Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Mills Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

1888: Robert Mills, Wealthiest Planter in South, died in Galveston, TX.
Posted by: Mamie (ID *****2186) Date: October 20, 2012 at 17:30:42
  of 8908

Death of a Well-Known Character.

GALVESTON, April 14.-Robert Mills, one of the most remarkable of Texas citizens, died in this city to-day, aged seventy-nine. Prior to the war of the revolution, he was considered one of the wealthiest planters in the south. His slaves and plantations were valued at $3,000,000. He was well-known throughout the south as the “Duke of Brazoria.” President Lincoln’s proclamation emancipated 1,000 selected slaves belonging to Mills, and resulted in his financial ruin, from which he never entirely recovered.

Source: The Columbus Enquirer-Sun, Columbus, Georgia, Sunday Morning, April 15, 1888; Pg. 1

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network