Maj John Reading Mills

Male9 January 1765–20 January 1810

Brief Life History of John Reading

When Maj John Reading Mills was born on 9 January 1765, in New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Rev. William Mills, was 25 and his mother, Mary Reading, was 28. He married Mary "Polly" Halstead on 17 August 1790, in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 20 January 1810, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maj John Reading Mills
1765–1810
Mary "Polly" Halstead
1763–1832
Marriage: 17 August 1790
Rebecca Ogden Mills
1791–1809
Mary Reading Mills
1793–1866
William Phillip R Mills
1794–1860
William Phillip Mills
1797–1822
Phebe Halsted Mills
1798–1869

Sources (3)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 August 1790Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1776

    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

    English: variant of Mill 1, with excrescent -s added in post-medieval times. Compare Mullins , from a French equivalent of this name, and see also Milnes .

    English: either a variant of Miles , a variant of Mill 2, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or Myhill , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish: this is usually the English name, especially in Ulster, but elsewhere in Ireland it was also adopted for the Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

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