Mills, William (d. 1834)

MILLS, WILLIAM  Died November 10, 1834.
Obituary of William Mills, published in a contemporary Hendersonville NC newspaper:
"WILLIAM MILLS son of Ambrose and Mourning Mills, immigrants to the U.S. from England,' born on James River,
Virginia, November 10, 1746, moved to Wateree, S.C., where in 1763 he married Elleanor Morriss;
later moved to Green River, Rutherford County; a participant at King's Mountain, Cowpens,
and Ninety-Six; the first white man to cross the Blue Ridge into what is now Henderson County;
moved to Buncombe County in 1788; died November 10, 1834.
"Buried in LUCIAN EDNEY CEMETERY, HENDERSON, NC, (Now called the WILLIAM MILLS FAMILY CEMETERY,
(Contributed by Edwin E. Peeler)
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