Looking for parents of Charles Baker Milligan, born in 1875, NC

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My grandfather was Charles Baker Milligan, born in North Carolina in 1875 and died in San Marcos, Texas on November 7, 1963.  None of his children are alive for me to find out who his parents were.  His wife's name was Lillian Bennett and she was born in 1883.   I have just started work on my ancestors' geneology and already ran into a roadblock so soon.  I have used the Family Search on the LDS website to no avail.  I would deeply appreciate any leads.
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Would you know what county or city he was born in, in NC? That could help pinpoint hiis parents.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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It appears that he is likely the son of Gilbert P. Milligan and Julia Glendora Baker.  The son Charles B on the 1880 census in NC has a brother Creswell.  In 1900 census Gilbert and Julia have moved to TX (prior to 1888) and Creswell is living with this couple.  Julia has 6 total children, 5 living, but only 4 are in their household.  Charles being the oldest may have moved out on his own?  Can't find him again until 1901 marriage to Lillian.

On both Julia and Gilbert's death certs - the informant is Charlie or CB Baker of San Marcos, Hays, TX - which is where Charles is living with his wife Lillian Virginia Bennett.


Charles B Milligan

death  07 Nov 1963 : Austin, Travis, TX

Male White Widowed

death age: 87 years 10 months 2 days

birth date: 25 Dec 1875 : NC

occupation: Carpenter

residence: San Marcos, Hays, Texas

cemetery: San Marcos City

burial place: San Marcos, Texas

burial date: 07 Nov 1963


Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973


Groom  C. B. Millegan

bride L. V. Bennett

marriage date: 20 Mar 1901  Hays County, Texas


U S Census, 1880  Catawba, Catawba, NC


self  Gilbert P. Milligan M 26 NC

wife  Julia G. Milligan F 22 NC

son  Charles B. Milligan  M 4 NC

son  Creswell Milligan M 1 NC (Oscar Creswell on other records)


U S Census, 1900  ED 70 Justice Precinct 6, Guadalupe, TX


head  G P Milligan  M 47 Oct 1853 NC married 26 yrs

wife  Julia Milligan F 43 Dec 1857 NC  6 children 5 living

son  Oscar C Milligan M 22  July 1878 NC

dau  Clara Milligan F 20  Aug 1880 NC

son  Collie Milligan M 12 Oct 1888 TX

dau  Myrtle Milligan F 10 Oct 1890  TX


North Carolina, Marriages


groom Gilbert P. Milligan

groom: 1853  birthplace: Of Catawba Co.

age: 21

bride  Julia Baker

birth date: 1857  birthplace: Of Catawba

age: 17

marriage date: 23 Dec 1874

marriage place: Catawba Co., North Carolina


Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976


 Julia Glendora Milligan

death date: 04 Dec 1934  Austin, Travis, TX

Female  White Widowed

death age: 76 years 11 months 13 days

birth  21 Dec 1857  NC

spouse G. P. Milligan

father Henry Baker

burial place: Oakwood Cem.

burial date: 05 Dec 1934

Informant Charlie Milligan, San Marcos, TX


Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976


Gilbert P. Milligan

death  07 Aug 1916  Austin, Travis, TX

Male  White Married

death age: 62 years 10 months

birth  07 Oct 1853 NC

father G. A. Milligan  birthplace  NC

occupation: Carpenter

 cemetery: Oakwood

burial place: Austin, Travis, Texas

burial date: 08 Aug 1916

Informant C B Milligan, San Marcos, TX

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (818k points)

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