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Roger Quarles Mills

Full Name: Roger Quarles Mills
Date of birth: March 30, 1832
Date of death: September 2, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 43 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Corsicana / Navarro   Navarro

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, R.S., 4/24/1933, p. 1748. Relatives: Roger Quarles Mills - father, Charles H. Mills - son. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Wartime letter of Col. Roger Q. Mills, Commanding 6th, 10th & 15th Texas Infantry, 11/29/1863. 10th Texas Infantry, 2005.
  • Wartime letter of Lt. Col. Roger Q. Mills, 10th Texas Infantry, 6/22/1862. 10th Texas Infantry, 2005.
  • Mentioned in Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army: A Journal Kept by W.W. Heartsill for Four Years, One Month, and One Day, or Camp Life, Day by Day, of the W.P. Lane Rangers from April 19, 1861, to May 20, 1865, 1954.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 10th Texas Infantry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 28-29. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Roger Quarles Mills. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 20, 105, Plate No. 40. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Caroline R. "Carrie" Jones [daughter of Henry Jones; wife of Roger Quarles Mills; mother of Charles H. Jones], 1837-1907. Relatives: Henry Jones - father-in-law; Roger Quarles Mills - son-in-law. Roger Quarles Mills - father; Charles H. Mills - son. Henry Jones - grandfather; Charles H. Mills - grandson. Ancestry.com.
  • Roger Q. Mills, birth date 3/30/1832, death date 9/2/1911, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. "Member Texas Legislature (1859-60), Col. 10th Texas Infantry C.S.A (1861-65), Member of Congress (1873-92), United States Senator (1892-99)." Includes portrait, biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in KU KLUX KLAN. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • "In Memoriam: Address of Hon. R.S. Neblett, Seconding the Resolutions on Roger Q. Mills," pp. 45-47. Pace's Texas Scrap Book: Containing Gems of Thought From Bench - Bar - Pulpit - Rostrum on Religious, Political and Educational Subjects, Consisting of Sermons, Prayers, Poems, Funeral Orations and Extracts From Various Sources, 1933.
  • "Colonel Henry Jones Dying," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 12/27/1888, p. 6; Obituary, Colonel Henry Jones, Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 1/2/1889, p. 6. Relatives: Henry Jones - father-in-law; Roger Quarles Mills - son-in-law. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). 1/2/1889 12/27/1888
  • "He announced for a seat in the legislature against William Croft . . . who defended Sam Houston and unionist views against attacks by Mills and other states' rights Democrats," p. 137. Barr, C. Alwyn, "The Making of a Secessionist: The Antebellum Career of Roger Q. Mills," Vol. 79, No. 2, October 1975, pp. 129-144. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Included on list of "Texas Know Nothing Leaders with a Summary of Biographical Data Taken from the . . . United States Eighth Census, 1860." The party was active at the state level in Texas in 1855 and 1856. "By 1857 the party had virtually disappeared in Texas." "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414-423. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.


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