Caroline Mills

Brief Life History of Caroline

When Caroline Mills was born in February 1830, in Johnstown, Fulton, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Charley Mills, was 33 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Bentley, was 28. She married Alfred Earl on 15 December 1849. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. She died after 1900, in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Earl
Caroline Mills
1830–after 1900
Marriage: 15 December 1849
Johnny Earl
Antoinette Rosella Earl
Harriet " Hattie" Earl
Alice Earl
Carrie Alena Earl
Nora Earl
Franklin Lincoln Earl

Sources (11)

  • Caroline A Earl in household of Alfred Earl, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline Mills in entry for Frank L Earle, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Caroline A Earl in household of Alfred Earl, "New York State Census, 1855"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1838: Fulton, New York, United States

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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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