"History of Logan County, Illinois", published 1886.
pg 295


Frank B. Mills, editor and publisher of the Lincoln Herald, is a son of Joseph A.   and margaret H. (Adams) Mills, natives of Ohio.  Mr. Mills, Sr., was at different times engaged in merchandising and other occupations.  He was in the Ohio Legislature from 1851 to 1853, having been elected as a Whig.  In 1853 he removed to Iowa, where , as a Republican, he served one year in the Legislature of that State.   He came with his family in 1857 to Atlana, in this county, where he died in December, 1864.  His wife is yet living at Atlanta.  Their three children are Cornelia M. (Poak), residing at Osceola, Mo.; Patience E. (Plummer), died at Licoln in 1867, and Frank B. The last named was born Jan 10. 1842, in Clinton County, Oho, where he lived until eleven years old.  He lived with his parents at their different homes until August, 1862, when he enlisted in the Seventeenth Illinois Infantry. He served three years, his regiment being consolidated with the Eighth
Illinois Infantry in May, 1864.  He was discharged Augl. 22, 1865, at Baton Rouge, La.  Returning to Atlanta he was variousley employed until 1870, when
he took an interest with Albion Smith in the publication of the Atlanta Argus.  Jan. 1, 1873, he came to Lincon, where he has since conducted the Herald.  He was married to Orrilla humason June 23, 1877, and has a family of three children.