[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 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.
 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.
Michael Mills (1788 - 1826)*
Martinsburg Presbyterian Cemetery
Created by: Granite
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
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