Milliken, John G. and Hannah in Carbon and Hanna
Remembrance from Robin Leedy
John Milliken was born in Newtownard, County Down, Northern Ireland to William and Mary Boyd Milliken. On March 24, 1875, at the age of 21, he arrived in the US where he joined his older brother Robert in the coal mining community of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. After threats from the Molly McGuires, the brothers headed west. John settled in Carbon and older brother Robert continued to Rock Springs.
While in Carbon he met and married Hannah Sutton. Hannah came to the US as a young girl with her parents William and Anne Sutton. The family was from Foleshill, Warwickshire, England.
Hannah and John had 9 children. John was a respected man in the county who owned businesses in Carbon and Hanna. He served as the District 2 Road Supervisor, leading the development of key roads across southern Wyoming. (Robin Leedy, 2016)