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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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William H. O. Milam, a farmer by occupation, was born in Hardin County, Tenn., May 8, 1850, and is a son of Thomas F. and Margaret Amanda (Bell) Milam. He grew to manhood on his father’s farm, in Franklin County, Ark., and received his education in the common schools of that county. In 1879 he married Louisa M. Rector, who was born in Missouri in 1860, and is a daughter of Charles Rector, who located in Franklin County after the war, and engaged in farming and carpentering. Mr. and Mrs. Milam have four children: Leonard, Bertie, Maud and Charlie. Mr. Milam is one of the most enterprising farmers of Franklin County. He owns 275 acres of land, and has 175 acres under cultivation, all well improved and upon which are built a good farm-house and barn. He takes an active interest in educational matters, and his children enjoy the advantages of the best schools. Mrs. Milam is a member of the Baptist Church. Politically Mr. Milam’s sympathies are with the Republicans.

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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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