John Millar, was born in Scotland about 1760 and emigrated to the Rochester area of Monroe County, NY where all of his children were born and then moved his family to Macomb County, MI in the 1820s. He was married to Mary Hanna, who was probably also from Scotland. He died in Macomb, MI 17 April 1837 and is buried in the Millar Cady Corners Cemetery in Clinton township, Macomb Co., MI. The Millar family donated an acre of farmland, long used as a family burial ground, to the local township as a cemetery in the 1880s.
Per government land records, he purchased land in Macomb in 1826 while still a resident of Monroe county, NY. John and Mary Millar had ten children:
From "The History of Macomb" pub. 1882, p566. Clinton Section:
Millar, son of John, of Scotland
was born in Monroe Co, NY 12 Mar 1806 and came with his father to Macomb
in 1831. They located land on Sec
19, Clinton, on the south bank of the river.
He encountered all the obstacles of the pioneer.
He built a log house in 1832, the walls of which are still standing ( in
1882). In Jan, 1833, he married
Miss Emma Harvey to whom 4 children were born, 3 are still living in 1882: John,
James, Robert and daughter, Belle who died at age 24.
Mr. Millar was a major on General Stocktonís staff during the Toledo
war and more recently has filled the quieter offices of Notary public and Highway
son of Dykes, was born 16 Aug 1842, Clinton, Macomb, MI.
He married Mary Shanley 22 Feb 1865 (dau of Shanley) and they had 9
children, among them were Emma, Edward, Mattie, Florence, Robert and Mary.
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