G. T. (Gideon Tibbetts) Ridlon.

History of the families Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy, comprising genealogies and biographies of their posterity surnamed Milliken, Millikin, Millikan, Millican, Milligan, Mulliken and Mullikin, A. D. 800-A. D. 1907; containing names of thirty thousand persons, with copious notes on online

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Online LibraryG. T. (Gideon Tibbetts) RidlonHistory of the families Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy, comprising genealogies and biographies of their posterity surnamed Milliken, Millikin, Millikan, Millican, Milligan, Mulliken and Mullikin, A. D. 800-A. D. 1907; containing names of thirty thousand persons, with copious notes on → online text (page 1 of 109)
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EMBELLrSIIED WITH PORTRAITS, COATS-OF-ARMS, AXD
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Rev.- GIDEON TIP.BETTS RIDLOX, Sr.
Kezar Falls, Maine



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'Early Settlers 0/ Harrison, Me.," "Btirtank Genealogy," "HamHens 0/ Beech Hill," ''The Ancient
Ryedales" and "Saco l^'alley Settlements ami Eii niilies"



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PUBLISHED IIV THE AUTHOU

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Equipped with an experience of more than thirty years in genealogical
research the author has employed every available means for the acquisition
of data for this family history and has conscientiously used the materials
procured. He has met with many discouragements, and annoying delays
were occasioned which could not be avoided.

As no future edition is anticipated the compiler of this volume will give
no attention to criticism. If errors are discovered — and no book of this
class was ever free from them — it will be too late to correct them on the
printed page. For more than six years he has devoted much of his time
to this undertaking and has passed too many milestones on his pilgrimage
to attempt anything more of this kind. When the last page is printed he
will lay down his genealogical pen for all time and commit to the numerous
families represented in this volume the result of his researches for what it
is worth.

He is profoundly grateful to those who have so kindly and generously
assisted him, and for the confidence reposed in him by many whom he has
never seen. Many pleasant hours have been enjoyed while writing the
matter for these pages, and the author hopes that every copy of the book
will be preserved with sacred care by those to whom they are entrusted.

June 14, 1907.

GIDEON TIBBETTS RIDLON, Sr.

Kezar Falls, Me.



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Genealogical works are issued in nearly as many forms and with as fjreat
a variety of classification as they have compilers and publishers. Kach
writer has his own ideal, and arranges his materials accordingly. The com-
piler of this genealogy has examined nearly all such works now in the
alcoves of our New England libraries, and has found many very ingenious
and comprehensive arrangements of names and numerals, but has not
adopted any of them as a whole. When compiling his " History of the
Ancient Ryedales," in i8S6, he classified his data upon the same model as
found in this book, and after a comparison with many genealogies published
since, has found nothing more satisfactory.

The reader should always consult the "Table of Contents." Here v.-ill
be found the titles or heads by which the numerous branches and families
are designated. In most instances each branch will be distinguished by
the name of the town, county and state where the ancestors first sat down,
or where a majority of the families descended from the same parent-stock,
have lived. Under these captions each family record will be arranged and
classified by generations, beginning with the name of the person heading
the list and running downward to the youngest children. Between the
names of persons of different generations will stand the words " Second
Generation " or " Fourth Generation," as the case may require. There
■will also appear with each person's name, and above the regular type line,
a small figure called a " Superior," which also denotes the generation to
which the person belongs. All of the second, third, fourth and fifth gen-
eration will follow in regular order, beginning in every instance with the
eldest son.

There will also appear a bold-faced figure in a parenthesis (4) following
each person's name when such name is printed in bold-face letters at the
heads of paragraphs ; these denote the number of persons in that particular
branch of the family bearing the same Christian ?iafne, and. will, in every
instance, have reference to that individual's yf/-j/ //(7Wc-. Thus Mark* (6),
"\ son of ^Iark^ (5), will show that in this family there had been five persons
\ named i^Iark Milliken before the one mentioned first, and that three gen-
eirations had been previously recorded. By this very simple arrangement
no two persons bearing the same Christian name need be confounded, as
such ^\'ill) ill no instance, stand connected with the same figures. In case
where ^ person's name stands in its proper position in some early branch
of the f;2'"ily> ^s Thomas'- (4), and is again used at the head of a sub-branch,
this name will appear as Thomas' (l), associated with the reference, "See
Millikens of Bu.xton " or "See Milligans of County Sligo, Ireland," as the
case may reqilire ; so that each person's name can be readily traced though
not attended in both positions by the same figures. In the oldest families
datin"- back to i^^o .V.l). and emliracing as many as eight or ten genera-
tions.^the reader shOnld observe tliese distinctions.

Another important feature of this book which greatly facilitates one's



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search for tin- name of ;iiiy pai ticul.ir jjitsoii, arc the sub-heads comprising
the names of parents, as '" ('hiUlrLH of Nathaniel and Mary JJryant," or
*• Children of Siniuil and Sally Wali-rnian," as the case retpiires. All of
such suh-luads, desi^Miatin^' each family, will he found of great assistance,
and by reference to the name of either parent and the page number attend-
ing it, this family record will be found. The full maiden names of all wives
of Millikens, Milligans and Mullikans will thus be found, unlas they are
intermarried with a lower generation; then they will be arranged alphabet-
ically in the *' Index of Surnames " at the close of the volume. If any one
wishes to liiul the record or biography of some particular family, and can
remember the maiden name of a wife, or mother, he may quickly do so by
consulting this index and running his linger down the list until he finds
Waterhouse or Woodward, as the case may be; then, by turning to the
page designated in the body of the book, that family record will appear.

These indices supplementing the table of contents, are all that will be
required by any intelligent reader, and it is believed that this simple ar-
rangement, classification, and equipment, will commend itself to the judg-
ment of all who may possess a copy of this book.

In nearly all genealogies there are many repetitions, and the reader
Duist turn from page to page to find all that is published concerning an in-
dividual. The annoyance occasioned by such complicated forms is obviated
by the plan carried out in this volume, and all that is said about any mem-
ber of a family will be found in one place unless alluded to in some prelim-
inary chapter incidentally, or in its proper position in a sub-heading.

At the close of the body of the volume will appear a collection of short
sketches and fragments that could not be otherwise classified, designated
"Miscellaneous Notes."

A "General Supplement" will contain data that reached the compiler
too late for its proper place in the pedigree to which it belonged ; and a
reader who has been disappointed because certain names and records do
not appear with those of the other members of the family, may find them
quietly reposing with those of their belated kindred in this department.

It will be observed that names of all children whose mothers were
maiden-named MilUken, Milligan, or Mulliken, follow immediately after the
paragraphs containing such mother's name, birth, and marriage ; while the
children bearing the father's surname will appear, in many instances, with
another generation upon another page. This will be indicated by such
references as " See 4th generation" or " See forward." Only the names,
births and marriages of the children of mothers maiden-named Milliken,
etc., will appear. With rare exceptions, names of grandchildren may be
found in foot notes below the text. This limit was necessary in order to
keep the volume from becoming too large. P.ut the publication of so many
names of persons collaterally connected with the Millikens will be valuable
data for those who may attempt the task of compiling the genealogies of
such families.



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Table of Contents,

List of Illustrations,

The Illustrations of This Hook, .

Heraldry — Family Arms,

Origin and Changes of Surnames,

COMI'ENIHUM OF FaMILY II I STORY,

The Alger Family of Dunstan,
MiLLiKENs of Scarborough, Maine, .
Posterity of John Milliken,
Posterity of Samuel Milliken,
Posterity of Edward Milliken,
Posterity of Nathaniel Milliken,
Scarborough Millikens — Supplement,
MuLLiKENs of Bradford, Mass.,
MuLLiKENS of Sidney, Me.,
MuLLiKENS of Mcthuen, Mass.,
MuLLiKENS of New York,
MuLLiKENS of Philadelphia, Pa.,
Millikens of Wilton and Sharon, X. II
Millikans of Washington, Mass., .
MiLLiGANS of Stock-bridge, Mass.,
Millikens of New Shorcham, R. I.,
Millikens of Sullivan County, N. V.,
Millikens of New York and Texas,
Millikens of Genoa, N. Y.,
Millikens of Troy, N. Y.,
Millikens of BufTalo, N. Y., ..
Millikens of Albany, N. Y., .
Millikens of Ncwburg, N. Y.,
Millikens of Almont, Mich., . . •
Mulligans of Ontario, Canada,
Millikens of Tyrone Co., Ireland, .
Millikins of Ontario and Oliio,
Millikens of Kisliacoquillas Valley, Pa
Millikens of Cumberland, Pa.,
Milligans of Swissvale, Perry Co., Pa.,
Millikins of Washington Co., Pa.,
Millikens of Mercer Co., Pa.,
Millikens of Juniata County, Pa., .
Millikens of Ayrshire, Scotland, .
Millikens of Orange County, N. C,



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MuLLiKiN I-'amii.v ill Marylaii<I,

POSTKKITV OK JaMKS Miri.MKIN',
PoSTKKlTY or PaTKK K Mt'I.I.IKIN, . ^^

TliK Mui.MKiN 1'"amii.ii;s ill Kciitiuky,
Mui.i.iKiNS nf SliiI1)y Ci)mity, Ky.,
Mui.i.iKiNS of I'kiniiig County, Ky.,
MuM.iKiNS of MoiitK'>iiKTy Couiily, Mil
Mui.i.iKiNS of Mason County, Ky.,
Mui.MCANS of Casey County, Ky.,
MuLi.iKiNS of Davidson County, X. C
MuLLiKiNS of Anderson County, S. C,
Mn.LiK?;NS of 15runs\vick County, N. C,
MiLLlCANS AND Mii.i.K.ANS of Maryland,
Mii.LiKANS of Randolph County, X. C,
Posterity of Wili.ia.m Mii.i.ika.v,
MiLMCANS of Cumberland, England,
MiLLiKiNS of Westmoreland County, Pa.
Small Famh.if.s of Mn.Li(;AN',
MiLLiGANS of Washington County, Pa., No.
MiLLiCANS of Washington County, Pa.. X
MiLLiGANS of Marshall, Clark County, 111
MiLLiGANS of Connaught, Ireland,
MiLLiGANS of Youngstown, Ohio,
MiLLiCAN Familiks in Southern States,
MiLLiCANS in Georgia, .
MiLLiCANS of Luling, Texas,
MiLLiCANS of Brazos County, Te.xas,
MiLLiCANS of Rockwood, Tenn.,
MiLLiCANS in Louisiana, .
MiLLiGANS in Arkansas,
MiLLiKENS in Renfrewshire, Scotland,
MiLLiGANS of Dunnance, Scotland, .
MiLLiGANS of Glcncairn, Scotland,
MiLLiCANS of Cumberland, England,
MiLLiCANS of Carrigill, England,
MiLLiCAN land owners in Cumberland,
MiLLiKENS of Isle Magec, Ireland, .
Mii.LiKKNS of Ravarra, County Down. Ir
MiLLiKKNS of.l'elfast, Irelanil. .
MiLLiKENS of Ballykeag. Ireland,
MiLLiKANS of South Australia.
Brief Genealogies, Millikens, Mili.igan;
Miscellaneous Xotes,
Inscriptions in Scottish CiiLkcuvAKus
MiLLiGANS mentioned in Register of Boik
Scotch Family in Illinois. .
Ancient Records of Scotland,
American Notes, ....
MiLLiCANS in Virginia, .



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Mii.i.iKiNS ill r.allyclaro Co., Antrim, Inlaiu

MiLI.IKKN aiul Mll.l.ICAN AUTIIOKS,

Ckahuatks ok llAkVAkD Univkksitv,
Gkahuatks ok Yai.k Univkksitv,

CiRAIiUATKS OK Coi.l.KC.KS IN ICnCI.AND,

KpiscorAi. Clkrcymkn, List ok 1905.

CkNKRAI, Sl'PIM.KMKXT,

Familv ok Okknzo Mii.i.ikkn, .

Addknda to Pa(;k 2y, . . .

Author's Notks, . .

Mii.i.ikkns in Scarliornngli, Mc. SupplcniL-nt to page 161,

Mui.i.iKKNS of P.radford, Mass., addciula to page 225,

Milligans of West Stockbridgc, Mass., Supplementary Records,

MiLi.iGANS of Alford, Mass.,

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Pkintkks' Marouk ok Simon Mii.i..\N(.i;s,

Joseph L. Mii.i.ikkn, KIniira, N. Y.,

Hon. James A. Mii.i.ikkn, Chcrryficld. Mc,

Hon. Seth L. Mii.mken, M.C, Belfast, Mc,

Chari.es R. Mii.LiKEN, Portland, Mc, .

Seth M. Mh.i.iken, New York,

Cait. Ale.xanher Mii.i.ikin.

Charles A. Millikkn, Biddoford, Mc,

Anna ( Mii.lt kkn) Moses, Freedom, X. H.,

Maj. James P. Mii.likkn, Indiana, .

Benjamin F. Millikin, Eastport, Mc,

Michel N. Milliken, Saco, Mc, .

Isaiah P. Milliken, Saco, Me.,

Hon. James W. Milliken, Traverse City, Mi

Hon. I>en Mh.i.iken, Jessup, Ga.,

Col. EiiwiN C. Millikin, Portlaml, Me.,

Col. Ei.ias Milliken, Angusta, Me.,

Nathaniel Milliken, P)U.\:ton, Me.,

Hon. Charles A. Milliken, Angu.^ta, Me.,

George Milliken, Sonth Hiram, Mc,

George F. Milliken, Boston Mass.,

Washington I. Millikin, Minneapolis, Miini

Charles H. Muli.iken, Cliicago, 111.,

John \V. Mulliken, Champaign, 111.,

John B. Mulliken, Detroit, Mich.,

Hon. Daniel L. Milliken, Maiden, Mass.,

Rev. Silas F. Millikan, Kingslcy, la..

Prof. Harvey W. Milligan, A..\I.. M.D.,

John Millikin, Smith's Falls, Ontario, .

Richard Millikin, .\o. Blooml'iLld, O.,

John Millikin, Rnsheen, Ireland, .

Chrlstoi'Her Milliken, Ohio, .

John Millikin, Ontario, .' .

Family ok Emanuel Mii.i.ikin, I.ucasville. Ontarii

Dr. Charles W. Millikin, Akron, Oliio,

Samuel Milliken, Xew Jersey,

Mr.s. Hettie Millikin, .\\\v Jersey,

Hon. Ja.mes .Millikin, r.elleft)nt. Pa.,

EduiS V. Milliken, New York City,

Hon. Josei'H Mii.i.ic.an, Crawfordsv ille, Ind.,

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J.XMKS Mii.LiKKN, Dccatur, 111.,

Dr. John L. Millikin, Wayiicshiuj;, Pa.,

Hon. John D. Mili.ikin, McPlicrson. Ks.,

\\'ii.i.i.\M Mii.i.ic.vN, San .XnlDiiin, Texas,

Cii.vRi.K.s V. AliLLiciN, San .Xnlonii), 'l\xa-^,

John Mh-Lican, Esq., Wcstiiuiri'laiul Co., I'.i..

J. \ NIKS C. Mh.lu;an, WcstiiKirolaiul Co., Pa.,

J.\.\ii:s M. Mn.i.i(..\N, Westmoreland Co., Pa.,

Ur. John 1). Millic.an, Pittshurs;, Pa., .

Hon. Charlks W. Millikkn, iM-anklin, Ky., .

Capt. Samuei- R. Mh,liki-:n, Thorp's Springs, Texas

Samuel E. Mhj.iken, M.D., Dallas, Texas, .

Hon. John R. Mii.liken, Pittsboro, N. C,

Hon. John J. Milmkin, Franklin, Ky.,

John T. Milliken, St. Louis, Mo.,

Bailey T. Milliken, Paducah, Ky.,

Hon. Charles J. Millikin, Champaign, 111., .

Hon. Benjamin Millikan, Randolph County, X. C

Hon. \\'n.i.i.\.\i ,M ii.i.ik.\n, Washington, O.,

John Millikan, Crown Point. Indiana,

Baldwin H. Millikan, Washington, O., .

Hon. Henry F. Millikan, Dodge City, Ks.,

Mary (Lockhart) Mii.likin, ....

Jane Millikin Parkinson, ....

William H. Parkinson, Wenona, 111.,

Robert Milligan, Bradford, England,

Duncan AIii.i.ican, Y. R. A. S., London.

Rev. John Milliken, Belfast, Ireland, .

Beatrice Ro.mayne Milliken, Boston,



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Byma House, Faan, Holland, .....

DuN.STAN Village and Castle. ....

Home of Capt. Ben. Milliken, Georgia,

Oi.ii .Mn.LiKK.v Homestead. Scarhorougli. Mc,

Home ok .Alfred .A. Mullikex. I'.ast Camli.i. .\'. 11.,

Home of John AIilliken, Ontario. .

Farm Home of Richard Mh.likin, Xo. BlooniiKid, ().,

Residence of Richard T. Millikin, Xo th Bloonilield.

Milliken Mansion. Mifflin Co., Pa.,

Residence of Otho W. Millikin, Ohio,

Residence of James Millikin, Decatur. 111..

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Anna B. Mili.ikin Home, Decatur, 111., ....

Residence of Ira S. jMillikin, Hamilton, Ohio,

Residence of John Milligan, Esq., Westmoreland Co., Pa

Seat of William W. Millikin, Kentucky,

Home of George C. Mullikin, Illinois, ....

Old Mullikin Inn, Kentucky, ......

William Millikan's Old Bible, .....

Millikin House, Scotland, ......

Glen View House, Greenhead, England, Robert Millican,
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riic pul)lic;iti(in oH portraits and views of i'ainiiy scats in a family liis-
tory is both appropriate and important. Their appearance gratifies a natural
and almost universal desire to mark the resemblance between persons rep-
resenting different branches of a widely distributed family, and the wish to
see likenesses of distinguished persons much heard of but never seen. In
reading the biographies of men there is an instinctive imagination of the
mould of their forms and faces, but fancy is a fickle goddess and often
misleading. When penning the personal sketches in this book the inquisi-
tive may turn their attention to the portraits and be satisfied.

Valuable portraits of deceased members of a family, of which there were
no duplicates, are often destroyed by tire or flood and cannot be restored ;
l)ut such are multiplied in an edition of the family history and will thus be
permanently preserved.

Views of residences exhibit the changes in architecture between pioneer
days and more modern times, and the variety as represented in different
lands and localities — east, west, north, and south. In this volume may be
found views of the villa of a resident of the Netherlands, of the old-fashioned,
low-browed cottage in England, the home of the well-to-do farmer in Ireland
and the stately seat of a Scottish gentleman. The American pictures rep-
resent the timber-walled cabin of the pioneer, the mansion of the southern
planter, the pretty cottage of the Gorgean village, the suburban residence
of Ohio, the home of a western farmer, and the great ranii)ling house in
New England. Views of residences in^ Australia, St. Christopher and Cali-
fornia were sought for but not obtained.

The manuscripts in the National Library of France disclose the fact
that "coats-of-arms abounding in angles" were produced for Simon Millanges
the distinguished scholar and tpyographer of Bordeaux, but an extended
search onl^' revealed his "Printers Marque," a copy of which will be repro-
duced in this book. This picture certainly abounds with cherubs, which may
be identical, but not artistically depicted. Through the kindly assistance
of American consuls we made diligent search for a portrait of this eminent
citizen of Bordeaux but did not find one. There is a street, however, in
the 5th arrondisement of the city called "Rue Millanges," which perpetuates
his name.

Inquiries were also instituted with the hope of procuring portraits of
some distinguished member of the Milligen or Millinga families of Gronin-
gin in the Netherlands, but their families were unwilling to have them puli-
lished in an American book.

The list of portraits in this book represent members of the family in
various stations in life : a member of Parliament, two members of Con-
gress, clergymen, teachers, lawyers, bankers, merchants, mechanics, sea-
men and husbandmen ; and some of the dear old mothers ; and all ages
from the pretty maiden to the centenarian.



XIV THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THIS BOOK.

'I'he author regrets that the illustrations could not have been more evenly
distributed through this volume, but all attempts to procure either portraits
or residential views from some of the families have been fruitless ; and those
to whom he has applied for such ma}^, Avhen they have seen the deficiency,
join in this regret.

Nearly all of the illustrations have been contributed and paid for by
individuals or families ; a few were paid for by funds donated by men of
means.

Many American members of the family have expressed a desire that
some portraits of early and distinguished persons named Mulliken, Millikin,
or Milligan should appear in this book, and for seven years the compiler
has sought diligently, through an extensive and costly correspondence for
original copies of such.

A portrait of Richard Albert Milliken the Irish poet, was published
in one edition of his works, but no copy has been found. Since this volume
was in press, a portrait in oil of the late Hon. Robert Milligan, the dis-
tinguished merchant and member of Parliament, was discovered in the Town
Hall of Bradford, England, and through the kindness of a kinsman of the
deceased gentleman a photographic copy was procured ; but the surface of
the original painting, through some fault in the pigment, was considerably
defaced by crackling and these imperfections were reproduced in the copy ;
the published likeness is not, therefore, as attractive as could be desired.

There are now living in London members of the Milliken family (of
Scottish descent) who have long filled important and honorable official
positions under the crown but, though often solicited, they have refused to
have their portraits appear in the family history ; an action much to be re-
gretted.

Inquiries were instituted in Scotland with the hope of finding a portrait
of James Milliken late of Milliken*in Renfrewshire, Esq., but it was learned
that the only one known to have been painted was destroyed when the old
Milliken mansion was burned.

With but few exceptions the halftone portraits produced in this book
were made from original photographs and paid for by individuals or family
contributions. A few are reproduced from old-fashioned daguerreotypes
and ambrotypes and are not as clear as desired ; but they were likenesses
of deceased persons and the only one in existence. The variation in clear-
ness and artistic finish is due to the character of the original photographs.
The halftone reproductions were made by the best houses in New iLngland.

The likeness of Capt. Alexander Milliken, commander of the Ameri-
can privateer Fame., was discovered in the nick of time amongst his papers
in an old trunk in Biddeford, Maine. Photographic copies were procured
but were not sufficiently clear, being deficient of contrast of light and shade,
and a copy retouched by crayons was made for this book.

'I'he portrait of "Uncle Nat" Milliken was made at his home at Bar
Mills, Me., by Kahili of Portland, who was employed by the author to visit
the old gentleman for that purpose. It is a true likeness of the venerable
man, now 97 years of age, but for want of proper photographic accessories
the shading is not strong.



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I'he portrail of John M ii.i.ikix ol ( ';m;ul;i, the Centenarian, was pro-
duced from a lithographic copy of a small and somewhat indistinct photo-
graph, but was pronounced "a fairly good likeness."



Online LibraryG. T. (Gideon Tibbetts) RidlonHistory of the families Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy, comprising genealogies and biographies of their posterity surnamed Milliken, Millikin, Millikan, Millican, Milligan, Mulliken and Mullikin, A. D. 800-A. D. 1907; containing names of thirty thousand persons, with copious notes on → online text (page 1 of 109)