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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1761-1762 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

John Milliman, of Kingston, Rhode Island, died in that city in 1739. He married Anna Bryant, who died in 1741, leaving three children:

  1. John, see forward.
  2. Anna, born 1738; married Rev. William Bentley, a minister of the Baptist church.
  3. Bryant, born 1740, died 1829; married Elizabeth Mitchell, and settled in Genesee, Livingston county, New York; later removed to North Hoosick. He was a soldier of the revolution.

(II) John (2), son of John (1) and Anna (Bryant) Milliman, was born in Kingston, Rhode Island, March 13, 1736, died February 12, 1810. He was a farmer and a large land owner, owning eight parcels of land, including the "State Line House," which enjoyed the unique distinction of resting on corner stones erected in two states, three counties and four towns, and was surrounded by six hundred acres of land. This property for which he paid eight thousand dollars at that early day was bought from Captain Matthews, who is supposed to have built the house. John Milliman later settled near Wattoomsac, [Walloomsac?] Rensselaer county, New York. He was a private of the Albany county militia, Fourteenth Regiment (Land Bounty Rights) (see "New York in the Revolution," p. 235). His son John, Jr., served in the Fourteenth Regiment, Albany county militia (see "New York in the Revolution," p. 127). He was a man of great influence in his community and of high character. He married Anna Fowler, born January 20, 1740, died March 26, 1819. They were the parents of a large family.

(III) Captain Samuel Milliman, son of John (2) and Anna (Fowler) Milliman, was born near Wattoomsac, [Walloomsac?] Rensselaer county, New York, in 1770, died January 16, 1863. He was a wealthy and influential citizen, very prominent in a quiet way, and like his father and his son Nathaniel a courtly gentleman of "ye olden style." He was commissioned captain of horse by the governor of New York, March 22, 1797, holding this position until 1809, when he resigned. He married Sarah Niles, born May 17, 1775, died March 30, 1830, a descendant of John Niles, of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1639.

(IV) Nathaniel, son of Captain Samuel and Sarah (Niles) Milliman, was born on the homestead farm near Wattoomsac [Walloomsac?] , November 11, 1793, died February 18, 1872, at Cold Spring, near Baldwinsville, New York. He settled at Baldwinsville with his brother Samuel, who at this time sold the "State Line House," previously mentioned. He made the trip on horseback, with saddlebags filled with gold, and it is supposed that the brothers were accompanied by a Mr. Baldwin. On settling at Baldwinsville he purchased property, and at once assumed a leading part in town affairs. He was justice of the peace, and was executor for many estates. He was much loved in the community, and highly respected. He married, April 6, 1813, Desire Clark, born February 26, 1794, died January 14, 1863, daughter of an old Hoosick Falls family. They had issue.

(V) Myron Clark, son of "Squire" Nathaniel and Desire (Clark) Milliman, was born at Baldwinsville, New York, April 12, 1829, died March 8, 1905. He became a prosperous farmer, and inherited the courtly manners and kindly heart of his ancestors. He married, August 15, 1847, at Baldwinsville, Luania E. Tucker, born in that town, May 2, 1830, and now living at Syracuse, New York.

(VI) Nathaniel Niles, son of Myron Clark and Luania E. (Tucker) Milliman, was born in Baldwinsville, New York, December 28, 1850, and is now living practically a retired life at Valley Falls, New York. He was educated at a private boarding school at Fulton, New York, and most of his life followed farming, in which he was deeply interested. In 1906 he was appointed postmaster at Valley Falls, and is still in office (1910). In 1888 he removed to Troy, where he engaged in mercantile life for about ten years, and then returned to Valley Falls, New York. He is a Republican in politics, and attends Bethel Church. He married, April 7, 1874, Mary Agnes Pierson, at Baldwinsville, her native town, and place of death. Children:

  1. Myron Clark, see forward.
  2. Roetta, married Albert Acker, a traveling salesman of Valley Falls, New York.
  3. Louis Niles, born in Baldwinsville; now an architect of Troy, New York.
  4. Mary Park, married Irving Freeman, of Troy; child, Eleanor.

(VII) Myron Clark (2), son of Nathaniel Niles and Mary Agnes (Pierson) Milliman, was born in Baldwinsville, New York, January 11, 1875. He was educated in the public schools of Troy, and later took the high school course under an instructor. He early became associated with the firm of Hall, Hartwell & Company, of Troy, New York, manufacturers of shirts, collars and cuffs, and has always been connected with that firm until the present date (1910). He started in the stack room, and has passed through several promotions, and is now manager of the out-of-town factories, with a residence at Hoosick Falls. He is an active Republican, and a member of the Baptist church. He is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, having been the past exalted ruler of the latter order. He is president of the Hoosick Falls board of trade, and a member of the Hoosick and Country clubs. He married, April 10, 1901, Bessie Kendrick, of Troy, daughter of Arthur Thomas and Harriet A. (Kendrick) Smith. Arthur Thomas Smith was born in Townsend, Vermont, August 7, 1855. He removed to Troy where he engaged in merchandising. He is active in Republican politics, and since 1904 has been city treasurer. He for several years represented the third ward in the city council. He is junior warden of Christ Episcopal Church, Troy, having been chosen in 1906. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Milliman:

  1. Marjorie Elizabeth, born in Hoosick Falls;
  2. Arthur Smith, born in Hoosick Falls, New York, February 23, 1905.

(The Kendrick Line)

Harriet A. (Kendrick) Smith, born in Hudson, New York, July 24, 1855, is a descendant of George Kendrick, born in England, 1612, died at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1680. He was a grandson of William Kendrick, of Shropshire, England, and his wife, Marguerite. Their son John, of Moore, England, married Elizabeth Hodge.

(I) George, son of John and Elizabeth (Hodge) Kendrick, and the American ancestor, came to America during the Puritan emigration of 1632. He was of Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1633, and of Rehoboth, 1639. He was deputy in 1642-44.

(II) Abraham, son of George Kendrick, the emigrant, was born May 19, 1665, died in 1716.

(III) John, son of Abraham Kendrick, was born in 1700. He married and had a son William.

(IV) William, son of John Kendrick, was born in 1732. He married and had issue, among whom was David.

(V) David, son of William Kendrick, was born in 1771. He married Margaret Harrington.

(VI) Richard John, son of David and Margaret (Harrington) Kendrick, was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1799, died 1861. He married, in 1826, Phoebe Bennett, born in Poughkeepsie, 1804, died there in 1845, daughter of Reuben and Phoebe Bennett. Reuben Bennett was born in England, emigrated to America, enlisted in the revolutionary army, and was wounded at the battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776.

(VII) John Richard, son of Richard John and Phoebe (Bennett) Kendrick, was born April 7, 1829, died December 27, 1898. Hewas connected with the Troy office of the New York Central railroad most of his life. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, of Troy. He married Clarissa Keller, born June 24, 1836, now (1910) a resident of Troy.

(VIII) Harriet A., daughter of John Richard and Clarissa (Keller) Kendrick, married Arthur Thomas Smith, and their only daughter, Bessie Kendrick Smith, married Myron Clark Milliman (see Milliman VII).

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