Dr. Patrick McMullin was born in Ireland around 1791.
He married Mary Ann Donnelly who was born in Ireland in 1799.
Around 1824 Dr. McMullin was known to be living in Chatham-Kent and shortly after 1824, he set up his medical practice in Chatham. According to the book, “A Centennial Chronicle of Kent Doctors” by Victor Lauriston, Dr. McMullen (sp) erected a log building at the southwest corner of King and Sixth and set up as Chatham’s first medical practitioner.” Further it states that Dr. McMullin moved after “a year or two” to Sandwich (Essex County).
A son Duncan was born on the 21 March, 1829. A daughter Mary Elizabeth McMullin was born on the 22nd of March, 1832 in Sandwich. A daughter Catherine McMullin was born on the 4th of July, 1835 in Sandwich. A son William Henry McMullin was born in Sandwich in 1842.
According to the 1851 census, Dr. McMullin and his wife Mary Ann were residing in Sandwich with their children, Duncan and Mary Ann. (There is no mention of Catherine or William Henry). Duncan’s occupation was listed as Student-At-Law.
Dr. McMullin died on the 3rd of January, 1853. He was buried at L’Assomption Du Sandwich Cemetery in Essex County.
In 1861 Dr. McMullin’s son, Duncan McMullin was an attorney living with his sister Mary Ann. There was no mention of their mother. Duncan McMullin died in Essex County on the 24th of August, 1870. Mary Ann McMullin was listed on the 1871 census.