Sunday, July 19, 2009
James Shaw Millikin & his Other Family
Recently I was able to contact a live relative that I didn't know existed. I was pretty excited! She is my 2nd cousin once removed. My great grandfather is her grandfather's brother. Even though this is a site devoted to West Carroll Parish, I will tell her story here, although her grandfather lived in East Carroll Parish. James Shaw Millikin (brother to Creed Tanner Millikin) was married to Alice Keller, and they had seven children, but only three survived to adulthood. I have learned that he also fathered three children by a woman named Lizzie Brooks. She was a mulatto and lived in Mississippi. I don't know how they happened to get together.
My cousin knew of the existence of James Millikin, but didn't know much about him until I started emailing her. Her mother had always been rather secretive about the relationship. My cousin had wondered about James Millikin though, and so had her children. They were excited for him to finally become more real.
Red or yellow, black or white, all cousins are precious in my sight! This is a picture of Lizzie Brooks, and I think she is beautiful.
Who are these people?
Sally Jo Gibson sent me this picture of the "Old Floyd" Courthouse, but didn't know who the people were. If anyone knows who they are, please let the rest of us know. Just post a reply.