Marilla Mills

12 January 1795–18 September 1851 (Age 56)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Marilla

When Marilla Mills was born on 12 January 1795, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jared Mills, was 22 and her mother, Susannah Case, was 21. She married Orren Terry on 20 November 1816, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 18 September 1851, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Orren Terry
Marilla Mills
Marriage: 20 November 1816
Orin Phelps Terry
Charles Mills Terry
Samuel Terry
Elizabeth Terry
Clairborne Terry
George Terry
Jane Ann Terry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1816Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 6
    Post office est. April 18, 1801
    Age 17
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    Sources (5)

    • Marilla Terry in household of Orin Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Marilla Terry in household of Orin Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Marilla Terry, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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