Sidney Mills

1826–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Sidney

When Sidney Mills was born in 1826, in Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac D. Mills, was 23 and his mother, Charlotte D. Simpson, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Isaac D. Mills
1803–
Charlotte D. Simpson
1803–
Thomas Alexander “Sandy” Mills
1821–
Newton S. Mills
1826–
Sidney Mills
1826–
Mary E. Mills
1830–
Charles W. Mills
1831–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1803–Male

    Charlotte D. Simpson

    Female1803–Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 18

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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