James R. Mills

12 July 1831–1 September 1916 (Age 85)
Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of James R.

When James R. Mills was born on 12 July 1831, in Maryland, United States, his father, Thomas H. Mills, was 44 and his mother, Verlinda Linney Harrison, was 42. He married Catherine Grimes on 10 February 1853, in Perry, Ohio, United States. He lived in Washington Court House, Fayette, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Ward, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 1 September 1916, in Washington, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Good Hope, Wayne Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

James R. Mills
Angeline Linton
Marriage: 7 December 1902

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1902Hocking, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 5
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 29
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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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    Story Highlight

    James R Mills Deceased

    10 October 1915, The the undersigned the next of kin of J R Mills Deceased late of Union Township, Fayette, Ohio, resident of said State do each of us hereby waive the issuing and service of notice of …

    Sources (11)

    • James Mills in household of Thomas H Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Mills, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • James R Mills, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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