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  • Name MILLIKIN, Don Carlos Smith 
    Born 13 Oct 1843  Saco, Yorkshire, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1932  Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Nov 1932  Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 2 Aug 1934  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I14665  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father MILLIKIN, Arthur ,   b. 9 May 1817, Saco, York, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1882, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother SMITH, Lucy ,   b. 18 Jul 1821, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1882, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1840  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • They were married by Joseph Smith Junior~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 18 Apr 1928, ARIZO.
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 GRIDLEY, Mary Sophia ,   b. 22 Oct 1847, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1881, Montebello, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1867  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MILLIKIN, Arthur ,   b. 5 Jul 1869, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1870, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. MILLIKIN, Clara A. ,   b. 12 Jul 1871, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1934, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. MILLIKIN, George ,   b. 1876, Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. MILLIKIN, Mary Florence ,   b. 7 Sep 1880, Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1950, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 DURFEE, Mary Elvie Ella ,   b. 28 Nov 1862, Goodhope, McDonough, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1899, Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 1886  Keokuk, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 SMITH, Emma Sommers ,   b. 18 Sep 1869, Rock Creek, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1950, Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1901  Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • I, HDG, have a book "Joseph Smith and his progenitors" signed by Don C. S. Millikin to Goldie and Ruby His age is 86. Probably in Iowa City (1929). This was for my mother's, Ruby, recognition in graduating from Iowa Law school, at Iowa City, Iowa. She was first in her class. This book was Published in 1912 by Lucy Smith, mother of the prophet at Lamoni, Iowa, by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. {Goldie was my grandmother and Ruby was my mother. HDG 1996} He is on the 1860 census Chalmers township, McDonough county, Illinois, with his parents as being born in Maine age 16. 1870 census McDonough county, town of Tennessee page 467 MILLEKEN C.S. age 26 farm hand born in Maine with his wife Mary S. age 23 keeps house, born in Illinois and a son Arthur age 1, born Illinois. The RLDS church started in 1860 and was located in Plano, Illinois from 1865 to 1880. It then moved to Lamoni, Iowa in 1880, then moved to Independence, Missouri, in 1920. Smith Family Foundation The Auditorium P.O. 1059 Independence, Missouri 64051 1-816-833-1000 % RLDS Achieves In 1913 Don Carlos was living in Elvaston, Hancock county, Illinois as a brother to George W. D. Millikin. Then in 1922 he appears again in Elvaston, Illinois. Actually, he lived just north of town on his farm which was on the road to Powellton, approximately 4 miles north of Elvaston. He lived there for 50 years The Macomb Daily Journal Saturday October 22, 1927 Page 10, column 3 Personals Mr. and Mrs. Don Millikin of Elvaston are here, called by the death of the former's sister, Mrs. Isaac Newland. Death Certificate #24 Place of Death Hancock county, Montebello township, Hancock county Illinois. He is married to Emma, Date of Birth is Oct. 13, 1843. He was 89 years, 1 month and 13 days old. He was a farmer. His birth place was Maine. His father was Arthur Millikin of Maine and his mother was Lucia Smith of New York. The informant was Emma Millikin of Hamilton, Ill. R.F.D. Place of Burial was Oakwood cemetery of Hamilton Illinois. He died Nov. 26, 1932, Cause of death was Chronicgastritis and senile. Emma and Don lived on Main Street in Hamilton. Newspaper: The Carthage Republican, Wednesday, November 30, 1932; Column 3, Page 1. D. C. Milliken Saw Nauvoo Temple Fire Nephew of Joseph Smith, Mormon Prophet, Passed Away Near Powellton at the Age of 90. Don Carlos Millikin, aged 90 years, 1 month and 13 days passed away at his home six miles south of Powellton Monday at one p.m. Mr. Milliken, the son of Lucy Smith Milliken, youngest sister of Joseph Smith the prophet, was born October 13, 1842 in the state of Maine, where his father, Athur Milliken had been sent as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (while his parents were on a Mission). Mr. Milliken remembered seeing the famous million dollar Mormon temple, built by Joseph Smith through revelation, which stood on the brow of the hill, destroyed by fire, October 10, 1848. He was then a child five years old, and with his mother, watched the flames from the second story widow of their home, which was one of the old historical building now destroyed. Mr. Milliken was united in marriage with Emma Smith, who survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Mary Fluckey of Keokuk, Iowa, and Mrs.Clara Smith of Shamrock, Texas. Mr. Milliken was a veteran of the civil war. Funeral services will be held today at two o'clock from the Christian church at Hamilton, Ill., Elder James C. Page of the L.D.S. church at Nauvoo officiating. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery at Hamilton. (The Saints' Herald January 18, 1933 page 88 Column 2 "On November 26, Brother was called to the bedside of Don Carlos Millikin, son of Lucy Smith, the youngest sister of Prophet Joseph Smith, and Brother and Sister Page were by his side when he passed away. Brother Millikin often visited the Pages at the Mansion House, where he loved to talk of the early days when he played there as a little boy. Millikin, Illinois,where there was a post office at one time, was named after him."....) Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery at Hamilton. In the 1976 History of Hancock county he has an Uncle Warren C. VanDine of Burnside, Hancock county, Illinois. The Saints' Herald, Volume 79; December 14, 1932 Page 1313 column 2 MILLIKEN Don Carlos Smith Milliken, first born son of Arthur and Lucy Smith Millikin, was born at Saco, York county, Maine. October 13, 1843, and died November 26, 1932, at Hamilton, Illinois. His mother was sister of Joseph Smith, the first Prophet of the Restoration. When a small boy he lived with his parents at Nauvoo, and witnessed the burning of the temple there. His entire life was spent in Hancock county except from 1856 to 1873, when he lived at Colchester, McDonough county, Illinois. He has lived at the present home, seven miles northeast of Hamilton, since 1876. He was married three times, first to Sophia Gridley. To them were born four children, Arthur and George who died very young; Clara A., wife of Caleb Smith who lives at Shamrock, Texas, and Mary F. Fluckey, of Keokuk, Iowa. His first wife died April 17, 1881. In 1886, he married Mary Elvie Durfee who died in 1899. In September, 1900, he married Miss Emma Smith who survives him. Mr. Millikin served his country during the Civil War as a member of Company H, Fifteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic of Hamilton. He was baptized and confirmed June 21, 1873, by his cousin Joseph Smith III, at Colchester, McDonough county, Illinois,and remained a member of the Reorganized Church until his death, having a strong faith in the gospel and its power to save as restored by his uncle, Joseph Smith. He was also a member of the Montebello Lodge No. 697 Independent Order of Old Fellows of Hamilton. Beside his wife there survive two daughters already mentioned; two sisters, Clara I. Hendel, of Colchester, Illinois, and Sarah M. Nichols, of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. In a biographical review of Hancock county, published in 1907, this is said of Mr. Millikin: "He is now accounted one of the enterprising and leading agriculturists and citizens of Montebello Township and is a representative of one of the most historic and prominent families of Hancock County." Obituaries, 14 December 1932, P. 1313; Early Reorganization Minutes,1872-1905, Book B Don was baptized a member of the Reorganized Church on 21 June 1873 in Colchester by Joseph Smith III. Biographical Review of Hancock County, Illinois, Chicago, Hobart Publishing Company, 1907; Page 648 to 649. --- Don C. S. MILLIKIN --Don C. S. Millikin a resident farmer of Montebello township, was born in Saco, York county, Maine, October 13, 1843. his parents were Arthur and Lucy (Smith) Millikin, the later a native of Vermont, while the former was born in the same building in which the birth of his son Don occurred.The maternal grandparents were Joseph and Lucy (Mack) Smith, natives of the Green Mountain state, and it was their son, Joseph Smith, who became the distinguished leader of the church of the Latter Day saints, and was killed together with his brother Hiram at Carthage, Illinois, in the war against the Mormons in 1844. Don C. S. Millikin is the eldest of nine children, four sons and five daughters, who attended the common schools of Fountain Green until the removal of the family to Colchester, McDonough county, Illinois, whence he continued his education there. He remained under the parental roof until February, 1865, when, in response to the country's call for aid he enlisted as a member of Company H, One Hundred and fifty-first Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland and he did duty in Georgia and other places in the south until honorably discharged after the close of the war. He returned to Colchester, where he worked in the coal mines until 1873, when he came to Montebello township, Hancock county. He lived upon a rented farm for three years and then with the capital which he had acquired through his economy and industry he made purchase of eighty acres of land on Section 11, Montebello township. This was in 1876 and he has since made his home there on, carrying on general farming and stock-raising. Mr. Millikin has been married three times. He first wedded Sophia Gridley, a native of Montebello township, and a daughter of Timothy and Roxanna (Esterbrook) Gridley. By this union there were four children: Clara A., the wife of Caleb Smith, of McLean, Texas; Arthur, who died at the age of fifteen months; George, who died in infancy; and Mary F., the wife of John Pitts, of Keokuk. The wife and mother passed away April 17,1881, and Mr. Millikin afterward wedded Mary Elvie Durfee, who was born at Good Hope, McDonough county, Illinois, a daughter of Joseph and Sarah (McGee) Durfee. The second marriage was celebrated in 1886, and in 1899 Mrs. Millikin passed away. In September, 1900, Mr. Millikin was married to Miss Emma Smith, a native of Rock Creek township, but a resident of Montebello township, this county, and a daughter of James H. and Nancy (Sommers) Smith, the former a native of Hancock county and the latter of Adams county, Illinois. In his political views Mr. Millikin is a stalwart republican and is now serving as Justice of the peace for a third term, while since 1886 he has been postmaster at Millikin post office. He belongs to the church of the Latter Day Saints and fraternally is connected with Montebello Lodge,No 697, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Hamilton, and the Rebekah Lodge there, and also with Russell Post, Grand Army of the Republic, at Hamilton. He is now accounted one of the enterprising and leading agriculturists and citizens of Montebello township and is a preventative of one of the most historic and prominent families of Hancock county.

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    1. [S418] 1880 U S Census, 1254211, 1880.