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Samuel Drake and Susan Gago
LDS film # 09962913, Excerpts from History of Kentucky, Illustrated, 1885, by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin. Appeared in the Central City Messenger and Times-Argus, Central City, Kentucky, in seven installments during May, June, and July 1959. Jonathan E. Mills Started $20,000 Flour Mill in Greenville in 1874 JONATHAN E. MILLS, Muhlenberg County, was born November 24, 1824, in Jefferson County, and is the second of four boys and three girls born to Isaac and Sarah (Welch) Mills, natives of West Virginia and Jefferson County, KY, respectively, and of English and Welch descent. Isaac Mills came to Kentucky about 1802 when but fifteen years old; he served in the war of 1812. Jonathan E. was reared on a farm. After the death of his father in 1860, he took charge of the farm, and when the war broke out owned ten slaves. He continued to farm until 1863, when he went to Daviess County, and engaged in saw-milling for three years; thence to Sacramento, engaging in flour-milling until 1874, when he located where he now resides at Greenville, where he built a mill worth about $20,000, and engaged in the manufacture of flour, meeting with much more success. He was married, in May, 1867, to Mrs. Susan A. Johnson, of McLean County, KY, the daughter of Samuel and Susan (Gago) Drake, of English and Dutch descent. By this union six children were born: Robert Lee; Elwood G.; Shelby, Rena, Susan and Aaron. Mrs. Mills had three children by her former husband: Elizabeth (Morley), Isaac W. and Samuel C. Mr. and Mrs. Mills are members of the Christian Church; he is a Mason. Mills Welch Johnson Drake Gago (Jago) Morley = Jefferson WV McLean http://www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/muhlenberg/mills.je.txt

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