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MILLICAN, WILLIS J. (1814–ca. 1880). Willis J. Millican, early settler, was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, in 1814. He was the son of Nancy Jane (McNeil) and Robert Hemphill Millican, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred land grant recipients. Willis Millican arrived in Texas in December 1821 with his parents, eight brothers, and two sisters. On July 3, 1838, he received a bounty warrant for 320 acres from the secretary of war for service from April 25 to July 25, 1836. A 320-acre plot in Brazos County was allotted to him on October 10, 1845. Millican married Ann Elizabeth Evitts on January 6, 1840, in Washington County. After her death, he married Louisa M. (Young) Millican, the widow of his deceased brother Andrew, on June 12, 1845, in Robertson County. Millican died in the 1880s.


Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-). W. Broadus Smith, Pioneers of Brazos County, Texas, 1800–1850 (Bryan, Texas, 1962).

Lon F. Curbello, Jr.


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

Lon F. Curbello, Jr., "MILLICAN, WILLIS J.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.