Saturday, May 28, 2011

Surname Saturday: McMillen

The McMILLEN surname is in Eileen's maternal line.  The origins of the surname appear to be Irish.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 27: Katherine McMillen (c1849-1916).  Katherine was born circa 1849 in Indiana.  She married October 27, 1867 in Marshall County, Indiana to George Peeples (1836-1918).  George was born September 24, 1836 in Miami County, Indiana.  George was a farmer in Union Township, Marshall County, Indiana and served in the Civil War.  They had 5 children.  George died January 15, 1918 in Culver, Marshall County, Indiana.  Katherine died April 26, 1916 in Culver, Marshall County, Indiana.  Both are buried at the Washington-Lawson Cemetery, Union Township, Marshall County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 54: James McMillen (c1811-aft1880). James was born circa 1811 in New York.  He married Julia ________ (c1811-aft1880).  They raised 6 children in Union and Green Townships, Marshall County, Indiana.  The last record of both James and Julia is the 1880 census in Green Township, Marshall County, Indiana.

Related blog posts:

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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