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 75 of 109)
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1825 ; m. 1850, Evelina Newman, and d. in 1885. Had issue, Frank C^
and Mollit^, both d.


I. Charles F. Mullikin" (6), eldest son of John" (3), b. in Trappe, Md..
March 6, 1846: m. first, 1865, Emily E. Coburn, daughter of Solomon and
Sarah (McMahon) Coburn. ' She was b. 1848, and d. Feb. 2, 1878. He m.


second, Ella Frampton, b. Dec. 2, 1861, ceremony Dec. 19, 1883. He re-
sides on the homestead farm in Trappe, Md. Issue by both wives as follows :

I. Sherwood Mullikin^, b. Oct. 10, 1869.

II. Harry C. Mullikin^, b. Feb. 2, 1875 ; d. Nov. 23, 1898.

III. Grace F. Mullikin^ b. Dec. 9, 1886. ~^ By

IV. Carrie E. Mullikin^, b. July 19, 1889. I second
V. Charles A. Mullikin'*, b. March 25, 1891. [ wife

VI. Margaret S. Mullikin, b. Oct. 4, 1898.

2. Margaret E. Mullikin' (1), eldest daughter of John^ (13), b. in Trappe,
Md., May 10, 1848; was m. to Frank C. Mullikin, son of Charles R.
Mullikin, son of Solomon. She d. Dec. 27, 1887, leaving issue as follows:

I. Addison E. Mullikin*, b. Sept. 26, 1874, is now an instructor in
English and Latin in the Boys' Latin School, Baltimore, Md. A. col-
lege classmate has written of him : " He is an excellent young man of
scholarly attainments."
II. Minnie M. Mullikin^ b. Dec. 3, 1876.

3. Sarah L. Mullikin^ (8), second daughter of John'' ( 13 ), b. in Trappe, Md.,
Oct. I, 1853 ; was m. to Henry S, Cook, and lives in Pennsylvania. Issue :
Margaret S., Emily P. and Theadore A.

4. John R. MuUikinlj: 15), second son of John'' (13), b. in Trappe, Md.,
March i, 1856; m. M^wdIeskS^-CIhaplain, and had issue as follows:

I. Bertha F. MullIkin^ b. Dec. 25, 1877 ; m. Nov. 1901, Roger Rice.

II. Lindley p. Mullikin*, b. May 2, 1885.

III. Margaret Mullikin*, b. Apr. 11, 1887.

IV. John Francis Mullikin*, b. Aug. 27, 1890.
V, Howell P. Mullikin*, b. March 16, 1893.

5. Levin Hill Mullikin' (1), third son of John'' (13), b. in Trappe, Md.,
Sept. 5, 1858 ; m. Ella Mullikin, daughter of Robert T. Mullikin, and
lives in Trappe. One daughter, Mary Ediia^, b. Oct. 24, 1890.

6. William Theodore Mullikin' (12), fourth son of John" (13), b. in Trappe,
Md., May 22, 1862. Living in Philadelphia. No issue.


1. Sallie R. Mullikin" (2), eldest daughter of Jesse" (2), b. in Trappe, Md.,
Aug. 1852 ; m. Thomas E. Leaverton, and resides in Talbot Co., Md.

2. Eva G. Mullikin' (1), second daughter of Jesse^ (2), b. in Trappe, Md.,
Feb. 1855 ; m. William H. Mullikin, son of Joseph, son of Philemon, and
resides in lialtimore, Md.

3. Adeline Mullikin' (1), third daughter of Jesse" (2), b. in 1857 ; m. John
Frampton, and resides in Trappe, Md.

4. James T. Mullikin' (14), son of Jesse" (2), b. in Trappe, Md. in i860 ;
m. Emma Prick, and resides in his native district.

5. Luther G. Mullikin" (2), second son of Jesse" (2), b. 1862; m. Clara
Mullikin, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary E. Cook, and resides in Trappe,

6. Lillie Mullikin' (1), fourth daughter of Jesse" (2), b. in 1864; in Balti-
more, Md., single.


7. Laura Mullikin' f 1), fifth daucjhter of Jesse* (2), b. in \%U(^\ in llaliiiiioic-.
Mtl., sin^^lf.

8. Olivia Mullikin' (1), sixtli daughter of Jesse" (2), b. in 1S68; in. o. 1,
CoRKRAN of Trappe, Md.

9. Anna Mtillikin" (9), seventh daughter of Jesse*^ (2), b. 1870; ni. I)k.
OwKN of Baltimore, Md.

10. Wilmcr Miillikiir ( 1), third son of Jesse" ( 2), b. in 187^); in. and resides
in lialtiinore, Md.

(L-iohth ('feneration.


1. Philip James Mullikin'^ (2), son of Patrick" (6), b. in Caroline Co., Md. ;
m. S.-\RAH MiLLKR in Dec. 1858; d. at Garden City, Ks., in Dec. 1887, leav-
insr children named as follows:

1. Mary Mullik.in", d. in childhood.

II. Laura Etta Mullikin", m. Johx Newlin, and settled near (Gold-
smith, Ind. She d. when a young woman, leaving one son.

III. Henry Mullikin', d. when young.

IV. Rev. William Vorhees Mullikin'', a minister in the United Breth-
ren church, was living in Wills Co., Ind. in 1906. He is m. and has

v. LiLLiE May Mullikin" was m. to Francis Foster and has several

children. Residence, Urbana, Ks.
VI. Grace Mullikin" was m. to Harvey Chesser and lived at Tipton,
Ind., when heard from.

2. John Walter Mullikin^ (15), second son of Patrick' (6), b. in Caroline
Co., Md., Sept. 10, 1839; m. Apr. 16, 1865, Elizabeth Helen Beard, b.
at Middle Fork, Ind., Jan. 19, 1846, dau. of David and Ann (Gordon)
Beard. He went with his parents from Maryland to Franklin Co., Ind.,
in 1846, and to Clinton Co., Ind., in 1854. He enlisted in Co. K, 18th Ind.
Vol. Inf., July 23, 1861 as private. Was discharged Oct. 8, 1862. Enlisted
in Co. H ii8th Ind. Vol. Inf., July 21, 1863; was discharged as sergeant,
March 3, 1864. Moved to Nebraska in 1873, and lives on a farm at Ohiowa,
Fillmore Co. No issue.

3. William Patrick Mullikin' (13), third son of Patrick' (6), b. near Sand-
town, Del., Feb. i, 1842; m. first, at Anderson, Ind., Sept. 12, 1865, Ca.s-
ANDRA Hatfield, daughter of William and Margaret Hatfield of Conners-
ville, Ind., who, b. Sept. 26, 1842, d. Feb. 18, 1873, at Poplar Grove, Ind.
He m. second. May 17, 1S73, Luvenia Sweeny Riffle, ticc Edwards, daugh-
ter of James and Margaret Edwards of Windfall, Ind., who, b. June 29, 1846,
d. Feb. 17, 1879, at Tipton, Ind. He w^as m. third, Jan. i, 1880, just as the
New Vear came in, 12:10 o'clock a.m., to Henrietta Salome Lunwir,,
daughter of Charles Frederick and Margaret Ludwig of Blooming Grove,
Ind., of German descent. She was b. at Cincinnati, O., Aug. 23, 184S, and
d. Aug. 25, 1887, at Jackson, Ind. He m. fourth, Nov. 2, 1887, Mary J.
Blackstone, //^t' Johnston, at Munsie, Ind., daughter of Daniel and Jennetta
Johnson, b. at Lexington, ()., Apr. 4, 1839.


He was a soldier in Co. G, 89th Reg., Indiana Vols., from Aug. 15, 1862,
till Aug. 9, 1865. He was wounded at the storming of Fort De Russay,
March 14, 1864, by a musket ball striking just above the right eye ; was
knocked down and left for dead and was so reported by his captain. His
wound caused paralysis of his right side. He is living on a farm at Ink,
Ark. ; is a teacher and pension agent. Children named as follows : .

I. Emmett Grattan Mullikin^, b. Aug. 23, 1866; m. Eva Bennett,
and lives in Kokmo, Ind. Has a son John. He is in mercantile
business. Baptists.
II. Alva Manson Mullikin^, b. Sept. 14, 1868: m. Frances Smith,
and has three sons and one daughter, Charles E., Otis, and " Little
Fat.'''' Lives at Uarion, Ind, Methodists.

III. Oscar Amander Mullikin^, b. Nov. 16, 1871 ; d. Aug. 14, 1872.

IV. Melta Candes Mullikin^, b. Nov. 16, 187 1 ; d. Aug. 10, 1872.
Two sons and a daughter b. Feb. 9, 1873 ; all d. same day ; not named.

V. Metta Inez Mullikin'', b. March 22, 1875 ; m. Otto Williams, and
had one son, Harry Otto. She d. Feb. 27, 1906, at Waco, Neb.

VI. Sarah Margaret Mullikin-', b. Nov. 13, 1880; m. Otto Wool-
DRIDGE, and lives at Greentown, Ind. (R.F.D. No. 2) One daughter,
Mabel. Baptists.

VII. Ida Lenora Mullikin'-', b. Jan. 25, 1883; unm. Lives at Delplic,
Ind. A Presbyterian.

vTii. LiTTiE May AIullikin^, b. May 24, 1884; m. Augustus S. Burns,
and lives at Greentown, Ind. One son.
IX. Emma Eugenia Mullikin'', b. Dec. i, 1885; d. Apr. 20, 1886.

4. George Edward Mullikin'^ ( 3 ), fourth son of Patrick"( 6 ), b. in Queen Anne
Co., Md. ; lives with his oldest sister, Sarah F., at El Reno, Okl.

5. Thomas Henry Mullikin^ (6), fifth son of Patrick' (6), b. in Queen Anne
Co., Md. ; d. of scarlet fever in infancy.

6. Sarah Frances Mullikin** (9), eldest daughter of Patrick' (6), m. Isaac
Michal, and resides at El Reno, Okl. One daughter, Orpha, m. a Mr.
Williams, and has issue.

7. Lydia Ann Midlikin- (1), twin daughter of Patrick' (6), m. Amos Ash-
PAUGH, and has issue, Orville, Daisey, Maude, Oska, and Fay. She is a

8. Anna Catherine Mullikin^ (9), twin daughter of Patrick* (6).

9. Wesley Tennis Mullikin' (1), youngest son of Patrick' (6), d. in Oct.
1862, of diphtheria.


I. George Henry Mullikin"' (4), eldest son of George' (2), b. Oct. 16, 1845 ;
m. Oct. 28, 1885, Margaret Ann Wilkinson, daughter of Christopher and
Margaret E. (McDonald) Wilkinson of Rock Hall, Kent Co., Md., who d.
Aug. 13, 1896. He resides near Haden station, Queen Anne Co., Md. Issue
as follows :

I, Nettie Halk Mullikin'-', b. Oct. 10, 1886.
II. Mary Elizabeth Mullikin'-*, b. Apr. 8, 1888.
HI, George Lee Mullikin'-', b, June 26, 1892.
IV, Paul Joseph Mullikin^, b. July 28, 1894; d, March 7, 1896,


2. John MuUikin' ( 16 ), sccotul son ol (Jeorge" (2), 1). I )ci-. 6, 1S47 ; m.
Audii. I )k.avkr, tlaughtcr of William 1 )eaver, and lived near Hope, (^)ueen
Anne Co., Mil. I'armer. He d. .Sept. 1896, leavin<5 two children.

I. jdiiN I'Kkcv Miri.iiKiN, ni. \'ik(;iNiA I'isiii-.u I )i)r(;ii 1 v, June 6, 1903,
dau. of William K. Douf^htyof IJallimore, Md., wiiere they reside.
Has one child, /(V/// William, b. Sept. 1905.

3. Joseph Mullikin' ( 2), third son of Ceorge' (2), 1). ( )(l. S, 1S54; m. Anna
Rebecc.\ Sparks of Salem, (Jueen Anne Co., Md., and resides on a farm
near Haden Station, Md. Wife deceased June 12, 1892. No issue.

4. Mary Elizabeth Midlikin' ( 12), eldest dau-,diter of C,eor<,'e' (2 ), b. .May 19,
1857 ; m. l-i.iircuKR Mkkds Manurell, son of the late John B. Mandrell.
She d. in Sept., 1881, leaving issue:

I. Howard Fi.kichkr Mandrki.i.,!:). Sept. 5, 1881 ; m. Evelyn Moore,
dau. of Robert Moore of Queen Anne Co., Md. Residence, Ruths-
burg, Md. One son.


Frances Mullikin" (3), son of Philip" (1), b. in (^)ueen Anne Co., Md.
Henry Mullikin' (6), son of Philip" (1), b. in (^ueen Anne Co., Md.
Walter MuUikin' (2), son of Philip" (1), b. in Queen Anne Co., Md.
Philip MuUikin' (3), son of Philip' (1), b. in Queen Anne Co., Md.
Albert Mullikin" (3), son of Philip" (1), b. in Queen Anne Co., Md.
Elmira IVIullikin'''( 2), daughter of Philip" (1), b. in Queen Anne Co., Md.
Alice Mulllkin*' (3), daughter of Philip" (1), b in Queen Anne Co., Md.
Sarah Miillikin'' ( 10), daughter of Philip" ( 1), b. in Queen Anne Co.. Md.
The members of this family have not replied to my inquiries and I do
not know their history — a fact to be regretted, ^liif/ior.


1. Louisa Mullikin' (6), eldest daughter of John" (14), b. Sept. 28, 1850 ; d.
July 14, 185 I.

2. Annie MuUikin^ (6), second daughter of John" (14), b. July 27, 1852 ; m.
Nov. II, 1878, William T. Downes, and d. Feb. 22, 1882. They lived on
a farm in Queen Anne Co., Md. Two sons named as follows:

I. John Raymond Downes M.D., b. Aug. 26, 1879; m. Dec. 14, 1904,
Miss C. Frances Jarrkll, dau. of Robert Jarrell of Goldsboro, Md.,
and has issue. He was raised on a farm ; attended public schools
in Queen Anne Co., Md. ; at age of 17 entered business college, grad-
uating in '97 ; followed office work 3 years in Paltimore, Md. : entered
the University of Md., 1900, graduated 1904, and located at Preston,
Md., where he resides.

II. Samuel Clarence Downi-.s, b. Aug. it^, 1S81 ; d. Dei-. 14, 1898.

3. John Franklin MuUikin'' (16), eldest son of John" (14), b. Feb. 5, 1S54;
m. Sadie Downes, June i, 1883, and .settled on a farm in Queen Anne Co.,
Md., near Queenstown. His wife d. and he m. Mary Pumer. One son,
Grover 7\^


4. Thomas Marian Mullikin'^ (7), second son of John' (14), b. Feb. 5, 1854;
m. Susie Smith, Oct. 1877, and resides on a farm at Centreville, Queen Anne
Co., Md. Children as follows :

I. Addie Mullikin", d. Mar. 30, 1893.
II. Owen Mullikin''.

III. George MullikinI

IV. Edna Mullikin^.

5. James Addison Mullikin^ (15), third son of John' (14), b. July i, 1856;
m. Mollie Elmira Wilson, (b. Dec. 6, 1858 and d. March 3, 1903) July i,
1877, and resides on a farm near Hillsboro, Caroline Co., Md. Children
as follows :

I. James Alonzo Mullikin^ b. Nov, 23, 1883 ; m. Carrie Deford.
[I. Robert Arville Mullikin^ b. Jan. 21,1885 ; m. Florence Wilson,
III. Tarleton Deroachbrune Mullikin^, b. Apr. 10, 1886; unm.

6. Catherine Mullikin" (3), daughter of John' (14), b. Oct. 28, 1857; m.
Feb, 22, 1877, William H. Holland, son of Alexander and Esther (Sparks)
Holland, b. June 6, 1854, and resides on the Mullikin homestead two and
one half miles from Queen Anne, Md. Children as follows :

I, Nannie Mullikin Holland, b. Sept, 17, 1878; m. Apr. 12, 1904,

Rev, Harvey D, Spencer.
11. Sarah Esther Holland, b. June 26, 1880; m. June 29, 1904,
Thomas J. Higgins.

III. Franklin Harwood Holland, b. Sept. 14, 1882 ;.m. Dec. 7, 1904,
Leslie V. Sharp. One son, Kenneth S.

IV. William W^ebster Holland, b, June 28, 1884.

V. Catherine Mabel Holland, b, Jan. 18, 1887.
VI. John Ralph Holland, b. Oct. 4, 1888.

VII, James Milton Holland, b. Jan. 6, 189 1 ; d. Dec. 20, 1895.

VIII. Ruth H, JIolland, b. Aug. 2, 1892.

IX. Marian Floyd Holland, b. July i, 1895.

X, Jessie Naomi Holland, b. July 31, 1897,

XI. Vivian Wesley Holland, b. Aug. 17, 1900; d. July 30, 1901.

XII. HuLDA Elizabeth Holland, b. July 28, 1902 ; d. July 18, 1903.

7. George Emmett Mullikin" (5) fourth son of John' (14), b. Aug, 19, 1859 ;
m. Oct. 1886, Ella Cannon. No issue. He d. Dec. 1891.

8. Sarah Ella Mullikin" (9), second daughter of John" (14), b. Sept. 3, 1862 ;
m. March i, 1882, Alfred Cannon, and lives on a farm near Riclgley, Caro-
line Co., Md. Children : George, Ehner, Willie, Grace, Jack C, Ellis, Glen.


1. Robert Henry Mullikin" (2), eldest son of James' (8), b. Sept. 6, 1855;
m. Nov, 27, 1880, at home of her parents in Baltimore, Md,, Miss Addie
W^illiamson, and resides on the farm near Church Hill, Queen Anne Co.,
Md. Has sons, Charles IF.'', Marion D.^

2. Annie Maria Mullikin" (7), eldest daughter of James" (8), b. May 3, 1857 ;
m. Dec. 26, 1879, at St, Luke's Parish, Church Hill, Md., John T. Mere-
dith, and lives near Haden, Queen Anne Co., Md. Children: Thomas-
Reiohert, Harry-Everett, Anna M., E(huiii-J\ttrick, luvniie-May, E^nnia D. R.
2Lr\d/ohn T.


3. Juliette IVIuIlikin® (l), second dnup;hter of Tames' (8), h. Dec. 10, 1858 ;

resides in Jialliniorc, Mil. ; unm.

4. Emily Deroachbrune MuUikin" (3), fourth daughter of James" (8), 1). Aug.
10, i860; m. at St. Luke's Paris, Church Hill, Md., Dec. 22, 1884, Ai.hkrt
E. Thawi.kv, and lives on a farm near Price's station, l-ive children : Jatnes,
AiiiUe, Albert, Etnil\\ and JVarl.

5. Adaline Mullikin" (2), tifth daughter of James' (8), b. Jan. 1, 1S64; m.
in St. Luke's Parish, Church Hill, Md., Jan. 6, 1886, Ki.mkr K. Thump.son,
and lives in Baltimore, Md. No issue.

6. Virginia Miillikin" (1), sixth daughter of James" (8), b. Apr. 13, 1866;
lives in Baltimore, Md. ; unm.

7. Rose Lay Mullikin" (1), seventh daughter of James" (8), b. Feb. 9, 1870 :
m. Dr. Wii.i.iAM K. Rowens, (1895) and resides in Baltimore, Md. One
child, FJdridi^c.

8. James Cox Mullikin" (16), second son of James" (8), b. Feb. 6, 1875 ; m.
)an. 20, 1903, Miss Mary Catherine Cahall, and lives on a farm near
Haden, Md.

9. Elva PearlMullikin^ (1), eighth daughter of James" (8), b. Jan. 17, 1878;
m. Jan. 12, 1899, Laurence Wilson; d. Sept. 11, 1900.








(ibc ilUillihin families in i'lCntuchn.






I'ht Mullikin families in Kentucky are all of one race but descended from
different branches of the parent stock. Their posterity, living side by side
in Robertson, Nicholas, Fleming and Mason counties, mingle and hold tra-
ditions of their derivation and kinship, but have no record to prove the con-
nection. From what can be learned by an extensive correspondence, it
appears that families from the Anne Arundel and the Montgomery counties
in Maryland, removed to Kentucky about the same time, but didn't all make
the journey the same year. The motive for this westward migration was to
secure cheap and rich lands. Prospector's from Maryland, hearing of the
advantages to be gained by a settlement in the new state, had visited Ken-
tucky and returned home to give a report of their adventures and the quality
of the soil, timber, water and climate. They exploited the richness of the
"bottom lands," the abundance of "lime water" springs, the "mill privi-
leges," and healthful climate. It was a land flowing with wild honey and salt-
licks, and abounding in possums and coons. The excitement resulting from
the stories told by these forerunners was contagious, and there were hastened
disposals of property and a general " pulling up of stakes " in preparation
for the removal to Kentucky.

They made the journey from Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties
with horses and canvas-covered wagons,taking their meagre household goods,
slaves, and stock with them. Their route was — -after crossing the Poto-
mac — through Virginia to the Ohio river which they crossed by ferry boats
to the Kentucky side. They camped on the road and the women cooked
food around the evening tires. Land was entered, rude log houses rolled up,
farms cleared, and wheat, maize, cotton, hemp, flax, tobacco, and vegetables
were cultivated. Life in the new plantations was simple, and luxuries a minus
quantity. Clothing was produced home-spun, from wool, cotton and flax.
The spinning wheel and loom were heard in every cabin. Birch-bark was
used for buckets and goard-shells for dishes. For house lights they used
pine-knots, and " slut " lamps made by putting a twisted rag for the wick,
into a mussel shell filled with bear's grease or possum oil. The long rifles
were always at hand, and the Mullikin's became keen hunters. Salt was
found at the deer-licks, and wild honey in hollow trees.

The Mullikin families were remarkably prolific, and their posterity is
now numerous in many counties. Sub-branches from Kentucky and North
Carolina stock have been planted in the western states, and the Mullikin
blood flows in the veins of a hundred families bearing other names. Many
are persons of superior natural parts, and the present generations are avail-
ing themselves of the advantages of education. .\s a family, they have been
proud-spirited and independent, but kind-hearted and hospitable. The
families in Kentucky have but few vital records, and their history and gene-
alogy are principally traditional.

Hlul i uns in ^ic bn (fouiitn, iiCiUuc ;n.

M \1'\ 1 W II lAMII.N .




John •^"ullikin- (1), eldest son dI Lewis' (1). u.i.s \>. m I'liiKe (;ci>i_-4c ( </.,
.^'cl.. iiiul was baptized in St. Johns churcli of IMscatawa parish by Rev.
Addison, March 15, 1751. He went with his parents to Montgomery Co.,
Md., in childhood and lived there until maturity.

The pension records at \\'ashinj;ton disclose the fact that he was a sol-
dier of the Revolution, having enlisted in Spotsylvania Co., Va., for a term
of two years in Fel)ruary, 1776, in Capt. Oliver Towle's Co. of the 6th regi-
ment Continental Line under Col. Mordecai Buckner. He was in the battles
of Ciermantown and Princeton, at the siege of New Lsland Fort, and at the
taking of Hessions at I'renton. Was discharged at \'alley Forge in Feb.,
1778. After the war he settled in Shelby Co., Ky., where he made appli-
cation for pension in 1816, and at the time of payment .Sept. 23, 1822, his
age was stated as 66 years. In his apjilication he said he was "old and in-
firm" and was living alone with his wife. Schedule of property $70. Re-
cited that he had six sons in the army during the war of 18 12-15, of whom
one was killed at River Raisin, and five wounded while in the service. \\'as
not certain that more than three were then living and none able to "main-
tain me and my old woman." The records of the Interior Dept. at Wash-
ington, and the pension accounts at Frankfort, Ky., show that he removed
to Oldham Co.,Ky., where he was paid until 1829, when he removed to Jeffer-
son Co., Ivy., where his last instalment was paid in 1837. As no widow ap-
plied for his pension, his wife had probably predeceased him. It would ap-
pear from the correspondence of dates that he had found a home with his son
James in Oldham Co., Ky., until he removed to Franklin Co., Ind., and being
left behind, the old hero-soldier went to live with some of his sons or relatives
in Jefferson Co., Ky., where he died in 1837. The statement found in his
pension application furnishes us a clue to a connection between him and his
children, although none were mentioned by name. Five of his sons were
wounded in the army during the 18 12-15 war. ^\'e know that James and
William Mullikin of Shelby, Henry, and Trimble counties, w'ere in the army
during that period, and the records at the pension office show that William
was wounded in his left thigh at the battle of New Orleans, while fighting
under Gen. Jackson, and was granted a pension. It is not known that
James Mullikin was wounded, although he participated in the same engage-
ment. Accounting for these two sons and one who was killed, we have
mention of three others not accounted for. We have found, however, that
the names of John, Benjamin and Charles Mullikin appear upon the army
roster at I-'rankfort, Ky., all of whom served in the army from that state and
one of these was probably killed at River Raisin. Some of the sons may
have died of their wounds. We know that James Mullikin moved from (Old-
ham Co., Ky., to Franklin Co., Ind., in 1829, and that John Mullikin re-
moved to Jefferson Co. from Oldham Co., Ky., the same year. We also know-
there were Mullikins in Jefferson Co. long after the old soldier's death.


John Mullikin is supposed to have m. a Miss Price in Virginia who was
a sister of Sarah Price, the mother of Rev. Eli P. Parmer, a well kno^vn and
aggressive minister in Kentucky. These sisters were of an old and respect-
able Virginia family, and the Mullikins and Farmers removed to Kentucky
contemporaneous]}:. Much of the unyielding will-power and energy so con-
spicuous in these families, was inherited from the Prices, and was oipricelcss
value as a factor of success during pioneer days.

^ctonb feneration.


1. William Mullikin- (1), son of John^ (1), b in Virginia in the year 1790 ;
removed with his parents to Shelby Co., Ky., when young. He m. Sarah
Scott, daughter of George Scott, a wealthy and aristocratic So. Carolinian
of Scottish descent, who was a follower of Daniel Boone as a pioneer in
Kentucky. His plantation was about ten miles from Bedford, Ky., on the
Newcastle road, and persons now living remember of visiting there when
they were children. He was mentioned by relatives as a man of kindness
and strict integrity, but possessed of an uncompromising will. He was a
slave-holder. Mrs. Mullikin was small, with black eyes and dark complex-
ion. She was a woman of great energy and Spartan courage, but of an
amiable and refined life. Her intellectual and bodily powers remained
quite unimpaired until old age, and when she was 85 she could ride horse-
back as gracefully as a girl. In the company of Mrs. O'Brien, her daughter,
and family, she went to Texas in 1872, making part of the journey by steam-
boat. She was an honored guest of the captain and his wife for fifteen days ;
and was spoken of as "a queenly old lady." During the voyage she kept
a dairy of daily events which was highly prized. The overland journey from
Jefferson to McKinney, Texas, made on horseback was very hard — they en-
camped in tents at night — and the old lady never recovered from her fatigue.
She d. in Dec. 1872. The family bible containing a record of births, mar-
riages and deaths was carried with her effects and, unfortunately, was soon
after destroyed by fire in a burning house. This must account for the
absence of dates in the following pages. Eight children. See 6th generation.

2. James Mullikin- (1), son of John^ (1), b. in Virginia, Jan. 14, 1788, re-
moved to Kentucky with his parents in early life and settled in Shelby Co.
He enlisted as a private, Sept. 18, 181 2, in the Co. of Capt. Rowland Burk,
commanded by Col. Samuel South, and was discharged Oct. 30, 18 12. One
of his descendants says he served under Jackson in the Co. of Capt. Gillispie,
as one of the celebrated "squirrel hunters" (expert riflemen) of Kentucky.

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 75 of 109)