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Next Reunion Sun July 30, 2023 at noon. Highbanks Metro Park Columbus, OH
About  The Millar Family
Millar History (summarized by Mike Millar, c.1989)

The origin of the name Millar is uncertain and its pronunciation varied.  The true European Millar  lineage has never actually been determined; it may be French, Scottish, Dutch, and is very common  in Canada where it is directly traceable to Scotland.  The first traceable Millar in our lineage  was William Millar who was born in 1708 (06?), according to his tombstone.  It is thought that he  might have changed the spelling of his name or that he may have been of French Huguenot heritage. If he was Huguenot, all of his vital records were destroyed when the Protestant Huguenots fled to  the New World to esape French religious oppression, and the French church officials erased all  birth, death, and land records.  The Huguenots were stripped of their birthright and citizenship,  as if they had never lived in France.  The Millar-Huguenot idea is based on the area where William  Millar first appears in history; New Paeltz, New York, a well-known Huguenot settlement.  In  addition, the family he married into (DuBois) was Huguenot.

Regardless of where he came from, after marrying Catherine DuBois, the couple moved to the Front  Royal, Virginia area and established a large plantation there called "Mountain View" in the mid- 1700's.  Our ancestor was a son of William and Catherine named Isaac Millar.  Isaac married a  woman named Elizabeth Sea (See?), and they had a large family as well, but of particular interest  were two sons, the brothers Isaac and William.  (We are descended from Isaac's son, Isaac.  Got  that?)  William moved to Ohio around 1799-1800 and Isaac followed him around 1802-3.  They farmed  land in Pickaway County, which is in the Circleville, OH area.  Isaac Millar married a woman named  Susan Decker and had a large family also, but the son we are interested in from this generation is  Jacob Millar.

Once again farming blood was flowing as Jacob farmed on and around his father's land.  The  children of Jacob and Florentine (Kaufman) Millar were directly responsible for our present family  reunion.  Jacob and Florentine had a few sons, but primarily had daughters who married farmers in  the local area.  From this generation sprang the Snyder family, as did the Peters, Smith, Baum,  and Morris families!

Jacob died in 1893, and one of his sons, Dewitt Clinton Millar, married and moved to Fairfield  County in 1895.  When this occurred, much of Jacob's farmland was sold.  The daughters were willed  some of the land after their parents' deaths, but eventually many of them also moved away from  Pickaway County.  Interestingly, in Pickaway County today, the Millar name is almost unknown.  The  name slowly began to disappear from land records in the late 1800's and early 1900's, and after  over 100 years of pioneering, farming, and raising families in the county, virtually every record  of its vast holding and existence have disappeared.  An entire era of family history has passed  into oblivion.

This is why family reunions are so important; to tie us to our heritage and ensure that our past  is not forgotten.  I'm sure not many knew why we had a reunion or how it got started, or even how  we are all related.   The tradition associated with our family could stand to be celebrated once a  year!  Our ancestors created a legacy that each of us can trace back almost 300 years.  That is  pretty amazing, and we are lucky to have it.

Let's not let that tradition die - mark your calendar for every 3rd Sunday in July!
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