Milton was born in Madison County, Kentucky in 1819. In 1826 he came to Missouri with an uncle and they settled in Lewis County, where Milton worked as a farm hand. Milton was made depty clerk on January 2, 1847 (minutes of the court of Lewis County). He married Ann Bradshaw of La Grange in 1848 and soon after won election to the office of circuit clerk. He then moved to Monticello, the county seat, where he remained for 30 or 35 years. His time was divided between the two offices of circuit clerk and county clerk, being first elected to one and then the other. Miilton was the county asssessor from 1848 to 1854. In 1861 he was elected county treasurer, but he was a northern man and when party feeling, incident to the discussion of the slavery question and the war, became very heated in Lewis County, the bushwackers drove him out. He went to Illinois, remaining until a short time prior to the close of the war. He returned to Missouri, settling in La Grange where he obtained two acres (Lewis County Land Assessment Book - 1862). In 1866 or 1867 he was chosen to represent Lewis County in the state legislature, and after the expiration of his term of office he returned to La Grange until his death in 1884. He was the president of Monticello emancipation meeting.
Milton married Ann Elizabeth BRADSHAW on 26 Nov 1848 in Lewis Co., MO. Ann was born in 1832 in Lewis Co., MO and died in 1882 in Lagrange, MO. (Lewis County) at age 50.
Children from this marriage were:
2 i. Burrell MILLION (born on 29 Oct 1851 in Monticello, MO - died on 11 Oct 1920 in Woodward, OK)
ii. William Ramey Bradshaw MILLION was born on 8 May 1854 in Dickerson, MO and died on 27 Feb 1923 at age 68.
iii. Milton Knight MILLION was born in 1856 in Dickerson, MO, died in 1952 in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas at age 96, and was buried in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
iv. Mary MILLION was born in 1849.
5. Ann Elizabeth BRADSHAW was born in 1832 in Lewis Co., MO and died in 1882 in Lagrange, MO. (Lewis County) at age 50.
Ann married Milton MILLION on 26 Nov 1848 in Lewis Co., MO. Milton was born on 3 Oct 1819 in Harrison County, MO and died on 1 Aug 1884 in La Grange, MO. (Lewis County) at age 64.
Samuel and his daughter, Alice, took part in land rush when the Cheyenne and Apache Reservations were open. He lost his claim in litigation. A drunk fellow who he gave a ride on the wagon, fell off, and claimed the land first. He lived with his daughter who received 160 acres.Samuel was a very tall straight man, gray hair which curled at the neck and a beard. He did not smoke, drink or chew tobacco. He was a convert to the Catholic faith, although one of his brothers was a Baptist minister.
Samuel married Mary BRENNAN on 26 Sep 1855. Mary was born on 25 Dec 1835 and died on 26 Aug 1903 in Bison, OK at age 67.
Children from this marriage were:
3 i. Emma Catherine KELL (born on 21 Jul 1856 in Indiana - died on 12 May 1937 in Woodward, OK)
ii. Alice M. KELL was born on 6 Jun.
iii. Edwin C. KELL was born on 27 May 1860 in Macomb, Grayson County, Texas and died on 14 May 1922 in Yakima, WA at age 61.
iv. Florence KELL
v. William KELL
vi. Loyola KELL was born on 4 Aug 1898 in Otkarche, OK.
vii. May KELL
viii. Ethel Ida KELL was born on 1 Nov 1900 in Otkarche, OK.
7. Mary BRENNAN was born on 25 Dec 1835 and died on 26 Aug 1903 in Bison, OK at age 67.
Her mother was born in Ireland, County Clare, and was from a family of lesser nobility and ran away to America with her dancing master.
Mary married Samuel KELL on 26 Sep 1855. Samuel was born on 16 Jul 1833 in Rising Sun, Indiana and died on 3 Dec 1928 in Bison, OK at age 95.