Mary Buell MILLS[1]

Female 1662 - 1730  (67 years)


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  • Name Mary Buell MILLS 
    Born 8 Dec 1662  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Apr 1730  Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16914  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Father Simon MILLS,   b. 16 Sep 1637, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1683, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary BUELL,   b. 3 Sep 1642, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1718, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1659  Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lt. Samuel HUMPHREY,   b. 15 May 1656, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1736, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1686  Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary HUMPHREY,   b. 16 Nov 1681, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1737, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Elizabeth HUMPHREY,   b. 22 Apr 1684, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1778  (Age 93 years)
     3. Ensign Samuel HUMPHREY,   b. 17 May 1686, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1759, Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticutt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Jonathan HUMPHREY,   b. 2 Dec 1688, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1749, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Charles HUMPHREY,   b. Abt 1693, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1774, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     6. Hannah HUMPHREY,   b. 6 Apr 1697, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Abigail HUMPHREY,   b. 13 Jan 1698, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1760, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Capt. Noah HUMPHREY,   b. 30 Mar 1707, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1785, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F8398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: "Having been given a grant of land in the new plantation, at that time called Massaco,(after 1670) Marys' father Simon took his family consisting of himself and wife Mary, children Mary, Hannah, John and Sarah, over the Talcott Mountains, to a new home in the undeveloped plantation, later named Simsbury, Connecticut. Michael Humphreys, father of Samuel, was also one of the early Grantees at Massaco. Mary and her future husband Samuel Humphreys, grew up in Simsbury under similar conditions, both experienceing the hardships of pioneer living, and the concern caused by the Indian hostilities to be followed by the burning of Simsbury on 26 March 1676 (History of Hartford County, 1633-1884 by J. Hammond Trumbull, Vol. II, p 342). Mary and her parents lived in Simsbury about five years before, in response to a town warning, caused by an expected Indian attack, the family returned to Windsor. On this return trip, Mary then about fourteen years of age, must have shared with her mother, the care of the six other children, all younger. It may have been after Mary's brother Simon Mills Jr. was born about 1678, that the Mills family went back to continue their residence in Simsbury. By this time it is assumed that a new house had been built. A short time after their return, probably 1680, Mary married Samuel Humphreys". BIOGRAPHY: About the time of their marriage, Mary's father gave land to his son-in-law, Samuel: "Saml Humphries House lott; Land in Simsbury...belonging to Saml Humphries..one parcell which he ye sd Saml Humphries have on his father mils; fer a House lot; which house lot is Scituate at wetoug...and is by estimation four accres one rodd and Tweenty perches be it more or les s..." BIOGRAPHY: It is thought that Samuel and Mary Humphreys lived in that part of Simsbury, east of the Farmington River, known as Weatogue Houses, and that their home lot may have adjoined that of Mary's brother Simon who, in accord with the final order of distribution inherited his father's home lot." BIOGRAPHY: On 6 July 1683, Mary's father died. Mary's share of her father's Estate signed for by her husband Samuel Humphreys, as given on the original papers, is itemized and reads, in part, as follows; To Samuel Humfrys Husband to Mary the eldest dayghter--a home lott; a cow.. a rug; a bedstead; one chest...two pewter; a great kettle... two smoothing Irons; a cradle... The value totaled 13 pounds, 16 shillins and 3 pence. BIOGRAPHY: Mary's mother married Samuel Bissell of Windsor and upon her death on 24 Jun 1718 read; "Group 1 unto my eldest daughter Mary the wife of Samuel Humphreys, my pillion 2 & to said Mary, & to My Daughters Hannah and Elizabeth all my waring cloaths to be divided equally amongst them thre". BIOGRAPHY: It appears that a close relationship between the Mills and Humphreys families continued through many generations, and several Humphreys-Mills marriages are recored. dl

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.