George Augustus Mills
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

The American progenitor of the Mills family was George MILLS, who came from England in 1656 and settled on Long Island. His children were:

  • Samuel,
  • Zachariah,
  • Nathaniel,
  • Isaac,
  • Jonathan and
  • Samuel.

Samuel married and had two sons, namely: Captain Timothy MILLS, of Revolutionary fame, and Samuel MILLS, both of whom eventually came to Morris county. Captain Timothy MILLS was born in Suffolk county, Long Island, in 1718, and died at Morristown in 1803, aged eighty-five years. He was an official member of the First Presbyterian church of Morristown and was highly esteemed for his many excellent qualities. Nehemiah MILLS, a son of Captain Timothy, was born in 1749 and died in 1812. He married Amy HEDGES and they had the following children:

  • Nathan,
  • Mahlon,
  • William,
  • Stephen,
  • Deborah and
  • Hulda.

Mahlon was born in Morris county, in 1797, married Harriet LOREE, and these children were born to them:

  • Amy Hedges,
  • Sarah Jane,
  • Sarah Loree,
  • Harriet Maria and
  • Nehemiah Mahlon.

Nehemiah Mahlon MILLS, the father of our subject, was born in New York city on the 18th of April, 1829, and in 1854 was united in marriage to Miss Susan SLACK, a native of Stanhope, New Jersey, where her birth occurred on the 28th of June, 1833. The issue of this union comprised the following:

  • George Augustus,
  • Frank Eugene,
  • Fanny Jane,
  • Mary Azubah,
  • Harriet Eliza,
  • Harvey Loree,
  • Anna Elizabeth,
  • Jane Louisa,
  • Julia Amelia,
  • John Mahlon and
  • Clifford.

Mr. and Mrs. MILLS are faithful members of the Methodist church of Morristown and are among the oldest and most highly respected residents of the county.

George Augustus MILLS was born in Mortis county, New Jersey, on the 23rd of January, 1856, and there acquired his literary education in the public schools, after leaving which he learned the trade of carpenter and builder and has since continued in that line of enterprise. As a contractor and builder he has erected many of the handsome and artistically constructed houses for which Morristown is justly noted. In 1893 he built a well arranged and completely equipped steam planing-mill on Pine street, and has conducted the same with a high degree of success, manufacturing all kinds of cabinet work, sash, blinds, doors and moldings. As a business man Mr. MILLS is energetic, enterprising and ambitious and richly merits the prosperity that has attended his efforts in the securing of a comfortable competency.

Politically Mr. MILLS is an earnest advocate of Republican principles, and for the past twenty-five years he has been an active member and an ardent supporter of the fire department of Morristown, and for his valuable services. rendered therein he has received the highest meed of praise from his fellow citizens.

In 1878 Mr. MILLS was united in marriage to Miss Mary Emma PIERSON, a native of Morris county, and the following children were born to them:

  • Arthur Pierson,
  • Freddie T.,
  • Susie,
  • Ethel Louisa,
  • Raymond and
  • Celestine.

Mr. and Mrs. MILLS are adherents of the Methodist Episcopal church and enjoy most pleasant social relations in their home city.

This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.


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