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Five Generations

McMillan, Brabham, Jones, Kearse,




One of the most remarkable family groups ever pictured is reproduced above. It has five living generations, in one family, the eldest being
Mrs Amanda M McMillan, who is now ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs Jones in Colleton County. Mrs McMillan is nearing the century mark, having already passed her 92 milestone. Until recently she has enjoyed the best of health, being able to travel around and visit among her numerous kindred. Being of an unusually bright mind and a good conversationalist, Mrs McMillan is always a most welcome guest wherever she goes. Recently however, she has been very unwell, and her many friends hope that she will soon be well and strong again.

Mrs Mc McMillan is the daughter of
Zaccheus and Mary Little Ayer. In early womanhood. She was happily united in marriage to McDuffie McMillan, who passed to the great beyond many years ago. To them were born eight children: Mrs Laura A Kearse, Mrs Christine Hiers of Atlanta, Miss Emily McMillan, deceased, Frank McMillan, deceased, Charles A McMillan of Greensboro, NC, Mrs Elizabeth Pellam of Walterboro, Henry L McMillan of Varnville, and Mrs Lola Jones of Ashton. She has 41 grand children, including three sets of twins, 18 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild, the little girl of Mrs Kepley.

Mrs McMillan is most interesting to talk to. Having living (as written) through history-making times of the last century, she can entertain one for hours with stories of the Great War times and the periods before and after the mighty conflict. While she visits much among her children, she spends most of her time with her daughter, Mrs Kearse, of Olar, where she is known far and wide as a woman of a wonderful personality and Christian attributes. She is a devoted member of the Baptist church and as long as her health permitted, she was rarely absent from church services.


The following are Mrs McMillan's living descendants:

Daughters –

Mrs Laura A Kearse - Children of Mrs Kearse - Ada Kearse, Mrs Eva Brabham, Pearl Kearse, Robert Kearse, Henry L Kearse, Mrs Lena Proveaux, James Clyde Kearse, Mrs Cleona Baker.

Children of Mrs Brabham - Mrs Gladys B Kepley, Helen Brabham, Joseph Brabham.

Daughter of Mrs Kepley (great great granddaughter of Mrs McMillan) Mary David Kepley.

Children of Mrs Lena Proveaux - Ruth Proveaux, James Proveaux, Joseph Proveaux and  John McDuffie Proveaux, and Maude Ayre Proveaux (Twins)

Children if Robert Lee Kearse - Eleanor Kearse, Elizabeth Kearse, Robert Lee Kearse, Jr, Laura Amanda Kearse and  Frances Willard Kearse.

Daughter - Mrs Christine Hiers

Children of Mrs Hiers - Wayland B Hiers, Clair Hiers, Mrs Myra H Petty, Wilbur Hiers, Mrs Kathleen Brewing, Lorenzo Hiers.

Son of Wayland Hiers - Wayland Hiers, Jr

Daughter of Mrs Brewing - Kathleen Brewing

Daughter - Mrs Emma McMillan (Deceased) Children of Mrs McMillan - Mrs Justine Brown. Mrs Geneva Terry, Frank McMillan, McDuffie McMillan, Robert and Vivian McMillan (Twins) and Hugh McMillan.

Children of Mrs Brown - James Brown, Dessie Brown, Martin Brown, Elizabeth Brown and Emily Brown.

Children of Mrs Terry - Lurene and Elizabeth Terry

Son - Charles A McMillan

Children of Mr McMillan - Ethel, Joseph and Lorena McMillan.

Daughter Mrs Elizabeth Pellam

Children of Mrs Pellam - Irene Pellam and Mrs Ruth P Free

Children of Mrs Free - Elizabeth Free and Elijah Free, Jr.


Son - Henry L McMillan

Children of Mr McMillan - Mrs Ruth McGowan, Lloyd McMillan, Wilson McMillan, Mrs Lillian McColl

Son of Mrs McGown - James McGowan


Daughter Mrs Lola Jones

Children of Mrs Jones - Joseph Jones, Frank Jones, Maurice and May Jane Jones (Twins), Cecil Jones, James Jones, Mary Amanda Jones



                      ***Information in (  ) added by Helen Brabham


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Helen Brabham   waldo2001ATearthlink.net

May 7, 2006

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