The vast majority of Milams did not own slaves during the period prior to The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. However, a few did. ALL of the Milam slaves, and their descendants, have a special kinship with the Milam Family of America. If they took the Milam surname as their own, there is an even tighter kinship.
The effort here, to discover and understand this unique aspect of Milam family history and culture, is being undertaken with great sensitivity to the feelings of all African-American Milams. It is being researched here in order to provide a complete understanding of all aspects of our mutual Milam family history. It is hoped that no one finds this research effort offensive or hurtful. Every effort will be made to maintain the highest degree of historical accuracy.
I welcome any comments, pro or con: Milam2 at Milam dot com
This listing contains only descendants of former slaves who took or assumed their Milam owner's surname, and NOT descendants of inter-racial marriages, which are listed normally in the family tree pages.
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