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1861 New Brunswick Census, Albert County

posted Jul 10, 2010, 7:29 AM by Midwest Ancestree   [ updated Jul 10, 2010, 7:36 AM ]

Joseph has aged quite a bit in 10 years!  He was 9 months old in 1851, and here he is now 14!  I guess you just lose track of time after awhile!
This is from the book:  "The New Brunswick Census of 1861, Albert County, NB Canada".  In 1861 the census has his named spelled MILBOURN.  The  LDS Family Search site shows the following details on their web page  (http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=recordResults&placeId=8003060&alivePlaceLoc1=New%20Brunswick%2C%20Canada&givenName=joseph&searchType=close&surname=milburn):
Name: Joseph Milbourn
Census Place: Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: 1847
Race: Native
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Sheet Number: 34
Line Number: 1333
Film Number: 517269
LAC Film Number: C-999
Digital Folder Number: 4108532
Image Number: 00319
Collection: New Brunswick Census, 1861

1851 New Brunswick Census, Albert County

posted Jul 10, 2010, 7:17 AM by Midwest Ancestree   [ updated Jul 10, 2010, 7:28 AM ]

Here is Joseph in the 1851 Census, 9 months old. This page is from the book:  "The New Brunswick Census of 1851 Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada" Edited by Robert F. Fellows published in 1972 "Research and Information:  Genealogical Section Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; Box 39, Centennial Building, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada".

Salvation Army

posted May 20, 2010, 7:47 AM by Midwest Ancestree

Heard back from my inquiry to the Salvation Army Divisional Museum:
"I am sorry but we are not able to find information regarding your Great Grandfather Joseph Milburn.  We do have records on people who became Salvation Army Officers but not members (soldiers).  I think Mystic was an Outpost connected with the Corps in Centerville.  Some Outposts grow and become full-fledged corps and others do not.   I am glad Joseph joined the United Brethren Church when The Salvation Army was no longer in Mystic.  
I would be interested If you find any other historic information regarding Joseph Milburn.
God bless
Sincerely,
Gloria Stepke
Major
Historical Museum Director"

I had also called the closest church in Ottumwa, Iowa as well as Omaha, Nebraska, but no luck.  This effort has reached a dead end, I'm afraid.

Sarah's first marriage

posted May 12, 2010, 4:46 PM by Midwest Ancestree   [ updated May 14, 2010, 6:03 PM ]


This clipping I believe to be from the  1986 Appanoose County, Iowa History Book.

(Update 15 May 2010:  From Bill Hawkins: "The two clippings do come from the history book ... Appanoose County, Iowa, 1986.  Written by the People of Appanoose County, Compiled by the Appanoose County Historical Society, Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas.  Mamie's article is on page 129; the Conger Family article is on pages 159-160.")

In this description of the Conger Family it states:
"A Sarah Seamon married a William Cattern and they became the parents of William and Jane Cattern. The senior Mr. Cattern died and his widow Sarah married Joseph Milburn.  To this union were born Albert, Joseph, Frank and Rose Milburn.  Wallace Conger and Jane Cattern married on Dec 25, 1884 and became the parents of Frank, Charles, Pearl, and Jesse Conger.  Francis Conger married a Mrs. Smith and she died in childbirth."...























Gravestone of J.S. Milburn and Sarah Seaman Cattern

posted May 12, 2010, 10:42 AM by Midwest Ancestree


This picture of the gravestone of Joseph S. Milburn and Sarah A. Milburn was taken by Joan Hanlon the spring of 2005.  The grave is located in Elgin Cemetery on the outskirts of Mystic, Iowa.

























A Family History by Mamie Milburn Abbott

posted May 12, 2010, 10:08 AM by Midwest Ancestree   [ updated May 14, 2010, 6:03 PM ]


This clipping was found among the papers of Esther (Mamie's sister).  I believe it is from the 

"History of Appanoose County Iowa 1986"

book, but at the present time I do not have the correct source details.  (Update 15 May 2010:  From Bill Hawkins: "The two clippings do come from the history book ... Appanoose County, Iowa, 1986.  Written by the People of Appanoose County, Compiled by the Appanoose County Historical Society, Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas.  Mamie's article is on page 129; the Conger Family article is on pages 159-160.")

The clipping states (Punctuation and spelling exactly as written in article):
"Mamie (Milburn) Abbott History

Joseph S. Milburn, my Grandfather, was born in Newbrunswick, Canada August 20, 1851.  His Father Joseph Milburn was born January 4, 1810.  His Mother, Martha, was born March 12, 1817.  Date they passed away not known.  Joseph S. was the fourth child of a family of eight sons and four daughters.  His Grandfather was Jeremiah Millburn, born in Stanhope, England.  When a young man, he came to Hiteman, Iowa; a small town near Albia.  In 1874 he met and married Sarah A. Seaman Cattern at Cedar Mines, Iowa.  In 1888 he moved his family to Mystic, Iowa.  At that time, there were very few houses and a large part of the land was covered with brush and trees.
He worked at the Arnet Mine until it closed.  He was converted and worked with the Salvation Army in Mystic and later united with the United Brethern Church of Mystic.  he passed away May 21, 1925 and Sarah, his wife, born April 10, 1846 died October 10 1826.  They had five children:  Joseph Enzely (Jode) born March 14, 1876, Lovel Sylvester (Bud) born May 22, 1877; Rollan born November 15, 1879 and died in infancy; Rose born September 24, 1881.  She died July 26, 1907. Frank born February 21, 1888.  Joseph Enzely married Nellie May Morlan on November 12, 1899 at Mystic, Iowa.  He started working for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway in 1898 and retired June 4, 1941.  He passed away August 24, 1962.  His wife Nellie died April 14, 1981.  They had six children:  Enzely, Mamie, Fred, Esther, Marion and Marie.
Lovel married Dosha Morlan.  They had five children:  Henry, Icle, Troy, Clifford and Kenneth.  Loved died in 1950.  Dosha was born in 1883 and died in 1969.
Rose married Bill Bainbridge and they had one son, Robert.
Frank married Minnie Marcheck.  Frank ran shoe repair shop in Mystic for years.  They later moved to Denver, Colorado where he died.  All of the children of J. S. Milburn have passed away and his Grand-children, Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren are living in Iowa, California and the State of Washington.
Mamie, the daughter of Joseph Enzely Milburn and Nellie was born March 18, 1903.  She married Orville C. Abbott on April 22, 1922.  Orville was born March 19, 1900 and died September 27, 1965.  They had three children:  John J. now living in Hayward, California; Charles J. now living in Des Moines, Iowa and Virginia May Summy also living in Des Moines."

Joseph S. Milburn's Funeral Card

posted May 12, 2010, 10:05 AM by Midwest Ancestree


My mother, Esther (the grand-daughter of Joseph S. Milburn) had this funeral card amongst her papers.  I have no idea where the original has now gone; thank goodness I had scanned it at some point!















What is Joseph's Real Middle Name?

posted May 12, 2010, 9:57 AM by Midwest Ancestree

This is a copy of Joseph Enzely Milburn's Social Security Application.  Notice he says his father's middle name is "Samuel". I have no idea why so many assumed it was Sylvester?

I would really like to get copies of some of J.S. Milburn's other children's Social Security Applications (https://secure.ssa.gov/apps9/eFOIA-FEWeb/internet/main.jsp) but at $27 a pop I don't think it will be anytime soon!







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