Abram Miltiere
(Cir 1790-)
Margaret Simons
(Cir 1802-)
William Francis Miltiere


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Mary Ann Byrd

William Francis Miltiere

  • Born: 24 Jun 1830
  • Marriage: Mary Ann Byrd on 24 Oct 1850 in Nansemond Co, VA.
  • Died: 9 May 1905 at age 74
  • Buried: Milteer Cemetery: Located in Whaleyville, VA

bullet   Another name for William was Milteer.


bullet  General Notes:

CSA - 5th Va.Cav., Co.G & 13th Va.Cav., Co. I

The 1860 Federal Census for the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co., VA, page 622 (1 page over [621] from William Doughtie and family ... William Doughtie's son, Bolden, will marry William Miltiere's daughter, Mary Etta) records William F. (30) and Mary A. (26) Milteer with children William (5), Josephine (4), and Frank (2). Also in the household is Margaret Byrd (57) and Martha S. Milteer (11). Near by is Henry Milteer (28) and his wife Mary A. Milteer (22). William's real estate is valued at $3,000 and a personal estate at $6,500.

The 1870 Federal Census for the Cyress Chapel, Nansemond Co., VA, page 622 records William F. (40) and Mary A. (36) Milteer with children William L. (15), Josephine (14), Francis P. (11), Martha E. (7), Mary E. (5), Beulah B. (3), and not named (8/12). Also in the household is Margaret Byrd (67) and Sarah Copeland (16).

The 1880 Federal Census for Cypress Chapel, Nansemond Co., Va. (ED#53, page 67A) dated June 5, 1880 records W. F. Milteer (50) with his wife Mary Ann (46) and children Josephine (23), Frank Preston (21), Martha E. (17), Etta M. (14), Bulah B. (12), Gertrude E. (10), and Abram T (8).

Many of this Miltiere family are buried in the MILTEER CEMETERY http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaschs/ncocem2.txt
Located in Whaleyville, Va.; from Suffolk, take route 13 south to Whaleyville, turn right on Mineral Springs Road, go about 2 miles, cross springs and the cemetery is on the left about 30 yards from the roadside.
Additional information by Kelly P. Miltier (April 1999)
William Francis Milteer
June 24, 1830 - May 9, 1905
CSA - 5th Va. Cav., Co. G & 13th Va. Cav., Co. I
s/o Abram & Margaret Simons Milteer

Mary Ann Byrd Milteer
Mar. 14, 1834 - Apr. 26, 1917
d/o Dempsey & Margaret Savage Harrell Byrd

(Same stone with father)
Gertrude "Gerlie" Evelyn Milteer
Oct. 6, 1869 - Mar. 4, 1877
[fs] G.E.M.
d/o William Francis and Mary Anne Byrd Milteer

Martha Emily Milteer
Nov. 14, 1862 - Mar. 20, 1941
d/o William Francis and Mary Anne Byrd Milteer

Mary Etta Milteer Doughtie
July 18, 1865 - October 26, 1937
d/o William Francis and Mary Anne Byrd Milteer

These children are probably buried here also - unmarked
Margaret Elizabeth Milteer
June 23, 1860 - October 30, 1860
d/o William Francis and Mary Anne Byrd Milteer

Mary Christian Milteer
June 23, 1860 - May 25, 1864
d/o William Francis and Mary Anne Byrd Milteer

Robert Lee Milteer
April 1, 1874 - Jan. 9, 1876
s/o William Francis and Mary Anne Byrd Milteer

bullet  Research Notes:

In the piece on page 431 [image 228 of 236 at www.ancestry.com] in the Nansemond County Personal Histories section of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, Illistrated; Special Virginia Edition written by R. A. Brock, Secretary of the Virginia Historical Society, published in 1885: H. H. Hardesty & Co. Publishers; New York, Richmond, Chicago and Toledo: William Francis Milteer - is of French and English descent, the first in the name and blood locating in the infant colony of Virginia as early as 1658. He is a son of Abraham and Peggy (Simons) Milteer, his father born in Nansemond County about 1790, and his mother in 1802. William Francis was born in this county,on the 24th of June, 1830. He married in Nansemond County, October 24, 1850, on that date taking Mary Ann Byrd as his wife, and eight children were born of their union: William Luther, October 15, 1854; Josephine June 6, 1857; Frank Preston, October 28, 1859; Martha Emily, November 14, 1862; Mary Etta, July 18, 1865; Beulah Benton, April 19, 1867; Gertrude Evelyn, October 6, 1869; Abraham Thomas, August 21, 1871. The first born is a resident now of Georgia, the others in Nansemond county. Mrs. Milteer was born in Nansemond county, March 14, 1834, and was a daughter of Demspy and Margaert (Savage) Byrd. Her father was born in 1790, and her mother in 1803, both in Nansemond county. Mr. Milteer went into the Confederate States service in a Nansemond company, and remained in the army until disabled by sickness for the activities of the service. He is a farmer, with postoffice address at Somerton, Nansemond coutny, Virginia.


William married Mary Ann Byrd, daughter of Dempsey Byrd and Margaret "Peggy" Savage, on 24 Oct 1850 in Nansemond Co, VA. (Mary Ann Byrd was born on 14 Mar 1834 in Nansemond Co., VA, died on 26 Apr 1917 in Holy Neck, Nansemond Co., VA and was buried on 29 Apr 1917 in Milteer Cemetery: Located in Whaleyville, VA.; From Suffolk.) The cause of her death was Pneumonia / Bronchial Asthma.

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