Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

The WVGenWeb Project

DESCENDANTS OF RUSH MILAM

Generation No. 1

1. RUSH MILAM (THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born October 15, 1759 in Culpeper Co., VA, and died Abt. 1845 in Kanawha Co, W.VA. He married ANN ELIZABETH FOWLER July 16, 1783 in Bedford Co, VA, daughter of WILLIAM FOWLER and AMANDA HOFFMAN.

Notes for RUSH MILAM: The name of Milam is a family name of Old English origin. It is believed that the name referred to someone who lived in or near the old Roman town of Mileham in County Norfolk, England. In England the e and h are silent, hence the eventual spelling Milam. Currently, the earliest known Milams to come to America are the brothers John and Humphrey Milam who settled in Boston possibly as early as 1623. Early records list them as being from Berkshire, Warfield Parish, England. Both men were by trade "Coopers"; builders of barrels. They were members of the now historically famous First Church of Boston. John had 10 children including 7 sons. Humphrey had 7 children, all daughters. At this time, most all Milams in the United States can prove descent from one of two men who are found in Virginia as early as the 1730s and 1740s. These men are John and Thomas Milam. Though it cannot yet be proven, it is believed that John and Thomas are brothers and are probably descended from the early John Milam of Boston.

The MILAM Brothers of Virginia

I. John Milam was born before 1720 and married a woman named Judith as early as 1739. Early records find John in Louisa Country, Virginia in 1757 and then in Brunswick County, Virginia in 1753. In 1764 he is found in Halifax County, Virginia where he lived until sometime after 1782 when he migrated to York County, South Carolina where he died and left a will in 1789. John was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. John and Judith had 10 children

II. Thomas Milam was born before 1716 and married Mary Rush Adams as early as 1744. Early records find Thomas living on the north side of Doubletop Mountain near a Gap that takes it's name from him; Milam Gap. His land was part of Orange County, Virginia until 1749, when it then became part of Culpeper County. Thomas sold this land in Culpeper County in 1760 and in 1761 migrated to Bedford County, Virginia where he died and left a will in 1775. Thomas and Mary had 7 children.

Most MILAMs Descend from the Following:

I. Samuel Milam, son of John, was born circa 1742 in Virginia and married Sarah Kemp by early 1763 in Louisa County, Virginia. Lived in Henry County, Virginia until about 1782 when he probably migrated to Abbeville County, South Carolina where he is found in 1790 and 1800. He had three sons from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

II. Adam Milam, son of John, was born circa 1744 in Virginia and married a woman named Elizabeth circa 1760 in Virginia. Before the Revolutionary War he migrated to Bute County, North Carolina. Bute County was discontinued in 1779 and Adam lived in the portion that became Warren County where he died and left a will in 1789. He had five sons from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

III. James Milam, son of John, was born circa 1746 in Virginia and married a woman named Martha. He lived in Halifax County, Virginia, the portion of which became Pittsylvania County where he died by 1793. He had nine children, including four daughters, form whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in southwestern Virginia, northeastern Tennessee, southern West Virginia, and eastern Kentucky.

IV. Bartlett Milam, son of John, was born circa 1748 in Virginia, and married Elizabeth Guinn circa 1770 in Halifax County, Virginia. He lived in Halifax County, Virginia until 1796 when he migrated to Laurens County, South Carolina where he died in 1822. He had eleven children from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas.

V. John Milam Jr., son of John, was born in 1753 in Virginia and married first to Nancy and second to Polly Allison. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War from Halifax County, Virginia. He migrated to Laurens County, South Carolina in 1786 and eventually left there for Madison County, Alabama where he died in 1838. He had twelve children, all by Nancy, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

VI. Thomas Milam, son of John, was born circa 1757 in Virginia and married Elizabeth Talbert in 1786 in Halifax County, Virginia. He migrated with his father to South Carolina, living in Laurens County. He migrated to Henry County, Georgia circa 1819 and died there circa 1823. He had eight children, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

VII. William Milam, son of Thomas, was born circa 1746 in Virginia and married a woman named Sally. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. He lived in Bedford County, Virginia until his death in 1790. He had ten children, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Virginia and North Carolina.

VIII. Benjamin Milam, son of Thomas, was born circa 1748 in Virginia and married Elizabeth Jackson circa 1772 in Bedford County, Virginia. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War and died on June 19, 1781 in captivity after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina. He had five children, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Kentucky, Ohio, and Missouri.

IX. John Milam, son of Thomas, was born circa 1750 in Virginia and married Anna Jackson circa 1768 in Bedford County, Virginia. He died in 1780 in Bedford County, Virginia. He had eight children, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and Indiana.

X. Moses Milam, son of Thomas, was born circa 1752 in Virginia and married Elizabeth Boyd in 1774 in Bedford County, Virginia. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. He lived in Bedford County, Virginia until 1788 when he migrated to Fayette County, Kentucky where he lived until about 1796 when he settled in Franklin County, Kentucky where he died sometime between 1810 and 1820. He was the father of the famous Benjamin Rush Milam of the Texas fight for Independence. Moses was the father of eight children, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Kentucky and Texas.

XI. Zachariah Milam, son of Thomas, was born circa 1755 in Virginia. He lived his whole life in Bedford County, Virginia where he died sometime between 1820 and 1830. He had eight children, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Virginia and Indiana.

XII. Rush Milam, son of Thomas, was born in 1759 in Virginia and married Ann Elizabeth Fowler in 1783 in Bedford County, Virginia. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. He lived in Bedford County, Virginia until 1792 when he migrated to Botetourt County, Virginia where he lived until 1812 when he migrated to Kanawha County, Virginia where he died between 1840 and 1850. Kanawha County was in the part of Virginia which became the independent State of West Virginia. Rush had ten children, from whom many descendants are found, by 1860, in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Children of RUSH MILAM and ANN FOWLER are:
	i.	BENJAMIN R. MILAM, b. Abt. 1805, Botetourt  Co., VA.
	ii.	JOHN MILAM, b. Aft. 1794, VA.
2.	iii.	SIMEON MILAM, b. Abt. 1785, Bedford Co., VA; d. Abt. 1846, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
	iv.	JAMES MILAM, b. Abt. 1787, Bedford Co., VA.
3.	v.	MOSES B. MILAM, b. 1792, Bedford Co., VA; d. April 4, 1865, Kanawha Co, W.VA.
	vi.	LINDSEY MILAM, b. Abt. 1801, Botetourt Co., VA.
	vii.	RUSH MILAM, b. April 29, 1820, Kanawha Co., W. VA;
 d. April 14, 1881, MO; m. POLLY JANE THOMAS, September 19, 1849, Kanawha co., W.VA.

Generation No. 2

2.  SIMEON MILAM (RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born Abt. 1785 in 
Bedford Co., VA, and died Abt. 1846 in Kanawha Co., W.VA.  He married RACHAEL.
	
Children of SIMEON MILAM and RACHAEL are:
	i.	MARY MILAM, b. 1807, Bedford Co., VA; d. 1890, Union Dist.,Kanawha Co., W.VA;
 m. ROBERT LAYNE.
4.	ii.	SIMEON MILAM JR., b. 1824.
	iii.	RUSH MILAM.
5.	iv.	JOHN MILAM, b. 1812.
	v.	WILLIAM MILAM, b. 1827; m. REBECCA.
	vi.	THOMAS MILAM. -- In 1847 resided in Cooper Co., MO
	vii.	RACHAEL MILAM, b. 1825.
	viii.	SARAH MILAM, b. 1829.
	ix.	NANCY MILAM, b. 1831.
	x.	REBECCA MILAM, b. 1834.

3.  MOSES B. MILAM (RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH 
MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born 1792 in Bedford Co., VA, and died 
April 4, 1865 in Kanawha Co, W.VA.  He married CHARLOTTE BROWN 
September 25, 1817 in Kanawha Co, W.VA, daughter of JAMES BROWN 
and ELIZABETH WOODY.

More About MOSES B. MILAM:
Occupation: Cooper
Residence: Tyler Mountain
	
Children of MOSES MILAM and CHARLOTTE BROWN are:
	i.	ELIZABETH MILAM, b. 1818, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
	ii.	THOMAS PERRY MILAM, b. 1821, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
	iii.	JANE MILAM, b. 1823, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
	iv.	MARGARET MILAM, b. 1830, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
	v.	FRANCES MILAM, b. 1832, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
6.	vi.	JOHN B. MILAM, b. 1833, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
	vii.	REBECCA MILAM, b. 1837, Kanawha Co., W.VA.
7.	viii.	WILLIAM BENJAMIN MILAM, b. 1840, Kanawha Co, W.VA; d. 
1924, Donald, Marion Co, OR.

Generation No. 3

4.  SIMEON MILAM JR. (SIMEON MILAM, RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, 
JOHN MYLAM) was born 1824.  He married ALETHA J. HARMON 1846.
	
Child of SIMEON JR. and ALETHA HARMON is:
	i.	WILLIAM H. MILAM, b. 1849.

5.  JOHN MILAM (SIMEON, RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM)
 was born 1812.  He married ADELPHIA S..
	
Children of JOHN MILAM and ADELPHIA S. are:
	i.	NANCY E. MILAM, b. 1838.
	ii.	RACHEL I. MILAM, b. 1840.
	iii.	WILLIAM T. MILAM, b. 1841.
	iv.	MARY E. MILAM, b. 1843.
	v.	SARAH A. MILAM, b. 1845.
	vi.	BENJAMIN F. MILAM, b. 1847.
	vii.	JOHN S. MILAM, b. 1849.

6.  JOHN B. MILAM (MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN 
MYLAM) was born 1833 in Kanawha Co., W.VA.  He married CLARY J. abt. 
1857 in Kanawha Co., W.VA.

More About JOHN B. MILAM:
Occupation: Cooper
Residence: Tyler Mountain
	
Children of JOHN MILAM and CLARY J. are:
	i.	EMMA F. MILAM, b. 1858.
	ii.	CANTHA S. MILAM, b. September 1859.

7.  WILLIAM BENJAMIN MILAM (MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH 
MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born 1840 in Kanawha Co, W.VA, and died 1924 
in Donald, Marion Co, OR.  He married ISABEL M. PETTIGREW January 10, 
1865 in Kanawha Co, W.VA, daughter of WILLIAM PETTIGREW and MARGARET.

Children of WILLIAM MILAM and ISABEL PETTIGREW are:
	i.	JAMES R. MILAM.
	ii.	PEARL L.(BUD) MILAM.
	iii.	VIRGINIA MILAM, b. 1866, Kanawha Co., W.VA; d. Bef. 1880, MO.
	iv.	FRANCES A."FANNIE" MILAM, b. 1868, Wakenda, Carroll Co., MO; d. Abt. 1933, Seaside, OR; m. SPENCER MERCER.
	v.	WILLIAM E. MILAM, b. August 1869, Wakenda, Carroll Co., MO.
8.	vi.	JOHN L."DOC" MILAM, b. 1873, Wakenda, Carroll Co., MO; d. Jackson Co., OR.
	vii.	ALVARO MILAM, b. 1879, Wakenda, Carroll CO., MO.
9.	viii.	DAISY BLANCHE MILAM, b. February 18, 1881, Wakenda, Carroll Co, MO; d. August 6, 1929, Lake Creek, Jackson Co., OR.

Generation No. 4

8.  JOHN L."DOC" MILAM (WILLIAM BENJAMIN, MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, 
JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born 1873 in Wakenda, Carroll Co., MO,
and died in Jackson Co., OR.  He married EMMA ELIZABETH (LIZZY) 
MCALLISTER, daughter of JOHN MCALLISTER and CARRIE IRWIN.

Child of JOHN MILAM and EMMA MCALLISTER is:
	i.	WAYNE MILAM.

9.  DAISY BLANCHE MILAM (WILLIAM BENJAMIN, MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, 
JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born February 18, 1881 in 
Wakenda, Carroll Co, MO, and died August 6, 1929 in Lake Creek, 
Jackson Co., OR.  She married WILLIAM ALEXANDER NICKELL
 December 3, 1907 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, son of GARRISSON
 NICKELL and LAURA POSTON.

Children of DAISY MILAM and WILLIAM NICKELL are:
10.	i.	MARGUERITE ANN NICKELL, b. August 20, 1911, Aurora, Marion Co, OR; d. April 28, 1984, Salem, Marion  Co., OR.
11.	ii.	WILLIAM FRANCIS NICKELL, b. October 5, 1914, Medford, Jackson Co, OR; d. March 24, 1967, Mt.Shasta, Siskyou Co, CA.
	iii.	VIDA AURORA NICKELL, b. Lake Creek, Jackson Co, OR; m. (1) LORIN CLOSE, May 29, 1938; m. (2) ELVIN EARL PHILLIPS, September 4, 1953, Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.
	iv.	BESSIE NICKELL, b. July 14, 1919, Lake Creek,Jackson Co,OR; d. July 21, 1919, Lake Creek,OR.
	v.	GERALD MARVIN NICKELL, b. August 3, 1929, Medford,Jackson Co,OR; d. April 13, 1955, Klamath Falls,OR; m. MAXINE ----, May 1953.

Generation No. 5

10.  MARGUERITE ANN NICKELL (DAISY BLANCHE MILAM, WILLIAM BENJAMIN,
 MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born 
August 20, 1911 in Aurora, Marion Co, OR, and died April 28, 1984 in 
Salem, Marion  Co., OR.  She married (2) CHARLES E. OWENS.  She married 
(1) HARRY DORMAN August 1929.

	
Child of MARGUERITE NICKELL and HARRY DORMAN is:
12.	i.	MAURICE ALFRED "WHITEY" DORMAN, b. June 17, 1930, OR; d. August 20, 1987, Vancouver, WA.

11.  WILLIAM FRANCIS NICKELL (DAISY BLANCHE MILAM, WILLIAM BENJAMIN, MOSES
 B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born October
5, 1914 in Medford, Jackson Co, OR, and died March 24, 1967 in 
Mt.Shasta, Siskyou Co, CA.  He married GENEVA ANNABELLE NICHOLS 
June 8, 1942 in Burns, Lane Co., OR, daughter of GEORGE NICHOLS and
 MATTIE STALLSWORTH.
	
Children of WILLIAM NICKELL and GENEVA NICHOLS are:
13.	i.	MARY FRANCES NICKELL, b. Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.
14.	ii.	NANCY ELIZABETH NICKELL, b. Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.
	iii.	KENNETH ALLEN NICKELL,  m. PAULETTE COFFMAN, August 1966.
15.	iv.	DEANNA SUE NICKELL, b. Corning, Tehama Co., CA.

Generation No. 6

12.  MAURICE ALFRED "WHITEY" DORMAN (MARGUERITE ANN NICKELL, DAISY 
BLANCHE MILAM, WILLIAM BENJAMIN, MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH
 MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) was born June 17, 1930 in OR, and died August 20, 
1987 in Vancouver, WA.  He married (1) MARY WATTS.  He married (2) RITA.

Children of MAURICE DORMAN and MARY WATTS are:
	i.	ANITA MARIE DORMAN,  m. --- CRANDALL.
	ii.	KAREN DORMAN, b. Klamath Falls, OR.
	iii.	VALERIE DORMAN.
	iv.	LAURA JEAN DORMAN, m. (1) JOSHUA BOND; m. (2) --- YORK.

13.  MARY FRANCES NICKELL (WILLIAM FRANCIS, DAISY BLANCHE MILAM, WILLIAM
 BENJAMIN, MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) 
was born in Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.  She married JOHN ALBERT 
CIACCIA June 23, 1962 in Kingsley Field AFB, Klamath Falls, OR, son of 
ALBERT CIACCIA and GRAZIA ARENA.

	
Children of MARY NICKELL and JOHN CIACCIA are:
.	i.	GIGI MARIE CIACCIA, b. Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.
	ii.	LISA ANN CIACCIA, b. Providence, Providence Co., RI.
	iii.	ALBERT MICHAEL CIACCIA II, b. Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN.
	iv.	JOAN NICOLE CIACCIA, b. Providence, Providence Co., RI.

14.  NANCY ELIZABETH NICKELL (WILLIAM FRANCIS, DAISY BLANCHE MILAM, 
WILLIAM BENJAMIN, MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, 
JOHN MYLAM) was born in Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.  She married 
ARTHUR WILLIAM "BUD" KLAGGE May 15, 1965 in Redding, Shasta Co., CA, 
son of EDWARD KLAGGE and ANNA RICE.

	
Children of NANCY NICKELL and ARTHUR KLAGGE are:
	i.	JEAN11 KLAGGE.
	ii.	WILLIAM KLAGGE.
	iii.	JENNIFER KLAGGE.
	iv.	NICOLE "NIKKI" KLAGGE, m. DOUGLAS SCHMIDT, 1993, Salem, OR.


15.  DEANNA SUE NICKELL (WILLIAM FRANCIS, DAISY BLANCHE MILAM, WILLIAM 
BENJAMIN, MOSES B., RUSH, THOMAS, JOSEPH, JOSEPH MAYLEM, JOHN MYLAM) 
was born in Corning, Tehama Co., CA.  

Submitted by: John A. (Jack) Ciaccia at WM0G@aol.com


Back to Kanawha County Family Data Sheets