Andrew M. Millar, born in Scotland August 13, 1819, the son of Rev. James Millar, came to the United States
with his parents, and, himself entering the ministry in 1842, became one of the best known clergymen in Northern
New York, and had perhaps the longest service in it of any who ever officiated in the county. He preached his first
sermon in Chateaugay, when the Presbyterian church there and its membership in Burke were one, and continued so
to serve until Burke was set off as a parish. He was thereafter pastor of the latter society until 1896, or for
forty four years without a break except for one year when he was ill and except also for the time that he was an
army chaplain during the civil war. From 1868 he was pastor also of a church which he organized at Bellmont Center,
and at one period served Constable also for seven years, the places being distant a number of miles from each other.
Nevertheless Mr. Millar never permitted weather or any preventable cause to keep him from filling his appointments.
He officiated at more than two thousand funerals, and preached six thousand sermons. No work was too arduous for
him, and his life was of large usefulness, fine in its influence, and noble in all its aspects. From 1866 he made
his home in Malone, where he died August 22, 1896.
Historical Sketches of Franklin County
and its several towns.
By: Frederick J. Seaver Malone, New York.
J. B. Lyon Company, Printers Albany, NY 1918.
Franklin County, NY
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