John Reading Mills

9 June 1765–20 January 1810 (Age 44)
New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John Reading

When John Reading Mills was born on 9 June 1765, in New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Rev. William Mills, was 26 and his mother, Mary Reading, was 28. He married Mary Halstead on 17 August 1790, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 20 January 1810, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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John Reading Mills
Mary Halstead
Marriage: 17 August 1790
Rebecca Ogden Mills
William R. Phillip Mills
Mary Reading Mills
Phebe Halsted Mills

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17 August 1790
Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America


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Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 16

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: variant of Mill 1.2 English: either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles .3 Irish: in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Reading Mills, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Newspaper Obit
  • Descendants of Rebecca Ogden, 1729-1806, and Caleb Halsted, 1721-1784

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