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John Hessay Milner

Male 1803 - 1876  (72 years)


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  • Name John Hessay Milner 
    Born 14 Nov 1803  Stockton Forest, Yorkshire, England Or Bishop Wilton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1876  Benton Twp., Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hires Cem., Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1642  Carl
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2014 

    Father William Milner,   b. 1775, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1853, Stockton-On-The-Forest, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Anna (Ann) Winter,   c. 25 Dec 1768, Hayton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1867, Stockton-On-The-Forest, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1803  Allerthorpe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rinah Arminson,   b. 29 Apr 1799, Bassal, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Benton Twp., Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 7 May 1829  Stockton On The Forest, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward M. Milner,   b. 10 Apr 1830, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Milner,   b. 23 Dec 1832, Mayfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Whitby Milner,   b. 12 Oct 1834, Mayfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth A. Milner,   b. 23 Aug 1836, Cuyahoga County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rinah Milner,   b. 28 Dec 1838, Mayfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Hannah Milner,   b. 25 Jun 1841, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1913, North Webster, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Rosa (Rosy) Jane Milner,   b. 8 Dec 1843, Mayfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Elizabeth McClellan,   b. 19 Oct 1826, Wooster, Wayne County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1915, Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Aft 1855 
    Children 
     1. Mary "Alice" Milner,   b. 25 Jul 1857, Benton Twp., Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abraham "Lincoln" Milner,   b. 3 Dec 1860, Benton Twp., Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1937, Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Melissa Ann Milner,   b. 27 Aug 1862, Benton Twp., Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 82 years)
     4. Sarah "Ellen" Milner,   b. 3 Sep 1865, Benton Twp., Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1904  (Age 39 years)
     5. John Milner,   b. 3 Sep 1865, Benton Twp., Ind Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1865  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John (Hessay) Milner
    John (Hessay) Milner

  • Notes 
    • Birth
      1803 14 Nov
      Bishop Wilton, Yorkshire, England

      Marriage to Rinah Arminson
      1829 7 May Age: 25
      Stockton on the Forest, Yorkshire, England

      Marriage to Mary Elizabeth McClellan
      1856 16 Aug Age: 52

      Residence
      1860 Age: 57
      Benton, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

      Residence
      1870 Age: 67
      Benton, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

      Death
      1876 1 Sep Age: 72
      Benton, Elkhart, Indiana, USA

      Religion
      Methodist - Episcopal
    • (Research): "HISTORY OF ELKHART County" by Deahl, p. 605 "Father Milner was born
      in Yorkshire, England, in Sep. 1803, and died in Sep. 1876. He was an
      agriculturist. He resided in England until his marriage, and his
      first child was born in England." "It was in 1831 when they bade
      adieu to England and landed in Quebec, Canada. He then went to
      Rochester, New York, for one year, and thence to Cuyahoga Co., Ohio,
      and there he located and purchased land, and resided there till 1854,
      when they moved to Elkhart Co, in Benton twp, just one-half mile east
      of Mrs. Harper's homestead. (their daughter) This was his residence
      till death. Formerly he was a Whig, then a Free Soiler and a strong
      Abolitionist. At his death he was a strong advocate of the Republican
      party. He and his good wife were ardent Methodists. He was one of
      the pillars of the first Methodist church founded in Benton township."
      "Mrs. Harper (daughter Elizabeth)...is fourth in a family of seven
      children, three sons and four daughters...There are four living."
      "PICTORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF ELKHART County AND ST. JOSEPH County
      IN" p.604 "Mr. Milner was a successful farmer and was the owner of
      160 acres of land. He was an intelligent, well-informed man, altho he
      gained his education by his own efforts. Upright and honorable, he
      taught his children that to do right was the proper course to pursue,
      and they grew up loyal, honorable citizens... she (Elizabeth) belonged
      to a family of teachers, eight of her brothers and sisters having
      taught school." "John Milner, the father of Mrs. Harper, was born in
      Yorkshire, England, and was the son of William Milner. He came from
      England with his family in 1830, and settled on wild land in Cuyahoga
      County OH, the following year. In 1854 he moved to Elkhart Co., IN,
      settled in Benton twp., and there passed the remainder of his days,
      dying in 1876, when seventy-two years of age. He and Mrs. Milner were
      members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and were people of high
      moral character."
      Birth and Death dates taken from LDS entry in PAF file on their
      computor.

      Born Bishop Wilton, Yorkshire, England on 14 Nov 1803 ???

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      1870 United States Federal Census
      about John Milner
      Name: John Milner
      Birth Year: abt 1804
      Age in 1870: 66
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1870: Benton, Elkhart, Indiana
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Value of real estate: View image
      Post Office: Ligonier
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Milner 66
      Mary Milner 43
      Alice Milner 13
      Lincoln Milner 9
      Mellsra Milner 7
      Elenor Milner 5
      Rosa Milner 25
      Hannah Milner 27


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