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Many members of two Ayrshire families
immigrated to Michigan during the
1830's and 1840's. They were the family
of John Millikin and Jenette Reid of
Craigie by Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, Scotland,
and several children of John Morton and
Ann Wilson of the same village.
These families were early settlers of
"The Scotch Settlement" in Lapeer and
Macomb Counties in Michigan.
This web page contains descendancy charts,
family histories, and sources for further
information on these Michigan pioneers.
We hope to connect with Morton and Millikin
descendants, to share information and stories.

"Not to know what happened before we were
born is to remain perpetually a child.
For what is the worth of a human life
unless it is woven into the life of
our ancestors " (Cicero)

The Millikins and Mortons of Scotland and Michigan
Updated May 20, 2005

Barbara Laughlin Adler

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Family Photos

  • Jean Millikin Morton (1814-1872) (58 KB)
    Jean Millikin arrived in New York on the "Sarah & Arsillia" in May 1838 with her husband Thomas Morton and her sister Catherine Robb. (Photo taken circa 1860 when she was about 45 years of age)
  • Janette Reid Morton (1840-1910) (59 KB)
    Taken in 1859 when Janette was 19. She had recently recovered from typhoid fever and would marry David Lamond, Jr. within the same year.
  • David Lamond, Jr. (1828-1913) (6 KB)
    Photo taken ca. 1912, when David was visiting his son John Lamond in Texas. David immigrated to Michigan from Perthshire, Scotland in 1857. He married Janette Reid Morton in Lapeer County, Michigan in 1859.

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  • Descendants of John MILLIKIN and Jenette REID (23 KB)
    These are descendants of John MILLIKIN and Jenette REID of Ayrshire, Scotland and Lapeer County, Michigan. Many members of the family immigrated to Michigan in the 1830's and 1840's. John and Jenette, and many descendants, are buried in Scotch Settlement Cemetery near Almont, Michigan. Descendants still live in Lapeer County and Michigan.
  • Descendants of John Morton and Ann Wilson (147 KB)
    Many members of the Mortons of Craigie, Ayrshire immigrated to Lapeer, Michigan between 1838 and 1852.

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