John Mulberry Milliken was a resident of Hampton on August 22, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. H of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he reenlisted as a veteran on December 22, 1863, was promoted to Corporal June 1, 1865 and mustered out on July 20, 1865.
He was born about May 1839 in New York City, New York to James and Elizabeth (_______) Milliken. In the 1860 U.S. census in Hampton, he is a 22 year old farm laborer in the household of James Hutchins. John M. Milliken married Cordelia R. (_____) Scott on August 25, 1865 in Mansfield. Cordelia was 22, born in Ellington and this was her second marriage. Children include: Lizzie Milliken, born about 1868; Rosa Milliken, born about November 1869 and George Milliken, born about 1875. Harlo/Harlan Milliken, born about 1863 is probably a son from Cordelia’s first marriage or his age is misstated in the census. After the Civil War, John M. Milliken moved to Mansfield and worked as a farmer and a laborer. In the 1900 U.S. census, he is living in Clinton, Connecticut and in 1910, Providence, Rhode Island.
On July 12, 1886, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 579,693 that was granted under certificate No. 596,883.
John M. Milliken died June 20, 1913 in Providence, Rhode Island and is buried at the Atwoodville Cemetery in Mansfield.