Millican, William (unknown–unknown)

By: Stephen L. Hardin

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: April 1, 1995

William Millican (Milligan) was among the first Americans to settle in Jackson Municipality. He grew cotton and operated a gin house. On the night of July 17, 1835, locals gathered at Millican's gin for the Lavaca-Navidad meeting to discuss grievances against the Mexican government. Millican served as a commissioner for organizing the militia in Jackson Municipality in December 1835. A William Milican married Cana Williams in Jackson County.

John S. Menefee, Early Jackson County History (MS, John S. Menefee Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). Ira T. Taylor, The Cavalcade of Jackson County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1938).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Stephen L. Hardin, “Millican, William,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995