A Founding Family of America
Patriots since 1776
All descendants of the MILAM FAMILY of AMERICA can take great pride in their family heritage. Our ancestors were pioneers and settlers, and they were here from the very beginning. Milams did not come to America after the hardest work had been done by others. They were here when the going was tough and wilderness was everywhere. From the earliest times, our ancestors helped build and shape America.
They were here before, during, and after 1776. They fought, and some died, in the Revolutionary War. As much as anyone else, "they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor" to establish "The Great Experiment." They helped give life to the idea that "government of the people, by the people, for the people" was possible. Along with thousands of others, they founded The United States of America! Revel in that!
Think about that. Our Milam ancestors helped found The United States of America! They were part of the effort that founded the nation that became the bastion of liberty and democracy, and the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Afterwards, they helped nurture it, shape it, and protect it. Our small family of Milams has served in every conflict America has ever engaged in. Whatever their motivations, it is accurate to say that our Milams answered the call every time America and Freedom needed them.
As pioneers and settlers, they helped expand democracy "from sea to shining sea." Their continual movement in pursuit of greater opportunity and personal happiness, helped establish the heartland of America. As pioneers and settlers, our Milams were among the founding families of Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, California, West Virginia, and probably others.
For the most part, our early Milam ancestors were farmers. In that noble profession, they obtained their sustenance from the land and from Providence. Many were simple people, with little formal education, but they endured and prospered. Many probably did not fully comprehend it at the time, but while they were building their lives and their families, they were also helping to build the fortress of democracy, freedom, and opportunity. Because of them, and thousands of others like them, America would stand as a shining example to the world and a beacon to later immigrants for centuries to come. They helped build it, and others came to share in its magnificence.
Lists of proud members of the
Milam Family of America: