Wednesday, July 8, 2009

John Millikin Is Now Considered Earliests of the Settlers

I have been informed that John Millikin was here since before 1812. Millikin held a Spanish claim for land in the very northeast corner of Louisiana. A conveyance stipulated a grant given by Gov. Bernardo de Galvez in 1776 for property on Lake Providence, that body of water had been known as Stock Island Lake until Millikin himself renamed in in 1813. From "Three Roads to the Alamo", by William C. Davis.
"Richard Millikin was a prominent citizen of Carroll Parish , Louisiana. He owned large amounts of property and a plantation. His wife was Margaret Shaw, whose family came from Southern Louisiana. They both died in West Carroll Parish, as far as I know, and are supposedly buried on their plantation located on Leggitt Crossing Rd. Twenty years ago there was a sign that said Millikin Farms at the entrance to the property. I also have no idea who their parents were or exactly where they came from.
Richard Millikin was born about 1795 South Carolina
Died - Aft Civil War and Bef 1880 - supposedly killed bycarpetbaggers
Married - 8 May 1845 East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Margaret - Born - 1825 Louisiana
Died - Btwn 1880 & 1883 West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
James Shaw Millikin
Robert C. Millikin
Creed Tanner Millikin
Richard M. Millikin
John D. Millikin
Margurite Millikin
Only James Shaw, Creed Tanner, and John D. lived to adulthood and had families.
"My Great Grandfather's brother, James S. Millikin. I learned from a Louisiana history book that he rode with Quantrill's bushwhackers and was present at the burning of Lawrence, Kansas." TERRY JENSON
1830 Concordia
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Concordia, pg. 153
The map shown at the top is a plat map in 1848. The very northeast corner of Carroll Parish is the Millikin land. Top, of course, is the Arkansas line, and to the right is the Mississippi River.


  1. My cousin confirmed that my Porter family at one time farmed on the Millikin plantation. Just beginning my research.

  2. I just recently discovered that My Great Grand Uncle was a Millikin from East Carroll Parish and my family was on the plantation. Adam Millikin Jr., African American is currently 103 years old and he is my 1st cousin 1x removed. Currently trying to learn more.

    1. Hi. Adam Millikin II is also my cousin. He just turned 104 two months ago. I've been into genealogy for about 10 years have quite a bit of family history if you're interested.

    2. Eddie, it would be awesome if we could connect. My email is

  3. Hello Eddie and Yvette, seems as though we are all related. Adam Millikin II is my great uncle. My father was Jonathan Millikin Sr from Monroe, La. Eddie if you don't mind I too would love any information you may have, Yvette, I would love to keep in contact with you---my email id

  4. Hi Jackie. I'm happy to provide any assistance I can. What do you want to know? Who were your father's parents? My mother and her siblings grew up with Adam's children and have known him their entire lives. He grew up with my grandparents. I was fortunate enough to visit with him during each of our family trips to Louisiana and collected a fair amount of information about our family history in his later years. I also have a family tree on that has a fair amount of information - but I'm still working on it. I'll email you directly and provide my email address. Looking forward to connecting and learning more about your father's branch of the family tree. Thanks!