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JOHN MILAM (ca 1720 - 1789): Early Life in Chesterfield County, VA - Part 3

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JOHN MILAM (ca 1720 - 1789): Early Life in Chesterfield County, VA - Part 3

Posted: 1527797780000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1529413126000
Surnames: Milam, Millam, Mileham, Milum
Continuation of Court Order Book 3 records for the several Milams: John, James, Samuel and Samuel's wife, Sarah

18 AUG 1763, page 446: “James Milam, plaintiff, vs Ann Hatcher, Petition. Judgment for plaintiff of three pounds current money & costs.”

15 SEP 1763, page 462: ”On hearing the complaint of Sarah Milam against Charles Cheatham, ordered that said Charles give Surety for keeping the peace. There upon the said Charles with James Robinson & Mathew Turpin his Sureties acknowledged themselves severally indebted to the our lord the King, the said Charles in the penalty of £ 50 and the said James and Mathew in the sum of £ 25 each of their respective goods is to be levied; but upon the condition that if the said Charles shall be of good behavior for the space of one year next ensuing, then this recognizance to be void.”

16 FEB 1764, page 477: “Ann Hatcher vs James Milam. Petition. Dismissed.”

18 FEB 1764, page 489: “Charles Cheatham, plaintiff, vs Samuel Milam, defendant. Case. Plaintiff not proceeding. Non suited.”

15 MAR 1764, page 496: “John Locket, plaintiff, vs John Milam, defendant. Petition. The defendant not appearing….the said Plaintiff to recover…four pounds, nine shillings current money & costs.”

4 APR 1764, page 519: “Ordered that the Attachment brought by James Milam against Ann Hatcher be dismissed as to Gerald Walthall, one of the garnishees.”

1 JUN 1764, page 530: “A Deed John Milam to Thomas Womack proved by the oath of John Gammon, Edith Womack & Joel Womack witnesses thereto…”
{ Please note that there is no mention of John Milam’s wife or a wife’s dower suggesting that she had died by then. }

JUL 1764, page 566: “Samuel Milam and his wife, Sarah, Plaintiffs, vs Charles Cheatham, defendant. This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came our Jury….who do say the Defendant is guilty in manner and form the plaintiffs…declared…and set the damages at Thirty shillings current money….”

{ This entry clearly states that Samuel Milam's wife was named Sarah. }

Best wishes,,,

William Milam, MD

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