In 2018 these lovely ladies, kith and
kin of the Clan Milligan, spent their free
time researching our line and that included
a trip to Charleston SC! They
have uncovered a good deal of information,
and some of it may be disturbing to you.
The information is regarding the parents of
our William Milligan, born around 1780 and
his wife Catherine McKenzie of Charleston,
SC, our common ancestors. Family
lore has taught us that William is the son
of Captain Jacob Milligan. However, no
actual link has been verified.
Attached is a letter from Bonnie, detailing
what they have found, and additional
information you will find helpful to record.
Please do follow up on their work, as we
would all like to know exactly what the
relationship is. Any finds, please
Read this first!
Jacob Marries Mary
1782 Chas. City
1790 Chas Streets
1790 Chas Census for John Milligan
06-23-1791 Gov Chas Pinkney
10-17-1794 Jacob Millian advertise
Jacob in prison
SC State Gazette
and 30 others sign for J. Milligan for
Orphan House opening
J. Milligan fined
1790's Orphan House Records PDF
09-21-1795 John Phenix
1843 William Milligan obit
Notes from Beth (02-21-19):
What we have proven through
church records, court records and orphan
house records are the following:
1. Kennedy MíKenzie and Ann
Mylley are the parents of Catherine MíKenzie.
2. We have church marriage
records for Kennedy and Ann as well as
William and Catherine.
3. We have legal records of
Ann showing William as son in law.
4. We have church burial
records for all.
5. We have the orphan house
records showing William being admitted to
orphan house by mother, Elizabeth and
witnessed by Jacob Milligan.
6. We have orphan house
records of Jacob admitting his step son (Brinewood)
to orphan house.
We have many more records.
The records do prove that Jacob is not the
father of William.
Let the research continue!
10-1791 Elizabeth Cramer
requests liquor license
1838 Release of claim
Unity Alley MacKenzie & Cramer to Emory
1838 Release full view
1800 Cap't John McKenzie
dead, clothing sale
08-01-1800 Cap't John
McKenzie debts adv
02-1800 Catherine named
executor for Cap't John McKenzie
1811 MacKenzie conveyance -
shows Catherine's parents
07-10-1826 Capt Jonathan
1834 Eliz MacKenzie will
1836 Eliz MacKenzie
1838 Eliz MacKenzie obit
1838 Eliz MacKenzie will
02-18-1862 Eliz Emery obit