|| 1803 - 1863|
||16 Oct 1803
||Surry, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] [1, 2, 3]
||30 Oct 1850
||Manchester Township, Dearborn, Indiana 
- (age 47; farmer; value of real estate $5,000.)
||21 Jun 1860
||Benton, Adair, Missouri 
- (enumerated as Jas. P.; age 56; farmer; value of real estate $6,000, value of personal estate $3,400.)
||Drakesville, Davis, Iowa 
||Between 9 Aug 1862 and 23 May 1863
||Keokuk, Lee, Iowa 
|(Major; 30th Regt. Iowa Voluntary Infantry, Co. B; KIA at the Battle of Vicksburg) |
||Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War
||23 May 1863
||Walnut Hills, Warren, Mississippi [6, 7]
- (wounded at the battle of Vicksburg on May 22, 1863 and died the next day from wounds in Walnut Hills, Mississippi.
59 yrs 7 ms. 7 dys.)
||Aft 23 May 1863
||Raritan, Henderson, Illinois [2, 7]
James P. Milliken
||2LT James P. Milliken
(Full Major - not mustered)
||Noyes Family Genealogy
||03 Sep 2013 |
||MILLIKEN Elias, b. 24 Aug 1765, Trenton, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] , d. 22 Jun 1846, Manchester, Dearborn, Indiana |
||PATTEN Mary, b. Abt 1769, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Massachusetts [Maine] , d. 19 May 1835, , Dearborn, Indiana |
||Ellsworth, Lincoln, Massachusetts [Maine]
||NOYES Priscilla Prince, b. 1 Oct 1807, North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] , d. 30 Oct 1896, Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois |
||12 Apr 1827
||, Dearborn, Indiana [2, 8, 9, 10, 11]
||James & Priscilla (Noyes) Milliken's marriage documents
| ||1. MILLIKEN Wesley, b. 21 Oct 1827, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 18 Dec 1901, Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois |
| ||2. MILLIKEN Orville Webster, b. 11 Feb 1829, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 2 Jun 1873|
| ||3. MILLIKEN Flavius J., b. 28 Jun 1830, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 22 Aug 1832, , Dearborn, Indiana |
| ||4. MILLIKEN Lt. James M., b. 20 Oct 1832, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 6 Aug 1917, , St. Joseph, Indiana |
| ||5. MILLIKEN Martha N., b. 19 Sep 1834, , Dearborn, Indiana |
| ||6. MILLIKEN Robert, b. 29 Jun 1836, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 28 Apr 1867, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri |
| ||7. MILLIKEN Noyes, b. 15 Apr 1838, , Dearborn, Indiana |
| ||8. MILLIKEN Mary E., b. 1 May 1840, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 1915|
| ||9. MILLIKEN Captain Ethan A.B., b. 21 Apr 1842, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 13 Mar 1871, Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois |
| ||10. MILLIKEN Thomas W.D., b. 24 Mar 1844, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 2 Jul 1900, Raritan, Henderson, Illinois |
| ||11. MILLIKEN Abigail "Abby", b. 1 Jul 1846, Manchester Township, Dearborn, Indiana , d. 1 Feb 1850, Manchester Township, Dearborn, Indiana |
| ||12. MILLIKEN Percilla Emma, b. 2 Apr 1849, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||13. MILLIKEN Indiana Stella Blanche, b. 13 Jul 1851, , Dearborn, Indiana , d. 20 Jan 1873, Raritan, Henderson, Illinois |
- He was a state representative and state senator from Dearborn County, Indiana. He ran on the "Free Soil" Party for Lt. Governor.
James emigrated to Indiana with his parents when he was fourteen. He engaged in farming and later in merchandising while still holding his farm. He took an active part in political affairs and became an ardent advocate of the cause of temperance. He was elected twice as a Representative in the State Legislature in 1841-1842 and twice as a Senator serving six years from 1846-1852, representing Dearborn County, Indiana. He served with distinction in these honorable positions and was presented with a silver cup by the ladies of Lawrenceburg for his bold advocacy of temperance legislation.
James was one of the founders of the Manchester Universalist Church together with Israel Noyes Jr. and Gilbert Platt.
James sold his farm in Dearborn County, Indiana in 1858 and moved to near Kirksville, Missouri. He and Guy Chandler cast the first two votes for Abraham Lincoln at Kirksville in 1860. As an outspoken anti-slavery man, he was soon marked by the pro-slavery party and his life was threatened. He was compelled to go constantly armed. His friends of both parties advised him to leave the State. He disposed of his farm and settled in Davis County, Iowa in 1861. Always a warm patriotic citizen, he chafed under the rebellious acts of the South until he entered the Union Army at age 59. Enlisting in Capt. Clark's Company (Company B, 30th Iowa Volunteer Infantry) of Drakesville, Iowa, he was appointed Second Lieutenant August 9, 1862 and mustered into service September 23, 1862.
The 30th Iowa Infantry went to the front in October and was at the attack on Hayne's Bluff in the rear of Vicksburg, December 27 and 28, 1862. Also in the battle of Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863. Lt. Milliken was promoted to Full Major of the 30th Iowa over all the other line officers of the regiment for gallantry in battles, his commission dating April 19, 1863. Although promoted to Major, he was not mustered. This is understandable given his age at that time would have been 60. This was likely an honorary commission to Major in that (1) he was not mustered, (2) he remained assigned to Company B, which was still commanded by a Captain and (3) his gravestone in Raritan Cemetery, Raritan, Illinois depicts his rank as 2LT. The rank of Major was used as the basis of a pension granted to his wife, Priscilla, 2 Sep 1863. This, too, was often the case for widows of deceased officers who had been promoted even though not mustered.
He was with the 30th Iowa on the memorable Vicksburg campaign which began on April 20, 1863. He was in the famous crossing of the Mississippi at Brumsburg and Hardtimes; at the Battles of Port Gibson, Edward's Ferry, Raymond, Clinton, and at the capture of Jackson, the capital of the State of Mississippi. He also took part in the battles of Champion Hills and Black Hills as the rebels were driven back into Vicksburg.
James was mortally wounded at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863 while gallantly leading the 30th Iowa in the great charge. He died of his wounds on May 23, 1863 at Walnut Hills, Mississippi at age 60. He was loved and respected by his command, and his death was lamented by all who knew him.
- [S1273] Correspondence-Internet-Bill Stanley, 4 Dec 2000 10:52 pm.
- [S193] Book-Posterity of Edward Milliken.
- [S3003] Book-MULLIKEN-History of the Families of Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy.
- [S975] Census-1850-IN-Dearborn-Manchester Twp., oll: M432_141; Page: 358; Image: 288..
- [S3495] Census-1860-MO-Adair-Benton, Roll: M653_605; Page: 0; Image: 55..
- [S84] Death-legal record, Iowa Dept. of Veterans Affairs February 27, 1990..
- [S86] Death-gravestone, Raritan Cemetery, Raritan, IL.
- [S191] Book-Ross Book, p.16.
- [S392] Internet-Index of Indiana Marriages.
- [S36] Marriage Certificate, State of Indiana, Dearborn County (provided by Robert Hurrie 12 Nov 2008.
- [S51] Marriage License, State of Indiana, Dearborn County (provided by Robert Hurrie 12 Nov 2008.