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Sarah (Mills) Hunt (1734 - 1778)

Sarah Hunt formerly Mills
Born in Frederick County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 6 Oct 1753 in Alamance, Orange County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 44 in Guilford County, North Carolina, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Sarah was a Friend (Quaker)




Sarah was born in 1734, the daughter of John Mills (1712 - 1794) and Sarah Bowater Beals Mills (1713 - 1800). Minutes (extracted from Vol. 1, p. 73) of the New Garden MM record that she passed away July 14, 1778,[1] and was buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.[2]

Christening: 1734 Hopewell MM, Frederick, Virginia, United States.


The original Quaker record (image at Ancestry) from the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting (Alamance, North Carolina) shows them "left at liberty" to marry at the meeting of 1 Sep 1753. At the meeting of 6 Oct 1753, Quakers assigned to attend the marriage reported it had been "orderly accomplished." So the marriage took place between those two dates, but the exact date is unknown. I have used the second date (reported accomplished), but have marked it as uncertain for the above explained reasons.
Note that Alamance is currently in Alamance County, but that county was formed in 1849 from the western third of Orange County. At the time of their marriage, it was still Orange County.


From Hinshaw, v. 1, p. 503 (New Garden Mtg, p. 20):
Father: William Hunt
Mother: Sarah Hunt (d. 7-14-1778, p. 73)
  1. Uriah b. 10-14-1754, (d. 8- 1-1781, p. 73)
  2. Isaiah b. 10-16-1756
  3. Nathan b. 10-26-1758
  4. John b. 10-30-1760
  5. Eleazar b. 11-12-1762
  6. Margaret b. 1-18-1765
  7. Hannah b. 1-26-1767
  8. William b. 2-11-1769


Her death date is given in Hinshaw on the same page as the list of their children. Ancestry also has an image of the original hand-written Quaker record.

Buried New Garden MM, Orange, North Carolina, United States.


  • Source: S49 Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. 6 vols. 1936–1950. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991–1994. v. 1, p. 503. Source for eight children & her death date/place. Also available online at (pay site).
  • Source: S53 U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original Data: Guilford College; Greensboro, North Carolina; Minutes, 1751-1796, Vol I.
  • Source: S17 Family Data Collection - Marriages. Edmund West, comp. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
  1. Hinshaw, William Wade, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" Volume I. Edward Brothers, Inc. : Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1936. Page 503.
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 18582802

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Mills-9801 and Mills-8 appear to represent the same person because: Oops, looks like we have duplicates, please merge. Spouse already merged. Children to be merged next.
posted by Phillip Rich
Mills-1266 and Mills-8 appear to represent the same person because:

Same name and husband. I adopted Mills-1266, which has very little information, and no sources. There is a marriage date given on 1266, but without support. A quick check at Ancestry shows many user-submitted trees giving that date, a different date, or no date at all. The date should be marked as uncertain, or deleted unless a credible source for it can be located.

posted by Fred Remus III
Sarah Mills and William Hunt are my ggggg-grandparents. I would be happy to add to this branch of the tree as well as learn more about it.
posted by Bryan Link Hunt

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