Shared Photo: Milliken House

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In 1983, when the last surviving member of the nuclear Milliken family had passed away, and family members went to Texas to clear out the house and put it on the market, I went along, as a great-granddaughter of Wm Dickerson and Margaret Milliken. As I was cleaning out the back kitchen, I asked my uncle, who had spent many childhood summers visiting in the house, why there was a rifle mounted above the kitchen door. My uncle said that my great grandmother had kept it there  "for Indians and carpet-baggers."

I wanted to share this family photo of John Milliken with the community. Location: Lewisville, Denton, Texas. Date: 2013.
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in The Tree House by Suzan Valdez G2G Crew (440 points)
Wow what and amazing house thank you for sharing
You're certainly welcome!

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Great pic Suzan.  I love the story also.  I didn't know that it had remained in the family after all that time.  I'm glad you got to go there.  A friend of mine in Richardson, TX drove by and took pictures of the house for me a few years ago.
by Keith Hunter G2G Crew (300 points)
Yeah - it was pretty special to be able to visit it. Then, years later (1996), when we were moving cross country from Maryland to San Diego, I just blindly sent a note to "The Milliken House" to see if it was still there, and if the folks in it would be willing to meet us. They were - and it was lovely! It was during Christmas, and they'd decorated it for the local "Christmas Walk."  They showed us all the renovations (i.e; replace the stone foundation my great grandfather'd put in with cement!)  and changes, and I was able to tell them some of the stories of the house and family. We had a great lunch, and I found out that in renovating the 'sunroom' into the family room, they'd found a trunk of old love letters from my great aunt Lina (who never married because her brothers didn't approve of the young man) to/from a local gentleman. I later met the local town 'historian' of Lewisville, and he said that the gentleman was his uncle - so we were almost related by marriage! The fun part of genealogy!  Oh - for some reason, I picked up recently that  it's now a B&B, but I haven't verified that.

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