The Mills name comes from exactly where you'd expect - it was given to people who worked in, or lived very near, mills, and can be traced back at least as far as the 11th century. Our own Mills history can be traced back to late 18th century England.
Henry Mills 1785 - Unknown
Very little is know about Henry; he was born about 1785 in England, and is listed on the census as a sawyer. Around 1829, he married Sarah Baglin, and they raised 8 children in Gloucestershire, England. It is not known exactly when he passed away, but we can assume it was between 1851 and 1861, as he appears with his family on the former, but not on the latter, and he does not turn up on his own.
Henry and Sarah's children:
Daniel Mills, b. 1833
Anthony Mills, b. 1836
Elizabeth Mills, b. 1838
George Mills, b. 1840
Harriet Mills, b. 1843, d. 1928
Charlotte Mills, b. 1845
Sarah Mills, b. 1848
Joseph Mills, b. 1850
Church of England Marriages, 1754-1938
Harriet Mills 1843 - 1928
Harriet was born in 1843, the fifth child of Henry and Sarah. In 1865, she married Joseph Harding, and the two went on to have five children. Harriet passed away in 1928.
For more information on the children of Harriet and Joseph, please visit the Harding page.