Samuel H. and Annie (Porter) Mills, 6 North 52 West


Samuel H. Mills was born October 19, 1864 in London, England to Joseph Mills, mother Richmond, dying March 23, 1925 in Jackson County, Michigan.

Annie's father John was christened February 21, 1831 at Great Summerford, Wiltshire.

In 1861 Slaughterford, Wiltshire, John "Porrer" is a brewer, 32, born in Somerford, Eliza 32 in Pickwick, Albert 12, Clara 9, "Sully" 7, John 5, and William 3 all born in Somerford, Susan 1 in Ford. John Rowland Schneider married Clara Porter in the July -September 1869 quarter in Bath, Somerset, England.

In 1871 Slaughterford, Wiltshire, England, John Porter is 41, born in Corsham, with Eliza 42 born in Corham. Lucy 18 and William 12 were born in Summerford, Walter 8, Eliza 6, Annie T. 4, and Frank 2, were born in Slaughterford, Blanche newborn in Summerford.

Samuel H. Mills, 21, married Annie Porter, 18 on December 7, 1885 in Sterling, Colorado.

Annie was in the 1885 Colorado census, 18, born in England, "sister" of John Schneider. On the same page, working for J.C. Schneider, is S. H. Mills 21, also born in England.

Samuel cash-claimed a quarter in section 31, 6N 52W in 1892.


In 1900 they're in Ingham County, Michigan, Samuel a farm laborer, born October 1863 in England, with Annie August 1867 England. Jospeh October 1886 and William P. October 1888 were born in Colorado, Ethel D. Feb 1895 in Michigan.

Annie S. Mills 1868-1909 is buried in Aurelius, Michigan # 29895265.
So is Samuel H. Mills 1864-1925 # 29895257.

Samuel was farming in 1910 Ingham County, widowed, 44, with Ethel V. 15 and Ray R. 2. Annie's brother Walter Porter 47 born in England, immigrating in 1879, is also with them.

In 1920 Ingham County, Samuel is 53, immigrating in 1883, naturalized 1889, now married to Jala M. 41 born in Michigan. Ray R. is 12.
The 1916-1921 Ingham County directory has "Mills, Samuel H. insurance H&L (perhaps Home & Life?) E Race St Leslie Township.

Samuel and Annie's son Joseph Mills 1887-1905 is buried in Aurelius # 29895274.

Ethlyn V. Mills, 19, daughter of Samuel H. Mills and an unknown mother, married Leroy H. Warner 26, an electrician, on Augsut 15, 1914 in Ingham County. Both were residents of Leslie, Michigan.

Roy Herbert Warner registered for WWI in Leslie, born there June 3, 1888, an electrician, married.

In 1920 Ingham County, Roy H. is 30, Ethel B. 23, both born in Michigan. It says Roy's parents were both born in England.
FindaGrave # 91119887 says Leroy 1887-1954 buried in Leslie, Michigan is the one marrying Ethlyn.
There's another Leroy in Ingham County in 1920 married to Jessie N. 26 born in MIchigan, with Ora B. 8, Belva O. 4 and WIlson W. 2.
It's confusing, because there are Michigan marriage records for 1912 and 1917 in Ingram County, both having Leroy, son of Davillo Warner, marrying Jessie White.

William Porter Mills, born October 31, 1888 at Sterling, Colorado, husband of Hazel Mills, died in Ingham County of influenza on February 13, 1920.



Walter Porter was born June 4, 1862 at Slaughterford to John Porter and Elizabeth Chivers, dying August 14, 1939 in Jackson, Michigan, single.
In 1900 Ingham County, Walter, born September 1864 in England, immigrating 1874, is a laborer in a saw mill.

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