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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of a house where he had assisted at a "log-rolling." The men were wash-
ing for supper when he was pushed off by a drunken man.

*The name of a James Millikin appears on a tax list (with several other Millikins)
in Chester Co., Pa., in 1753 ^^^^ '754 ^^ East and West Nantniel, and was designated as
" unmarried."

tLocKllART, originally Locard and Lockard, was a surname of great antiquity in Scot-
land, and as early as 11 24, Stephen Lockard was "a man of rank and distinction." One
of this family accompanied Sir James Douglas on his expedition to the Holy Land with
the heart of Bruce and after this event they bore a heart enclosed in a paddock upon their
arms and for a time changed their name to Lockheart.




The family then removed to Sieuheiu ille, ( )., and thence to Lit kin;;
Co., ()., where the children ^rew to maidiood and \v(»inanhood ; and after
their marriage and settlement in life, the mother made her home with her
daughter, Mrs. Jane Parkinson, until herii. in Jan. 185C, at K-tna, ()., when
96 years of age. She was industrious, indt'iiendcnt and too proud to accept
aid from anyone. As spining was a common domestic industry in those
days, and being an expert at the wheel, she provided ample means for the
support of her family. She taught them to be honest and industrious, and
they all made life a success. .She was buried in the "(iravel Hank Ceme-
tery," on Licking Creek, half a mile from the city of I'atascola, where she
rests beside four of her grandchildren. Names of children : Jatu\ Samuel,
Mary, Margarei and John.

(Tbirti ('feneration.


I. Jane Millikan'' (l), eldest daughter of James- (1), b. in Westmoreland
Co., Pa., July 2S, iSoo; m. William Parkixson* and remained in Licking
Co., O., until the spring of 1856, when they removed to Ottawa, La Salle
Co., 111., where he d. Nov. 13,1860. Mrs. P. d. Nov. 1887, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Martha Winter, at Garfield, 111. Mr. Parkinson was" a man
of marked personal appearance. His complexion was fair, his eyes blue,
his hair auburn, and he wore no beard on his broad, firm chin. He was a
powerful man physically, of heavy bone, and standing six feet four inches
without shoes; was spare of flesh but weighed two hundred and fifteen
pounds. The cords on the back of his hands were as prominent as small
ropes. He was just the man to hew a farm from the heavy forest, and this
he accomplished. Was not a church member, but used no profane language
and was a regular attendant at divine service and Sabbath school. .Mrs.
Parkinson was of medium height and figure, rather tleshy, with dark hair,
very black eyes, and good complexion. She was the very picture of health
until advanced in years ; and her eyes never lost their brilliancy nor her
ears their acuteness of hearing. She was a consistant member of the Cnited
Brethren church. Nine children, four of whom d. of scarlet fever in 1832,
named as follows :

L Mary Ann Parkinson, d. in childhood.
II. John Parkinson, d. when a child.

III. James Parkinson, d. in childhood. f

IV. Samuel Parkinson, d. in childhood. j

V. Martha Parkinson, b. Aug. 17, 1832; m. in Licking Co., O., March
1855, John W. W^inter and settled in La Salle Co., 111. Their present
residence is at Garfield where Mr. Winter is engaged in mercantile
business. Issue : Jlarry A., Orrel Z>., William D., and Jennie.
VI. Margaret A. Parkinson, b. Feb. 12, 1836; m. 1867, Clark Dow-
ney, a retired farmer of Wenona, 111. Two children : Eihta and

VII. Sarah E. Parkinson, b. Dec. 6, 1837: m. 1862, Aron G. NLxrtin
at Wenona, 111. Four children. One d. Harry G., Edwin ■\\\<\ Helen
H. Mr. Martin d. in June, 188 1.

VIII. Catherine R. Parkinson, b. Nov. 21, 1839: m. Wm. Trumbo at


Ottawa, III, iS6o. Moved to Wenona, Ills., thence to Linn Co.,
Mo., where he d. July 1902.
IX. William H. Parkinson, b. Aug. 8, 1841 ; m. March 1866, Isabella
Gibson, who d. Feb. 21, 1905. He retired from his farm in Dec.
1903, and resides at Wenona, 111., where he is engaged in business.
Has furnished data for this book. Issue : Henry G., James IF., Lucy
y., Edgar G., May E. and Grace A.

2. Samuel Milllkin-' (l), eldest son of James- (1), b. in Westmoreland Co.,
Pa., Nov. 24, 1801 ; m. 1824, in Licking Co., O., Rebecca Williams, daugh-
ter of John and Margaret ( Worthington) Williams of Franklin Co., O., who
was b. there Feb. 24, 1808. They moved to La Salle Co., 111., in 1830,
locating at Ottawa, where they were surrounded by Indians and exposed to
many hardships and dangers common to pioneer life, but survived them all
and acquired a farm comprising 400 acres which is still owned by his de-
scendents. He d. Feb. 24, 1866, after which the widow made a home with
her son Samuel until her d. July 18, 1892.

Samuel Millikin was full six feet in stature, erect and thin in flesh. His
eyes w'ere black, deep-set and arched with heavy brows. He had a deep,
thoughtful, earnest look, but without a trace of melancholy. He was fluent
of speech and could express himself clearly and forcibly. Of strong demo-
cratic proclivity he kept in touch with, and was looked upon with favor by,
Stephen A. Douglas and other political celebrities of his state.

He was one among the most thorough and substantial farmers in his
county. His fine stock, and especially his substantial, well-fed, well-groomed
horses, together with his up-to-date farming implements, kept him in the
lead, and he acquired a competancy by agricultural pursuits.

Samuel Millikin was brave even to a fault. In the spring of 1832, when
the Indian war broke out with all its horrors under Black Hawk, one Shan-
bena, an Indian chief who was friendly to the whites, rode for many hours
to warn the settlers that Indians contemplated making a raid on them at a
certain hour. The families hastily gathered up their belongings and started
for the fort on the south bank of the Illinois river — where Ottawa now
stands — in the darkness of the night. Next morning the rising sun bathed
in glittering splendor the polished mountings on the guns of about three
hundred Indian warriors on the opposite bank of the river, who were gazing
intently on the fort.

As might be expected in the excitement of the hour, much provision was
left in the cabins of the settlers, and the supply in the fort was soon ex-
hausted. Somebody must risk their life to save the others from starving.
Those who were brave enough to risk the long and perilous journey to the
mill, were prevented by their wives who threw their arms around their necks
and begged them not to go. Looking his wife in the face as if to gain her
approval, Samuel Millikin said, "I will go." She proved to possess that
kind of metal admired by the bold pioneer, and quickly sanctioned his going
as if no danger was apprehended.

He left the fort with an ox team and wagon and started on his lonely
journey of many miles over the prairie, through grass taller than his head,
and without even a faint trail to guide him to his destination. His out-
going trip was without incident worthy of mention ; but when within a few



miles of the fort, on liis reluiii, he iioliced two men on jjonies approaching
him. The nearer they came the more positive he was that they were In-
dians. Me could see the silvei trimmings on their {(uns {^listen in the sun-
light, and knowing how fond the red men were of ornamental weapons, t(tok
this as evidence of the character of the approaching horsemen. Nearer
and nearer they came, and what was he to do.' Having no horse on which
to escape, his only means of safety was to abandon his team and hide in
the tall grass. With that object in view he raisetl one foot upon the wagon
box and waited. Still nearer they came on the galUjji, and he fancied \\\\\\-
self making the leap for life ; but finally, when not many rods away, he dis-
covered that they were white men, and men whom he knew. (Ireat was the
rejoicing when Samuel Millikin with old ''Buck and Bright " pull'ed up at
the fort.

He was a grand old pioneer in a new country who related many ad-
ventures of the Black Hawk war, and the brave part he enacted could
scarcely be overdrawn.

He had issue eight daughters and three sons. See 4th generation.

3. Mary Millikin' (l), second daughter of James- (1), b. in Westnioreland
Co., Pa., was m. to John Drake and d. of consumption in Licking Co.,
(). Her husband took his three children and moved away, and on his de-
parture remarked to his friends: " If I do well you will hear from me."
He was not afterward heard from, and the fate of this family is unknown.

4. Margaret Millikin' ( 1), third daughter of James* (1), b. in Westmoreland
Co., Pa., July 17, 1803; was m. July 17, 1820, to John S. Hunt, and had
eleven children named as follows :

I. James Hunt, b. Aug. 7, 1825 ; is dec. Address of family, Wenona,

II. Frazee Hunt, b. May 12, 1827 ; is at Walter, Okla.

in. Margaret Ann Hunt, b. Feb. 20, 1829; m. a Mr. Beattv and
lives at Moravia, la.

IV. Richard W^ Hunt, b. Jan. 3, 183 1 ; dec. Family living at Republi-
can City, Neb.

V. Rebecca Jane Hunt, b. Jan. 23, 1833; m. Shipley and resides at
Wenona, 111.

VI. John M. Hunt, b. Oct. 7, 1834; dec. Family at Denver, Col.
VII. Samuel Hunt, b. Nov. 12, 1836. At Walter, Okla.
VIII. Joseph F. Hunt, b. Jan. 7, 1843. At Republican City, Neb.

IX. F^LviRA E. Hunt, b. Feb. 23, 1845. At Walter, Okla.

X. W^ii.LiAM H. Hunt, b. Apr. 21, 1847. At Salem, Ore.

XL Comfort Hunt, b. Jan. 13, 1850. At Wenona, 111.

5. John Millikin-^ (1), second son of James'- (1), b. in Westmoreland Co.,
Pa., Oct. 12, 1807; m. Nancy Herron, b. Dec. 3, 1809, in Ohio. He d.
Oct. 19, 1871, in Santa Clara, Cal. She d. there July 4, 1882. He moved
with his family from Licking Co., O. to 111. about the year 1834, and after
residing there two or three years, went to Iowa, thence in 1850 or 1S51,
when the gold fever was at its zenith, he migrated to California. He did
not engage in mining, however, but purchased a farm in the beautiful Santa
Clara vallev, midwav between Santa Clara and San Jose. At that time


Spanish claims occasioned much trouble, and after making considerable
improvements on his land, he was compelled to pay for it a second time.*
He was an invalid for several years before his death. He was a man of
vigorous mind, and was highly respected by his acquaintances. During his
illness he was visited by men of prominence.

He and his family were natural vocalists, and were endowed with such
sweet voices that their conversation had a musical charm.

There were ten children. See fourth generation.

;iPourtb 6 en oration.


1. Mary Jane Millikin^ (1), eldest daughter of SamueF (2), b. Dec. 23,
1825 ; m. Levi Zeluff in 1841, who d. Apr. 30, 1849, and she m. second,
Dec. 24, 1850, Henry Robinson, b. in New York but resided in La Salle,
Co., 111. as a farmer, where he d. Dec. 25, 1898. By Mr. Zeluff she had a
daughter who m. William Leek of Rensselaer, Ind. ; and by Mr. Robinson
a daughter, Alice Rebecca,\i. March 18, 1858 ; m. Charles Taylor Schooler
Nov. 12, 1876, jeweler ; d. 1905. She m. second, Oct. 25, 1887, Milton J.
Knickerbocker, farmer, of La Salle Co., 111., who d. Jan. 11, 1901. (?)

2. Margaret E. Millikin* (2), second daughter of SamueP (2), b. Jan. 18,
1828 ; m. John Dillman, and has two daughters living, Mrs. Charles T.
Greaso7i of Paola, 111., and Afrs. Mae Thiebald, Kansas City, Mo.

3. Comfort A. Millikin^ (l), third daughter of SamueP (2), b. in Licking
Co., O., Dec. 28, 1829; m. March 11, 185 1, James W. Stevenson, b. Apr.
30, 1827, in Warren Co., N. J. Children as follows:

I. Emma Stevenson, b. March 9, 1852 ; unm.

II. John Stevenson, b. Aug. 23, 1853 ; m. March 9, 1879, Florence
M. Garver, and has issue.

III. Edward B. Stevenson, b. May 2, 1857 ; unm.

IV. Byron Stevenson, b. Oct. 12, 1858; d. Oct. 24, 1888.

v. Ernest E. Stevenson, b. Oct. 18, 1863 ; m. Feb. 6, 1889, Maria

Vail, and has issue.
VI. William J. Stevenson, b. May 4, 1873 ; m. Dec. 28, 1899, Mabel

Spencer, who d. Jan. 10, 1902, and he m. Feb. 18, 1904, Minnie


4. Sarah R. Millikin-' (l), fourth daughter of SamueP (2), b. July 8, 1833 ;
m. Jefferson Russell, and had issue. Her residence, Blanchard, la.

.5. Minerva R. Millikin'' (l) fifth daughter of SamueP (2), b. March 8, 1836 ;
m. Josiah Smith of Pickering, Mo. She d. Aug. 7, 1905. A daughter, Mrs.
Carrie Prentiss, lives in Kishwaukee, 111.

6. Amanda L. Millikin'* (l), sixth daughter of SamueP (2), b. Jan. 21, 1838 ;
m. Feb. i, i860, David Edward Wrightman of Weston, la., who was b.
Dec. 8, 1833, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., son of David and Elizabeth Delsroff
Wrightman. She was a teacher in the public schools before m. He is a
carpenter and farmer. Residence, Council Bluffs, la. Four children as
follows :

*In early life, John Millikin worked on the great reservoir near Newark, O., which
supplied the canal.


I. Makv Klizaiskiii Wkhui iman, I). ;U So. OtUiw.i, 111., Nov. 14, 18G0 ;

m. Apr. 5, 187S, W'li.i.iAM \'k/v and has eleven children.
II. Rkbixca Edna \Vri«;htman, b. at So. Ottawa, III., March lo, 1864;
m. Sept. 2, 1884, John Calvin Shepmkrd, who tl. Nov. 8, 1892 ; and
she ni. Feb. 11, 1S94, Ai.viN Gairost. Four children.

111. Charles Edward Wrkuitman, b. at Council IMulLs, la., July 17,
1867 ; m. Aug. 14, 1892, Olive Brock, who d. Feb. 9, 1901. His
six children now (1906) with their Wrightnvan grandparents.

i\-. Ida G. Wricupman, b. at Council Hlults, la., July 4, 1869; d. July
16, 1863.

7. .Jeriisha B. Millikin' (1), seventh daughter 'of SamueF (2), b. near Ot-
tawa, La Salle Co., 111., March 17, 1840 ; m. Dec. 25, i860, John H. Kellev,
and moved to Worth Co., Mo., in 1866. Mr. K. d. in 187 1, leaving issue
of whom more. May 15, 1873, she was m. to I). .M. Davis, who survives
her. She d. at Harrisburg, Neb., Jan. 21, 1907. Children:

I. Mrs. Eunice Iker, Blanchard, la.

II. George P. Kellev, Kansas City, Mo.

III. Mrs. Rebecca Stockton, Williams, Arizona.

IV. John R. Kellev, Harrisburg, Neb.

. V. Charles Orman Davis, b. Apr. 30, 1874; m. Marv Margaret
Maxwell. P. O., Irena, Mo.
VI. P. A. Davis, b. July i, 1S76; m. Nellie Frakks. I'. ( ). S(.. lifiid.

VII. J. E. Davis, b. Nov. 20, 1881. P. O., So. Bend, Wyo.
VIII. Marv A. R. Davis, b. July 20, 1885: m. G. M. Jennin«.-^. I'. < >.
Redding, la.
IX. Charles Davis, Irena.
X. Mrs. George Jennings, Redding, la.

S. Samuel A. Millikin^ (3), son of SamueF (2), b. Jan. 17, 1843 ; m. Sarah
Jane Leek, daughter of William and Mary Jane (Cash) Leek, b. near
Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y., Sept. 11, 1843, and came to La Salle Co., 111.
when but five years of age, her parents having settled on a farm in Mar-
seilles. Mr. Millikin lives on the parental homestead, and is a progressive
farmer and respectable citizen. One who knows him calls him, " A splendid
fellow." Residence at Marseilles, 111. Five children named as follows:
I. William H. Millikin^ b. Jan. 16, 1862. Farmer, at home.

II. John T. Millikin^ b. Sept. 11, 1863; d. Apr. 14, 1902.

III. George E. Millikin^ b. May 24, 1865. Farmer.

IV. Rebecca M. Millikin'', b. June 19, 1S70; m. Feb. ;. 1890, Robert
Lee Robison of Ottaw^a, Ks.

V. Samuel W, MILLIKIN^ b. Nov. 8, 1874. At home.

9. George W. Millikin' (l), second son of Samuel' (2), b. Nov. 13, 1845 ; d.
Aug. 28, 1849.

10. Lucy A. Millikin-' ( 1 ), eighth daughter of Samuel-' ( 2 ), b. Nov. 28, 1849 ;
m. Nov. 28, 1872, John Trumbu Parr, b. on an adjoining farm, who d.
Apr. 29, 1894, and was buried in the cemetery at Marseilles, 111. She m.
second, Nov. 28, 1899, Jesse Grove, a farmer. In March 1906, she moved
to Ottawa, 111., where, at 31 1 Congress St., they reside. Children as follows :


I. Isabella D. Parr, b. Dec. 23, 1873 ; m. N. J. Shaver.

H. Grace June Parr, b. June 25, 1876; m. Fred G. Trenary of La
Salle Co., 111. She is an elocutionist and vocalist.

in. Arthur Glen Parr, b. Sept. i, 1878 ; m. Edyth Gillett of Mar-
seilles, 111.

IV. Harold King Parr, b. Apr. 14, 1889; d. June 6, 1893.

II. Franklin P. Millikin" ( 1 )> third son of SamueP (2), b. May 30, 1852;
d. Apr. 20, 1853.


1. Elizabeth Millikin^ (2), eldest daughter of John'^ (2), b. March 2, 1831,
in Licking Co., O., was m. to James Turner and resides at Riverside, Cal.
Children as follows :

I. Mary Turner, m. Henry Lewis, who d. 1804, and she m. E. Thomp-
son, 1905. Residence, Riverside, Cal.

II. Emma Turner, m. a Mr. Thompson.

III. Nancy Turner, m. John Lewis of Riverside, Cal.

IV. Eva Turner, m. M. Rountree ; d. 1905. Issue.

V. Ida Turner, m. Alfred Haslam ; d. 1894. Issue.

VI. Clara Turner, m. John Crews and has issue. Residence, River-
side, Cal.

VII. John Turner, m. Goldie Gill, who d. 1900, and he m. Bell Blan-
chard. Residence, Laton, Cal.

2. SamiielMillikin-* (4), eldest son of John^ (2), b. in Licking Co., O.,
March 12, 1S33 ; m. Tina Duncan in 1870 (?), who d. 1892. He was
drowned in 1895, at Alviso, Cal. Children named as follows:

I. Samuel Millikin^ b. 187 1, and d. 1896 of consumption, at Santa
Clara, Cal. Was m.

II. George Millikin^ b. 1874; was m. ; d. 1906, of consumption.

III. John Duncan MILLIKIN^ b. 1877 ; m. Miss Lissa Arbogast of
San Francisco, April 1 90 1. No issue. Dentist with the army at Ft.
Leavenworth, Ks.

3. Sarah Millikin^ (2), second daughter of John^ (2), b. in Illinois, Sept.
1835 ; m. GiBisoN (or Gibbison) in 185 1, and with her child d. 1852.

4. Mary Millikin^ (2), third daughter of John^ (2), b. in Iowa, Feb. 26,
1837 ; m. in 1868, John Henning in Santa Clara, Cal., and resides at Lom-
poc, Cal. Children named as follows :

I. John M. Henning, b. 1869.

II. Susan Henning, b. 1870; m. V. B. Van Chief, 1891 ; resides at
Lompoc, Cal. Three children.

III. Abe B. Henning, b. 1874, at Lompoc, Cal.

IV. Mae C. Henning, b. 1876; m. Oliver Nelson, 1900, and resides at
Phoenix, Arizona.

V. Clarence Henning, b. 1878. At Highlands, Cal.

VI. Bertha Henning, b. 1880. At Lompoc, Cal.

VII. Emma Henning, b. 1882 ; m. George Adams, and has issue. Re-
sides at Lompoc, Cal.

VIII. Charlotte Henning, b. 1884; m. 1904, William Negus, and has
issue. Residence, Lompoc, Cal.


5. Katherine Millikin^ (1), fourth daughter of John' (2), I). Dec. f84o, in
Iowa ; cl. July 2, 1844.

6. Jolin Millikin^ (3), second son of John* (2), b. May 1842 ; d. July 4, 1844.

7. James Millikin^ (2), third son of John" (2), 1). Dec. 184.}, in Iowa; m.
Kaik Rvan ; resides at Watsonville, Cal.

8. David Millikin^ (1), fourth son of John' (2), b. March 1S47, in Iowa;
m. Mary Duncan ; resides at San Jose, Cal. One daughter, Esielle Milli-
kin^, b. May 1878 ; m. Chas. True, 1905. Residence, Los .\ngeles, Cal.

9. Thomas Millikin^ (1), fifth son of John" (2), b. in Iowa, .Vug. 1841 (?).
Residence, Lompoc, Cal.

10. Margurete Millikin'* (l), fourth daughter of John-' (2), b. in Cal., Jan.
1854; m. A. G. IIuwi.Krr, who d. 1895, (?) and she ni. K. J. .Sammons.
Issue by both husbands. Residence, Lompoc, Cal.

I. Bell Howlett, b. at Santa Clara, Cal,, 1880 ; m. George Woods

and has issue,
n. Roy Howlett of San Francisco, Cal.
in. Clyde Howlett of San Francisco, Cal.

IV. Kate Howlett.

V. Alma Sammons.
VI. Percy Sammons.

vii. Ruth Sammons.

^rnall J;amilics oi Ulilligaix.


illiqans of ^.(llasbinaton (L^ountn, ijcnnsndjaniu. Ho. 2.

George Milligan, the first known ancestor of this branch of the Milligan
family, came from Ireland to Washington Co., Pa., before the Revolution.
From the State Land office at Harrisburg, Pa., the following record was
procured :

"April 2, 1792, to George Milligan, loo acres 65 perches situate on the
waters of Chartier's Creek, in Washington county, called Milligan's Brew-
ery ; in pursuance of a warrant issued to said George Milligan March i,
1786. Names of owners of adjoining lands: Samuel Workman, James
Workman, Josiah Scott, Matthew Steen, Samuel Silex, and the widow

Here, evidently, George Milligan sat down, established his home, en-
gaged in the beer brewing business, anc? raised his family. He may have
removed to Bedford Co., Pa. Maiden name of his wife not known. What
relation to other Milligans does not appear. It will be observed that one
of his neighbors was Samuel Silex, and as his son, whose name will pres-
ently appear, married into that family, we find a link in the identifications.
Number of children unknown.

James Milligan'^ son of George^ (1), was m. in Washington Co., Pa., Apr.
1796, to Mary Silex. They removed from Bedford, Bedford Co., Pa., in
1801, locating at Greenfield, Highland Co., O., where James received two
lots of land free. He was one of the charter members of the village. He
d. on his farm at Greenfield. Issue, eight children, viz. : Hannah^, Lovina^,
George^, Nancy^, Mar\^, Samuel^, Wilson^, and fames'^.

1. George Milligan^ (2), son of James"^ (1), was b. near the town of Brad-
docks, Pa., March 24, 1801, and was orphaned by the death of both parents.
He was adopted by friends of the family who moved to Perry Co., O., where
he m. Priscilla Thrap, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Scaff) Thrap. She
was b. in London Co., Va., March 20, 1796, and was of German descent.
One authority states that George came to Deaverstown, O., in 18 ii, with
Joshua Dikes, his stepfather. He was a farmer and stock dealer, and ac-
quired a considerable estate. He d. July 28, 1879. Issue as follows:

2. Wilson Milligan^ (l), son of James" (1), b. in Highland Co., O., Aug.
27, 1812; m. June 20, 1833, Miss Mary Plain, daughter of James and
Elizabeth (Daughlays) Blain, b. in Circlesville, Pickaway Co., O., in 181 1.
She was a near relative of Hon. James G. Blaine, the distinguished states-
man. She d. Jan. 4, 1866, and Mr. Milligan m' for second wife, Aug. 4,
1867, Jane A. Montgomery, who was b. in Steuben Co., N. Y., Nov. 14,
1822, being the daughter of Reuben and Mary (Pearsol) Montgomery, and
of Scottish-German extraction.

Wilson Milligan passed his early life on a farm and attended a sub-
scription school. He studied at home as he had opportunity and acquired

S.UA/./. FAMII.IKS OF Miri.ICAX. 7?,,^

■X practical education, lie migrated to Jay Co., Iiul., in 1S37, traveling on
horseback, and fording many streams. I'rom jay Co., he went to the
northern part of the state to get money he had left there to pay for his land.
He entered 240 acres, built a log cabin i4.\i6 feet, with clapboard roof,
puncheon floor, and mud-and-stick chimney ; then moved his family, Hear
Creek Township was at that time covered with an unbroken forest and
was the home of wild beasts and abundant game. Here he cleared his large
farm, since known as one of the best in the township. Here he lived and
toiled for more than Hfty years. He had 320 acres and three good resi-
dences thereon, besides commodious farm outbuildings. He was a strong
abolitionist before the Civil war, and a staunch Republican until his death.
He served as school commissioner and township trustee. Was a member
of the United Brethren church, and was for many years a faithful worker
for his Master. He had issue six children whose names will presently ap-
pear. His d. occurred Sept. 18, iSqi.

/ourth ('Kiuration.


1. Sarah Ann Mi Uigan^ (1), eldest daughter of George'' (2), b. May 23,
1S22 ; d. May 14, 1S33.

2. Sylvester Harrison Milligan' (1), eldest son of George'' (2), b. Feb. 18,
1824, in Perry Co., O. ; was m. May 26, 1853, to Patience Hammcjnd. He
was a dealer in coal. He d. Jan. 3, 1890, The six children named Frank,
George E., Jane^ William II., Elizabeth, and Thomas E., are all living,
married and have families. They were born in the order c^iven. \o records

3. Rebecca Jane Milligan' (1), second daughter of George'* (2), b. in Perry
Co., ()., Jan. 27, 1826; m. May 4, 1845, John K. Milligan. She d. issue-
less, Jan. 2, 1846.

4. Elizabeth Milligan^ (1), third daughter of George'' (2), b. in Perry Co.,
O., Aug. 24, 1828 ; m. Sept. 26, 1850, Simeon Deaver, and had three chil-
dren, two daughters and a son. She d. Nov. 28, 1873.

5. John J. Milligan' (l), second son of George'* (2), b. in Perry Co., O.,

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