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Subject: [VTGEN] Hon. Milan Sessions b. 1821, Randolph, VT to Nebraska
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 21:31:27 EST

HON. MILAN H. SESSIONS, attorney at law, was born in Randolph, Orange Co.,
Vt., Dec. 4, 1821. That was his home until 1850, when he went to Waitsfield,
Washington Co., Vt., where he resided until the spring of 1855, then removed
to Waupaca, Wis. Lived there until April, 1871, when he came to Lincoln, Neb.
In June, 1847, he was admitted to the bar, in Orange County, Vt. In 1853 and
1854, while a resident of Vermont, he served as States Attorney. He was
district attorney in 1860 and 1861 while living in Waupaca County, Wis. He
also served as a member of the Wisconsin State Senate in 1865 and 1866, and
in 1869 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the same State. He
raised Company G, Twenty-first Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was
commissioned Captain of the Company, when it was first organized. He entered
the service in August, 1862, and served until the spring of 1864, when he was
discharged on account of disability. Since coming to Nebraska, he has twice
been a member of the State Legislature, in 1873 and 1879; in the former year
he was Speaker of the House. He was first married in Randolph, Orange Co.,
Vt., in 1847, to Caroline C. Chandler; she died in 1857, leaving three
children, John H., Carrie W. and Mary W. Mr. S. was married to his second
wife, Elizabeth Wilson, at Madison, Wis., in 1866; she died in 1868; one
child, Alice Thorn, survives her. In December, 1878, Mr. S. was married to
Jane E. Josyslin, of Waitsfield, Vt., his present wife.


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