Benjamin Carl Milliken

1794–1857 (Age 63)
Buxton, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Benjamin Carl

When Benjamin Carl Milliken was born on 17 April 1794, in Buxton, York, Maine, United States, his father, Capt. Joel Milliken, was 31 and his mother, Abigail Carll, was 28. He married Barbara McKay in 1827. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 11 August 1857, in Glenburn Center, Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Glenburn, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin Carl Milliken
Barbara McKay
Marriage: 1827
Joel Milliken
Abigail Carll Milliken
Mary A. Milliken
Martha Ann Milliken
George William Milliken
Lucy Jane Milliken
Washington I. Milliken
Melvin D Milliken
Benjamin Carl Milliken
Sibyl B. Milliken

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+5 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 10

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Milligan .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Milliken in entry for Martha Ann Bancroft, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Benjamin Milliken in entry for Benjamin Milliken, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Benj. Milliken in entry for Abigail Carll Milliken, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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