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James Robert "Uncle Jim" Milstead
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1879
Lincoln County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1949
Lincoln County
Tennessee, USA

My mother remembers Uncle Jim coming to stay with the family of his niece (my grandmother) and wrapping his head up before he went to sleep.

My notes indicate his birth was "near Fayetteville" and death "near Dellrose," which was the town of his residence at the time of his death.

Uncle Jim was married to Ida Pearl McGee, daughter of Henry McGee and Rebecca Belle Orrick, and (following their divorce) to Robbie Mae Welch, daughter of Robert Erwin Welch and his first wife, Lula Compton.

Their great-granddaughter relates that Jim and Robbie lived apart for years but were "too stubborn to divorce."

He fought to have the remains of his son, John B. Milstead, brought home from Germany after John died during reconstruction work near the war's end. He was finally brought home in January 1949 and buried in Riverview.

Two days later, Uncle Jim died...but had gotten his last wish.

Jim and Pearl's children were Inda Bell Pamplin; John B.; Katherine McGehee; Flossie Mae Barr; Sadie Grace McAlister; and Ruth Barret.

His children with Robbie were George Elsie and Lula Jane (she died as a child).

Family links: 
  George Montree Milstead (1850 - 1907)
  Lavinia Jane Warden Milstead (1848 - 1905)
  Pearl Milstead McGee Smith (1888 - 1964)
  Robbie Mae Welch Milstead (1897 - 1985)
  Inda Bell Milstead Pamplin (1906 - 1960)*
  John B. Milstead (1907 - 1945)*
  Mary Katherine Milstead McGehee (1909 - 1955)*
  Ruth Olivia Milstead Barrett (1920 - 1982)*
  George Eslie Milstead (1926 - 1987)*
  John Calvin Milstead (1875 - 1925)*
  William Travis Milstead (1877 - 1945)*
  James Robert Milstead (1879 - 1949)
  Mary Ozelle Milstead Massey (1881 - 1956)*
  Maggie Lou Milstead Raney (1882 - 1962)*
  Claude Wilson Milstead (1883 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship

James R. Milstead

1879 - 1949
Riverview Memorial Gardens
Lincoln County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: The Mikado, et al.
Record added: Mar 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67592260
James Robert Uncle Jim Milstead
Added by: The Mikado, et al.
James Robert Uncle Jim Milstead
Added by: Michael Pitcock
James Robert Uncle Jim Milstead
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Wish I could have known you.
- M Milstead
 Added: Sep. 9, 2013

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