William Price MILLNER

Male 1840 - 1888  (47 years)


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  • Name William Price MILLNER 
    Born 25 Oct 1840  Cascade, Pittsylvania Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jun 1888  Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • --- William P. Millner is the owner of "Glen Anna" farm, which contains 1,080 acres, and is situated eight miles northwest of Calhoun. He was born October 25, 1840, in Cascade, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, receiving his educational training in the Hampden-Sidney College of Prince Edward County, which school he left with honors, second to one only - W. H. Murkland, late pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, Maryland. His father, Colonel M. M. Millner, was born in July, 1815, in Cascade, Pittsylvania County, and his mother, formerly Lucy Maria Price, daughter of Williamson Price, of Danville, Virginia, was born in the same county. They were married in 1838, and by this union there were three sons, of whom two are still living, William P. and James W. Mrs. Millner died in 1845 in her native state. Mr. M. afterwards married Miss Mary S. Reynolds, of North Carolina, August 20, 1850. They had nine children, eight sons and a daughter, who is now deceased. M. M. Millner died November 5, 1882, and his widow now resides on the old homestead, formerly the home of Patrick Henry, a tract of 1,500 acres.
      William Price Millner, the subject of this sketch, emigrated from his native state to Henry County, Missouri, in July, 1873. He married Miss Mariam R., daughter of William and Elizabeth Fewell, October 12, of the same year. She was born June 11, 1838, in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Miss Fewell, after the death of her father, November 26, 1866, came into possession of the "Glen Anna" estate, which is now so ably managed by her husband. Their residence, a large and commodious one, was erected by Major John Williams in 1834, and remodeled by William Fewell in 1858.
      Mr. M. takes great interest in stock matters and has become well known in this connection. He has a fine half-mile track for the training of his fast stepping colts, and now has the far-famed Al. West, of the Hambletonian stock, valued at $5,000 and sired by General Wither's celebrated Al. Mont, of Lexington, Kentucky, by Alexander's Abdallah, and he by Rysdyk's Hambletonian, etc. Al. West's first dam, Bohanna's Wallace; second dam, Mambrino Chief; third dam, Mason's Whip, etc., etc. At the same age as Al. Mont, this promising colt will be as renowned, heading the list as a breeder of trotters. Al. West's time is already 2:34, with very little training. Mr. M. has a celebrated jack, while his sheep of the cotswold grade are superior to and unsurpassed by any, as conceded by Baldwin, an eastern dealer in Canada sheep. They have taken the lead in the county, and at the fairs and in market since 1876. He also gives some attention to hogs of the finer grades, and has twenty-one fine-bred cows. Mr. M. is connected with the Sardis-Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is a Democrat.

      source: 1883 History of Henry Missouri , National Historical Co., pg: 651

      found at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mohenry/biography/hcbioM2.htm#0621
    Person ID I4209  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2009 

    Father Col. Madison Monroe MILLNER,   b. 20 Jul 1815, Cascade, Pittsylvania Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1882  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Lucy Maria PRICE,   b. 1821, Pittsylvania Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1845, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1839  Pittsylvania Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Miriam Rebecca FEWELL,   b. 11 Jun 1838, Rockingham Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1927, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1873  Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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