Steven was born May 20, 1810 in Salem, Mass; died May 26, 1867 in Beloit, Wisconsin at age 57. Married May 6, 1833 at Marblehead, Mass. to Sarah Fuller Appleton. Sarah was born January 20, 1811 (daughter of General James Appleton and Sarah Fuller) and died at Beloit, Wisconsin on June 8, 1884.
Steven and Sarah had 9 children between 1834 and 1856 (22 years):
James Appleton (84) (Salem)
Henry Lyman (died in infancy) (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)
John Henry Hobart (34) (Cape Elizabeth)
Stephen Caldwell (Janesville, N.Y)
Frank Appleton (24))(Stafford, NY)
Sarah M. Appleton
Elizabeth Ann (died in infancy) (Beloit, Wisconsin)
Charles Osgood (Beloit, Wisconsin.).
Rev. Stephen C. Millett graduated at Amherst College in 1830. He studied for the ministry first at Andover Theo. Sem., but having become convinced of the claims of the Episcopacy, he, with others, left Andover and entered the ministry of thee Episcopal Church. He was ordained by Rt. Rev. Bp. Griswold and settled at Saco, Maine. His parochial labors were afterwards at Clappville, Mass., also Leominster or Rochdale, Mass, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Stafford, NY and finally at Beloit, Wisconsin – where he built the present stone church and a mural tablet is there erected to his memory.
His brother was Rev. Daniel Caldwell author of “Millett Family” written in 1870, Holmsberg, PA. A manuscript. Graduate of the General Theological Seminary, NY and Doctor of divinity was a distinguished theologian, educator and historian.
Prepared Salem H. S. Andover T. S., 1830-32; studied with Bishop Griswold of Mass., 1832-33; ordained deacon, Prot. Episcopal Ch., Mch. 8, 1833, and priest, Je. 26, 1834; rector Clappville, 1833-34; Saco, Me., 1834-39; Pompey and Jamesville, N. Y., 1839-40; Stafford, N. Y., 1840-45; St. Paul's Ch., Beloit, Wis., 1845-53; r. Oak Grove Farm, near Beloit, Wis., 1853-67. D. Oak Grove Farm, Wis., May 28, 1867. (Amherst College Records)
Whereas, the Town of Port Royal as it is known today began to emerge in 1869, when Stephen Caldwell Millett (child of #7 and brother of #8) started a railroad in southeastern South Carolina named Port Royal because it crossed the entire island of Port Royal from Coosaw River to Battery River; and Whereas, the terminus of the railroad was to be built on Cedar Grove Plantation which extended from the present U. S. Naval Hospital to the Battery River and this land was sold for taxes after the Civil War to the Port Royal Railroad Company for the terminus…
Amherst College Class of 1830 -- (the Amherst College Biographical Record,
Centennial Edition (1821-1921))
205. *Millett, Stephen Caldwell. S. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Caldwell), b. Salem, May 20, 1810. M. A., Hobart, 1840. Prepared Salem H. S. Andover T. S., 1830-32; studied with Bishop Griswold of Mass., 1832-33; ordained deacon, Prot. Episcopal Ch., Mch. 8, 1833, and priest, Je. 26, 1834; rector Clappville, 1833-34; Saco, Me., 1834-39; Pompey and Jamesville, N. Y., 1839-40; Stafford, N. Y., 1840-45; St. Paul's Ch., Beloit, Wis., 1845-53; r. Oak Grove Farm, near Beloit, Wis., 1853-67. D. Oak Grove Farm, Wis., May 28, 1867. Married May 6, 1833, Sarah Fuller, da. of Gen. James Appleton, Marblehead. 7 s., 2 da.
From: "ALICE Millett Bakemeier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014
WILLIAM JAMES DICKSON (1819-1887). A beautiful piece of writing with amazing personal historical detail.
by his son, Rev. William John Dickson (1840-1911) in the handwriting of
his daughter, Ruth Dickson Millett
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