Benjamin Franklin McMillan

MCMILLAN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, merchant, was born March 21, 1841, at Monroeville; son of Murdoc and Celia Ann (Salter) McMillan, the former a North Carolinian, who moved to Monroeville, and in 1842, to Stockton, Baldwin County, and was a member of the home guard in the War of Secession. He was the grandson of Malcolm and Margaret (Smith) McMillan, of North Carolina, and of John and Catherine (McMillan) Salter, who lived at Monroeville and Stockton, and at Pensacala, Fla. He was the great- grandson of Archibald McMillan, and his wife, formerly a Miss Murphy, who about 1760, emigrated from the highlands of Scotland, and settled in Richmond County, N. C.

Mr. McMillan was educated in the common schools, and has lived the greater part of his life in Stockton. He served as first corporal in Co. G, Wirt Adams' cavalry, C. S. Army, throughout the War of Secession; engaged in merchandising in 1867; and in 1872 added the sawmill business. In 1901, he was representative from Baldwin County in the constitutional convention of Alabama.

He is a Democrat; a Presbyterian; and a Mason.

Married: June 11,1872, in Mobile, to Annie Darrington, daughter of Duncan Witten and Sarah Darrington (Carter) Murphy, of Mobile, the former who went in 1849 to California and prospered, was elected speaker of the house of representatives in 1852 of California, and on his return to California from a visit to Alabama, died of yellow fever; granddaughter of Gov. John Murphy (q. v.).


1. Sue Danner, m. Orrie W. Byrne;
2. Murdoc Murphy, m. Lillie Crosby;
3. Benjamin Franklin, m. Ella Pickens;
4. Anne Darrington, m. Dr. J. Hamilton Hastie;
5. John, m. Annie May Hastie:
6. Duncan William, deceased;
7. Darrington, deceased.

Residence: Stockton.

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Dawn Conway, April 2009