MILLS FAMILY CONNECTION
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND  * WEST WEBER, UTAH
JAMES THOMAS MILLS
1863-1944
1 SARAH BUCK
1874-1910
M 28 MAR 1895
2 CORA PEARL SEAGER
1883-1950
M 6 OCT 1920
RUTH OLIVE
BUCK WALLWORK
WILLIAM HENRY
BUCK
SARAH BUCK
JAMES THOMAS
MILLS
RICHARD ISAAC
MILLS
THOMAS MILLS
LEWIS BARFUSS MILLS
1904-
RICHARD ISAAC MILLS
1836-1910
1 CHARLOTTE GILES
1839-1904
M 27 OCT 1861
PIONEER..TRAVELED BY
HANDCART & WAGON
GEORGE ROWLEY HANDCART
COMPANY
ROBERT F NELSEN WAGON
TRAIN
James Thomas Mills
1863-1944
Charlotte Ann Mills
1865-1945
Sarah Jane Mills
1868-1948
Richard Isaac Mills
1871-1953
Richard Isaac Mills Sr. and Charlotte Giles
Contributed By djpage7 • 20 April 2013

Richard was born November 25, 1836, to Thomas Mills and Ann Stevens in England.  Charlotte Giles was born October 4, 1839, to
James Giles and Charlotte Napper.  After they both arrived in Salt Lake they were married at Endowment House October 27, 1861.
Richard was baptized in 1851.  He said, “I was also called to the office of Deacon for which I was very proud to think that I was counted
worthy to hold an office in the church and kingdom of God.  I even jumped for joy and I honored my office faithfully.”  He did some
missionary work by handing out tracts about the church.  He was sometimes stoned or had water thrown on him but he said, “I knew the
work was of God that I was engaged in.”He decided to come to America in 1859.  He pulled a handcart with approximately 250 pounds
of weight on it about 20 miles a day and subsisted on just about a cup of flour on some of those days.On one occasion he gave a chief
a broken mirror and then later the chief gave pieces of buffalo meat to the pioneers and made sure he got a good piece.  
Hementioneda time when the Indians found the pioneers struggling to pull the handcarts through the sand and the Indians pulled the
carts throughfor them.  He became much weakened, and he and another man from England stopped to rest one night at the Black
Hills.  After resting for several days they returned to Fort Laramie with another group.  They were able to finish their journey with a
wagon train.  Richard took turns driving teams for the pioneers.  He wrote, “Many times I have trembled when I look back to the times
when I was on the plains.”Richard and Charlotte brought up their family in adverse conditions.  Charlotte was sick six to twelve months
at a time.  So the housework often fell to Richard.  He experienced the adverse circumstances of the grasshoppers.  At times he
walked to work 19 or 20 miles leaving at two or three in the morning to get there on time.Through all his difficulties, he records he was
able to stay out of debt and keep his house.  His life was spared several times.  He learned the art of taxidermy. He made a relic chair
of which a photo was published in a magazine and newspaper.  Charlotte died August 13, 1904 at West Weber, Utah. Richard died
January 28, 1910 at West Weber, Utah.
Source:
Autobiography of Richard Isaac Mills Sr.
THOMAS MILLS
1801-1882
ANN STEVENS
1806-1877
M 1824
John (Twin) Mills
1777-Deceased
Isaac Stevens Mills
1825-1826
Thomas Richard Mills
1826-1909
Hannah Mills
1830-1913
Richard Isaac Mills
1836-1910
William Mills
1839-1910
David Henry Kenny Mills
1841-Deceased
Jane Mills
1842-Deceased
Joseph Mills
1843-Deceased
Sarah Mills
1844-1882
Ann Mills
1846-Deceased
George Mills
1849-1866
Mary Mills
1848-Deceased
Rebecca Mills
Thomas Mills Obituary
Contributed By MMDY-9TZ • 29 January 2015

This obituary was printed in the Tuesday, June 13, 1882 edition of the Ogden Daily Herold.
In Memoriam.

Died at Green River, on the U. P. R. R. while traveling to Utah with the company of Saints that arrived in Ogden on Saturday, June
3rd, Thomas Mills, late of Birmingham, England. Brother Mills was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
through a period of 32 years, having embraced the gospel in the year 1850, in Walsall, near Birmingham (his native place), being 82
years of age at his death.The old gentleman had long looked forward with fond anticipation to a re-union with his children in Utah,
having one daughter, Sister Hanna Wardley, residing in Enterprise, Morgan County, and two sons, Richard I.Mills of West Weber,
Weber County, William Mills of Paradise, Cache County. His daughter (through whose exertions and self sacrifice, combined with the
assistance of her brothers, and kind friends and acquaintances of the family Bro. Mills was enabled to emigrate) they received his
remains at Peterson Station, and conveyed them to Enterprise.  On Monday the 5th inst., at 2 p.m. funeral services were held in the
Enterprise meeting house, when after singing by the choir, "Unveil thy Bosom, faithful tomb", and prayer, suitable discourses were
delivered by Bishop Hall, Elders William Biddle and George Larkins of Ogden; Chas. S. Peterson and President Carrigan, of Peterson;
Elders Thos. Palmer and Joseph L. Card of Enterprise. The choir sang "Farewell all earthly honors", etc., when the remains of Bro.
Mills where borne to their last resting place to await the resurrection of the just. A numerous company of relatives and friends followed
to the grave, in the little, pretentious cemetery overlooking the beautiful meandering river in Weber Valley. Utah papers and Millenial
Star please copy.