John Hugh Milliken1

M, b. circa 1851
     John Hugh Milliken was born circa 1851 at Texas.1 He was the son of John C. Milliken and Nancy Malinda Ellis.1 He married Mary Keziah Goodman, daughter of Benjamin Lewis Goodman and Eliza Jane Box, before 1875 at Texas.

Children of John Hugh Milliken and Mary Keziah Goodman

Citations

  1. [S5] Mary Ellen Dorsey, "Descendants of Charles Milliken."

Honorable John Jesse Milliken1

M, b. 5 January 1856
     Honorable John Jesse Milliken was referenced in E. Polk Johnson's "A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians" the text states:
Among the representative citizens of Franklin, Simpson county, Kentucky, John Jesse Milliken holds a secure vantage ground in the esteem of his fellow men and he has gained and retained to himself a high place on the roll of distinguished legists and jurists in this section of the Blue Grass commonwealth. Descended from staunch Scotch-Irish ancestry, his forebears were early settlers in North Carolina, whence his grandfather emigrated to Kentucky. Mr. Milliken was born in Simpson county, Kentucky, on the 5th of January, 1856, and he is a son of Robert Franklin and Eliza Thompson (Hail) Milliken. Robert F. Milliken was born on the Kentucky Purchase February 11, 1811. In the days before the war he was a prominent farmer and slave owner. He settled on the farm on which the subject of this review now maintains his home in 1821 and he was one of the early pioneers of Simpson county. Although his sympathies were with the south during the climacteric period of Civil war he strongly advocated the emancipation of the slave and would have given his own slaves their freedom had they any place to go or the wherewithal to earn a decent livelihood. He was very much attached to his slaves and refused sixteen hundred dollars per head for them, thinking that they might fall into the hands of cruel masters. He was a very enterprising and public-spirited citizen and built the first school-house in this section. He married Eliza Thompson Hail, who was born and reared in Simpson county and who was a daughter of John and Betsy (Wilkins) Hail. He was a native of New York and she was a native of Simpson county, Kentucky. They became the parents of nine children, four of whom survive and maintain their home in Franklin, namely – Mary Susan, Narcissa Frances, Melvina Angeline and John Jesse, to whom this sketch is dedicated. None of the above mentioned are married. Robert Franklin Milliken was summoned to eternal rest on the 31st of December, 1890, and his cherished and devoted wife passed away June 14, 1881.
John Jesse Milliken availed himself of the advantages of the public schools of his native county and he later supplemented this discipline by a course of study in Cumberland University, at Lebanon, Tennessee, in which well ordered institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1875. He soon thereafter began the reading of law under able preceptorship and was given license to practice at the Kentucky bar prior to attaining his legal majority. He was also elected county attorney before his twenty-first birthday and he has continued in the successful practice of his profession during the long intervening years to the present time. He controls a large and representative clientage and has figured prominently in many of the most important litigations in the state and federal courts. In politics he accords a stalwart allegiance to the cause of the Democratic party and he has ever been alert and deeply in sympathy with all measures tending to advance the general welfare of the community. For a number of years he was incumbent of the positions of county judge and county attorney, in both of which offices he gave most distinguished service. He is a man of quick perception and remarkable executive ability and among his professional confreres and business associates he is known as a man of impregnable integrity and fair and honorable methods. His religious faith is that of the Baptist church and in a fraternal way he is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, the Improved Order of Redmen, the Woodmen of America, the Woodmen of the World and in the time-honored Masonic order he holds membership in Bowling Green chapter, Royal Arch Masons. Aside from his other talents Mr. Milliken has considerable literary ability and has written locally for the Courier-Journal of Louisville and for the Cincinnati Enquirer. He also gives a large portion of his time and attention to his finely improved farm of four hundred acres in this county, on which are growing grain, corn, wheat and tobacco.2

He was born on 5 January 1856 at Simpson County, Kentucky, The 1900 census indicates his birth year as 1854.3,2 He was the son of Robert Franklin Milliken and Eliza Thompson Hail.1

Citations

  1. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Fifth Generation, Children of Robert and Eliza T. Hale, Pg.500.
  2. [S338] Genealogy Trails, online http://genealogytrails.com/, John Jesse Milliken, "A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians", Johnson, E. Polk, 1912, Lewis Pulishing Co., Transcribed by: Kim Mohler, Accessed: 29 Sep 2017(http://genealogytrails.com/ken/simpson/bios1.html).
  3. [S114] 1900 U.S. Census, Census Place: Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky; Roll: 551; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1240551, Ancestry.com, Accessed: 12 Nov 2013.

Judge John Mottley Milliken1

M, b. 19 September 1918, d. 20 January 2011
     Judge John Mottley Milliken was born on 19 September 1918 at Kentucky.1 He was the son of George Duncan Milliken Sr. and Nan Motley.1 He married Barbara Thompson, daughter of Sam Thompson and Mabel Unknown, circa 1948 at USA.1,2 He died on 20 January 2011 at Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, at age 92.1 John M. Milliken, ex-Warren County judge, dies at 92

John Mottley Milliken, 92, of Bowling Green, died at 10:25 p.m. Jan. 20, 2011, at a Bowling Green nursing home.

A proud servant and tireless supporter of Bowling Green his entire life, he was born Sept. 19, 1918. He was the youngest child of Nan and George Duncan Milliken. He often spoke fondly of his formative years in Bowling Green, where he was successful both athletically and academically. He was a 1935 and 1936 letterman of Bowling Green High School in both football and basketball.

Upon graduation from Bowling Green High School, he attended Vanderbilt University. He lettered in basketball for the Commodores in 1937, 1938 and 1940. He was member of Phi Delta Theta, and in 1939 he was inducted into Omega Delta Kappa, a collegiate honor society. He graduated in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He attended one year of law school at the University of Michigan before World War II interrupted his plans to seek a law degree. From the fall of 1941 until the fall of 1945, he was an ordinance and supply officer for the 522nd Company of the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of first lieutenant. Upon his discharge from the Army he returned to the University of Michigan and earned an LLD in Law in 1948. While at the University of Michigan, he met Barbara Thompson, who would become his wife for the last 63 years.

After graduation from law school, he returned to Bowling Green and joined his father and brother in the practice of law with the law firm of Milliken & Milliken. His 60-year career as an attorney was interrupted from 1952 until 1960 when he served the community as Warren County judge. He was respectfully and affectionately referred to as “Judge Milliken” throughout his legal career after leaving the bench. As an attorney and judge, he served as president of the Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Association, as president of the County Judges Association of Kentucky, as chairman of the House of Delegates and Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association, and as a member of the American Bar Association. He also formed the Juvenile Advisory Committee while a Warren County judge.

He served in leadership positions for numerous Bowling Green community organizations, such as president of the Bowling Green/Warren County Jaycees, secretary of the Kentucky Jaycees, president of the Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber of Commerce and president of the Bowling Green Rotary Club. He also served on the board of the Bowling Green Chapter of the Salvation Army and on the board of the Bowling Green Girls Club. He was also one of the founders of the local chapter of the United Givers Fund, now known as the United Way. He was named to the Hall of Honors of Bowling Green High School, was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club and received the William H. Natcher Award from the Bowling Green Bar Association. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bowling Green and a member of the Baraca Sunday School Class. What he truly loved, though, was the joy of being a husband, father and grandfather.

A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church of Bowling Green or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 600 Beacon Parkway West, Suite 860, Birmingham, AL 35209.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Thompson Milliken of Bowling Green; three daughters, Rebecca M. Waldkirch and her husband, Bill, of Franklin, Tenn., Elizabeth M. Davenport and her husband, Mike, of Bowling Green, and Nan M. Crow and her husband, Baker, of Birmingham, Ala; eight grandchildren, Shea Wieland, Will Waldkirch, Nan Waldkirch, Wade Markham, Andrew Markham, Whitney Crow, Caroline Crow and John Crow; and three great-grandchildren.3

Children of Judge John Mottley Milliken and Barbara Thompson

Citations

  1. [S156] Bowling Green Daily New, online http://www.bgdailynews.com, John M. Milliken Obituary, published 23 Jan 2011, accessed 26 Oct 2011 (http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/01/23/obituaries/…).
  2. [S327] J.C. Kirby & Son, online http://www.jckirbyandson.com, Barbara Milliken Obituary, Posted: Jul 2016, Accessed: 4 Oct 2016 (http://www.jckirbyandson.com/obituary/Barbara-Milliken/…).
  3. [S156] Bowling Green Daily New, online http://www.bgdailynews.com, John M. Milliken Obituary, published 23 Jan 2011, accessed 12 Nov 2013 (http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/01/23/obituaries/…).

John Neely Milliken Jr.1

M
     John Neely Milliken Jr. is the son of John Neely Milliken Sr. and Gilbertine Alicia Scott.1,2 He married Wanda June Hart on 18 August 1951 at USA.1

Children of John Neely Milliken Jr. and Wanda June Hart

Citations

  1. [S153] Simpson County Historical Society, Simpson County Families, "Milliken-Scott", Pg. 378.
  2. [S203] Lu Ann and Joseph Stowers Stone Ferguson, Stowers Family History, John Neely Milliken, Sr., Pg. 59, accessed 23 Aug 2012.

John Neely Milliken Sr.1

M, b. 13 March 1904, d. 1 November 1971
     John Neely Milliken Sr. was born on 13 March 1904 at Middleton, Simpson County, Kentucky.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of John Harbison Milliken and Katherine Stowers.1,4 He married Gilbertine Alicia Scott on 19 March 1929 at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.6,3,5 He died on 1 November 1971 at Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky, at age 67.3,5

Children of John Neely Milliken Sr. and Gilbertine Alicia Scott

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1910 US Census, Simpson County, Kentucky, Dist. 4, Pg 13B, accessed 6 Oct 2011.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1920 US Census, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky, Dist. 4, Pg 8A, accessed 6 Oct 2011.
  3. [S153] Simpson County Historical Society, Simpson County Families, "Milliken-Scott", Pg. 378.
  4. [S203] Lu Ann and Joseph Stowers Stone Ferguson, Stowers Family History, Katherine (Kitty) Stowers, Pg. 57, accessed 23 Aug 2012.
  5. [S203] Lu Ann and Joseph Stowers Stone Ferguson, Stowers Family History, John Neely Milliken, Sr., Pg. 59, accessed 23 Aug 2012.
  6. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, John Neely Milliken, IGI Individual Record, accessed 9 Oct 2011 (http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp).

John Robert Milliken

M, b. circa 1858, d. circa 1860
     John Robert Milliken was born circa 1858 at Texas. He was the son of John C. Milliken and Nancy Malinda Ellis. He died circa 1860 at Texas.

John Robert Milliken1

M, b. 30 December 1926, d. 31 December 1926
     John Robert Milliken was born on 30 December 1926 at Stewart County, Tennessee.1 He died on 31 December 1926 at Indian Mound, Stewart County, Tennessee.1 He was the son of Herman Alfred Milliken and Lula M. Gafford.1

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS34-MZL : 11 October 2018), Lula Gafford in entry for John Robbert Milliken, 31 Dec 1926; Death, Stewart, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.

Dr. John Robert Milliken

M, b. 27 August 1836, d. 20 July 1891
     Dr. John Robert Milliken was born on 27 August 1836 at Kentucky. He was the son of William West Milliken and Nancy Leaton.1 He married Elizabeth Ann Neely, daughter of Squire John Neely and Rebecca F. Duncan, on 15 October 1863 at Simpson County, Kentucky.1,2 He died on 20 July 1891 at Middleton, Simpson County, Kentucky, at age 54. He was buried after 20 July 1891 at Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.3

Children of Dr. John Robert Milliken and Elizabeth Ann Neely

Citations

  1. [S153] Simpson County Historical Society, Simpson County Families, "Milliken-Neely", Pg. 378.
  2. [S198] "Unknown short article title", "Marriage Information Abstracted From Kentucky: A History Of The State By Perrin, Battle and Kniffen", Vol. 15, Issue 2, April 2006, Pg. 20, Family Search Books online, accessed 17 Aug 2012.
  3. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Dr John Robert Milliken, Green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky, Created by: Tamara, Record added: Oct 15, 2006 , Find A Grave Memorial# 16207075, accessed 26 Aug 2012 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  4. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg. 510.

John Rowe Milliken1

M, b. 13 October 1931, d. 4 June 2016
     John Rowe Milliken was born on 13 October 1931 at Union County, North Carolina.1,2 He was the son of Jesse Fearrington Milliken and Juanita Alexander.1 He married Eloise Broadwell circa 1961 at North Carolina.2 He died on 4 June 2016 at North Carolina at age 84.2

John R. Milliken

John Rowe Milliken, 84, passed away peacefully on June 4th, 2016. Born October 13, 1931 to Jesse F. and Juanita Alexander Milliken, John grew up on Main St. in Monroe and graduated from Monroe High School. He went on to earn degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, John served in the US Army during the Korean War. John practiced law in Monroe, serving as the city attorney for over 40 years. He was appointed as one of the original members of the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the North Carolina State Bar and also presided over the State Bar for a term. John was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe where he served in many positions, eventually earning the distinction of Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed many years in the church choir and there he met his wife, Eloise Broadwell. They were married for fifty-five years. John also enjoyed many years of service to his community, active in civic clubs and charity events. He was named Monroe Jaycee's Young Man of the Year in 1966 and received an appointment of college trustee for the Charlotte Community College System (CPPC) in 1967. His service continued for many years ending with serving as a volunteer for the Heritage Room in the Union County Courthouse where he had presided as a judge many years earlier. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Milliken, his sister, Martha M. Benton and beloved aunts Ollie, Elizabeth and Harriett Alexander preceded him in Death. Survivors include his wife, Eloise B. Milliken, his daughter, Lee Hutchinson and husband, Dave, his son, Jesse Milliken and wife, Denise, five grandchildren: Nick, Jake and Evan Hutchinson, Lexy and Ashley Milliken. Memorial services to celebrate John's life will be 2:00 P. M. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, with his Pastor Jason Haas officiating, the family will receive friends following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 302 E. Windsor Street, Monroe N.C. 28112, Online condolences may be sent to www.mcewenmonroechapel.com. McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is honored to serve the family of Mr. Milliken.2

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VC95-D8G : 8 December 2014), Jesse Milliken in entry for Jno R Milliken, 1931; from "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing vol. 16, p. 597, Union, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.
  2. [S332] GenealogyBank, online http://genealogybank.com/, "Charlotte Observer, The", North Carolina, GenealogyBank.com (https://genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/… : accessed 7 October 2017), John R. Milliken.
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYPK-FDN : 23 May 2014), Lee Milliken Hutchinson, Residence, Matthews, North Carolina, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  4. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHBR-2C5 : 8 December 2014), John Rowe Milliken in entry for Jesse Fearrington Milliken, 1964; from "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing vol. 80, p. 332, Union, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

Honorable John Rowe Milliken1,2

M, b. 9 May 1849, d. 6 November 1928
     Honorable John Rowe Milliken was born on 9 May 1849 at Chatham County, North Carolina.1 He was the son of Jesse Milliken and Mahala H. Rowe.1 He married Annie B. Fearrington on 3 May 1887.1 He died on 6 November 1928 at North Carolina at age 79.2 He was buried after 6 November 1928 at Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina.2

Children of Honorable John Rowe Milliken and Annie B. Fearrington

Citations

  1. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg.497 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, John Rowe Milliken, Burial: Buffalo Cemetery, Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, USA, Plot: Section C, Created by: P. Bible, Record added: Jan 06, 2009 , Memorial# 32670954, Accessed: 17 Aug 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).