MILLIKEN Major James Patten

MILLIKEN Major James Patten[1]

Male 1803 - 1863  (59 years)

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  • Name MILLIKEN Major James Patten 
    Prefix Major 
    Born 16 Oct 1803  Surry, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 30 Oct 1850  Manchester Township, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (age 47; farmer; value of real estate $5,000.)
    Census 21 Jun 1860  Benton, Adair, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (enumerated as Jas. P.; age 56; farmer; value of real estate $6,000, value of personal estate $3,400.)
    Residence 1862  Drakesville, Davis, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military Between 9 Aug 1862 and 23 May 1863  Keokuk, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    (Major; 30th Regt. Iowa Voluntary Infantry, Co. B; KIA at the Battle of Vicksburg) 
    _UID 88670D38EB9ED5118A064445535400006383 
    Died 23 May 1863  Walnut Hills, Warren, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [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.)
    Buried Aft 23 May 1863  Raritan, Henderson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Address:
    Raritan Cemetery 
    Milliken monument
    Milliken monument
    James P. Milliken
    2LT James P. Milliken
    2LT James P. Milliken
    (Full Major - not mustered)
    Notes 
    • 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.
    Person ID I3448  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2013 

    Father MILLIKEN Elias,   b. 24 Aug 1765, Trenton, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1846, Manchester, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother PATTEN Mary,   b. Abt 1769, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1835, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 1786  Ellsworth, Lincoln, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    • Based on birth of son, James.
    Family ID F1197  Group Sheet

    Family NOYES Priscilla Prince,   b. 1 Oct 1807, North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1896, Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1827  , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 11, 12, 13
    James & Priscilla (Noyes) Milliken's marriage documents
    James & Priscilla (Noyes) Milliken's marriage documents
    Children 
     1. MILLIKEN Wesley,   b. 21 Oct 1827, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1901, Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. MILLIKEN Orville Webster,   b. 11 Feb 1829, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1873  (Age 44 years)
     3. MILLIKEN Flavius J.,   b. 28 Jun 1830, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1832, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. MILLIKEN Lt. James M.,   b. 20 Oct 1832, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1917, , St. Joseph, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. MILLIKEN Martha N.,   b. 19 Sep 1834, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stiles, Davis, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. MILLIKEN Robert,   b. 29 Jun 1836, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1867, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     7. MILLIKEN Noyes,   b. 15 Apr 1838, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. McPherson, McPherson, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. MILLIKEN Mary E.,   b. 1 May 1840, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 74 years)
     9. MILLIKEN Captain Ethan A.B.,   b. 21 Apr 1842, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1871, Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     10. MILLIKEN Thomas W.D.,   b. 24 Mar 1844, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1900, Raritan, Henderson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     11. MILLIKEN Abigail "Abby",   b. 1 Jul 1846, Manchester Township, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1850, Manchester Township, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     12. MILLIKEN Percilla Emma,   b. 2 Apr 1849, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. MILLIKEN Indiana Stella Blanche,   b. 13 Jul 1851, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1873, Raritan, Henderson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F990  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James P. Milliken
    James P. Milliken

    Documents
    Major James Patten Milliken Civil War Pension Index Card
    Major James Patten Milliken Civil War Pension Index Card
    Major James Patten Milliken

  • Sources 
    1. [S1273] Correspondence-Internet-Bill Stanley, 4 Dec 2000 10:52 pm.

    2. [S193] Book-Posterity of Edward Milliken.

    3. [S3003] Book-MULLIKEN-History of the Families of Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy.

    4. [S975] Census-1850-IN-Dearborn-Manchester Twp., oll: M432_141; Page: 358; Image: 288..

    5. [S3495] Census-1860-MO-Adair-Benton, Roll: M653_605; Page: 0; Image: 55..

    6. [S84] Death-legal record, Iowa Dept. of Veterans Affairs February 27, 1990..

    7. [S86] Death-gravestone, Raritan Cemetery, Raritan, IL.

    8. [S3004] Book-Family Genealogies, The Milliken Lineage p.9.

    9. [S3003] Book-MULLIKEN-History of the Families of Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ridlon&id=I1216.

    10. [S191] Book-Ross Book, p.16.

    11. [S392] Internet-Index of Indiana Marriages.

    12. [S36] Marriage Certificate, State of Indiana, Dearborn County (provided by Robert Hurrie 12 Nov 2008.

    13. [S51] Marriage License, State of Indiana, Dearborn County (provided by Robert Hurrie 12 Nov 2008.