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 104 of 109)
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2. William Milliken, brother of Charles W.

3. James Milliken, brother of Charles W.

4. Walter Milliken, brother of Charles W., has a grocery store on Columbus
Ave., Boston.

This family declines to give any information.

^bticntiu to page 27.

Christiana G. Milliken, b. in North Yarmouth, Me., Aug. 24, 1797 ; was m.
to Robert Stevenson, b. in Renfrewshire. Scotland, Apr. 11, 181 1, and
resided in St. Andrews, N. B., where she d. Jan. 11, 1863, aged 66 years.
He d. Feb. 9, 1884. These and their two sons were interred in the Rural
Cemetery at St. Andrews, and a beautiful sculptured and inscribed marble
monument marks their place of rest. A tablet originally erected at her
grave and now removed to the edge of the grove about fifty feet from the
burial lot, makes her age 63 yrs. This was an error as her birth-date
proves. Issue :

I. Hon. Benjamin M. Stevenson, b. Apr. 10, 1825, d. 16, 1890. His
wife, Kate Stevenson, b. 1829, d. Apr. 10, 1903. These had one son,
John F., b. Aug. 3, 1868, and d. Apr. 9, 1896.
2. John Fletcher Stevenson, M.D., b. Nov. 30, 1836; was a surgeon
in the 29th Conn. Reg't (colored) during the Rebellion, and through
promotion became surgeon of an army corps. He was taken ill in
Texas and d. in New York when on his way home, Nov. 8, 1865.
His body was buried in St. Andrews, N. B. He was not m.


I. Mary Elizabath Boyden, b. July 27, 1836; m. June 3, i860,
Fj.hridge p. Boyden of So. Walpole, Mass., where they reside. One
son living.

II. Frances Adelaide Boyden, b. Aug. 18, 1838; m. Oct. 18, 1866,
Samuel H. Clapp of Foxboro, Mass., where they reside. Two liv-
ing children.


GENERAL sr-rrr r \n: y i


III. Harvky Lewis Boyukn, b. June 21, 1840; in. June 27, 1867, I^umsa
C. HoYDKN of .So. \V;\l|)ole, Mas.s., and reside in Norwood, Mas^

IV. Julius I^oyukn, b. l-eb. 20, 1844; m. .May 12, iS^S, Amasla I'oi-k
of Providence, R. I. .She d. in .Sept. of that year, and in I)e«. iH'i.
he m. Ki.i.A Whkldon of Providence, K. I. Three children.

V. J.v.soN Hkrhkri- Hoydkn, b. Oct. 22, 1846; m. July 4, 1870, Auck
Howard anil resides at IJoston lli;;hlands. Three children.

Author's {lotcs.

Mii.LiKAN Slavkmolokrs. Hoii. Joseph .\dison Plair of .Vshboru, N. < ., a
man well up in the history of the old families in Ramlolph county, a.-isurcs
the compiler of this volume that some of the Millikans were slavehoIder.s ;
but some of the best informed in the family deny this. We must refer all
who are interested to the record of Samuel Millikan's will in the county
records, in which he makes provision for the freedom of his negroes. Rev.
Elihu Millikan of this family, who lived in Jefferson Co., Tenn., certainly
held slaves; but he was a Baptist. One <;f his negroes who survived his
master gave testimony to his kindness.

The author has been informed by Mrs. Ezekiel Cast, iift Millikan, of
Clarksville, O., that two Millikan sisters came from some southern state
during the Civil war — she believes from Tennessee or Mississippi -to Wil-
mington, ()., where they remained until hostilities hatl ceased. The one
who was married gave her name as Julia Bishop, and her sister was Clara
Millikan. When John Millikan was returning from a visit to Wilmington,
O., where he had been "to mill," one of the women came to her door and ac-
costed him, asking his name. They thought he was their kinsman from his
resemblance of their father. They had but recently arrived, were quite desti-
tute of provisions, and John Millikan gave them a sack of flour. 'They
afterwards visited him at his home. When the war was over the two sis-
ters went back to their southern homes and were not afterwards heard Irom.
They were not found during the author's extensive researches, and their
connection with the families from Randolph Co., N, C, is not known.

Mrs. Cast is very positive that there was an .Me.xander Millikan of this
family, something of a nomadic character, and unmarried, who once lived
with John Millikan, her father, in Ohio, and her belief is that he returned
to the South, joined the Confederate army and was killed.

Queary : Whose son was this Alexander Millik.m, sometimes called
"Andy" t


I. Elizabeth Millikan m. Mark McHridk, and lived and died in

Critendon Co., Ky., Aug. 1850. She had Albert, John, and Elisa

A?in. After d. of his wife ^^r. McPride took his chiUlT.n m.I re-

turned to East 'Tennessee.

11. Mary Millikan m. Cideon Morriss and lived near Morristown,

Tenn., where she raised a large family, names unknown.
III. Nancy Emerline Millikan m. Linosv Johnson and lived not
distant from Knoxville, Tenn. Eive sons.


gViKihcns in .Scarborough, ||Ic.


Note — It is to be regretted that the record of births, marriages and deaths of the thirteen
children of Robert Milliken and Jane Hopkins was accidently destroyed by fire after be-
ing prepared for the press. Mrs. Mary Pickering, a descendent who was well informed
in the history of this family had the names and statistics and through the kind assistance
of Mrs. J. F. Stevens of Wollaston, Mass., a full copy was produced. When the author
made inquiries for the purpose of procuring a duplicate record it was learned that Mrs.
Pickering had passed away. Mrs. Sylvia Verrill, now living in Auburn, Me., and Mrs.
Phebe Craney of Aurora, Me., also furnished records of some descendents. A part have
been restored. Mrs. Pickering of Randolph, Mass., had the family record of Robert Milli-
ken and it may still be preserved among her heirs. See pages i6i and 162.

Eben Kingman Milliken-', son of DavicP (l), b. in Waterford, Me., in 18 13,
was three times m. First, to Miss Fannie Robbins of Bridgton, Me., by
whom eight children ; second, to Miss Emily McAllister of Lovell, Me.,
by whom two children ; third, to Miss Sarah P. Grover of Lovell, Me.,
by whom ten children — twenty in all. One says twenty-one. His widow
is living at Sandy Creek, Bridgton, Me., aged 76. Eben K. Milliken certainly
contributed a goodly share to the population of Maine. He was a mill-
man by occupation and lived in Waterford, Sweden, and Lovell where he
carried on the sawmilling business at " Slab City " many years. He d. in
Dec. 1880. Issue as follows:

1. Mary Ann Milliken, b. in Sweden, Me., d. young, unm.

2. Charles H. Milliken, m. Hannah Herrick of Greenwood, Me., and d. in
that town soon after his discharge, from disease contracted in the army, aged
30 years. He left one daughter, Fannie AI., m. Elmer Waterhouse of Green-
wood, Me., and has Mildred.

3. George W. Milliken", b. in Sweden, Me., Aug. 11, 1837; m. in Lovell,
Me., Aug. 24, 1872, Miss Evinie M. Spencer, b. in Baldwin, Me., July 9,
1845, and has resided in Lovell ever since. He was mustered into Co. H
23d Regt. Me. Infty, Sept. 29, 1863, at the age of twenty-five years. Is now
a farmer. Issue as follows :

I. Clinton W. Milliken^ b. in Lovell, Me., Jan. 11, 1874; m. in
Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 13, 1899, Maude H. Witham of Portland,
Me., and resides at Woodfords, Me. Carpenter and builder. Two
children, Agnes, and Stanley.
II. Alice M. Milliken**, b. in Lovell, Me., May 17, 1876; m. Dec. 31,
1902, Chandler C. Merrill of Norway, Me., and resides in Water-
ford, Me. One child (1907), Avis, b. May 20, 1905.

4. Harriet M. Milliken', b. in Waterford, Me., May 18, 1836; m. Hazen
Foster, b. 1830, d. Oct. 27, 1863, in Lovell, Me. Farmer. She d. in March
1904. Children:

I. AuLDis E. Foster, b. Apr. 2, 1853.

II. Etta Foster, b. Feb. 5, 1855.

III. Alice Foster, b. Jan. 29, 1857.

IV. Charles M. Foster, b. Sept. 25, 1858.
V. George Foster, b. Apr. 10, 1861.

VI. Hazen Fo.ster, b. Apr. 2, 1864, d. 1872.


5. Samuel Milliken", il. young, unm.

6. Ellen A. Millikeiv, h. Nov. 10, 1842, is now living at Kast Stoncham,
Me., with liLT JjiDther, Lyman T., unm.

7. Lyman P. Milliken", was nuistered inii. ( o. 11. j yl Mr. K,.j»t. i„(y., Sept.
29, 1863, aged 18. lie is now (1907) living at Kast .Stunchant. Mc.,' unm.

8. Leonard Milliken", was drowned when a child.
814. Eben Milliken", d. in childhood.

9. Leonard Milliken", has been twice m. First to Mrs, .\nna Filks; second
to Mrs. Rkhela Racki.ikk. Resides in Lovell, .Me. No issue. Farmer.

10. Georgia Anna Milliken", d. in childhootl.

11. Unnamed Milliken", d. in infancy.

12. Joseph Milliken", d. in infancy.

13. Charles Milliken", m. Lul.\ and resides in I'lymouth, N. 11.

14. Ernest McClellan Milliken", lives with his mother at Sandy (reck, Itridg-
ton, Me., unm.

15. Eliza Milliken", d. in infancy.

16. Eliza Milliken", m. Clayton Lord and resides in Hridgton, Me. Six
children, Gco/xia, JVinJie/d, Ida, Clarence, I'e/zora, and Homer.

17. Joseph P. Milliken", m. Nkllik Ai.i.kn of Sandy Creek, Hridgton, Me.,
and is now (1907) living in Norway, Me. One son, Shirley.

18. Lizzie Milliken" was b. Sept. 1871 ; m. 1889, Ci.iktdn Ha/klton of
Lovell, Me., and d. Oct. 7, 1901, leaving a son Rie/ianl, b. (Jet. 7. 1804.

Mr. Hazelton has since d.

19. Girl Milliken", d. in infancy.

20. Mary E. Milliken", b. Feb. 18, 1873, lives in Boston, Mass.


Robert Milliken (2), son of Thomas'- (2), b. in Scarborough, Me., (mother's
name Jameson ?) went to Aroostook county when the boundary line between
Maine and New Brunswick was being run by the United States government
before the Aroostook war. He m. Miss Sdi'Hroma Fsrnv and had issue
five children. He engaged in the lumber business in Aroostook county and
was extensively interested in it at the time of his death, in 1858. Chil-
dren's names will follow. Mrs. Milliken now lives in Lakewood. N.J.. 76
years of age.

I. William Wallace Milliken.
II. Lucy Jameson Milliken, d. in 1861.

III. Charles Henry Milliken, at Crow lUulT, I"la. Three mhis, \i>ung

IV. Robert Franklin Milliken, at Dothan, Fla.
V. Salvinia Jane Milliken, d. in 1869.

William W. Milliken (he spells his name Millikin) enlisted in the loth
Maine Regiment, October 1861, and served until his term e.\pired, and then


re-enlisted in the 29th Maine Regiment of Infantry, and was in all of the
battles participated in by that command. He was at Cedar Creek and saw
the gallant Sheridan when he arrived on his famous ride from Winchester.
He was W9unded in the charge that evening ; shot through the lung. He
has been in the naval store business since the war, in South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida and Alabama, and is now resident in Dothan, Ala., where
he is postmaster of the city. A staunch Republican. Was elected dele-
gate to the National Convention in Philadelphia that nominated McKin-
ley, and Roosevelt in 1900 ; was presidential elector from the state at large,
and is now a member of the State Executive Committee.

(SEE PAGE 225)

Since the genealogy of the Mullikins of Bradford, Mass., and several allied
families, was in print, considerable pains has been taken in an attempt to
find the ancestry of that John Mulliken who was a resident of Methuen,
Mass., but the search has disclosed but little that sheds additional light up-
on the history of this man or his family connections. As previously stated,
the compiler finds no reason fpr doubting that this John Mulliken was a
descendent of the Scottish families so early settled in Boston, but the con-
necting link has not been found. Tradition and speculation do not appeal
with much force to the experienced genealogist — to the candid searcher
who has learned to look for documentary evidence upon which to base his
statements ; and by reason of the absence of such data much must be left
in comparative obscurity that would, if revealed, gratify our curiosity and
constitute interesting family history.

James Long and his wife Jane Milliken removed to Salem, N.Y. and were
among the early settlers there. He made a will Feb. 26, 1789; this was
presented for probate March 18, 1789 in Salem, Washington Co., N.Y, Gave
his entire estate to wife Jane. To his son, Capt. Edward Long, a revolu-
tionary soldier, who was b. Oct. 22, 1738, and d. Oct. 22, 1739, ^^ gave ten

Daniel McCleary, b. in the parish of Magherd, Co. Londonderry, Ireland,
1708, came to America with his parents in the Scotch-Irish colony of 1718,
and in 1720 settled in Londonderry, N.H. He removed to Methuen, Mass.,
1739, ^"*^ ^- there. See page 226.


I. Daniel McCleary Jr., b. in Methuen, Mass., removed to Salem, N.Y., in
1767, and settled on Lot 119 of the Turner patent and this land has since
remained in the family. He m. (1767) Elizabeth Savage, daughter of
Capt. John Savage and Eleanor Hamilton She b. 1742 in Rutland, Mass. ;
d. Feb. 13, 1825 in Salem, N.Y. He was for many years a ruling elder in
the Presbyterian church. He was elected Sept. 21st and commissioned
Sept. 29th, 1775, ensign in the Company of Capt. Ebenezer Clark, Col.
John Williams Regt. of Charlotte (now Washington) County Militia. He
d. July 26, 1797, in Salem, N.Y. Issue, all b. in Salem, N. Y., as follows:

GENFR \r sr-rri hMENT. SI 5

1. Mary McClkarv, h. 1770; m. Oct. 8, 1795, Joski-h Nki.son Jr., of
Argyle, WashiMj^ton Co., N. V., and d. .Apr. 1, 1849 in Lawrence-
ville, I'a. A daughter, Dchorah Juihfl, m. Simon .\ewcoml) Pratt of
Cossayuna, N. \.
II. Klanor McClkarv. m. Maiiiikw Crawford of .Salem, N. Y.

III. Klizahkth McCi.kakv, in. Aiiram Ciiaitkn of .Salem, .\. V.

IV. Samukl McClkarv, d. Keh. i, 177S, aged 3 years.

V. John McClkarv, m. Sarah McKillm-. He was titled •• Colonel."
VI. Jank McClkarv, m. a Mr. Turouoink of New York ("ity.

VII. Martha McClkarv, in. Dknnison Darrdw of Hebron, N. \.

VIII. Nancy McClkarv, d. unin.
IX. Sarah McClkarv, d. May 17, 1793, aged 7 years.

z. Martha McCleary, h. in Methuen, Mass., was in. to Mr. I..j.s«;, and her
children settled in Washington Co., N. Y.

3. John McCleary settled in 1767 on that jiart of the Turner patent, now

Hebron, N. Y. He m. Uarhara and had /-><////>/, d. unm. John was

a soldier of the Revolution.

4. Mary McCleary m. Lukk Noblk. She d. Nov. 9, 1828 in Centre Falls,
N. Y. Had Mary, Martha, Jane, and Luke.

5. Jane McCleary d. unm., May 30, 1844, in Sak-m, \. \ .

7. David McCleary had issue, Sarah, Mary, and Catherine.

8. William McCleary m. Margarkt Mack., dau. of William and Marv
(Hyland) Mack of Londonderry, N. H. He settled near Salem, N. \'., on
that part of the Turner patent, now in Rupert, \'t., where he d. NLir. 27,
1S22. He took part in the battles of Uennington and Hunker Hill. Chil-
dren, Daniel, Mary, Naomi, Margaret, William, Thomas, John, Jane, Jean-
nefte, Elizabeth, and Daziil C.

9. Thomas McCleary m. Sarah Monicomkry, dau. of John and Mary
(Knox) Montgomery of Andover, Mass., and settled in Salem, N. \'. in
1785, where he d. Sept. 14, 1814. Children, Samnel, and Martha, h. in
Methuen, Mass.

10. Elizabeth McCleary m. Rohkri', son of Hugh Campbell of Salem, N. H..
where she d. Oct. 29, 1844.

I^lilligans of (t(!lcst ^^toclibribnc Hhi^-b.


William Milligan, son of Sarah McFarren, m. Hannah Millikkn, dau. of
Robert Milliken and Peggy McCreary of Hopewell, a town west of the
Hudson river, who with two sons was with Scuyler and (Jates in the Hur-
goyne campaign. William and Hannah moved to West Stockridge .Mass.,
where he was employed in the marble quarries, he having learned the stone
cutter's trade of Masterson ^: Smith, in .New York city. He was naturalized
in Ne\- York city, Apr. 29, 1802. Had lived within the limits and under
the jurisdiction of the United States between Jan. 9, 1795 and the iSth day
of June 1798. "Has behaved as a man of good character attached to the


principles of the Constitution of the United States. He took the oath of
allegiance and did in open court absolutely and entirely renounce and
abjure all allegiance and tidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or
sovereignty whatever, and particularly to the King of Great Britain and
Ireland, of whom he was then a subject"' — April 20, 1804.

He was a Regular Registered Master Mason of St. John's Lodge No. 6,
Ancient York Masons, and his certificate recommends him to all Master
Masons round the globe. He was admitted on the i6th Day of Nov. 5803,
vear of Masonry, and declared off on the 4th day of May 5803 (Dec. 10,
1803). ^^^^^^^^^

IttiKiguns of ^Jlforb, |i^ass.

Thomas Milligan^ (1), son of William- (1), b. Nov. 30, 1799; ™- May 13,
1824, Lucy Fellows Fletcher of Thetford, Vt., who was b. March 10,
1803, and by whom six children. He m. second, Margaret Peet, by whom
no issue. He was a native of New York city. He d. in Alford, Mass., his
place of residence, in 1887, aged 86 years. His first wife d. in Alford,
Mass. in 1840, aged 37 years. Children as follows:

1. Lucy Louisa Milligan'', b. June 18, 1825; m. Sept. 17, 1847, James H.
Spencer, farmer, of West Stockbridge, Mass., b. Sept. 26, 18 17. She d.
May 12, 1888. Children :

l Lucy Jane Spencer, b. Aug. 2, 1849; m. Sept. 9, 1874, Edward

Fairbanks of Warren, Mass., where she resides, having issue,
n. Emma Frances Spencer, b. Jan. 18, 1856 ; m. June 5, 1883, William
M. Curtis of West Stockbridge, Mass., and lives in Warren, Mass.,
with issue.
III. Edward James Spencer, b. Jan. 8, 1861 ; m. Oct. 20, 1886, Flor-
ence M. Herrick, and lives in Chicago. Has issue.

2. John Leonard Milligan*, b. Apr. 15, 1827 ; m. March 27, 1847, Mary A.
WooDiN of Hillsdale, N. Y., who d., leaving issue, in 1856, and he m. second,
Nancy J. Fitch of Alford, Mass., by whom issue. His residence, Alford,
Mass. Second wife d. 1899. Issue:


1. Thomas W. Milligan^ (1), eldest son of John^ (2), b. in Alford, Mass. ;
m. Agnes Kelsey, and resides in Pittsfield, Mass. Farmer. No children.

2. Harriet Frances Milligan^ (1), only daughter of John"* (2), b. in Alford,
Mass. ; m. William Kelsey, farmer, and has issue, Hope, and Freeda.

3.' Antoinette Milligan'^ (l), b. in 1851, d. in infancy.
4. John Milligan''^ (1), d- at age of two years.


I. Frederick Fitch Milligan-^ (1), eldest son of John^ (2), b. in Alford, Mass.,
Dec. 6, 1861 ; m. L. Georgene Drake of Delaware, Wis., Aug. 5, 1S91.
Residence, La Grange, 111. Lawyer by profession. Two children named
as follows :

I. Lawrence Drake Milligan^ b. Feb. 20, 1896, in Mont Clare, 111.
II. Elizabeth Lewis Milligan", b. Aug. 3, 1903, in La Grange, I'l.

GENERAL SUPrn^Mh,\J\ gjy


2. William Fletcher Milligan'- (3), second son of John*
Mass., Feb. 22, 1S66; m. March 21, 1886, HAniK L. Ruwkv of
Mass., where he resides on a farm. Children named as follows:

I. Charles R. Milmcan", b. Feb. 4, 1S87.
II. Paul Fletcher Milligan", b. Dec. o. iS,)t.
III. Kenneth Milligan", b. May 1905.

3. John Lewis Milligair (3), third son of John* (2), b. in .\Iford. Mass.,
May 29, 1869; m. March 31, 1890, Hklkv C. Osidrn of Alford, M:is.s., and
lives on a farm in Dalton, .Mass. Children as follows:

I. Lester O. Milligan", b. Dec. 26, 1893, .\lford, Mass.
11. Nancy L. Milligan", b. June 1905, Dalton, Ma.ss.

4. Edward L. Milligan'^ (1), fourth son of John* (2). b. in .Vlford. Mass.,
Aug. 26, 1875; "1- J""t; 19, 1901, C.iiNKviKVK Armstrong, widow.
Smith, Chicago, 111., where he is employed as a bookkeeper bv the ( i
Elevator Co. No issue.

3. William Gustavus Milligan*, b. March 4, 1829; m. KLi/AiiKni Daly, lie
d. May 12, 1888. See book record.

4. Agnes Powers Milligan', b. Sept. 18, 1831 ; m. Apr. 18, 1852, Thomas Har-
low Jones, farmer, Warren, Mass., where she resides. Children as follows:

I. Mary Louise Jonks, b. May 21, 1856; m. Apr. 20, 1875, C'harljis

Hamlet of Warren, Mass. No issue.

II. Willie Edward Jones, b. May 28, 1859; ni. Sept. 11, 1883, Kllkn
GoRHAM, and has issue.

III. Arthur Si'Kncer Jones, b. March 25, 1S69; d. June 15, 1.^90.

5. Hannah Frances Milligan*, b. Dec. 19, 1S34; m. June 30, 1866, Jamks \\.
Pall; d. July 20, 1895. No issue.

6. Sarah Jane Milligan*, b. Dec. 21, 1S36 ; m. Feb. 16, 1859, Willl\m Prks-
coTT Farrkr, who d. in 1882, and she m. second, Oct. 1893, S. Vincent
Tripp. No issue. She lives in Springfield, Mass. One daughter, AV.;

Sally Milligan' (1), daughter of William- (1), was b. in .\lfred or West
Stockbridge, Mass., Aug 31, 1813; m. 1829-30, Erastus Mitchell Birch,
who was of Greenbush, or Albany, X. Y. He resided at \'ellow Springs,
O., where he d. in 1S86 ; was b. Jan. 15, iSoi. Sally predtHLMseii him in
1863, at Yellow Springs, O. Children :
I. William Birch.

II. Phebe Jane Birch, m. James iivoK. f>oth dec.
III. Sallie Ann Birch, b. Aug. 5, 1839; m. June 21, 1863, Walter
Denning Stillman, son of Denning and Sarah (Gillis) Stillman, b.
at Mt. Hawley, 111., Nov. 14, 1837. Residence, (1907) Council
Bluffs, la. Two sons, George IVillani, and Walter Savage.

IV. George Birch.

V. John M. Birch m. Emma Little, and lives at Yellow Springs, O.
VI. Hugh Taylor Birch, b. Aug. 2, 1848, in Lake Co., III.; in. June i,

1876, Maria Root, dau. of Francis H. and Delia Minerva Sj>encer

Root of Buffalo, N. Y., by whom three children.
VII. Laura Birch.


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Jane Milligan-, sister of William ist, m. John x\. Taylor of Charleston, S.
C, and had two sons, viz : JoJvi A., who m. a Southern lady and had issue,
and Hugh, who m. a New York lady and had four children.

Sarah Milligan"-, sister of William ist, m. a Mr. Crowley of Wilmington,
N. C, and had Michael.

Nancy Milligan'-, sister of William ist, m. a Mr. Powers, but did not have

David Milligan^ son of William ist, b. in Alford, Mass.; m. Rhoda

and settled in Salamanca, N. Y. He had issue four children :

\. Jane Milligan'*, m. Samuel Stoddard, who d. in New Mexico ;

second, James McPherson. One son, Guy.
II. William Milligan*, m. Grace Word, and lives in Salamanca, N.
Y. Two sons, Jesse, and Breiiton.

III. Gilbert Milligan*, d. in Pennsylvania in 1900, unm.

IV. Ellen Elizabeth Milligan*, m. William Spratt of Atlanta, Ga.,
and has Nelson, William, and Grace (Newman).

Jane Milligan^ sister of David, d. u4im., at her sister's in Yellow Springs,
O., in 1872.

A Milligan whose wife was Sarah MgFarren, came from Armagh city
and county in the Province of Ulster, Ireland, early in the i8th century,
and settled in Jamaica, N. Y. The father, whose name is unknown, soon
died, leaving a widow and six children, viz : IVilliam, Gilbert, Samuel, Jane,
Sarah, and Nancy.

Jamaica, the place where the Milligans first sat down is now Williams-
burg, Green Co., N. Y. The farm, through the treachery of Aaron Burr,
went into the hands of a man named Mills, who sold milk in N. Y. city. By
the conditions of James McFarren's will, the estate could not be sold until
Nancy Milligan was of age.

% Colomul ^vomuntc.

(^Biddeford Journal, Jan. 24, i8g6.)

Squire Edward Milliken, of Scarborough, was known as Justice Milliken
and was a man of substance and social standing. Amongst his full quiver
of children was a daughter Rebecca, for whom he had selected a compan-
ion descended from another of the well-to-do families ; but she was other-
wise minded and fell in love with her father's hired man, George Coolbroth
by name. Squire Milliken was a man of obdurate will and acted with dis-
patch ; he discharged the friend of Rebecca and bade her to have no more
to do with him. But Rebecca was a slip from the parentstock and refused
to relinquish her affections ; she made a confidant of her mother who appre-
ciated the situation and treated her with gentleness and compassion. Be-
ing separated, the lovers' ingenuity was exercised to devise means of inter-
course. Indeed, they were both decidedly lonely, bewailed the sad course
of events by which they had been consigned to such a fate and soon out-
generalled the old vSquire by meeting clandestinely in Rebecca's private
room when they were assured that the old folks had retired and were far


from the shore on the cahii sea of slumber. Iku it happened on one occasion
that the Squire was disturbed in the nij^ht-hours by sounds in his daughter's
room. In his impetuosity he bounded upon the Hoor, partly dressed, seized
an old sword and stood at the door of Rebecca's apartment. 1 1 in move-
ment had been heard by the (piick ear of the wary maiden, and she pushed
George Coolbroth behind the curtains of the old-fashioned bedstead, where
he stood erect against the wall, completely hid from view. When the stern

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