History of Greene County,
ROBERT MILLIKIN was born in Ireland in 1773, and died in
1869. He came to America in
1794, and took up a tract of about 800 acres of land, situated six miles
northwest of Waynesburg, on Brown’s Fork of South Ten-Mile Creek. Nearly all of the upper end of Greene County
was at that time covered with forests.
Mr. Millikin was a farmer by occupation, and was one of the substantial citizens
among the early settlers of this county.
He held the office of county commissioner, and was the master builder of
the first brick court-house in Greene
County. At the age of twenty-four he married Miss
Mary, daughter of Lindsey Gray, of this county, and aunt of the late Dr. D. W.
Gray, who for many years was in successful practice at Jacksonville,
Richhill Township. At their wedding the principal feature in the
marriage feast was a young fat bear which had been caught in the neighborhood. There were born to them six children, and
their son David, who married Miss Lydia Rogers, was the father of thirteen
children. The youngest of these is Dr.
J. L. Millikin, of Greensboro,
one of the leading physicians of the county.
Dr. Millikin was born in Greene
County, six miles north
of Waynesburg, June 24, 1854. He
received his early education in the district schools, and afterwards attended Waynesburg College.
He was a successful teacher in the public schools for several years, and
began the study of medicine with Dr. W. S. Throckmorton at Ninevah,
Penn., in 1873, and subsequently took the
regular course in the Jefferson Medical College
graduating at that institution in March, 1878.
He then practiced with Dr. Throckmorton for nearly two years, when he
located at Carmichaels, Penn.,
and during one year of his residence there was in equal partnership with Dr. J.
B. Laidley, of that place. In 1884 Dr.
Millikin located at Greensboro,
Penn., where his professional
skill and genial disposition soon won for him a large practice in the town and
surrounding country. The Doctor is an
active member of the Greene County Medical Society, and served one term as its
president. He is a permanent member of
the State Medical Society of Pennsylvania, and belongs to the I. O. O. F. and
R. A. He is examining surgeon for three
insurance companies and for the Royal Arcanum.
He has a special fondness for surgery, and has performed several
difficult operations. He frequently
contributes articles to the medical journals, and is a strong advocate of the
temperance cause. November 30, 1883, Dr.
Millikin married Miss Anna, daughter of James Scott, of this county. They have one child—Joseph Pancoast.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania
Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 30 July 2007
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