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From: "Allan Connochie" <>
Subject: Re: Help needed to resolve James Milvain ancestry
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 23:50:07 -0000
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"a l l y" <> wrote in message
> Sam Sloan wrote in message <>...
> |Help needed to resolve James Milvain ancestry
> |My great-great-great-great-grandfather was James Milwain, who was
> |in 1755 in Wigtown County, Scotland. His wife was Jean Paul or Jean
> |Saul (1749-1835) who was said to be the sister of John Paul Jones,
> |famous American Revolutionary War sea captain. However, the book by
> |Don Thomson expresses the view that she was not the sister of John
> |Paul Jones. I still believe that she was, in part because all of my
> |Graham Family relatives have heard this story from their ancestors
> |believe that she was. However, that is not the issue I am discussing
> John Paul Jones came from Whitehaven, Cumbria, so his sister would be
> English, not Scots.
John Paul Jones was very much a Scot and was born in Kircudbrightshire.