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Millaway Family

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John Millaway was living in Guilford, Co., N.C. in 1830 listed as 70-80 years old; in 1840 listed as 70-80 years old. Married Elizabeth Griffin in 1793. Sons include James and John Thomas Millaway. John Thomas Millaway m. Polly Wyrick June 19, 1829 in Guilford Co. She was the daughter of Martin Wirick and Ann. What nationality is Millaway? I find few examples of the name.

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Rhonda Millaway (View posts)
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I am married to Alan Millaway who is originally from Georgetown,Tn. His Fathers name is Edward Millaway and all I know is they have Dutch in them and Irish I think...?? They look German a little also.. I could find out more for you later if you would like but for now I just thought I would reply to your messege.Sorry not much help..Rhonda Millaway
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Hi, Rhonda. No one is working on the Millaways so it is nice to have an answer. I have worked on this for years and have traced them back to the 1700's, but I have reached a dead end and am still trying to find more information. It is almost as if the Millaways just appeared. I have found other Millaways in Deleware and Virginia and North Carolina where the Millaways from Georgetown came. If you want more information use my e-mail address.


Rhonda Millaway (View posts)
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Hi, Thanks for replying my husband just informed me that his ancestors came from Scotland. But I am not for sure that he knows for sure or not. Basicaly you get alot of hear say from family members and until you dig for the answers you are really not positive. I didn't see your email address. Please email me and let me know if you have more info for his family members. Thankyou Rhonda Millaway
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What are some of your husband's ancestors names? My wife is related to John T. Millaway, John Calvin Millaway, Dock Millaway. Is your husband related to any of these?


Mikki Dobbs (View posts)
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According to my records, John Millaway was born abt. 1760-1770. He lived in Guilford Co., NC. He married Elesebeth Griffin abt. 1793 in Guilford Co., NC. Some of his children, (he had at least 2 sons and a daughter) were John Thomas Millaway and James Millaway. James was b. abt. 1800-1810. John T. Millaway married Polly Wyrick June 19, 1829. Polly Wyrick's father was Martin Wyrick, jr. b. 8 Dec. 1777 NC and died 15 Jan. 1841. John T. and Polly were in TN by 1841 because John Millaway bought 160 acres for 12 cents an acre in the Ocoee Purchase. He and Polly had Betsy Ann, Martin, John C., Mary C., Rebecca Jane, James M. and Eliza. John T. died before 1860 and we do not know where he is buried. My wife is through Martha who was a daughter of John C. and Jane Legg Millaway. Martha married John A. Shiflett and they had one daughter Maudie who married my wife's grandfather, John Luther Hooper.
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I have jus found that my greatgrandfather had a daughter that married a James Millaway.I don't know her first name but her last name was Platt. Her father was Jesse E. Platt Sr. they lived in Fall River Mass. If anyone has any info I wold appreciate it. You can email me at Thanks

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John (View posts)
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I am almost positive the Millaway name is a from Wales.
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John, you may be right, but I did a search on the name and located the name in England. John is a popular name in the Millaway family, as you know. I sometimes wonder if John in Guilford Co., NC might be an immigrant. He refers to NC as a province.
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