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 90 of 109)
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V. Millikan Stalker, b. Aug. 6, 1841 ; unm. A veterinary at Ames, la.

VI. Aaron Stalker, b. Nov. 19, 1843 ; m. Feb. 26, 1874, Mary Charles

b. Jan. 31, 1853. Farmer in Richland, la. One child.
\ii. Sallie Stalker, b. Dec. 24, 1851 ; m. Irving W. Smith, a physician

in Charles City, la. Two children, both deceased.
VIII. Julia Stalker, b. Oct. 17, 1856; m. Marion F. Swalinger, hotel
keeper, Fostonia, O. One child.

3. Elizabeth Millikan^ (3), second daughter of Benjamin^ (3), b. in Ran-
dolph Co., N. C, Feb. 15, 1809; m. at Springfield meeting house after the
Friends custom, Apr. 21, 1830, Isaac Carter, son of Samuel and Ruth
Carter, who was b. Jan. 3, 1808, and settled on a farm where they lived
with happiness unmarred until the year 1840, when the death angel came
to their home and took from them, in nineteen days, their hve little girls ;
all dying with scarlet fever (then called putrid sore throat) and left the
poor parents heartbroken. In the year 1850, they removed to Indiana,
and settled in the wilderness near Converse, Miami Co., where, in common
with others, they endured the hardships and privations incident to pioneer
life. They were accompanied by Zimri Hockett and family, their kindred,
the journey being made in wagons and they were six weeks on the road.
But they prospered in the new home and in 1853, commenced the erection
of a two-storied frame house. Soon after occupancy Mr. Carter was stricken
with fever and d. He was a devoted Christian and active member of the
Friends church. His death occurred March 8, 1854, and after bearing

HiNsiiAW Family. — William llinshaw, a native of Ireland, emigrated to I'ennsyl-
vania, and his son, Ezra Hinshaw, removed with other (Quakers to North Carolina in
the middle of the 19th century; one says as early as 1738. He married Ruth Marshall
and had, with other issue, Darius Iliiislia-^', who married Nancy Davis of I'enn., and her
son William B. lliitshaw is of Spero, Randolph Co., N. C.

All died with scarlet
V fever within nineteen


life's burdens alone for three years she was m. in 1S57, to Stephen Jones,
an Elder and earnest worker in the Society of Friends. In the year i860,
they visited their early home in N. C, spending the winter in the sunny
south. Mr. Jones d. in 1S63, and she m. Dec. 14, 1865, Nathan Macy, a
minister, who d. Apr. 19, 1883, aged 80 years. After this bereavement she
made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ansel Hutchins, until she was
stricken with paralysis and d. Dec. 21, 1885. Thus ended the life of a
woman whose gentle, affectionate and patient disposition endeared her to
all who knew her. There were thirteen children born to Isaac and Eliza-
beth Carter, named as follows :

I. Nancy Jane Carter, b. June 30, 1832.

II. AcHSAH Ann Carter, b. Apr. 8, 1834.

III. Margaret M. Carter, b. Apr. 10, 1836.

IV. Julia Carter, b. Dec. 13, 1837.
v. Melissa Carter, b. Dec. 11, 1839

VI. Adaliza Carter, b. Nov. 15, 1841 ; m. Calvin Parker in 1862,
near Arba, Randolph Co., Ind. He a farmer. She a minister in
friends church. She d. Nov. 9, 1892 in Indiana.
VII. SoPHRONiA Carter, b. March 19, 1845 ; m. Lewis Votaw, June 6,
1867, and settled in Monteray, la., but in 1875 moved to Pioneer,
Wabash Co., Ind. Baptists.
VIII. Hannah Carter, b. March 4, 1847.
IX. Almeda Carter, b. March 4, 1847 ^ d- i'"' Indiana.
X. Samuel Marshall Carter, b. June 5, 1849.

XI. Benjamin Millikan Carter, b. June 5, 1849; m. Martha A. Ma-
LOTT, March 7, 1878. Residence, Wabash, Ind. One of the United
XII. Miriam Lois Carter, b. Sept. 12, 185 1 ; m. Francis W. Coat,
Nov. 25, 1869. Settled at Pioneer. Now in grocery at Wabash,
Ind. Methodists.
XIII. Amanda E. Carter, b. July 5, 1854; m. Ansel Hutchens, Oct. 18,
1877, and resides at Wabash, Ind. Farmer. Member Friends church.
The two last, Miriam and Avianda, born in Indiana.

4. Sallie MillikanM ), third daughter of Benjamin^' (3), b. in Randolph
Co., N. C, May 26, 1810; was m. March 15, 1832, to Clark Elder, b.
Jan. 30, 1806, and d. Feb. 9, 1844*. She m. secondly, Oct. 23, 1845, Isaac
White, b. Oct. 28, 1818, and d. March i, 1900. Susanna d. June 20, 1881.
She had five children by her hrst, and three by her second husband of whom

I. James Lewis Elder, b. Apr. 14, 1834.

n. Eleanor Ann Elder, b. Apr. 21, 1838.
iiL Elizabeth S. Elder, b. Oct. 4, 1841.
IV. Hannah Deland Elder, b. March 6, 1843.

Her children by Isaac White :

I. Margaret F. White, b. May 21, 1846.

n. J. Gilbert White, b. Dec. 21, 1850.

III. Sandy C. \\'nrn-, b. Oct. 19, 1853.

* It has been reported that he hanged himself in a tit of anger.


5. Susanna Millikan' (2). fourth (l;ui<^hter of Henjamin' (3), Ij. in Ivaiulolph
Co., N. C"., Aug. 27, iSii ; m. Manli 14, 1832, 'I'homas Stalkkr, son of
Thomas and Kve Stalkt-r, ami brother of (Jeorge .Stalker, husband of Hannah
Millikan, and after living for a number of years in her place of nati\it\-,
moved to join her relatives in huliana in 1S49; thence removed to Iowa,
and lived in Warren Co. two years; then back to W'estfield, Hamilton Co.,
Ind., and .settled on a farm, where he d. July i i, 1S67. His widow, Susanna,
d. there .Vug. 6, 1880. Children named as follows:

1. .\.\R(JN Stalkkr, b. Dec. 16, 1832; d. aged 18 years.

II. Eunice Stalker, b. May 23, 1834; m. Lindskv jEssuPof I'lainfield,
Ind., at Creenwood, ( I'riends church) Hamilton Co., Ind. near W'est-
field, 6th month, 10th, 1857. They lived at IMaintield until 1868,
when they removed to New Trovidence, Hardin Co., la., and in 1893
to W'hittier, Cal., where Mr. jessup d. in 1898. She was a member
of the Marlborough l-riends church, Randolph Co., N. C, and left
there with her parents in 1849. She now resides in Los Angeles,
Cal. with Mrs. Gridley, (or Gidley) her daughter. Four children.

III. Benjamin F. Stalker, b. Dec. 23, 1835; m. Paulina Brown, dau.
of Brazelton Brown of Plainfield, Hendricks Co., Ind. in i860, and
resides there with issue.

IV. George Stalker, b. Nov. 11, 1837; m. Rhoda Ann Lindlev, in
1865, and has seven children.

V. Eliza Stalker, b. Apr. 16, 1839; m. first, Joki, Clamitit, who d.
and she m. second, Allen Tomlinson, and lives at Westtield, Ham-
ilton Co., Ind. Four children.

VI. Jane Stalker, b. July 23, 1841 ; m. Elihu Osborn of Mill Creek,
Ind. He d. 1888. She was a minister of the Quaker church.
Six children.

VII. Julia Stalker, b. June 3, 1844; m. William Raye of Spiceland,
Henry Co., Ind. in 1867. He is deceased. Two children.

VIII. Jonathan Stalker, b. Feb. 17, 1850; m. Ann Jane Gray, and
had issue.
IX. Mary A. Stalker, b. Oct. 16, 1853; m. T. S. Boyd, a lawyer, and
lives in Noblesville, Hamilton Co., Ind. Tw'o children.

6. Ann Millikan'' (3), fifth daughter of Benjamin'' (3), b. in Randolph Co.,
N. C, Apr. 10, 1S13; m. Apr. 2, 1835, William Hill, b. July 15, 1810, and
lived on a farm near Progress, N. C, where he d. Jan. 10, 1866 ; she d. Apr.
30, 1878. These had eleven children, named as follows:

I. Kelley Washington Hill, b. March 22, 1836; d. Feb. 23, 1887.

II. Jane Elizabeth Hill, b. June 22, 1837 ; m. Joel Gilbert Ander-
son and resided on a farm near High Point, N. C, which is their

HI. Nancy Almina Hill, b. Oct. 18, 1838 ; m. Thomas E. Anderson.

and resides on a farm at High Point, N. C., which is their address.
IV. Benjamin Franklin Hill, b. Jan. 23, 1841 ; d. July 30, i860.

V. William Clarkson Hill, b. Sept. 9, 1843 : m. two wives. Lives
on a farm near Westfield, Ind.

VI. Margaret Deli'hina Hill, b. May 2, 1845; m. Damki. B. Davis,
and lives near Progress, N. C.


VII. Mary Ann Hill, b. Dec. i8, 1846; m. Samuel Harlen Hale, and

resides at Ashboro, N. C.

VIII. Hannah Cornelia Hill, b. Apr. i, 1849 ; m. David Davis, and lives

on a farm near Hesper, Kan.

IX. John Addison Hill, b. July 6, 1851 ; m. Roxie R. Coltrain, Sept.

23, 1886, and lives on a farm near Progress, N. C. Has one child.

X. Terelius Allen Hill, b. June 19, 1853; m. two wives, lives in

Marysville, Tenn. Two children.
XI. Sidney Thomas Hill, b. July 6, 1855 ; m. Mary Ann Davis, Dec.
30, 1875. Lives on a farm near Progress, N. C. Eight children.

7. Samuel Millikan'* (7), second son of Benjamin^ (3), b. in Randolph Co. ,
X. C, Aug. 25, 1815 ; m. when about twenty years of age Mary Carter,
daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Mendenhall) Carter, all members of the
Society of Friends. She was b. Aug. 25, 18 13, near the Springfield meet-
ing house, in Guilford Co., N. C. He was a farmer and passed his life in
his native county, his homestead being on the line (now) of the High Point
and Ashboro railroad. His and his wife were " birthright members " of the
Quaker society, but were not married by their ritual and no record was
made in the register of the Monthly Meeting. He was, like his father, a
man of rather low stature and quite stout. He d. at his home Jan. 18, 1864,
and his widow d. Apr. 6, 1902 in her 89th year. These had twelve chil-
dren of whom with 5th generation.

8. Jesse Millikan-' (5), third son of Benjamin^ (3), b. in Randolph Co.,
X. C, June I, 1S17 ; d. single.

9. Margaret Millikan^ (l), sixth daughter of Benjamin^ (l), b. in Randolph
Co., X^. C, May 7, 1818 ; m. at Springfield Meeting, June 16, 1841, Xathan
Wheeler, b. Sept. 2, 1818, son of John and Phebe Wheeler, and lived in
their native state for some years ; thence removed to Indiana, afterwards to
Kansas, where Margaret d. Jan. i, 1861. He d. May 31, 1879. Their
family consisted of eight children named as follows :

I. Isaac C. Wheeler, b. Feb. 29, 1844.

II. Daniel J. Wheeler, b. Jan. 5, 1846; d. Dec. 7, 1S71.

III. Benjamin A. Wheeler, b. Oct. 12, 1847.

IV. Willis H. Wheeler, b. Aug. 12, 1849.
V. Phebe J. Wheeler, b. Feb. 16, 1851.

VI. John F. Wheeler, b. Oct. 13, 1853.
VII. Mary A. Wheeler, b. Xov. 4, 1855 ; d.
VIII. Samuel E. Wheeler, b. Apr. 5, 1857.

10. Benjamin Millikan^ (5), fourth son of Benjamin^ (3), b. in Randolph
Co., X. C, May 7, 18 18, twin to Margai'et\ d. in infancy.

11. Jane Millikan^ (3), seventh daughter of Benjamin'' (3), b. in Randolph
Co., X. C, Aug. 29, 1820; m. at Springfield Meeting, March 5, 1843,
Jonathan Hodgin, b. in Guilford Co., X. C, April 14, r82o, being the son
of Jonathan and Deborah Hodgin, descended from an old family in Chester
Co., Penn. This pair commenced married life in their native county at
Centre, Guilford Co., X. C., where their children, nine in number, were b.
and where three of them d. in childhood. Mrs. Hodgin d. May 30, 1864,
and was buried by the side of her children in Centre graveyard. Her son

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says of her: "A patient wife, a loving mother, a woman Unrd bv all who
knew her, a life, like which none need he ashamed."

In 1866, Jonathan ilodjijiii with the remaining six children left N. ('.
and located at Raysville, Ind., where he became acquainted with and m.
Rebecca C 1'hkett, widow of Mahli>n I'ickett, antl daughter of Isham
Cox, (May zt,, 1S67) of N. (". i'hey moved to Johnson Co. near luidora,
Ks. in 1870. He soon went to IJuller Co., Ks. and located on government
land known as the " (^sage Trust Lands." He d. on this claim Nov. 9.
1872, and was buried there, but after a few months was removed to Rose-
hill cemetery.

During the Rebellion he kept out of the Confederate army, being a mem-
ber of the Friends society, by the payment of $600. His house was head-
quarters of the neighborhood conscripts and deserters who were hiding to
keep out of the army. By his second wife he had three children of whom,
with other issue, presently.

I. Maiilda Jane Hodgin, b, Aug. 23, 1845 ; m. at Plainheld, Ind.,
Nov. 28, 1869, Joseph \V. Hudson ; removed to Kansas in 1876,
and remained there 18 years: then moved to Oklohoma, where they
now reside on a small farm adjoining the town of Stroud. Six chil-
dren. One of them, Mrs. Rosie Silknettet\ widow, is postmistress of
Rosehill, Kansas.
11. Benjamin Mii.likan Hodgin, b. Dec. 25, 1847 ; m. Miss Lknnik
Leota John, daughter of Caleb and Martha John of Moulton, la.,
Feb. 22, 1885, and is now living on a fartii of 440 acres devoted to
grain and stock raising, near Rosehill, Butler Co., Ks. Two children.

He became of military age when the Conscription act was passed in \.
C, calling for all from 16 to 65 years and to avoid army service, he with
sixteen others, who had been in hiding, started on the "underground rail-
road " to get through the lines to a place of safety ; that particular line be-
ing under the management of an old man and a neighbor, named Thomas
Turner. They traveled only by night and secreted themselves by day.
On one morning when the old man was about to start on ahead with the
wagon which contained the clothing and grub for the boys, he induced Ben
Hodgin, he being the youngest and smallest, to ride ; assuring him that
there would be little danger that day. So off they went, leaving the others
to hide and sleep in the woods uiuil night fell, when they were to travel and
overtake the wagon next morning. lien was hidden under some bedclothes
in the back part of the wagon, and when they reached a little town some
distance west of Portsmouth, \'a., through which uncle Tomy was leisurely
driving, to their surprise out stepped two men in Confederate uniform, guns
in hand, and shouted, halt ! The team was stopped and the following brief
but interesting conversation ensued :

" Where are you going, sir ?"

" Oh, going down in the eastern part of the state to visit some of mv

" Where are vou from, sir ?"

" From up in North Carolina."

"What are you loaded with, sir?"

"Nothing. Got no load at all ; just my bedding and feed."


"Well, I mind we had better search the wagon."

" All right," said uncle Tomy, sliding over to the other side to make
room for them to get in.

"Search all ye wish to."

"Ah ! he's too willing to be searched," said one.

" It's no use. Drive on."

" Get up Gray ! " shouted uncle Tomy, and out of town they went, only
too glad to leave the Provost guard behind.

Ben Hodgin says he has never heard his heart beat as loud before nor since
as when he was lying covered up there and listening to that conversation.

They found their way safely through the union lines, took the oath of
allegiance at Norfolk, Va., and were given free transportation to Columbus,
O. They had landed in Baltimore on the morning of the fall of Richmond.

Benjamin Hodgin went to Indiana and visited relatives, working here
and there ; returned to N. C. in 1865, and in the following spring the whole
family left their old southern home for Raysville, Ind. In 1871, Ben settled
on the Osage Indian Trust Land, and has since been through "drouths,
cyclones, hot winds, grasshoppers and everything else that befel the Kan-
sas settlers in early days."

III. Robert Lindsey Hodgin, b. Sept. 6, 1850; m. March 26, 1879, in
Indiana, Alice Townsend, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Town-
send of Plainfield, Hendrix Co. He returned to Kansas in 1879,
and settled on a farm near Rosehill, Butler Co., where they now
(1904) reside. Four children ; three died.

IV. Cordelia Baise Hodgin, b. Nov. 2, 1852 ; m. Oct. 14, 1874, Dr.
Isaac S. Harold, at Carmel, Hamilton Co., Ind., by Quaker cere-
mony. Residence, Richmond, Ind. Three children.

V. Francis Thomas Hodgin, b. Nov. 3, 1854; m. Nov. i, 1882, Malissa

Haines at Carmel, Ind. They have five children.
VI. Isaac Carter Hodgin, b. Nov. 16, 1856; d. July 31, 1865.
VII. Mary Vetura Hodgin, b. Apr. i, 1859; m. Sept. 27, 1878, Jno.

W. Murphey at Carmel, Ind., by Rev. Penington. Five children.
VIII. Martha Ellen Hodgin, b. June 10, 1861 ; d. Aug. 27, 1864.
IX. Margaret Edna Hodgin, b. June 10, 1861 ; d. March 6, 1863.

12. William Millikan^ (15), son of Benjamin^ (3), b. in Randolph Co., N.C.,
March 25, 1823 ; m. Cynthia Johnson of Guilford Co., N. C, said to be "a
nice little woman," who is now living with some of his children near Belle-
ville, Ind. He seems to have forsaken his family and is reported to have
represented to his relatives, of whom he asked assistance, that his wife was
dead. He returned to North Carolina, and lived alone in an old cabin, and
kept hounds. He died in 1903.

13. Eleazer Bales Millikan'' (l), sixth son of Benjamin'^ (3), b. in Randolph
Co., N. ('., (Jet. 24, 1824; m. at Springfield Meeting, (Quaker) March 18,

1846, Grace D. Harvey, daughter of Moses and Hannah Harvey, and sis-
ter of Rev. James Harvey, a worthy Quaker preacher. She d. Nov. 22,

1847, and he m. Ruth C. Carter, daughter of John and Achsah Carter, at
the Springfield Meeting, Dec. 18, 1850, she being a sister of Samuel Mil-
likan's wife. Ruth d. Feb. 2, 1900. He is living, (1902) but suffers from
paralysis and is feeble. A man of excellent character. Children as follows :

J'OS7EN/JT 07-' Will JAM Mll.l IK.lX. (;>■

I. I\ii()i>\ Mii.i.iKAN, m. Wai.ikr Johnson.

11. JissK Mii.i.iKAN, m. Mac.c.ik Kockrs.

111. Dii.i.oN Mii.i.iKAN, in. .Maimiiv Oshorn.

i\'. W'li.iiAM M 1 1 I Ik \\. (1. 1 )i'i-. iS, iSyc).

V. Sarah .Mhiikan, .sinj^lc in i()oj.

VI. F.nc.AR Mill. IK \\, m. .Sisii-. .M ii.i.i:i<.

14. Mary Millikan^ (6), cii^luh clau<;htcr of lienjainin' (3), b. in Randolpli
("o., X. C\, Dec. 24, 1S27 ; m. at .Sprinj^tiekl Meetinj;, Oct. 25, 1848, Samiki.
Blair, son of John ;\iul Kli/abeth l!hiir, and j^randson of Knos lilair who
m. Hannali, daui^hter of William Millikan 1st. After their niarria<(e in
184S, Mr. antl Mrs. Hlair removed with their kindred to Indiana in waj^ons,
hut in 1853, on account of the failing health of Mrs. Ulair's parents, they
returned to North Carolina and li\ed witli Mr. and Mrs. Millikan until
their deaths, .\fter the Civil war, in 1865, they aj^ain went t(j Hendricks
Co., Ind., where they remained until 1S83, when they removetl to Carthage,
Mo., where Mrs. Blair d. Jan. 12, 1899, aged 72 years, i month, 17 days.
When last heard from Mr. Blair was living at Carthage with his three
dauirhters. The Blair children named as follows:

I. Bknjamin M. lii.AiR, b. Sept. 14, 1849; d. Sept. 8, 1868.

II. Faustina Blair, b. Apr. 14, 1856.

III. Ai.iA L. Blair, b. Jan. 23, 1861.

IV. Marcarei' S. Bi.AiR, b. Dec. 26, 1865.


1. Calvin Millikan^ (1), eldest son of Samuel'' (3), b. in Randolph Co., X.
C., Jan. 3, 1819 ; m. Feb. 17, 1842, Elizabeih Common'.s, b. Dec. 4, 1820,
and d. in Kansas, July 18, 1885. He resided in five states, North Caro-
lina, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. His widow was living at Stock-
port, la. in 1892. They were farmers. One son whose name will appear
with 5th generation.

2. Lindsey Millikan' (1), second son of Samuel'' (3), b. in Randolph CO.,
Dec. 8, 1823 ; d. unm.

3. Clark Millikan^ (1), second son of SamueP (3), was b. .\pril 12, 1824:
m. Nancy Adams, Dec. 18, 1851; she d. C^ct. 11, 1852, in Randolph Co.,
N. C, and he m. second, Lvdia Hinshaw, Jan. 4, 1855. By his tirst wife,
one daughter ; by second, seven children. He was in the Confederate army
and escaped to Indiana one week before Christmas 1864. His family came
in September 1865, six hundred miles from his old home in X. C. Resides
in Sheridan, Ind. Farmer.

4. John K. Millikan^ (7), fourth son of Samuel' (3;, was b. Oct. 12, 1826:
in. Dorcas Mar.sh, and lived in Randolph Co., N. C. Address, Sophia.
Several children. See 5th generation.

5. Parthena Millikan^ (1), eldest daughter of Samuel'' (3), b. P'eb. 5, 1829:
m. T. C. Bowki.l and resides at Sophia, Randolph Co., N. C. No issue.

6. Luzena Millikan* (1), second daughter of SamueP (3), b. May 22, 1S31 :
m. McKiNPRK RiKK, had two sons and he d. Her second husband was an
Fnglishman named Ambrose Honey, by whom one son. "Moved to parts


7. Asenath Millikan^ (1), third daughter of SamueP (3), b. Jan. 15, 1836;
m. Lyndon Powell and moved to Nebraska.

8. Allen Mill ik an ^ (l), fourth son of Samuel-' (3), was b. Dec. 17, 1839;
m. PoLLV riiiLLii's, who was b. Dec. 22, 1839. Residence in Randolph
Co., N. C. Four daughters and two sons. See 5th generation.


1. Allen Millikan'' (2), eldest son of Jonathan-' (1), b. in Randolph Co.,
N. C, Feb. 13, 1815; m. Aug. 23, 1838, Elizabeth Gaspers, daughter of
Zachariah Gaspers, who was b. at Thorntown, Ind., Jan. 8, 182 1. He d.
Apr. 13, 1880, and his wife d. June 28, 1887, at Thorntown, Ind. He was
a farmer and harness maker. These had twelve children of whom with 5th

2. William Millikan^ (16), second son of Jonathan-^ (l), b. in Randolph
Co., N. C, May 19, 1816; m. Sept. 5, 1839, Elizabeth Huxford, daughter
of Charles and Margaret Huxford, who was b. Sept. 15, 1823, and d. March
22, 1895. He was a farmer near, or in, Tangier, Ind. He d. there March
8, 1884. These had four children. See 5th generation.

3. Julia Millikan^ (1), eldest daughter of Jonathan^ (1), b. in Park Co., Ind.,
^larch 14, 1818 ; d. in childhood.

4. Edith M. Millikan* (1), second daughter of Jonathan-^ (1), b. in Park Co.,
Ind., Nov. 18, 1819; d. in childhood.

5. Benjamin Millikan* (6), third son of Jonathan^ (l), b. in Park Co., Ind.,
Aug. 10, 1820; m. Dec. 23, 1847; Serena Gilkerson,* daughter of John
and Margaret Gilkerson, who came from Kentucky to Indiana, b. Dec. 18,
1827. Some say Benjamin was brought to Indiana when a lad by his par-
ents, but I think this is a mistake. He was a farmer at Thorntown, Park
Co., Ind. His wife d. there Sept. 3, 1893. He d. there Feb. 16, 1897.
Seven children.

6. Matthew Millikan* (2), fourth son of Jonathan'' (1), b. in Park Co., Ind.,
P'eb. 9, 1823, and when last heard from was living in Milo, la. Farmer.
Children : Ruth Ann, JoJin, Nancy, Je?ihie, Mattie, Oscar, Branson and Birdie.

7. Bronson Millikan* (l), fifth son of Jonathan-' (l), b. near Bloomington,
Monroe Co., Ind., Nov. 23, 1824; m. Harriet Shupe in 1847, who was b.
near Montezuma, Park Co., Ind., in 1832, her parents being of French ex-
traction. They moved to Kansas in 1858, and settled near Olathe, John-
son Co. They were among the first pioneers. Their land claim was five
miles sovith of Olathe on the prairie, and by hard work and economizing
they made for themselves a substantial and handsome home. Kind neigh-
bors, hospitable, attentive to the sick and unfortunate and respected as
citizens. Mr. Millikan d. Nov. 15, 1891 ; his widow d. Sept. 13, 1902. To
them were b. ten children of whom with 5th generation.

8. Jonathan Millikan* (2), sixth son of Jonathan'' (l), b. in Park Co., Ind.,
Jan. 7, 1827 ; m. Nov. 5, 1857, Emily M. W'hittier of the same family as

*Jon.\ Gilkerson, b. May 11,1801. Margaret, his wife, b. May 14,1799. He d.
.Sept. 15, 1S54. vShe d. March 5, 1872. They moved from Kentucky to Park Co., Ind.
■'I'hey had nine children.

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the poet, John C). Whittier. her father heiiij^ ;i lULMchaul in Manchester, N.
H. She was first cousin to Com. Nutt, the dwarf. Mrs. Millikan accom-
panied her brother to Kansas in 1857. He removed from Indiana in 1849,
and after prospecting some eif^ht years settled at Olathe, Johnson Co., K.s.,
in 1S57. A farmer and stock raiser. Had four children of whi»m with 5th


1. Mary Millikan' (7) third daughter of Jonathan^' (l). h. in Park Co., Ind..
July 16, KS35 ; m. Asa Hfciss and d. childless I'eb. 25, 1901.

z. Rebecca Millikan' (3). fourth daughter of Benjamin^ (1), b. in I'ark Co.,
Ind., Sept. 14, 183S ; m. Joxohian Dkmihik and had two children.
I. Hronson De.mottk.
11. Gedrok DKMorri:.

3. Tamer Millikan' { 2 ), fifth daughter of Jonathan-' (1), b. in Park Co., Ind.,
Sept. 25, 1841 ; m. John I). Warner and had five children: J'/ior, Lizzie,
Sylvanus, Annie and Joel.

4. Tilghman Millikan' (l) seventh son of Jonathan' (1), b. near Tangier,
Park Co., Ind., April 28, 1844; m. Nancy Jank Armsironc. of same county,
(b. May 8, 1850) Sept. 23, 1865, and lived on the parental homestead until
Fel). 20, 1902, when he sold out and removed to Culberhouse, Ark., where
he resided in 1902. He d. Sept. 16, 1903. They had six children. See
5th generation.

5. Malinda Millikan^ (2), sixth daughter of Jonathan'' (1), b. in Park Co.,
Ind., May 6, 1847 : m. Thomas Causey and has a son Thornas. Resides
at West Union, Ind.

6. Elnianda E. Millikan' ( 1), seventh daughter of Jonathan^ (1), b. in Park
Co., Ind., Sept. 13, 1849; m. Joseph D. Finney and d. Aug. 7, 1897. Two

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