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Simon MILLS, Sr


  • Born: Abt 1616, , , England
  • Married: Abt 1635, , , England
  • Died: 1637, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

   Ancestral File Number: 93XP-SF. User ID: 4629.

   General Notes:

Lucy Mayberry BARBER Cole, Dictated by her father Capt Levi BARBER, and copied by her great grand daughter Linda Jean ENGLE Lackore Summer 2000:
"The first settlers of Simsbury Connecticut came from Windsor Connecticut. A very large proportion of the inhabitants as late as 1845 can trace their ancestry to that small flock who under the pastoral charge of the Rev Mr Warham left England in 1630 and after remaining a short time in Dorchester Massachusetts near Boston removed in the fall of 1635 and spring of 1636 to Windsor Connecticut."

History of the Simon Mills Family, Katie R Mills, Vol I, p1:
"1. Simon Mills, early settler at Windsor CT is believed to have come to America from England, but the date is not known, nor do we know from what part of England he came.
"The earliest date found for him is that of his marriage at Windsor to Jone _____ on 18 Oct 1639. Savage gives this date and suggests that it might have been his second marriage. Many published records of Simon Mills say it was his second marriage, but inasmuch as none of the dates nor locations to prove these stories can be found in public records, the stories must be assigned to the realm of tradition; and there they must remain unless and until proof can be found.
"Tradition is that he came from Yorkshire, England, to New England with a Captain Newbury; that his first wife, Sarah Bissell, came on the same ship; that she was a daughter of John Bissell, early settler at Windsor CT; that they were at Plymouth, MA, as early as 1628 (although sometimes the location is given as Salem, MA); that Sarah (Bissell) MIlls was the mother of Simon Mills, Jr, born about 1635, and that she died before 1638, thus leaving her husband with a small son and, therefore, the necessity of having a wife to take care of him. Also there is the story that Simon was accompanied on his trip to America by his brother John Mills, who died on the voyage.
"Records at Plymouth or Salem, MA, have not been found to prove thatSimon Mills, or the Bissell family, had lived there as early as 1628; nor at any time after that date..."

17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century 1915-1975, Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, Baltimore Genealogi- cal Publishing Co Inc, 1987, p173:
"Simeon Mills (1613-1670) CT, m. Sarah Bissell, Landowner."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11/4.13 93XP-SF.

   Marriage Information:

Sarah married Simon MILLS, Sr, son of MILLS and Mrs Mills, about 1635 in , , England. (Simon MILLS, Sr was born on 4 Apr 1612-1613 in , Yorkshire, England, christened on 10 Jan 1614/15 in , Yorkshire, England and died in 1670 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

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