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John Milton

Born: 20-Apr-1807
Birthplace: Louisville, GA
Died: 1-Apr-1865
Location of death: Marianna, FL
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, St. Luke's Episcopal Cemetery, Marianna, FL

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Florida governor, committed suicide

Military service: Texas Militia (20-Mar-1842 to 20-Jun-1842); Alabama State Artillery (1836)

"The Reconstruction of the American Union, as it existed, [...] is now impossible. [...] In this conflict, the baseness, cruelty, and perfidy of our foe have exceeded precedent; they have developed a character so odious that death would be preferable to reunion with them." [Mar-1865]

Father: Homer Virgil Milton (b. 1781, d. 2-Apr-1822)
Mother: Elizabeth Robinson Milton
Brother: Homer Virgil Milton (b. 2-Apr-1813)
Sister: Jane Elizabeth Milton (b. 23-Aug-1815)
Wife: Susan Amanda Cobb (m. 9-Feb-1826, d. 25-Apr-1842, 4 children)
Son: William Henry Milton (judge, b. 4-Dec-1829, d. 6-Aug-1900)
Daughter: Octavia Watson Milton (d. 25-Apr-1842)
Wife: Caroline Howze (b. 20-Mar-1826, m. 28-Apr-1844, d. 26-Sep-1901, 10 children)
Daughter: Caroline Virginia Milton (d. 31-Mar-1892)
Daughter: Eliza J. Milton (b. 1847)
Daughter: Calphamia K. Milton (b. 1848, d. 1863)
Daughter: Mary J. Milton (b. 1849)
Son: John Milton III (b. 25-Dec-1850, d. 22-May-1922)
Daughter: Frances Milton (b. 1852)
Daughter: Charintine Milton (b. 1855, d. 1876)
Daughter: Adalaide Milton (b. 1858, d. 31-Oct-1894)
Daughter: Annie Howze Milton (b. 1859, d. 25-Sep-1920)
Son: Jefferson Davis Milton (b. 7-Nov-1861, d. 7-May-1947)

    University: University of Georgia

    Governor of Florida (1861-65)
    Florida State House of Representatives 1850
    State Bar of Georgia
    Murder of Major Joseph T. Camp, Columbus, GA (12-Aug-1833), acquitted
    Shot: Self-Inflicted shotgun (1-Apr-1865)
    Slaveowners


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