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Milstead Family Cemetery

In 2006, the Milstead Family Cemetery has been cleared of the overgrowth and now appears to be maintained. A volunteer point of contact for the Milstead Family Cemetery is Tami Skipper.

Directions: From the intersection of Fairfield Drive and Lillian Highway, drive .7 miles, cross Blue Angel Parkway (formerly Millview Road) and continue west on Lillian Highway (SR 298) for 2 miles. Cross the Millview Bayou Bridge and locate the Cemetery exactly .6 miles from the Bridge on the left (south) side of the road, just past 10315 Lillian Highway.

This cemetery was surveyed by West Florida Genealogical Society (WFGS) member and Webmaster, Bonnie Griffis Lewis in September 1999 and submitted to the Escambia County USGenWeb.

Please send corrections or additions to Evan Strohl, Chairman, WFGS Cemetery Committee, or the Webmaster. All sources will be credited.

See addition made on 5 July 2001
See addition made on 20 Mar 2007


SMITH, Laura E. - 24 Nov 1893 - 24 Jan 1957 “Our darling Laura; beloved wife of T. M. Smith.” Inscription on granite slab which is enclosed by old rusted ornate wrought iron fence with a gate. Slab is sunken/broken in the middle.

ANDREWS, None - No dates. Child sized concrete slab set apart from other grave sites.

BARNES, Irvie - 4 Nov 1879 Aged 9 years and 5 months. Only son of Ensign Barnes. No slab. Ornate granite headstone adjacent to Bertha Barnes.

BARNES, Bertha - 1 Nov 1882 Aged 16 yr. Dau. of Ensign & Elizabeth Barnes. No slab. Ornate Granite headstone adjacent to Irvie Barnes.

MILSTEAD, Royal S. - 1896-1978. Amm1 U. S. Navy, WWI & II Government Headstone. Adjacent to Ann Fell Milsted. Inside 10x50 chain-linked area SW corner of cemetery.

MILSTED, Ann Fell - 10 August 1860 - 8 April 1956. Adjacent to Royal S. Milstead on the left side and an unmarked child sized cement slab on the right. Inside 10x50 chain-linked area, SW corner of Cemetery.

MILSTED, Leon Willard - 27 May 1891 - 4 December 1958. Florida; PVT BTRY B 321 Field ARTY; WWI. Bronze turned patina head stone. Immediately to the right are the slabs and name markers for George, Walter, and Swift Milsted. Inside 10x50 chain-linked are, SW corner of cemetery.

MILSTED, George - Adult sized slab with name marker only. Slab located between Leon and Walter Milsted. Inside 10x50 chain-linked area, SW corner of cemetery.

MILSTED, Walter - Adult sized slab with name marker only. Slab located between George and Swift Milsted. Inside 10x50 chain-linked area, SW corner of cemetery.

MILSTED, Swift - Adult sized slab with name marker only. Slab located to the right of Walter Milsted, the last grave on the right side of the 10x50 chain-linked area, SW corner of cemetery.

COLE, E. A - 1830 - 1903. Mother. Grave closest to the road (Lillian Hwy.) Near a large oak tree. Granite headstone, looks new.

RICHMOND, Wm. H. - 4 August 1882 - 14 April 1919. Woodmen of the World Granite Memorial headstone, tall and elegant headstone.

NELSON, Tommy L. - 5 May 1937- 23 July 1974. Broken concrete headstone has death 24 July 1973; wrought-iron stand with a hanging sign, has name, DOB, Date of death painted on that lists DOD as 23 July 1974. (Discrepancy in Dates of Death). Wrought iron “sign” appears fairly new.

REEVES, Rex Breaton - 27 February 1900 - 3 April 1982. Wife’s inscription is below his (Ether Purcell Reeves) as if buried in the same grave site. There is a large grave stone with “Reeves” on it, separate and just above the slab.

REEVES, Ether Purcell - 22 March 1885 - 9 October 1961. Wife of Rex Breaton Reeves. Inscription appears just below the inscription of Rex Breaton Reeves.

PURCELL, Sam T. - 16 October 1882 - 26 March 1954. Grave site is adjacent (to the right) to the Reeves grave site.

UNMARKED: Sunken grave site with 3 small wooden stakes marking 3 corners. Site located just above Irvie Barnes’s grave site.

UNMARKED: Child sized cement slab to the right of Ann Fell Milsted, inside the 10x50 chain-linked area SW corner of cemetery.

UNMARKED: Child sized cement slab with cement headstone. No inscription is evident. Grave site is second one to the right of Ann Fell Milsted in the 10x50 chain-linked area SW corner of cemetery.

UNMARKED: Infant sized cement slab, third grave site to the right of Ann Fell Milsted. Located inside the 10x50 chain-linked area SW corner of cemetery.

UNMARKED: Child or young adult sized cement slab to the right of Sam T. Purcell.

UNMARKED: Sunken grave site with no headstone, slab, or marker of any kind. Located to the left and down from Rex and Ether Reeves grave site.

UNMARKED: Grave site marked with a rock and small stand of flowers to the left of the unmarked sunken grave site to the left and down from Rex and Ether Reeves.

UNMARKED: Immediately to the right of the driveway, 1st grave site, no slab, wooden cross appears to be recently erected.

UNMARKED: Immediately to the right of the driveway, 2nd grave site had a slab and flowers at the head.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right of the driveway, the 3rd grave site is a child sized slab with a wooden cross that appears to be recently erected. There is a large oak tree to the right of the grave site.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right of the driveway, the 4th grave site is an infant sized slab with a wooden cross and small bunch of flowers, the cross appears to have been recently erected.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right of the driveway, the 5th grave site is a child sized slab with a wooden cross that appears to be recently erected.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right of the driveway, the 6th grave site is an adult sized slab with a wooden cross that appears to be recently erected.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right side of the driveway, the 7th grave site is a child sized slab with a wooden cross that appears to be of recent vintage.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right side of the driveway, second row, is an adult sized slab on the right side, closest to Lillian Hwy. It has flowers and a wooden cross which appears to be of recent vintage.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right side of the driveway, there is a grave site second from the right with a wooden cross with flowers intertwined on it that appears to be of recent vintage.

UNMARKED: Immediately on the right side of the driveway, second row, third site from the right, with one empty space between the 2nd and 3rd site, is a grave site with a wooden cross of recent vintage with a bunch of flowers on either side of the cross.


Addition submitted by LaJuana Spellings Ferguson on 5 July 2001.

Here is a list of who is buried inside the chain link fence, facing the entrance to the fence and beginning on the left:

  1. Unmarked grave and no slab--is Nellie Olivia Milsted Price
  2. Royal S. Milsted (he always spelled his name differently than the rest of the family) 1896-1978
  3. Ann Fell Milsted (his mother and my great grandmother) Aug 10,1860 - Apr 8, 1956
  4. Unmarked grave, small slab, Mary Nola Gorman (great grandchild of Ann Fell Milsted, daughter of Emily Irene Milsted Gorman and Bill Gorman, Jr.)
  5. Unmarked grave, adult slab, Irene Agatha “Rena” Milsted Jackson (daughter of Ann Fell Milsted)
  6. Unmarked grave, small slab, Debra Lynn Milsted (great grandchild of Ann Fell Milsted, daughter of George Leonard Milsted and Helen Cherry)
  7. Leon Milsted (son of Ann Fell Milsted) May 27, 1891 - Dec 4, 1958
  8. George Milsted, husband of Ann Fell Milsted
  9. Walter Milsted (son of Ann Fell Milsted)
  10. Swift Milsted (son of Ann Fell Milsted) Walter and Swift died as young boys, they both drowned while swimming together in Perdido Bay.

Addition submitted by Tami Skipper on 28 Feb 2007. This may be one of the first burials.

Dora Glander
Born Sept. 11th, 1872
Died Dec. 8th, 1882


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