Sandy McMillian was the son of Jefferson Richmond, mother unknown. He lived near Caseyville, Copiah County, MS, as a slave on the Dougald McMillan's plantation. Sandy was a farm hand.
Born about 1845 - died 05 Jan 1924
Researched by Linda Durr Rudd
Sandy enlisted with Company F, 58th, United States Colored Infantry, 02 Oct 1863 and was discharged 08 Aug 1865.
After the War, he farmed in Copiah County for five years before moving to Fayette, Jefferson County, where he farmed for about 6 years. He then moved to Sharkey County near Anquilla, which became his home for the rest of his life.
During the days of slavery he was married to Mary McMillan by their owner. She died in South Carolina before the War. He married Eliza Brown and they had several children. Per the testimony of Sandy, the children were: Fannie b. 1871, Henry b. 1873, Mariah b. 1875, Noah b. 1877, Lula b. 1880, Randolph b. 1882, Lelitia b. 1884, Jeff b. 1887, and Matthew b. 1890.
Sandy died in Sharkey County on 05 Jan 1924.
1880 - Sharkey County, Beat 3, MS - Page 122
Sam Richmond, - Eliza, 28, wife - Fannie, 10, dau - Pearl, 11, son - Henry, 9, son - Jane, 8, dau - Lula, 3, dau - Noah, 1, son
1900 - Sharkey County, Beat 4, MS - Page 255
Sandy Richmond, 60 - Eliza, 51, wife, Noah, 19, son - Randolph, 18, son - Letltia, 17, dau - Jeff, 15, son - Matthew, 13, son - Jessie, 7, grandson
1910 - Sharkey County, Beat 4, MS - Page 200
Samuel McMillian, 73, Eliza, 69, wife
1920 - Sharkey County, Beat 4, MS - Page 205
Sandy Richmond, 83 - Eliza, 70, wife, Fanny Austin, 40, dau, T. Lockhart, 12, grandson
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