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Gladys (Smith) Mills had told the family for many years that she was a Mayflower descendant, however, she never showed us the family the documentation.  Though my research I have finally found that she was a descendant to Degory Priest.  See the Mayflower Descendants page that reflects her mother, Ellen Severance Smith as a descendant to Degory Priest.

The picture on the left is of my great grandparents Bert and Gladys (Smith) Mills. The picture was taken in 1909. Gladys (Smith) Mills lived just one month short of celebrating her hundredth birthday.

Bert and Gladys (Smith) Mills' daughter was Esther Mills who first married John Author Barnes and then she later married Karl Douglas

My Genealogy Data has many related lines to my Mills ancestors, the main lines that I'm researching are: Smith, Severance, Densmore & Fowler of Vermont.


Bert Adin Mills was born 1874 and raised in Stowe, VT.  He married Gladys Smith in 1909.   They lived in Essex Junction, VT and had two children born there.  In in the 1920s they moved to Los Angeles, CA and they had one more child.


Bert's dad was William Mills who was born 1834 in Stanbridge, Quebec, Canada. He moved to Underhill, Vermont about 1851.  He married Julia Davis of Enosburgh, Vermont.  They lived in Stowe the rest of their lives where.  They had four children.


Julia Davis' parents were William Davis and Parthenia Taylor of Enosburg.  William Davis was born in NH and Parthenia Taylor was born in VT.  They had four children.


William Mills' dad was also named William Mills.  He was born May 1800 in Tophsham, Vermont.  He married Elizabeth Hawkins daughter James and Elizabeth Hawkins that were from England.  William and Elizabeth Mills lived in Ely and Stanbridge during the time their children were born.  William and Elizabeth  both died in Andover, Vermont and were buried in Simonsville, Vermont. 


William and Elizabeth had six children that I'm aware of:  Christiana b. 1825, Charles b. 1841, William b. 1834, Jennie b. abt 1847, Leonard Moses b. 1848, and Lyman Albert b. 1851.  There was probably more children that I'm not aware of. 

Sources:  All of the Mills data above can either be found in the census, Vermont Vital Records or Anglican Church baptism records.


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