Patience Amelia Stringfellow

Female11 August 1839–15 May 1938

Brief Life History of Patience Amelia

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.

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Family Time Line

Major Julius Mills
Patience Amelia Stringfellow
Marriage: 28 June 1866
Irene Mills
Maria Gray Mills
Selena Mills
Robert Gill Mills
John Stringfellow Mills
Janie Catherine Mills
Lucia Rebecca Mills

Sources (16)

  • Patience Mills in household of Julius Mills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Patience Stringfellow in entry for Lena Mills Matthews, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Patience A Mills, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1866
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 21

    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.


    Age 26

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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