William Millikan
(1720-After 1800)


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Jane White

William Millikan

  • Born: 1720, Probably Northern Ireland
  • Marriage: Jane White in 1741 in Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Died: After 1800, Randolph County, North Carolina

bullet  General Notes:

William Millikan was born about 1720, probably in Ireland, and died about 1800 in Randolph County NC. His first wife, Jane White, whom he married in Chester PA in 1740, appears to have been the mother of all his children with the possible exception of Martha. William moved from Pennsylvania to NC about 1758, and Jane died in the same year. By June 1759 William was married to Hannah Rowan, daughter of William and Elizabeth Rowan of Chester Co. PA. Family tradition says he married a third time, to Jane Rowan, but I have not yet found documentation for this marriage.

A Quaker, William Millikan did not bear arms during the Revolution, but is listed in the DAR Patriot Index: "He was so obnoxious to the Tories that on 10 March 1782, Colonel Fanning burned his home and barns with all their contents. He also furnished supplies."


DAR application for William Millikan filed 1979 by Janice Lee Johnson Klaus, seen as LDS film 1481377/22. This film lists all William's children by Jane White. The relevant DAR records are 406214 [Patriot Index 1966, p. 250] and 375358.

Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, vol. 1

Randolph County, 1779-1979, published by Randolph County Historical Society and the Randolph Arts Guild, Hunter Publishing Co., Winston-Salem NC 1980

Springfield Friends Cemetery 1780-1991, Guilford County, High Point NC, prepared for Springfield Memorial Association by Brenda Gray Haworth, Historian and Editor

Colonial Records of NC, vol. 22, p. 397

Personal communications from Wally Garchow, Stewart Baldwin, and Jerry Murphy.


William married Jane White, daughter of Alexander White and Jean, in 1741 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. (Jane White was born in 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died in 1757 in Pennsylvania.)

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