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Michael: It is a must for you to get in touch with John Milam. He is from the Kentucky area and has done extensive research on the Milam family.
You can contact him at email@example.com
Keep in touch......Bill
The addresses for Robert Wilbanks are:
web site: http://www.getnet.com/~rmwiv
Robert M. Wilbanks 7625 E. Camelback Road 111A
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-2107
Any help you could give would be appreciated.
Dianna Watson Sheldon
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Wed, 26 Mar 1997
From: "William H. Douglas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: George Milam
William H. Douglas wrote:
Mike: Try LDS Microfiche 6010879. I looked at the
index and there are three George Milam's in it. Hope one of them
Go to your local Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints Family History Library and order the fiche. They are fifteen cents each. Bargain!
Wed, 26 Mar 1997
From: Michael Milam <email@example.com>
To: Robert Wilbanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Milam Family Research
Good to hear from you again.
The William who was a son of Thomas who died in 1775 in Bedford County, Virginia, is very well researched. He was born circa 1746 in Orange County, Virginia to Thomas and he married, lived and died by 1791 in Bedford County, Virginia. His children are proven through several documents, including the will of his wife which names all of their children. All of the children settled in western North Carolina.
Talk at you later,
Robert M. Wilbanks IV
This information has been gleaned from over 20 years of doing research on my Milam family line and thus I believe that it may be of interest to you. In my mind the only way to verify something is to have documentation I.E. a birth certificate, death notification or other proof of validation. The information I am including is what has been verified.
The name "Mileham" was probably given to this manor by the Anglo Saxons in the 10th Century. The name was probably derived from the Anglo Saxon "Mylen", a mill. Records show that the name Mileham existed in the year 1100. Within this manor was the Mileham castle and a church called "St. John The Baptist".
Records show that in 1377 there was anciently a family who took their name from the town. George De Mileham had lands here about the 5th year of the rein of Edward III. He also had a brother named William. William Mileham left a daughter and heir named Margaret, who married Nicholas Atte-Church.
From many of the old records and oral communication of our ancestors
came this caveat of information. One branch of the Mileham clan came
from Wales and then migrated to Yorkshire, England to Boston, Massachusetts
and then to Virginia. This information is in line with the fact that
the Mileham heraldry is
that of a knight or soldier. Wales was conquered and settled by the English in the 13th and 14th centuries. There were many great castles and garrisons built in Wales to house the English soldiers left to defend the land.
On coming to America the name was shortened to Milam, Milum and Mylum due to lack of education. In early days written documents frequently were prepared by other individuals who could read and write. As early as 1716 the name Mileham was often shortened to Mileam, Milum and Mylum. Legal documents would often have last names of brothers spelled differently.
From the children of John and Christian Milam very little data can be traced. One son Ebenezer (Egan) witnessed a will in Maryland on 26 Feb 1675.
One son, Joseph Milam was born on 26 Feb 1652 and married Harrah (Heriah)
King on 31 Oct 1688. They belonged to The Old South Church of Boston,
Mass. From this marriage was born three children, Joseph Jr., Mark
and John. A will dated 14 Aug 1730 ?was left by Joseph who died on
6 Mar 1737. The will named all
three sons and his wife, with Mark and John as executors.
When the Milam family settled in Indiana the called their town Carlisle after their home in England.
Jo ter, Lime, and Grain. It is located 40 miles SW of Carlisle and 320 miles NW of London. When the Milehams came to Va., they changed their name to Milam, than they migrated first to Ky. than to In. In Indiana they first settled in a village that they called Carlisle after their home in England.
The Mileham brothers Samuel and John came from England. They changed their name to Milam. This is documented in William and Mary College Quarterly, See Virginia Magazine- Vol. 6 page 104.
Samuel Milam married Martha Gardner on 8 Sept 1724 in Va. Children
born to this marriage were: John born in 1725, Thomas born in 1727
and Archibald born in 1729.
As you can see from the following chart my family line travels from Samuel to Thomas to Moses to Jarvis to John F. to James H. to Ralph than to Me (John J.).
I would appreciate any and all family data that you would like to share
John J. Milam
82015 Iran Ave
Mesa, Az. 85208
1-John J. Milam b. 14Dec. 1939 Newport In. m. 1 Feb 1970 Tomi Yamada Children 1. Aimee 2. Janet
2-Ralph Milam b. 8 Jun1904 Vigo Co. In m. 10
Aug 1935 Nina Pollard d. 27 Aug 1976
Children 1. Stanley 2. John 3. Marvin
3-James H. Milam b.
10 Nov 1857 Sull Co. In M. 1893 Effie B. Smith
d. 1905 Terre Haute In.
Children 1. Owen 2. Ward 3. Mabel 4. Ralph 5. Pearl 6. Helen 7. Donn
4-John F. Milam b. 1830 Sull Co. In m. 29 Jul 1851 Pelinah Jones
Children 1.Joseph 2.Solomon 3.Stephen 4.Isobel 5.Rufus 6.James H. 7.John 8.William
5- Jarvis Milam b. 1800 Ky m. 12 Jan 1823 Roseannah Mason d. 1847
Children 1.Sarah 2.Andrew 3.John F. 4.Mary 5.Susan 6.James A. 7.Anthony
6- Moses Milam b. 1770 Va. d. 1847 m. 28Sept 1790 spouse
Children 1.Jarvis 2.John 3.Ambrose 4.William
7- John Milam b. 1752 Va spouse Mary Ann Jackson
Children 1.Moses 2.Jarvis 3.Francis
4.Polly 5.Eleanor 6.Steven
8-Thomas MIlam b.1727 Va m.1746 Va d.1775 Va. spouse Mary R.Adams
1.Ben 2.Eliza 3.Jordan 4.Will 5.Solom 6.Rush
1. SAMUEL MILEHAM1 was born about 1699 in Wales, British Isles.
He was married to MARGARET GARDNER on 8 Sep 1725 in Lancaster Co., Virginia.2 Samuel and Martha Milam were married in Christ Church, Christ Church
Parish, Lancaster county, Virginia MARGARET GARDNER was born in 1703. Children of SAMUEL MILEHAM and MARGARET GARDNER were:
+2 i. JOHN MILAM (MILEHAM).
+3 ii. THOMAS MILAM (MILEHAM).
+4 iii. ARCHIBALD MILAM (MILEHAM).
2. JOHN MILAM (MILEHAM) was born in 1725.
JOHN MILAM (MILEHAM) and JUDITH B. COLE had no known children.
3. THOMAS MILAM (MILEHAM) was born about 1727 in Lancaster Co., Virginia. He died in Mar 1775 in Bedford Co., Virginia. He had an estate probated in Mar 1775 in Bedford Co., Virginia.3
Children of THOMAS MILAM (MILEHAM) and MARY RUSH ADAMS were:
+5 i. BENJAMIN MILAM.
+6 ii. JORDAN MILAM.
+7 iii. WILLIAM MILAM.
+8 iv. JOHN MILAM.
+9 v. SOLOMON MILAM.
+10 vi. RUSH MILAM.
4. ARCHIBALD MILAM (MILEHAM) was born in 1729.
ARCHIBALD MILAM (MILEHAM) and MARY WILSON had no known children.
5. BENJAMIN MILAM was born in 1748. He died on 19 Jun 1781. Benjamin Milam died as a prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War.
Children of BENJAMIN MILAM and ELIZABETH JACKSON were:
11 i. SOLOMAN MILAM was born on 14 Mar 1775 in Bedford Co., Virginia.
12 ii. JOSEPH MILAM was born on 30 Apr 1779 in Bedford Co., Virginia.4
13 iii. BENJAMIN MILAM was born on 27 Jan 1781 in Bedford Co., Virginia.
6. JORDAN MILAM was born on 26 Feb 1750 in Bedford Co., Virginia. D.A.R. No. W25709
He was married to MARY PEACOCK on 2 Aug 1792. JORDAN MILAM and MARY PEACOCK had no known children.
7. WILLIAM MILAM was born in 1751.
He was married to SUSANNA HILLY on 15 May 1793 in Bedford Co., Virginia.
WILLIAM MILAM and SUSANNA HILLY had no known children.
8. JOHN MILAM was born about 1750 in Bedford Co., Virginia. He died in 1780 in Bedford Co., Virginia. He had an estate probated in Nov 1780 in Bedford Co., Virginia. John Milam died in Bedford County, Virginia of wounds he received in the Revolutionary War.
He was married to ANN JACKSON in 1768 in England Virginia. ANN JACKSON was born about 1749. She died in Madison Co., Kentucky. Children of JOHN MILAM and ANN JACKSON were:
+14 i. FRANCES MILAM.
+15 ii. MARY MILAM.
+16 iii. ELEANOR MILAM.
+17 iv. MOSES MILAM.
+18 v. JARVIS MILAM.
9. SOLOMON MILAM was born in 1757.
He was married to NANCY PHILLIPS on 23 Dec 1818. SOLOMON MILAM
and NANCY PHILLIPS had no known children.
10. RUSH MILAM was born on 20 May 1779 in Bedford Co., Virginia.5
He was married to ELIZABETH FOWLER on 16 Jul 1783 in Bedford Co., Virginia.6 Children of RUSH MILAM and ELIZABETH FOWLER were:
19 i. JOHN KELLY MILAM was born on 20 May 1779 in Bedford Co., Virginia.
14. FRANCES MILAM.
She was married to WILLIAM EMBRY on 18 Jan 1786. FRANCES MILAM and WILLIAM EMBRY had no known children.
15. MARY MILAM.
She was married to THOMAS TERRY on 24 Feb 1789. MARY MILAM and THOMAS TERRY had no known children.
16. ELEANOR MILAM.
She was married to JAMES SPENCE on 1 Oct 1794. ELEANOR MILAM and JAMES SPENCE had no known children.
17. MOSES MILAM was born about 1770. He died in 1839 in Sullivan Co., Indiana. He entered the military Sep1812 to Oct 1812 in Kentucky State Mounted Malitia. Cpl. Moses Milam served in Capt. William Keller's company, Second Regt. of the Kentucky Mounted Malitia.
He was married to EDITH FUQUA on 28 Sep 1790 in Bedford Co., Virginia. Children of MOSES MILAM and EDITH FUQUA were:
+20 i. JOHN MILAM.
21 ii. WILLIAM HENRY MILAM.
22 iii. STEPHAN MILAM.
23 iv. AMBROSE MILAM was born on 28 Jan 1831.7
18. JARVIS MILAM was born on 24 Mar 1779. He died on 4 Jul
1849 in Bedford Co., Virginia.
He was married to SUSANNA WOODS on 27 Apr 1801. JARVIS MILAM and SUSANNA WOODS had no known children.
20. JOHN MILAM was born about 1792 in Bedford Co., Virginia. He died in 1850 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. He entered the military Nov 1814 to May 1815 in Kentucky State Militia. Pvt. John Milam was a member of Capt. Robert Thruston's company, Kentucky Detatched Militia, comanded by Lt. Col. John Davis, War of 1812. He was paid by david Hunter to take his place in the militia. For his service he received bounty land in Clinton county, Mossouri. He was living in Shelby county Kentucky in 1815. He entered the military Sep 1812 to Oct 1812 in Kentucky State Mounted Malitia. Pvt. John Milam was a member of Capt. Jacob Ellerston's company, in the third regt. of the Kentucky Mounted Militia, War of 1812
He was married to MARGRET BASHAM on 18 Aug 1817 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. MARGRET BASHAM was born about 1798 in Bedford Co., Virginia. Margaret's name is spelled "Margreth" in somee sources. She died in Aug 1850 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. Children of JOHN MILAM and MARGRET BASHAM were:
+24 i. HENRY BASHAM MILAM.
+25 ii. WILLIAM H. MILAM.
+26 iii. OBADIAH MILAM.
+27 iv. CELIA MILAM.
+28 v. POLLY ANN MILAM.
+29 vi. STEPHAN MILAM.
+30 vii. BARTLETT MILAM.
+31 viii. ELIZA JANE MILAM.
+32 ix. THEODOCIA MILAM.
+33 x. BARBARA ELVIRA MILAM.
+34 xi. MARGARET MILAM.
35 xii. JANE MILAM was born in 1844 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She was born in 1844 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
He was married to FANNY SPENCE in 1818 in Shelby Co., Kentucky. JOHN MILAM and FANNY SPENCE had no known children.
24. HENRY BASHAM MILAM was born in 1819 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
He was married to MARY TATE on 12 Jul 1853. HENRY BASHAM MILAM and MARY TATE had no known children.
25. WILLIAM H. MILAM was born on 12 Oct 1818 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.8 He died on 30 Mar 1891 in Grayson Co., Kentucky. He was buried on 12 Oct 1891 in Shrewsberry Cemetery, Grayson County, Kentucky.
He was married to JULIA A. ANDERSON in 1840. JULIA A. ANDERSON was born in State of Virginia. Children of WILLIAM H. MILAM and JULIA A. ANDERSON were:
36 i. OBIDIAL MILAM was born in 1841 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
37 ii. MARGARET MILAM was born in 1843 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
38 iii. CHARLES ANDERSON MILAM was born on 10 Feb 1845 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. He died on 6 May 1872 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. He was buried after 6 May 1872 in Whittinghill Cemetery, Ohio Co., Kentucky.
39 iv. MARCY ELIZA MILAM was born in 1847 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
+40 v. JOHN M. MILAM.
41 vi. STEPHEN MILAM was born in 1853 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
42 vii. CELIA MILAM was born in 1854 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
43 viii. GODFREY MILAM was born in 1856 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
44 ix. JAMES MILAM was born in 1858 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
26. OBADIAH MILAM was born on 31 Dec 1820 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.9,10 He died on 26 Mar 1903 in Warren Co., Kentucky. He was buried on 27 Mar 1903 in Cherry's Chapel Cemetery, Warren Co., Kentucky. He appeared on the 1860 Census in Warren Co., Kentucky.11 He appeared on the 1870 Census in Warren Co., Kentucky.12
He was married to CHARLOTTEE CHERRY on 17 Mar 1842 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.9 CHARLOTTEE CHERRY was born on 30 Sep 1820 in Warren Co., Kentucky. She died on 11 May 1899 in Warren Co., Kentucky. She was buried on 12 May 1899 in Cherry's Chapel, Warren Co., Kentucky. Children of OBADIAH MILAM and CHARLOTTEE CHERRY were:
45 i. WILLIAM S. MILAM was born on 10 Nov 1842 in Warren Co.,
+46 ii. JOHN RICHARDSON MILAM.
47 iii. JOSEPH A. MILAM was born on 13 Apr 1846.
+48 iv. SOLOMON NEWTON MILAM.
49 v. STEPHAN MILAM was born on 20 Apr 1850.
+50 vi. CELIA FRANCIS MILAM.
+51 vii. MARTHA WASHINGTON MILAM.
+52 viii. SARAH MARGARET MILAM.
53 ix. HEZAKIAH CARR MILAM was born on 10 Aug 1862.
+54 x. WESLEY J. MILAM.
He was married to HESTER ANN JOHNS on 12 Jun 1899 in Warren Co., Kentucky. Children of OBADIAH MILAM and HESTER ANN JOHNS were:
55 i. NO ISSUE.
27. CELIA MILAM was born on 21 Oct 1822 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She was born on 21 Oct 1822 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She died on 26 Jan 1913 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She died on 26 Jan 1913 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
She was married to KELLOG NORTON on 28 Mar 1839 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. CELIA MILAM and KELLOG NORTON had no known children.
28. POLLY ANN MILAM was born on 10 Sep 1825 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She was buried on 11 Sep 1825 in Thomas Cemetery, Grayson Co., Kentucky. She died on 14 Feb 1911 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
POLLY ANN MILAM and JOHN HENRY SMITH had no known children.
29. STEPHAN MILAM was born in 1828 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. He was born in 1828 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
SARAH MARGARET MILAM was born on 27 Jun 1859. STEPHAN MILAM and SARAH MARGARET MILAM had no known children.
30. BARTLETT MILAM was born in 1831 in Sullivan Co., Indiana. He was born in 1831 in Sullivan Co., Indiana. He died in 1901 in Sullivan Co., Indiana. He died in 1901 in Sullivan Co., Indiana.
He was married to MARGARET SMITH on 27 Aug 1856. BARTLETT MILAM and MARGARET SMITH had no known children.
31. ELIZA JANE MILAM was born in 1833. She was born in 1833. She died in 1854 in Sullivan Co., Indiana. She died in 1854 in Sullivan Co., Indiana.
She was married to LITTLEBERRY TATE on 1 Mar 1853 in Sullivan Co., Indiana. ELIZA JANE MILAM and LITTLEBERRY TATE had no known children.
32. THEODOCIA MILAM was born in 1835 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She was born in 1835 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
She was married to ANDREW MILAM on 21 Sep 1854 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. THEODOCIA MILAM and ANDREW MILAM had no known children.
33. BARBARA ELVIRA MILAM was born on 4 Sep 1839 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She was born on 4 Sep 1839 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She died on 26 Mar 1885 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She died on 26 Mar 1885 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
She was married to LITTLEBERRY TATE on 10 Oct 1854 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. BARBARA ELVIRA MILAM and LITTLEBERRY TATE had no known children.
34. MARGARET MILAM was born in 1842 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
She was married to ROLAN WILSON on 8 Dec 1864. MARGARET MILAM and ROLAN WILSON had no known children.
40. JOHN M. MILAM was born in 1849 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. He died in 1899 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.
He was married to MATILDA RENO on 13 Jan 1870 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. MATILDA RENO was born in 1851 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. She died in Jan 1930 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. Children of JOHN M. MILAM and MATILDA RENO were:
+56 i. WAVIE MILAM.
46. JOHN RICHARDSON MILAM was born on 20 Oct 1844 in Sullivan Co., Indiana.14 He died on 6 Jan 1910 in Warren Co., Kentucky.
He was married to MISSOURI EXONA MORGAN on 24 Nov 1868 in Warren Co.,
Kentucky.15 MISSOURI EXONA MORGAN was born on 8 Oct 1850 in Cumberland
Co., Kentucky.16 IN 1871 CLAY COUNTY WAS ESTABLISHED BEFORE THAT
TIME IT WAS OVERTON OR
JACKSON COUNTIES. She died on 6 Oct 1921 in Warren Co., Kentucky.17 JOHN RICHARDSON MILAM and MISSOURI EXONA MORGAN had no known children.
48. SOLOMON NEWTON MILAM was born on 14 Jan 1848 in Warren Co., Kentucky. He died on 30 Aug 1909 in Warren Co., Kentucky.
He was married to ELIZABETH ANN DOUGLAS on 21 Jul 1870 in Warren Co., Kentucky. The marriage took place at the home of William B. Douglas at Lost Creek. ELIZABETH ANN DOUGLAS was born on 6 Jul 1849 in Warren Co., Kentucky. She died on 25 Jul 1901 in Warren Co., Kentucky. Children of SOLOMON NEWTON MILAM and ELIZABETH ANN DOUGLAS were:
57 i. BAIL MILAM.
+58 ii. ROBERTA MILAM.
+59 iii. MARTHA FAYE MILAM.
+60 iv. JOHN WESLEY MILAM.
61 v. THOMAS KIRK MILAM was born on 19 Sep 1882.
+62 vi. OBE MILAM.
+63 vii. MARY MARGARET MILAM.
50. CELIA FRANCIS MILAM was born on 27 Apr 1852 in Warren Co., Kentucky.18 Celia was the sixth of ten children. She died on 18 Jan 1936 in Warren Co., Kentucky.19 Celia Douglas died of pneumonia. Her great grandson, William B. Douglas, remembers driving to her funeral in a blizzard from Jeffersonville, Indiana. She was buried on 19 Jan 1936 in Cherry's Chapel, Warren Co., Kentucky.20 Cherry's Chapel Cemetery is a well m,aintained cemetery today. It was recently charted by the D.A.R. and the tombstones are in very good condition. She had an Obituary in The Park City Daily News on 19 Jan 1936 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky.21
"Mrs. Douglas Dies This Morning" "Mrs. Celia Francis Milam Douglas,
85 years old, died at five o'clock Saturday morning in the Richardsville
Riverside section following an illness with pneumonia. Funeral
services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at Cherry's Chapel
with burial following in the church cemetery. The services will be
in charge of the Rev. W.A. Sanders.
Mrs. Douglas was a native of Warren County. She is servived by one son, H.G.Douglas Rich Pond, A daughter, Mrs. Lottie Martin of Richardsville, a brother, K. Milam of Morgantown; and a sister Mrs. Mattie Glenn of Richardsville." She went by the nickname of "Sis" "Sis" frm 1862 in Warren Co., Kentucky.22 She went bymthe nickname of "Sis" to her friends most of her ligfe.
She was married to JAMES THOMAS DOUGLAS on 9 Jan 1868 in Riverside,
Kentucky.23 James and Celia were married at the home of, the brides father, Obdiah Milam in Riverside. JAMES THOMAS DOUGLAS was born on 3 Feb 1848 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.24 James was the the first born of his father's second marriage to Martha E. Alford. He was on the Tax Rolls in 1869 in Warren Co., Kentucky.25 "James T. Douglas, no male over 21, 1 enrolled in the malitia" He is a Tobacco Farming in 1869 in Warren Co., Kentucky.26 Great grandson William B. Douglas remembers helping in the harvest when he was a small child He was on the Tax Rolls in 1870 in Warren Co., Kentucky.25 "James T. Douglas, 1 horse ($75), total value $75, 1 male over 21, 1 enrolled in the malitia, 100 bu. corn" He appeared on the Soundex in 1880 in Warren Co., Kentucky.27 The 1880 census of the Greencastle district, Warren County, is badly faded and is almost unreadable, therefore the Soundex was u!sed to determine his children. He was appointed the Postmaster on 22 Jan 1902!
in Long, Warren Co., Kentucky.28 He only served for a little over a year before resigning as Postmaster. He signed a will on 9 Dec 1920 in Warren Co., Kentucky.29
Will of James T. Douglas
"I James T. Douglas of the County of Warren and the state
of Kentucky, being in ill health but of sound and disposing mind and memory
calling to mind the fraility and uncertany of human life, and being desirous
of settling my worldly affairs and directing how the estates with which
it pleased God to Bless me, shall be disposed of after my decease, while
I have the strength and capacity to do so, do make and publish this my
last will and testament and first I commend my immortal being to him who
gave it, and my body to the Earth, to be buried with but expense or ostentatiopn
by my executor here in after named, and as to my wordly estate, and all
my property, real , personal, or mixed of which I shall die seized and
possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my deceasde.
I devise , bequeath, and dispose of in the manner following, to wit: Imprimis.
My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my executor
hereinafter named, be paid out of my es!
tate, as soon after my decease, as shall by them shall be found convenient. Item. I give and devise and bequeath to my wife Celia Francis Douglas, all my real and personal estate including moneys, notes, rents and income, of all kinds whatsoever during her natural life, and at the death of my wife, all the said property remaining on hand, shall be divided equally among my children, to wit: Harison greely Douglas, Lottie Bell Norris and George W. Douglas, deceased, whose share shall be divided equally among his heirs at the time of my wifes demise.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint my said wife Celia Francis Douglas
to be the executor of this my last will and testament contained on Oposite
sides of this one sheet of paper and to this side thereof I have subscribed
my name and affixed my seal this ninth day December one thousand nine hundred
J.T. Douglas (Seal.)
The above instrument containing of one sheet was here subscribed by James T. Douglas the testor, in the presence of us, and at the same time described by him to be his last will and testament and we, at his request sign our names hereto, as attesting wittnesses.
State of Kentucky
County of Warren Sct. May Term 1922
The forgoing will of James T. Douglas was on this day produced in open court and offered for probate and proven by the oaths of J.H. Douglas and B.F. Miller, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded which is done.
Given under my hand this 22 day of May, 1922
H. Lee Kelley, Clerk"
It should be noted that he named his only surviving son , Horace Greely Douglas, "Harison Greely Douglas" He died on 9 May 1922 in Long, Warren Co., Kentucky.30 Died of Nephritis complicated by senilety He was buried on 9 May 1922 in Cherry's Chapel, Warren Co., Kentucky.31 See obituary, the cemetery is well maintained even today. He had an Obituary in The Park City Daily News on 9 May 1922 in Warren Co., Kentucky.32
"James Douglas, 75 years old died near Long, this county, last night at 11 o'clock of a complication of diseases, after an illness of eight months.
The furnel services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Cherry's Chappel by Rev. J.D. Lindsay the Pastor. The internment was in the church graveyard.
The deceased was born and reared in Warren County and engaged in farming until his health failed him. He leaves a widow, two daughters, several nephews and nieces, He was a member of the Christian Church."
It should be noted that he only had one surviving daughter and son. His other daughter died before her tenth birthday. He appeared on the 1900 Census in the Greencastle Dist., Warren Co., Kentucky.33 This 1900 census reveals that James and Celia had five children. Only four can be accounted for, therefore one must have died at birth oe shortly after. He appeared on the 1910 Census in the Greencastle Dist., Warren Co., Kentucky.34 This census shows their grandson, Burleough living with them. His great grandson William B. Douglas remembered him as being very eccentric in his later years. He would sit on his front porch and yell at people passing by who he didn't like. His comments were mostly political as James Douglas was a staunch Federalist, Warren County was a Federal County in the Civil War.
Children of CELIA FRANCIS MILAM and JAMES THOMAS DOUGLAS were:
+64 i. GEORGE WASHINGTON DOUGLAS.
+65 ii. HORACE GREELY DOUGLAS.
66 iii. CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS was born on 20 Jul 1874 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.35 She died about 1878 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.
+67 iv. MARTHA BELLE DOUGLAS.
51. MARTHA WASHINGTON MILAM was born on 4 Jul 1857.
She was married to GEORGE GLENN on 21 Jun 1877. MARTHA WASHINGTON MILAM and GEORGE GLENN had no known children.
52. SARAH MARGARET MILAM was born on 27 Jun 1859.
STEPHAN MILAM was born in 1828 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. He was born in 1828 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. SARAH MARGARET MILAM and STEPHAN MILAM had no known children.
54. WESLEY J. MILAM was born on 18 Nov 1865 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky. He died on 17 Apr 1904 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky. He was buried on 18 Apr 1904 in Riverside Cemetery, Warren Co., Kentucky.
He was married to FANNIE BELL LAMASTUS on 6 Apr 1887. FANNIE BELL LAMASTUS was born on 14 Jun 1872 in The Wilderness Road in route to Kentucky. She died on 24 Jun 1953 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky. She was buried on 26 Jun 1953 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky. WESLEY J. MILAM and FANNIE BELL LAMASTUS had no known children.
56. WAVIE MILAM was born on 20 Aug 1874 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.36 He died on 22 Dec 1952 in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.36
LULA ELLEN SHARTZER was born on 14 Jan 1880. She died on 21 Dec 1947. Children of WAVIE MILAM and LULA ELLEN SHARTZER were:
+68 i. GRACIE LEE MILAM.
58. ROBERTA MILAM.
ROBERTA MILAM and ALBERT WETZEL had no known children.
59. MARTHA FAYE MILAM was born on 12 Jul 1874 in Warren Co., Kentucky. She died on 22 Sep 1948 in Warren Co., Kentucky.
She was married to ROBERT GUESS on 10 May 1899 in Warren Co., Kentucky. ROBERT GUESS was born on 20 May 1877 in The Wilderness Road in route to Kentucky. He died on 24 Oct 1934 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky. Children of MARTHA FAYE MILAM and ROBERT GUESS were:
+69 i. ASHER GUESS.
60. JOHN WESLEY MILAM was born on 5 Mar 1879. He died on
6 May 1956. He was buried.
He was married to MAGNOLIA (MAGGIE) RICHARDS on 27 Dec 1899. JOHN WESLEY MILAM and MAGNOLIA (MAGGIE) RICHARDS had no known children.
62. OBE MILAM was born on 18 Jun 1885. He died on 7 Dec
1929. He was buried on 10 Dec 1929.
OBE MILAM and LIDIE UPTON had no known children.
63. MARY MARGARET MILAM was born on 28 Dec 1889.
MARY MARGARET MILAM and WILLIAM RUSSELL had no known children.
64. GEORGE WASHINGTON DOUGLAS was born on 5 Dec 1870 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.37,38 He is a Farmer Planter in 1910 in Warren Co., Kentucky.39 He died on 9 Apr 1915 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.40 He was buried on 10 Apr 1915 in Riverside Church Cemetery, Warren Co., Kentucky.41 He appeared on the 1900 Census in the Greencastle Dist., Warren Co., Kentucky.42 He appeared on the 1910 Census in the Greencastle Dist., Warren Co., Kentucky.43 George Douglas was known as "Big George Douglas". He was a giant of a man for his time, standing about 6'10" tall and weighing around 280 pounds.
He was married to HELEN N. MORGAN on 4 Feb 1891 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.44 The Marriage Bond was issued on 30 Jan 1891 in Warren County. George and Helen were married by Mr. C.H . Lewis J. P. Warren County. HELEN N. MORGAN was born on 9 Feb 1871 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.45 She died on 5 May 1892 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.46 She was buried on 7 May 1892 in Riverside Cemetery, Warren Co., Kentucky.47 Family lore says that Helen Morgan was struck by lighting and killed near her home.
Children of GEORGE WASHINGTON DOUGLAS and HELEN N. MORGAN were:
+70 i. BURLEY GREELY DOUGLAS.
He was married to NANCY E. BRATCHER on 28 Sep 1892 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.48 NANCY E. BRATCHER was born in Aug 1872 in Warren Co., Kentucky. She died on 22 Sep 1930 in Warren Co., Kentucky.49 Children of GEORGE WASHINGTON DOUGLAS and NANCY E. BRATCHER were:
71 i. ETHEL DOUGLAS was born in Jul 1893 in Riverside, Warren Co.,
72 ii. WILLIAM T. DOUGLAS was born in Feb 1895 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky. He died on 3 Sep 1925 in Warren Co., Kentucky.50
73 iii. EDWARD R. DOUGLAS was born in Jun 1897 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.
74 iv. PIMIA D. DOUGLAS was born in Jan 1899 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.
75 v. ALLEN DOUGLAS was born in 1901 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.
76 vi. ALLIE B. DOUGLAS was born on 12 Jan 1903 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.
77 vii. JUEL DOUGLAS was born on 19 Apr 1904 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.51
78 viii. AUBRY DOUGLAS was born in 1906 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.
79 ix. VIRGIL DOUGLAS was born on 7 Jul 1911 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky. He died on 15 Aug 1912 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.52
65. HORACE GREELY DOUGLAS was born on 12 Jul 1872 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.53 He died on 22 Nov 1961 in Rich Pond, Warren Co., Kentucky.54 He was buried on 24 Nov 1961 in Woodburn Cemetery, Warren Co., Kentucky.55 He signed a will on 1 Dec 1961 in Warren Co., Kentucky.56 Horace Greely Douglas was refered to in his father's will as Harrison, perhaps a nick name. He taught school for many years in Warren County.
He was married to DAISY D. WALKER in Warren Co., Kentucky. DAISY D. WALKER died on 12 Jan 1965 in Warren Co., Kentucky.57 Children of HORACE GREELY DOUGLAS and DAISY D. WALKER were:
+80 i. HUBERT L. DOUGLAS.
+81 ii. LOUISE DOUGLAS.
+82 iii. ROBERT DOUGLAS.
+83 iv. MARIE DOUGLAS.
+84 v. GRACE D. DOUGLAS.
67. MARTHA BELLE DOUGLAS21 was born on 20 Jan 1875 in Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky.58 She died on 27 Nov 1937 in Butler Co., Kentucky.59 She was buried on 28 Nov 1937 in Old Riverview Cemetery, Morgantown, Kentucky.60 According to census records, Lottie lost two children before 1910. Her husband apparently died before 1936 for at her mothers death her name was Martin.
She was married to J. R. NORRIS in Jul 1891 in Warren Co., Kentucky. J. R. NORRIS61 was born on 26 Jul 1868 in Butler Co., Kentucky.62 He is a Blacksmith in 1888 in Butler Co., Kentucky.63 He appeared on the in 1910 in Butler Co., Kentucky.39 He died on 27 Jul 1924 in Butler Co., Kentucky.64 He was buried on 28 Jul 1924 in Old Riverview Cemetery, Morgantown, Kentucky.65 Children of MARTHA BELLE DOUGLAS and J. R. NORRIS were:
85 i. FINNIS NORRIS was born in Apr 1892 in Butler Co., Kentucky.
86 ii. CARLOS NORRIS.
87 iii. POLLY NORRIS was born in May 1893 in Butler Co., Kentucky.
88 iv. EARNEST NORRIS was born on 7 Aug 1896 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He died on 7 Mar 1916 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He was buried on 8 Mar 1916 in Old Riverview Cemetery, Morgantown, Kentucky.
89 v. UREY NORRIS was born in 1898 in Butler Co., Kentucky.
90 vi. ROBERT NORRIS was born on 1 Jun 1900 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He died on 15 Aug 1900 in Morgantown , Kentucky. He was buried on 16 Aug 1900 in Old Riverview Cemetery, Morgantown, Kentucky.
91 vii. CLIFTON NORRIS was born in 1907 in Butler Co., Kentucky.
92 viii. BEULAH MURRELL NORRIS was born on 18 Apr 1912 in Butler Co., Kentucky. She died on 8 Jun 1913 in Morgantown , Kentucky. She was buried on 9 Jun 1913 in Old Riverview Cemetery, Morgantown, Kentucky.
She was married to C.L. MARTIN on 14 Dec 1927 in Butler Co., Kentucky.66 C.L. MARTIN was born in 1873 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Children of MARTHA BELLE DOUGLAS and C.L. MARTIN were:
93 i. NO ISSUE.
1. The Marriage Register of Virginia.
2. Ibid. Lancaster Co., VA , p 6.
3. Worrell. Over the Mountain Men.
4. IGI Index No. 1395549, Batch 8233502, Sheet 60.
5. IGI No. 1395844. Batch 8422805, Sheet 98.
6. Marriage register, Bedford Co., VA. Bond.
7. AFN MMPM 6R. LDS.
8. Milam Family Records in posession of Sandra L. Johnson. LEITCHFIELD, KY.
9. Milam Family Bible, W.K.U. Library.
10. Marriage Bond of son, Warren Co. Bonds , p 131 2. as Breckinridge Co., KY.
11. 1860 Census. Warren Co., KY, 652.
12. Warren Co., KY.
13. Milam Family Bible. Milam File, W.K.U. Library.
14. LDS No. 1059323, Batch No. 7720910. Sheet 42.
15. M.W. Van Scoyoc. Decendents List. Serbin Printing, Sarasota, FL, 1993. p 675.
16. Ibid. p 675.
17. Ibid. p 675.
18. Date taken from Tombstone. Date from original tombstone.
19. Death Cert. No. 3044, Reg. No. 7721, KY.
20. Cherry's Chapel Cemetery, Warren Co., KY.
21. The Park City Daily News,Bowling Green, KY p 3.
22. Varified by Mrs. Hope Cherry a close friend.
23. Marriage Book "P", p 411, Warren Co., KY.
24. Death Certificate State of KY. Date from the original tombstone.
25. Tax Rolls , Warren Co., KY, 1867 1870.
26. Information varified by. William B. Douglas, great grandson.
27. Vol. 28, Sheet 31, Line 4, E.D. 235.
28. Record of appointment of Postmasters, Warren Co., KY. Manuscripts, W.K.U. Library.
29. Will Book No. 6, p 415. Warren Co., KY.
30. Death Cert. No. 12478, State of KY.
31. Ibid. Cert. No. 12478 State of KY.
32. The Park City Daily News, 9 May 1922, p 3.
33. 1900 Census, Warren Co., KY. Was Living with grandparents.
34. 1910 Census. Warren Co., KY, Greencastle Dist, No., 87 88.
35. LDS Film Nos. 174932, Batch C518042.
36. Milam Family Records in posession of Sandra L. Johnson.
37. Death Cert. No.
38. Vol 23, No. 11162, State of Ky.
39. 1910 Census.
40. Death Cert. No. Reg. No. 7767.
41. Ibid. Death Cert.. No. 11162, State of KY.
42. 1900 Census Warren Co., KY. , 216 221.
43. 1910 Census. Warren Co., 149 150.
44. Marriage Book Warren Co., KY. Marriage Book "V", p 231.
45. Morgan Family Records.
46. Riverside, Warren Co., KY.
47. Riverside Church Cemetery, Warren Co., KY. Riverside Church Cemetery, Warren Co., KY.
48. Warren County, KY, Marriage Index. 1892.
49. State of Kentucky Death Records Index,. Vol 48, DV 30, Cert. No. 23644.
50. State of Kentucky Death Cert. No.,. Vol 46, DV 25, Cert. No. 22938.
51. Record of Births, 1904, Warren Co., KY, now state Records. Warren Co., Birth Records, 1904.
52. State of Kentucky Death Records Index,. Vol 53, DV 12, Cert. No. 21064.
53. Death Certificate State of KY.
54. Death Cert., No.State of KY.
55. Woodburn Cemetery, Warren Co., Ky.
56. Warren Co., KY Will Book 12,. p 253 254.
57. State of Kentucky Death Cert. No.,. 04013.
58. State of Kentucky Death Cert ,No.,. Cert. No. 27488.
59. Ibid. 27488.
60. Butler County Cemeteries, Morgantown, p 209.
61. Perrin, et al. Biographies of Kentuckians. F.A. Batty & Sons, Louisville, KY. p 669.
62. Ibid. p 669.
63. 1910 Census. ,60, 63.
64. State of Kentucky, Death Cert. No., 15365. Vol 31.
65. Butler County Cemeteries, Morgantown, p 209.
66. Butler Co., Ky marriage book no. 113.
ADAMS MARY RUSH . . . 1
ANDERSON JULIA A. . . . 1
BASHAM MARGRET . . . 1
BRATCHER NANCY E. . . . 1
CHERRY CHARLOTTEE . . . 1
COLE JUDITH B. . . . 1
DOUGLAS ALLEN . . . 1
ALLIE B. . . . 1
AUBRY . . . 1
CHARLOTTE . . . 1
EDWARD R. . . . 1
ELIZABETH ANN . . . 1
ETHEL . . . 1
GEORGE WASHINGTON . . . 1
HORACE GREELY . . . 1
JAMES THOMAS . . . 1
JUEL . . . 1
MARTHA BELLE . . . 1
PIMIA D. . . . 1
VIRGIL . . . 1
WILLIAM T. . . . 1
EMBRY WILLIAM . . . 1
FOWLER ELIZABETH . . . 1
FUQUA EDITH . . . 1
GARDNER MARGARET . . . 1
GLENN GEORGE . . . 1
GUESS ROBERT . . . 1
HILLY SUSANNA . . . 1
JACKSON ANN . . . 1
ELIZABETH . . . 1
JOHNS HESTER ANN . . . 1
LAMASTUS FANNIE BELL . . . 1
MARTIN C.L. . . . 1
ARCHIBALD . . . 1
JOHN . . . 1
THOMAS . . . 1
AMBROSE . . . 1
ANDREW . . . 1
BAIL . . . 1
BARBARA ELVIRA . . . 1
BARTLETT . . . 1
BENJAMIN . . . 1
BENJAMIN . . . 1
CELIA . . . 1
CELIA . . . 1
CELIA FRANCIS . . . 1
CHARLES ANDERSON . . . 1
ELEANOR . . . 1
ELIZA JANE . . . 1
FRANCES . . . 1
GODFREY . . . 1
HENRY BASHAM . . . 1
HEZAKIAH CARR . . . 1
JAMES . . . 1
JANE . . . 1
JARVIS . . . 1
JOHN . . . 1
JOHN . . . 1
JOHN KELLY . . . 1
JOHN M. . . . 1
JOHN RICHARDSON . . . 1
JOHN WESLEY . . . 1
JORDAN . . . 1
JOSEPH . . . 1
JOSEPH A. . . . 1
MARCY ELIZA . . . 1
MARGARET . . . 1
MARGARET . . . 1
MARTHA FAYE . . . 1
MARTHA WASHINGTON . . . 1
MARY . . . 1
MARY MARGARET . . . 1
MOSES . . . 1
OBADIAH . . . 1
OBE . . . 1
OBIDIAL . . . 1
POLLY ANN . . . 1
ROBERTA . . . 1
RUSH . . . 1
SARAH MARGARET . . . 1, 1
SOLOMAN . . . 1
SOLOMON . . . 1
SOLOMON NEWTON . . . 1
STEPHAN . . . 1
STEPHAN . . . 1, 1
STEPHAN . . . 1
STEPHEN . . . 1
THEODOCIA . . . 1
THOMAS KIRK . . . 1
WAVIE . . . 1
WESLEY J. . . . 1
WILLIAM . . . 1
WILLIAM H. . . . 1
WILLIAM HENRY . . . 1
WILLIAM S. . . . 1
MILEHAM SAMUEL . . . 1
MORGAN HELEN N. . . . 1
MISSOURI EXONA . . . 1
NO ISSUE . . 11
BEULAH MURRELL . . . 1
CARLOS . . . 1
CLIFTON . . . 1
EARNEST . . . 1
FINNIS . . . 1
J. R. . . . 1
POLLY . . . 1
ROBERT . . . 1
UREY . . . 1
NORTON KELLOG . . . 1
PEACOCK MARY . . . 1
PHILLIPS NANCY . . . 1
RENO MATILDA . . . 1
RICHARDS MAGNOLIA (MAGGIE) . . . 1
RUSSELL WILLIAM . . . 1
SHARTZER LULA ELLEN . . . 1
SMITH JOHN HENRY . . . 1
MARGARET . . . 1
SPENCE FANNY . . . 1
JAMES . . . 1
TATE LITTLEBERRY . . . 1
LITTLEBERRY . . . 1
MARY . . . 1
TERRY THOMAS . . . 1
UPTON LIDIE . . . 1
WALKER DAISY D. . . . 1
WETZEL ALBERT . . . 1
WILSON MARY . . . 1
ROLAN . . . 1
WOODS SUSANNA . . . 1
WILLIAM H. DOUGLAS
701 N FIG TREE LANE
PLANTATION, FL 33317
954 583 5228
In more recent times, another Milam that became famous was my brother
story was published in the December issue of The Readers Digest, and is reprinted
TWO MEN ON A ICE FLOW
High above the freezing waters of a branch of Alaska's cook inlet, Marv Milam, a 36 year old Surveyor, was piloting his Cessna 180. Beside him sat his boss and close friend, Key Broussard, 32. The two men were returning to their offices at N. L. Sperry-Sun in Anchorage after having lunch at Big Lake Lodge, 24 miles north. They shared a passion for hunting, flying and the wild, awesome beauty of the Alaskan bush, and they had discussed plans for a moose hunt up north. Now, looking out the window, Ken marveled at the sight of the Chugach Mountains, their flowing snow-capes fringed with faded emerald forests. It was still winter - March 5, 1981 - but spring wasn't too far off.
"Should be great hunting this year," Ken called above the
Cessna's roar. But Marv was suddenly distracted by the sound of the
engine. He checked the instruments. "We're losing altitude," he said.
Marv radioed Merrill Field. "We're five miles north, altitude six
hundred feet," he reported. "We're going down in the inlet.
He looked for a place to land. Off to the left, among
chunks of ice the size of army tanks bobbing in the restless waters, was
a sand bar. Within seconds, the plane touched down on the soggy mud
flat, shuddered, slid, then lurched to a stop. "Elmendorf Air Force
Base is only four or five miles away," Marv said. "They'll have
a chopper here soon."
A small splashing sound startled the two men. From
the crack between the door and floor, a tiny serpent of dirty water uncoiled
toward the center of the cabin. "Oh no!" Marv said
as he felt the plane starting to pitch. "Tide's coming in.
We' ve got to get out of here - fast." He knew that Cook Inlet had one
of the world's
highest tides; which created powerful currents and a dangerous undertow. Normally a man could survive in its 28-degree water little more than 30 minutes.
He grabbed two small emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). One was a cheap model he had bought 15 years before and planned to throw away. Probably doesn't even work, he though, but flipped it on and stuffed it into Ken's parka pocked, slipping the newer ELT into his own.
"These will send a signal to the rescue plan," Marv explained to Ken.
"But don't let the transmitter get submerged. It's not waterproof."
Ken kicked the door open, and the men stepped out. Ken was wearing
gloves; Marv had left his in the office. Then a wave engulfed the
plane, and Marv's legs buckled
in the undertow. Ken fell backward into the icy water. Moments later, he bobbed to he surface flailing his arms.
"Marv!" he sputtered, his lungs fighting for air. "So cold! Can't get my breath..." His words choked off in a spasm of coughing. "Don't swim," Marv called. Grab that ice floe. Try to pull your body out of the water." The water was waist-high now and churning like a wild animal. Marv could feel his boots sinking into the mud. Suddenly he knew. Quicksand! Like a steel trap, the powder-fine glacial silt held him motionless.
He hauled at one foot. It wouldn't budge. Frantically, he strained and yanked until it slipped free of the boot. He strained at the other foot. Finally, it too popped out of the boot. Now the water was chest-high, and he dived toward Ken, extending his arms across the ice block. "Your hands!" Marv commanded. "Reach!" Wearily, Ken pushed his arms across the three-foot ice floe. "Grab my coat collar and I'll grab yours," Marv yelled. "We'll lock arms over the ice. That'll keep us afloat and partly out of the water for a while. It's our only chance." Their lives were literally in each other's hands. Ken Broussard knew his friend was tough and had hired him as a surveyor two years ago.
Marv had come to Alaska from Arizona in 1976 - worked as a ship's engineer, a construction worker and a bush pilot. He'd had his share of flying adventures in the far north. "Maybe the tide will push us to shore," Ken shouted. Marv knew otherwise. "Just keep holding tight," he said. "Repeat after me: I'M holding. Steel-tight...Steel- tight." "I'm... holding," Ken began, his teeth chattering. "Steel...tight."
The Air Rescue C -130 "Kingbird" was on a routine training mission when the Elmendorf Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage, 110 miles to the northeast, ordered the plane to the scene. "Cessna with two on board down somewhere in the inlet," Elmendorf radioed. "They'll last only a few minutes." As Capt Frank Mason, Jr., the Kingbird's pilot, turned the plane and barreled back toward Anchorage, his radio operator began picking up an ELT signal. The kingbirds's specialized tracking equipment could pinpoint the men for the rescue chopper Elmendorf would send. But will they still be alive? Mason wondered.
Tremors rippled through Marv's body. He stiffened his jaw against the cold. The tide twisted and pulled him while huge chunks of ice thumped against his body. Floating up to their armpits, their arms locked across the ice raft, he and Ken might survive 20 minutes -- maybe 25, Marv figured. He peered into Ken's eyes. They were glassy, and his lips were purple. The men had been in the water for only minutes. It felt like hours.
Through a haze of pain, Ken thought of his wife, Dee, a 26 year old
elementary- school teacher, who had gone to college in his home town, Lafayette,
La. When Ken left that morning, Dee had been planing a party to celebrate
his birthday. And in only three weeks, they would be off to Hawaii
on a vacation they had been promising themselves for almost two years.
Hawaii! Oh God, he wondered, will I ever be warm again ? The
ELT antenna sticking out of his pocket was dipping beneath the surface.
Have to get it out of the water, Marv though. Holding on to Ken's
collar with his left hand, he reached for the antenna with his right.
"You're ...l-letting go, "Ken stammered. "Don't let go!"
"Got to lift the antenna..."
"Hang on," Ken said weakly. Our only hope... is each other."
At the Helicopter Launch Base of Elmendorf's 71st air-rescue squadron, the operations officer quickly briefed a flight crew and dispatched them to a chopper. Minutes later, the chopper chattered upward.
Marv's eyes ached. He could feel the current sweeping
them up the middle of the water. Suddenly the ice floe tilted sharply,
and the sea and sky began to teeter- totter wildly. Ken gagged and
coughed. Marv strained for a better grip. Then he searched
the horizon and, high overhead, spotted a plane. But it kept on going.
looked over at Ken - he, too, had seen the plan. Marv struggled for words, working his mouth and grimacing, but nothing came out. By now they had been in the water, Ken guessed, for 20 minutes.
Capt Buster Hampton took his rescue chopper down to 300
feet. Below, cross- currents crashed into each other, creating fierce,
swirling eddies. What a terrible way to go! he thought.
He looked ahead for the C -130 Kingbird. It would be homing in on
the signal. Hampton needed directions. In the quiet, close
cockpit of the C -
130, naviagator Lt Col. Walter Stevenson felt hot and tense. "Air force Rescue 807, this is Air Force Rescue 986," he spoke sharply into the mike, calling the chopper. "we show the ELT to be farther west of your present position. You guys are too far east."
"Roger," came the response. "We're heading that way. We'll be there in a couple
Marv looked across at his friend. Mustering all his strength, he shook Ken's collar. There was no response. Ken's eyes looked dim and lifeless. Then a movement above caught Marv's attention. A plane! He tightened his grip on Ken's collar and gave a small shake. Ken blinked his eyes.
In the chopper's cargo bay, parajumper Alex Wassuta tried
to peer through the emergency-escape window. To get a better view,
he popped the window open. Bracing against a freezing blast of air,
he pushed his head out. "Right below us," he called. "What's
"It's them!" Hampton yelled. "Two men!"
Flight engineer Tsgt Bob Hoak, in charge of the rescue hoist, knew that the powerful blasts from the rotor blades could push the pair off the ice raft. The trick was to position the chopper directly above the men. This would minimize the turbulence. Hoak realized they would have to do it right the first time. "Lower Five," he called to Hampton at the controls. "Right Five..." Crouched beside Hoak, Wassuta pointed to the men in the rolling slush. They were motionless.
"God, they look bad," Hoak said. "Get to them Fast. Forward ten. Right Fifteen." Everyone tensed. "Hold hover," Hoak called. With a thumbs-up signal, he signaled Wasssuta out the cargo door.
As he neared the thrashing sea, Wassuta slipped off the hoist seat and splashed into the water. Neither of them looked at him. Quickly he hooked a safty line to Marv. Next, straining in the cold, Wassuta maneuvered Ken into the hoist seat.
"Okay," Wassuta yelled above the roar of the chopper. "We'll haul you up one at a time." He gave Hoak a thumbs-up sign.
As the hoist seat jerked upward toward the chopper, Ken slipped off it -- just three feet from the cargo door. Held only by a thin chest strap, he dangled like someone on a gallows. Maybe we're too late, Wassuta thought. But grabbed by the shoulders, Ken was dragged inside the chopper. Heating pads were stuffed in his armpits and along his groin. Then Marv was hauled in and placed near the chopper's heaters.
"Two survivors aboard!" Hoak called jubilantly into the intercom. On the trip to Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Marv suffered violent tremors and Ken drifted in and out of consciousness as oxygen was administered. Marv's body temperature was 94 degrees Fahrenheit at the hospital, Ken's, 90 - a hairsbreadth from coma. The harrowing ordeal in the icy waters had lasted 42 minutes.
Miraculously, neither suffered long-term injury, and both left the hospital after only three days. Later, they would learn that the new ELT had gotten wet and stopped working. It was the battered old ELT that actually signaled their position. Every year on March 5, the two men and a group of their friends gather for a "survival party," and toast the ELT that hangs from the ceiling of Latitude 62 Lodge, the hotel Marv and his wife, Jane, now own.
They look back on their experience with awe. "Alaska is a tough land that teaches you how to be strong and independent,: Marv Milam says. "But then you run into something like Ken and I did, and you learn all over again that, no matter how tough you think you are, there are always times then you need someone else.
On 5-23-90 Jane wrote the following letter to my mother
Hope all is well with you. Wish you were here. Just a short note to tell you what we are up to and to bore you with a few stories about our adventure.
We are at the Norton Sound ... near Nome, Alaska. We are surrounded
by big icebergs and it is very cold. We had a helicopter go ahead
of us to point out a route mostly ice free. The sea is very calm
and we are easing our way Northward. We had taken lots of photos
and videos of the ice. Each is a unique sculpture, making us feel
so small and fragile. The cracking and moaning sounds as if we are
becoming an anchor. Little time is spent on deck as the temperature is
freezing. Aileron (our dog) runs from the wheel house where he quickly
learned is the center of all excitement to the anchor, barking out at the
ice, birds and waves. Never a dull moment. As the seas go rough,
I go HORIZONTAL. I am not the sailor as Marvin is, but still must
keep to my duties. I had rather be in the engine room rather than
the galley. Night never comes to the North so our watches in the
wheel house are no longer dark and lonely. Sea life abounds and we
are never far from running to the wheel house or to the upper deck for
viewing and video taping. Marv will bore you with lots of new Alaska
VCR tapes. Marv has said many times "I should be paying someone to allow
me to do this". We are having a ball and each moment is an ADVENTURE.
Birds are so abundant here, reflecting on the life cycle supply of the
food chain. When the herring catch is great so are the number of
birds. A heavy vessel with lots of birds as escort tells everyone
one fisherman is happy with his catch today. My favorite birds never tire of entertaining us. Several are so filled with the abundant bounty of the fish that their bellies will not allow them to become airborne. Wings turn into flippers as they rapidly row to freedom out of the path of our boat. We are their fan club, we often bet on their ability to get to safety, but none have failed yet. Eagles served as our sentries in Prince William Sound, as
we sat at the site of the 89 oil spill. Our very first opening found us overflowing with fish... 90 tons. What a way to start the 90 season. The season was only 20 minutes lone. These guys wait all year for 20 that minute opportunity. One of our guys had 90 tons in his net only to have it snagged on a rock, as soon as an opening appeared in his net the fish played follow the leader and within ten minutes his net was empty; so sad.
Excitement is thick in the air; each fisherman secretly runs to his
pre-selected fishing area and slides his/her nets into the cold Arctic
water... praying for the biomass to be deep and mature. The eggs
are the source of great demand by the Japanese market, so each school is
tested before the nets are set in place. This is
to insure that the eggs are at the height of their maturity, but not too mature. This is the $64,000 question. Are the Herring ready? Not to early, not too late. We move with the weather, as the herring return to shore rocks and kelp to deposit their fragile eggs. We hope for deep water as the rocks are dangerous to the vessel. If
deep water is not in our favor, we hope for sand or mud. Several hours we have rested on the sand bar, waiting for the tide to come in and raise us, to float again. Patience and the resulting sensation of gradually floating again, until we can move under our own power.
Once the fish are in the boat, the work becomes and we forget that our
feet ache or that sleep is something in the distant past. The job
is always wet, the deck is covered with water. Rain gear is a our
business suit that we wear. Often it is the weather that we are hiding
from. The Arctic snow and rain are bone chilling. On
other days we are bored and so retreat to our VCR, movies or light reading. Newspapers are non-existent; radio programs are rare and than full of static. All vessels welcome the rare opportunity to stop in and chat or come over for coffee. This life is not unlike a big family back when communications were treasured. Our
floating fish processors are like a big city to us; we see many new faces within 200 feet of us. Our floating city is composed to mostly happy people who share in each others success or failure. One second we are celebrating a once in a lifetime catch; and the next second everyone is sad over a snagged net or a dropped anchor. At sea everyone is equal, the feeling of family is unique out here. The voice of the weather lady is a constant source of information, not only about the weather but with the results of a fish catch in other regions. Then we start wondering,"Should we have gone there instead of here"? We are constantly waiting out the storms, but this gives us the welcome opportunity to visit and have coffee with the others in our floating city. On sunny days and calm seas, we take our skiff to the beach and comb its shores. Aileron loves to slide in the snow. We love to get out feet on solid ground, to look for treasures lost by the Japanese fishing vessels and by our fellow herring
National Geographic should be paying us as we explore this beautiful
land and sea area. Today we eased the vessel into the ice pack to
peep at over 100 walrus. Their heavy tusks just turn to stare at
us as if to say, "What are you doing in our sunroom"? Their hind
flippers often reach up to stretch their tough, wrinkled skin. I
long for a good telephoto lens so that I might take some good pictures
of them. The ones that show any fear of us are the smaller ones.
When they caught sight of us they would slide into one of the many pools
in the ice pack and then would bobb their heads to keep track of us.
The five mile ice pack that surround this santuary insures that
not vessel will get very close to them. Some of these islands are so populated with walrus that special permits are required to travel even three miles from it. Our ship (the Triton) sometimes nudged the ice into a massive spinning island. Sometimes it yielded to us, but most times we respectfully gave it the right of way.
I will not talk long of the days when the ocean is showing its strength.
These days only aid in our appreciation for the lake-like days that we
thrive on; well, must get to work. Will get this on the helicopter
to take to shore.
(We are at Latitude 64.. Arizona is 32... quite a difference?)
Marv and Jane
Grandma wrote this postscript
Marvin called me on 6-6-90 and said that they hauled 600,000
pounds of fish; that he was as far North as he could go, that it would
take him 5 days to travel back to Bristol Bay; that he would wait for the
Salmon run to start about 6-20-90.
INDIANA CENSUS RECORDS FROM 1790 TO 1910
Indiana was included in the 1790 Ohio Territory Area. Indexes
for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870
1790 Kentucky Census
1800 Kentucky Census
Archibald Milam (Mileham) Woodford County
1810 Kentucky Census
Moses Milam John
1820 Kentucky Census
1830 Kentucky Census
INDIANA 1830 CENUS
WILLIAM (Born 1794) Sullivan
INDIANA 1840 CENUS
Walker A. Sullivan
Edward Milan Warren
Film 442951 p. 298 Gill Township 1850 Indiana Census
John F. Milam age 26 born at Virginia
Mary 25 Virginia
William B. 8 Kentucky
John R. 6 Kentucky
Joseph 4 Kentucky
Soloman A. 2 Indiana
Stephen 6/12 Indiana
Varmuel 22 Indiana
INDIANA 1850 CENUS
Alvira Milam Mcnr Beaufat Dear
Francis W. Green
1850 CARROL CO. ARKANSAS
born S. Car
Burrus 28 Tenn
Edward S. 35 Tenn
Brice 26 Tenn
1850 VIRGINA CENUS
Alfn Milam Benjamin C. Milam
Dicey Milam James W. Milam
John Milam John K. Milam
William H. Harrison Milam
John Milan Margaret Milan
Mary Milam Robert Milan
1860 Indiana Census
John MIlam Wabash Co. P. 168 Noble Township
Tippecano p. 913 Lafayettee TnSp
1860 Franklin Co. ARk
Thomas E. Milam age
born S. Car
1860 Illinois Census
Film 803200 William Milam
Logan Co. p. 291 Elkhart Prec.
Film 803229 John MIlam Shelby Co. p. 409 O'Conner P.O.
1860 Texas Cenus
Travis Co. Austin
B. B. Young Fort Belnap
Ben San Augus San Augustin
Colin Montague Montague P.O.
E. Fannin Garnett Blu
Eliza S. Grayson Sherman P.O.
Elizabeth Andersun Magnolia P.O
John Andersun Magnolia P.O.
M.L. Fannin Bonham P.O.
Napoleon Montague Montague P.O.
Robert A. Grayson C. Sherman P.O.
S.A. Bexar San Antonia
Avery Van Zandt Edom
W.H. Cass Hickory Hill
William Fannin Bonham P.O.
R. C. Marion Hickory Hill
INDIANA 1860 CENUS
NAME COUNTY NAME COUNTY
John Bartholom John Green
JOHN F. Sullivan (born 1824) John S. Green
John W. Monroe Louisa J. Monroe
Rosan Sullivan Samuel Sullivan
Susannah Monroe Walker S. Sullivan
Bridget Jefferson H. B. Crawford
Patrick Spencer Anna Wabash
Joel Wabash John Wabash
Joseph Wabash Issaac O. Allen
John Benton Michael Boone
William Tippecano A. S. Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan Bluford Sullivan
Bluford Bartholom Bridget Floyd
Elijah Sullivan F. W. Monroe
George Sullivan H. L. Sullivan
1860 Indiana Census film 803298 p. 806
John F. Milam
born at Indiana
Perlina 27 Indiana
Rufus 8 Indiana
Isobel 6 Indiana
John P. 2 Indiana
Julia Parks 17 Indiana
James H. MIlam 3 Indiana
Rebecca 26 Indiana
William 18 Indiana
Andrew 12 Indiana
Caroline 24 Indiana
William Henery 4 Indiana
John S. 21 Indiana
Austen Lake 12 Indiana
Henery Milam 30 Indiana
Erminina 22 Indiana
S. S. Milam 21 Indiana
Martha 18 Indiana
Andrew MIlam 30 Indiana
Theodoria 25 Indiana
Herery 2 Indiana
1860 Census Marion Co. Ark.
age 38 born Tenn. Elizabeth 38 Tenn
Thomas D. 18 Ark
Huldy 16 Ark
Nancy 14 Ark
C. Milum 48 Tenn
Sussana 47 Tenn
Calvin 18 Tenn
Bartly 17 Tenn
Amando 13 Tenn
Mariam 13 Tenn
Book 1860 Christian Co. Illinois
age 40 born Ky
Mary E. age 26
Nancy age 50
INDIANAPOLES INDIANA 1870 CENUS
John S. Milan Marion
1880 Indiana Census - Various Counties - Milam Line Two cohort gps
Name age county
John 52 Sullivan
Charles 36 Clark
John W. 25 Knox
William 52 Cook - Illinois
Fred 58 Allen
Henery B. 53 Sullivan
Jarvis 23 Sullivan
Noah 25 Jennings
Humphey 54 Harrison
William H. 37 Hendricks
John F. 55 Sullivan
John P. 22 Sullivan
Rufus O. 28 Sullivan
John S. 22 Sullivan
Rufus M. 18 Sullivan
James 13 Sullivan
1880 Census shows two Cohort groups
A (35-60) B (13-34)
Fred 1822 William 1851
John F 1825 Rufus O. 1852
Humphry 1826 John W. 1855
Henery B. 1827 Noah 1855
William 1828 Jarvis 1857
John 1828 John P. 1858
William H. 1643 Rufus M. 1862
1880 Chiago Census
Film 1254188 William Milam p. 508
1900 Soundex. INDIANA
Pearl Milam born 1891, age 9 Sullivan Co.
R. M. Milam born 1836, age 39
Wife: Anna born 1865, age 34
Son: William D. born Dec 1886 age 14
Dau: Carsue Cloe born 1888 age 11
W. H. Milam born 1856 age 43
Wife: Susan born 1872 age 28
Son: Huley born 1899 age 1
1910 Ind. Census
HISTORY OF GREEN AND SULLIVAN COUNTY Film 541,322 P.755
Stephen Milam from Shelby Co. Ky; Marrried Martha (Nash) Milam
Settled in Indiana in 1815, had seven children, both died in 1822
Elija, son of Stephen was born in January 1809 in Shelby Co. Ky
Settled in Sullivan Co. Indiana, Married Ann A. McCandless
on 16 Feb 1837, they had ten children
Elizabeth H Joseph P.
Livilla D. Jennie
Margaret Charles T.
Ida Jacob B.
HISTORY OF TEXAS; Film M-309 p. 708-709
Jefferson Milam born in 1802 in Ky, and died in Texas in 1844, Married
Scott son of Jeffererson was born in Bowie Co. Texas on 8 January 1840
married Bettie Knott on 24 December 1868
Pearl married William Fejden
Book - History of Sullivan Couty: 1884 by Thomas J. Wolfe
(not found yet, need for reference)
Humphery Milam born 14 February 1566 died 1 May 1667
Children: Mary, Constance, Sarah, Abigail, Hannah
1800 Indiana Territory was organized. The first counties to be
organized were Knox, Harrixon, Switzeland and Clark. Settlers came
from Virginia, Kentucky and North and South Carolina.
Sullivan County Historical Society
P.O. Box 326
Sullivan Co. In. 47882
Green County Historical Society
265 E. Mechanic Street
Bloomfield, In. 47424
Book - Milam Bible Records in Kentucky
Benjiman Milam Born 27 Jan 1781 at Logan Co. Ky.
died 11 Nov 1866
Married Charity Milam - died 12 Aug 1831
Jan born 18 Oct 1803 died 11 Nov 1866
Jervis born 26 Dec 1805 died 23 Dec 1878
Clavin born 19 Sep 1808 died Dec 1879
Elizabeth born 14 Feb 1811 died 14Sep 1835
William born 25 Jan 1813
Jessie born 30 May 1815 died 11 July 1853
Nancy born 23 May 1817 died 20 Nov 1891
Lucy born 21 June 1819
Cemetary Records Sullivan Co. Indiana
Elijah W. Milam died in civil war in Tenn. on 7 Mar 1857 age 33
John H. Milam born 2 Nov 1802 died 13 April 1851
John N. Milam born 1 Oct 1801 died 1 Sept 1887 age 34
Charles Milam died 3 March 1883 26 years old.
Ben Milam born 6 Aug 1913 died 11 March 1945
Killed in Action age 26
John E. Milam died 15 Jan 1945 Killed in action
Film M 0309 Milam Family of Ky P. 708 - 709
(noone in family line found)
Book - Dallas Texas Records
W.B. Milam died in 1866
Married Elizabeth Harless
John born in Tenn
Book - Knox Co. Indiana
B.Y. born in Tenn
B.Y. son of W. B. Milam
married Joicie Parker in 1871
Nancy and Charles H.
John W. Milam born 1 March 1855 died 9 Sept 1897
Ida C. Milam born 7 Feb 1855 died 6 July 1897
Ida May dau of J.W. and Ida Milam died 21 Mar 1889
Raymond Milam died 10 Sept 1881 age 2 years
DESCRIPTION OF SOURCE DATE OF SEARCH
Elijah Milam b. 1809 Sullivan Co. In.
History of Green and Sullivan Co. In. p. 755
Book - Milam family U.S. B 2 5
Family migration as shown by 1860 census
Marion Co., Arkansas Ancestral notes, vol 6, no. 5 p. 120
Book - Milam Family U.S. B 2 5
Family migrations as shown by Census records.
Ancestral notes, Vol. 7, no. 4 p. 95
Book - Milam Family U.S. B 2 2 6
Humphrey Milam, of Boston, Mass. Will 1966
New England Historical and Genealogical Register
vol. 15, p. 326; vol. 16, p. 56-57
Book - Milam Family M 682 Bk 56 Sec 7
John Milam, b. abt. 1725, of Fairfax Co. Va.
and some descendants. and a ancestral line.
book 56, sec7, p. 8-15
Film M0 309
Milam family of Kentucky
History of Texas p. 708 - 709
Book - Milham (Milam) family FH M59H
Jordan Milam (Milam) and the descendants of
his son - John Milam 1978 Research by Hockey, Eynice Chandler
for South Carlina, KY, and Texas
Book - Milam Family C 12M
Milam Family in Texas and Mo.
Book - Milam Family U.S. Ken Y 2 5
Kentucky pioneers and their deceadents
p. 105 - 107
Book - Milam Family U.S. Ken V 29 1 October 91
Milam family Bible records Kentucky
vol 10 p. 7-8
Book - Milam Family U.S. Texas D3 4
Biographies from lone star state p. 443
Film M - 0155 Perrin W. H.
Kentucky data p. 818 - 819 box 8 p. 514
Pamplett - Milam (Mileham) Family F.H. M59W Oct. 91
Research by Wilbansk, Rober M. IV 49 pages
The history of a southern family
DESCRIPTION OF SOURCE DATE OF SEARCH
Film 177 History of Kentucky 1887 October 91
Ben C. Milam born 1 July 1821 at Franklin Co. Ky.
Married Martha Shockley born 20 November 1848
John W. born 1859
Father: John Milam from Virginia
Mother: Lucy Bradley from Scott Co. Ky. John T. Milam born 17 March
1832 at Benson or Franklin Co. Ky
died 5 November 1875 age 43
John M. Milam, son of J. T. MIlam and Elizabeth
born at Jeffersonville, Ia on 26May 1856
Married Katie M. Moore on 24 Oct. 1882
died 22 Sept. 1903 age 47
Ben Tecumseh Milam, son of J.T. Milam and Elizabeth
born 20 Nov. 1875 at Oldham Co. Ky.
died 13 June 1915
Fish 139,5759 Batch 8466003 Sheet 05
William Milam born 22 April 1832 in Green Co. In.
Married Elizabeth Case
Computer File - IGI
John F. Milam born 2 Sept. 1862 at Marion Co. Grant Indiana
Married Pelinah Jones.
sources: film 1881, 1969, 1956. 195, 1959. 17772, 17786
Computer file - IGIA October 91
Archibald Milam born in Herderson Co. Tn. 1850
Computer file - IGI
William Milam is listed in Knox, Floyd and Green Co. Indiana
Book in Section Texas
Thomas Monroe Milam son of James L. Milam
Born 22 June 1875 at Rock Springs Texas Died 8 June 1942 at Ft.
Book - U.S. Ind. Knox Co. V 2 2 1 Cemetary records Oct 91
Book - Ind x 2 1 1820 Knox Co. Census
Oct 91 Film 1881
Film 1969 Oct 91
DESCRIPTION OF SOURCE
DATE OF SEARCH
Fiche - 6017912 Sullivan Co. Ind. Cemeteries
Oct 91 Fiche -
6046736 4 ea V-2 Sullivan Co. Cemeteries Oct 91
Film - 1392,993 Sullivan Co. Ind. Probate Records
Film - 588952 Protestant Church Records Oct 91
Film - 1, 266, 797 item 8 Marriage Green Co. Ind. Oct 91
Film 541, 322 First Weddings in Green Co. Ind p. 186 Oct 91
Film 1, 266, 794 Death Records in Green Co. Ind. Oct 91
Film 849, 929 item 3 Death Records in Green Co. Ind. Oct 91
Fiche 604,6717 2 ea Marriage Records Sullivan Co.Ind. Oct 91
Death Division of Vital
Birth State Board of Healths
Marriage 1330 W. Michigan Street copies cost $4.00
Records Indianapolis, In. 46206
Film M0309 Milam Family of Kentucky
Archibald Milam - Grand Father
Child - Jefferson b. 1802 Ky D. 1844 Tx
m. Eliza Mckinney Fa. Collin B. 1766 Del. D. 1861 Tx
Jeff and Eliza had Ten Children
Child Dr Scott Milam B. 8 Jan 1840 Bowie Co. Tx
M. Betty Knott 24 Dec 1868
Sullivan Co. Ind., Early Marriage Records, 1815-1857
By Charles M. Franklin Pub: Indianoplis Ind. Ye Olde
Genealogy Shopee C. 1984
Fiche 6331353; 6046718; 6046609; 6017587l 6051134
Biographies and Vital records of Indaiana
Fiche 6331353 Early Settler in Knox and Sullivan Co. Ind
need to order from Salt Lake
Film 07642 William Milam Hancock Co. P.175
A S I Search for William Milam for 1810 (all had wrong age)
Wilkes Co. N.C. P. 280
Laurens Dist S.C. p.023
Madison Co. Al
1840 Hancock Co. Il. p. 175 (This William in Hancock IL is the same one who lived in Greene Co Indiana 1830)
Franklin Co. Ky p. 300
Marshall Co. Va. p. 256
Laurens JCo. S.Co. p. 018 Film 207694
Ind. Bible Records Nov 91
Film 599834 Ind. Cemetary Records
Film 207694 Ind. Cemetary Records
Film 1303021 1900 Ind. Census
William Milam 1850 Census
Film 029710 Berkley Co. Va P. 349
Film 444860 Henderson Co. Tn. p. 215
Film 444944 Kanawho Co. Va p. 079
Film 70065 Fayette Co. Ga. 009
Film 444860 Henderson Co. In. p. 291
Film 444863 Wayne Co. Tn. p. 237
Film 442871 Laurrance Co. AL. p. 389
Film 444944 Kanawho Co. Va. p. 126
Film 444860 Henry Co. TN. p. 403
Film 44818 Laurence Co. S.C. p. 240
1860 & 1870 Search for John Milam
Film 805246 Davidson Co. Tn. Nashville p. 371
Film 830430 Scott Co. Mn. Spring Lake p. 07
Film 805256 Henry Co. Tn P. 403
Gideon age 61
Susan age 57
G.B. age 30
Mary 36 and 10 kids
Film 541,3227 Indiana Vital Records
Film 139,2993 Indiana Vital Records
Films completed on 13 Nov 91
599080 Church Records in German - can't read
540238 History of Vigo Co. Ind.
207694 Blackfoot Co. Ind. History
873778 Early Ind. Marriage Records
FISHE 604,6717 Marriage Records of Sullivan Co. Ind. 1850-1902
30 June 1894 - Samuel Brown and Carrie Milam
10 Oct 1850 - John A. Milam and Adaline Correli
15 March 1851 - Samuel D. Milam and Caroline Hollenback
29 July 1851 - JOHN F. MILAM and PELINA A. JONES by C. R. Busk M.G.
Grandfather Milam the father of James Harvey Milam
9 Feb 1852 - Elisha Milam and Nancy Jane McClellan
28 Nov 1891 - Jan N. Milam and Rosella Riggle
27 Mar 1892 - Wm. H. Milam and Susannah Hyatt
28 Feb 1896 - Elmer Milam and Clara McCammon
Charles H. Milam Mary E. Spencer 17 July 1896
George W. Broderick Josephine Milam 24 Jan 1896
William H. Milam Susannah Hyatt 27 Mar 1891
Ulyses G. Milam (can't read) 3 Nov 1891
Jas. N. Milam Rosella Riggle 28 Nov 1891
Joh W. MIlam (the clerk) Aug of 1891
Rufus Milam Anna Mason 27 Mar 1886
Hammet H. Milam Rlora R. Clark 20 Aug 1883
Ellie R. Milam Rena Catlin 11 Apr 1883
John F. Bledsoe Anna Milam 17 Aug 1881
Geo D. Rader Anna Gerdink 18 Sep 1880
John P. Milam Josephine Scott 8 Jul 1878
Charles P. Milam Ursula J. Shawn 10 Feb 1877
Henery R. Milam Josephine Webb 19 Dec 1873
William Milam Sarah I. Weir 17 Dec 1873
Rufus O. Milam Mary E. Scott 3 Jan 1871
Anthony S. Milam (the clerk) Dec of 1870
John E. Milam Mary Sousman 1 Apr 1866
Anthony S. Milam Lucretia Rose 10 Mar 1866
William Wilam Rhonda Chinweth 10 Oct 1865
James A. Milam Caroline Milam 3 July 1865
Joseph Carmen Docia Milam 24 Sept 1863
Henry R. Milam Armina Webb 14 Feb 1857
Anthony S. Milam Martha E. Webb 29 Oct 1859
Andrew Milam Theodora Milam 21 Sept 1854
Durham Milam Elizabeth South 14 Nov 1853
Fanmny Spence 24 Dec 1811
Henry Milam Luretta 24 Feb 1842
Obediah Milam Cherry Charlotte 14 Mar 1842
Capt Ben Milam Martha Jane Shockly 21 Nov 1840
Arichibald Milam born 12 Apr 1808
1900 Indiana Census Milam Line (Soundex M450)
Medis G. Murial Otto
David Clyde Emma J
Frederick Ira John Lee Lucy
Meda C.B. George John
Bettie Charles Frank
John S. Jonathon Joseph
Elmer James Harvery
Noah Catherine Levi Joel D. Elizabeth
Amando Caroline Idie
A History of Sullivan Co. by Thomas J. Wolfe
Another prominent family whose residence was in Kentucky prior to the settlement in Sullivan County was the Milams. Henry R.. Milam is one of the conspicuous and aged representatives of this family still living in Gill Township. Several heads of families bearing that name came from Kentucky to the vicinity of Carlisle about the close of the war of 1812-1815, and the family relationship has always been large in the county.
Henry R. Milam, the oldest member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Carlisle,
and a farmer lives in Gill Township and is a native of Sullivan Co.
He was born 27 Feb 1826; he is the son of Ambrose Milam and Sarah Mason.
Ambrose was born in Kentucky but Sarah was a native of Sullivan County.
Henry became a farmer and he owned several hundred acres. He married
three times; his first wife was Armina Webb and they had two sons, both
died in their infancy. By his second wife he had two sons, one of
them was Josephus C. On 5 Feb 1874 he married his third wife, Josephine
Webb who was born in Gill Township, Sullivan Co. on 2 August 1851.
She is the daughter of Mathias A. Webb, who was born in New York in 1814
and died here on 1 Sept 1892, and Caroline Fairchild who was born in Sullivan
Co. Gill Township on 10 Feb 1825 and died her on 5 Sept 1904 .
Henry and Josephine had the following children.
Charles H. born 7 Nov 1874
Robert M. born 20 Oct 1876 died 9 May 1893
Carrie E. born 17 Jan 1874
Webb born 11 Jan 1881
an infant born 8 July 1885
Bonnie born 27 Aug 1888
Hattie J. 4 Apr 1891 died 24 Mar 1897.
Will of WILLIAM MILAM found in Final Probate - Sullivan Co. In.
Court "A" Aug 1845 -Nov 1857 page 73
Jarvis Milam - Inventory
Rosan Milam - Widow
John E. Milam - Witness
signed 23 Nov 1855
Names mentioned in Will
Roseann Mason, James M. Mason
Henry R. Milam
Robert Massey, William Hollenback
Milams were: John, Andrew, Samuel, Anthony, James, Stephen, Henry
Dec 1855 Disbursement Jarvis Milam
Estate of William Milam
Order Book A page 27, 29 Feb 1850-Mar 1853 Sullivan Co. In.
"Western Sun" earliest newspaper Vincennes In.
Estate of Stephen Milam George Boone, Administrator
John N. Milam, Lee Milam, James Dooley and James Lane: guardian of Elijah Milam signed 28 Nov 1828
Children of Jarot Booker and Elizabeth Crist
Deed bk K-10 page 423, Sullivan Co. In, received for record, 5 May
This indenture made this fourth day of Feb 1828 between Edmund Bokes and Anna his wife of Sull. Co., of the one part and John A. Booker, Mary Mathews, James B. Booker, Catherine Ingle (husband John), Susanah Milam, Keziah Menefield, William J. Booker, Nancy Milam, Albert Booker, Levine Booker, Levena JBooker, herin at law of Jarot Booker, late of same county......
John Milam writes:
I believe Susannah Milam is wife of John Milam who is son of Stephen;
I believe Nancy is wife of Lee Milam who is the son of Stephen
Sun, 13 Apr 1997
From: email@example.com (Robert M. Wilbanks IV)
Subject: Re: Milam Family Research
Great to hear from you again. Will try to quickly respond to your
I am writing to update you on some things I have located and get your feedback on what I have so far.
I am investigating the fact that William may be correct on the names
of his grandparents. So I am hunting up a William Milam who could
be the father of George and an Anthony Crafton who could be the father
Crafton. My little paragraph taken from Joseph Holbrook Auto, 68:1 says: "I William Milam, son of George Milam, son of William Milam, my mother's name as Jane Crafton, daughter of Anthony Crafton, was born in
Spencer County, Kentucky March 18, 1789...."
I found a couple of possibilities and the most likely I located in William
and Mary Quarterly, second series, volume 1 page 131 and volume 2
page 86. W.S. Morton writes "Charlotte County Virginia Revolutionary
Officers and Soldiers ...1777 The following made application for supplies, represented as 'being very poor;-' ... 6. Mrs.Milam, the wife of a poor soldier from this county in the continental service."v1 p 131 and "1779...20. William Milam, a soldier in continental army, had recently died, --his widow, Margaret, was furnished with supplies."
I am researching him as the most likely candidate for William's grampy because I found a record in Some Virginia Marriages 1700-1799, book 18, page 14, listing George Milum and Jinsey Crafton, 18 Nov 1795, Charlotte County VA.
Margaret either died or remarried quickly because I do not find her on tax lists.
I need to go to Laguna Niguel to check the Revolutionary War Pension films as the Santa Monica library is missing films for both Milam and Crafton. Am I the lucky one or what?
I found an abstract on an Anthony Crafton: "S 16351, VA Line, appl 10
Sep 1832 Spencer Cty KY aged 85, sol lived in Lunenburg Cty VA at enl,
sol was b 1747 in King William Cty VA & moved to Lunenburg Cty VA in
1771 & in 1784 sol moved to state of SC & later moved back to Charlotte Cty VA in 1785 & lived there until 1796 or 1797 then moved to Ky & lived there in Lincoln, Nelson, Shelby & about. Mar 1832 moved to Spencer Cty Ky."
I want to see if this Anthony had a family in those places if they are not listed in his pension file. He is in the right places at the right time. It looks like a marriage at age 85 is listed but it might not be a first marriage and maybe his children will be listed in his file but the abstract probably would list them..
I found two Anthony Craftons in the 1820 Shelby Ky census that list one male over 45 and one female 10-16, one female over 45. The other Anthony is 16-26 and is alone.
TLC Books of Miami lists a 1760 Virginia reconstructed census published
1996. I am going to look for Milams in that book and hope it give
some info about the illusive William and Margaret. I have ordered
etc books for Charlotte Cty VA on film and they will slowly appear at the local family history library and that will probably give similar info.
I found another William Mileham, "S41878, PA Line, appl 27 Feb 1819
Dauphin Co PA aged 61. sol had enl Philadelphia PA, in 1820 sol had
a wife Anna aged about 59 & 4 daughters all married; Mary 35,
Ann 29, & Jane aged 23 & 3 sons; Joseph 30, William 26 & John aged 22. No George here and George is in his mid-fourty's, so this William is not William's grandpa."
On goes the search. John is still the father I have listed for George, but I am exploring these other options. Thank you for any advise or assistance you can give me.
The best to you and yours,
Michael D. Milam
You sure bring up some good points, new information, and new possibilities. You seem to be on a very plausible track and I would definitely encourage you to go with it. When I have time, I will sift through my information, and see what I have that may be of help to you.
If George was the son of William Milam, and if Jane was a Crafton and not a Crampton, it could really through a wrench in the works.
I can tell you right now that there is no pension application for a
William Milam who served in Revolutionary War from Virginia. But
if you can find an application for Anthony Crafton, it could prove most
helpful. The abstract
you found for Anthony Crafton shows a pattern similar to the Milams, as they too were in Lunenburg County, Virginia for awhile, as well as the record of a William Milam and a couple of others from Charlotte County. Also, the Milams were in Shelby County, Kentucky.
The William Mileham of Pennsylvania is of a different clan altogether and not connected to our Milams of Virginia.
Good luck on your search, and I greatly look forward to hearing about anything that you find.
Robert M. Wilbanks IV
Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 05:44:06 -0700
From: Mark and Jacki Riffey <Mark_Riffey@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: Milam Search
Mark and Jacki Riffey wrote:
My Milam search has dead ended in the 1800's in Pittsylvania County, VA. Do you know of John Thomas Milam b c 1860-70 in that area?
Good to hear from you. My direct Milam line left VA about 1796-7 for KY and 1819 went to IN. Here are some real Milam experts that have very kindly assisted me in my Milam search:
Presley Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
"William H. Douglas" email@example.com
Robert M. Wilbanks IV firstname.lastname@example.org
John Milam email@example.com
Coordinator of the New York City GenWeb site of the World GenWeb Project
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make
it dance. ---G. B. Shaw
In the book I told you about, pg. 54, when they were building a church in Highland Twp. in Greene Co, it seems they purchased 2 gas lights at Owe and Milam store in Worthington for $9.00 each. I didn't find reference to A.L. Milam on this page except for the Milam name on the store. I need to talk to some people, I think that should be Owen and Milam Store. The date of the purchase was April 7, 1920.
page 65- Hazel Milam was the first librarian @ the Worthington
Library, June 1913-May1914.
*Need to check the Worthington Cemetery listing for the name as well as Lyons and Western Greene Co., Ind.
Page 328- There is a write-up of Elisha Thomas Mills b. 1796 and
his descendants. His wife Diana Wyatt b. 1796 both born in Halifax
Co., Va. came to Owen Co., Ind. 1824, about 4 miles south of Spencer.
Yancey was born 1824 and he cleared land where Spencer now stands and helped build the first courthouse there.
In 1847, John Y. Mills married Sarah Jane Milam born 1829, the d/o George Milam, Jr., b. 1805 and Mary Baird Chipman b. 1808.
George Milam, Jr. and Sr. came from Ky. in 1819 clearing and settling
160 acres in Northeastern Greene Co., (Beech Creek Township, I think).
There is more to this with a picture of the son of this John and Sara Jane
Milam's Mills and his family. I can take this book to the library and try to get a copy. Also I can look up the Mills and Milams in the Owen and Greene Co. cemetery books. I have the Owen and Eastern Greene Co. cemetery
books at home, but would need to check the rest of the cemetery books in Greene Co. This son married his bride on horseback in front of the Adel Church in Owen Co. That means they are located in the same area as my Vandeventers and I had 2 of them marry Mills, one married the sister to his sister's husband. Anyway, in looking up your Mills, I found a little more on mine.
Also I need to check with my 94 yr. old cousin and see if he can remember any of these people. I haven't seen him since last fall, and need to hurry.
We are having a storm- got to get off and unplug.
From: "John Wilcox" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: History of Greene County 1885-1989
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 10:20:19 -0400
Name of the book in subject, it was published by the: Greene County, Indiana Historical Society
P. O. Box 301 Bloomfield, Indiana 47424-0301
I got my copy from them for $35 last summer, and I don't know if they have any more or not. I have no idea how much the postage would be, it is a good size book. I looked for the name Mills and Milam in the phone book
and found no Milams and very few Mills. Seems like there was one in Linton and the rest were in Owen Co. and one in Bloomington. I didn't find the name Zebulon Hogue in the index, but I have seen or heard that name in my
search of the many records I have poured over in this county.
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