Philo MILLUS Mary Louise MILLUS Ruth B CASTELOW Harriet TURPIN Mini tree diagram
John Benjamin MILLUS

John Benjamin MILLUS5,1,4,2,3

6th Mar 18351,2,3 - 28th Sep 19245,4,3

Life History

6th Mar 1835

Born in Columbia County, New York.1,2,3

between 1861 and 1862

Military service: Sergeant Co F, Phelps Regiment, Union; "He enrolled on Dec. 6, 1861at Rolla, MO. He mustered out on May 12, 1862." in Missouri.4

29th Sep 1873

Birth of daughter Mary Louise MILLUS in Douglas County, Missouri.6,7,8,9,3,2

1920

Death of Ruth B CASTELOW in Bengal, Latimer, Oklahoma.5,3

28th Sep 1924

Died in Latimer County, Oklahoma.5,4,3

after 28th Sep 1935

Buried in Peachland Cemetery, Bengal, Latimer County, Oklahoma.4,3

Other facts

 

Married Ruth B CASTELOW

Notes

  • The name Millus derives from Bavaria (Germany), but the surname Millusis also found in England and Scotland.  There are other Millusfamilies in other parts of New York.  John's birth in New York fitswith the presence of an immigrant from Bayern (Bavaria) named JohannMillus, enumerated in the 1870 census in Erie, New York.  In the 1880census, John's parents are both reported as also born in NY, notBavaria.  Records for John are limited.

    John and his wife Ruth are reported in the 1880 census in Missouri,where all the children were born.  They moved to Oklahoma at anuncertain point.

    1880 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri, 10 June, CampbellTownship, District 28, page 28 (scan 492C), Hse/Fam #18
    Millus, John B  W M 45 Head Farmer Carpenter NY NY NY [b abt 1835]
    Millus, Ruth W F 36 Wife Keeping House Ark KY Tenn [abt 1844]
    Millus, Loumine S  W F 18 Dau Single At Home MO NY AR [abt 1862]
    Millus, Hiram B  W M 12 Son Farming MO NY AR [b abt 1868]
    Millus, Harriet L  W F 10 Dau At Home MO NY AR [abt 1870]
    Millus, Mary C  W F 5 Dau At Home MO NY AR [abt 1875]
    Millus, Martha C  W M 4 Dau At Home MO NY AR [b abt 1876]

    1910 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma, 27 April, DamonTownship, District 131, Page 3A, Hse #43, Fam #45
    Millus, John B Head M W 75 Married 47 yrs NY NY NY No Occupation Rents[b abt 1845]
    Millus, Ruth Wife F W 66 Married 47 yrs 7 children/7 living AR KY TNNo Occupation
    Millus, Elad [?] Dau F W 27 Single MO NY AR
    Brown, Hariet [sic] Dau F W 39 Widow MO NY AR
    Brown, Pearl Granddau F W 11 Single OK AR MO
    Brown, Dolf Grandson M W 10 Single OK AR MO
    Brown, Harry C Grandson M W 7 Single OK AR MO

    Living next door to John and Ruth is their son John B Jr and his youngfamily  Two doors on the other side of John is their widowed daughterMary Merryman and her children.

    1910 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma, 27 April, DamonTownship, District 131, Page 3A, Hse #44, Fam #46
    Millus, John B Head M W 29 Marriage 2 Married 2 yrs MO NY AR farmLaborer Working Out Owns [b abt 1881]
    Millus, Cattie Wife F W 21 Marriage 2 Married 2 yrs 1 children/1living AR US US No Occupation
    Millus, Gurtie Dau F W 11mos Single OK MO AR

    1910 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma, 27 April, DamonTownship, District 131, Page 3A, Hse #46, Fam #48
    Marymon [Merryman], Mary Head F W 35 Widow 8 children/5 living MO NYAR No Occupation Owns
    Marymon [Merryman], Perry D Son M W 17 Single MO US MO Farm Laborer,Working Out
    Marymon [Merryman], Jissie [Jesse] Son M W 12 Single OK US MO FarmLaborer, Working Out
    Marymon [Merryman], Bengiman [Benjamin] Son M W 7 Single OK US MO
    Marymon [Merryman], Jewel Dau F W 4 Single OK US MO

    No information has been found on the date of death.  It was probablyin 1935.  In December that year, a funeral home on Bengal, Oklahoma,ordered a military gravestone for his grave in Bengal.

    U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
    Millus B John [typed] (John B [handwritten]
    Sergeant Co F, Phelps Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union
    Date of Death Unknown
    Peachland Cemetery, Bingal [sic misspelling], Oklahoma
    To be shipped to Layton-Brown at Bengal [sic, correct], Oklahoma
    P O Address LeFlore, Oklahoma
    Ordered by Layton-Brown, LeFlore, Oklahoma, 16 December 1935
    To AGO 19 Dec 1935
    Ordered Columbia MS 31 Jan 1936
    Shipped 11 March 1936

    There are two memorials for John on Find a Grave.  The compiler ofboth memorials have provided the names of his  parents and links totheir memorials.  The first has the names of his children.

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    John Benjamin Millus
    Birth Mar. 6, 1835 Columbia County, New York
    Death Sep 28, 1924 Oklahoma

    Union Soldier, Sgt. Co. F, Missouri Inf.
    He enrolled on Dec. 6, 1861 at Rolla, MO. He mustered out on May 12,1862.
    He was the son of Philo Millus and Harriet Turpin. Husband of Ruth B.Castelow and father of Loumine S., Hiram B., Harriet L., Mary C.,Martha C. and John Jr. Milus. He worked as a carpenter.
    His parents were both born in New York.

    Parents:
    Philo Millius (1805 - 1891)
    Harriet Turpin Melius (1806 - 1891)
    Spouse Ruth W. Castelow Millus (1844 - 1920)

    Children:
    Lum Millus (1865 - 1951)
    Martha Millus Standerfer (1875 - 1961)
    Brother Seth Millius (1833 - 1885)

    Burial Peachland Cemetery, Bengal, Latimer County, Oklahoma

    Created by MillieBelle Apr 30, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #19159392,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19159392
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    John Benjamin Millus
    Birth Mar 6, 1835 Columbia County, New York
    Death Sep 28, 1924 Oklahoma

    Parents: Philo Millius and Harriet Turpin Millius
    Spouse Ruth W. Castelow Millus (1844 - 1920)
    John and Ruth's children: Lum Millus and Martha Millus Standerfer

    Children:
    Hiram Boyd Millus (1867 - 1954)
    Harriet L. Millus Brown (1870 - 1957)
    Mary C. Millus Dollison (1873 - 1947)
    John B. Millus (1880 - 1914)
    Margaret Elva Millus (1882 - 1927)

    Inscription:  1 Sgt, Co. F Phelps Regt, Mo. Inf.
    [This is, in fact, all there is on the stone.  There are no dates.]

    Burial Peachland Cemetery, Bengal, Latimer County, Oklahoma

    Created by Donna Jul 31, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #55686273,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55686273
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Sources

  • 1. 1910 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma
    • 27 April, Damon Township, District 131, Page 3A, Hse #43, Fam #45
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri
    • 10 June, Campbell Township, District 28, page 28 (scan 492C), Hse/Fam
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
  • 5. U.S., Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma
    • 5 January, Damon Township, District 87, Page 1B, Hse/Fam #13
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 7 June, Township 4 (Sugar Loaf County), District 94, Page 16B,
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma
    • 27 April, Damon Township, District 131, Page 3A, Hse #46, Fam #48

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