Co. I, 12th Kentucky Cavalry
THOMAS J. MILNER, DR., was the son of Marcus Milner and Mary Haynes, and was born the 7th of Decemeber 1844 in Hickman Co., Kentucky. He died on the 23rd day of November 1921 in Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas. He married MARY ANN MATILDA BAKER on the 22nd of February 1880. She was born 25 October 1858, and died 23rd of November 1910 in Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas. They are buried in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas.
Notes for THOMAS J. MILNER, DR.:
1850 Census - Fulton Co., Kentucky
Milner, Mark 42, Farmer, Ky.
Martha 25, Ky
1860 Fulton Co., Kentucky Census
Milner, Wm.H. 25, Farmer, Ky
Mary L. 20, Ky
Jno.B. 1, Ky
Thomas J. 14, Ky
More About THOMAS J. MILNER, DR.:
Military service: Co.I, 12th Kentucky Cavalry
UCV Camp: Joseph E. Johnston Camp, Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas
Children of T. J. Milner and Mary Ann Baker
i. Marcus Milber
ii. Myrtle Milner
Greenville Morning Herald, Thursday, 24 November 1910
DEATH OF MRS. MILNER (Mary Ann, 25 October 1858 - 23 November 1910)
Obituary of Dr. T. J. Milner in the Greenville Morning Herald, Thursday, November 24, 1921
Confederate Veteran - Vol. 30 - 1922, pg. 106
T. J. Milner was born December 7, 1844, in Fulton County, Kentucky, enlisted in the Confederate army in 1863, joining Company I, 12th Kentucky Regiment, Lyon's Brigade, Buford's Division, Forrest's Cavalry as was in all engagements under General Forrest until the surrender.
After the war he returned to school to complete his education, attending the A. and M. College of Kentucky at Lexington. Concluding to take the study of medicine as his life work, he attended the Medical College of Kentucky in 1870. He came to Texas in 1871, practicing his profession until the winter of 1874, then attended the Louisville Medical College, from which institution he was graduated that winter, and from the Kentucky School of Medicine in 1875. He returned to Texas and practiced his profession successfully the rest of his life.
Dr. Milner was health officer of Hunt County for twenty-two years. For four years he had been adjutant of Joseph E. Johnston Camp U.C.V., and was lieutenant colonel on the staff of Gen. V. Y. Cook, former Commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department, U. C. V.
He attended the reunion at Chattanooga, anticipating great pleasure in meeting with old comrades, but was brought home in a failing condition and passed away on November 23, 1921, a truly good and great man.
Following is a short notice of his funeral, held on Thanksgiving Day, an excerpt from the published statement:
During the funeral service, Capt. J. P. Holmes, of the Joseph
E. Johnston Camp of Confederate Veterans, a long-time friend and comrades
of Dr. Milner, gave a brief sketch of his life as he knew him, dwelling
on his chivalry, and gentlemanly character in every day of his life.
He closed his eulogy, and trythfully so, as he pointed to the casket, and said: "Ah! his life was gentle and the elements so mingled in him, that Nature could stand up and say to all the world, here was a MAN."
Members of Joseph E. Johnston Camp attended in a body
and concluded the service with the ritual of the Order.
J. P. Holmes, Greenville, Texas
1850 Census - Fulton County, Kentucky
1860 Census - Fulton County, Kentucky
1880 Census - could not find him anywhere
Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. 30 - 1922, page 106.
Greenville Morning Herald newspaper
East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas. Hunt County Cemeteries - Vol. 3, pg.66
Confederate Soldiers of Kentucky - A Roster of Veterans, (Thomason-Shore,
Missouri - 2002), pg.241.
National Parks - Soldiers and Sailors System - Internet.