Notes for John H Milstead: John Milstead was the son of William Milstead and Mary Hammill Milstead.
John was born in about 1843 and died October 29, 1913.
1850 1850 finds the Milsteads in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the Howard District. (This would later become Howard County)
William Milstead was a watchman.
Residents in the home were: William, 41 Mary, 37 Andrew, 18 Margaret, 16 William, 15 Mary A, 13 Sarah, 11 Nancy, 9 John, 7 Amelia, 5 Amanda, 2 All were born in Virginia, except Amanda, who was born in Maryland. Andrew, Margaret and William attended school in 1850.
In 1860, William Smoot Milstead was living with his family in Howard County, Maryland, Lisbon 4th District. William 25, Wheelwright Mary, 26, Wheelwright John, 3 William, 1 James Lowery, 19, Wheelwright John Milstead, 18, Wheelwright.
All were listed as born in Maryland, except John. He was listed as born in Virginia. (Note: William was probably also born in Virginia, according to 1850 Census)
(Census, 1860, Maryland, Howard County, Lisbon 4th Dist. P.24, June 16, 1860)
The 1870 Census finds John Milstead in Alexandria, Virginia living in a boarding house headed by Mary Price. John's age was listed as 23. He was a carpenter and was shown as being born in Virginia.
(Census 1870, Virginia, Alexandria, Wd.2, M593, Roll 1632, Part 1, pg. 51A, July 7, 1870)
John Milstead and his family were living at 95 Lee Street in Alexandria, Virginia according to the 1880 Census. John was superintendent of a coal wharf. Martina Milstead was keeping house. The children were John H. 9, Louisa, 6; Robert B. 4, and Grace 1. John was 36; Martina 32. The Census reports that John and his parents were from Virginia. Martina and her parents were born in Georgetown, D.C. The Milstead children were all born in Va. (1880 Census, VA, Alexandria, Other Twp. Dist 1, p. 270A)
The 1900 Census has the Milstead family living at 1100 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Residents of the household were: John Milstead, 57, electrician Martina, 53 Grace, 21, telphone operator Mahlon, 19, could not read except RR Wilton, 13, at school Margaret, 10, at school (1900 Census, VA, Alexandria City, ED 94, Sheet 25B, June 13,1900)
The July 22, 1906 edition of the Washington Post reported that Mr. Mahlon Milstead, of East St. Louis, Ill. is visiting his parents on King Street.
The Washington Post reported on March 20, 1910 that Robert Bruce Milstead, who has been the guest of relatives in King street, left last Saturday for Norfolk.
John Milstead was living with his wife Ellen in Alexandria, Virginia in 1910. (Note: do not know why wife is listed as Ellen. Have her listed as Martina Rhodes. But, certain it is same one.) The couple lived at 1001 King Street in Alexandria. John was 67; Ellen was 61. John worked as an engineer in a powerhouse. According to the Census, the couple had been married 41 years and had 7 children, all of whom were living in 1910. (1910 Census, VA, Alexandria, Enumeration Dist. 6, Sheet 24, April 6, 1910)
The Sunday March 27, 1910 edition of the Washington Post (p. 15) reported that "Mrs. Earl Vance Fisher, of Mobile, Ala. is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Milstead at their home in King Street."
The October 15, 1911 edition of the Washington Post reported that Mr. and Mrs. John Milstead and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fisher, have moved to Washington where they will make their home.
The October 30, 1913 Washington Post announced the death of John H. Milstead. The article noted," The body of John H. Milstead, a former resident of Alexandria, who died at his home in Washington yesterday morning, will be brought to this city for burial. Mr. Milstead was anative of Occoquan and ws 71 years old. He is survived by his wife and seven children, Mrs. J.E.Shinn, Mrs. Grace Talbot, Mrs. Marguerite Fisher, and John, Bruce, Wilton and Mahlon Milstead."
The October 31, 1913 edition of the Post reported that the funeral of John H. Milstead would be taking place that day at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. Edward Shinn, 205 South Royal at 2:00 in the afternoon. Rev. P.P. Phillips, rector of St. Paul's Protestant Church was to officiate.
The November 1, 1913 edition of the Post reported that the funeral had taken place the previous day. It indicated that the burial was with Masonic honors. Mr. Milstead having been a member of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22.
More About John H Milstead: Date born 2: Mar 1842, Occoquan, VA.1759 Burial: 31 Oct 1913, Alexandria, VA. Residence: 1900, Alexandria Ward 3, Alexandria City, Virginia.1759
Children of John H Milstead and Martina Rhodes are: