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Loyalist Directory: Reuben Mills

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Surname : Mills
Given name : Reuben
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Where Resettled : Westmorland County, New Brunswick
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Date & Place of Birth : 1730, Bedford, Westchester Co., New York
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Date & Place of Death : 1822, Westmorland County, New Brunswick
Place of Burial : Moncton, NB
Wife Name : Deborah Lewis
Children : David, Lewis, Mary, John, Peter, Felix, Samuel
Biography : Reuben was in Jamaica, Long Island at the outbreak of the Revolution. He was sent to a detention camp and was eventually released at the border after the war. He settled in the Moncton area of New Brunswick, receiving a land grant of 472 acres.
Esther Clark Wright indicates he was from Westchester County NY and served in the WL (but provides no meaning for that acronym - was there a unit called "Westchester Loyalists" perhaps?)
Reuben Mills applied for land grants for his children in November 1811. The following grants were made on December 2, 1811:
• David Mills, 500 acres
• Mary Mills, married to Pherez Constantine, 500 acres
• Lewis Mills, 300 acres
• John Mills, 300 acres
• Felix Mills, 300 acres
• Peter Mills, 300 acres
• Samuel Mills was not granted land as he was a child, but he settled in Cumberland county, Nova Scotia.
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Family Genealogy : Reuben Mills (1730-1822) at
Sources : Information contributed by Jonathan Mills, 4-gr-grandson.
Sources include The Loyalists of New Brunswick, by Esther Clark Wright.
A Ruben Mills is named in the list of Westchester Loyalists, October 15, 1784, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia as being in Remsheg (
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