John Rand Mills

1805–2 May 1876 (Age 71)
Ballysheehan, County Tipperary, Ireland

The Life of John Rand

When John Rand Mills was born in 1805, in Ballysheehan, County Tipperary, Ireland, his father, Joseph Mills, was 52 and his mother, Ann Ryall, was 34. He married Margaret A. Bibby about 1839, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Chester, Warren, New York, United States in 1875. He died on 2 May 1876, in Minerva, Minerva, Essex, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Pottersville, Chester, Warren, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rand Mills
1805–1876
Margaret A. Bibby
1824–1874
Marriage: about 1839
Hattie Belle Mills
1843–1912
Charles Thomas Mills
1843–1917
Margaret E "Maggie" Mills
1854–1920
Mary Jane Mills
1854–
John C. Mills
1855–
William Benjamin Mills
1861–1888
Joseph B. Mills
1844–1900
Thomas Mills
1846–
Edward E. Mills
1848–1918
Dorothy Ann "Dora" Mills
1849–1895
Robert Byron "Rob" Mills I
1862–1950

Spouse and Children

    Male1805–1876Male

    Margaret A. Bibby

    Female1824–1874Female

MARRIAGE
about 1839
New York, United States
children

(11)

    Hattie Belle Mills

    Female1843–1912Female

    Charles Thomas Mills

    Male1843–1917Male

    Joseph B. Mills

    Male1844–1900Male

    Thomas Mills

    Male1846–Male

    Edward E. Mills

    Male1848–1918Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Mills

    Male1753–1830Male

    Female1771–1854Female

siblings

(6)

    Rachael Mills

    Female1802–1888Female

    Male1805–1876Male

    Thomas Mills

    Male1806–1888Male

    Male1809–1847Male

    Male1813–1897Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Charles T. Mills the wonderer

From The Cincinnati Enquirer on Feb 19, 1917, p 5 via https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16181042/charles_t_mills_the_wonderer/ Out in Ferndale, Cal., last week was burled a brother whom Robert B. Mills …

Sources (3)

  • John Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Mills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Mills, "United States Census, 1860"

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