David Mills

11 September 1859–
Elsinboro Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of David

When David Mills was born on 11 September 1859, in Elsinboro Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Henry David Mills, was 16 and his mother, Rebecca Elizabeth Smith, was 16.

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Family Time Line

Henry David Mills
1843–1920
Rebecca Elizabeth Smith
1843–1866
David Mills
1859–
Mills
1864–
Abraham Mills
1860–
Anna M. Mills
1862–
Ezra Thomas Mills
1863–1950
William Mills
1864–
William Alexander Mills
1864–1938

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World Events (3)

1861

Age 2

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 (2)

  • David Mills, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • David Mills, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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