1. Martha PHILLIPS was born 1748/1750 in PA. She died before Apr 1827 in Fleming Co, KY.
Martha Phillips was from the Franklin Co, PA area. NOTES:
HISTORY OF THE LITTLE COVE by Harry E. Foreman, 1967:
p. 148: PHILIPS:
Letitia Philips married Owen Davis in 1772, Martha Philips married Thomas Mills, Hannah married John Clark, and Sarah married George McCulloh. Martha married Thomas MILLS Sr, son of Jacob MILLS and Ann DAVIS, about 1768/1769. Thomas was born about 1740/1745 in PA Or MD. He died Feb-Jul 1799 in Fleming Co, KY.
Thomas moved to about 1771 from Monongalia Co, WV. He moved to (near line of Mason Co, KY) about 1790 from Flemingsburg, Fleming Co, KY. He was counted in a census 1800 in Mason Co, KY.
Thomas was from Washington Co, area of MD Page 143
History Of The Little Cove by Harry E. Foreman, 1967
MILLS: One Thomas Mills was married to Martha Philips and operated a small tannery and saw mill on the Maryland Line at the entrance to Dunn's Gap Road from the Indian Springs Road. This tannery was purchased by Solomon Helser in 1835 and was last known as the William Snyder Tannery. This site now belongs to the Wellers. There were Mills places below the line in Maryland. DAR PATRIOT INDEX
MILLS, Thomas: b c 1740 d p 2/17/1799 m Martha Philips, Pvt PS PA According to the DAR Index, Thomas Mills was born circa 1740 and died after 17 February 1799 in Fleming County, Kentucky. He was listed as a private and also gave patriotic service during the Revolutionary War as a resident of Pennsylvania. Records indicate that Thomas moved to Limestone, Bourbon County, Virginia (later Mason County, Kentucky) after the war (History of Maysville and Mason County). He was probably the man commissioned as an ensign in the local militia on 17 October 1791 (The Kentucky Genealogist, January - March 1973). He was yet living in Mason County in 1800 (Second Census of Kentucky) and the guardianship of his son, Thomas Mills Jr., is on file in Fleming County (formed from Mason County). NOTES:
Revolutionary War Service
George Mefford is on record as having served during the Revolutionary War from Washington Co, PA. Serving in the same company were Lot Masters, Nathan Masters, John Riggs and Thomas Mills.
(Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Vol. II, p202). NOTES:
6. The Kentucky Genealogist, Volume 15, Number 1, Whole Number 57,
January-March 1973 Pages 5-7 - Mason County, Kentucky Militia Officers 1788-1791 by John Frederick Dorman:
Thomas Mills recommended ensign April 1791; commission issued 17 October 1791. NOTES:
According to Wilson family records and the Mills Family by Frank Moody Mills, the name of his wife was Martha Phillips. The family of John Wilson and Lydia Amy Thatcher was living in Mason County in the 1780s through 1800. The same genealogical sources are available for both the Mills and Wilson families, indicating that members of both families traveled together and settled near each other during the early years of the nineteenth century. NOTES:
The Mills Family and Its Collateral Branches With Autobiographical Reminiscences by Frank Moody Mills, 1911 (The following data was extracted from a family group sheet, based on this genealogy, in the
files of Audrey Hancock, 1130 Dogwood, Portage, MI 49002, letter dated 22 December 1991.) Thomas Mills married in Virginia to Martha "Mattie" Phillips. They had seven sons and six daughters. In c 1771 the family moved near Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA. Thomas and Martha were baptised into the Great Bethel Baptist Church at Uniontown in Oct 1722. Thomas purchased 400 acres on the Cheat River near Ft. Pierpoint WV in 1772 and most of his children was born there. He was a farmer (Claim to Unpatented Lands 13 Apr 1781, survey of his 360 acres Monongalia Co. Survey BK 1 p 28-29 dtd 19 Apr 1781) Thomas and Martha were two of the founding members of the Fork and Cheat Baptist Church in 1775. On 20 Feb 1790 Thomas and Martha received letters of withdrawal from the church and moved their family to (now) Fleming Co. KY. In 1792 Thomas purchased 150 acres on the Forks of Johnson Creek in Fleming Co and moved onto the land in Feb 1793 (Fleming Co. KY deeds and file # 4159 and # 3450 relating to a lawsuit: Thomas Bodey vs. Mills heirs) KENTUCKY: by Mary (Melissa) MILLS DRENNAN
"Visitors in 1783. In May, 1783, Jacob Drennon, John Riggs, Thos. Mills, Lot Masters, and Geo. Mefford, came down the Ohio river to the district of Kentucky, to locate and improve lands, and leaving their canoe at or near the mouth of a creek since called Crooked creek, proceeded into the country, to the east and south forks of Cabin creek, and then along a buffalo trace to the waters of the North fork of Licking. They made some locations on the East fork of Cabin creek, at one place cutting the initials of Geo. Mefford's name on a honey locust tree. Deposition of John Riggs, Oct., 1797." They had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Jacob MILLS was born 22 Mar 1770 and died 30 May 1850.
3 F ii. Catherine MILLS "Katty" was born about 1772 in Virginia Colonies.
Katty married Richard WOOD "Rich" on 25 Feb 1796 in Mason Co, KY. Rich died 1799.
Pioneer Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky, by William C. Kozee, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1973 Pages 223-237, Marriages of Mason County, Kentucky: Catharine Mills Richard Wood 24 Feb 1796 + 4 F iii. Anne MILLS was born about 1774 and died Mar 1807.
+ 5 F iv. Abigail MILLS was born 11 Nov 1776 and died 17 Oct 1829.
+ 6 M v. Evan MILLS was born about 1776 and died 1 Jun 1838.
+ 7 M vi. James MILLS was born about 1780 and died Bet Sep-Dec 1832.
+ 8 M vii. John MILLS was born about 1781 and died Oct-1844-Mar 1845.
9 M viii. Daniel MILLS was born about 1782.
+ 10 F ix. Letitia MILLS was born 8 Apr 1783 and died 12 Apr 1858.
+ 11 M x. Thomas MILLS Jr was born 30 Mar 1785 and died 18 Dec 1865.
+ 12 F xi. Hannah MILLS was born about 1787 and died 30 Apr 1853.
+ 13 F xii. Martha MILLS was born about 1793.
14 M xiii. Lewis MILLS was born about 1794.
2. Jacob MILLS (Martha) was born 22 Mar 1770 in Virginia Colonies. He died 30 May 1850 in Clifton, Greene Co, OH.
Jacob emigrated 1796 from Came To OH From KY.
Jacob Mills signed a petition as an inhabitant of Limestone, circa 1788. He may be the Jacob Mills, who on 26 December 1801, as a resident of Hamilton County, Ohio, made the first payment on land in Section 9 Township 3 Range 5 (Warren County, Ohio) (Berry). This land was located adjacent to land of Daniel and George Wilson, sons of John Wilson and Lydia Amy Thatcher. Jacob moved his family to Fleming Co, KY in c 1792-1794 where he purchased 50 acres adjoining his father's land. In Apr 1796 the family moved to Greene Co, OH with John Wilson Sr and three of his sons. Jacob settled on land that is now Warren Co, OH near the town of Lebanon. He was one of the earliest settlers in the area. In 1809 he moved to land near the Clifton Mill in Greene Co. He served in the military as a major in the 9th Regiment in OH and was a Justice of the Peace for Miami Twp for 9 years. NOTES:
History of Greene Co, OH, Page #277, Pioneers
In 1809, Jacob Mills came, with his family, from Warren County to near Clifton, in this county, where he and his three sons, Jacob, Daniel, and Thomas, literally hewed a farm out of the heavy forest surrounding them. John Mills was then a lad of about fifteen. They were often visited by the Indians, who lingered in the vicinity to hunt and fish. No hostile demonstrations were ever made by these children of the woods, however aggravating the sight of the white man's cabin, and the sound of the white man's ax, as the grand forest, which afforded him game, disappeared beneath its steady strokes. Jacob Mills was elected, while in Warren County, major of the first regiment of militia ever organized in the state. After his removal to this county, he was elected justice of the peace in Miami Township, serving in this capacity nine years, during which, it is said, he performed more marriage ceremonies than any other justice in the state. NOTES:
GREENE COUNTY, OHIO FIRST SETTLERS 1796 came Jacob MILLS and John WILSON and sons Amos, Daniel and George from Kentucky. Jacob married Mary Elizabeth WEBB, daughter of John WEBB and Rachel DAVIS, on 1786. Mary was born 1770 in VA. She died 18 Jun 1859 in Greene Co, OH.
They had the following children:
15 F i. Hellen/Ellen MILLS was born about 1790.
Hellen/Ellen married John SHEELEY on 1810.
+ 16 M ii. Lewis D. MILLS was born 7 Dec 1791 and died 19 Dec 1847.
+ 17 F iii. Rachel MILLS was born 13 Aug 1792 and died Jun 1873.
+ 18 M iv. John MILLS was born 23 Dec 1794 and died 10 May 1886.
+ 19 F v. Martha MILLS was born 1799 and died 15 Feb 1879.
20 M vi. George MILLS was born about 1800.
George married Syntha STRONG on 13 Apr 1827 in Greene Co, OH.
+ 21 F vii. Catherine MILLS was born about 1818 and died 11 Feb 1846.
+ 22 M viii. Daniel MILLS was born 3 Apr 1801 and died 5 Aug 1887.
+ 23 F ix. Hulda MILLS was born 8 Jun 1803 and died 26 Apr 1877.
24 M x. Owen Davis MILLS was born 12 May 1810. He died 11 Feb 1838.
Owen married Martha HARDMAN, daughter of Peter HARDMAN and Sarah EDGE (ADAMS), on 30 Nov 1835 in Greene Co, OH. Martha was born 3 Aug 1813 in Greene Co, OH.
25 F xi. Hannah MILLS.
26 F xii. Letitia MILLS.
Letitia married Henry GARLOUGH on 27 Jan 1831 in Greene Co, OH. Henry was born about 1820 in Greene Co, OH.
27 M xiii. Thomas MILLS died Sep 1874.
4. Anne MILLS "Anna" (Martha) was born about 1774 in Virginia Colonies. She died Mar 1807 in Clinton Co, OH.
Anne Mills married 3 July 1791 (24 June 1791 Mason County, Kentucky) Amos Wilson (born 7 April 1770 Sussex County, New Jersey; died 27 October 1854 Delaware County, Indiana; had four wives; son of John Wilson and Lydia Amy Thatcher. Migrated to Warren County, Ohio in 1792 and in 1801 to Clinton County, Ohio, moving to Indiana in August 1853). NOTES:
Pioneer Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky, by William C. Kozee, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1973 Pages 223-237, Marriages of Mason County, Kentucky: Ann Mills Amos Wilson 24 June 1791 Anna married Rev. Amos WILSON, son of John WILSON Sr and Lydia Amy THATCHER, on 3 Jul 1791 in Mason Co, KY. Amos was born 7 Apr 1770 in Sussex Co, NJ. He died 29 Oct 1854 in Delaware Co, IN.
Amos Wilson born 7 April 1770 Sussex County, New Jersey; died 27 October 1854 Delaware County, Indiana; married 3 July 1791 (24 June 1791 Mason County, Kentucky), Anne Mills, daughter of Thomas Mills and Martha Phillips; married three more times. Migrated to Warren County, Ohio in 1792 and in 1801 to Clinton County, Ohio, moving to Indiana on 29 August 1853. The family moved to Greene Co, OH in 1796-97 with other family members. Amos owned land east of Clinton, OH. On 24 Aug 1799 Amos and Anna joined the Middle Run Baptist Church. In 1803 they joined a new church in Caesars Run. Amos later lived in Delaware Co, IN. He married three more times after Anna died. Amos and Ann had 7 children but only know the names of 3 of them. Amos had 15 children and 4 stepchildren from his fourth marriage. NOTES:
826 - HISTORY OF CLINTON COUNTY.
BY R. B. PEELLE.
When we were assigned the pleasant task of writing a sketch of the early settlement and progress of the youngest of the thirteen fair daughters that compose the happy, peaceful, prosperous family of Clinton, we little thought to find evidence that within her borders was made the first improvement in our county. On the best of testimony we make the statement that as early as 1796 or 1797, while Ohio was still a part of the Northwest Territory, a family moved here, made permanent improvements, and, with little intermission, were residents here for more than half a century. A biography of Amos Wilson, the father of the family, will be almost a history in itself of our township.*He was born in New Jersey April 7, 1770; moved with his parents to Kentucky in 1784, where he lived for seven years. On the 22d of June, 1791, he married Ann Mills. In 1795, he moved to Ohio, settling in Warren County, near Waynesville, where he lived for one or two years. In 1796 or 1797, he bought 200 acres of land of Joshua Carmen, situated in Taylor's Survey, No. 738. Placing his family of wife and two children on a sled drawn by one horse, and with two young men to clear a path through the dense, unbroken forest, he started to find his new purchase and make himself a home. His directions were to travel due northeast from the Deserted Camp till he had crossed Anderson's Prairie and entered the white oak timber. By the aid of a pocket compass, he traced his way, crossed the prairie, found the white oak timber, and, supposing he was on his own land, built a cabin and began a home. This was on what is now known as the Hinkson farm, in R. Eggleston's Survey, No. 886. As his arrival was too late in the season to clear the ground and plant a crop, he concluded to break a piece of the prairie near by for corn. He did so, doubting all the time about the venture being profitable, as there were many ponies grazing in the prairie, belonging to a band of Indians who were camped on the creek near where it is now crossed by the Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley Railroad. Mr. Wilson often related in after years that he never saw even the track of a pony on the land he had plowed; that some of the squaws and young Indians were constantly on the alert keeping the ponies away from his corn, so that in the autumn he gathered a good crop.
Finding that he was not on his own land, he moved onto the next survey, which afterward proved to be Lindsey's Survey, No. 732. The place chosen this time is now known as the Cyrus Reed farm, owned by Miss Martha Douglas. Here he built a house, planted an orchard and cleared several acres of land. What he called his "flax patch" -a lot containing from five to eight acres-which was "cleared smooth," has been allowed to grow up in timber again, mach of it being now two feet and over in diameter. Here he remained until 1802 before discovering that he was again improving another's property, and not his own. In that year, Joshua Carmen came from Kentucky to look after the survey of land that he owned, bringing with him Mr. Wilson's brother-in-law, James Mills. When Mr. Wilson was told that he was not on his own land, he became so discouraged at the prospect of receiving no benefit from the large amount of hard labor he had performed, and having to begin anew, that he announced his intention of quitting the place and going back to the older settlements. Mr. Carmen persuaded him to give up the idea, and, as part compensation for his repeated failures, made him a present of fifty acres adjoining his original purchase, on the west side. This fifty acres is now owned by James Ritchie.
In 1802, we find Mr. Wilson on his own land, now owned by Alfred Coulter, with James Mills for a neighbor, on the south. Having made arrangements for "raising" their cabins on the same day, with the aid of help from Caesar's Creek and the Miami River, they "chose up," and did the work on a race, but so evenly were they divided, and so skillfully and willingly did each perform his task, that the two gangs of workmen met almost at the middle point in the path between the two cabins, each going to help the other. In the year 1807, the first great sorrow of his life overtook him in the death of his wife. During the year, he was married a second time to Rachel James, with whom he lived till 1818, when she fell a victim to the " Dread Destroyer." His third wife was Mary Coulter, widow of William Coulter. In 1827, he built the first brick house in this part of the county. The house is still used as a dwelling, and is in a good state of preservation. Having his farm well improved, and the country becoming too thickly settled for an old pioneer to breathe freely, he sold his possessions to Solomon Madden, and moved to Delaware County, Ind., in the year 1839. The same year he was again bereft of his companion. In 1843, he was married to Eliza Dowden. Becoming dissatisfied with his surroundings in Indiana, he moved back to Ohio in 1843, and bought his old home place again, where he remained till 1854, when he again sold---this time to John G}. Coulter-and moved back to Delaware County, Ind., where he died October 27 in the same year, aged eighty-four years six months and twenty days.
One who knew him well says that "Amps Wilson was an honest, industrious and Christian man, a bright example, both in faith and works, to all with whom he came in contact." He brought up an interesting family of fifteen children of his own, and four step-children of Mary Coulter's. Of the nineteen children, sixteen married, and all but one were professors in some branch of the church. When married, he was unable to either read or write, but his first wife taught him both. He was a Baptist preacher for many years, and two of his sons, Benoni and William, followed him in that profession. At the time of the Campbell excitement, he joined that sect, but soon left it, went back, and died in the faith and practice of the Baptist Church. His name is remembered in the township by the creek that drains nearly half of its area being called Wilson's Creek. Again in the name of the township; the first book of record has on its title page, " Record of Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio; organized August 20, 1850; named in honor of Rev. Amos Wilson." Amos and Anna obtained a marriage license 22 Jun 1791 in Mason Co, KY.
They had the following children:
+ 28 F i. Abigail WILSON was born 19 May 1795 and died 19 Feb 1875.
29 M ii. William WILSON.
+ 30 M iii. Benoni WILSON was born 1800 and died 26 May 1847.
+ 31 F iv. Letitia WILSON was born about 1806 and died 1829.
5. Abigail MILLS (Martha) was born 11 Nov 1776 in VA. She died 17 Oct 1829 in New Market, Highland Co, OH and was buried in New Market Cemetery, New Market, Highland Co, OH.
One researcher has Abigail's married name as Mendenhall. Don't think this is right this Abigail was born in North Carolina. They have her married to Martin Mendenhall. This Mendenhall was in Greene Co, OH at the same time but the Abigail he married was the daughter of John Mills of TN and NC. Abigail married George Washington BARRERE, son of Jacob DRENNON "Jake" and Melissa MILLS "Martha", on 24 Dec 1795 in Mason Co, KY. George was born 17 Mar 1770 in Zanes Village/Wheeling, WV. He died 8 Mar 1838 in New Market, Highland Co, OH.
George served in the Captain - War of 1812. He moved to 1802 from New Market, Highland Co, OH. He was counted in a census 1820 - 1830 in New Market, Highland Co, OH.
Highland Pioneer Sketches and Family Genealogies By Elsie Johnson Ayres. Publisher: H.K. Skinner & Son, Springfield, OH 1971
George Washington Barrere
Barrere is a Basque name originating in France. It means simply "A barrier." The family were among the vast number of Huguenots who were driven out of France. Members of the Barrere family were among the first party of Protestants who landed in North Carolina in 156. When the country began to fill up, they moved to the Shenanandoah Valley of Virginia. Their neighbors were the Zane family, Ebenezer, Silas and Jonathan. In 1769, by tomahawk claim, Ebenezer Zane and a few other families made a settlement where Wheeling Creek empties into the Ohio River, known as Zane's Village (Wheeling, WV)
Among the families who made Zane's Town was the elder Barrere, his wife and two-year old son, William. George Washington Barrere, progenitor of the family in Highland Co, was born in the stockade of Zane's Village March 17, 1770. When George Washington made a surveying trip from Pitsburg to what is now Point Pleasant, OH, Oct 23, 1770, he stopped overnight in the Zane's stockade. While there, be held and admired his namesake, George Washington Barrere. When young Barrere was two years old, his parents were killed in an Indian raid and his brother, William was taken Captive. The young baby was adopted by Captain Jacob Drennan, whose wife was Melissa, daughter of Edward Mills. Later Thomas Mills, brother of Edward, became G.W. Barere's father-in-law. Capt Drennan had been sent to England to be educated. He was at Zane's Town as an Indian scout, later accompanied George Rogers Clark on his expedition to Vincennes, Ind. NOTES:
George's parents was among the families who settled in the Wheeling area in 1796 with the Zane brothers. In 1772 they were both killed by Indians and George was later adopted by Jacob and Mary (Mills) Drennon. When the Drennon family moved to Mason Co, KY c 1777-8 George came with them. He entered the military c 1792 and served under Gen Arthur St Clair in that year, and under Gen Anthony Wayne at the Battle Of Fallen Timbers near Toledo OH in 1794. George and Abigail moved to OH c 1800 settling first in Clinton Co. In 1802 they moved to the New Market area of Highland Co and George opened a tavern. George was also a surveyor, State Senator 1805, served in the State Legislator 1808-9 and 1812-1816. served as Captain of a company from Highland Co. in the War of 1812, was an associate Judge for 14 years, and served as Justice of the Peace. FACT:
In the war of the rebellion, he was Adjutant in the Sixtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and at the battle of Harper's Ferry lost his left arm. NOTES:
Ohio histories, including Klise’s State Centennial History of Ohio, state that a record on the books of the commissioners names John Gossett as one of the grand jurors of this first court for Highland County, June 12, 1805. And at the first election, November 4, 1805, the record also states, “George W. Barrere was elected senator and John Gossett was elected representative to the state legislature”. Historians relate that these two leading citizens of New Market rode together through the woods on horseback, in 1805, as the first legislators to represent Highland County, to be present at the seat of government at Chillicothe, then the capital of Ohio.
George Barrere and family, emigrating from Kentucky to New Market in 1801, bought a house and opened a tavern. He served several years in the legislature as senator, then as associate judge of the county. A descendant of Senator Barrere, Granville Barrere, is now editor of the News-herald, Hillsboro, Ohio. NOTES:
Highland Pioneer Sketches and Family Genealogies By Elsie Johnson Ayres. Publisher: H.K. Skinner & Son, Springfield, OH 1971, Page #263, Under Stores and Trading Centers.
George W. Barrere opened a trading center in a corner room of his enlarged tavern in 1816. John Mills Barrere took over the store in 1830 and continued to sell merchandise for several years. NOTES:
Hon. George W. Barrere of New Market was elected to the Senate and served during 1808 and 1809, he was elected again in 1812 and served until 1815. They had the following children:
32 F i. Lucinda BARRERE was born about 1795 in KY. She died as an infant.
33 F ii. Anna M. BARRERE was born 1798 in KY. She died Young.
34 F iii. Josephine BARRERE was born about 1799 in KY. She died as an infant.
+ 35 M iv. John Mills BARRERE was born 11 Jul 1800 and died 17 May 1880.
+ 36 M v. Morgan Mills BARRERE was born 21 Feb 1802 and died 2 Dec 1888.
37 M vi. Nelson BARRERE was born 1 Apr 1808 in New Market, Highland Co, OH. He died 20 Aug 1883 in Hillsboro, Highland Co, OH and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, New Market, Highland Co, OH.
Nelson was a Lawyer 1880 in Hillsboro, Highland Co, OH.
Alernate Death and Birth dates:
B: 1 Aug 1803 D: 30 Aug 1883 NOTES:
Barrere, Nelson (1808-1883) of Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. Uncle of Granville Barrere. Born in New Market, Highland County, Ohio, April 1, 1808. Whig. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1837-38; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1851-53; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1853. Died in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, August 20, 1883. Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, New Market, Ohio NOTES:
Nelson Barrere was living in a boarding house owned by Joseph Neigher occupation was a lawyer, census taken in 1880 Hillsboro, Highland Co, OH, pg # 390C, and his age was given as 72, with birthdate as 1808. BARRERE, Nelson, 1808-1883
BARRERE, Nelson, (uncle of Granville Barrere), a Representative from Ohio; born in New Market, near Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, April 1, 1808; attended the common schools, and Hillsboro High School in 1827; was graduated from Augusta (Ky.) College in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Hillsboro; moved to West Union, Adams County, Ohio, in 1834 and continued the practice of law; in 1846 returned to Hillsboro, where he resided until his death; member of the State house of representatives in 1837 and 1838; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, August 20, 1883; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery, New Market, Ohio. NOTES:
Nelson Barrere was born in a room of the barrere Tavern in New market April 1, 1808. His parents , George W. and Abigail (Mills) Barrere, were true pioneers who came to the area + 38 F vii. Elma Sands BARRERE was born 4 Jul 1806 and died 6 Jul 1891.
+ 39 F viii. Anne Martha BARRERE was born 1808 and died 27 Sep.
+ 40 M ix. Benjamin Haley BARRERE was born 25 Feb 1812 and died 14 Jul 1889.
+ 41 M x. Hazzard Perry BARRERE Sr. was born 7 Apr 1814 and died 14 Sep 1882.
+ 42 F xi. Melissa BARRERE was born 3 Mar 1816 and died 9 Dec 1883.
43 M xii. Thomas Jefferson BARRERE was born 1818 in New Market, Highland Co, OH. He died about 1858.
Died at 40 years of age.
He also ran a store in Maysville, KY. 44 M xiii. George Washington BARRERE was born 1820 in New Market, Highland Co, OH.
6. Evan MILLS (Martha) was born about 1776 in Virginia Colonies. He died 1 Jun 1838 in Fleming Co, KY.
Evan owned property on Johnson and Fox Creeks in Fleming Co and was a farmer. He only married twice first to Lydia and second to Mary. NOTES:
Abstracts of Early Fleming Co., KY Deeds
Mortgage Date: 22 Feb 1834
Grantor: John N. Proctor of Fleming Co., KY
Grantee: John T. Walker, Jeremiah Wells, Jeremiah Proctor, Thomas Proctor, Henry Bruce, Rolly S. Porter, John Allen, Thomas Jackson, EVAN MILLS, all of Fleming and Mason Counties, KY
Acres: 385 (partly in Fleming Co., KY and partly in Mason Co., KY) Watercourse: Neighbors/Bordering properties:
Comments: Same plantation on which John N. Porter then resided and the same that was purchased at different times from Johnathan H. Rose, James W. Campbell, and George Hook. It included all the stills, still tubs, and appurtances belonging to a distillery on the plantation. It conveyed the slaves: Isaac, Jess, Samuel, George, Esther, Malinda, and Ann then in John N. Proctor's possession. It conveyed a variety of livestock, wagon, and farm equipment, and household furniture. This mortgage was to: 1. save harmless Walker, Wells, Jeremiah Proctor, and Thomas Proctor, who secured a note discounted by the U.S. Branch Bank in Lexington, KY for $6000.
2. secure a note payable to Henry Bruce for $300, dated 20 Feb 1834, due 1 Mar 1835.
3. secure a note to Rolley S. Porter for $500 dated 19 Oct 1833 and dude 1 day after that date.
4. secure a note to John Allen for $134.27 dated 1 Jan 1834, due 1 May 1834.
5. secure a note to Thomas Jackson, as administrator of Dempsey Jackson, deceased, for $618.75 dated 1 Oct 1833 and due 1 Jan 1834. 6. secure a note to EVAN MILLS for $200 dated 26 Nov 1833 and due the same time
7. save harmless John T. Walker, who secured a note to Rawleigh Kendal for $718.75 dated 15 Feb 1834 and due 1 Aug 1834.
8. save harmless Jeremiah Proctor and Jeremiah Wells, who secured a note to James W. Campbell for $428 dated 15 Feb 1834 and due 1 Mar 1835.
9. to save harmless Thomas Proctor, who secured a note to William Armstrong for $437 dated 18 May 1833 and due 1 May 1834.
10. secure a note to Jeremiah Proctor for $600 dated 12 Feb 1834 and due 120 days later.
11. save harmless Jeremiah Proctor, who secured a note to William Darnall for $500 dated 7 Feb 1833 and due 12 months later If John N. Proctor failed to pay these debts (together with legal interest until paid), then his equity of redemption to be barred and foreclosed. This deed to be void if the debts and interest was paid. Evan married (1) Lydia THRELKELD, daughter of Benjamin THRELKELD and Ann BOOTH, on 10 Jan 1796 in Fleming Co, KY. Lydia was born 4 Jun 1780. She died 26 Aug 1825 in Mason Co, KY and was buried in Mason Co, KY.
They had the following children:
+ 45 M i. Benjamin T. MILLS was born 29 Nov 1799 and died 29 Mar 1896.
46 F ii. Lucinda MILLS died 1846 in Clay Co, MO.
Lucinda married Thomas HIXSON on 6 Dec 1821 in Fleming Co, KY.
47 F iii. Angelina MILLS died before 1850.
48 F iv. Eleanor MILLS.
Eleanor married Leonard TULLY on 10 Oct 1816 in Fleming Co, KY. Leonard was born about 1797.
Comments: Land on which Henry Jackson resides, and the same that descended to him from his late father John Jackson. Henry Jackson was indebted to Tully for $56 due by note dated this day and due in 6 months. If paid, deed is void. 49 M v. Thomas P. MILLS.
Thomas married Elizabeth PRATER on 23 Dec 1826 in Fleming Co, KY.
+ 50 M vi. Henry Bruce MILLS was born Bet 1807-1811.
+ 51 M vii. Evan J. MILLS was born 1817.
52 M viii. James Booth MILLS.
Evan also married (2) Mary NICHOLS, daughter of John NICHOLS and Rachel, on 6 Jun 1826 in Fleming Co, KY. Mary was born about 1780. She died 27 Jan 1855 in Fleming Co, KY.
In a small cemetery near Nepton, Fleming Co, KY. 7. James MILLS (Martha) was born about 1780. He died Bet Sep-Dec 1832 in Clinton Co, OH.
James established a settlement in Clinton Co, OH with his brother-in-law Amos Wilson in 1801. His land was south of Polk Rd on both sides of Rte 72. His wife's maiden name may have been Reed. In his will James leaves the firm to his wife and then to his son James. James is to take care of his sister Margarette. BIOGRAPHY:
Excerpt from James Richey Mills Bio,
History of Clinton Co, OH, Wilson Twp, Page #1170-1171
JAMES RICHEY MILLS, deceased. James, and Margaret Mills, parents of James R. Mills, emigrated from Fleming County, Kentucky, to Clinton County, Ohio, in 1802. They were accompanied, by Amos Wilson and George W. Barrere, the three being brothers-in-law, Wilson and Barrere, having married sisters of James Mills. The three families made a settlement on the lands of the late Benjamin Hinkson. The whole county at that time being comparatively a forest, they were unable to trace with accuracy their lines, and locate their farms; but not until they had made considerable improvement did they find their error.. This misfortune seems to have so discouraged them, that they were upon the eve of abandoning the region altogether. But being persuaded to remain, another attempt was made to trace accurately their lines, in which they were successful. Having thus located his land; James Mills, the pioneer, erected a log cabin near where the present homestead is located, and, amid the forest wilds, settled to the quiet pursuits of the farm. George W. Barrere supplied them with meat, he being a good marksman, and there being at that time, deer and turkey in great abundance. , The vicissitudes of pioneer life being too well known to admit of extensive delineation here, we will not attempt to give. a detailed account of the life and doings of this pioneer. Suffice it to say, that the nearest settlement was seven miles distant, and the. country abounded in wolves and Indians; of which the latter gave the settlers no little uneasiness. They at times would appear in their war paint, grind their knives, and sometimes took the liberty to ransack the cupboard in search of fire-water, and as James Mills the elder was sometimes called away to the mills on the Miami River, the lonely condition of the wife may be better imagined than described. Let us give one indent: at a. time when thus alone, a couple of squaws came suddenly into their house, and seizing little Jimmy, a mere baby, without ceremony carried him away. Imagine the feelings of a mother. She was left in this awful suspense until late in the evening, when the squaws brought him home again, loaded. with beads, and very carelessly remarked, "squaw scared, thought papoose gone!" Amid those thrilling scenes was born James Richey Mills, in November, 1809. NOTES:
History of Clinton Co, Ohio, Page #827
Of James Mills, mentioned above, it can well be said he was an honest, industrious, progressive farmer--one who was honored and respected by all who knew him. He lived on the farm where he first settled, and which still remains in the possession of his descendants, till his death. James married Margaret. Margaret died Bet Jan-Mar 1839 in Clinton Co, OH.
In her will Margaret leaves 119 acres of land she owned in Indiana to her four eldest daughters. They had the following children:
+ 53 F i. Ann MILLS was born 4 Oct 1799 and died after 1881.
54 F ii. Daughter MILLS.
55 F iii. Daughter MILLS.
56 F iv. Daughter MILLS.
57 F v. Margarette MILLS.
58 M vi. James Richey MILLS was born Nov 1809. He died 28 Mar 1876.
History of Clinton Co, OH, Wilson Twp, Page #1170-1171
JAMES RICHEY MILLS, deceased. James, and Margaret Mills, parents of James R. Mills, emigrated from Fleming County, Kentucky, to Clinton County, Ohio, in 1802. They were accompanied, by Amos Wilson and George W. Barrere, the three being brothers-in-law, Wilson and Barrere, having married sisters of James Mills. The three families made a settlement on the lands of the late Benjamin Hinkson. The whole county at that time being comparatively a forest, they were unable to trace with accuracy their lines, and locate their farms; but not until they had made considerable improvement did they find their error.. This misfortune seems to have so discouraged them, that they were upon the eve of abandoning the region altogether. But being persuaded to remain, another attempt was made to trace accurately their lines, in which they were successful. Having thus located his land; James Mills, the pioneer, erected a log cabin near where the present homestead is located, and, amid the forest wilds, settled to the quiet pursuits of the farm. George W. Barrere supplied them with meat, he being a good marksman, and there being at that time, deer and turkey in great abundance. , The vicissitudes of pioneer life being too well known to admit of extensive delineation here, we will not attempt to give. a detailed account of the life and doings of this pioneer. Suffice it to say, that the nearest settlement was seven miles distant, and the. country abounded in wolves and Indians; of which the latter gave the settlers no little uneasiness. They at times would appear in their war paint, grind their knives, and sometimes took the liberty to ransack the cupboard in search of fire-water, and as James Mills the elder was sometimes called away to the mills on the Miami River, the lonely condition of the wife may be better imagined than described. Let us give one indent: at a. time when thus alone, a couple of squaws came suddenly into their house, and seizing little Jimmy, a mere baby, without ceremony carried him away. Imagine the feelings of a mother. She was left in this awful suspense until late in the evening, when the squaws brought him home again, loaded. with beads, and very carelessly remarked, "squaw scared, thought papoose gone!" Amid those thrilling scenes was born James Richey Mills, in November, 1809. He was the youngest of a family of six children, having five sisters who were his seniors. As he grew to manhood, and his parents were advancing in years, the arduous duties and cares of the family were laid upon him. As schools were almost out of the question, and his services were required on the farm, his education, like that of most pioneers, was in a great measure neglected, yet he was sufficiently informed for the ordinary transactions. of life. Though not what might be called a fluent reader, he grasped a subject with commendable readiness, and being possessed of a retentive memory, a love for good books, good and great men, and having good opportunities for such associations, his society was agreeable and pleasant. He was a kind husband and indulgent father. As to his fault (I do not say faults), I may not attempt to palliate in any wise, for in childhood he abided the habit of using strong drink, which at times seemed to take hold with giant grasp. The woe and sorrow which this, alas, so common habit brings, was laid as a heavy burden on his able and cultured companion. We gladly turn from this short coming, which was not only regretted by his family, but by himself, and but for which I may add his life might have been one of signal success. His farm work and management of stock, when attended to by himself, was done in the most orderly manner; he never seemed to do anything by halves. Notwithstanding his neglect of business at times, he attained a noted success, as a breeder of Short-Horn Durham cattle. Taking stock in the Ohio Importation Company of 1854, he figured prominently as a member thereof for several years, raising some of the finest animals known in his day. For shrewdness and good judgment, he was quite noted, his opinions at stock-shows being well respected and generally sought. He always endorsed his wife's views on religious subjects, she living a remarkably consistent life, full of piety and given to hospitality ; in fact, her influence was felt by all who knew her. While she never reproached her husband for his besetting sin, yet upon suitable occasions, made known to him her views, and exhorted him to place his trust in the Lord. But it was not until his hair was full of the frost of age, that he cut loose from the world, and after a public profession of his faith, took his stand as a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He seemed to live a consistent life; yet though he was only slightly turned of sixty, it was plainly perceptible that his time on earth was short. On March 28, 1876, he passed away, trusting in the merits of his Saviour. The last words he uttered were, '°Oh 1 my Saviour take me to Thyself!" He was a man of remarkably fine physique, stood erect about six feet, with a frame well proportioned. His features were very striking, with grey eyes, brown hair and an aquiline nose. In his death, Clinton County lost a worthy man and an honorable citizen. 8. John MILLS (Martha) was born about 1781 in Monongalia Co, WV. He died Oct-1844-Mar 1845 in Fleming Co, KY.
John was co-executor of his father's estate with his mother. Mary inherited c50 acres of land from her father in Mason Co. and the two lived on it until c 1814 when they sold it to a neighbor, Richard Tilton, and moved to John's father's land in Fleming Co. John lost two lawsuits in 1843 and was forced to sell most of the land in Fleming Co. John's date of death is from information in the lawsuits. NOTES:
John Mills became the guardian of Thomas Mi1ls, Junior, a minor in 1802 and son of Thomas Mills deceased. He was listed as an inhabitant of Mason County in 1800. As a resident of Montgomery County, Ohio, John Mills made the first payment under the credit system for land in Section 22 Township 2 Range 9 (Bethel Township, Miami County, Ohio) on 3 November 1806 (Berry). However, as he was not listed in the
Miami County Book of Deeds he probably transferred this land before receiving the title. He may be the John Mills who married Mary Brooks on 29 January 1795 in Mason County, Kentucky. NOTES:
Talley's Northeastern Kentucky Papers, by William M. Talley, American Reference Publishers, Fort Worth, TX, 1971, Beginning Page 302 Fleming County Guardian Bonds John Mills, guardian of Thomas Mills, son of Thomas Mills deceased, 11 January 1802; James Patton, Security. NOTES:
John Mills seems to have died unexpectedly and did not leave a will. At the time of his death he was involved in a lawsuit in which he lost his land in Fleming Co. Mary seems to have had trouble selling her part of Jacob Drennan's land in Mason Co, KY and ownership was still in dispute in 1849 when she left it to her daughter Elma in her Will. So wills and land inheritance in KY are no help. John married Mary DRENNON "Polly", daughter of Jacob DRENNON "Jake" and Melissa MILLS "Martha", on 1 Jan 1804 in Fleming Co, KY. Polly was born Bet 1784 - 1786 in WV Or VA. She died Apr May 1849 in Mason Co, KY and was buried in Germantown, Mason Co, KY.
Mary left a will , Mason Co Bk C p 182 . It is a short memo written by Alfred H. Pullock at her request during the short illness leading to her death. It was probated in Court, May 1849. Witnesses were Alfred H. Pullock, Hardin A. Fitzpatrick, and her doctor John A. Coburn. Administration was granted to Stanfield Browning, her son-in-law. She died from Cholera. NOTES:
Mary left a short deathbed Will (Mason Co, Bk C p 182), in which she dictated to a friend and was too ill to sign. In it she mentions only two of her daughters, Elma Browning and Mary Triplet. She also mentions a grandson and two granddaughters. Administration was to Stanfield Browning. They had the following children:
+ 59 F i. Susan MILLS was born about 1804.
+ 60 F ii. Jane MILLS was born 1807 and died about 1832.
61 M iii. Son MILLS was born about 1808.
Could be Thomas B. Mills born 1807 in either KY or MD. Thomas married Sophia Dynes daughter of Chambers and Somelia Cole Dynes, according to a history book in Greene Co, Oh, Thomas B Mills, son of John married Sophia Dines. The other John Mills son of Jacob Mills brother to John Mills, does not fit into the marriage date. Family names, Thomas seems to be a popular name. Birthdate of Thomas' seems to fit into the right time frame. Thomas,has a daughter named Mary, sons named Lewis, George and James. James Mills son of Thomas named one of his daughters, Letitia. + 62 F iv. Martha MILLS was born about 1811.
63 F v. Melissa MILLS was born about 1817.
Melissa married Thomas MCKEE on 30 Oct 1837.
+ 64 F vi. Mary D. MILLS was born about 1818/1820 and died 1895.
65 F vii. Elma MILLS was born about 1828.
Elma married Stanfield P. BROWNING on 27 Sep 1847 in Fleming Co, KY.
Stanfield was the administrator of his mother-in-law's will. Elma recieved 50 acres of her mother's land in Mason Co that adjoined Leonard Tully and Richard Wells. The title to the land was in dispute at the time. NOTES:
Stanfield and Elma was in Mason Co, KY in the 1850 Census Deed Book 59 Page 332 April 1, 1850 Stanfield Browning and Elvira his wife, of Mason county.... to .... Thomas Waller, of same place... for $4,000 ... 50 acres on the waters of Mill creek, "it being land recovered in a suit in Mason Circuit Court by the late Mary Mills, the mother of Elvira Browning, late Mills." (Deed signed: "Emma" Browning) 10. Letitia MILLS "Letty" (Martha) was born 8 Apr 1783 in VA. She died 12 Apr 1858 in Walnut Twp, Montgomery Co, IN and was buried in Parsons Cemetery. Montgomery Co, IN.
Letitia Mills, born 8 April 1783 Virginia; died 7 April 1858 Walnut Township, Montgomery County, Indiana; buried Parsons Cemetery, Montgomery County, Indiana; married 29 July 1802 Hamilton County, Ohio, John Wilson, Junior (born 6 January 1782 probably in Pennsylvania; died 10 April 1866 Shelby County, Ohio; buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Plattsville, Green Township, Shelby County; son of John Wilson and Lydia Amy Thatcher). As a resident of Greene County, John made a payment under the credit system on 5 April 1814 for land, which was located in the southwest quarter of Section 26, Township 2, Range 11 (Berry). On 15 August 1820 John sold land in Section 26 to his brother-in-law, Abia B. Martin (Miami County Deed Book 4, Page 600) and Abia returned the land on 25 July 1825 (Miami County Deed Book 5, Page 510). On 31 July 1826 John and Letitia sold acreage from this section to John Odaffer (Miami County Deed Book 6, Page 78) and on 19 February 1828 we find another deed to John Odaffer (Miami County Deed Book 6, Page 396). John apparently sold the last of his acreage in this section on 28 May 1850 to Samuel Yaste, plus some acreage in Section 32 of Lost Creek Township (Miami County Deed Book 25, Page 563). The acreage in Section 32 had been purchased from Richard Palmer on 24 February 1829 (Miami County Deed Book 7, Page 309). John reportedly deeded a few acres to the Trustees of the Baptist Church of Lost Creek on 24 August 1835; however, no deed has been located. The Lost Creek Cemetery is located in Lost Creek Township, Section 26, on the west side of State Route 589, north of Casstown. Letty married John WILSON Jr., son of John WILSON Sr and Lydia Amy THATCHER, on 29 Jul 1802 in Hamilton Co, OH. John was born 6 Jan 1782 in KY. He died 10 Apr 1866 in Plattsville, Shelby Co, OH and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Green Twp, Shelby Co, OH.
History Of Greene Co, Oh Sugarcreek Twp pg 630
The first marriage of which there is any record was that of John Wilson, jr., to Miss Mills, sister to the wife of Amos Wilson. It occurred before the organization of the county, sometime prior to 1803. It seems that the lady had gone, with her sister's family, some twenty-five miles east, toward Ross County; and the intention was for a party to go after her, and have the ceremony performed at the old John Wilson house, but objections were made by the women, that the marriage license did not extend to the territory, and the party was compelled to go over the Ross County line, where, under a leaning white oak tree, while the rain poured down upon them, James Carman performed this romantic ceremony. The party then returned to John Wilson's, where the festivities of the occasion were duly celebrated. NOTES:
The family moved to Miami Co, OH where John had purchased 150 acres in 1814. They belonged to the Reynolds Baptist church where John was a deacon. In 1815 John donated part of his land to build the Regular Baptist Church of Miami Co. John was the clerk of the county court in Miami Co for 21 years. In 1840 Letitia was injured in an accident on a canal boat trip to visit her children in IN. Her thigh was broken and she never fully recovered, using crutches the rest of her life. In 1850 John and Letitia moved to live with their son Thomas near Shannonville, Montgomery Co, IN. NOTES:
John Wilson Junior born 6 January 1782 probably in Pennsylvania; died 10 April 1866 Shelby County, Ohio; buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Plattsville, Green Township, Shelby County; married 29 July 1802 Hamilton County, Ohio, Letitia Mills (born 8 April 1783 Virginia; died 7 April 1858 Walnut Township, Montgomery County, Indiana; buried Parson's Cemetery, Montgomery County, Indiana, daughter of Thomas Mills and Martha Phillips). As a resident of Greene County, John made a payment under the credit system on 5 April 1814 for land which was located in the south-west quarter of Section 26 to his brother-in-law Abia B. Martin (Miami County Deed Book 4, page 600) and Abia returned the land on 25 July 1825 (Miami County Deed Book 5, page 510) On 31 July 1826 John and Letitia sold acreage from this section to John Odaffer (Miami County Deed Book 6, page 78) and 19 February 1828 we find another deed to John Odaffer (Miami County Deed Book 6, page 396) John apparently sold the last of his acreage in this section on 28 May 1850 to Samuel Yaste, plus some acreage in Section 32 of Lost Creek Township (Miami County Deed Book 25, page 563). The acreage in Section 32 had been purchased from Richard Palmer on 24 February 1829 ( Miami County Deed Book 7, page 309) John reportedly deeded a few acres to the Trustees of the Baptist Church of Lost Creek on 24 August 1835, however, no deed has been located. The Lost Creek Cemetery is located in Lost Creek Township, Section 26, on the west side of State Route 589, north of Casstown. NOTES:
John Wilson, Jr.
Born 1872 - Died 1866
Wife: Letitia Mills
John Jr. was the youngest of nine children, and grew to vigorous manhood in his native State. He crossed the Ohio River, and for a while lived near Cincinnati, which was then but a village. He afterwards moved to Miami County, Ohio, where he spent the greater part of his active life, although just after his marriage he spent a short time in Montgomery County, the same State. He bought a farm of one hundred and fifty acres in Miami County, and he became one of the foremost men of the county, which he represented in the State Legislature two terms, and for twenty-one years he was Clerk of the County Court. He also held office of Justice of the Peace. He was a successful businessman, and won his way to the confidence of the people by his unswerving integrity. He was a liberal supporter of all benevolent and religious objects, and was a leading member of the Reynolds Baptist Church, of which he was a deacon, and he took part in the exercises of the Sunday school. His wife was also a valued member of that church.
Politically, he was a Wig until that party ceased to exist, and he then identified himself with the Democratic party. He and his wife left the old farm in Ohio in 1849 to pass their last days with their children, and he died April 10, 1866, she having preceded him to the grave ten years before, dying April 12, 1856, the father being buried in Ohio, and the mother in Indiana. John and Letty were married by Joshua Carman M. G..
They had the following children:
+ 66 F i. Matilda WILSON was born 4 Jun 1803 and died 30 Apr 1900.
67 F ii. Annie WILSON was born 20 Feb 1805 in Miami Co, OH. She died as an infant.
+ 68 F iii. Lydia WILSON was born 11 Dec 1806 and died 12 Mar 1896.
+ 69 F iv. Martha WILSON was born 11 Dec 1808 and died 5 Nov 1855.
70 F v. Lucinda WILSON was born 7 Nov 1810 in Miami Co, OH. She died 11 May 1872 in Montgomery Co, IN and was buried in Shannondale Cemetery.
Lucinda married David SUTTON on 22 Jan 1832 in Miami Co, OH.
+ 71 M vi. Lewis M. WILSON was born 9 Jul 1812 and died 16 Oct 1863.
+ 72 F vii. Catherine Critchfield WILSON was born 11 May 1814 and died 6 Sep 1884.
73 F viii. Sarah Ann WILSON was born 28 Mar 1816 in Miami Co, OH. She died 17 Dec 1852 in Montgomery Co, IN.
Sarah Ann "Sally" Wilson born 28 March 1816 Miami County, Ohio; died 17 December 1852 Montgomery County, Indiana; married 3 October 1839 Miami County, Ohio, Jacob Counts. Sarah married Jacob COUNTS, son of Elijah COUNTS and Margaret WILEY, on 3 Oct 1839 in Miami Co, OH. Jacob was born 17 Aug 1813 in Miami Co, OH.
Jacob was a Farmer.
Vol 10 page 35, Montgomery Co, IN, Estate records.
Jeremiah was executor of the estate of, Jacob Counts, that married Sarah Wilson. Both Jeremiah and Jacob married sisters Matilda and Sarah.
Book 15 Page 71, Montgomery County, IN Estate records.
Jeremiah was guardian of the Jacob Counts Heirs. 74 M ix. John WILSON III was born 18 Mar 1818 in Miami Co, OH. He died 16 Jun 1836 in Miami Co, OH and was buried in Lost Creek Cemetery.
John Wilson born 18 March 1818 Miami County; died 16 June 1836 Miami County. + 75 F x. Letitia WILSON was born 13 Apr 1820 and died 28 Dec 1851.
+ 76 F xi. Elizabeth WILSON was born 13 May 1822 and died before 1893.
+ 77 M xii. Thomas Jefferson WILSON was born 18 Sep 1824 and died 8 Apr 1893.
11. Thomas MILLS Jr (Martha) was born 30 Mar 1785 in VA. He died 18 Dec 1865.
Thomas Mills, Junior, a minor on 11 January 1802 (guardianship bond). He is probably the Thomas Mills, a resident of Greene County, Ohio, who made a payment under the credit system on 19 December 1812, for
land in Section 23 Township 5 Range 8 (Champaign County, Ohio at that time) and increased his holdings on 2 April 1827 in Section 29 of the same area (by then Greene Township, Clark County, Ohio) (Berry). He
Was found listed in the 1820 Green Township, Clark County census.
D. Moore 3/24/03 NOTES:
History of Green Township, Clark County, Ohio GREEN TOWNSHIP. BY PERRY STEWART
Thomas Mills settled on Section 23, where his son John now resides, in 1812; he was born in Virginia in 1785, and in 1790 came with his parents to Kentucky, where he was married, thence to Ohio at the date above mentioned, dying in 1865; he was prominent in township affairs at an early day. BIOGRAPHY:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. BEERS & CO. 1881 Page 1052
Thomas MILLS (deceased). Among the deceased pioneers of Clark Co., the gentleman whose name heads this sketch stood deservedly high. He was born in the "Old Dominion" (Virginia) March 30, 1785, and in 1790 came with his parents down the Ohio on a flat-boat, to Maysville, Ky., having had to "run the gantlet" of Indian attacks which were made occasionally from the thickly wooded river banks. They settled in Fleming Co., Ky., where the parents of Thomas remained until death. He grew up in Fleming Co., and was there he married Feb 17, 1807, to Jane Dale, a native of Virginia. In the spring of 1812 they came to Ohio, remaining a short time close to where Clifton is now located, and in the latter part of the year he entered 160 acres of land in Sec. 23 of what is now Green Township, Clark Co, but was at that time a portion of Greene Co. Ohio. Two years later, he entered 80 acres in Sec. 29, joining his first entry on the west. On the first mentioned piece of land he built his cabin in 1812 or 1813 and there in the wild forests he began his pioneer life in Ohio. To Thomas and Jane Mills were born ten children as follows: James, Nancy, Martha, Sibbia, Hannah, Thomas, Letitia, John. Mary, and one died in infancy. Only three of the above are now living, viz., James, Hannah and John, the latter of whom has inserted his father's portrait in the history of the county. Thomas Mills was elected a Justice of the Peace of Green Township in 1821, holding that office nine years, and he also filled several minor township offices during his lifetime. He and wife were faithful members of the Methodist Protestant Church of the neighborhood, and died firm believers in the teachings of that church, she dying June 15, 1844, her husband surviving her over twenty years, and dying Dec 18, 1865. Thomas Mills was a man of undeviating, unswerving honesty and integrity of character, and although coming to this county a poor man, he, by rigid industry and economical habits, accumulated a. handsome estate, the legitimate result of his lifelong saving, and energetic business habits. Politically, he was a Whig, and afterward a Republican, and did what he could to build up the moral and educational "welfare of his township. He was a true man in spirit and action, and is yet kindly remembered for his many good traits of character and honesty of purpose in dealing with his fellow man, having ever labored to make the golden rule" his guide through life. Thomas married Jane DALE, daughter of James DALE and Sibal TAYLOR, on 18 Feb 1807 in Fleming Co, KY. Jane was born about 1788 in VA. She died 15 Jun 1844 in OH.
They had the following children:
+ 78 M i. James MILLS was born 15 May 1809.
79 F ii. Nancy MILLS.
80 F iii. Martha MILLS.
+ 81 F iv. Sibbia MILLS was born about 1820.
82 F v. Hannah MILLS.
83 M vi. Thomas MILLS.
84 F vii. Letitia MILLS.
Clark County, Ohio
Volume 3, Part 1
(5-27-1845 to 12-31-1850)
Mills, Letitia Inlow, John 09/02/1845 Page #6 Entry: 68 85 F viii. Mary MILLS was born 7 Nov 1824 in Greene Co, OH.
86 M ix. John MILLS was born 7 Jan 1826. He died after 1908.
1880 census, Greene Twp, Clark Co, OH, Page #69D
John MILLS Self M Male W 54 OH Farmer WV KY
Clara J. MILLS Wife M Female W 52 OH Keeping House PA NC
Fannie MILLS Other M Female W 7 OH OH MD BIOGRAPHY:
Page 1052, Beers , History of Clark Co, Ohio 1881
John MILLS, retired farmer; P.O. Springfield; was born on his present farm in 1826. His father, Thomas Mills, a native of Virginia, born in 1785, entered the land, 340 acres, at an early day-part of it in 1812, and died in this township in 1865. John's early education was that of the common schools, and his early life was wholly spent upon the farm. In 1869, he married Miss Clara J., daughter of Peter C. Baird, of Harmony Township. There is no issue of this marriage. Mr. M. and wife are both members of the Methodist Protestant Church of the neighborhood. In 1868, he completed a very neat and well-finished frame residence, which he and his amiable wife have fitted and furnished with very excellent taste, where they enjoy the comforts and quiet of retired farm life. John married Claressa Jane BAIRD, daughter of Peter C. BAIRD and Frances WILSON, on 15 Apr 1869 in Clark Co, OH. Claressa was born 1827 in OH.
Claressa was counted in a census Peter Baird's (Father) 1850 in Clark Co, OH.
Clark Co, OH Marriages, Page #190, Vol 7, 9 Jan 1868 - 1 Mar 1871 87 x. Infant MILLS.
12. Hannah MILLS (Martha) was born about 1787. She died 30 Apr 1853 in Elizaville, Fleming Co, KY.
Hannah married Tarpley TAYLOR Jr, son of Tarpley TAYLOR Sr and Sibia, on 12 Jan 1805 in Fleming Co, KY. Tarpley was born about 1783 in Hampshire, VA. He died Aug 1836 in Fleming Co, KY.
Tarpley was a farmer and the family lived northeast of Flemsburg KY Tarpley is not mentioned in his father's will as he was born after it was written. They had the following children:
88 F i. Patsy Ann TAYLOR was born about 1807.
Patsy married George F. ALLEN on 15 Sep 1825 in Fleming Co, KY.
89 F ii. Elvira TAYLOR was born about 1809 in Fleming Co, KY. She died 24 Jan 1858.
Elvira married Unknown BERRY.
90 M iii. James D. TAYLOR was born 25 Apr 1811 in Fleming Co, KY. He died 25 Jun 1857.
91 M iv. William Dudley TAYLOR was born 18 May 1818 in Fleming Co, KY. He died 19 Apr 1843.
92 M v. John M. TAYLOR was born 1820 in Fleming Co, KY. He died 1883.
93 M vi. Evan Madison TAYLOR was born about 1823 in Fleming Co, KY. He died after 1860.
94 M vii. Simpson W. TAYLOR was born 14 Apr 1826 in Fleming Co, KY. He died 26 Aug 1851.
95 F viii. Mary TAYLOR was born about 1827.
96 M ix. Henry D. TAYLOR was born about 1829 in Fleming Co, KY. He died 1884.
97 F x. Hannah TAYLOR was born 1830 in Fleming Co, KY.
13. Martha MILLS (Martha) was born about 1793 in Fleming Co, KY.
Martha married Carter SUMMERS, son of John SUMMERS and Agnes BELL, on 28 Nov 1811 in Fleming Co, KY. Carter was born in Jessamine Co KY. He died 1849 in MO.
They had the following children:
+ 98 M i. William H. SUMMERS was born Dec 1817 and died 9 Jan 1858.
+ 99 M ii. Commodore Perry SUMMERS was born 1820 and died 2 Nov 1900.
100 F iii. Susan SUMMERS was born about 1820.
+ 101 M iv. Jackson C. SUMMERS was born about 1827.