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Gideon Millard

Sec. 1 Map 7B

Gideon Millard was born in Stephenstown, Rensselaer County, New York on July 26, 1800.(1) He married Elisabeth (Bozorth) Lance in Clackamas County on July 4, 1849, and they settled this Donation Land Claim of 637 acres on August 1, 1849.(2),(3) He died January 21, 1869 at Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.(1)

Elizabeth A. Bozorth was the daughter of Squire and Mildred (Heard) Bozorth. She was married three times before marrying Gideon Millard. Her first husband was William Legg, who she married January 1, 1834. He died July 24, 1835. She married next to David Dort, who died in Iowa March 10, 1840. Her third husband was John Lance, who she married February 19, 1843 and he died February 15, 1846.(2)

By her first husband, William Legg, she had one child who was living in the family at the 1850 census:(4)


William T. Legg, born about 1834 in Missouri.

By her second husband, David Dort, she had one child who was living in the family at the 1850 census:(4)


Elizabeth A. Dart, born about 1840 in Illinois.

By her third husband, John Lance, she had two children who was living in the family at the 1850 census:(4)


Aaron H. Lance, born about 1844 in Iowa


Owen A. Lance, born about 1846 in Iowa.

By her fourth husband, she had four children:

bulletSquire Bozorth Millard, born April 11, 1850. Died March 12, 1931 at Portland.(1)
bulletAndrew Francis Millard, born April 11, 1852 at Portland. Died March 22, 1898 and was buried at Woodland, Cowlitz County, Washington.(1)
bulletEdward Fillmore Millard, born February 14, 1854 at Portland. He died 1882.(1)
bulletJulia Fidelia Millard, born June 14, 1856 at Portland, where she died December 11, 1931.

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1. Online, version 4.19 Ancestral File, found at <>. AFT: 212R-C82, Gideon Millard.

2. DLC, vol. 1, p.6 #138 Gideon Millard.

3.  Snyder, p.186

4. Elsie Youngberg. 1850 Oregon Territorial Census. Lebanon, Oregon: End of Trail Researchers, 1970.