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Jonathan James Milner
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1831
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1910
Pike County
Georgia, USA

Mr. John Milner Dies At Advanced Age After Long Illness

Mr. John Milner, an aged and beloved citizen and really a pioneer in the civilization and progress of Pike county, died at the home of his sons, Messrs. R.A. and Dick Milner, two miles west of Concord, last Saturday, after a long and tedious illness. In fact, he had been in more or less feeble health for ten years, during which time he had received the constant and solicitous devotion and attention of his family. While he had been quite feeble, his death came somewhat unexpectedly and the spirit which had been bound so long peacefully took its flight from its home in the flesh and went to its home beyond the skies.

The funeral and burial occurred Sunday afternoon at the family cemetery at the old Milner homestead three miles beyond Zebulon. Rev. J.W.R. Jenkins conducted the services at the grave where had assembled a large concourse of friends who had met to join in paying tribute to the beloved dead and respect to the bereaved family.


Mr. Milner was born January 10, 1831, so that he was just past 79 years old, having all his life resided in the Concord community. In 1853 he married Miss Nannie Boughland, who survives him, he and his brother, the late George Milner, having married sisters. To them were born three daughters and ten sons, the following of whom are now living: Miss Lillie Milner, Mrs. J.C. Irwin, both at Concord, Mrs. Effie Arnold at Brunswick, R.B., R.A., Jesse and Emmet Milner at Concord, Judson and Eddie Milner in the west, John Milner in south Georgia and Wyley Milner in Atlanta.

Mr. Milner was a devout Christian, being a member of the Baptist church. In all his conduct of life he was honorable and upright and was recognized as a genuinely good man, an excellent neighbor and a husband and father who held the integrity and honor of his family almost above everything else.

The people of the entire county extend deepest sympathy to Mrs. Milner, the faithful and sorrowing life-companion, and to all the other members of the family.

(Obituary from unknown 1910 newspaper tucked into family Bible of Claire Milner (Mrs. Jim) Owen, deceased, Concord, Pike County, GA) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Holmes Milner (1792 - 1857)
  Elizabeth Dabney Willis Milner (1796 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Catherine Bowland Milner (1834 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  William Judson Milner (1854 - 1934)*
  George Boardman Milner (1857 - 1858)*
  Robert Augustus Milner (1858 - 1933)*
  Sara Elizabeth Milner (1862 - 1953)*
  Wiley K Milner (1880 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Willis Milner Putnam (1815 - 1883)*
  George Willis Milner (1817 - 1900)*
  Pitt Milner (1819 - 1893)*
  Apsilla Ann Milner Beckham (1822 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth Sims Eppinger Milner McLeod (1824 - 1910)*
  Martha Rowena Milner Ravens (1829 - ____)*
  Jonathan James Milner (1831 - 1910)
  Richard Willis Milner (1833 - 1862)*
  Mary Elenor Jane Milner Reid (1835 - 1909)*
  Rebecca Amaretta Milner Harris (1837 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
husband
 
Burial:
Milner Cemetery
Pike County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: TAYLOR
Originally Created by: Laura Plummer Ranville
Record added: Mar 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49052053
Jonathan James Milner
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