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Biographical Review: Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York
Andrew J. McMillan

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[This information is from pp. 31-32 of Biographical Review Volume XXXIII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899). It is in the collection of the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 920 BIO.]

Andrew J. McMillan, who in the fall of 1898 was elected Assemblyman from Schenectady, is a thriving farmer of Rotterdam, N. Y. He was born upon the McMillan farm, a part of which he occupies, on February 9, 1856, being the only son of Andrew and Ellen (Darrow) McMillan. His father was born here on January 12, 1832, and his mother was born in Schenectady in 1832. This farm was the property of his paternal grandfather, James McMillan, a native of New Scotland, who settled here about seventy years ago, and who lived to be ninety-one years old. The maiden name of James McMillan's wife was Margaret Wingate. She died at sixty-five.

Andrew McMillan, the father, succeeded to the homestead, and is still actively engaged in its cultivation. He has made various improvements in the property, and is widely known as a practical and successful agriculturist. In politics he acts with the Republican party, and in his religious belief he is a Presbyterian. Ellen, his wife, whom he married in 1844, has had but one son, Andrew J., the subject of this sketch.

Andrew J. McMillan was educated in the district schools. As a youth he assisted his father, from whom he obtained a good knowledge of farming, and since reaching manhood he has tilled the soil upon his own account. He has at his disposal one hundred and seventy-seven acres, which he devotes to general farming, and raises excellent crops.

In November, 1882, Mr. McMillan was united in marriage with Anna L. Liddle, who was born in Duanesburg, daughter of Alexander Liddle. A sketch of her family will be found on another page of the Review. Mr. and Mrs. McMillan have one son — Everett, who was born December 25, 1884.

Mr. McMillan is now in his third year as Supervisor, and is rendering efficient service in that capacity. Politically, he is a Republican. He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, being a member of Lodge No. 171, of Mount Pleasant.

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