Mary Ann Stewart

Female 1809 - Bef 1870  (< 60 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Stewart  [1
    Born 1809  Darlington District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1870  Coryell Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3335  Bishir Family | Jeremiah & Esther/Malinda Bishir
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family Dr. James Alexander Mills,   d. Jan 1850, Coryell Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah J. Mills,   b. 1829, Sumter Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1857, Coryell Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 27 years)
    +2. William James Kendall Mills,   b. 1831, Williamsburg District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Jacob C. Mills,   b. 1833, Williamsburg District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Laredo, Webb Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +4. Mary Ann Sophronia Mills,   b. 1836, Russell Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Waco, McLennan Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Elam Samuel Mills,   b. 1843, Russell Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Matagorda Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MILLS FAMILY
      Mary Ann (Stewart) Mills, born 1809, Darlington District, South Carolina, widow of James Alexander Mills, physician, died in Cass County, Texas January 1850 of cholera, came to Coryell county in 1855 with the members of her family who were still living in Cass County: Sarah, Jacob, Mary Ann Sophronia, and Sammy Mills. In 1860 they were at Owl Creek.

      Her oldest daughter, Sarah, born 1829 in Sumter County, SC,, and her husband William F. Lemons and daughter Georgia were there only a short time before Sarah died.

      Jacob C. Mills, her second son, born 1833 in Williamsburg District, SC, served with F. W. Fontleroy, Commanding Officer of the Minute Men Organization in 1860, and he was in the Mounted Ranging Company under Captain Hiram W. Cooke in 1861. The citizens of Coryell County had petitioned the Governor for permission to raise a company to protect from the Indians. He and his brother William J. Mills purchased 640 acres of land in Coryell County on the Leon River about 31 miles above the three forks of the Little River in 1870. He married Catherine Knowles, daughter of R. P. and Sarah Knowles, and their children were Sedonia, James, Ola, twins Urastus and Urius, and Foster. Jacob later bought 8 acres at the edge of the City of Gatesville in 1872. He died in Laredo, Webb County, Texas, in 1922.

      Mary Ann Sophronia Mills, born 1836, Russell county, Alabama, and James Echols Parks were married in Cass County in 1854. They had three small boys named Moses, Frank, and James when he died of typhoid in Coryell County in 1859. She married Troop Knowles about 1863, and their children were Rice Alexander, May Ida, and Samuel Barcus Knowles. In December of 1871 they paid 250 gold dollars to secure the payment of a note to J. C. and Nancy Gaskin. She died in Waco, McLennan County, in 1919.

      Elam Samuel (Sammy) Mills, born 1843, Russel County, AL, served in the Mounted Ranging Company in 1861, and in Company G, changed to I in 1863. He was mustered in at Keen's Ranch and reenlisted in Dec. 1862 for the war. He married Ellen Pettis in McLennan County in January 1878. Their children were Richard, Mary, Samuel, Lizzie, Jessie, Ruby, and a baby girl in 1900. He died in Matagorda County in 1915.

      William James Kendall Mills, oldest son of Mary Ann, born 1831 in Williamsburg District, SC, sometime before 1870 brought his wife Nancy Jane (Mitchell) Mills with their children Sophronia, Elam James, William, Jeffy, and Robert from Titus County, TX to join his mother. He served as 3rd Lt. in Bell Rangers. Active infantry of Cavalry, Titus County, in 1861.

      At about this same time, their oldest daughter, Mary Ann Elizabeth and her husband, Martin Luther Cormany, came to Coryell County shortly after they married 17 December 1868 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins county, TX. They engaged in farming and he operated a blacksmith shop. Their first baby girl, Lula Lee, was born while they were in Gatesville.

      Lula Lee married William Henry Sebastian in 1887, and raised a large family in Moody.

      Mary Ann Mills died before 1870, and in a few years all of her children with their families had moved to Perry in the southwest part of McLennan County near what is now known as Moody.

      Hazel Alexander Potter

      Coryell county Families, compiled by the Coryell County Genealogical Society, Gatesville TX USA, Copyright 1968. Copies may be obtained by contacting the Coryell Public Library, 811 Main St., Gatesville, TX 76528.

  • Sources 
    1. [S891] Coryell County Families, compiled by the Coryell County Genealogical Society, (Gatesville TX USA, Copyright 1968.).