My great grandmother Jennie McMillan was a tall, strong lady, who lived a full life as the wife of a prosperous farmer [William Dozier Hasty] and raised all but two of them to adulthood. Below, the family in 1902.
My grandfather Bob Hasty was about 6 here. He is the little guy next to the lady holding the baby.
The lady holding the baby is Jennie - also known to her family as Martha. Papa used to tell my mother that I looked like Jennie. I don't see it, but that's OK. [He loved her and he loved me..]
I don't know a lot about Jennie, but Papa adored her and said she was incredibly kind.Her family was incredibly musical, according to Mom.
She came from the McMillan family, another prominent North Georgia farming family. They hailed from Scotland and Ireland and I can trace most of her forebears back to before the American revolution, through Ancestry.com.
We thought it was really neat when my mom got her results back from the DNA testing you can get through Ancestry, and found that she is 83% British [I think they are including Scotland here too], 11% Irish, and 2% from Finland/Northwest Russia, 1% Iberian Peninsula, 2% from the Caucasus, which is fascinating.
Below, the family in about 1910. My grandfather is the tallest man there, in the back. Jennie is the older lady next to Grandpa Hasty.
Grandpa Hasty built a table over a hundred years ago and we use it as our kitchen table today, although it has many leaves and can be expanded to sit at least 6 people.. We also have a beautiful oak chest of drawers he made.
I have now been able to connect with some McMillan cousins, and they have sent me some fascinating things, including this photo of Jennie and her family, including some Hastys in there, too. This is from about 1916-1918 and my grandfather isn't in there.
I wish this shot were sharper and you could see the faces better. Jennie is sitting on the front row, next to her mother, in a white dress. Grandpa Hasty is behind Jennie and to her right. He was a huge man.
Below, Wilson Lumpkin McMillan, father of Jennie and her siblings. Below right, Many Mansfield Brown McMillan, his wife. She outlived him by many years which is why she looked so much older. [In reality they were the same age.]
The lady in the front row with the small boy in white is Etta McMillan Hasty. She is the much younger sister of Jennie and she married Jimmie Hasty, who was Grandpa Hasty's nephew. So Etta and Jimmie's descendants are doubly related to me, which is fascinating. Their great grandson Norm is a friend now and he and his wife live 15 minutes from my house!
Below is the identification of the folks in the group McMillan photo, which I find fascinating, but you probably won't unless you're kin to me. I'm posting it anyway.
Names of people in McMillan Reunion Photo (previous page) dated between 1916 and before October 10, 1919:
Front Row left to right:
John Wilson McMillan; Kathryn Anderson, daughter of Lemma Hasty and Will Anderson; Martha Jennie Hasty (Martha Virginia McMillan Hasty, m. William Dozier Hasty, daughter of Wilson Lumpkin McMillan, sister of Franklin Lamar McMillan, my great grandfather)
Grandmother Mary Brown McMillan (Mary Mansfield Brown, my great, great grandmother, Wilson Lumpkin McMillan’s widow)
Emily Adeline Warlick (Emily Adeline “Aunt Addie” McMillan m. William Hicks Warlick, she is Franklin Lamar McMillan’s sister)
Behind and to right of Emily Adeline Warlick is Ella Warlick, Emily Adeline’s daughter
Right of Emily Adeline is Etta M. Hasty with Willard Hasty (Etta Lozena McMillan Hasty, married James Hiram Hasty – She is Franklin Lamar McMillan’s sister and Willard is her son)
Behind Willard is Daisy H. McCurley (Daisy Hasty m. Bill McCurley)
Squatting is Bill McCurley and son Keller McCurley (Daisy Hasty McCurley’s husband and son)
2nd Row left to right:
Salina Isabel Gartrell McMillan
William Dozier Hasty (Jennie Hasty’s husband)
Franklin Lamar McMillan
Behind and to left of umbrella, ______? (from the hat, I think he is a Warlick!)
Behind and to right of umbrella, Will Warlick (William Hicks Warlick)
To right of umbrella, Warren McMillan (Franklin Lamar McMillan’s brother)
Nancy McMillan (Warren’s wife)
To right and behind Nancy is Arthur McMillan (Franklin Lamar McMillan’s brother)
To right and slightly in front of Arthur is Effie Hasty (who married Glenn Hasty)
Larger lady to right and in front of Effie is Nelle McMillan (Franklin Lamar McMillan’s daughter and my grandmother)
Behind Nelle is unknown – can’t see the face – possibly Chester Reece (Othella’s beau)
To right of Nelle is Glenn Hasty (who married Effie - this is wrong; her husband was named Reece)
Directly behind Glenn is James (Jimmie) McMillan (Franklin Lamar McMillan’s brother)
Lady to the right of Glenn in far back is unknown
Man to right of Glenn is probably Roy McMillan (Franklin Lamar McMillan’s son)
Lady in black is (Callie) Othella (“Aunt Tell”) McMillan (Franklin Lamar McMillan’s daughter)
Young man with cap in hand is Olin McCurley (Son of Bill and Daisy McCurley)
Lady to right of Olin is Lemma Anderson (Eulemma Hasty Anderson, m. W. George Anderson)
Man behind Lemma is unknown
Last on right is W. George Anderson (Eulemma’s husband)