Relationship=3rd great-grandfather of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=16 Jan 2009
He possibly served in militia during French & Indian War. There is a John McMullan listed as soldier in Capt. Dickerson's company of Rangers in 1758 and 1759. Court Name: Botetourt Court. Date of record: Feb 1780.5 According to legend he was a tailor who cut and made the first military uniform of General George Washington. In 1778, John McMullan served in Thurston's Continental Regiment during the American Revolution. He is found listed as McMullan, John (Va). 1st Lieutenant of Thruston's Continental Regiment, 12th January, 1778. There are also a number of John McMullans listed as serving in the military during the American Revolution: John Mcmillin, Private, Roll Box: 108 , Roll Description: Va; John Mcmullan, Private , 111, Va; John Mcmullen, Privt, 103,Va; John Mcmullen, Prvt, 103,Va; John Mcmullin, Private, 103,Va; John Mcmullin, Privt, 103,Va; John Mcmullin, Sergent, 108, Va.6,7 He left a will on January 14, 1818 in Elbert County, Georgia. Named as heirs were Nail McMullan, Jerimiah McMullan, Lewis McMullan, Sinclair McMullan, Daniel McMullan, Nancy McMullan, Levinia McMullan, Elizabeth McMullan, James McMullan, Patrick McMullan, John McMullan, Katharine McMullan, Mary McMullan, Fielding McMullan and Thomas McMullan.8 Text of Will Of John McMullan:
In the name of God Amen, I, John McMullin Senior of the State and County aforesaid being very weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, and calling to mind the mortality of body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make, this my last will and testament, that is to say, personally and First of all, I give and commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it and my body, I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the descretion of my executors and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this World I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and for (to wit)
First: My will and desire is that all my just and lawful debts be first paid out of my Estate.
Item 2nd: I give and bequeath to Elizabeth McMullin, alias Elizabeth Stowers, whom I deem my loving wife, one hundred acres of land in the County aforesaid including the house and plantation on which i now reside together with all my household and kitchen furniture and plantation tools, with all my stock of horses, cattle and hogs and a negro fellow named Cato, a negro woman slave named Sarah, a negro woman named Milly - to be by her held and enjoyed during her natural life or widowhood.
Item 3rd: I give and bequeath to my beloved sons, James, my eldest son; Patrick my second son; John my third son, and to my daughters, Mary now Mary Powel and Katharine now Katharine Shifflett the sum of one dollar to each as their full share of my estate having before this time given them all that I intended or conveniently could spare as their part except the sum of one dollar to each as above mentioned and to them bequeathed.
Item 4th: I give and bequeath to my first son by Elizabeth McMullin,(alias Elizabeth Stowers) Nail, ninety eight acres and a half of land more or less being the tract on which he the said Nail now resides and which I have previously made to him a deed for the same and do hereby confirm the same to him should the same be defective or want confirmation.
Item 5th: I give and bequeath to my second son as above mentioned, Jeremiah, ninety eight and a half acres of land more or less being the tract on which he resides and which I have previously deeded to him and hereby confirm and give to him should the said deed be defective or want confirmation.
Item 6: I give to my third son as above Lewis, seventy acres of land more or less, the tract on which he now resides, and for which he holds my deed which I hereby confirm to him should the same be defective or want confirmation.
Item 7: I give and bequeath to my fourth son as above, Thomas, two hundred acres of land more or less in Elbert County and hereby confirm the same to him his heirs and assigns, beint the tract on which he now resides.
Item 8: I give and bequeath to my fifth son, Fielding as above mentioned, the sum of three hundred dollars to be (issued?) by my Executors our of my Personal Estate whether heretofore bequeathed or not bequeathed and paid to him within the terms of two years after my decease.
Item 9: I give and bequeath to my sixth son as above, Sinclair and his heirs one hundred acres of land, part of the tract on which he resides joining Benjamin, Nail and John Dobbs.
Item 10: I give and bequeath to my seventh son as above Daniel and his heirs the tract of land before bequeathed to my wife Elizabeth mcMullin, alias Elizabeth Stowers after the termination of her estate in the same.
Item 11: I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy now Nancy Mills and her heirs one Negro girl slave named Dicy and her increase.
Item 12: I give to my daughter Elizabeth one boy named Edmond to her and her heirs forever.
Item 13: I give to daughter Levinia one Negro woman named Milly to her and her heirs to be by her possessed after the Estate which I have hereby before vested in my wife Elizabeth McMullin alias Elizabeth Stowers is terminated and the increases of the said negro woman if any before the commencement of my said daughter Levinia's estate therein and after my decease I give to be equally divided between my three last mentioned daughters to them and their heirs.
Item 14: My will and desire is that all the property bequesthed to my wife Elizabeth mcMullin, alias Elizabeth Stowers after the termination of her estate therein be sold and the proceeds of said sale be equally divided amony my seven last mentioned sons to wit, Nail, Jeremiah, Lewis, Thomas, Fielding, Sinclair and Daniel share and share alike and I hereby constitute appoint and ordain my son Nail McMullin and my son-in-law James Mills Executors of this my last will and testament.
Signed sealed and published this sixth day of December 1817. John McMullen (SEAL)
in presence of:
Probated 6th January 1818, ordered to be recorded 14th January 1818.8
More information regarding John and Patrick McMullan can be found at the following external sites:
Children of John McMullan and Elizabeth Stowers
- Nail McMullan
- Jerimiah McMullan
- Lewis McMullan
- Thomas McMullan
- Fielding McMullan
- Sinclair McMullan
- Daniel McMullan
- Nancy McMullan
- Elizabeth McMullan
- Levinia McMullan
Children of John McMullan and Theodosia Beck Beazley
- James McMullan (b 1772 - )
- Patrick McMullan+ (1772 - 1836)
- John McMullan (a 1772 - )
- Mary McMullan (a 1772 - )
- Katharine McMullan (a 1772 - )
- [S69] Albert L. McMullan, History Of McMullan & Allied Families (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), p. 136-138.
- [S111] Beasley Family Marriage Records, online http://www.geocities.com/~rewoodham/beasma36.html, BEASLEY, Theodosia Beck 1766 John McMullan.
- [S70] John Vogt, Orange Co. Marriages, 1747-1850 (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), p. 20.
- [S113] Harold Travis Parker, Pioneers Of Hart County (Lavonia, Georgia: Harold Travis Parker, 1982), p. 100.
- [S114] William Armstrong Crozier, Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776. (Richmond, VA: Southern Book Co., 1905).
- [S115] Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution (Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Pub. Co., 1914), Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army; Mac & Mc; Fifteenth Virginia; page 374.
- [S116] Direct Data Capture, Revolutionary War Service Records 1775-1783 ([database online] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999).
- [S112] John McMullin will (14 Jan 1818), Elbert County, Georgia, Miscellaneous Inferior Court Records 1816 - 1820 Will Book L, Elbert County Court Records, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. Hereinafter cited as Will Of John McMullan.