Anna Ellen Mills

Female4 February 1821–19 August 1857

Brief Life History of Anna Ellen

When Anna Ellen Mills was born on 4 February 1821, in Waverly, Union, Kentucky, United States, her father, Samuel Lewis Mills, was 31 and her mother, Mary Simmons Abell, was 27. She married George Washington Franklin Willett on 26 November 1838, in Union, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 19 August 1857, in Union, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Saint Vincent, Union, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Franklin Willett
Anna Ellen Mills
Marriage: 26 November 1838
Louisa Sophonia Willett
Martha Elizabeth Willett
Samuel Lewis Willett
Mary Ellen Willett
Martina Willett
John James Willett
Matilda Josephine Willett
George Ferdinand Willett
Thomas Willett
Ann Willett

Sources (11)

  • Ann E Mills, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ann Ellen Mills Willett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ellen Mills in entry for Annie Warren, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1838Union, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    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.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 9

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 11

    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.

    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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