I am seeking to learn more information about a Capt Christopher Mills who came to CA about 1856 with his wife Clarinda and 3 daughters, Josephine, Frances and Ella.
Josephine md Martin Hudson.
Ella md A V or William Anderson.
Frances md William Enoch York
According to the obit of daughters Ella and Josephine - we learn the following info
Mrs Ella G Anderson was the widow of the late A V Anderson. Her maiden name was Mills and she was born in Ottawa, ILL - 23 February 1846. When a small child she accompanied her parents to California, the family settling in Marysville. Deceased came to St Helena more than 50 years ago. On 4 March 1868 she married A V Anderson.
Mrs Hudson was the daughter of the late Capt Christopher and Clarinda Mills and was born in ILL February 8, 1844. She came to California with her parents in 1856 via Mississippi river steamer to New Orleans, thence to the Isthmus of Panama, where the natives carried the children across the Isthmus on their backs thence via steamer to San Francisco.
The late Christopher Mills operated a river steamer service between San Francisco, Sacramento and Marysville and shortly after the family arrived in San Francisco they moved to Marysville. later coming to St Helena and residing at the old family home on the banks of Sulphur Creek, the present home of Christopher Mills.
I am busy researching the family and trying to extend the descendant line, as these two obits only came to me within the past 3 days (thanks Dave)
I cannot find Christopher Mills (sr) in the 1870 census, so do not know his death date am trying to locate that as well as his burial location.
Can somebody tell me where I would find the old newspapers for Marysville during that era .
Also if any one has info on this Capt Christopher Mills, I would be greatly appreciative.
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