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John Mills
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Birth: 1753
Death: 1828

[There seem to have been several John Mills, so corrections or clarifications are most welcome.]

John Mills lived in Washington County, Pennsylvania and served as a Private in the Revolutionary War as a Pennsylvania Frontier Ranger with Captain Benjamin Stites. Also serving were Amos and Ziba Leonard. Mills married Rachel Leonard and arrived in Knox County, Ohio[1] around 1805 along with William Leonard, Leonard's sons Amos and Ziba, and around eight other families.

In Knox County, Mills became a justice of the peace in 1806 and associate judge from 1808-1814. He served as a grand juror in 1814 and in 1815 was elected as a judge of newly-formed Jackson Township, which includes Bladensburg, Ohio.

[The DAR file for John Mills (Patriot A079961) provides the name of his wife, Rachel Leonard. William Leonard's will of 1806 mentions a daughter, Rachel and was witnessed by John Mills. Shirley Evans concluded that the witness Mills was also the Patriot Mills who was known to have died in Ohio around 1829.]

* Tonya Shipley took the photograph and kindly allowed me to include it on this page.

[1] Knox county (established 1808) seems to have been formerly the northern portion of Fairfield county (established 1800). For reference, Ohio was admitted to the Union in 1803.

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  Michael Mills (1788 - 1826)*
*Calculated relationship
John Mills

Michael Mills
Martinsburg Presbyterian Cemetery
Knox County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Granite
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68918331
John Mills
Added by: Granite
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