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JOHN MILAM (ca 1720 - 1789): Early Life in Chesterfield County, VA - Part 1

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JOHN MILAM (ca 1720 - 1789): Early Life in Chesterfield County, VA - Part 1

Posted: 1527795427000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1532868081000
Surnames: Milam, Millam, Mileham, Milum
I began reading Order Book 3 at its beginning, on page 1, 1 JUN 1759 – more than a year before John Milam’s purchase deed on 31 OCT 1760. I have attached images of the orders I found as documentation.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY COURT ORDER BOOK 3

7 NOV 1760, page 86: “A Deed from John Tillotson to John Milam was proved….

6 MAR 1761, page 116: “Charles Cheatham vs Samuel Milam, Petition. Defendant to pay 2 pounds and 9 shillings money & cost….

{ From this entry we know that Samuel Milam must have been at least 21 years old at the time and a free man, not an indentured servant }

5 JUN 1761, page 132: “John Milam vs William Gordon, Trial. Milam to receive 10 pounds money for damages & cost….

5 JUN 1761, page 133: “John Milam to pay Nathaniel Macy and Robert Franklyn (witnesses) for 9 days attendance at trial, 225 pounds of tobacco each….

5 JUN 1761, page 137: “Hanah Rudd vs Jamestown Hatcher and John Milam, Debt. Defendants to pay 4 pounds and 16 shillings money & costs….

Best regards,,,

William Milam, MD
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