Martha McMillan

Female21 August 1801–9 January 1839

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha McMillan was born on 21 August 1801, in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, her father, Andrew McMillen, was 28 and her mother, Nancy King, was 22. She married Robert Floyd Sayers on 11 February 1827, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 9 January 1839, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in New Richmond, Coal Creek Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Floyd Sayers
Martha McMillan
Marriage: 11 February 1827
Nancy W Sayers
Elizabeth J. Sayers
Elizabeth Jane Sayers
Susan King Sayers
Thomas Whitney Sayers
William E Sayers
Rebecca Ann Sayers
William Cecil Sayers

Sources (2)

  • Martha Mcmillin, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Martha McMillin Sayers, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1827Tazewell, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 2

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.


    Age 11

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maoláin, a patronymic from the byname Maolán, a diminutive of maol ‘bald, tonsured’. In Scotland the usual form is Macmillan . Compare the Irish Anglicized form McMullan and Mullen 1.

    History: This is the name of a Scottish clan traditionally associated with lands in Knapdale, Argyll. Tradition has it that they are descended from a married priest or tonsured lay abbot called Gille Chriosd (‘servant of Christ’), who lived in the 12th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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