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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2. Arnold R. Mi Hi ken' (2), second son of Archibald'' (3).

3. Laura Milliken^ (1), eldest daughter of Archibald' (3).

4. Mary A. Milliken' (2), second daughter of Archibald' (3).

5. Jane Milliken^ (1), third daughter of Archibald' (3).

6. Hannah Milliken' (4), fourth daughter of Archibald' (3).

CHILDREN OF BENJAXffIN AND LUCY P. RAY.

1. Hiram Milliken' (1), eldest son of Benjamin' (1), b. in 1832, Farmer in
Oregon.

2. Stephen R. Milliken' (1), second son of Benjamin' (l),b. in 1835; d. in 1854.

3. Davis Y. Milliken'' (1), third son of Benjamin' (1), b. in 1S38; d. in the
army in 1862.

4. William Acher Milliken' (5), fourth son of Benjamin' (1), b. Oct. 18, 1840;
m. Feb. 17, 1863, Lucy Anna Eccleston of New Stonington, Conn. He lived
principally in Norwich, Conn., w-here he d. Sept. 11, 1897. Two children, viz: —

I. Gertrude Florence Milliken', b. Aug. 5, 1866; m. Dec. 25, 1889, to

Arnold and resides in Norwich, Conn.

II. May Sheffield ^Milliken, d. at the age of five years.

5. John L. Milliken' (3), fifth son of Benjamin' (1), b. in 1843, and d. in the
army in 1863.

6. Lucy L. Milliken' (1), only daughter of Benjamin' (1), b. in 1846; m. in
1865, Melvin Spear and lived at Cold water, Mich., 1895.

7. Wesley 0. Milliken' (1), sixth son of Benjamin' (1), b. in 1850, and was,
in 1894, a farmer, ranchman, real estate and wool dealer at Big Timber, Mont.









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Robert Milliken and his wife Margaret McCreary, called "Peggy" in old
documents, came from the North of Ireland long before the Revolution and set-
tled in Sullivan or Ulster Co., N. Y. ; some say in 1760. He built his loghouse
on the land since known as the " Stephen Norris Place." Their neighbors were
Indians, and "the alluvial banks of the Shawaugunk were thickly covered with
wigwams." Near, was a cluster of fruit trees planted by red men, called " Indian
orchard."

Robert Milliken secured a concession of land containing 4,000 acres described
as "beginning at a white oak tree about one mile and one-half from Blooms-
burg, Sullivan County, and extending to an oak tree near Walden, in Orange
County."

He served with Schuyler and Gates in the Burgoyne campaign during the
Revolutionary struggle, leaving his wife and children at his home on an exposed
frontier. When hostilities commenced, the Indians moved back to the moun-
tains and never returned except on some predatory incursion. At one time the
neighborhood was threatened with an invasion, and the wife of Robert Milliken
secreted a stock of provision under the cabin floor, took her children on horse-
back, and fled to the settlement on the Wallkill, where she remained until the
savages were driven away; then she returned to her home and found everything
as when she took her departure.

After peace was declared and Mr. Milliken had returned to his home, he was
elected assessor and pound-master. He also served as supervisor from 1789 to
1796. When he made his will, Sept. 16, 1796, he was styled: "Robert Milhken
of the town of Manicating, County of Ulster and state of New York." He be-
queathed to his loving wife, two cows and one horse, or mare, and saddle; also,
inler alia, one hundred pounds current money and her maintenance out of his
estate so long as she remained his widow. His executors were David Milliken
and Marcus Crosby of Montgomery, and Nicholas Hardenburg of Shawau-
gunk. He was a slaveholder.

Note. — The vital records, probably preserved in some branch of the family, have not
been found and, consequently, the pedigree will be deficient of dates. His descendants,
with one or two exceptions, though many times applied to, have manifested a stupid or wilful
indifference and have obstinately refused to reply to the compiler's letters. The postage
stamps he enclosed were kept and, presumably, used for some more interesting or remuner-
ative correspondence; hence, the brief explanation must answer as an apology for the meagre
records and descriptive matter presented.

.i^cronb (L-cner;itioir.

CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND MARGARET McCREARY.

I. Hannah MuUikin'- (1), eldest daughter of Robert^ (I), was m. to William
MiLLiOAX, a stone-cutter of ?Iudson, N. Y. She was then of Hopewell, a town
west of the Hudson river. The family moved to Stockbridge, Mass. In his
will her father gave Hannah one hundred and sixty pounds current money of
New York, together with her mare and saddle and bridle; she was then unmar-
ried. She was the mother of five sons and two daughters, of whom with " Milli-
gans'of Stockbridge, Mass.," presently to appear.



MILL! KENS OF SULLIVAX COUNTY, N. Y. l>Sr»

2. Margaret Millikeir (1), second chuiiijhter of Rolicrl' (1), was m. to Mr.
Paulix and had one dau<jhtcr. She was remembered in her father's will and
received one hundred and sixty pounds to be paid out of the estate In- her brother
David; one-half at time of her marriage, the residue in two years thereafter. No
other information.

3- Mary Milliken- (1). third (huightcr of R()l)ert^ (1), was the wife of Jacou
Credit — who was a genuine credit to the family — -and Ijecame the mother of
two daughters and five sons. To her was given by her father in his will, one
hundred and sixty pounds to be paid by David, her brother, out of the estate;
one-half at time oi marriage, the remainder two years afterwards. Xo recorrls
have ])een found.

4- Isabella Milliken'- (1), fourth daughter of Robert^ (1), was m. to Dr. In-
crease Crosby, of Hopewell, Orange Co., N. Y., and had children. A grand-
son, named Millikex Crosby, is now living at Thompson's Ridge, in said
county, who has not replied to any inquiry. Isabella received only fifty pounds
by her father's will.

5. Martha Milliken- (1). fifth daughter of Robert^ (1), was m. to William Oil-
LISPIK and became the nnUher of two sons and two daughters. She was given
fifty pounds in her father's will.

6. Sally Milliken' (1), sixth daughter of Robert^ (1), was m. to Jacob Bensel
and was the mother of four sons and five daughters. She was single when her
father made his will, and received one hundred and sixty pounds to be paid by
her brother, John Millikin. Her son, Marcus Bensel, now (1902) 86 years of
age, has furnished much now embraced in this pedigree.

7. David Milliken" (1), eldest son of Robert^ (1), b. before the Revolution, was
carried away on horseback when his mother fled from the Indians. He was a
man of some prominence, as the township records show. Was supervisor from
1804 to 1806, and again from 1807 to 1814. His wife was K.\therixe Se.\rs of
Montgomery, by whom two sons and two daughters. See 3d generation.

8. John Milliken^ (1), second son of Robert* (1), seems to have been a man
who was held in respect by his contemporaries. He was elected supervisor and
served for several years. In his will his father bequeathed to him "All that
part of my real estate lying and being on the north side of the road leading from
Bedfords to New Shawaugunk, beginning at the hne of William Cro.sse's land
and running on a straight line through the field north of said road," etc. His
father also gave him a negro boy, and ordains that this son (John) shall be
under guardianship of his executors until of full age.

Cbirb ('3cncntlon.

CHTLDREN OF DAVID AND CATHERINE SEARS.

1. Robert Milliken^ (2), eldest son of David- (1), b. in Sullivan Co., N. Y., m.
Isabella Barclay, son of Hugh, of Scotch extraction, and lived in his native
shire and in N. Y. City. He was early a farmer; then interested in Public
Stores. He d. May 6, 1854. For names of children see forward.

2. Marcus Milliken^ (1), second son of David- (1), b. Feb. 7, 1804; m. June 20.
1831, to HiLAH Bull, who was b. Nov. iq, 1803, and d. Apr. 2, 1864. He
was a farmer. Died Aug. 14, 1853. They had six children, two daughters and
four sons, of whom with 4th generation.



286 MILLIKENS OF SULLIVAN COUNTY, N. Y.

3. Eliza Milliken^ (1), daughter of David^ (1), was m. to Anthony Schoon-

MAKER.

4. Sally-Maria Milliken^ C2), daughter of David- (1), was the wife of Stewart
Smiley and had three sons and two daughters.

jifoitrtlj 6cneraiioiT.

CHILDREN OF ROBERT- AND ISABELLA BARCLAY.

1. David Milliken* (2), eldest son of Robert^ (2), was settled in New York
City (address, 260 W. 133d Street) and his son David Milliken, a lawyer at 31
Nassau Street, declines to render any assistance in this work. He was visited
by Hon. James Milliken in 1895, and he reported to the author that the man
was not averse to furnishing genealogical information, but he has never replied
to any letter of inquiry. He has a "Family Tree." Had nine children; two
deceased.

2. Hon. William Barclay Milliken^ (1), second son of Robert^ (2), was b. in
New York City, June 10, 1826; was m. Apr. 27, 1847, to Sarah Catherine
Schryver. He was in poor health when a child, and having lost his mother
who d. when her children were small, he was carried by his grandmother to
Orange Co., N. Y., and hence did not know much of the family history. He
was subsequently a student in the University of New York, and became a pro-
fessional and successful lawyer, his legal practice being principally confined to
New York City. He was always interested in politics, and was a member of the
Assembly for Westchester County, 1 860-1 861. Was a public speaker until the
last presidential campaign. Is now (1904) in feeble health. Residence, 300
De Kalb Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. Six children, of whom one only survives.

3. Kate Milliken'* (1), daughter of Robert^ (2), d. about thirty-two years ago,
unmarried.

4- Eleanor Harriet Milliken* (1), daughter of Robert^ (2), m. Colder and

lived in New York City. She d. in May, 1866. No children.

5. Mary E. Milliken'* (2), daughter of Robert^ (2), was m. to Van Zandt,

and is living in New York City. She had four children, two living.

CHILDREN OF MARCUS AND HILAH BULL.

1. Catherine J. Milliken* (2), eldest daughter of Marcus^ (1), b. Oct. 22, 1831;
was m. to H. C. Anderson of Bloomington, N. Y., and d. Dec. 29, 1862. She
had three daughters.

2. Sarah Milliken* (1), second daughter of Marcus^ (1), b. April 12, 1833; was
m. to E. B. Ivory. She d. Nov. 15, 1891. Had two sons and two daughters.

3. Thomas B. Milliken* (1), eldest son of Marcus^ (1), b. April 10, 1835; d.
Mar. 28, 1853.

4- David Milliken* (3), second son of Marcus^ (l),b.Dec.9, 1836; d. Feb. 28, 1859.

5. Robert Milliken* (3), third son of Marcus^ (1), b. Nov. 29, 1838; lived at
0]ihia, Mont.

6. George B. Milliken* (1), fourth son of Marcus^ (1), b. Jan. 17, 1844 ; m. Apr.

4. 1867, to Margaret A. Smiley, b. May 29, 1846. He was formerly a mer-
chant. Now living in Pennsylvania. Has one daughter, Beatrice, b. May 14,
1 87 1, who has supplied what information we have of this family.

Lillian Milliken* (1), only surviving child of William^ (1), m. Charles N.Thomp-
son, and lives with her father at 300 De Kalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.



Millilicns of 3lcl\3 ^lorh anti iLtn$.




The compiler of this volume regrets that he cannot present a more compre-
hensive account of a branch of the Milliken family whose history and bioj^aaphy
would evidently conduce so much of interest to its contents; but the following
abstracts from three letters are all that is available. The literary character of
these instructive epistles is an evidence of education, and the business connec-
tions of the three brothers a guarantee of their enterprising s])irit. We cannot
avoid the impression that this family was in some way, and not remotely, related
to the Dromore branch of Alillikins so early settled in Washington Co., Pa.

I quote from the letters of Samuel H. ]Milliken who was, in 1893, "President
of the Interstate Railway Construction Company's Land Department" and lo-
cated at Dallas, Tex. He wrote: "My know-ledge of our family is quite meagre
on account of my father's drifting westward and not leaving any reliable record
of his ancestry in our hands. From memory of relations made casually by my
father, Edward Milhken, and his sister Jane, who Hved with us in her old age,
it seems that my grandfather, William Milliken, and his brother Samuel, had to
escape from the north of Ireland about the time of Emmett's rebellion and came
to New York. My father having acquired education as a physician removed to
Washington Co., Penn., where he married Jeannette Knox; thence to Vir-
ginia, Ohio, and finally to Texas, where he died in 1868. So you see I am in the
dark as to a matter that naturally would be quite interesting to me.

" I shall be pleased to have the advantage of such information as your book
will supply, and will remit the price for a copy when published. If in compar-
ing items we dovetail into the genealogy I should be inclined to have my father's
picture in the work. I shall be pleased to hear from you and to assist you in
any way I can."

Replying to requests for dates of births, marriages and deaths, with biograph-
ical data, he wrote: "Not having any rehable data available and being im-
pressed with the idea that what little I know of our branch of the family would
not be germane nor interesting to those for whom your work is mainly intended,
I shall not endeavor to collate the details that w-ould necessarily be quite im-
perfect and unsatisfactory. I shall take interest in what your work discovers as
to the family name, and enclose an order for the book."

His brother, James H. Milliken, writing from El Paso, Tex., July 2, 1894,
said: "My father, Dr. Edward Milliken, was raised in Brooklyn, educated in
New York, married Jennie Knox in Washington Co., Pa., lived for thirty years
in Ohio, and in 1859, came to Texas. Died in 1868.

"There are living now, three brothers in Texas, trying to see w^hat we can
make out of Texas and Mexico, principally Mexico."

His letter-head represents him as a "Mining Broker," and his "ad." reads:
" Gold Mines in Mexico for Sale or Lease."



This family was early settled near Northville, Genoa, Cayuga Co., N. Y.,



288 MILLIKENS OF NEW YORK AND TEXAS.



but descendants communicated with do not know their origin nor ancestors'
names. The earliest known head of this family was —

James MillikenS who m. Rebecca Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake,
the celebrated Enghsh navigator, and had issue not less than three sons and
one daughter whose names follow.

1. John Milliken^ (1), son of James^ (1), was a merchant in Genoa, N. Y. He
was m. and had two children, Helen, deceased, and a son, name unknown, re-
moved to Pennsylvania.

2. Andrew Milliken" (1), son of James^ (1), was a farmer. He m. a lady named
HuGHiTT of Genoa, N. Y., by whom he had three daughters, two dying young,
while Helen, the youngest, was m. to Judge Hnghitt of Auburn, N. Y., where,
in 1895, the family resided.

3. Samuel Milliken" (1), son of James^ (1), was b. at Genoa, N. Y., June 19,
1801; was m. Apr. 17, 1825, to Julia B. Pomeroy, b. July 31, 1806, daughter of
Reuben and Esther (Bradley) Pomeroy, and was a physician. He d. at Genoa,

N. Y., Aug. 2, 1834. His widow m. Spaulding and d. at Ithaca, N. Y.,

Sept. I, 1854. The Milliken children were named as follows:

I. James P. Milliken^, b. in Brockport, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1826, and d. at

Dundee, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1840.
II. Consider King Milliken^, b. in Genoa, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1828, and d.

unm. at Victoria, B. C., Dec. 25, 1891.

III. Erasmus Darwin Milliken^, b. at Northville, N. Y., Mar. 28, 1830; m.
Dec. 22, 1853, Esther C. Sargent, b. in Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1835,
and d. May 10, 1894. He resided, in 1894, in Oswego, N. Y. One son.

(i) Frank E. Mi/liken*, h. May 11, 1856; m. Frances Moore,
dau. of Seneca D. and Maria Moore, b. June 6, 1863. He is a
dentist at Oswego, N. Y. Two sons: Edward M., b. Jan. 30,
1891, and Seneca D., b. Mar. 24, 1893.

IV. Harriet Alida Milliken^ b. May 13, 1832; m. Mar. 11, 1856, Amos
J. Hughitt, at Genoa, N. Y., and in Feb., 1895, was living in Genoa,
British Columbia. He was b. at Genoa, N. Y., July 26, 1834. Chil-
dren named as follows:

(i) Lite Adams Hughitt, b., in Genoa, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1857; d. at
Escanaba, Mich., July 3, 1886.

(2) Orrin Nelson Hughitt, b. Feb. 8, i860; m. Apr. 29, 1885, at
Genoa, N. Y., Grace Greenfield Hoagland, b. at Auburn,
N. Y., June 21, 1864, and has issue four children.

(3) Herbert Jay Hughitt, h. in Genoa, N. Y., Apr. 2, 1862.

4. Harriet Milliken^ (1), daughter of James^ (1), b. in Genoa, N. Y., was m. to
Seymore, and d. many years ago.



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iMilltknts oi ©my. ^, f .

1. Ambrose Millikin, whose father was in the army, war of 1812, d. unmarried
in the southern section of the State of New York, about 50 years ago.

2. Laban Millikin, brother of the preceding, was b. Dec. i, 1809, and d. May
17, 1890. Harriet, his wife, b. 1812, d. 1865. Their children as follows:

I. Henry Millikin, b. Apr. 10, 1835; living in Schenectady, N. Y,
II. Harriet Millikin, b. Apr. 10, 1835.



John Milliken married Ki,iZAi!Krn Uackus, and was a msrchmt at Waterloo,
N. J. He died in Xov. 1S49, ^ged 42 years, leaving four children named
as follows :

I. Adelaide, d. in infancy.

II. Hellen Rebecca m. \Vm. H. Richm(»xd, some time in the 50's, and
d. 1864, leaving one son, Hon. Thomas F. Richniotul, now a pros-
perous lawyer at Southport, Pa., who was a member of the State
Legislature in the sessions of 1898-9.

III. John James d. at Waterloo, X. J., aged 8 yrs.

IV. William Jay is a lawyer at Bradford, Pa. His father d. when he
was a small child and he was brought up among his mother's relations.



gUllihcns of (L^-lcau, |\. fT.

William Milliken-', a native of Scotland, and a stone cutter and mason by
trade, came to America in 1853-4, and settled at Troy, N. Y. He m. Mary
Mahoney, daughter of John Mahoney of Kilmury,(?) Co. Clare, Ireland,
who is now living, a widow, with her son Robert, at Orlean, N. Y., aged 76.
Mr. Milliken d. in 1897, at Orlean, but was buried in Coney, Pa., where the
family long resided, aged 65 years. His son says he was b. in Glasgow.
There were six sons named as follows :

1. William Milliken'' (2), eldest son of William- (l), is a dramatist and
now connected with the "Uncle Josh Spruceby" Co. of Chicago, 111. He
m. Mary Hacsick, and has three children: Harry, Gertrude, and Hattie.

2. Capt. John Milliken''. See preceding page.

3. Robert A. Milliken^ (1), third son of William- (1), b. May 31, i8* , in
Canada. He m. Nora Quinlan, of Irish nativity, and resides at Orlean,
N. Y. Has one son IVa/ter, b. June 3, 1882, who m. Miss Slater.

4. Walter Milliken'' (l), fourth son of William'- (l), d. in Cony, Pa., 26
years ago.

5. Thomas Milliken" (l), fifth son of William^ (l), was killed by a glycerine
explosion in Marietta, O., seven years ago. This man died a hero. An
oil well in which he and others were blasting unexpectedly fiowed, and while
he was holding a torpedo, waiting for two men to escape, he was killed by
its explosion. He was m. and left three children: William, Leonard, and
Thomas.

G. James B. Milliken^ (1), son of William- (l), and Margaret, was b. in a
little town about six miles from Rochester, N. Y., called Smithtown, now a
suburb of the city, Oct. 7, 1866; m. Jan. 23, 1886, at Angelica, Alle Co.,
N. Y., Ellas Myrtle Pierce, daughter of Andrew J. and Levidina D,
Pierce of that town, and is now manager of the Malta Glycerine Company,
at Stockport, O., where he resides. Children :

I. Minnie B. Milliken, b. at Orlean, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1887 ; is now her

father's secretary.
II. NiTRO G. Milliken, b. at New Cumberland, W. Va., May 15, 1890.

III. Clearance T. Milliken, b. in Belmont, W. Va., Apr. 13, 1892.

IV. Louella E. F. Milliken, b. in McDonald, Pa., July 23, 1896.
V. James R. Milliken, b. in McDonald, Pa., Mar. 16, 1900.

VI. Oneita Eloise Milliken, b. in Malla, O., Apr. 2, 1905.



MILLJKEXS OF XEW YORK A\l) TEXAS. 1>8D

III. Jerome B. Mii.i.ikin, !>. Feb. 21, 1837; lived at Hoosick Falls, N. Y.,
and had issue Charles Oscar, b. May 10, 1867, and Arthur Jerome, b.
Nov. 30, 1873.

IV. Oscar C. Millikin, b. Sept. 9, iS:;(), lived, in 1894, at Mendota, 111.

V. Myron Millikin, b. Nov. 28, 1843, ^^^'^ -'^ Hoosick I'alls, N. Y., in

1S94.
VI. Marian Millikin, b. Nov. 28, 1843, was m. to Willlvm Faulkner of

Athol, Mass.
These sons and dauf^hters were b. in Bennington, \'t.



iMtUtlunui iif lumthi. N- f .

William Milliken lived within 3 miles of llillslx)rou,«i;h, and near Belfast, Ire-
land. Jle had not less than tliree sons and three dau<i;hlers, named Robert, John,
James, Sarah, Mary, and Ellen. Only Robert came to America; the others
supposed to have married in Ireland.

Robert Milliken was b. 75 years before 1904, near Hillsborough, Ireland, and
d. in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1901. He m. Dorothy Law, dau. of James and Mary
Law, and had issue nine children, named as follows:

I. Eliza Jane Milliken m. Joseph Oliver and d. about 1900, aged 38
years.

II. Ellen ]\Iaria ]Milliken m. Thomas Hare and d. in 1901. Would be
38 in 1904.

III. Anna Caroline Milliken, m. Joseph Hunter and is 40 years of age
(1904).

IV. Robert Charles Milliken m. Lottie Blakely. Is 39 years of age.
V. William John Milliken, aged 37, unmarried.

VI. James Edward Milliken m. Minnie Booth. His age 36 years.

VII. Louis.A Catherine Milliken, m. William L.-vtsch and d. in 1901.
VIII. John Milliken m. Catherine Starbird. His age 32 years.

IX. Henrietta Milliken aged 28 years, unmarried.

These are supposed to have lived in Buffalo, N. Y., where Mrs. Dorothy
Milliken now lives, her residence being at 634 West Avenue.



iHtlUIunw iif Albmtg. ^, %

William Milliken whose wife's name was Margaret, had five sons two of whom,
were named William and Aaron. Father's name unknown. The family re-
moved to Corry, Penn., where the six sons passed their youth.

Capt. John Milliken, son of William and Margaret, was b. in Albany, N. Y.,
May 3, 1857; m. Oct. 23, 1886, ^Margaret MacKenzie of Cape Breton, Nova
Scotia, daughter of Colin and Margaret MacKenzie from Scotland, b. Mar. 24,
1858. He spent his youth in Corry, Penn., where his parents and brothers lived
after removing from Albany, N. Y., was a resident of Boston, Mass., 27 years.
Many years a master mariner. A competent seaman, and a man of correct
habits. Much respected by his acquaintances. Sailed mostly from Boston.
He d. Mar. 5, 1900, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Mass.
\\'idow survives. Children b. in East Boston named as follows:
I. Aaron Colin ^Iilliken, b. June 28, 1889.
II. Marg.aret Josephine Milliken, b. Oct. 5, 1892.



290 MILLIKENS OF NEW YORK AAD TEXAS.

iHtUtknis xif (HatiiktU, (6rmt0 (Eii.. N. f .

John Milliken came with several brothers from the north of Ireland about 1776,
and first sat down somewhere in the state of Rhode Island, where he married an
Enghsh woman. Some of the beforementioned brothers settled in the eastern
and some in the western states, or in Pennsylvania. John MiUiken finally
located at Catskill, Greene Co., N. Y., where his children were born.

Hezekiah Milliken, son of the preceding, was born at Catskill, N. Y., and when
a boy was taken by a man named Crosswell as an office servant, and his educa-
tional expenses were paid by an uncle. When about 20 years of age he married
a widow whose maiden name was Mary Perry of Perry's Point, across from
Catskill, her husband, William Henry Harriss, having been killed by the Indians.
By her first husband she had two children, Emilise and William. By Mr. Mil-
liken there were fourteen children of whom more presently. The following is
copied from a very singular and interesting letter received from the son and
namesake of the subject of this sketch, of date, " Leamington, Ontario, Canada,
June 9, 1902. My father's brothers, James and John, were the only ones I
ever saw. In 1832, uncle John came to our house at Bristol, on the Hudson
river, but would not enter, waiting without until my father was through with his
breakfast; then the two went down on the bank of the river, taking me with them
and seating me on a big bowlder between them. I remember the conversation
that passed between them. My father asked uncle John what he wanted of
him and he answered, ' I came to redeem you.' ' In what way ? ' asked Hezekiah.
Then uncle John promised my father a good farm comprising all the land he
wanted if he 'would straighten up.' He was a lawyer and addicted to drink.
But Hezekiah resented this offer of assistance. Then his brother said, ' Give me
this boy and I wiU make a man out of him.' Father said, 'No, he is my name-
sake, but you can have any of the rest.' As my father was about to leave my
uncle John and started abruptly for the house, he (uncle John) laid his hand on



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