Biography of Samuel H. Mills
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Mills, Samuel H., was born in Williamstown, Mass., July 6, 1779. His father, Abel Mills, served in the Revolutionary war, and soon after the war Samuel H. with his father moved to Colwell,s Manor, P. Q., where Abel remained until his death, March 15, 1849. Samuel H. married Harriet Catlin, who was born April 1, 1791, and died March 17, 1876. She was a daughter of Wait Catlin, of Bedford, P. Q., and her children were Einaline A., born January 20, 1808; Adaline A., born October 2, 1819; Eleanor A., born July 5, 1813; James W., born August 18, 1816; Samuel H., born May 19, 1818; Reed M., born June 11, 1820; Minard E., born Iugust 4, 1822; Elvita H., born August 16, 1325; Guy C., born July 19, 1828; Hamilton A., born November 7, 1830; and Charles L., born March 11, 1834. Hamilton A. married, first, Sarah J., daughter of Jeremiah Peck, of Troy, N. Y., and by her had six children: Henry W., William S., Frank H., Mary E., George B., and Mina D. He married, second, April 17, 1888, Mrs. Mary A. Pray, of Albough Springs, Vt., daughter of John and Clarissa (Clawson) Bowen. Her first husband, Fred C. Pray, died November 19, 1881, aged twenty nine. He was a son of David and Eleanor Pray. Mr. Mills is now the proprietor of the Mansion House at Alburgh Springs, a summer hotel of note, built in 1838, and with a capacity for accommodating 100 guests. This hotel is situated on the banks of the Missisquoi Bay at the head of Lake Champlain. He served in the late war in Company A, Thirty sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, for three years, participating in the engagements at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and South Mountain. He received an honorable discharge in 1863.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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