John Mills, Sr., of Lunenburg and Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
John Mills was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 182.--9th October, 1751. William Mills, of Loonenburg, to John Mills (trusty and loving friend). Power of attorney to convey land and attend to business, 1751. Teste: Erwin Patterson, Alexander Ingram.
- Page 41.--18th November, 1752. Same [from James Patton] to John Mills, 845 acres by patent as above [on a branch of Roanoke; Welsh Run; corner John Mills; Glead Creek]. Buffilo Creek of Roanoke; Corrovan's Creek. [Note: this record appears five pages after a similar patent from James Patton to Hugh Mills, a probable sibling of John Mills].
- Page 98.--23d February, 1753. Same [from James Patton] to John Mills of Lunenburg, 150 acres by patent 3d November, 1750. Murre's Run of Roanoke. Teste: Wm. Carravin, Erwin Patterson, Alexander Ingram.
- Page 521.--8th February, 1762. James ( ) Sloan to John Mills, £6, 178 acres by patent, 20th September, 1745, on a branch of James River, on a branch of Lunie's Mill Run. Delivered to John Craig by your order, May, 1764.
- Page 8.--19th August, 1761. John Mills, of Lunenburg County, to Israel Christian. Whereas Wm. Mills, of Augusta, on 9th October, 1751, constitued John Mills his attorney to sell his lands in Augusta, £__, 117 acres on Roanoke; Jno. Mill's line.
- Page 748.--22d August, 1764. John Mills to John Thompson, £__, 213 acres on Glade Creek of Roanoke; corner said Jno. Mills' land. Delivered: Israel Christian, November, 1768.
- Page 72 - John Mills, 345 acres, Branch of the James River. Adjoining Col. P. Smith, William Borland, James Borland. February 10, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 27].
- Page 72 - John Mills, 254 acres, Looney Creek. Adjoining John Looney. February 12, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 27].
- Page 135 - John Mills, 230 acres, James River. March 3, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 48].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 523.--12th April, 1748. £20. John Mills to David Cloyd, 400 acres on a branch of James River called Persimona Branch. Teste: James Patton, Thomas Lewis, Arther ( ) Watts. Proved by all, 20th May, 1748.
- Page 342.--29th May, 1751. John Mills to Wm. Young, Francis Reiley's line, 400 acres on Woods River; patented to John, 20th September, 1748. Teste: James McKeachey, Robert Gray.
- Page 348.--29th May, 1751. John Mills to Samuel Akerling, 100 acres on Little River of Woods River; patented to John, 15th September, 1749. Teste: Andrew Cowan.
- Page 560.-[abt. 1753] - John Mills and Anne of Lunenburg, to David Robinson. Patented to James Patton and by him deeded to John. Buffalo Creek of Roanoke. Conavan's Creek. Cor. Wm. Graham.
- Page 333.--3d August, 1753. John Mills and Ann, of Lunenburg, to Wm. Graham, 1753. Buffalo Creek of Roanoke. The Barrens; corner Joshua McCormick; Corraven's Creek. 600 acres by patent, 3d November, 1750. Teste: Humphrey Madison. Delivered: Benj. Estell, November, 1752.
- Page 13.--__ _____, 1754. Jno. Mills and Ann, of Lunenburg, to Erwin Patterson, 300 acres patented 5th April, 1748, on Buffalo Creek, west side Blue Ridge.
- Page 531.--17th March, 1758. John Mills to William Graham, £__, 600 acres, part of a tract deeded to John by James Patton, 17th December, 1752, on Buffelo Creek, a branch of Roanoke; cor. David Robinson, Carravan's Creek.
- Page 390.--22d May, 1761. John Mills and Mary, of Lunenburg, to Leonard Huff (Hooff), of Halifax County, £25, 400 acres, part of 580 patented to John, 22d April, 1760, at Bent Mountain, on Huff's Creek, a branch of Roanoke. Delivered: Samuel Lewis, December, 1777. [Note: this appears to be the first deed including John Mills' second wife Mary]
- Page 131.--10th December, 1764. John Mills and Mary (Mearey) to William Carvin, £60, 325 acres on Little Bottom Creek, a branch of Roanoke, corner Huff's land. Delivered: Thos. Madison, 10th January, 1769.
- Page 169.--18th August, 1765. John Mills and Mary to Israel Christian, £60, 122 acres on a branch of James River, line of Sloan's land. Delivered: Wm. Fleming, August, 1766.
- Page 171.--19th August, 1765. Same to same [John Mills and Mary to Israel Christian], £50, 150 acres on waters of James River, Adam Looney's line.
- Page 174.--17th August, 1765. Same to same [John Mills and Mary to Israel Christian], £50, 178 acres by patent, 20th September, 1745, on a branch of James River, beginning on a branch of Looney's Mill Run.
- Page 125.--11th February, 1766. John Mills and Mary to James Huston, £40, 150 acres on Murrie's Run, a branch of Roanoke. Delivered: Samuel Lewis, 8th April, 1775.
- Page 66.--6th July, 1768. John Mills and Mary to James Alcorn, £60, 143 acres patented to John Mills. 4th June, 1764, on waters of James River, a branch of Looney's Creek; corner land in possession of Adam Looney.
- Page 96.--22d October, 1768. John Mills and Mary to William Carvin, £50, patent to John Mills, 10th July, 1767, 325 acres on the Bent Mountain and Little Bottom Creek, a branch of Roanoke; corner Leonard Huff's land. Teste: Arthur Campbell, John Bowyer, Ben. Estill, Samuel McDowell, William Christian.
- Page 316.--13th March, 1769. John Mills to Blany Nulls, £30, 200 acres on waters of Roan Oak, near Glade Creek, adjoining land of Thomas Acres. Delivered: John Mills, son of William, 8th October, 1773.
Processioning List of 1765
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 408.- (1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo, on South side, report, viz:)For Thomas McFerrin, on Persimmon Run; for Michael Cloyd, for Wm. Herbison, adjoining Andw. Monelly; for Robt. Rowland, for Jas. Rowland; for J_____ Looney, on Sinking Spring; for Andw. Monelly; for Jno. Mills, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Jas. Moore, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Margt. Rentfro, on Beaver Dam Run and Looney's Mill Creek; for Wm. Rowland, for Geo. Poage, for Jno. Mills, where he now lives; for Margt. Clark, where she now lives; for Margt. Clark, on Back Creek; for George Burdwell, for James Lauderdale. Page 409. - For John Smith, for Jno. McFerrin, for Jno. McClellan; for Jno. Allcorn, where he now lives; for David Mitchell; for Wm. Rowland, on Patrick's Run; for Alex. Evans; for John Crawford, where he now lives; for John Adams.
Estate Records of John Mills
- Mills, John, dec. Apr. estate Feb., 1782. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 60].
Records in Lunenburg County, VA
From "Lunenburg County VA, Wills 1746-1825", by Landon C. Bell, Part 2:
- Pg. 386. Patterson, Erwin; 2-11-1761; 5-5-1761; W.B. 2/11; Mentions: Wife: Elenora Patterson, Daughter: Margaret Patterson (land in Augusta Co.), Relationship of following not stated: Erwin Wood (son of John Wood), John Mills, Thomas Rogers, James Patterson; Executors: John Mills, Thomas Rogers, James Patterson, Witnesses: Nathaniel Patterson, Jane Mills, Mary Mills, John Wood. [Note: Jane Mills listed appears to be John's sister and Mary Mills is likely John Mills' second wife, whom he married around 1760-1761].
Records in Augusta County, VA
- Page 152.--17th May, 1749. Mary and William Aker's bond as above, with surety John Mills.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 26, 1751. - (198) Robert McClenachan, Wm. Horbeson and John Mills, qualified Justices.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 29, 1751. -(213) Power Att'y. from Wm. Mills to John Mills allowed to remain for further proof.
- Page 36.--18th November, 1752. James Patton to Hugh Mills, 208 acres by patent, 3d November. 1750, on a branch of Roanoke; Welsh Run; corner John Mills; Glead Creek. [Note: Hugh Mills appears to be a possible sibling, additional research necessary]
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1754. - (124) John and Agnes Mills, witnesses for Lunenburg.
- Page 112.--21st May, 1755. John Patton, Jr., to Jacob Sybert, 210 acres conveyed by Ro. Green to John Patton, 5th November, 17xlii (1752?), recorded in Augusta on same stream as above; corner to tract sold to Roger Dyer. Teste: Thomas Fulton, John Mills.
- Page 503.--11th November, 1757. Borden's executors to David Wallace. £3.10, 200 acres, part of 92100; cor. James McNabb's. Teste: Jno. Mills, Wm. Hall. Delivered: David Wallace, November, 1763.
- Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: James Wiley's, 3rd May, 1754; Wm. Leppard's 15th February, 1753; John Die and Wm. Leppard's, 2nd February, 1754; William Byers, 15th February, 1754; Ernest Sharp, John Sharp and Martin Loy, 15th February, 1753; Thomas Ose, 8th February, 1754; Alexander Sayers, 22nd April, 1751; Daniel McNaire, 29th November, 1753; Frederick Stern, 12th February, 1754; Elizabeth Sumpter, 12th November, 1754; Patrick Callhoun, 20th April, 1751; Jacob Larton, __ June, ____; John Cook, 6th February, 1754; James McCaul, 20th April, 1751; John Wilson, 13th August, 1753; Conrad and Michael Kinder, 6th February, 1754; John Goldman, 17th December, 1750; George Stevenson, 8th December, 1752; Daniel Brown, 5th February, 1754; John Adams, 1st February, 1754; James Scaggs, 12th February, 1753; Luke McCherry, 22nd February, 1755; John Miller and Charles Springer, 1st April, 1751; Andrew Evans, 29th January, 1753; James Miller, of Reed Creek, ......; William, Henry and James Bates, 13th August, 1752; William Henry's note; Mathew Patton, 17th December, 1753; Paul Garrison, 16th February, 1754; John Brinegar, 20th April, 1753; John Stedham, Jacob Patton, and Peter Tar, 18th December, 1753; Thomas Lutterington and John Brinegar, 3rd January, 1754; Robert Williams, 17th December, 1753; Thomas English and John Medley, 9th February, 1754; John McCurry and Samuel Jackson, 27th September, 1752; William Lees, 17th December, 1753; Errick Bright, 18th February, 1753; Francis Cypher, 18th February, 1753; Henry and William Ledford, 3rd January, 1754; Henry Holston, 17th December, 1753; Conrad Harchy, 18th December, 1753; Nathan Nicholas, 14th January, 1755; Thomas Hill, 18th February, 1753; John Medley, 11th April, 1748; Samuel Jackson, 25th September, 1753; Plackard Siller (Scilar), 18th December, 1753; Peter Upsher, 20th December, 1753; Benjamin Ogle, 18th February, 1753; Elisha Isaac, ____, 1753; Patrick Downey and Adam Looney, 4th October, 1753; Tobias Bright, 13th December, 1752; Thomas English, 13th December, 1752; Peter Looney, 6th March, 1754; Hance Maurice, 20th December, 1753; George Peter Tar and Henry Holston, Sr., 17th December, 1753; William Graham, 13th August, 1753; William McCurry, 2nd January, 1754; John Brinegar, 3rd January, 1754; Michael Finney, 12th December, 1752; Peter Looney, 6th March, 1754; John McCurry, 25th , 1753; Thomas Wilson, 28th January, 1754; John Kighter, 21st April, 1753; John Brinegar, 25th April, 1753; Richard Kerr, 13th September, 1748, 20th September, 1753; John Thompson, 20th November, 1753; William Scott, 4th April, 1748; James Hollis, 4th April, 1753; Hugh McDonald, 19th February, 1749; David Miller, 20th February, 1755; Hugh Mills, 13th April, 1748; William Graham, John Mills and Erwin Patterson, 3rd August, 1753; George Reed, 13th December, 1752; John Welsh, 20th September, 1753; John Donaly, 4th February, 1754; Adam Wall, 26th March, 1751; William Plummer, 18th December, 1753; Thomas Camp, 16th December, 1754; John Moore, 7th February, 1755; Palser Melser, 17th January, ____; Ephraim Vause, 10th October, 1754; Walter Welsh, 20th December, 1753, 24th January, 1754; Charles Milligan, 3rd October, 1753; Henry Holston, 4th October, 1753; Charles Milligan, 13th April, 1748, 20th December, 1753; Stephen Arnold, 6th February, 1749-50; John Robinson, 16th February, 1753; Henry Holston, 4th October, 1753; Henry Zinn, 10th January, 1754; Ben. Watson and Ro. Rennix, 15th November, 1754; William Pepper, 13th February, 1753, 18th February, 1753; John Thompson, 20th November, 1753; Samuel Arnold, 15th March, 1751; Robert Box, 8th February, 1754; Frederick Hartsough, 18th December, 1753; William Ritchie, 2nd December, 1751; Patrick Downey and Adam Looney, 4th October, 1753; George Reed, 13th December, 1752; James and William Gorrell, 18th February, 1753; James Neely, 16th July, 1752; Edward Moore and James Neely, 18th October, 1754; George Stevenson, 8th December, 1752; William Ledford, 21st December, 1752; Thomas English, 15th December, 1752; Francis Cyphers, 18th February, 1753; Thomas Hill, 18th February, 1753; Errick Bright, 18th February, 1753; Elijah Isaac, 18th February, 1753; Benjamin Ogle, 18th February, 1753; Tobias Bright, 18th February, 1753; John Mills, 18th February, 1753; Robert Kirkham, 18th February, 1753; Gilbert Crawford, 1st March, 1753; William Armstrong, 3rd May, 1753; John McCully, 20th April, 1753; Stephen Rentfro, 5th May, 1753; Edward McDonald, 20th December, 1753; Henry Holston, 13th December, 1753; Robert Williams, 17th December, 1753; Mathew and Jacob Patton, 17th December, 1753; Reece Watkins, 17th December, 1753; George Peter Tarr, 17th December, 1753; William Plummer, 10th December, 1753; Plackard Scilar, 18th December, 1753.
- Page 205.-[continuation of record above]-Frederick Hartsough and Plackard Scilar, 18th December, 1753; Conrad Harchy, 18th December, 1753; John Stedham, Jacob Patton, George Peter Tarr, 19th December, 1753; Peter Upsher, 20th December, 1753; Hance Maurice, 20th December, 1753; Charles Mitts, 20th December, 1753; William Ralston and James Moore, 2nd September, 1761; Michal Dougherday, 12th September, 1750; John Maxwell, 26th August, 1752; John Robinson, 16th February, 1753; James Armstrong, 13th August, 1753; William Foster, 1st February, 1755; Jacob Brown, 18th February, 1753; James Armstrong, 2nd December, 1751; David Kinkade, 23rd January, 1751; James Price and Arthur Walls, 4th October, 1754; Major John Smith, 4th October, 1754; William Ritchie and James Brice, 4th October, 1754; John Bowen, 15th April, 1748; Nathaniel Wilcher, 24th January, 1755; Colonel John Buchanan, 17th January, 1755; Hugh Caruthers, 6th May, 1754; Jacob Harman, Jr., and Adam Harman, 12th February, 1753; William Carvin, 12th February, 1753; Neal McNeal, 3rd May, 1753; Robert McFarland, 30th January, 1753; Wm. Snodgrass, 4th October, 1753; John Poage and Alexander Miller, 3rd February, 1752; John Mills, 28th December, 1753; Thomas Ramsey, 13th December, 1753; John Berrisford, 4th December, 1753; Archibald Graham, 18th December, 1753; Ben Watson and Robert Rennix, 15th March, 1754; James Bane, October, 1753; James Kerr, October, 1753; Bryan McDonald, __ ______, 1754; Joseph Potts, 1st January, 1753; Peter Upsher, 18th December, 1753; Thomas Brinegar, 25th April, 1753; Henry Holston, 4th October, 1753; John Mills, 20th February, 1753; John Poage and Alexander Walker, 3d February, 1752; John Downey, 7th August, 1754; Thomas Ramsey, 14th April, 1748; William Ingles, 11th February, 1754; Henry Switsard, 24th February, 1755; Josiah Ramsey, 24th February, 1755; Samuel McRoberts, __ _____, 1754; Isaac Taylor, __ _____, 1755; John Collier, __ _____, ____; Loftus Pullen, __ _____, ____; John Smiley, __ _____, ____; Robert Galloway, __ _____, ____; John Anderson, 13th August, 1753; Walter Smiley, __ _____, ____; Nathaniel Evans, 17th July, 1753; Francis McCown, 13th August, 1753; Augustine Price, 11th November, 1754; Francis McCown, 22nd November, 1753; Michael Price and Philip Harles (Hales), 11th November, 1754; Jacob Lingell, 1st November, 1753; John and Christian Bingaman, 17th June, 1753; Augustine and Daniel Price, 1st March, 1753; William Buchanan, __ _____, ____; William, Hall, __ _____, ____; John Craig, __ _____, ____; Edward Hall, __ _____, ____; John McClure, 13th August, ____; Jacob Patton, __ _____, ____; James Moore, __ _____, ____; Patrick Sharkey, __ ____, _____; James Armstrong, 13th August, 1753; William Patterson, 13th August, 1753; Daniel Droudy, 13th August, 1753; James Lockhart, 13th August, 1753; John Rorty, 13th August, 1753; Walter Davis, 13th August, 1753; Charles Patrick, 13th August, 1753; Robert Christian, 13th August, 1753; John Sprout, 13th August, 1753; Andrew Haislip, 13th August, 1753.
- Page 219.--14th July, 1760. David Robinson to Wm. Graham. Whereas John Mills of Augusta County did on 9th February, 1752, agree to convey to Joshua McCormick title for 245 acres, part of 845 acres on a branch of Round Oak [s/b Roanoke] called Burner's Creek. Joshua, on 23d February, 1753, assigned his right to David Robinson, late of Augusta County, now of New Gorden Township, County of Chester, Province of Pennsylvania, and David obtained a deed. Power attorney to Wm. Grahames to bring suit against John Mills to recover the title and to make conveyance to Daniel McCormick. Teste: Elizabeth Young, Andrew Treper, John Armstrong, Bryan McDonald, Robert McGee, Benjamin Reelson.
- Page 387.--2d January, 1761. Erwin Patterson, of Lunenberg, to Erwin Wood, of Lunenburg (?) (Augusta ?), £, 5 sh., 108 acres by patent, 10th September, 1755, on Roanoke. Teste: John and Jane Mills, John Wood. [Note: Jane appears to be the younger sister of John who would have just reached adulthood].
- Page 10.--18th February, 1761. William Preston, Assistant Surveyor, enters 3 tracts, 400 acres each, between lands of David Cloyd, James Johnston, Wm. Ralston; a survey for John Mills. David Miller. Wm. Armstrong and said Preston's land whereon Rentfro formerly dwelt. Also 400 acres on a small branch of Craig's (Creek?), above Jacob Patton's old place, known by the name of the Mill Place.
- Page 529.--14th August, 1761. Thomas Walker, of Albemarle, to James Patton's executors, £100, releases all interest in 4500 acres on waters of New River known by name of Birk's Garden, patented to James Patton. Teste: Israel Christian, John Mills, John Miller.
- Page 331.--2d August, 1762. Robert Orr, of Johnson County, North Carolina, to John Thomson, £50, 179 acres on Glade Creek of Roan Oak, by patent, 10th March, 1756; corner John Boen's land. Teste: John Mills.
- Page 400.--15th February, 1763. William Young, of Kingsoss, County of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, cordwainer, to John Madison, power of attorney to convey to William Davis, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, skinner, 400 acres on east side of New River or Woods' River, formerly patented to John Mills, and conveyed by him to William Young, £65. Teste: Paul Isaac Vato, John Kirke, David Robinson, John Boiler. Acknowledged by Vato and Kirke, both of Philadelphia, before Henry Harrison, Mayor of Philadelphia.
- Page 129.--9th September, 1764. Plackerd Scilor, of Orange County, North Carolina, to Nicholas Welsh, of Bedford County, £40, 162 acres patented to James Patton, deceased, 3d November, 1750, by him conveyed to said Scilor, 8th December, 1763, on Craig's Creek. Teste: Anthony Bledsoe, Jno. Buchanan, John and Mary Mills.
- Page 787.--2d March, 1766. Same [William Graham and Priscilla] to Joseph Robinson, £100, 236 acres, part of 600 acres conveyed to William by Jno. Mills, 3d August, 1753, on Buffalo Creek; corner Israel Christian, formerly Daniel McCormick's, Delivered: Cap. Thos. Madison, 22d October, 1770.
- Page 230.--8th September, 1766. George Darr's will--Debts and funeral charges to be paid, and if anything remains, his will is that Col. Wm. Preston have it who has for many years past during my misfortune treated me with great friendship and humanity. Wm. Preston to be executor. Teste: Francis Smith, Henry Carter. Proved, 16th August, 1769, by Henry Carter. Francis Smith qualifies, with John Mills.
- Page 229.--28th February, 1767. John Smith to Jonathan Smith, £90, slaves. Teste: John Mills, Joseph Luney, James McKair (McKain?), William Bowen.
- Page 93.--15th September, 1767. Israel Christian, to his daughter Rosanna Christian, £200, 148 acres, hill near the Buffalo Creek. Teste: Jno Mills. Delivered: Rosanna Christian, February, 1773.
- Page 136 - Robert Brackinridge, 300 acres, Looney's Creek a Branch of the James River and Tinkers Creek, a Branch of Roanoke River. Adjoining Edwrd Sharp, John Mills. February 20, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 49].
- Page 137 - John Looney, 196 acres, Looneys Creek. Adjoining John Mills, Mary Looney and his own patent. March 4, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 49].
- Page 80.--28th January, 1769. John Thompson and Susanna (mark) to Israel Christian, £125, two tracts containing 392 acres on Glade Creek, a branch of Roanoke--A, containing 213 acres, corner land formerly John Mills'; B, containing 179 acres, corner John Boon's land. Teste: James Allen, Thomas McShery, George Inglebird. (The name is written Thos McElhenny on lease, but McShery on release). Delivered.
- Page 233.--16th August, 1769. William Preston and William Campell's bond as administrators of John Buchanan (with William Thompson, Robert Breckinridge, William Christian, Patrick Campbell, John Mills, David Robinson, John Taylor).
- Page 234.--26th August, 1769. William Preston's bond (with Robert Breckinridge, John Mills, David Robinson, Wm. Campbell, George Skillern, John Taylor, Patrick Campbell) as executor of James Patton.
Information on John Mills
From Rootsweb.com Message Board:
From the names used by my John and Mary Mills, I believe Mary to have been Mary Christian a daughter of one of the Christians in what was then Augusta County, I suspect a William Christian, but could be alternatively Gilbert or Israel. My Mary was the second wife of John Mills who was from Augusta County and lived for a time in Lunenburg County and eventually returned to Augusta--what became Botetourt--County. His first wife was named Ann by whom he had at least two children: John Jr. and Ann. As per land records, his first wife died between 1755 and 1760. In 1760 or 1761 he married "Mary"___ who based on the marriage laws of the colony at that time would have been at least 21 when she was married and thus born in about 1740. Soon afterward, John Mills conducted a land transaction between his uncle William Mills and Israel Christian. In fact, the Augusta County records showed several transactions involving members of the Mills and Christian families together. With his second wife, Mary, John Mills had the following known children: William born in 1764, Rosanna b. 1775/6, Priscilla and Mary called "Molly." In May, 1780, Capt. John Mills was wounded in South Carolina and returned home to Botetourt County where he died in the autumn of that year. In 1782, his widow, Mary ___Mills married John McIntyre/McEntyre, a constable of Botetourt County. It was not a happy marriage and even less happy for the children of John Mills who ended up suing their stepfather for withholding their inheritances.
I noticed that Israel Christian was said to have daughters named Rosannah (this was a definite one--a land record in 1767 states that at that time Israel sold his daughter Rosannah 108 acres for 200 pounds, which by the way says she was born a lot earlier than the DAR has her--she had to be 21 to buy and sell property in her own name--at least 8 years older than the DAR has her), Priscilla and Mary, who is alleged to have married a Trigg.
So, is there any documentation that the daughter, Mary, of Israel is the Mary Christian who married a Trigg, or is she perhaps actually my Mary Mills who gave all of her children names that were in the Israel Christian family? Were these names also in other Christian families, such as that of William?
Any documented help on this is greatly appreciated.
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