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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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Thomas F. Milam is a son of Thomas F. and Amanda (Bell) Milam, and was born in Hardin County, Tenn., September 5, 1844. He received a common-school education in his native county, where he remained until fifteen years of age, and in 1859 removed with his parents to Franklin County, Ark. In 1861 he entered the Confederate army, in Capt. Arbuckles’ company, Col. Rector’s regiment. He participated in the battle of Prairie Grove, and was captured at the battle of Helena, and was taken to Alton, Ill., where he was held eight months, and was then taken to Fort Delaware, and imprisoned there twelve months. March 10, 1865, he was exchanged, and returned to his home in Franklin County. His first farm consisted of forty acres, to which he has since added 120 acres. December 25, 1868, he married Rebecca A. Maynard, of Franklin County, a daughter of James O. Maynard, who came to Franklin County with his father early in the history of Arkansas, and served in the late war, participating in the battle of Pea Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. Milam have the following children: William R., Thomas F., Anna L., James M., Albert J., Etha F., Ernest M., Daisy A., Mary B. and Ira C. The parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In politics Mr. Milam is a Democrat.

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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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