Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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Notes on the 1867 Diary - made by Rankin MacMillan in January of 1969

James MacMillan and Martha Murdock were married January 15, 1867. James was 33 - Martha 23. Jame's [sic] father (David) had died in 1856. In January of 1867 Jame's [sic] mother (Nancy) and his three unmarried sisters (Jane, Jennette, Martha) were living at the farm. (This was the household to which James brought his bride! Evidently this was too many for the newly-weds, so by October 1867 a house was purchased on Xenia Avenue in Cedarville and Mother Nancy and the three sisters moved there.) Later Jennette married Bigham Harbison (see page 80 of the Blue MacMillan Clan Book).

Interesting comments in this Diary

January 15 - page 1

October 7 to Oct. 10 - ps.43-44-45

Dec. 25 to Dec 31 - ps. 68-72

Digitization Date

June 3, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

Archives Accession Number


Archives Container Number


Archives Identification Number

RG 16/46


Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals


Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Education | Family, Life Course, and Society


These notes were compiled in January 1969.

Notes on the 1867 Journal

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About this Collection

The McMillan Journal Collection is an archive of the journals of Martha McMillan of Cedarville, Ohio, who maintained a daily journal from 1867 until her death in 1913.


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