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Joseph Milner

Joseph Milner, son of Cyrus and Sarah (Carter) Milner, of Delaware and Harford Counties, Md., respectively, was born March 11, 1808, in Lancaster County, Penn. His great-grandfather came from England to Pennsylvania with William Penn, on his last visit in 1699. The parents of our subject came to York County in 1856, and settled in Fawn Township, where they resided until their death. The father died in 1859 and the mother in 1860. Joseph Milner remained in Lancaster County, Penn., until 1830, when he went to Illinois, where he stayed two years. He then returned to Lancaster County in 1832, and followed teaming in connection with farming. In 1854 he came to York County and purchased his present farm of 144 acres, where he has since resided.

He was married in 1840 to Joanna B. Hamilton, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hamilton, of York County. By this union they had six children, three now living: Robert H., Lewis H. and William G. Mr. Milner has held the offices of treasurer and supervisor of this township.

George D., the second son, died in the rebel prison at Salisbury, N. C., during the war in 1864.42nd Regiment Mr. Milner is a member of the Society of Friends, who have a meeting house at Fawn Grove.

Lewis H. Milner, son of Joseph and Joanna B. (Hamilton) Milner, was born October 3, 1844, in Lancaster County, Penn. He enlisted on June 17, 1863, in Company B. One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, 187th Regiment, and served until the close of the war, when he returned to the homestead where he has since resided.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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