Priscilla Leatherwood

17 December 1790–1861 (Age 70)
Prince William, Virginia, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Leatherwood was born on 17 December 1790, in Prince William, Virginia, United States, her father, William Leatherwood, was 32 and her mother, Ann Calvert, was 27. She married Thomas Jefferson Mills on 11 March 1807, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1861, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Thomas Jefferson Mills
Priscilla Leatherwood
Marriage: 11 March 1807
George Washington Mills
James William Mills
Jesse Jo Mills
Susan Ann Mills
Mary Elizabeth Mills
Thomas J Mills
Jane Mills

Spouse and Children

11 March 1807
Fauquier, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a deliberate alteration of Leatherhead, a habitational name from Leatherhead in Surrey, which is named from Celtic lēd ‘gray’ + rïd ‘ford’, or alternatively a habitational name from Lythwood in Shropshire, which is named from Old English hlið ‘slope’ + wudu ‘wood’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Mills in household of James Bolton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Prasilla Mills in entry for Thomas Jefferson Mills, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Pricilla Mills in entry for William H. Bolton and Susan Ann Mills, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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