Seth Thornburg Mills

Brief Life History of Seth Thornburg

When Seth Thornburg Mills was born on 2 February 1824, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, his father, Seth Mills, was 41 and his mother, Charity Thornburgh, was 34. He married Minerva Strain on 14 October 1852, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in White River Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1864, in Warren, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Warren, North Carolina, United States.

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Seth Thornburg Mills
Minerva Strain
Marriage: 14 October 1852
Walter T Mills
William Seth Mills
Letta Jane Mills

Sources (4)

  • Seth Mills in household of Seth Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Seth T Mills, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"
  • Seth Thornburg Mills, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries 1828: Washington, Arkansas Territory, United States 1836: Washington, Arkansas, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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