James R. Mills

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

The Life 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, Fayette, Ohio, United States.

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James R. Mills
Angeline Linton
Marriage: 7 December 1902

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    Angeline Linton


7 December 1902
Hocking, 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

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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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 (3)

  • James Mills in household of Thomas H Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Mills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Mills, "United States Census, 1860"

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