John MILLS (17551797)

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Captain John MILLS (1755–1797) & Elizabeth “Annie” LINTON (1744–1798)

 

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Captain John MILLS (1755–1797) & Elizabeth “Annie” LINTON (1744–1798)

3rd great-grandparents of Annie Lucretia CRONK Linton (1888-1956)

 

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The Virginia Lintons (Brief Historical Sketch) (Terry L. Linton, © 1995) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1995) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. USA.)

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume XVII, Issue 4, Winter © 2022, ISSN 1941-3521 

 

Captain John MILLS (1755–1797) & Elizabeth “Annie” LINTON (1744–1798) were the 3rd great-grandparents of Annie Lucretia CRONK Linton (1888-1956) and the 4th great-grandparents of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987).

John MILLS (1755–1797) was the son of Alexander MILLS (1718–1767) & Mary PERKINS (1730–1767) of Saint Johns Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland. John was born on April 14, 1755 in Saint Johns Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland. [i] The family relocated to Fairfax County, Virginia before 1760.

In 1771, John married Widower Elizabeth “Annie” LINTON (1744–1798) the daughter of John LINTON (1715–1759) & Jane HARRISON (1726–1759) of Hamilton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia.

Annie was born in 1744 in Hamilton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. She first married  Hezekiah FAIRFAX (1745–1770) who was born in 1745 in Charles County, Maryland and died in 1770 in Prince William County, Virginia. Annie died in 1798 at Burk Plantation, Providence District, Fairfax County, Virginia. [ii]

 

Revolutionary War 1775 to 1783

John fought in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in the Fairfax County Militia.  The Fairfax militia was established   by George MASON IV (1725-1792) of Gunston Hall Plantation.  On September 21, 1774, Colonel Mason formed an independent company of a volunteer militia in response to the crisis with the British Parliament. George Washington by January 1775 was drilling the small force of Virginia, and he and Mason purchased gunpowder for the company. Mason wrote in favor of annual election of militia officers in words that would later echo in the Virginia Declaration of Rights, "We came equal into this world, and equals shall we go out of it. All men are by nature born equally free and independent.” The unit later joined the Continental Army and served in the New York Campaign. [iii]

 

War of 1812 to 1815

John fought in the War of 1812. He enlisted in the Fairfax County Militia in December of 1812 and served as a musician in the 4th Virginia Infantry Regiment commanded by Captain John Smith. John was granted a Bounty Land Warrant for 120 acres of land on October 6, 1817 in Ohio. (Does not state where grant was located). [iv]

 

John & Annie had children:

Ignatius MILLS (1772–1820); Alexander MILLS (1774–?); Mary MILLS (1776–?); Penelope MILLS (1778–1864); John MILLS (1780–?); Daniel MILLS (1784–1847).

 

Death

John died on January 13, 1797 at his Burk Plantation in the Providence District, Fairfax County, Virginia. Annie died the next year in 1798 at Burk Plantation and both were buried there. [v]  

 

John MILLS (1740–1797) Will

1798-1801 Fairfax County, Virginia Wills Liber G-H, page 384-386  [vi]

 

IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I JOHN MILLS of the County of Fairfax and State of Virginia being sick and weak inbody but blest with the proper exercise of my reason, do hereby make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.

As to what worldly goods the Lord has endwd. me with, I give and bequeath in the following manner;

1st. 1 direct my Extrs, hereafter named to sell my Negro woman Milly and out of the money arising from the sale to pay THOMAS WEST (upon his making a suficient title) the balance I owe him for the land I purchasd, of him, whereon I now live,

2nd, which said Land I give the uce of to my loving Wife, ANN MILLS, during her natural life or widowhood together with the following Negroes, Viz., Tom, Winney, Daniel & Hannah, my will and desire is also that she have the use of the whole of the remainder and residue of my Estate upon the same terms that she is to hold and enjoy the land except one young Sorrel Horse which WILLIAM FRAZER is to have at the valuation of two indifferent men to satisfy a debt I owe him amounting to L. 13...11...10 1/2. and in case the Horse should be valued to more than discharges the debt, the overplus to be paid my Extrs, hereafter named;

3d. The express reson of my giving the uce of the whole of my Estate real and personal to my Wife is to enable her to raise and educate my Children which is Six in number; 4th. My will and desire is that my four Sons, IGNATIOUS MILLS, WILLIAM MILLS, JOHN MILLS and ALEXANDER MILLS when they arive to Fifteen years of age be bound to trades at the discretion of my Extrs.,

5th. My will and desire is that if my Wife, ANN MILLS, lives and dies without marrying again, the whole of my Estate at her death be equally divided between my six Children, IGNATIOUS MILLS, WILLIAM MILLS, JOHN MILLS, ALEXANDER MILLS, MARY MILLS and PENELOPE MILLS, to them and their heirs forever;

6th. But in case my loving Wife, ANN MILLS, should marry after my disceas she is to have and enjoy a Childs part of my Estate and the Remainder my Extrs. is to improve in the best manner they can for the benefit of my Children before mentioned and pay them their equal dividents when the boys arive at the age of Twenty one years and the girls to the age of Eighteen or mariage;

7th. My will and desire is that in case any of my Children before mentioned die before they get the possession of their dividents of my Estate, that then and in that case their divident be equally divided among the surviving Children;

8th. I hereby constitute and appoint my loving Wife, ANN MILLS, Executrix, and my friends, GEORGE SUMMERS and JOHN MOSS, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 13th day of January 1797

Signed publishd. and declared in presence of

WILLIAM DAVIS his mark, JOHN MILLS

JOHN MOSS, GEO: SUMMERS,

ROBERT MOSS

At a Court held for the County of Fairfax 16th July 1798

This Last Will and Testament of JOHN MILLS deceased was presented in Court by ANN MILLS and GEORGE SUMMERS, Executrix and Executor therein named, who made oath thereto, and the same being proved by theoath of JOHN MOSS, GEORGE SUMMERS and ROBERT MOSS is admitted to Record; And the said Executors having performed what the Laws require, a Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form

Teste G. DENEALE Cl. John Mills Will

 

 

Sources

 

[i]   Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911; Transcript, Name John Mills; Gender Male; Birth Date 14 Apr 1755; Birth Place Saint Johns Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland; Father's Name Alexander Mills; Mother's Name Mary; FHL Film Number 14303; Note "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1600–1995." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records./p; Publisher, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011; Provo, UT, USA; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[ii]   Five Generations Of The Family Of Burr Harrison Of Virginia 1650 – 1800; Author John P. Alcock; page 56; Call number ISBN 1-55613-378-2; Publisher Heritage Books, INC., 1991, Bowie, Maryland; Repository, Book in the presession of author Terry Louis Linton.

 

[iii]    American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI); John Mills; Birth Date 1740-1749; Birth Place Virginia, USA; Volume 118; Page number 250; Reference Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, VA. 1938. (13, 872p.):551-2 ….. U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858; Publisher, Ancestry.com, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants Used in the U.S. Military District of Ohio and Relating Papers (Acts of 1788, 1803, and 1806), 1788-1806; (National Archives Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[iv]   War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858; Publisher, Ancestry.com, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - U.S. War of 1812 Bounty Land Warrants Used in the U.S. Military District of Ohio and Relating Papers (Acts of 1788, 1803, and 1806), 1788-1806; (National Archives Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com …. War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815; Publisher, Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.Original data - War of 1812 Pension Applications. Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record G; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[v]  Five Generations Of The Family Of Burr Harrison Of Virginia 1650 – 1800; Author John P. Alcock; page 56; Call number ISBN 1-55613-378-2; Publisher Heritage Books, INC., 1991, Bowie, Maryland; Repository, Book in the presession of author Terry Louis Linton.

 

[vi]  1977 Photocopy from Fairfax Court House, Fairfax County, Virginia of John MILLS (1755–1797) Will. Research done by Terry Louis Linton Certified Genealogist, with the National Association of Certified Genealogist, since 1977.

 

[vii]  Research compiled by Terry Louis Linton Certified Genealogist, with the National Association of Certified Genealogist, since 1977.

 

 

Captain John MILLS (1740-1797)

 

Terry Louis Linton © 1995

The Virginia Lintons (Brief Historical Sketch(Terry L. Linton, © 1995) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1995) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. USA.)

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume XVII, Issue 4, Winter © 2022, ISSN 1941-3521

 

Direct ancestral linage: [vii]

Captain John MILLS (1740-1797) & Elizabeth “Annie” LINTON (1744–1798)

Daniel MILLS (1784-1847) & Sarah Eleanor RICHARDS (1784–1850)

Peter MILLS (1800-1855) Cyntharine "Cynthia" LINTON (1796–1865)

Sarah Anna "Susanna" MILLS (1833-1866) Charles Greenberry CRONK (1811–1866)

Charles Fenton CRONK (1852-1918) &  Georganna Lucretia COXEN (1855–1897)

Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956) & Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958)

Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012)

5th great-parents of Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON Terry Louis LINTON

 

 

 

 

 

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