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  • Name MILLIKIN, Arthur 
    Birth 9 May 1817  Saco, York, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 23 Apr 1882  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 25 Apr 1882  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 21 Dec 1927  ALBER Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I32569  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Family ID F18535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SMITH, Lucy ,   b. 18 Jul 1821, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationManchester, Ontario, New York, United Statesd. 9 Dec 1882, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years) 
    Marriage 4 Jun 1840  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married by Joseph Smith Junior~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 18 Apr 1928, ARIZO.
    Children 4 sons and 5 daughters 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 

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  • Notes 
      DEATH: there is much confusion about spelling of Millikin vs Milliken or Millican -- that comes partly from the fact that most people drew their data from the spelling give for Lucy and Arthur, by Joseph III, in his Memoirs. It is wrong. The tombstone in the Moore cemetery has the Millikins spelled with an 'i'. The History of the Reorgaized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SAints, page 179 and the Saints' Herald Obituaries, 1882, page 180 spell his surname as MILLIKEN, Arthur He was buried in the Moore cemetery, he lived in Illinois for 35 years. (Which is not right because he was married in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1840, which means he was in Illinois at least 42 years. Arthur was a member of the Nauvoo 4th Ward, Ref.: Nauvoo: Early Mormon...Series 1839-46. Platt, Lyman. 1980. He was on the Board of Trustees in 1860 in the town of Colchester, Ill. He was the city weigher in Colchester, Illinois. See Lucy Mack SMITH notes for places they lived from 1844 to 1850. They moved to Colchester in 1856. He is on the 1860 census, Chalmers township, McDonough county, Illinois page 713, 6 July 1860; 2488 Arthur age 41 Laborer born Maine, Lucy age 39, born New York; Don C. age 16, born Maine; Sarah A. age 14 all the rest born in Illinois; George S. age 12; Florence age 10; Julia age 6 and Charles age 1. 1870 census of McDonough county, Town of Tennessee, Illinois; Arthur age 52 He was a R. R. Baggage Master, born Maine; Lucy age 48 age 48 keeps house, born New York; George age 22, Coal miner; Florence age 20; Julia age 17; Charles age 11; Clara age 8; and Clarence age 5. So I believe this is all of Arthur's family. 1880 census of McDonough county, Town of Colchester, Illinois page 3568 June 1880 #163 Arthur 64 Clerking Coal company Maine, Maine, Maine; Lucy 69 House Keeping New York, Vermont, New Hampshire; George 32 Coal miner; Charles 21 Coal miner; Claria 18 House keeper; Clarence 15 Farm helper Early Members of the Reorganized church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Volume IV L-P Compiled by Susan Easton Black; religious Studies Center Brigham Young University 1993 Baptism: Date; Jan. 1956 Ref.: Temple Index Bureau Baptism: Date; Oct. 11, 1927 Ref.: Temple Patron Notification Reference International Genealogical Index (IGI) Endowment Date: January 10, 1957 Ref.: Temple Index Bureau Sealing to spouse Temple: Provo, Utah Ref.: Temple Patron Notification Ref. Arthur Milligan, of the weigh-office of the Quincy Coal Company, at Colchester, died, Sunday night last, of inflammatory rheumatism. He was sick only a few weeks. Deceased was about 64 years of age, and was a man highly respected in the place. This was in the Macomb Journal, Thursday April 27, 1882, Column 3 page 5. Death record in Macomb, McDonough county, Illinois courthouse #6114 April 25, 1882 recorded; Arthur Millikin, male, white, 64 years 11 months, 15 days; City Weigher died April 23, 1882 9 p.m. was married and born in Maine, He lived for 35 years in Colchester and had Inflammatory Rheumatism. He died of Rheumatic Meningitis, lasted the last 52 days of his life. He was buried in the Moore graveyard on April 25 1882. Arthur Milliken joined the Church in 1836. He was the drummer boy in the Crooked River Battle and was shot through both legs above the knee. He resided in Missouri before moving to Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, where he attended the Nauvoo 4th Ward and was married by the Prophet Joseph Smith. He also resided at Knoxville, Illinois, and at Colchester, McDonough, Illinois. He died of rheumatism of the brain. Source: The History of the RLDS Church, page 719 Saints' Herald Obituaries, 1882, Page 180. Easton, marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-1845 Cook, Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-1845 Biographical Review of Hancock County, Illinois, Chicago, Hobart Publishing Company 1907. Page 648 Don C. S. Millikin -- Arthur Millikin joined the Mormon church at the age of fourteen years left home, going to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and on to Missouri. He was married, however, at Nauvoo, Illinois, to Miss Lucy Smith and they were visiting in Maine at the time of the birth of their son Don. They made their home in Nauvoo, being residents there at the time that the Mormon temple was burned. Subsequently they removed to Fountain Green, where they lived for sometime, and later they took up their abode in Colchester, Illinois, where the father (Arthur) owned coal lands. The Saints' Herald Volume 29, Page 180 1882; DIED MILLIKIN -- At Colchester, McDonough county, Illinois, April 23d, 1882, of rheumatism of the brain, Arthur Millikin, aged 64 years, 11 months and 14 days. Bro. Millikin was the husband of Lucy, the youngest sister of Joseph and Hyrum; he was born at Scocko, York county, Maine; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in his eighteenth year, and was with the Saints as a boy and man for forty-seven years. He was with the Saints in the Missouri troubles, was drummer boy in the Crooked River fight, and was shot through both legs above the knee during that fight. He escaped death, however, and removed to Illinois, with many who were driven out of that state. On March 4th, 1840, he and Lucy Smith were married by the martyr, Joseph Smith, Jr., and for over forty-two years has their married life ran, fraught with more peace and happiness than usually falls to a lot of men. As a member of the Church he was always a calm, consistent man, full of faith, but never demonstrative. When the Church broke up at Nauvoo, he removed with his family, including Mother Lucy Smith, to Knoxville, Illinois, whence he returned to Nauvoo, and thence to Colchester, where he died. He leaves his companion and eight children, four of whom are married, to mourn his departure. The funeral obsequies were conducted from the Christian Church, Bro. Alexander H. Smith preaching the sermon. The worth of Bro. Millikin as a citizen was fully attested by the large attendance at the services. His illness was painful, his death peaceful, his life one of industry and carefulness. He was "faithful until death." According to the Reorganized Church files he was never baptized a member of the Reorganized Church. !Name Spelliing On June 4 1840, Lucy Smith married Arthur Milliken. The Milliken name has also been spelled Millikin. In the History of the Church by Joseph Smith, he names Arthur Millikin in Volume 5, page 109 (spelled with an i). In Volume 7, he names Mrs. Arthur Milliken (spelled with an e), and this person is actually his sister Lucy. In Volume 2, page 367, he names Nathaniel Milliken (spelled with an e) and from the genealogy found on the IGI this Nathaniel is Arthur Milliken's father's brother (Arthur's uncle.) The 1880 Census for Colchester, Mc Donough, Illinois has Arthur's name spelled Arther Miliken and the census taker spelled the last name of all those still in his house the same. There is a record in the IGI that states: Arthur Milliken Male Event(s): Birth: 09 MAY 1817 Saco, York, Maine Christening: Death: 23 APR 1882 Burial: LDS Ordinances: Baptism: 11 OCT 1927 Endowment: 21 DEC 1927 ALBER Marriages: Spouse: Unavailable Relative/Proxy: Joseph Smith The Prophet Mark E. Beazer Source Information: Film Number: 170775 Page Number: 1172 Reference number: 24869 !The 1870 Census has the name spelled Milliken The 1880 Census has the name spelled Miliken

  • Sources 
    1. [S657] 1870 U S Census, 22 Jul 1870.

    2. [S658] 1880 U. S. Census, 1254227.