Roger Quarles Mills

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

Terms of Service top

House District 43
Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861
Legislatures: 8th  
Home City/County: Corsicana / Navarro
Counties in district: Navarro

Biographical Information 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.
  • Roger Q. Mills, birth date 3/30/1832, death date 9/2/1911, photo, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Grave marker inscription: "Member Texas Legislature (1859-60), Col. 10th Texas Infantry C.S.A (1861-65), Member of Congress (1873-92), United States Senator (1892-99)." Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in KU KLUX KLAN. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • "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. C. Alwyn Barr, "The Making of a Secessionist: The Antebellum Career of Roger Q. Mills," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 79, Number 2, October 1975, pp. 129-144, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 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," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, Number 3, January 1967, pp. 414-423, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.


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