John Mills

17 May 1824–
Frederick, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Mills was born on 17 May 1824, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, Jeremiah Mills, was 71 and his mother, Elizabeth Horn, was 78.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Mills
1752–1775
Elizabeth Horn
1746–
Rachel Mills
1808–
Ruth Mills
1810–
William Mills
1815–
Henry Mills
1817–
Betsy Mills
1821–
Jeremiah Mills Jr
1822–
John Mills
1824–
Deborah Mills
1829–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Rachel Mills

    Female1808–Female

    Ruth Mills

    Female1810–Female

    William Mills

    Male1815–Male

    Henry Mills

    Male1817–Male

    Betsy Mills

    Female1821–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 20

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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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