John Mills

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
John Mills, son of John Mills and (…) [Bates], was born at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, in 1712.1 He died at Guilford Co., North Carolina, 18 April 1794,2,1 and was buried at Deep River Quaker Cemetery, Guilford Co., North Carolina.1

John married Sarah Beales, daughter of John Beales and Sarah Bowater, before May 1733.3,2,4

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated in the Salisbury District, Guilford Co., North Carolina, with 1 free white male over 16, and 1 free white female.5

He was granted 408 acres adjoining father's patent on Mill Creek in what is now Berkeley Co., West Virginia, 12 November 1735.6 In 1743, John Mills conveyed portions of his 1315 acre tract to his four sons. The patent describes the land as being "on the branch of Opeckon, near but not adjoining Lews DeMoss' land." John is named as "John Mill Sr. of Prince George County, Maryland, Farmer," but his sons were all of Frederick Co., Virginia.. John III is described as a Cordwainer (shoemaker) in his father's deed.1

Frederick Co. land records show a deed, 9 March 1743/44, from John Mills Jr. to John Beals for 165 acres.6

He and his three brothers were all received by certifcate, 1 September 1753, at Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Guilford Co., North Carolina, from Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Virginia.7


Sarah Beales b. 20 Jul 1715, d. 9 Sep 1800
  • Sarah Mills+1 b. say 1734, d. 14 Jul 1778
  • Hannah Mills8,9 b. say 1737
  • Phoebe Mills8,6 b. bef. 1738
  • Ann Mills8,9 b. say 1739
  • John Mills6,8 b. say 1740, d. 6 Mar 1815
  • Keziah Mills10,6 b. say 1746
  • Mary Mills8,9 b. 8 Aug 1750
  • Joseph Mills8,9 b. 1 Jan 1755
  • Rachel Mills10,6 b. say 1761
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  1. [S1598] Elaine Rowland, William Hunt and Sarah Mills: Their Ancestors and Ours; Essays and Genealogies(Owensboro, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1981), 77, further cited as Rowland, William Hunt & Sarah Mills.
  2. [S1156] William Wade Hinshaw and Thomas Worth Marshall, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, six volumes (1938; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 1:789, further cited as Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy.
  3. [S1609] John Pitts Launey and F. Edward Wright, Early Church Records of Delaware County, PA: Volume 1(Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1997), 119, further cited as Launey and Wright, Delaware Co. Church Records Vol 1.
  4. [S1598] Rowland, William Hunt & Sarah Mills, 78. Possibly a year or two later.
  5. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), NC:155, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  6. [S1611] Paul Mills, Mills and Related Lines(Woodburn, Oregon: s.p., [1990]), 164, further cited as Mills, Mills.
  7. [S1156] Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy, 1:409.
  8. [S1156] Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy, 1:562.
  9. [S1610] Edna Harvey Joseph, et al., "Descendants of Hunt, Woolman, Borton, Beals, Mills, Hussey, Jessup, Small, Chipman, Shields", microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #1561672, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 103. Photocopied from typescript in the Quaker Collection, Guilford College Library; filmed in 1988, further cited as Joseph, et al., "Descendants of Hunt."
  10. [S1156] Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy, 1:829.