Biography of Stephen Mills
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





STEPHEN MILLS, a native of Connecticut, came with his wife and child Daniel to the town of Nichols, and in 1791 settled in Barton on the farm now owned by John Westfall. He was a soldier of the revolution. Of their six children were Daniel, Lewis, Samuel, Abigail and Sally. He was a good farmer. Lewis, his son, was married with Betsy, daughter of John Hanna, and settled on Tallmadge Hifi about 1812. He had three children, Miami (Mrs. Sylvanus Wright), John (deceased), and William G. William G. Mills was born June 11, 1818, and married Susan Shackelton on December 11, 1840, and settled on the farm where he now lives. He was a farmer and dealt in stock. His wife died July 22, 1886. Children: Charles L., Mary E. (Mrs. Cornelius Case), Lottie (Mrs. Spencer Brougham), Wilson, Theodore, Adoiphus, Emma (Mrs. D. J. McDonald), Addie (Mrs. James Rhodes), and Augusta (Mrs. Thurlow B. Gale). Theodore Mills, son of Wffliam and Susan (Shackelton) Mills, was born July 21, 1850, on Tailmadge Hill. He was educated in the common schools of Barton and the Waverly academy, and for nine years after leaving school he was engaged in farming. He then came to Waverly and engaged in the soda water business with C. M. Barlow. In March, 1883, he purchased Mr. Barlow's interest, and about April first of the same year he took Silas Wolcott as partner. They continued together for eighteen months, and in March, 1884, Mr. Mills took as partner M. D. O'Brien. and they have continued business since under the firm name of Mills & O'Brien. Mr. Mills was married with Phebe, daughter of Peter Lewis, in 1875.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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