Jacob Mills

6 February 1822–1865 (Age 42)
Wayne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Mills was born on 6 February 1822, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Seth Mills, was 39 and his mother, Charity Thornburg, was 32. He married Edith Lewis on 18 December 1845, in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in White River Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1865, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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Jacob Mills
Edith Lewis
Marriage: 18 December 1845
Moses Mills
Benjamin Franklin Mills
Sarah Elizabeth Mills
Enos Pleasant Mills
Tolbert F Mills
Lettie Emily Mills
M B Mills
S L Mills
Seth L. Mills
Jacob G Mills
J M Mills

Spouse and Children

18 December 1845
Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States


    Moses Mills


    Benjamin Franklin Mills


    Sarah Elizabeth Mills



    Tolbert F Mills


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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.

Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1828: Washington, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Washington, Arkansas, United States
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 13

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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)

  • Jacob Mills, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mills in entry for Jacob Grant Mills, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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