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MILNER 749 Haynes Willingham Jones Wilkinson Alexander Brown, Fulton Co.

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MILNER 749 Haynes Willingham Jones Wilkinson Alexander Brown, Fulton Co.

Sandi Gorin (View posts)
Posted: 14 May 1998 6:00AM GMT
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Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:32AM GMT
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 803-805 [Fulton]

JOHN ADAMS MILNER is a well known farmer and resident of Fulton county, Kentucky. Mr. Milner was born in this county September 11, 1855. His parents were John and Sallie (Haynes) Milner, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. Mr. Milner's paternal grandfather, John Milner, was also a native of Kentucky, and very early in his
married life became a pioneer settler in Fulton county, which at the time was still a part of Hickman county. John and Sallie (Haynes) Milner were the parents of the
following children: James H., who died of measles while serving in the Confederate army; Susan, who married Mort Willingham, of Sebree, Kentucky; Marcus, a farmer of Texas and a Confederate veteran of the Civil war; William, deceased, was a merchant of Sebree, Kentucky; George, who removed to Texas and died there, a farmer; and the
youngest of the family is John Adams Milner. Their paternal
grandfather was a farmer by occupation. He served as county judge, and was highly respected. The mother of these children died during the progress of the Civil war, and later the father married a second time, wedding Lettie Jones, who bore him one child, a daughter, Mattie, who married Frank Wilkinson and died some seven or eight
years ago. The father did not live long after his second marriage. He was a farmer by occupation and shared the full confidence of his fellow citizens. John A. Milner obtained a fair common school education, and quit school to become bookkeeper for a produce commission dealer of Louisville, Kentucky, where Mr. Milner last attended school. He
held this position only a short time, and in 1875 returned to Fulton county, where he has since resided and farmed, meeting with fairsuccess in life. In 1886 Mr. Milner was fortunate in securing in marriage the hand of Miss Mattie Alexander, a native of Fulton county, and a daughter of John and Margaret (Brown) Alexander, both of whom are
now deceased. In the fall of the year in which they were married Mr. and Mrs. Milner established their home where they now reside, about three miles north of the city of Fulton. The years that have since passed have been blessed in many ways unto them, and pleasant has been their journey of life as man and wife. One child, Lillian by name, has been born to them, and she, together with May Asbell,
whose guardian is Mr. Milner, has been a source of much happiness in their home, which is widely known because of the generous hospitality here accorded many friends of the family. In church relations Mr. and Mrs. Milner are Cumberland Presbyterians, and in politics he is a Democrat, though he has never sought political honors or office. As a farmer Mr. Milner is regarded as a progressive and prosperous man, and he enjoys the confidence and esteem of his neighbors and many acquaintances.

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