Family Affair

Keitt|Sapp|Shumake|McRae|McMillian|Clark|Ryal - All from Georgia

“Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?” ~ Laurence Overmire

Three McMillian Infant Graves

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule

 These are photos of Mt. Calvary Methodist Church and the surrounding burial grounds.

While visiting the McRae, Lumber City area back in September, I was able to visit the burial site of William and Martha McMillian.  There were quite a few other McMillians and McRaes buried here as well.

This photo shows the addition added on to the original building.

There are three infant graves at the head of Martha and William McMillians grave marker.  Indicating that these babies died either at birth or shortly after.  Now these markers show that they were named Henry and Oscar and were the sons of Fred and Silla McMillian.  Unfortunately, I am not aware of a Fred and Silla McMillian.  Even though the mother of William McMillian was named Priscilla and referred to as Silla, even in the census records.  She died between 1908, because her husband Stephen remarried in 1908.  I knew before that she died before 1910, but now I
realized that it was probably before 1908.

The question now is who is Fred and Silla McMillian.


 Fred McMillian is the  grandson of William and Martha Clark McMillian; the son of Oscar McMillian.


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