When Patience Amelia Stringfellow was born on 11 August 1839, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, Robert Henry Stringfellow, was 27 and her mother, Maria Catherine Gray, was 27. She married Major Julius Mills on 28 June 1866. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Chester Township, Chester, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Chester, Chester, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 15 May 1938, at the age of 98.
English: occupational name from Middle English string-felagh ‘string-fellow, man who works at a string-hearth’. This was the hearth or furnace at which iron was heated for its second working. A 1547 document from south Yorkshire defines the string-fellow's duties: ‘the stringefelloe wages, for layeinge the stone and breakeinge and feyinge of synders and breakeinge of the blowme and hewinge’. Thornhill and Ecclesfield were two of several iron-working districts in Yorkshire. See also Stringer .
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