Biography of John McMillan
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John McMillan, farmer, was born in the Pr. of Quebec, Canada, April 6, 1838. His parents moved to Cannon, this county, in 1847, where he attained to manhood, Although born under another flag be early esponsed the cause of those among whom he bad cast his fortunes, and he enlisted Aug. 12, 1861, in Co. K., First N. Y. Lincoln Cavalry. He was in the following historical fights: White House Landing; three days fight in the Wilderness; seven days' siege of Richmond, and Fair Oaks. After three months of service he was commissioned an Orderly and was on duty under Gens. Franklin, Carney and Stoneman, bearing dispatches, and thus affording an uncommonly good target for rebel bullets. He was sent to Mount Pleasant hospital, Washington, D. C., and subsequently to McKim's Mansion, Baltimore, where he received his honorable discharge for inability in April, 1862. He was married Jan, 1, 1863, to Lucy A. Spence, born in Ada, Nov. 1, 1843. They have had three childre - Lloyd A., born Sept. 14, 1878, and Ervin, Sept. 13, 1880; Irving was born Feb. 14, 1872, and died Aug. 28, 1872. Mr. McMillan has served 14 years as Superintendent of the Sunday school connected with the Congregational Church, of which he and his wife are members. He is a Republican and owns 160 acres on see. 4.

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