Sunday, August 17, 2014

Irish Millicans, 1800's

I found this on about the Millican name in Ireland.  I thought I would just post this here for now for future reference.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Henri Bernardon, Birth Registration, Mesves-Sur-Loire, Burgundy, France

This is a birth registration for Henri Bernardon from the French Genealogical Records at Mesves Sur Loire, Burgundy, France:

The translation I have received (from someone who speaks French better than I) is as follows:

Year 1870, the 18 September at noon, before me, mayor, officer of the Public Records Office of the commune of Mesves, canton of Pouilly le Pieire appeared Bernardore Jean age of 43, an employee at the train station of Mesves; who presented a child to us of masculine sex born at his home yesterday at 7:00 in the evening as declared by him and from Catherine Paslot, his wife, and who he wanted to give the first name of Henri.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ida F Walling, John M. Millican, Mary R. Hayward & George Edward Regan

This one's been a bit confusing, hence the inclusion here, but hopefully this straightens out a a few other difficulties in the Millican family tree here in Oregon.

John M. Millican was the son of Elijah Ellison Millican (1805 Georgia - 1887 Lafayette, Lafayette, Oregon) and Lucinda Wilson Crisp (1811, Tennessee - 1876, Lafayette, Oregon).

The Millican donation land claim in Lafayette Oregon can be seen HERE.  It includes the cemetery they are buried in on their property as the Lafayette Cemetery near the top.

census, 1860, Lafayette, Oregon with Elijah and Lucinda Wilson Crisp Millican with George Millican as son
John Millican married Mary R. Hayward on 13 March 1870 in the county of Walla Walla, Washington

from the Western States Marriage Index webpage (
Thereafter, Mary and John were divorced:

And Mary shows up in 1880 with her parents and two of the children, Frank H, and Maude L - note there are two Frank Millicans in Washington, they are cousins, Frank H. Millican was the son of John and Mary, Frank R. Millican was the son of James and Sarah Agee Millican.

Census, 1880, Mary R Hayward Millican with her parents, divorced from John Millican, in Walla Walla, Washington

Ida F. Walling (Feb 1877, Tillamook, Oregon - 11 July 1944) is the daughter of Jeptha Walling (1833-1905) and Bethair Trask (1945-1905).

Ida married John M. Millican in Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon, 4 Sept 1898 - below is the marriage certificate and affadavit....

Census, John M. and Ida F. Walling Millican, Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon
John Millican died in 1919 and was buried in the Multnomah Park Cemetery(his death certificate is attached to the memorial).

Ida apparently married George Edward Regan, and they resided in Portland until his death in 1942 when he was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, and she was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon

From the Saturday, 31 October 1942 Oregonian Newspaper

From the Wednesday, 12 July 1944 Oregonian Newspaper

Friday, June 6, 2014

Frank R Millican & Aimee May Boddy Marriage

Frank R. Millican, son of James K. Millican (1843, Missouri - 1888, Washington) and Sarah Agee (1847, Missouri - 1889, Washington) was married in 1906 to an Aimee May Boddy.

In 1905 she shows up in Seattle as being a student at Seattle Seminary in the city directories.  And Frank Millican is buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima, Washington as a veteran of the Spanish American War.

However, no further information has been found at the date of this writing about their relationship.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Andrew Jackson Millican, Lafayette, Oregon, Obituary

The following obituary is about Andrew Jackson Millican, from the McMinnville (Oregon) New Reporter, 13 September 1907, page 1, column 5

The Masonic Cemetery referenced can be found on this page (Link here)  on his parents' land claim - it is labeled the Lafayette Cemetery but is actually the Lafayette Masonic Cemetery #3 and can be found on Findagrave HERE

Friday, December 27, 2013

Elijah and Lucinda Crisp Millican Land Patents, Oregon

Below is a record of the land patent for Elijah and Lucinda Millican, and below that is an approximate area of the land patent, done by hand due to difficulties copying from the Bureau of Land Management website.(Click to enlarge objects)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Millicans In Oregon, 1843

This was copied and pasted from the following webpage:

Andrew Jackson MILLICAN (1834-1907): s/o Elijah and Lucinda (Crisp) Millican; shown in 1850 Yamhill Co census living with parents

Edmund MILLICAN (c1812-c1895): brother of Elijah Millican; father of 12 children

Elijah MILLICAN (1804-c1887): m'd 1827 Lucinda Wilson CRISP. Elijah settled Linnton in 1843 but moved to Lafayette, Yamhill Co in 1844. He emigrated with 2 wagons he built himself and 5 yoke of oxen. Elijah went to CA temporarily in 1849.  The father of 12 children, he died at age 83yrs.

Elizabeth Hannah MILLICAN (1840-1917): m1. 1861 Robert HORTON; m2. 1867 (Unknown) MCCULLOUGH; m3. Dorsey Sydney BAKER; d/o Elijah and Lucinda (Crisp) Millican

James K. MILLICAN (1843- ): m'd Sarah (Unknown); s/o Elijah and Lucinda (Crisp) Millican

Lettice Jane MILLICAN (1830-1911 ): m1. 1845 Ransom CLARK; m2. Amos Reynolds; d/o Elijah and Lucinda (Crisp) Millican; Lettice met Ranson Clark during the 1843 emigration and was married to him in 1845.  They settled in Yamhill Co where they took up a successful farming operation.  In 1856 Ransom Clark traveled to Walla Walla in present day Washington to secure a land claim.  Mr Clark returned to Portland. but was taken sick on the way home and lived only a couple of weeks. Sixteen years before, Lettice Millican, as a girl of thirteen years, had passed through the Walla Walla valley; now she returned, the widow of Ransom Clark. At Celilo, she boarded the steamer Col. Wright, which was loaded with supplies for Lieutenant Mullah, who was in charge of the construction of the Mullen road between Fort Benton, Montana., and Walla Walla.  Upon arrival at the claim she found the log house finished and farm work progressing, Mrs. Clark returned to Portland, settled her affairs and later, with her two youngest children, one a baby girl six weeks old, left for her donation claim on the Yellowhawk to make final proof. The town of Walla Walla was just starting. The camping place for teamsters packers and immigrants was along Mill Creek, on one side of which the cantonment was built in 1856, so the town was started there by merchants, butchers and saloon-keepers. Split logs were driven into the ground, poles were laid across the top, and canvas or clapboards laid for a roof.
   There were only five donation claims in Walla Walla county. Three of these were taken by Hudson's Bay Company men, one by the American Foreign Missionary Society which included the Whitman site. The Ransom Clark claim was the fifth and was destined to become the scene of splendid endeavor and triumph by a brave young pioneer mother. Her deeds have since been commemorated in a bronze marker embedded m the fireplace of the local Y. M. C. A., also in a marker affixed to a large block of native granite brought from the hills and placed near the northwestern corner of the claim The marker bears this inscription :  "To mark the site of the Ransom Clark Donation Claim and to honor the memory of   LETTICE J. REYNOLDS 1830-1911 A pioneer of 1843 with Whitman's Train       As widow of Ransom Clark this brave woman completed in 1859 under conditions calling.for the greatest courage the claim to this land, initiated by him in1800.   She married Almos H. Reynolds in 1861 and survived him 22 years. She was the ideal pioneer wife, mother, and generous Christian citizen. [This marker was placed by the Narcissa Prentiss Chapter, Daughters Of the American Revolution, June, 1935].

Louisa Allen MILLICAN (1837-c1902): m'd c1858 DIXON, Jesse Downs; d/o Elijah and Lucinda (Crisp) Millican; settled in Yamhill Co where she is enumerated in the 1850 census with her parents and the1860, 1870 and 1880 census with her husband and children.  In 1900 she is living in Tillamook with her daughter, Jane, and her son-in-law S.M. Hayes.  She is shown as a widow at that time.

Mary Adlin MILLICAN (1832 - ): twin of Melvina

Melvina MILLICAN (1832-1916): m'd 1845 James L. HEMBREE; twin of Mary; "Before the emigration of 1843, there were so few white women in the Oregon country that most of the white men took Indian wives. White girls were so much in demand that many of the girls married at the age of 12 or 13 years.... One of my chums was married when she was 12 years old. Mother made me promise not to get married so young, so I waited till two days after my thirteenth birthday before I was married.";
"Melvina celebrated her eleventh birthday on the Oregon Trail.  She was born September 22, 1832, in Arkansas, the daughter of Elijah Milligan and Lucinda [Crisp] Milligan.  Just two years after celebrating her birthday on the trail, Melvina was married to James N. T. Hembree, on September 29, 1845, in Yamhill County, the week after her thirteenth birthday.
      In 1914 Melvina recalled, "Two days after I turned thirteen I married.  My husband was nineteen years old.  When we exchanged vows, I was wearing a new calico dress that Mama made me, regular store-bought shoes, and even stockings.  We took a donation land claim of 640 acres and built a cabin which we moved into at once.  Within the next few days my husband made a bedstead out of fir poles, which he peeled and fastened to the wall.  He pegged them together for we had no nails.  On this bed we laid dried ferns for our mattress.  Our table was a tree split down the middle, and we had two stools.  Pegs were driven into the walls for hats, coats, and clothes. My only dishes were a big iron kettle, a small iron pot, and an iron skillet.  I had to stoop over the mud fireplace in order to cook.  I baked bread in the iron skillet, pot-roasted our meat in the iron pot, baked potatoes in the ashes, and browned wheat or oats for our coffee.  My husband was a great hand to hunt.  He usually turned out about daybreak and would be gone only an hour or two, returning with deer, grouse, rabbit, or the like.  We always had game hanging in the tree near the kitchen door.  The first baby came along.  Others followed.  I took care of the babies, cooked, washed clothes, made soap and candles, knitted and darned and seved and did all the other things that had to be done.  For entertainment we used to go to preachings at the neighboring houses or to barn-raisings or house-warmings.  The kids are grown and we have grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even a few great great.  Next year Pa and me will celebrate seven decades of being together, and that's mighty good."
      The Hembrees lived for many years in Lafayette, Oregon.  They were married seventy years when Melvina died at the age of eighty-three on March 17, 1916, in Lafayette, a longer marriage than any other pioneer of 1843.  In 1910 Melvina and James, his brother Waymon and Waymon's wife Nancy Beagle Hembee, and Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood posed for a photograph and news article as the last five survivors of the 1843 migration.  There were several others alive then, but it made a good story anyway."  [Information provided by Don Rivara; his sources include: [1] Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, on-line Family Search; [2]  "Newlyweds," p.8, Pioneers Vol. 11, by Rick Steber, Bonanza Publishing, Prineville, OR, 1993.]

William Mansil MILLICAN (1836- ): s/o Elijah and Lucinda (Crisp) Millican