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Milks families who lived in Oneida Co. (Approximately 1810-1870)
Posted by: Dolly Morgan (ID *****3099) Date: October 09, 2004 at 10:42:22
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I'm still looking for any information on these Milks families. Also any Canadian connections to them. Apparently my family is one of the Milks families that were left out of the Croft book on the Genealogy of the Milk/Milks Family.

My research shows that there were Milks on census records from 1810 thru 1870 in Oneida Co. And cemetery records connects a few of them.
From what I can find in my research, we are descendants of one of the many, many Job Milks. I'm still trying to find out which one.
The information I have at this point is as follows:

The cemetery records from Lee Valley Cemetery shows the ones I believe to be my relatives, showing Elizabeth, wife of Job Milks died 3-25-1843 at age 90, Experience, wife of Freeman died 5-25-1852, Cornelia, daughter of Experience and Freeman, died 5-8-1842. Also Ruth (Milks) Barnard, wife of Adonijah, died 2-17-1853.
The Oneida Co. census shows as follows:
1810- E. Milks w/ 1 m age 16-25, 1 f age 45 & over.(I believe this is Elizabeth).
(Had a B Barnard next door w/ 2 m under 10, 1 f 10-15, 1 f 26-44.)
1820- Freeman w/ 1m. under 10, 1m 26 under 45, 2f under 10, 1f 10 under 16, 1f 26 under 45.
1830- Freeman w/ 1m 10-15, 1m 40-50, 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 40-50.
1830- Samuel w/ 1m under 5, 1 m 30 under 40, 1 f 20-30.
1840- Freeman w/ 1m 20 under 20, 1 m 50 under 60, 1 f 15 under 20, 1 f 20 under 30, 1 f 50 under 60.
1850- Freeman, age 64, Experience, age 64.
1850- George age 27, Melissa, age 24, Lorenzo, age 10, Betsy age 4, James age 2. (have since learned that Lorenzo was a Tanner, not a Milks) Family lived next door to Freeman.
1860-Ephraim Smith household-age 65, George Milks 41, Melissa 37, Lorenzo 20, James 12, Benji. L 9, Ora A 5.
(Ora is my great grandmother).
1870- Melissa Milks 46, Benjamin 20, William Robinson 33, Amelia Robinson 16. Ora married Will Robinson in NY and had two children, Jenny & Will, Jr.
Did not find any of these names in Oneida County after 1870.

On 1880 census, Ora is in Virginia married to Henry Gilbert, with Jenny & Will and twin sons Emmett & Emory Gilbert. Melissa is living next door to them and is listed as a widow.

Would like any info to connect to Job Milks (which one)? (I'm trying to connect to the Job born in 1748 or the one born in 1751); and any info as to what happened to the rest of the families. I believe Benjamin may have emigrated to Ontario, Canada, but not sure. Found emigration record for a Benjamin L born same year.
I do know that Lorenzo's mother was listed on his death cert. as a Dunbar and his father was listed as Lorenzo D Tanner. And Melissa is buried in same cemetery in VA as Lorenzo Tanner and his wife Fidelia Munney Tanner, with inscription Mother " Rest in Peace." Also know that one of the Tanner children was born in Canada.

I realize this is long, but I hope it will strike an awareness with someone that has information and can let me reach the end of my search. My sister went to Oneida County, but couldn't find any information. Seems like all of the info is being put on the internet.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.
Dolly Morgan

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