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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


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 at Philadelphia, 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.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 30 July 2007

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