Lewis D. Mills of Westfield
- April Mills and I are trying to discover her ancestry relative to one Lewis
D./T. MILLS, who lived in Westfield Twp., Union Co., NJ 1840 through 1880.
He was a boot and shoemaker. He was married to an Emaline HAMILTON.
Lewis is said to have been b 1817 & d 1889.
Children are said to be: William T. H. , George W., Caleb H., David Allen,
John Benjamin, an unknown dau., and Anna M.
Could he be s/o John MILLS and Anna DENMAN?
Anyone have any thoughts or knowledge concerning Lewis and his lineage?
----- Original Message -----
From: "April Mills" <millshammer@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [NJUnion] Lewis D. Mills of Westfield
> I think we have talked before. I know some about the William, but just
> I have gotten off of the Westfield internet site of which I am sure you
> familiar. The closest I can get to attaching Lewis D. to any family is
> fact that he lives in Westfield Twp from at least 1840 until his death in
> 1889. He is found in the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses there
> always working as a boot and shoemaker. In the 1830 census Lewis is shown
> as the only male of the house, living with a 60-70 year old woman,
> his mother. There are only four Mills men that I can find with families
> Westfield in 1830, John married to Anna Denman, Joseph, Stewart married to
> Nancy, and George. In 1840 George is the only one that is no where to be
> found. He has a son the proper age of Lewis in 1830, as does John and
> You can see how I keep going around in circles. I wish I could find the
> grave of Lewis in Westfield. It would be neat to know who he is buried
> to. That might give me some clue as to his parents. I do know that Lewis
> D. was married in the Prebyterian church in Westifield in 1843. I don't
> know though if he was the member or if his wife, Emaline Hamilton belonged
> to the congregation.
> Do you think you could help me sort out this mystery? What other
> information do you think you would need to figure it all out? I have been
> told by the Westfield Historical Society that there were no papers in
> Westfield in 1889. Do you know if that is correct? It seems wrong to me.
> I would think that if Lewis lived in the area for over 50 years he would
> have an obituary published that might clear up all of his parentage
> Thanks for your reply to my posting. I am sorry if this message was a bit
> long. I am just so eager to tear down this brick wall.
> April Mills
> >From: "Audrey Shields Hancock" <AudreyShieldsHancock@...>
> >To: "April Mills" <millshammer@...>
> >Subject: Re: [NJUnion] Lewis D. Mills of Westfield
> >Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 13:28:38 -0600
> >Hello, April,
> >I am very much interested in your Lewis D. MILLS and his connection to
> >MILLS families in Westfield. I am a descendant of William MILLS
> >(1723-1795) who married Amy ???. William #1 is believed to be descended
> >from one Samuel MILLS of Elizabethtown. William #1 appears to have lived
> >Westfield and his wife attended the Scotch Plains Bapt. Church. William
> >probably Amy are said to have had William II, Elizabeth, Amy, Mary
> >Nancy, Hannah, Samuel, and Jacob. Most of these children resided in
> >Westfield. I am descended from both William II and Elizabeth...one via
> >father's line and the other via my mother's line.
> >Does any of this sound familiar?
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "April Mills" <millshammer@...>
> >To: <NJUNION-L@...>
> >Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 10:28 AM
> >Subject: [NJUnion] Lewis D. Mills of Westfield
> > > Hi list,
> > >
> > > I am trying to research the ancestors and descendants of a Lewis D.
> > > (1817-1889) of Westfield. He was a shoemaker. I have some copies of
> > > indexes of vital records of NJ that list records I would love to see
> > > live in Washington state. Is anyone willing to do lookups in the
> > > vital records archives? I will gladly pay for time and copies and
> > > I just hate going through the state for things like this because
> > > so long to respond.
> > >
> > > I look forward to being a member of this list. If anyone would like
> > > contact me with regards to Mills families of the area I do have some
> > > information on Mills' other than just Lewis D. Mills. I am also
> > > the family of James B. Smith that lived in Plainfield in 1880 if
> > > any ties to that family.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for your help.
> > >
> > > April Mills
> > > Bremerton, Washington
> > >
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