By S. C. Turnbo

In recalling the names of pioneers who helped to clear the forest of wild animals we can name Brice Milum son of Samuel and Annie (McCann) Milum. Mr. Milum was born November 6, 1822, in Hickman County, Tenn. His parents moved to Marion Co. Arkansas and settled on Crooked Creek in the year 1844. They died many years ago and were buried in the Milum Cemetery on Crooked Creek four or five miles below Harrison. His father reached the remarkable age of 90 years, but his grandfather, Jordan Milum reached the extreme age of 115 years before death called him away. Brice says that his grandfather was born in England in 1736 and come to America in time to take part in the Revolutionary War. He served under Gen. Washington most of the time and was with Gen. Francis Marion part of the time. He died near Powell on Crooked Creek in 1851 and had lived on that stream seven years. His mouldering bones rest in the Milum Grave yard where his son Samuel and daughter in law Annie Milum are at rest.

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