Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
Milam County Courthouse - Cameron, TX
Preserve America
Email received seeking information on old brick house on Hwy 36 south of Milano:

"I am trying to find out some information about the old rock house two miles south of
Milano and the intersection of 26 and 344.  I read that Jeanne Williams wrote an article
about the house in 1981 in the Temple Daily Telegram.  I would appreciate any
information you could give me.  I'm working on my Master's Project at the University of
Houston Clear Lake.  I saw the house driving to Killeen to see my son at Ft. Hood and
was intrigued by it.  I am writing a book of poems and photos of Texas called Slow
Walking Texas. I would like to feature the old rock house in my book.  Can you help me?

Melinda Creech
1510 Blairmont Ln.
Houston, TX 77062

(Jeanne Williams' email address was forwarded to Ms Creech)
If anyone has information please respond to Ms Creech.
MCHC Presents
                                  HISTORY DONATION
Rockdale ISD librarians and administrators took time away from their schedules on last
Thursday to accept the donation of the book, “Milam County Courthouse and its People,”
by Mary Ann Eanes (center). Eanes also made presentations in Thorndale, Cameron and
Buckholts. Pictured with Eanes are (from left) Supt. Howell Wright, intermediate campus
librarian Sarah Vreeland and principal Pam Kaufman, junior high librarian Pat Elliott
and vice principal Allen Sanders, County Judge Frank Summers, Milam Historical
Commission Co-Chair Geri Burnett, elementary principal Robin Faulkner and librarian
Sherilyn Johnson, high school librarian Sarah Cleveland and principal Chad Jones
Rockdale Reporter, October 29, 2009
Photo by
Ken Esten Cooke
Genealogy Society plans Christmas event

Milam County Genealogical Society will not have a meeting in November. A final meeting
of the year will be a Christmas fellowship at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the home of
Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles, Rockdale. All members are encouraged to attend and bring an
inexpensive, $5 or less, gift-wrapped item.
Linda Whorton, publicity
Rockdale Reporter, November 12, 2009
Information sought:

Betty Reese
Campton, KY

Is seeking information about the Cavitt Convict Farm in Milam County? It was shown on
the 1910 census.

If you have any information please contact her.
Information sought:

My name is Ross Smith and I am contacting you to see if any of your members might be
able to help me.  I was told I had an Indian ancestor named Bigfoot Ray who was shot and
killed in a bar fight in Buckholts, Texas.  I do not know exactly when this took place
but it was probably in the 20s or 30s.  There was a newspaper article written about
Bigfoot Ray being killed but no one seems to know which paper it was in.  I know this is
not much information to go on but do any of your members remember reading about a
Bigfoot Ray who was shot and killed in a bar fight in Buckholts in the 20s or 30s?  He
was supposed to have been buried in an Indian cemetery on the way to Gause, TX.  Any
help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Ross

Info sought on Carl Black

I am curious if you know who Sheriff Carl Black's father and grandfather were.  I am
related to the Blacks and am curious if he was related to me.

Thank you,

Yale St.Clair
3600 S. Pierce Street #1-107
Lakewood, CO 80235