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James MILLS (C 1740-1787) NC, father of Thankful MILLS

James MILLS (C 1740-1787) NC, father of Thankful MILLS

deedee (View posts)
Posted: 29 Jun 1999 7:07AM GMT
Looking for info on James MILLS, (C 1740-1787) in NC. He was father of Thankful MILLS who married Temple TULLOS. Any info appreciated. Thanking you in advance. DEE3DEE3D@AOL.COM

James Mills

Posted: 22 Jan 2000 8:10PM GMT
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 9:22PM GMT
I have been researching James Mills (1740-1786), married to Rebecca Hicks, dau of Thomas Hicks and Thankful Weekes. My ancestry descends from dau Anna Mills(1770-1840) who married Willoughby Tullos.John Hill Wheeler, "Historical Sketches of North Carolina: 1584-1851". Regional Publishing Co: Baltimore, 1964, p. 4-5.
In 1775 North Carolina set up governing and regulatory bodies in each district. The County and Town Committees, appointed by the freeholders of each county, acted as a committee of secrecy, intelligence and correspondence, to correspond with the provincial Council, the Committee of Safety and others and to take up and examine all suspected persons. With these committees of the counties, "the real executive power of the State rested in these troublesome times; promptly and summarily did they exercise their powers. They held a strict police and rigid censorship over their respective counties, and did not hesitate to put in jail, or to the whipping-post, all persons convicted of disrespectful language towards the cause of American liberty. They issued orders to ravage the estates of violent Tories, and appropriate the proceeds to the common treasury." James Mills was one of the members selected from the Halifax District.

1784-1786 Census, Duplin County, NC
James Mills 1-4-5-5-7 Gillespie's District

I have a more information if you would like to contact me directly.

James Mills'(1740-1787) son Leonard-Duplin Co.NC

Chi Chi (View posts)
Posted: 8 Oct 2000 11:26AM GMT
This James Mills also had a eldest son named Leonard. Leonard Mills m. Catherine; their son Leonard Mills m. Mary Freshwater;their son John "Jesse" Mills-Pender Co. NC (Civil War) m. Ann Bland; their son James Leonard m. Callie Bland-Willard NC; their son James Marcus m. Mattie Bland-Wallace NC; their son Joe Mills married me. chichi@tn.freei.net

Willoughby Tullos

Posted: 24 Oct 2000 10:50AM GMT
Edited: 26 Jul 2001 11:06PM GMT
I have two Willoughby Tullos in my family tree. Interested in talking with you. Please email me directly at mccainlr@aol.com
Thank you.

James Mills

Posted: 16 Dec 2000 10:26PM GMT
Edited: 19 Jul 2005 5:06PM GMT
I also descend from the willoughby-Anna marriage, and I am interested in James Mills as well. Mainly, I was wondering if there has ever been found any record of a probate for James anywhere in NC or possibly GA? My own suspicion(no proof) is that he died in NC. Do you know if anyone has researched order books, etc, for any evidence of the dispostion of his land or slaves?

James Mills

Posted: 21 Dec 2000 5:39PM GMT
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 9:22PM GMT
Most of my info comes from a cousin - Alisa Hardman. She found a listing in "Ancestral file, 1992 Version, #AFN:V7SW-LN, submitted by Dr. John T. Palmer, 878 Wildwood Trail, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 and Shelley Dorine Reynolds (AF83-032412, microfilm 1394150), 12621 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. She shows a James Mills listed in the 1784-1786 Census, Duplin County, NC: James Mills 1-4-5-5-7 Gillespie's District.
Assuming this is the same James Mills and assuming he died circa 1787, then he probably died in Duplin County. I have not, however, found any evidence of this.

I did find a reference in John Hill Wheeler's "Historical Sketches of North Carolina: 1584-1851", Regional Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1964, p 4-5. It reads "In 1775 North Carolina set up governing and regulatory bodies in each district. The County and Town Committees, appointed by the freeholders of each county, acted as a committee of secrecy, intelligence and correspondence, to correspond with the provincial Council, the Committee of Safety and others and to take up and examine all suspected persons. With these committees of the counties, "the real executive power of the State rested in these troublesome times; promptly and summarily did they exercise their powers. They held a strict police and rigid censorship over their respective counties, and did not hesitate to put in jail, or to the whipping-post, all persons convicted of disrespectful language towards the cause of American liberty. They issued orders to ravage the estates of violent Tories, and appropriate the proceeds to the common treasury." James Mills was one of the members selected from the Halifax District."

I do not have any info further back than James m. to Rebecca Hicks. I do have excerts from the wills of Thomas Hicks and Thankful Weeks.

James Mills information

Posted: 26 Dec 2000 8:16AM GMT
Edited: 19 Jul 2005 5:06PM GMT
I don't think that James Mills died in 1787, but much later, say close to 1803. Here is my reasoning(granted, it is quite tenuous, that's why I state that I "think" he died later) Current belief is that two of his known daughters, Thankful and Anne, married brothers, Temple and Willoughby Tullos, respectively. The two tullos families, along with kin and associates, moved to Burke Co, GA, probably the portion that later became part of Screven Co. Granted, there are few records from this era for these counties as they have both burned (in burke's case, several times) but few mentions can be found of Willoughby. Both of the brothers were found, according to Cohen Cochran in an article he wrote about the Tullos family, on the 1803 tax list of Duplin Co., NC. From past experiences, back migration generally involves settling of estates. Now, as Temple and Willoughby's widowed mother probably migrated with them to Burke, or passed away before they migrated, I believe they went back to settle James Mills estate, or at least to claim their portion of it. Another general rule is that males inherited land, while females inherited slaves. With the Quaker ancestry on the maternal side of the Hicks, and also with later evidence that proves that Temple and his wife Thankful were religious people, possibly opposed to slavery (as far as my research shows, he nor any of his descendents ever owned slaves) they may have given or sold their portions to my ancestor Willoughby, because all of a sudden in 1809 he owns 9 slaves, a substantial investment. As I said, this is all suposition (sp?) and there are many leaps and generalities here. As of yet, I have not looked at the 1803 tax list of Duplin Co. to verify Cohen Cochran's assertion, but in the past his research has been thorough and accurate, if his interpretations of that evidence haven't always been on the ball. Of course, all of this could be a moot point, because, as far as I know, there is actually no "proof" that Willoughby married Anne Mills. I am reasonably sure his wife's name was Anne, and there was an Anne "Tillis" mentioned in one of the Hicks' wills as a granddaughter. But "the name's the same" can cause lots of problems, and I'm afraid it already has.

Well, mull this over, and see what you think of. Thanks for answering my response.

Rodney Doyle
Posted: 30 Mar 2001 9:31AM GMT
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 12:01PM GMT
Most of your information is correct. Somehow James Mills ended up in Ohio with several other families. This James Mills born abou 1740-1750.
About 1812, William Palmer, Stephen Irvin,
Burwell B. Mills, and others? went to Ohio.
Clinton County. This story is posted on Gen Forum WHITSETT chart #3 posted by Barbara Martin.
I am from this family line;
James Mills married Miss Burwell
Burwell B. Mills married Miss Whitsett
J. Ephraim Mills married Miss Worcester
Sarah Mills married Joseph Graham
Roscelia Graham married William Cyrus Fitch
Ada E. Fitch married Nelson Shaver
Irma Shaver married Edward F. Knipper
Jane E. Knipper married R.Spencer Blickenstaff and
ME.
email cynthiabs@home.com

family book can be found at the City of Denver Public Library, Genealogy room,
Denver,Colorado; TITLE: Adams, Mills, Humason / AUTHOR: Franklin B. Mills
print date 1921-I made copy of this book and contact with Mills family who gave family information to Franklin.
happy hunting

Re: James Mills information

Posted: 16 Jul 2003 2:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
write me at chi881@netzero.net I have James Mills' ancestors. His dad was William Mills of Onslow Co NC. We found the will. William had 16 children. I have Mitta Mills descendants, a sister of James.
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