Richard Mills

about 1836–15 January 1918 (Age 82)
Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Mills was born about 1836, in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Mills, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Baker, was 22. He married Angenette Parsells on 31 March 1859, in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 January 1918, in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Richard Mills
Angenette Parsells
Marriage: 31 March 1859
Ida A. Mills
Ella Mills
Edward F. Mills
William Frederick Mills

Spouse and Children


    Angenette Parsells


31 March 1859
Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    Ida A. Mills


    Edward F. Mills


    William Frederick Mills


    Ella Mills


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Baker




    Mary Mills




    Joseph Mills



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 12

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Richard Mills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Mills in household of Lamuel Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard Mills, "United States Census, 1880"

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