Simon MILLS, Sr
(Abt 1616-1637)
William BUELL
(Abt 1616-)
Simon MILLS, Jr
(Abt 1637-1683)
Mary Buell MILLS


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Lieutenant Samuel HUMPHREY, Sr

Mary Buell MILLS 1

  • Born: 8 Dec 1652-1662, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Married: 15 Jun 1680-1686, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Died: 4 Apr 1730, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

   Other names for Mary were Mary MILLS and Mary Buel MILLS.

   Ancestral File Number: 8JQJ-G8. User ID: 1157.

   General Notes:

Named after mother's maiden name.

History of the Simon Mills Family, Katie R Mills, Vol I, p3:
"...Simeon and Mary (Buell) Mills became the parents of eleven children ,although only six of them reached maturity. They continued to live in Windsor until about 1670, as daughter Sarah, born that year, is recorded at Windsor; and Simon's name appears onthe list of freemen at Windsor dated 11 Oct 1669, but when he sold some land at Windsor in Apr 1672 he is described as 'now dwelling at Simsbury'..."
"...Widow Mary Bissell went back to Simsbury to live with her children, and there she died 24 Jun 1718. She made her will 9 Mar 1718, and it was presented to the Hartford Probate Court on 5 Aug following. She made bequests to daughters Mary, Hannah and Elizabeth; the the heirs of son John; to heirs of daughter Sarah Ellsworth; andto son Simon, who was named executor. The value of the estate was L 17-13-09.
"Those who signed for shares were Samuel Humphrey Sr, Simon, John, Joseph and Benjamin Mills and Suel Tuller- all of Simsbury; and Hannah and Daniel Loomis, Thomas Ellsworth and Thomas Hoskins- all of Windsor.
"Children- 7 born at Windsor, and 4 at Simsbury:
1. Samuel Mills b 23 Apr 1661, d 19 May 1661
2. Simon Mills b 21 Jan 1661/1662, d 'soon'
2. 3. Mary Mills b 8 Dec1662, age 20 in 1683, m Lt Samuel Humphrey
3. 4. Hannah Mills b Abt 1665, not listed in the Church record, age 18
in 1683, m (1) Simon Drake, (2) Damiel Loomis
5. Simon Mills b 1 May 1667, not on list in 1683, d before his father
4. 6. John Mills b 7 Jan 1668/1669, age 14 on list, m Sarah Pettibone
5. 7. Sarah Mills, b 16 Sep 1670, age 13 on list m Sgt Thomas Ellsworth
8. Abigail Mills b 1672, age 11 on list, d Bef Jul 1691 6. 9. Elizabeth Mills b 1674, age 9 on list, m Thomas Hoskins
10. Prudence Mills b 1676, age 7 on list 'now dead', d 1683
7. 11. Simon Mills b 1678, bapt 11 May 1679 at Windsor, age 5 on list, m
Mary Gaylor...
p6: "Second Generation.
"2. Mary Mills, daughter of Simon and Mary (Buell) Mills, was born at Windsor CT 8 Dec 1662. She was married Abt 1680 to Lt. Samuel Humphrey b 15 May 1656 son of Michael and Priscilla (Grant) Humphrey of Windsor.
"They made their home at Simsbury, where they became parents of eight children. Mrs Mary (Mills) Humphrey died at Simsbury 4 Apr 1730; her husband died 15 June 1736, in his 80th year.
"Children- all born at Simsbury-
"1. Mary Humphrey b 16 Nov 1681, d 18 Jul1737, m 7 Dec 1699 by Rev Dudley Woodbridge to Bartholomew Case b Oct 1670 son of John and Sarah (Spencer) Case of Simsbury. He died 25 Oct 1725 at age 55 years.
"2. Elizabeth Humphrey b 22 Apr 1684, m Jul 1705 John Collier Jr Son of Goodman Collier of Hartford...
"3. Samuel Humphrey Jr- Called 'Ensign' b 7 or 17 May 1686, d 16 Oct 1759, age 73 years. He married four times and was the father of 19 children. He married (1) 23 Feb 1709/1710 Hannah Phelps b 25 Oct 1693, dau of Joseph 2nd and Mary (Collier) Phelps of Simsbury. She died 15 Oct 1710 at birth of ony child Samuel Humphrey III b 15 Oct 1710, d 7 Jul 1755, in 45th year, m Mary Wilcox, dau of Joseph Sr and Abigail (Thrail) Wilcox...
"His 2nd marriage was on 26 Feb 1712/1713 to Mary Tuller b 27 Nov 1692 dau of John Tuller of Simsbury and Elizabeth (Case). They had one child- abel Humphrey b 13 Mar 1714, m Jemima Warner.
"His 3rd mariage was 6 Dec 1714 to Lydia North, dau of Nathaniel North of Farmington, and they had 8 children. She died 8 Aug 1730, soon after the birth of their youngest son. Children:
"Lydia, Elizabeth, Ezekiel, Tryphena, Mary, David, PHebe, and Isaac. "His 4th marriage was on 31 Oct 1731 to Mary Orton of Litchfield CT; and they had 9 children. About 1739 this family moved to Goshen CT. Their friends at Simsbury were so sorry to see them move away that a large company went part way with them- and many wept at the parting.
"4. Jonathan Humphrey b 2 Dec 1688, d 14 Jun 1749 at age 61 years, m 30 Jun 1714 Mercy Ruggles dau of Rev Benjamin and Mercy (Woodbridge) Ruggles of Suffield..."

Genealogy of the Mills Family, DeVinne Press, Susan Lawrence Mills, 1906, Norfolk CT, p5:
"Genealogy of the Mills Family. I. Simeon Mills came from England, and is the first of the name of Mills of whom we have any record, his brother John having died on the voyage.
"Simeon married Mary Buell the twenty-third of February AD 1649, twenty- nine years after the first landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. He settled and resided in Windsor until 1669, when he removed to Simsbury CT (then called Massacoe), seven years before the burning of Simsbury by the Indians under King Philip.
"Simeon and Mary Mills had eleven children- five sons and six daughters: Mary b 8 Dec 1652; Hannah b 1655; Simeon b May 1657; John b June 1658; Sarah b Sep 1660; Abigail b 1662;Elizabeth b 1664; Prudence b 1666; Simeon 2nd b 1668; two younger sons supposed to have died in infancy or early youth..."

17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Dames of the XVII Century 1915-1975, Mary LouiseMarshall Hutton, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, 1987, p134:
"Samuel Humphrey (1656-1736), CT, m. Mary Mills, Landowner."

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol I, p280, 11 Oct 1684, Widow Mary Buell's Will. "My Eldest daughter Mary Mills shall have my Westcoate, Coat & that Hatt which was Sarah's, & 1 white linen apron, & 1 blue Apron which it is woue...& the rest of my Wool Cloth is to be divided between my two daughters Mary and Hannah, & the rest of my linen cloth is to be diuided between my two daughters Mary and Hannah. (Will not signed)"

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol III, p169, Lt. Samuel Humphrey, "Died 15 Jun 1736. Will dated 22 Jul 1734...And my will is that my three daughters shall have their portions paid unto them out of my moveable estate, and that the goods which I have delivered to them since the decease of my wife Mary (as shall appear by the account thereof that I havekept) shall be accounted to them as part of their portion..."

Barber Genealogy, Sect I Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909, Sect II Descendants of John Barber of Worcester Massachusetts 1714- 1909, Publ John Barber White, Ed Lillian May Wilson, Haverhill Mass, Press of the Nichols Print, 1909, clxiv 659p 24cm, 10-11369, CS71.B24 1909, Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909.
p52: "Tryphene Humphrey, 1st wife of Dr Samuel Barber, was descended from the Emigrant Michael Humphrey, as follows:
p53: "Lieut. Samuel Humphrey, m. Mary Mills, dau. of Simon and Mary
(Buel) Mills, who was B. Dec 8, 1662; d. Apr r, 1730. Their son,
"Ensign Samuel Humphrey m. Lydia North, dau. of Nathaniel North, and
granddau. of John and Hannah (Buel) North. She was b. Aug 8, 1680.
Their daughter,
"Tryphene Humphrey, b. June 27, 1722; m. Dr. Samuel Barber..." Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol I, p335, Simon Mills, "Died 6 Jul 1683. Children: Eldest daughter Mary Humphries age 20 years. 18 Dec 1683, To the rest of the Children, to each, L11-s00-d00. 24 Jul 1691, To Samuel Humphrey, husband to Mary the Eldest daughter, L13-s16-d03. 25 Mar 1719, Settlement by Arbitration, signed Samll Humphris Sen. Ls..."

Holcombe Family Genealogy
James and Randal Holcombe
Descendants of William Buell
23. Mary3 Mills (Mary2 Buell, William1)(1768) was born in Windsor, CT December 8, 1662. Mary died April 4, 1730 at 67 years of age.
She married Lt. Samuel Humphrey 1680. Samuel was born in Windsor, CT May 15, 1656. Samuel was the son of Michael Humphrey and Priscilla Grant. Samuel died June 15, 1736 in Simsbury, CT, at 80 years of age.
Mary Mills and Lt. Samuel Humphrey had the following children:
+ 85 i. Mary4 Humphrey was born November 16, 1681.
+ 86 ii. Noah Humphrey was born March 30, 1707.

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8JQJ-G8 Mar Samuel HUMPHREY (AFN:8JQJ-F3) 15 Jun 1686 Simsbury Harford Connecticut,
Ver 4.11 8JQJ-G8 Mary Buell MILLS.

IGI Birth 7450350-002936, and 7513201-88-1058072 Father Simon MILLS Mother Mary BUELL Born 8 Dec 1662 Windsor Twp ?Berkshire< Hartford ?Massachusetts< Connecticut.

LDS Submission: Vera L Price 640 I St Idaho Falls Idaho. LDS Heir: Levi North 5th Cousin-In-Law SH, 5th Cousin LN. Samuel HUMPHREY [Sr] Mar Mary BUELL MILLS Mother Samuel HUMPHREY [Jr].

LDS Submission: Mernie A Gallagher Bunce 1161 Santa Fe Ave Martinez California.LDS Heir: Mernie A Gallagher Bunce 5th Great Granddaughter LtSH/MBM. Mary BUELL MILLS Born 8 Dec 1662 Windsor Mar (Lt) Samuel HUMPHREY Died 4 Apr 1730 Simsbury Hartford Connecticut.

LDS Submission: Rebecca Stout 3448 So West Temple Salt Lake City Utah. LDS Heir: Nathaniel Worden 4th Great Grandson MH/PG. Samuel HUMPHREY Mar Mary MILLS.

   Marriage Information:

Mary married Lieutenant Samuel HUMPHREY, Sr, son of Michael HUMPHREY and Priscilla GRANT, on 15 Jun 1680-1686 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Lieutenant Samuel HUMPHREY, Sr was born on 15 May 1656 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and died on 15 Jun 1736 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.11, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File Ver 4.11, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997.), 8JQJ-G8.

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