Biography of John W. Millholland
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JOHN W. MILLHOLLAND, brick maker, Plain City. William Millholland, the father of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania; he was a son of Thomas and Maria (Overmeyer) Millholland, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of Germany. They married in Pennsylvania, and, coming West at an early day, entered 160 acres of land, three miles northwest of West Liberty, Champaign County, where two of the daughters now reside. William remained at home until about 1868, when he came to Madison County. He married Rachel Ann Nichols, by whom he had ten children, four boys and six girls, two boys and three girls of whom survive. The parents are both also living. The subject of this sketch was the second child and second son. He was born in Champaign County June 16, 1844, and remained at home until 1865, when he went to the far West and engaged in herding cattle in Kansas, at which he continued eighteen months, after which he moved to Illinois and engaged in farming. About fourteen years ago, he came to Jefferson Township, where, in 1871, he married Clara McCauley, who was born, raised and educated in that township; she was a daughter of Edward and Cynthia (Webster) McCauley, the latter a descend. ant of Daniel Webster. By this union four children have been born, one boy and three girls, of whom Edith is the only survivor. In 1875, Mr. Millholland engaged in brick making at Plain City, at which he still continues. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics formerly a Democrat, but latterly a Prohibitionist.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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