William MILAM was born 18 Mar 1799 in Spencer County Kentucky the son of George MILAM and Jane (Jinsey) CRAFTON. He married Elizabeth CASE about 1830 Indiana. Their children include Sarah Jane, Francis A, Joseph S, William J, Mary Emma, Enoch, Elizabeth, George Bennett and Martha Ellen. William died of consumption 24 Feb 1853 in SLC UT. Click here to learn about ELIZABETH CASE
GREENE COUNTY INDIANA
"Road Districts. During the winter of 1821-22 the township was divided into road districts, and the necessary officers appointed and arrangements made for the muddy times of the approaching spring. James Warnick was appointed Roads Superintendent, and the following men were ordered to report to him when notified, for work …James Milam, Anthony Milam (William’s brothers), …Zebulon Hogue (Elizabeth Case’s grandfather), …William Milam and Frederick Shepard. History of Greene County page 183
Bloomfield was laid out in February 1824 and the first sale of lots was ordered advertised for the 22nd of April. …The following men were buyers this year: Augustine Passmore, George Milam (William’s father) …After this and prior to 1835, the following additional men bought lots: Thomas Brown, James Coffin, Thomas Plummer, Joel Benham, William Milam…" History of Greene County p 189 and The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry VII-1 page 13
William’s married Elizabeth CASE born 20 Feb 1815 in White River, Knox, IN daughter of Abraham Case and Sarah Hogue. Elisha Hurd Groves became her stepfather after the death of her father. She married William Wheeler 10 Jun 1855 SLC, UT three years after the death of William Milam. She had two more children Olivia Meretta and William Case. Elizabeth died July 1, 1891 in SLC UT.
William is listed in the 1830 census in the Greene County Indiana as one male 30-40 years old and one female 15-20 years old, his lovely young wife Elizabeth Case.
Jack Baber records in his book History of Greene County Indiana the events of the early 1830s. "About this time, John Lemmons, who had been a leading man in the county from the first organization, and been in office much of the time, joined the Mormons, and went further west to "grow up with the country." Several other citizens went at the same time (including William and Elizabeth Milam and Elizabeth’s brother Joseph Cunningham Case). One man and his wife parted over the question, the man going with the Mormons and his wife remaining at home. She lived to a ripe old age and we believe married twice afterwards." This sounds like Elizabeth’s parent’s story. Her stepfather, Elisha H Groves and her mother Sarah Hogue Case Groves "parted" (HE LEFT TO BE A MISSIONARY AND SHE FILED FOR DIVORCE) after Elisha joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"I, William Milam, son of George Milam, son of William Milam, my mother's name was Jane Crafton, daughter of Anthony Crafton, was born in Spencer County, Kentucky, March 18, 1789 (1799). I was baptized by Calvin Beebe, March 1832. I gathered with the Saints in Jackson County, Missouri and was driven to Clay County and from there to Caldwell County and from there out of the state of Illinois. I was ordained an elder in Nauvoo by John A. Hicks, 1842 and ordained a seventy under the hands of Levi Nickerson on October 8, 1844. I was ordained a high priest under the hands of George Miller, December 1844. William Milam" Joseph Holbrook Autobiography, typescript, BYU-S, p.68
William owned 20 acres in Clay County Mo. See page 26 A History of the Latter-day Saints in Clay County Missouri, From 1833-1837
FAR WEST MISSOURI
Tuesday, 29 Jan 1839 Minutes of the Second Meeting at Far West.
The brethren met again according to adjournment. John Smith was again called to the chair, and Elias Smith appointed secretary.
The committee appointed to draw up a preamble and resolutions to be presented to the meeting for consideration, presented by their chairman, John Taylor, a memorial of the transactions of the people of Missouri towards us since our first settlement in this state, in which was contained some of our sentiments and feelings on the subject of our persecutions by the authority of the state, and our deprivation of the rights of citizenship guaranteed to us by the Constitution. The document under preparation by the committee was yet in an unfinished state, owing to causes which were stated by the committee; and they further apologized for not drawing it up in the form of resolutions, agreeable to the vote of the former meeting.
The report was accepted as far as completed, and by a vote of the meeting, the same committee were directed to finish it, and prepare it for and send it to the press for publication, and they were instructed to dwell minutely on the subject relating to our arms, and the fiend-like conduct of the officers of the militia in sequestering all the best of them after their surrender on condition of being returned to us again, or suffering them to be exchanged for others, not worth half their value, in violation of their bond, and of the honor of the commander of the forces sent against us by the State.
On motion of President Brigham Young, it was resolved that we this day enter into a covenant to stand by and assist each other to the utmost of our abilities in removing from this state, and that we will never desert the poor who are worthy, till they shall be out of the reach of the exterminating order of General Clark, acting for and in the name of the state.
After an expression of sentiments by several who addressed the meeting on the propriety of taking efficient measures to remove the poor from the state, it was resolved, that a committee of seven be appointed to superintend the business of our removal, and to provide for those who have not the means of moving, till the work shall be completed.
The following were then appointed, viz., William Huntington, Charles Bird, Alanson Ripley, Theodore Turley, Daniel Shearer, Shadrach Roundy, and Jonathan H. Hale.
Resolved: That the secretary draft an instrument expressive of the sense of the covenant entered into this day, by those present, and that those who were willing to subscribe to the covenant should do it, that their names might be known, which would enable the committee more expeditiously to carry their business into effect.
The instrument was accordingly drawn, and by vote of the meeting the secretary attached the names of those who were willing to subscribe to it.
Adjourned to meet again on Friday, the 1st of February next, at twelve o'clock, m.
JOHN SMITH, Chairman.
ELIAS SMITH, Secretary.
The following is the covenant referred to in the preceding minutes, with the names which were then and afterwards attached to it, as far as they have been preserved:
We, whose names are hereunder written, do for ourselves individually hereby covenant to stand by and assist one another, to the utmost of our abilities, in removing from this state in compliance with the authority of the state; and we do hereby acknowledge ourselves firmly bound to the extent of all our available property, to be disposed of by a committee who shall be appointed for the purpose of providing means for the removing from this state of the poor and destitute who shall be considered worthy, till there shall not be one left who desires remove from the state' with this proviso, that no individual shall be deprived of the right of the disposal of his own property for the above purpose, or of having the control of it, or so much of it as shall be necessary for the removing of his own family, and to be entitled to the over-plus, after the work is effected; and furthermore, said committee shall give receipts for all property, and an account of the expenditure of the same.
Far West, Missouri, January 29, 1839. List of Names Subscribed to the Foregoing. …William Milam, History of the Church, Vol.3, Ch.17, p.250-251
5 Feb 1939, William Milam received a patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith Senior. "A Patriarchal Blessing of William Milam, Son of George Milam, Born in the County of Shelby, State of Kentucky, March 18, 1799. Brother Milam, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth even the Bethlehem Babe, I lay mine hands upon your head to bless thee by the authority of the Priesthood, and in the name of the Lord, with the blessings of a Father and to secure thee in the covenant made with Abraham. Fear and tremble, lest thou err and go astray and finally be cast off; and if thy trials are severe, faint not, neither suffer thyself to fall, although a stumbling block be placed in thy way: for thou art of the elect, thou shalt surely stand and shall possess all things that pertain to the blessings of Adam. Thou shalt be a patriarch over thy family, and thou shall bless thy children, and thy grandchildren and all thy posterity and they shall rise up and bless thee and be subject unto thee and obey thee, you must rule over them in meekness and mildness, and the very God of Israel will bless thee, and minister to thee; and thy Redeemer shall appear to thee, and thou shalt behold him in the flesh, for he shall stand before thee, I bless thee with every needed blessing, and I seal thee up in the name of Jesus the Lord, Amen. Given by Joseph Smith Senior Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ February 6, 1839
Friday, 29 Nov 1839 The following is a copy of our Petition for redress of our Missouri difficulties;-- "To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled:--Your petitioners, Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Elias Higbee would most respectfully represent, that they have been delegated; by their brethren and fellow citizens, known as "Latter Day Saints,"…signed William Milam 2,000.00, ...
The 1840 census lists Willam Milam in Hancock County Illinois.
The Nauvoo Seventies Book records the Milams as members of the Nauvoo ninth Ward.
1841 William Milam is baptized in the Mississippi River for his grandfather William Milam and Anthony Crafton and his Grandmother Crafton (Mary maiden name unknown) Elizabeth is baptized for her uncle John Case, her aunt Elizabeth Case, her cousin Margaret Case, her father Abraham Case and her Grandmother Polly Hogue.
William Milam is mentioned in the Temple Committee Ledger A page 39; B page 8 and D page 240 and in the Carptenter Time book C and in Joseph Smith’s Mason Law of the Lord, CHO 2355 page 78, 26 Feb 1842. These records show that William worked to help build the Nauvoo Temple.
The Nauvoo ledger A page 80 and C page 484 and the workmen’s book page 6 shows William worked on the Nauvoo House and was paid by being able to purchase supplies at a provision store. The Provision Store book page 8 tells what he purchased with his salary.
1842 William Milam paid taxes on three lots Kimball lot 52 north ½ acre, lot 72 and Nauvoo lot 41
Feb 1842 The Milams are listed in ward 3 block 4 p 43 on an LDS census with William as head of household, Elizabeth his spouse and Sarah J age 8, Joseph A. Mary E. and William J.
1 Aug 1842 William Milam is paid $1 for plastering for Arthur Milliken record in Joseph Smith Daybook C p. 47
Enoch L Milam died the week ending 2 Oct 1843 he was 10 days and 20 months old. When Enoch passed away, the sexton was called who tried to determine Enoch’s cause of death and report the death. The sexton would have been the one who listed Enoch's death in the local newspaper called the Nauvoo Neighbor who announced Enoch’s death in their Oct. 4th 1843 edition.
Brigham Young’s Daybook records that on 2 Oct 1844 William Milam used cash to buy something for Willard Richards.
William Milam was ordained the President of the 13th Quorum of the Seventies 24 Nov 1844.
William Milam was ordained a High Priest in Nauvoo 1 Dec 1844.
William Milam and Elizabeth Case Milam received their washing and anointing and their endowments with the fourth company at the Nauvoo Temple in Hancock County Illinois on February 6, 1846. They are listed on the 298 and 299 page of the Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register.
4 May 1847 William and Elizabeth Milam purchased part of Lot 72 beginning with the southwest corner east 7 rods, north 8 ½ rods, intersecting center Mulholland, west 7 rods, south 8 ½ rods in Nauvoo for $38. The transaction was witnessed by S Slocumb and recorded June 11, 1847 (a rod is 16 feet)
1846-1849 The Milams are listed as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Blockhouse Branch IA William born 1799 is listed as a High Priest; Elizabeth Milam is listed as the wife born 1815. Children include Francis A., George, George B., Joseph S, and Mary Emma. Iowa Branch Index 1839-1859 page 120
20 Jan 1848 William and several others signed the "Petition for a post office on the Pottawattamie lands" which follows, "TO THE HONORABLE POSTMASTER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES.
There are many thousand inhabitants in this vicinity of the Log Tabernacle, which is situated on the Government Purchase of Pottawattamie land in the State of Iowa, whose interest is materially injured, and whose journey, business and improvements are retarded or destroyed by non intercourse; there being no Post Office within forty or fifty miles of said Tabernacle, and the public good requires a convenient office: Therefore, We your Petitioners, Citizens of the United States and residents of said vicinage, pray your Honor to cause, such an office to be located at or near said Tabernacle without delay, to be called the Tabernacle Post Office; to appoint Evan W Greene, postmaster; and to cause the semi-weekly Mail of Austin of Linden, to be continued to said office and your
Brigham Young, Willard Richards, Heber C Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, George Albert Smith, …William Milam, Francis A. Milam, Joseph S. Milam, George B. Milam,
Elizabeth Case Milam travels with the Osborns. "In the fall of 1851 we concluded to go once more to see our parents and friends but were so hard up for change that we had to take in Sister Milam and child in order to get expense money, she wishing to visit her mother in the same county.
We started about the first of September, the weather was quite warm and we had quite a tedious journey. The route we went was near 700 miles through a sickly country. Little Adaline was first taken sick, then Sister Milam's child and before we got through, both their mothers. But we did get through, alive, and once more after an absence of near 12 years, we embraced our parents and other
near relatives with mutual joy and affection. We feasted on apples, peaches, grapes, sweet potatoes, etcetera, etcetera. My health and appetite were not very good. Sister Milam and child soon recovered but Cynthia remained unwell. She became worse and we were fearful she was going to die. She spoke to me on the subject and told me she would not hear the thoughts of seeing her children no more and desired me to retire and pray for her. I did so with all my heart and went to her and encouraged her with the assurance that she would recover and again see her children. She got better but stayed close in the house with her father and mother during our stay, which was about four weeks.
I visited all my relations and reasoned and testified concerning the Latter- day work but their hearts were closed and they seemed to have no desire to hear anymore on the subject. My mother had grown old so fast that I hardly knew her. She was almost overcome with joy to see me, told me it was two years that day since she had buried my brother; had been without a child during that time, had
never expected to see me again but through the providence of God now enjoyed the pleasure. But her pleasure was of short duration; we soon had to take a parting hand. Father Butler gave us ten dollars, besides some four or five dollars more was given us when we went to start, nearly all were present the morning we started.
I never shall forget the time, our hearts and eyes were full. I could not speak a word but gave them all my hand as they stood in a circle; the last word I heard from father Butler was "God bless you Cynthia," as he took her by the hand. My mother went with us 30 miles to see Levi L. Osborn, her grandson. It was truly with a heavy heart that I gave her my hand for the last time on earth, as I
realized it would be, but I tried to comfort her with the assurance which I had that we would meet again in the Kingdom of God. Levi gave me an order to a merchant in Terrehaute for a pair of boots which I received and also needed. We came back on a nearer route but had quite a tedious journey, my young mare failing we traveled slow. The weather becoming quite frosty before we returned."
David Osborn Autobiography, typescript, BYU-S, p.31 –33
Early 1852 William began to suffer with Tuberculosis.
The Milams traveled from Iowa to Utah with the eleventh company as part of the emigration of 1852. William and Elizabeth Milam were part of the third ten. "Report of the Eleventh Company of the Camp of Israel journeying to the Great Salt Lake City Utah. In this 11th company there were 75 men, 68 women, 96 children, 54 wagons, 248l oxen, 90 cows, 19 horses and 4 mules. Also 62 arms
and 275 ammunitions, 24,435 pounds of provisions and 40 spades. David Candland was clerk of this fifty.
The following note accompanied the report: "Omaha lands, June 24, 1852. 1 mile west of the ferry.
Elder Ezra T. Bensen,
I am instructed by Captain McGaw to embody in this report a brief synopsis of the course pursued by Elder Crandall Dunn (Captain of the 3rd Ten). In consequence of his company not being filled, I was instructed to place W. Milam in said Ten. I did so and reported such to Crandall Dunn on Sunday last, which he acknowledged at the time. Yesterday, at the river, he disclaimed Brother Milam and
sought to crowd in 2 wagons which Capt. McGaw had refused, and inasmuch as Crandall Dunn never reported them, and they were refused, an objection was again raised by the Capt. to their crossing in the fifty. Dunn then got his teams over and has left the organization and started West independent of all authorities and rules of the camps of Israel. This however is but the fulfillment of a
refractory spirit manifested by some of the family while in camp and the result of disappointed ambition.
I am respectfully Yours &c
List of names accompanying Crandall Dunn
C Dunn & Family, James Dunn & family, Claude Rogers, Thomas Ross, Samuel Barnett & family, William Foster, William Yates &
Family, Charles Llewelling & family, Philip Olmstead & family
Francis A. Milam did not go with his father, William to SLC. 4 October 1854, Francis A. Milam marries Lorinda Morton in Pottawattamie County Iowa. Recorded in the Council Bluffs Court House. From Pottowattamie Conty, Iowa Early Marriages - 1848 - 1869 by Catherine A Snapp Botha Valley Genealogical Society page 24.
SALT LAKE CITY UT
20 Sep 1852 The Milams arrive in Salt Lake City UT with the Eleventh Company Emigration of 1852. Lead by Captain James McGaw.
William Milam died of Consumption 24 Feb 1853 is interred plat B block 4 lot 2
The Deseret News May 14, 1853 "DIED In this city February 24th after a year’s affliction with Consumption, WILLIAM MILAM. Brother Milam was born March 18th, 1799 in Shelby County Kentucky; was baptized March 1832, was ordained a High Priest in Nauvoo, and kept the Faith to the end of his pilgrimage, leaving a wife and five children to mourn his loss. By request of Elizabeth Milam" (LDS Church Historical Dept.)
WILLIAM MILAM & ELIZABETH CASE'S CHILDREN
Sarah Jane MILAM, born 22 Apr 1831 in Greene County Indiana and died 9 February 1847 in Iowa.
Francis A Milam, born 5 Mar 1833 Greene County Indiana. Farmer in Westminster CA 1900
Francis Milam is listed in Nauvoo records in the Temple Committee Carpenter Time Book C showing that he lived in Nauvoo and worked to help build the Nauvoo Temple.
4 October 1854, Francis A. Milam marries Lorinda Morton in Pottawattamie County Iowa. Recorded in the Council Bluffs Court House. From Pottowattamie Conty, Iowa Early Marriages - 1848 - 1869 by Catherine A Snapp Botha Valley Genealogical Society page 24.
In 1860, he is found living with his maternal Grandmother Sarah Hogue Case Groves Stewart in Monona County Iowa.
"Frank A. Milam was baptized a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 1 Oct 1899 by T. W. Chatburn. He attended the Newport California Branch. Source RLDS Deceased Files; Early Reorganization Minutes, 1872-1905, Book J; Newport California RLDS Branch Records" rlds page 413 (in Newport Beach, Orange, CA)
Frank A. MILAM is absent from the 1890 Great Register for Orange County CA. Page 5 records Charles P. Clapp a Butcher from 1st W Santa Ana, age 34 born in CA and Louis F Clapp a farmer age 27 born in CA living in Garden Grove.
Orange County Marriage Records created 1897 # 360 lists Francis A. MILAM, age 64 native of Indiana parents born Kentucky and Ohio (his mother was born in Indiana) and Ruth CLAPP age 57, native of Iowa parents born Ohio and New Jersey were married 27 September 1897. Both answered YES to the question: Were you married before?
Entry 339 Elmer Clapp age 24 native of CA marries Tressa Lobo age 17 also a CA Native. All parents are born in the US and it is the first marriage for both.
16 Jun 1900 Frank is a Farmer in Westminster, Orange, California with his wife Ruth age 60 born 1839 in Ohio, and his stepdaughter Dora Clapp age 15 born in California.
Joseph S MILAM, born 1834 (21 Jan 1838?) Far West, Caldwell, MO; married Cecilia and had a son James
Joseph is listed as under 8 in the 1842 Nauvoo census.
Wiggins, Marvin E. Mormons and Their Neighbors (Supplement) Milam, Joseph 21 Jan 1838 -
History of Northeast Missouri by Walter Williams. Chicago, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913. v.3, p.1597-1598
Joseph colonized Las Vegas Fort in 1855. "At the general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held in Salt Lake City, missionaries were called to go into different parts of the world, preaching the Gospel and baptizing those converted. Soon after settlement in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, a large number were called to colonize in different parts of the territory of Utah. In planning a new settlement, President Young and his associates selected men according to their various capabilities, the pursuits in which they could be leaders. On April 6, 1855, the following men were appointed to settle Las Vegas: James T. Sanford Allred, George W. Bean, James A. Bean, William Bringhurst, William Burston, Sidney Carter, Joseph C. Clowes, Benjamin Cluff, William Spencer Covert, Edward Cuthbert, William A. Follett, William Foster, Aroet L. Hale, Benjamin R. Hulse, Richard James, William P. Jones, Jr., Albert Knapp, Joseph S. Milam, Amasa E. Merriam, Ira S. Miles, William C. Mitchell, Jr., Stephen C. Perry, Thomas E. Ricks, William C. A. Smoot, George G. Snyder, John Steele, John Turner and William Vance. Deseret News" Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 18, p.99
"In 1855 President Brigham Young appointed a company of men under the leadership of William Bringhurst to establish a union at Las Vegas. The company left Salt Lake May 10th and arrived at Las Vegas June 14, 1855. William Bringhurst was appointed president; Wm. S. Covert and Ira S. Miles, counselors. Sunday, June 17th, they built a bowery and held their first religious services. The next day they began to build the fort which was 150 feet square with walls 14 feet high, 2 feet wide at base and 1 foot at top. When they were all assembled, there were thirty missionaries and their families, forty wagons, fifteen cows, and several riding horses. William Bringhurst was appointed president, Wm. S. Covert, first counselor and Ira S. Miles, second counselor. Other members of the group were: Aroet Hale, James Dickenson, William Bruston, Albert Miles, George G. Snyder, William A. Follet, John W. Turner, Judge Shaver, Amasa Meriam, Sylvester Hulet, Artemus Millet, George W. Bean, William Vance, John Steele, Thomas E. Ricks, Brother Knapp, C. A. Smoot, Brother Foster, James T. S. Allred, Edward Cuthbert, J. S. Milam, Stephen C. Perry, Benjamin R. Hulse, James A. Bean, John Bleazard, Aaron Farr and Lemuel Redd." Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 9, p.164
11 Sep 1855 (Deseret News 5:246) "ELDER’S CORRESPONDENCE from Las Vegas [From Elder Geo. W. Bean to Elder Thomas Bullock.] September 11, 1855. We are all in the enjoyment of health, reasonable strength, and the Good Spirit which comforts us in all of our privations and laborious duties; everything that we lay our hand to seems to prosper.
Our crops in general look well, and bid fair to come to maturity before frost. We have some fine melon patches and melons are just beginning to get ripe.
Our fort 130 feet square, is now progressing rapidly; the walls are of adobes and are to be 14 feet high, 2 feet thick at the bottom, and one at top. Houses are going up and we will soon begin to live quite comfortably.
Our explorations have assured of plenty of desert and Indians.
The monotony of our life is occasionally enlivened by a straggling party of gentiles and apostate ‘Mormons’ passing by in search of golden salvation!!! Jerome M Benson of Jordan bridge notoriety, and a man named Tidero, from Provo, are here at present on their way to the land of pleasant dreams.
The weather is now quite comfortable. We had a slight shower last night, and have a prospect for more.
The following are a list of names of the brethren of this mission, by which you will see there have been some exchanges made, also some additions to the number, since we left G.S.L.City.
William Bringhurst, President, …George W. Bean, clerk. James A. Bean, James T.S. Allred, Joseph S. Milam, …Edward Cuthbert…"
William J MILAM, born 1836 in MOWilliam J is listed as a child under William and Elizabeth. If the children are listed in order by age, he is younger than Mary Emma as he is listed after her. The Milams are listed in the Nauvoo third ward (which is a municipal not an ecclesiastical designation) block #4.
Mary Emma MILAM, born 28 Dec 1837 Far West, Caldwell, MO; baptized Apr 1846; endowed 7 Feb 1854; married Archibald Newel Hill 25 Dec 1855 children Emma and William
"HILL, ARCHIBALD N. (son of Alexander Hill and Elizabeth Curry). Born Aug. 20, 1816, at Johnstown, Scotland. Came to Utah Sept. 27, 1847, Abraham O. Smoot company.
He married Isabella Hood Feb. 21, 1840 (daughter of James Hood and Margaret Bislen of Toronto, Canada). She died at Winter Quarters on way to Utah. Their children: Samuel Hood, m. Audrey Payne; Hannah Hood, m. Miles Romney
Archibald married Margaret Fotheringham July 12, 1851. Their children: Charlotte (adopted); Isabella; Lizetta; Newel; Frank.
Archibald married Mary Milam Dec. 25, 1855. Their children: Emma; William.
Archibald married Caroline Graham April 7, 1857. Their children: Loiza; Martha; Perley A.; Daniel; Audrey, m. Mary Houes Jan. 22, 1872. Archibald was in charge of tithing office at Salt Lake City 15 years. Missionary to England 1865-67, returning to Utah in charge of a company of emigrants; missionary to United States and Canada 1887-88; watchman at Z. C. M. I. and Constitution Building five years, Died Jan. 2, 1900." Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.934
Archibald's father is "HILL, ALEXANDER. Born October 1779 Skipness, Argyleshire, Scotland. Came to Utah Sept. 9, 1851, Abraham Day company. Married Elizabeth Curry. Their children: Daniel; Agnes b. June 6, 1808, m. John Richards; John b. Jan. 14, 1814, m. Margret Brice, m. Agnes Steele; Archibald N. b. Aug. 20, 1816, m. Isabella Hood, m. Margaret Fotheringham; m. Mary Milam, m. Caroline Graham; Alexander; Mary, m. James Bullock; Elizabeth." Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.934
Enoch MILAM born 14 Dec 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock IL dies 2 Oct 1843 Nauvoo Hancock IL Baby Enoch’s death was recorded in the Nauvoo Neighbor 4 Oct 1843
Elizabeth MILAM born 1844 Nauvoo no record
George Bennett MILAM born 2 Sep 1847 in Montrose, Lee, Iowa and baptized in SLC 7 Mar 1857 by T. Callister and married Caroline Priscinda TIPPETTS 4 Oct 1867 at the Endowment House in SLC UT child Harvey A MILAM. His second wife was Elenor S born 1861 in England their children include George W. born 1872, Francis J. born 1874, Oscar B. born 1876, Elenor born 1878 and Sarah born 1880.
Martha Ellen MILAM born 26 Jan 1850 in Kanesville, Pottowattamie, IA baptized 31 Aug 1859 by T. Callister in SLC.
Martha is listed as a ten year old living with her mother and 4 year old stepsister Olivia M and 2 year old stepbrother William. Thomas Callister who baptized George Bennett and Martha lives next door.