Posted By:Kathleen Millar
Subject:Re: Millar family of Paisley, Scotland
Post Date:September 04, 2002 at 19:03:31
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Richard:I've just begun doing on-line research, and am so exicted about the Millars of Paisley, Scotland. My great-grandfather was John J. Millar who immigrated to the US in abt 1884. Do you have any info on someone in your branch of the tree with the first name of Maxwell Millar, or a Mary Maxwell who had a son named John J., and perhaps another son named Maxwell? There's also a Susan who was Maxwell's sister, went to the US, but came back to Paisley and died there, and poor "Max" never knew she had returned. This information was contained in an old letter we found when my grandfather's last bachelor brother died in 1989 at the old family homestead in Kearny, NJ. The letter was written to my great-grandfather, from "Max", who lived on Greenhill Road in Paisley, in 1919 or thereabouts. I actually visited the address in 1990, but it was a football field now--no help. I have the letter, and could send you a copy if indeed we are somehow related. I realize "Millar" is a very common Scottish name, and this is a long shot, but the Maxwell may give you a clue. P.S.--my late grandfather and my late father also had Maxwell as a first name, which is why the letter intrigued me. I got my great grandfather's death certificate from Kearny, and that's where I learned Maxwell was a surname, changed to a first name, when I saw his mother listed as "Mary Maxwell." Would appreciate any help, as there are no more living sources I can go to on this side of the family.

Yours sincerely,
Kathy Millar