” The Ottawa Citizen, 8 July 2007.
156Death notice of Joseph Hyndman McMillan, Winchester Press, 2003, available online at http://www.winchesterpress.on.ca/Obituaries/2003/ McMillan,%20Joseph.
1571901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 4. The entry reads:
                                                 age
McMillian George M.   M  head mar. May   10 1862  38
McMillian Florence P. F  wife mar. March 28 1865  36
McMillian Charles L.  M  son  s.   November  11 1887  13
McMillian Roy         M  son  s.   Jan.   9 1890  11
McMillian Eva R.      F  dau. s.   August  19 1893   7
McMillian Viola E.    F  dau. s.   July  14 1895   5
McMillian Mary E.     F  dau. s.   Jan.  30 1900   1
1581911 Census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 12, pp. 23-24. The entry reads:
                                         age
McMillan George   M head mar. May   1862  49
McMillan Florence F wife mar. March 1865  46
McMillan Charlie  F Son  s.   November  1887  23
McMillan Eva      F dau. s.   August  1893  17
McMillan Viola    F dau. s.   July  1896  15
McMillan Edith    F dau. s.   Jan.  1900  11
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McMillan Cecil    M son  s    July  1902   8
159Dundas County birth registrations, no. 032595.
160Andrew L. Dillenbeck & Karl M. Dallenbach, The Dällenbachs in America, 1710-1935 (St. Johnsville, N.Y., 1935), 394.
1611911 Census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 11, p. 3. The entry reads:
                                          age
McMillian Roy       M head mar. Jan. 1890  21
McMillian Myrtle P. F wife mar. August 1890  20
162Vernon’ Farmers’ and Business Directory…, 18th ed., 1916-17 (Hamilton, Ontario), p. 158.
163This record was provided by their grandson, Mark McMillan.
164Information from Mark Andrew McMillan.
165Information from Mark Andrew McMillan.
166Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011751.
167Her mother, identified only as “Mrs. Moses Beckstead” (1822-1911), is buried with her. We know she was the widow Hannah Beckstead found in the household of her son-in-law in 1891; therefore she must have been Hannah Hudson, whose daughter Martha Beckstead m. (1) Andrew E. McMilland and (2) William Jacob Drappo.
1681891 census, 57-f, division 6, p. 15 (reel T-6331).
1691901 census of Ontario, district 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 3, p. 9 (reel T-6463).
170Information from Sylvia (McMillan) Brown.
171Information from Sylvia (McMillan) Brown.
172Information from her grandniece, Sylvia (McMillan) Brown.
173Information from Margaret Cameron, who is not descended from the present McMillan family.
174Information from his grandniece, Sylvia (McMillan) Brown.
175Death notice, Ottawa Citizen, 14 August 2014, available online at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?pid=172103113, kindly brought to our attention by Sylvia (McMillan) Brown.
176Dundas County birth registrations, no. 031327.
177Information from his grandniece, Sylvia (McMillan) Brown.
178Dundas County birth registrations, no. 031328.
179Information from his grandniece, Sylvia (McMillan) Brown. An image of their tombstone may be found at http://cornwallroots.info/cms/cornwall/tombstones/Tombstones_list.php.
180Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 011513.
181Dundas Co. marriage registrations, no. ____.
182Editorial note in Dundas County Cemetery: Old Williamsburg, p. 94.
183Colquhoun Cemetery [PDF], available online at http://www.empey.ca/lynne/Williamsburg/Cemeteries/colquhouncemetery.pdf.
1841861 census of Williamsburg Tp., piece 39, District 5, p. 57; 1871 Census of Williamsburg Tp., District 71, Subdistrcit C, Division 3, p. 35.
1851881 census of Williamsburg Tp., District 102, Subdistrict C, Division 4, p. 21.
1861891 Census of Williamsburg Tp., Part 57-f, Division 2, p. 19.
1871901 census, agreeing with the censuses of 1861 and 1881 in stating the place as Ireland, and with the year of birth given on his tombstone.
1881881 census of Williamsburg Tp., District 102, Subdistrict C, Division 4, p. 18.
1891891 Census of Canada, Ontario, District 57 (Dundas County), subdistrict f (Williamsburg Tp.), division, p. 18; Library and Archives Canada microfilm no. T-6331. The entry reads:
name        gender age cond. relat. birthpl. father mother occ.
-------------------------------------------------------------------
McMillan James    M  44  M  head  Ireland  Ireland  Ireland  farmer
McMillan Sarah    F  42  M  wife  Ontario  Ontario  Ontario
McMillan John     M  17     son   Ontario  Ireland  Ontario
McMillan James    M  15     son   Ontario  Ireland  Ontario
McMillan Mary     F  13     dau.  Ontario  Ireland  Ontario
McMillan Elsbeth  F  11     dau.  Ontario  Ireland  Ontario
McMillan William  M   7     --    Ontario  Ireland  Ontario
McMillan Heber    M   6     --    Ontario  Ireland  Ontario
McMillan Nellie   F   3     dau.  Ontario  Ireland  Ontario
====
Entire family Presbyterian
1901901 census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas County), subdistrict F (Williamsburg Tp.), division 2, p. 9 (reel T-6463). The entry reads:
name           gender  relat. cond. birthdate      age
-------------------------------------------------------
McMillan James      M   head  mar.  March  3 1847  54
McMillan Sarah      F   wife  mar.  October   1 1849  51
McMillan John E.    M   don   s.    February   8 1874  27
McMillan James O.   M   don   s.    February   1 1876  25
McMillan Edith G.   F   dau.  s.    November   1 1879  23
McMillan William B. M   son   s.    August  25 1883  17
McMillan Heber A.   M   son   s.    February  22 1884  17
McMillan Nellie M.  F   dau.  s.    Jan.  27 1888  13
McMillan Ethel S.   F   dau.  s.    July   5 1891   9
McMillan Mary A.    F   dau.  s.    February  20 1878  23
191 1911 Census of Ontario, Dundas Co., Williamsburg Tp., enumeration district 11, p. 12. The entry reads:

name          gender  relat. cond. birthdate   age
--------------------------------------------------
McMillian James G.  M  head  mar.  March 1845  66
McMillian Sarah E.  F  wife  mar.  October 1848   62
McMillian John E.   M  son   s.    February 1874   37
McMillian James C.  M  son   s.    February 1876   35
McMillian Ethel M.  F  dau.  s.    July 1881   19
McMillian Nellie M. F  dau.  s.    Jan. 1888   23
192Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 010450.
1931881 census of Williamsburg Tp., District 102, Subdistrict C, Division 4, p. 21; 1891 Census of Williamsburg Tp., Part 57-f, Division 2, p. 19.
194Dundas County marriage registrations, 1895, no. 011696.


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