Thomas Millard - Three brothers of the Millard family came from England together about the middle of the last century, of whom one settled in Connecticut, one in NY and the 3rd in Berks Co, of this state. He had a son Joseph, born nearly opposite Douglassville and moved, in the spring of 1784, to West Nantmeal twp. He was a miller and millwright and carried on a mill at Pottstown, and afterwards in West Nantmeal; was a justice of the peace from 1797 up to and about 1816, and his old magistratae's dockets are now in possession of his grandson, Thomas. The mother of Joesph was a Miss Lincoln, also an emigrant from England. Jonathan, son of Joseph Millard, was born at Pottstown, Feb 19, 1783, and married Sarah Harvout. He moved when 4 years old to West Nantmeal, and there died in June, 1868. His wife, Sarah, died Jan 28, 1851, aged 72. They had 2 children - Joseph and Thomas.
The latter, the youngest, was born Aug 14, 1816. He was raised on the farm and attended the public schools of the neighborhood. He was married Jan 24, 1839 to Jane, dau of James and Margaret Cake Cutler. The Cutlers were of Scotch-Irish and the Cakes of German descent. To Thomas and wife were born 3 children - James, deceased in his 19th year; Jonathan, residing near Barneston; and Howard, living at home, but in the mercantile business at Robert's old stand in East Nantmeal.
In 1869 Thomas retired from farming, but still owns and resides on his splendid farm of 150 acres. He is a director in the Natl. Bank of Honeybrook, and has been since its organization in 1868. He is one of the managers of the Penn Mutual Fire Ins Co of Chester Co.
He was many years a director of the East Brandywine and Waynesburg RR and for 6 years secretary of its board. He has served 19 hears as school director, and was 3 times elected a justice of the peace, but refused to qualify. He has repeatedly served as auditor and is now one of the county directors of the poor, having been elected in 1879, and having previously served in the same office from 1875 to 1878. He followed surveying and conveyancing until his health and other growing business cares force him to quit.
His farm has been in possession
of the Millard family since 1787, and no deeds have been made for it since
1793, it having passed to its present possessor by descent. He is a
Republican in politics in which he ever takes a great interest. His son
Howard was in the 3 months' State service when Lee made his raid into the
state in 1863.