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MILLICAN, WILLIAM (?–?). 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).

Stephen L. Hardin


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

Stephen L. Hardin, "MILLICAN, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.