Christopher Columbus Milligan

Brief Life History of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Milligan was born in December 1858, in Warren, Knox, Kentucky, United States, his father, James William Milligan, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Hudnall, was 36. He married Rebecca Bratcher on 7 December 1875, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 1 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 2 April 1927, in Sand Hill, Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Glenmore, Warren, Kentucky, United States.

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Christopher Columbus Milligan
Rebecca Bratcher
Marriage: 7 December 1875
Nancy Milligan
Charles Wright Milligan
William Louis Milligan
Ada Milligan
Cooper Edward Milligan

Sources (21)

  • Columbus Milligan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Columbus C Milligan, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Christopher Columbus Milligan, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolagáin ‘descendant of Maoileagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of maol meaning ‘bald’ or ‘tonsured’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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