Bourne, Milton a Methodist Episcopal minister, was converted in his youth, in Vermont, and soon after entered the Illinois Conference, laboring first as a missionary among the Indians, and later as an itinerant minister. In 1840, on the organization of the Rock River Conference, he became a member of it. In 1863 he became superannuated, and retired to a few acres of wild land near Macomb to eke out an existence for himself and his destitute family. He closed his life in 1865. Mr. Bourne was remarkable for his zeal and piety. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1865, p. 225.