John Thomas Milam | University of North Texas Special Collections
Name: John Thomas Milam
Historical Note: John Thomas Milam, the third out of seven children, came to Texas in 1900, at the age of 17 years old with his family. The Milam family traveled with two other families by train from Mississippi to Texas. His grandfather was John (Pap) Wesley Milam, one of four brother who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. John Wesley Milam's great-grand father was Ben Milam, who fought in the Texas Revolution.