McMellen Genealogy

GENERATION 1

Archibald McMillen 1728-1796
Eleanor Graham (?)-1814
Came from Belfast, Ireland to avoid religious persecution.  He was a Scot-Irish Covenanter. 

Archibald was a private in Captain William Scott’s company of Colonel John Stark’s regiment at the battle of Bunker Hill. Archibald was wounded in the right elbow by a musket ball and lost the use of his right hand. He was unable to follow his trade of weaver and petitioned the NH General Assembly for a pension. 

His pension papers include a statement from Col. Stark which states “Archibald McMillan of New Boston & Peter Robertson of Amherst, both of my regiment were with me in Bunker Hill Battle & were wounded & knew them to behave very Courageous in that Action.” The NH State archives are available online at http://sos.nh.gov/Papers.aspx

GENERATION 2

Dr. Alexander McMillan 1769-1846
Susanna Tufts
Born at New Boston, Hillsborough, New Hampshire

GENERATION 3

John McMillan 1802-1870
Sophia Bowles

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GENERATION 7

(From Left to Right) Leslie Edgar (2nd son), Edgar James, Edgar J. (4th son) and the small boy is Larry, Leslie’s son. Picture likely circa 1950s.
Photo Courtesy Brian & Theresa McMellen.

Photo: 1897.  Features the Edgar Joseph McMellen Family.  Edgar Joseph with wife Alice (Porter).  Son, Edgar James.  Daughter, Ethel.

(Left to Right): Edgar Joseph McMellen, his twin Edward, and John McMellen. Photo Courtesy Brian & Theresa McMellen.

Alice A. and Edgar J. McMellen

Edgar J. McMellen and (?)