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MILAM PUBLICATIONS



BOOKS


Boyd, George Hugh, and Rosalie Brown Boyd. Our Boyd Family: Allied Families de Graffenried, Tidwell, Milam, Patton. Danielsville, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1971. Print.

This early classic Milam work by the Boyds has a chapter regarding John Milam, Jr., who served in the Revolutionary War, lived in Laurens District, South Carolina and migrated to Madison County, Alabama where he died in 1838. Included is the pension of John Milam. This is the early work of Wiley Milam, son of John, who married first to Martha Walker and second to Mourning Touchstone. While Wiley had 16 children, the book primarily covers the descendants of Wiley's son William Milam who was married to Emily J. Patton. This Milam family is primarily found in Fayette County, Georgia.


Shelton, Nadine. The Milam Family of Wales and America. Moulton, Alabama: Nadine Shelton, 1976. Print.

History of the Milam descendants of Lawrence County, Alabama, from Bartlett Milam Jr. formerly of Laurens County, South Carolina.


Hockey, Eunice Chandler. Jordan Milam (Milum) and the Descendants of his Son John Milam also known as Something to Crow About: A New Record. Springfield, Missouri: Eunice Chandler Hockey, 1978. Print.

As the title clearly suggests, a history of Jordan Milam, Revolutionary War soldier, who migrated from Virginia to South Carolina to Tennessee to Arkansas, with emphasis on the descendants of Jordan's son John Milam.


Milum, Jim L. The Milum Family & Its Descendants. 1980. Harrison, Arkansas: Jim L. Milum, 1987. Print.

Descendants of Jordan Milam, Revolutionary War soldier, who migrated from Virginia to South Carolina to Tennessee to Arkansas, with emphasis on the descendants of Jordan's son Samuel James Milam / Milum.


Wilbanks, Robert M. IV. The History of a Southern Family. Scottsdale, Arizona: Robert M. Wilbanks IV, 1984. Print.

Family history of the descendants of Bartlett Milam Sr. of Laurens County, South Carolina.


Davis, Marie Evans. There's No Wonder We Act the Way We Do. Cullman, Alabama: The Gregath Company, 1985. Print.

This book has a chapter regarding John Milam, Jr., who served in the Revolutionary War, lived in Laurens District, South Carolina and migrated to Madison County, Alabama where he died in 1838. Included is the probate of John Milam and the pension of John’s wife Polly who later migrated to Mississippi with her son-in-law and daughter William and Polly Atkins. The book has further information on William and Polly Milam Atkins as this is the writer’s ancestry.


McDowell, Bobbie Duncan. Milam Family Genealogy Records. Ripley, Mississippi: Bobbie Duncan McDowell, 1987. Print.

Family history and records of the descendants of Bartlett Milam Sr. of Laurens County, South Carolina.


Woodley, Dorothy Plumbley. Milam Family History: ca. 1740-1977. Texas: Dorothy Plumbley Woodley, 1977. Print.

History of the Jefferson Milam family and descendants of Texas, with stories and biography of Jefferson's uncle Benjamin Rush Milam the Texas Hero.


Ryker, Vera Milam. Genealogy Research. Cecil, Arkansas: Pamela Phillips Reeves, 1989. Print.

Mrs. Vera Milam Ryker had conducted extensive research, from 1967 to 1988, on the Coleman Milam family and connecting him to the Milams of Laurens District, South Carolina. She was the one who, along with the Rev. Dr. Peeples, had concluded that Coleman was the son of Thomas Milam, of Laurens District, South Carolina, son of John Milam, formerly of Halifax County, Virginia, who died and left a will in York County, South Carolina in 1789. I corresponded with her frequently from 1984 to 1986. She shared a wealth of information with me. After the passing of Mrs. Ryker, her granddaughter published Mrs. Ryker’s research in this book. There is extensive detail on the earliest Milams, primarily following the line through and to the Coleman Milam branch of the family.


Wolfram, Joydelle Garrett. An Updated Genealogy: The Descendants of # 194, Aaron and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harlan. Dallas: Design, Type and Graphics, 1990. Print.

This book is a history of the descendants of George Harlan who settled Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1687. Bartlett Milam Jr., of Laurens County, South Carolina, married Jane Harlan, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harlan. Thus a good portion of this book covers the history of the Milam descendants of Lawrence County, Alabama.


Wren, Linda D. Home Cookin’: Mealtime with the Milams. Olathe, Kansas: Cookbook Publishers Inc, 1990. Print.

This book is primarily the descendants of the William R. Milam Family who migrated from Georgia to Alabama and then to Colorado County and then Waller County, Texas. William R. was the son of Lewis Milam of Muscogee County, Georgia in 1840 and 1850. Lewis was the son of Benjamin Milam who died and left the will in 1832 in Harris County, Georgia. Benjamin was the son of Samuel Milam, the son of John Milam of Halifax County, Virginia and died and left the will in 1789 in York County, South Carolina.


Wetherald, George W. Jr. Milam Family Data: From Files of George W. Wetherald, Jr.. circa 1991. Print.

Assorted records, historic letters, and information of the Milam family history and research.


Caudle, John M. Estills of the United States. Huntsville, Alabama: John M. Caudle, 1991. Print.

While this book is solely on the Estill family that settled in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1664, I found it primarily useful beginning with Susannah Abigail Woods, of the sixth generation of the Estill family, who married Jarvis Jackson Milam in Boonesboro, Kentucky and had a large family of 13 children. Jarvis was the son of John and Annie Jackson Milam of Virginia. Jarvis and Susannah Milam migrated to Madison County, Alabama and then on to Marshall County, Mississippi. The children all raised large families in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


Peterson, Martha Patterson. Hot Biscuits and Sorghum Molasses: A Sort of a Family Saga. El Paso: Mangan Books, 1991. Print.

With other lineages included, this book is primarily a history of the descendants of Jefferson Milam and his wife Eliza McKinney. Included is a chapter on Benjamin “Old Ben” Rush Milam.


Sturgeon, Mary C. Family: Roots, Ties and Trails. Conway, Arkansas: River Road Press, 1991. Print.

While many different lineages are included, this book has extensive information on the Milam family from Samuel Mileham and Martha Gardner through their son John Milam of Virginia to South Carolina. The primary information is on the descendants of John Milam Jr.’s son, John Milam III who had an extensive family in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.


Fuller, Grady P. Ezekiel Fuller and Some of His Descendants. 1st ed. Russellville, Alabama: Grady Preston Fuller, 1992. Print.

Fuller, Grady P. Ezekiel Fuller and Some of His Descendants. 2nd ed. Russellville, Alabama: Grady Preston Fuller, 1993. Print.

While this book gives details regarding the earliest branches of the Ezekiel Fuller family of Virginia, more than half the book primarily covers the descendants of Isham Fuller Jr. who married Elizabeth “Betsy” A. Milam and had a large family of 14 children. Betsy Milam was the daughter of Bartlett Milam Jr. of Laurens District, South Carolina.


The Milam Family Cookbook: A Celebration of Family Tradition. Dallas: PB Productions, 1996. Print.

After the recipes is a history of the William Guin Milam and Sarah Ellen Couch family of Chelsea, Oklahoma. William Guin Milam was the descendant of the Milams of Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama. Sarah Ellen Couch was half Cherokee. The Milam family lived in Alabama then Texas and finally the Indian Territory, where they became part of the Cherokee Nation. They were the parents of Jesse Bartley Milam who became the first Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in the 1930s.





SERIAL PUBLICATIONS


MILAM ROOTS

Family History Newsletter


Milam Roots was a bimonthly publication from 1988 to 2001. There were on average 20 pages per issue filled with a wealth of Milam family genealogical information, including documents, sources, biographies, genealogies, queries, research reports, and much more, regarding the many various branches of the Milam family.

There were a total of 6 issues per year published every other month. Each issue was $5.00, with each volume, one years worth of issues, available for an annual subscription cost $30.00.

Click here for a free copy of an issue of Milam Roots.

I still have many copies of every issue. Despite the significant increase in postage since the 1990s, each issue is still available at the original $5.00 cost with no additional cost for postage.

Click here for a complete listing of all 13 years of issues and the full contents of each issue: Milam Roots Complete Contents

This contents outline will help identify what topics are covered in each issue. This will allow anyone to identify specific issues they would like to purchase. I decided to format this as one large Contents instead of as an index. In this way, an individual can see which issue would be most beneficial to buy.

If you are interested in any or all of the back-issues of the Milam Roots publication,
please make checks payable to:

Robert M. Wilbanks IV

and mail to:

7625 East Camelback Road Unit 111A
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-2113
 

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THE MILAM NEWS & EVENTS QUARTERLY

The Milam Family Association


In 1993, during renovation of Milam Park in San Antonio, Texas, the buried remains of Benjamin Rush Milam was discovered. Plans were organized for a Milam family reunion to be associated around the ceremonial re-interment of “Old Ben”. These events generated a great deal of interest in the Milam family history nationwide. To keep everyone informed of these activities in Texas, as well as other activities nationwide regarding the Milam family, I had started a Milam Family Association with a quarterly publication entitled The Milam News & Events Quarterly. This publication began in 1994 but I had to discontinue it in 1998, and then the Association went defunct by 2000 as a result of the absence of my involvement.

You can purchase the entire five years of this publication for just $15.

If you purchase a complete volume of Milam Roots which corresponds to the publication year of The Milam News & Events Quarterly, all issues of the quarterly for that specific year will be included at no extra cost.

If you are interested in any or all of the back-issues of The Milam News & Events Quarterly publication,
please make checks payable to:

Robert M. Wilbanks IV

and mail to:

7625 East Camelback Road Unit 111A
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-2113
 

You may also make a payment through my PayPal account through my e-mail address.
Please be aware that money received through PayPal is charged a fee of 2.9% + 30 cents.
Please adjust your PayPal payment to allow for this fee.

rmwiv@robertwilbanks.com






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