John Milam Appointed Constable 22 MAR 1773
Digital Image of BEDFORD COUNTY, COURT RECORDS, JUDGMENTS, BOX B13
When I first visited the Record's Center of the Library of Virginia in March 2007, the very first box of "Miscellaneous Court Papers" from Bedford County contained a piece of old, torn paper with "John Milam for the Northfork" written on it. On the other side was written "Northfork Constable's Precinct - all the waters of the said Northfork and up the Southfork to Lick Run and up the same to its head".
Six years later the author found the supporting entries on pages 67 and 96 of Bedford County Order Book 5A, dated 22 MAR and 26 APR 1773:
"John Milam is appointed Constable as per bounds filed" and "John Milam took the Oath of Constable etc."
You may view those Court Orders here .
Reverse Side of Paper Gives the Boundaries of the Precincts