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Mills, John N.

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Mills, John N.
March 16, 2007 03:27PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 387-388.

JOHN N. MILLS' father, Charles H. Mills, was a native of Virginia, born
November 9, 1776, where he was reared and educated. In 1812 he came to
Kentucky and settled in Fayette County, and soon after to Christian County
(now Todd) and there married Miss Tabitha, daughter of William and Valinda
(Simmons) Daniel. He was a farmer, and died near Salem, Livingston Co.,
March 6, 1864. His wife, and mother of our subject, was born in Jefferson
County, Ky., in 1795, and died about 1874. They were the parents of
fourteen children, of whom the following grew to maturity, viz: Ann Eliza,
deceased wife of James C. Coleman, of Frankfort; Ellen, deceased wife of
Samuel Allen; Milton H., died in Texas; John N., the subject of this
sketch; Sarah, wife of Judge Reuben A. Rives, of the Supreme Bench of
Texas; Charles, who was killed in a battle of the late Civil war; Martha,
deceased wife of R. West; Roger C., a prominent lawyer of Texas, the first
Representative at large elected to represent that State; is now
representing a District in the Lower House; was Colonel of the Tenth Texas
Regiment in the last war; was captured at Arkansas Post, carried to Camp
Chase, thence to Richmond, and there exchanged; at the battle of Atlanta
was seriously wounded and carried off for dead; Nathaniel J., who studied
medicine under Dr. Hickman, graduated at Philadelphia, and removed to
Texas, where he is now engaged in the practice of his profession. He
served four years in the Confederate Army; Fannie, who married W. B. Yater,
of Tennessee, but are now residents of Texas; Cynthia V., widow of Dr. John
F. Gordon, of Crittenden County, Ky. John N. Mills was born in Todd
County, Ky., December 8, 1821, and was reared on a farm and has spent his
life in the counties of Christian and Todd. On the 8th of May, 1845, he
married Eliza J., daughter of Rev. Caleb N. and Jane (Browder) Bell. Mrs.
Mills died in Todd County, March 6, 1863, leaving one chld, Martha G., who
has since died. He next married in August, 1863, Mrs. Mildred E. Lacy,
widow of Drury Lacy and a daughter of Lemuel Mosely. This union has been
blessed with two children, viz.: Roger Q., and Johnnie Lou. Mr. Miles is
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Masonic Fraternity.
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