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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Franklin County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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James F. Milam is a native of Franklin County, Tenn., and was born April 26, 1840. His parents are Thomas F. and Margaret A. (Bell) Milam. James F. grew to maturity and received his education in Hardin County, Tenn., removing to the State of Arkansas with his parents in 1859. In 1861 he enlisted in Company G, Second Arkansas Cavalry, United States Army, and served until the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge at Memphis, Tenn., in August, 1865, when he returned to Hardin County, Tenn. In 1866 he married Nancy J. long, of Hardin County, who was a daughter of Isaac Long, a farmer by occupation, who was born in South Carolina and went to Tennessee with his parents in 1838. He died in March 1887. Nancy J. Long was born in Hardin County May 25, 1845, and received a common-school education. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Milam, viz.: Thomas, Mary, Francis A., Martha E., Oscar C., Minnie C., now living, and Louis A. and William L. deceased. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. After his marriage Mr. Milam located on a farm in Hardin County, Tenn., and in 1878 located on the farm where he now resides, in Franklin County, Ark. He owns 240 acres, of which 120 acres are under cultivation.

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This family biography is one of 163 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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