Caroline Mills

1830–1900 (Age 69)
Johnstown, Fulton, New York, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Mills was born in February 1830, in Johnstown, Fulton, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Mills, was 34 and her mother, Mary " Polly" Bentley, was 30. 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, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

    Alfred Earl



15 December 1849


    Johnny Earl


    Antoinette Rosella Earl


    Harriet " Hattie" Earl


    Alice Earl



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Mills


    Mary " Polly" Bentley





    David P. Mills


    William B Mills


    Bildad Mills


    Jane Elizabeth Mills


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.

Age 7

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 24

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

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)

  • Caroline A Earl in household of Alfred Earl, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline A Earl in household of Alfred Earl, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Caroline Earl in household of Alfred Earl, "New York State Census, 1865"

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