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From: "Gwen Boyer Bjorkman" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Lost Creek Meeting, Jefferson Co., TN
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 10:22:18 -0700
My Richard Mills family was living in Rowan Co, NC and Guilford Co NC before
their move to Lost Creek MM in Jefferson Co, TN. Any help that I can get
with the surname for the wife of Richard Mills would really be appreciated.
My line is through Rachel Mill who married Peter Simmons and they moved on
1. Richard1 MILLS, son of Thomas MILLS and Elizabeth HARROLD, was born in
Frederick, VA about 1740. Richard died 19 Oct 1813 in Lost Creek MM,
Jefferson, TN, at 73 years of age.
He married Hannah [UNKNOWN] in Guilford, NC, about 1766. Hannah
was born in VA or NC about 1745. Hannah died 12 Jan 1833 in Lost Creek MM,
Jefferson, TN, at 87 years of age.
Richard MILLS and Hannah [UNKNOWN] had the following children:
2 i. Asa2 MILLS was born in Rowan, NC 1 Jan 1767.
Asa died after 1833 in IN. He married twice. He married Mary SIMMONS in
Lost Creek MM, Jefferson, TN, 21 Oct 1803. Mary was born in Surry, NC 9 Oct
1783. Mary was the daughter of Ryal SIMMONS and Ruth HIATT. Mary died 23
Mar 1820 in Union, IN, at 36 years of age. He married Elizabeth HILL
PETERSON in Silver Creek MM, IN, 6 Jun 1824. Elizabeth was born about 1767.
Elizabeth died 21 1839.
3 ii. Jacob MILLS was born in Rowan, NC 15 Apr
1768. He married twice. He married Bethia [UNKNOWN] in Guilford, NC, 3 Aug
1789. Bethia was born about 1768. Bethia died 17 1833. He married
Elizabeth STOUT in Greene, TN, 17 Sep 1833. Elizabeth was born in Orange,
NC 1788. Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter STOUT and Eleanor LEONARD.
She married Jesse BENTON in Knox, TN, 8 Nov 1809.
4 iii. Elizabeth MILLS was born in Rowan, NC 4 Sep
1769. Elizabeth died after 1850 in Ozark, MO. She married Richard
THORNBURG in Guilford, NC, about 1791. Richard was born in Guilford, NC 1
May 1770. Richard was the son of Joseph THORNBURG THORNBROUGH and Wilmet
BEESON. Richard died about 1840 in Ozark, MO.
5 iv. Hur MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 8 Aug
1771. He married Patience JESSOP in Greene, TN, 2 Jan 1794. Patience was
born in New Garden MM, Guilford, NC 27 Feb 1772. Patience was the daughter
of Thomas JESSOP and Mary BEALS.
6 v. William MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 15 Jun
7 vi. Thomas MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 24 Dec
1774. Thomas died 30 Dec 1774 in Guilford, NC, at less than one year of
8 vii. Richard MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 13
Oct 1776. Richard died 26 Feb 1803 in Jefferson, TN, at 26 years of age.
He married Jemima JONES. Jemima was born about 1776.
9 viii. Hannah MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 11
Feb 1778. Hannah died 13 Aug 1778 in Deep River MM, Guilford, NC, at less
than one year of age.
10 ix. Joseph MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 6 Jul
1779. Joseph died before 1813 in Jefferson, TN. He married Rebecca
STILLWELL in Jefferson, TN, 21 Jul 1800. Rebecca was born in Guilford, NC
1778. She married Ryal SIMMONS in Jefferson, TN, 8 Jun 1813. Rebecca died
13 Nov 1861 in Boone, IN, at 83 years of age.
11 x. Catherine MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 30 Jun
1781. She married Richard DAVIDSON in Jefferson, TN, 18 Jul 1803. Richard
was born 17 1778. Richard is the son of James DAVIDSON and Hannah SIDWELL.
12 xi. Rachel MILLS was born in New Garden MM,
Guilford, NC 1 Jul 1783. Rachel died after 1835 in IN. She married Peter
SIMMONS in Jefferson, TN, 9 Aug 1813. Peter was born in Westfield MM,
Surry, NC 13 May 1790. Peter was the son of Ryal SIMMONS and Ruth HIATT.
Peter died 1835 in Delaware, IN, at 45 years of age.
13 xii. Reuben MILLS was born in Guilford, NC 26 Dec
1786. He married Nancy LEA in Jefferson, TN, 21 Feb 1805. Nancy was born
14 xiii. Jonathan MILLS was born in Deep River MM,
Guilford, NC 21 Oct 1789. He married Anna GIBSON in Jefferson, TN, 12 Sep
1809. Anna was born in Westfield MM, Surry, NC about 1789. Anna was the
daughter of Garrett GIBSON and Prudence Beals SUMNERS.
Gwen Boyer Bjorkman
----- Original Message -----
From: "marsha moses" <>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 6:56 AM
Subject: [Q-R] Lost Creek Meeting, Jefferson Co., TN
> There were several Elliott families at Lost Creek in the same time frame
> as the Haworth family. The Elliott families moved to Wayne County,
> Indiana from Lost Creek MM---they were "of Grassy Valley". These families
> were the children of Jacob and Elizabeth Elliott who had moved their own
> family from the Old Chester County area of Pa to the part of Rowen that
> later became Guilford and then became Randolph County, NC. My direct
> ancestor was Abraham Elliott. The following are his siblings who I
> believe to have been at Lost Creek:
> Elizabeth had married Hugh Maxwell
> Israel married Welmet Lamb (1807, Israel Elliott and family of Grassy
> Valley gct West Branch MM Ohio)
> Jacob married Betty Beeson (1807 Jacob Elliott and family of Grassey
> Valley gct West Branch MM)
> I don't have documentation in my data base for the other siblings and
> don't have time to look it up in Hinshaw.....there is an Abraham Elliott
> who is dis for excessive drinking when the Elliott group requests a move
> to Ohio/Indiana, but there is some indication that it may have been
> Israel's son, Abraham, rather than my Abraham who is brother to Israel. I
> don't know for sure yet....but I am relatively sure that MY Abraham was
> indeed in Grassy Valley with the others as his daughter, Rachel, shows her
> birth to have been in TN in both the 1850 and 1860 census. She was born
> in 1802.
> I would be interested in reading where the other Lost Creek MM members
> were living before they moved to Lost Creek. My Elliott family moved up
> into Montgomery County, Virginia during the Revolution for safety as they
> were trying to sit out the war because of their religious beliefs. Did
> they move to Lost Creek with Virginia Quaker families? North Carolina
> Quaker families? I have never found a marriage record for Abraham and I
> don't know if he met his bride in NC, Va, or perhaps even TN. I would be
> very interested in reading more about the Lost Creek MM if someone can
> point me in the right direction to find materials.
> You know, Marilyn, I may visit the area this summer as well. When do you
> think that you will be there? marsha moses