Lemuel McMillion

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Lemuel G. McMillion (born 1794 in Anderson County, South Carolina; died August 29, 1865 in Jefferson County) represented Jefferson County in the Alabama House of Representatives in the 1830s and 40s.

McMillion was a private in Nash's Regiment of South Carolina volunteers in the War of 1812. He came to Jonesboro and married the former Altamirah (or Attemira) Freeland in Jefferson County on January 22, 1824. The couple had seven children, Marcus L. (or Marcas), Jerusha Ann, Melissa Naomi, John Wesley, William Alexander, Margaret M., and Marinda.

McMillion was employed as a teacher and compiled a spelling book which he used in his teaching. He enlisted in the Jefferson Soldiers, which volunteered for duty in the Second Seminole War in South Alabama. He was made a 2nd Lieutenant under Captain James McAdory.

After returning home he was elected to the State Legislature and served for about ten years, voting unwaveringly with the Democratic ticket.