- He is on the Louisiana Mysteries page. HIs ancestry is a complete mystery to me: please let me know if you can help! His son John may have been a son by a first marriage?
There are John McMillens who immigrated or were naturalized into Baltimore and Ohio in the mid-1820s, born at about the right time.
A John McMillen enlisted in the Army for 5 years in Dec. 1819 who was aged 16; he was from New York City. According to the record, he "deserted June 2/20. Dec. 31/20 confined"; he was confined over the next year. "June 30/21 present sick"--so he was back in. This might be him.
A Margaret Ann McMillen died in New Orleans on 10 May 1842, aged 33; she was born abt. 1809.
There is John McMillan in Caddo Parish, Louisiana on the 1840 census; he has 2 males under 5, one between 5 and 10, one aged 20 to 30, and one aged 30 to 40; and one woman aged 30 to 40. This would fit if Ellen weren't born yet at the census (she technically would have been), and the man from aged 20 to 30 is an unknown relative of some sort. There are other McMillans living in Caddo Parish as well.
The 1842 City Directory, for the year he died, has three McMillens, none of which is "J."
There is a John McMullen I've seen record of at the time. A succession was filed, for instance, under this name in the Parish of Orleans First District Court (#5770) between 1846 and 1853. I think he's a ship's captain who died in an accident.
He was buried in Girod St. Cemetery. Founded in 1822, the Girod St. (Protestant) Cemetery was de-consecrated and abandoned in 1957. The remains were re-located to the Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal St. [3, 4]