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John S. Mills

J.S. Mills
Full Name: John S. Mills
Birth date: July 9, 1837
Death date: November 22, 1881

Terms of Service

  • House, 13th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
  • Senate, 12th (2) (3) Legislature
    2/8/1870 - 1/14/1873
(1) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(2) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. J.S. Mills, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Mills, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs

Other Resources

  • Death notice, "Navasota," The Dallas Daily Herald, 11/23/1881, p.1. "Colonel John S. Mills was found dead . . . He has represented this Senatorial district in the State Senate, and was afterward a member of the Legislature from Grimes county." Dallas Daily Herald .
  • J.S. Mills, Navasota, Grimes County, born in VA, farmer, age 32 [born ca. 1841]. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County 1930.
  • John S. Mills, residence in state 3 years, native of the United States, voter registration 11/19/1869 in Grimes County. FamilySearch .
  • John S. Mills, birth date 7/9/1837, death date 11/22/1881, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Grimes County. Portion of grave marker reads "Honorable John S. Mills." Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, John S. Mills, born 1840, farmer in Navasota 1870, p. 106. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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