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The Raymond C. McMillans of Sylva, NC

Updated August 14, 2006

Patricia B. McMillan
75 Lenora Lane
Sylva, NC 28779
United States

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This is a genealogy of James and Margaret White McMillan of Virginia and Kentucky. James first appears in Virginia in 1753. He and Margaret married circa 1755 in Frederick County, Winchester, VA where they had six children. They moved to Clark County, Kentucky circa 1776. Both are recognized by the DAR as patriots of the Revolution.
James McMillan, Sr. was born in Scotland and died 1799 in Clark County, Kentucky. He married Margaret White. daughter of Robert White and Margaret Hoge, in 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia.

James, Sr. was a Scotsman by birth and education, having been in 1734 a student at the University of Edinburgh, in classes in logic and metaphysics. The older generation of his descendants remembered that he was an excellent Latin and Greek scholar also, always reading from his Testament in the latter tongue. Winchester Sun, Clark County Chronicles, March 27, 1924, reprinted in December, 1981.

An early record of James: August 4, 1767, Augusta County, VA Record ID: 37290, Book, Page WB4-38. Wm. Preston, Asst Surveyor, enters two tracts, 400 acres each on N and W sides of James McMillin's (sic) lands on waters of Craig's Creek, Catawbo and Roanoke; also 200 acres on both sides of Craig's Creek abut land of Wm. Plummer.....This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA, 1745-1800. Extracted from the original court records of Augusta County" by Lymon Chalkley.

James was a member of Captain George Vallndingham's Co., Revolutionary army as shown by a payroll of his company October 9, 1775, paid at Fort Pitt, crediting him with a serve of 129 days for which he was entitled to nine pounds, thirteen shillings, six pense (Mss record VA. State Library Pitts. 46.)

Last will and testament of James Millan, Sr. I James McMillan Sr, of the county of Fayette and state of Virginia being weak in body but perfect in mind do make constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament and solemnly charge each one whom it may consern (sic) to pay the strictest attention and adherence to the same. 1st I will my soul into the hands of Almighty God and body after death to be deasently (sic) buried and my funeral charges paid. 2nd My lawful debts to be paid in a just and spedy (sic) manner. 3rd I bequeath unto my eldest son Robert his first choice of one hundred acres of my three hundred and sixteen acre survey on ------------to my son James one hundred acres of the same tract and to my daughter Elizabeth the remainder of the same tract. 4th I bequeath unto my son Robert's eldest son, James, one hundred acres of the tract on ----------------Creek of five hundred on which I now live to begin at W. Sugerwoods most S westwardly corner at two sugar trees runing (sic) thence N2W so far that a line parralel (sic) to Sugerwoods and to strike Richeys line will make one hundred acres, to my son James' son John one hundred acres on the _____________of said tract to John Richey and my grandson James' lines, and to be son William the remaining three hundred acres to inclose (sic) the improvement, my big Bible to my son Robert, my chest to my son James, table and coper (sic) pot to son William and tea pot to daughter Mary. My debts to be paid out of my personal property. The remainder to be equally divided between my two daughters Mary and Elizabeth. I appoint my eldest surviving son Executor to the above will. Signed and sealed this 23rd Day of January 1799. James McMllan. Witnesses: Jacob Armstrong and Elias Browning.

It is also a genealogy of the Bautsch/Kytle family from their roots in Tennessee and Alabama respectively. Martin Bautsch was born in Poland. He married Johanna Hanchell dob 23 May 1800 They emigrated to America in 1855, making their way to Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

Jacob Kytle was born 26 July 1757 (not proven) in Pennsylvania. He was in Caswell County, North Carolina when he enlisted in the Revolutionary War. Afte

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