SAMUEL CRAWFORD MILLS, for many years one of the leading business men of Newburgh, was born in Bloomingburg,
Sullivan County, N. Y., March 9, 1839. He died at his home in Newburgh in 1904. Mr. Mills came to this city in
1857 and entered the drygoods house of Stephen Hayt & Co. as a salesman, continuing with this house for nearly
six years. In 1863 Mr. Mills formed a partnership with John Schoonmaker and A. Y. Weller to conduct a drygoods
establishment. The enterprise proved very successful, and Mr. Mills retired from the firm in 1885. For many years
he was a director of the Quassaick National Bank and a trustee of the Newburgh Savings Bank.
Mr. Mills was twice married, His first wife, Miss Elizabeth Vail, died in 1868. For his second wife he chose Sarah,
daughter of Hon. Stephen McDonald, of Elmira. Two children were born, Stephen McDonald and Mary Duryea. The latter
is the only surviving member of this family. She is a member of Quassaick Chapter of the Daughters of the American
In 1908 Miss Mills married Mr. Luther Winthrop Faulkner, of Lowell, Mass., where she now resides.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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