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David Neiswanger Milner

David Neiswanger Milner

Male 1814 - 1898

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  • Name  David Neiswanger Milner 
    Born  19 Feb 1814  Washington Township, Guernsey, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Jul 1898  Springfield, Greene, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Highland Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I23  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  8 Jan 2013 

    Father  Thomas Milner,   b. 11 Feb 1780, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1848, Scroggsfield, Carroll, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Neiswanger,   b. 13 Apr 1793, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1866, Carroll, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 May 1813  Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F38  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Ann Chambers,   b. 22 Nov 1814, Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1874, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Jan 1838  Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Anna Maria Milner,   b. 21 Mar 1839, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1920, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Duncan Chambers Milner,   b. 10 Mar 1841, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1928, Mount Dora, Lake, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dr. William Alexander Milner,   b. 19 Apr 1843, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1925
     4. James Rea Milner,   b. 4 Sep 1845, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1921, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Martha Milner,   b. 30 Aug 1847, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912
     6. Elizabeth Isabella Milner,   b. 4 Dec 1850, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1937, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. George C. Milner,   b. Abt 1857, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Headstones
    David N. Milner and Mary Ann Chambers
    David N. Milner and Mary Ann Chambers
    David N. Milner and Mary Ann Chambers
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F16  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Feb 1814 - Washington Township, Guernsey, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jan 1838 - Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jul 1898 - Springfield, Greene, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    David N. Milner 1814-1898
    David N. Milner 1814-1898
    David N. Milner 1814-1898

  • Notes 
    • HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY.
      David N. Milner, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Mt. Pleasant, was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, February 19, 1814, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Neiswanger) Milner, the former a native of Maryland and the latter of Pennsylvania. They were well-known citizens of Ohio, and for a time kept the only hotel between Wheeling and Zanesville. The father was drafted for the war of 1812, but being about to marry, sent a substitute. After his marriage in February, 1813, he settled in Guernsey county, and raised a family of six sons and six daughters, of whom seven are living. lie died in 1855 at the age of sixty-eight years. Isis wife, who (lied in 1866, aged seventy-five, was a noted practical botanist and floriculturist, and when they lived in Carroll county, her extensive gardens attracted people from many miles around. Their son, David N. Milner, at the age of sixteen, learned the trade of saddlery, which he has now worked at for sixty years, and is the oldest man in that business in the county.
      In 1842 he opened a temperance hotel at Mt. Pleasant, the first of the kind, and he was also an "underground railway conductor," the humorous title of many worthy and benevolent men in the days of slavery. After keeping hotel five years, he bought and removed to the old Buchanan property. This house has a romantic history.
      It was owned by a Mr. Buchanan who willed it to his wife "as long as her name was Buchanan." He died and she was left alone, but some time afterward she managed to have both the property and a second husband, by accepting the proposals of another man of the same name. In this house two soldiers were enlisted for the war of 1812, and here Mr. Milner courted and married his wife, who was a daughter of William Chambers, of Mt. Pleasant. She died March 14, 1814. Six children were reared by them. Anna M., wife of Jesse Williams, is the oldest. Next is Duncan C., who served in the Ninety-eighth Ohio regiment during the war, was sergeant-major three years, and was wounded at Chickamauga. Subsequent to the war he graduated in theology at New York, and went west. He established a Presbyterian church in Missouri, and another at Kansas City. By his marriage to Lucy , Reid, of Mt. Pleasant, lie has five children.
      The remaining children are Dr. William A., a graduate of Philadelphia medical college; James R., graduate of Michigan law department, Ann Arbor; Martha, wife of R. N. Theaker, and Bessie, wife of John P. Mitchell, all residents of Springfield, Mo. Mr. Milner is a notable church worker, whose daily life is of such purity that it testifies to the sincerity of his faith. He helped organize the first Sunday-school here, and has belonged to every temperance organization since the Washingtonians.

  • Sources 
    1. [S210] The First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, (Committee on History Elizabeth Kithcart Humphreville, Chairman S. C. McConahey Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, August 1, 1948.), Roster of Marriages, Page XI (Reliability: 3).