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Robert Mills

banker , merchant

Robert Mills, American merchant, banker.

Background

Mills, Robert was born on March 9, 1809 in Todd County, Ky. Son of Adam and Janet (Graham).

Education

Attended Cumberland College (now George Peabody College for Teachers), Nashville, Tennessee, 1826-1827.

Career

Fought in Battle of Velasco, 1832. Took over business (after brother’s death) under name R. & D. G. Mills, 1835, moved firm to Galveston, Texas, 1849 (in absence of banks, company counter-signed questionable notes of Northern Bank of Mississippi at Holy Springs, between $25,000 and $500,000 of this money circulated, resulting in company bankruptcy, 1873). Became partner Mills, McDowell & County, New York, also McDowell and Mills & Company, New Orleans, 1850.

Connections

Married Elizabeth McNeel, 1 child.

father:
Adam Mills

mother:
Janet (Graham). Mills

spouse:
Elizabeth McNeel