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MILAM, JAMES (1792–?). James Milam, the son of Moses and Elizabeth (Boyd) Milam and the youngest brother of Benjamin Rush Milam, was born on March 10, 1792, probably at Frankfort, Kentucky. He tried to assist his brother in his unsuccessful attempt to settle the Milam colony between the Colorado and Guadalupe rivers in 1826. According to some sources he served in the army during the Texas Revolution. In 1851 he visited Texas and petitioned the legislature for grants of land due him as his brother's heir.


Frank Brown, Annals of Travis County and the City of Austin (MS, Frank Brown Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). Lois A. Garver, "Benjamin Rush Milam," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 38 (October 1934, January 1935).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"MILAM, JAMES," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.