Descendants of Richard Nelson – Family Tree

Richard Nelson is our earliest proven ancestor in the maternal Mills line. We filed for membership to the Colonial Dames of America using as eligibility his ownership of land prior to 1700. On November 10, 1695, he owned 330 acres of land known as “Cole” or “Coall” in Charles County, Maryland. This property was located on Mattawoman Creek, and was later sold to General William Smallwood, a Revolutionary War soldier. It is now known as Smallwood State Park. In the 1950s, General Smallwood’s manor house and outbuildings were restored and donated to the State of Maryland for use as a public park and tourist attraction.

Female descendants of Richard Nelson appearing in this exhibit may join the Colonial Dames of America, based on this proven lineage. Contact the authors of this work for further information, if you wish to join.

1 Richard Nelson – 1708
…. +Mary Brett
…….. 2 Barbary Nelson 1676 –
…….. 2 Eleanor Nelson 1678 –
…….. 2 Margaret Nelson 1680 – 1755
………….. +William Warden 1675 – 1735
………………. 3 William Warden 1701 – 1773
……………………. +Mary ?
……………………….. 4 Ann Warden
……………………….. 4 Phillip Warden
……………………….. 4 William Warden
……………………….. 4 Ann Warden
……………………….. 4 Charity Warden
…………………………….. +? Robertson
……………………….. 4 Mary Warden
……………………….. 4 Joseph Warden
………………. 3 Richard Warden 1708 – 1773
……………………. +Agness ?
……………………….. 4 Elijah Warden 1737 – 1783
……………………….. 4 Asa Warden 1739 –
……………………….. 4 Margaret Warden 1741 –
……………………….. 4 Sarah Warden 1743 –
……………………….. 4 Mary Warden 1745 –
……………………….. 4 Euthan Warden 1749 – 1773
……………………….. 4 Charity Warden 1750 – 1810
…………………………….. +William Mills 1738 – 1815
…………………………………. 5 Agness Mills 1773 – 1832
………………………………………. +Whaley Violett 1757 – 1794
………………………………………….. 6 Thompson Whaley Violett 1793 – 1830
…………………………………. 5 Robert Alexander Mills 1775 – 1831
………………………………………. +Martha A. Russell – 1831
…………………………………. 5 Richard Mills 1777 –
…………………………………. 5 Nancy Mills 1781 –
………………………………………. +John Johnston
…………………………………. 5 William Nelson Mills 1783 – 1852
………………………………………. +Ann Leap 1789 – 1831
………………………………………….. 6 Adaline Margaret Mills 1806 – 1817
………………………………………….. 6 William Robert Mills 1816 – 1869
……………………………………………….. +Sarah Stewart Oaks 1826 – 1895
……………………………………………………. 7 Anna Janet Mills 1845 –
…………………………………………………………. +J. W. Allen – 1895
……………………………………………………………… 8 Oaks Mills Allen 1868 – 1900
……………………………………………………. 7 Fairfax Oaks Mills 1847 – 1866
……………………………………………………. 7 William Stewart Mills 1851 – 1905
…………………………………………………………. +Ada Jamett
……………………………………………………………… 8 Ralph Mills 1884 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Mary Mills 1886 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Frank Mills 1888 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Jeannette Mills 1890 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 William Albert Mills 1904 –
……………………………………………………. 7 Albert Sargent Mills 1858 – 1918
…………………………………………………………. +Margaret Hartman Haines 1860 – 1946
……………………………………………………………… 8 Mary Allen Mills 1887 – 1928
……………………………………………………………… 8 ? Mills 1890 – 1891
……………………………………………………………… 8 Sarah Jeanette Mills 1893 – 1894
……………………………………………………………… 8 ? Mills 1896 – 1896
……………………………………………………………… 8 Pauline Louise Mills 1898 – 1989
…………………………………………………………………… +Raymond John Spahr 1904 – 1989
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Margaret Louise “Peggy” Spahr 1936 –
……………………………………………………………………………. +Frank Joseph Brennan, Jr. 1929 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Kevin Raymond Brennan 1961 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Cecilia Baker 1962 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Ceili Pauline Brennan 1991 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Kevin Joseph Brennan 1994 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Frank Joseph Brennan III 1964 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Beth Gattsek 1965 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Michael Ryan Brennan 1992 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Meghan Elizabeth Brennan 1995 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Patrick Spahr Brennan 1965 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Janine Nasso 1969 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Timothy Mills Brennan 1970 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Natasha Marymova 1970 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Timothy Marymov Brennan 1995 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Paul Mills Brennan 2001 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Oleg Spahr Brennan 2005 –
………………………………………………………………………. 9 John Paul Spahr 1945 – 1984
……………………………………………………………………………. +Christine Stargowski
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 John Paul Spahr, Jr. 1968 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Michael Christopher Spahr 1972 –
……………………………………………………. 7 Clarence Corner Mills 1861 – 1910
…………………………………………………………. +Harriet Jane Kuhn 1869 – 1946
……………………………………………………………… 8 Grace Mills 1897 –
…………………………………………………………………… +? Mears
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Marjorie Mears
……………………………………………………………… 8 Mary Gertrude Mills 1899 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Florence Kuhn Mills 1901 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Samuel Mills 1903 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Anna Jeanette Mills 1910 – 1992
………………………………………….. 6 Thomas M. Mills 1821 – 1883
……………………………………………….. +Mary Jane Stephens 1822 – 1847
……………………………………………………. 7 Clarence Thomas Mills 1845 – 1919
…………………………………………………………. +? 1850 – 1878
……………………………………………………………… 8 ? Mills 1875 –
…………………………………………………………………… +Mary E. ? 1877 –
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Frances Louisa Mills 1896 – 1897
……………………………………………………. *2nd Wife of Clarence Thomas Mills:
…………………………………………………………. +Mary Elender Ratrie 1852 – 1888
……………………………………………………………… 8 William Alfred Mills 1880 – 1920
…………………………………………………………………… +Anna Agnes Montgomery 1881 – 1957
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Anna Vivian Mills 1913 – 1941
……………………………………………………………………………. +John David Spaight 1913 – 1990
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Anna Jeanne Spaight 1932 – 1997
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Donald Miles McDermid 1927 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Pamela Ann McDermid 1956 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Joseph Hartman 1958 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Jennifer Lauren Hartman 1982 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Matthew Joseph Hartman 1986 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 April Lynn McDermid 1961 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Donald Martin 1962 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Donald William Martin 1992 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Dustin Miles Martin 1995 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Martin Joseph Spaight 1936 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 David Francis Spaight 1938 – 1999
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Polly Love Crisco 1945 –
………………………………………………………………………. 9 William Montgomery Mills 1915 – 1918
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Joseph Robert Mills, Sr. 1916 – 1990
……………………………………………………………………………. +Thelma Louise Cox 1920 – 1992
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Anna Rosina Mills 1940 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Norman Harold Larkin 1937 – 1996
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Norman Francis Larkin 1958 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Ana Teresa Larkin 1959 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +John Gundert 1953 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Shaun Galen Gundert 1985 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Husband of Ana Teresa Larkin:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +John Antonio Ramirez 1950 – 2003
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Rosina Teresa Ramirez 1992 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *3rd Husband of Ana Teresa Larkin:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Edward Freeby III 1972 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Danielle Marie Larkin 1961 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Jimmy Darrell Hood 1961 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Bonnie Jacqueline Hood 1980 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………………… +Ezekiel Zachariah Boozer 1979 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13 Jacqueline Sage Boozer 2001 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13 Joceline Celeste Boozer 2003 –
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Husband of Anna Rosina Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Charles Doyle Duckworth 1931 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Joseph Robert Mills, Jr. 1941 – 1994
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Mary Elizabeth Haley 1945 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Tina Elizabeth Mills 1977 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Mary Jo Mills 1980 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Ruth Louise Mills 1942 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Jack William Wood 1938 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Cassandra Louise Wood 1960 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Michael Leon Snider 1953 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Mathew William Wood 1984 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 John Robert Snider 1989 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Husband of Cassandra Louise Wood:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Michael Eugene Miller 1964 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Cynthia Lynnette Wood 1963 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +David Paul Gibson 1960 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Dennis Reed Gibson 1990 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Savannah Lynn Gibson 1997 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Kristeena Lorraine Wood 1968 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +? Johnston
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Kattie Michele Johnston 1988 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Justin Wayne Johnston 1990 –
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Husband of Ruth Louise Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Oliver Leamon Davis 1939 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 David Michael Mills 1944 – 2007
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Stella Commier 1942 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Sandra Lynn Mills 1964 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Rust
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Wife of David Michael Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Nancy Hardy 1945 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Michael David Mills 1976 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 James Merle Mills 1947 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Bettyann Barbara Sheeler 1950 –
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Wife of James Merle Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Edyta A. Najman 1952 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 James Ryan Mills 1971 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Valerie Louise Lane 1974 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Ivy Crescentia Mills 1998 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 James Ryan Mills, Jr. 2001 –
………………………………………………………………………………… *3rd Wife of James Merle Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Theresa Howe 1964 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 John Edward Mills 1947 – 2000
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Rosemary Sweeney 1947 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Dawn Marie Mills 1968 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Michael Lynn King 1957 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Michael Lynn King, Jr. 1987 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Ashlie Danielle King 1990 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Husband of Dawn Marie Mills:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +John Stanford Galindo
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Joseph Robert Mills 1969 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Cassie Sage 1965 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 John Mills 1985 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Luke Mills 1987 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Takara Mills 1989 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 David Michael Mills 1970 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Scott James Mills 1971 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Nicole Grootenboer 1975 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Jesse Richard Mills 1995 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Niki Marlaine Mills 1948 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Donald M Durnak 1945 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Stacey Anne Durnak 1968 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Donald Tungate 1965 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Heather Leigh Tungate 1988 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………………… +Steve Loving
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13 Emily Elisabeth Loving 2007 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *1st Husband of Stacey Anne Durnak:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +John Stanford Galindo
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Husband of Stacey Anne Durnak:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Alan Walsh 1965 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *3rd Husband of Stacey Anne Durnak:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Michael Walsh
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Husband of Niki Marlaine Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Robert Lloyd Sheaffer 1945 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Erik Michael Sheaffer 1970 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Misty Pintler Allen
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Kay Lynn Sheaffer 1998 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *Friend of Erik Michael Sheaffer:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Donna Cowan 1965 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Erik Robert Sheaffer 1992 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Wife of Erik Michael Sheaffer:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Victoria Katherine Vining 1981 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Niki Lynn Sheaffer 2001 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Danah Mills Sheaffer 2005 – 2005
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Heather Lynn Sheaffer 1972 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Donald Lloyd 1968 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Whitney Nicole Lloyd 1991 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *Friend of Heather Lynn Sheaffer:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +David ?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Allison Fischler 1993 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. *Friend of Heather Lynn Sheaffer:
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Alex Robles
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Alexa Ann Robles 2001 –
………………………………………………………………………………… *3rd Husband of Niki Marlaine Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Daniel Eugene Grobe 1958 –
………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Wife of Joseph Robert Mills, Sr.:
……………………………………………………………………………. +Amalia Silva-Chavez 1932 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Deborah Ann Mills 1967 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +David Laurence DuBois 1970 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Remington Mills DuBois 2000 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Broderick Mills DuBois 2003 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Maria Elena Chavez 1948 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Jose Rojelio Ramirez 1945 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Michelle Inez Ramirez 1978 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Monica Ramirez 1982 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 David Michael Chavez 1952 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Coral Armene Long 1955 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Jasmine Chavez 1976 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Adam Chavez 1978 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Robert Chavez 1954 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Mary Loretta Gorka 1960 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Robert John Chavez 1989 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Daniel Joseph Chavez 1990 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Matthew James Chavez 1993 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Elva Marie Chavez 1958 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +John Telson
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Tanya Nancy Telson 1981 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Jose Guadalupe Chavez 1961 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Rachel Ann Eckstrom 1955 –
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Ellen McLaney Mills 1919 – 2004
……………………………………………………………………………. +Herbert Merle Cox 1918 – 1982
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Joan Cox 1940 – 1941
………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Husband of Ellen McLaney Mills:
……………………………………………………………………………. +Clarence Lee Brady, Sr. 1923 – 1997
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Steven Brady 1942 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Clarence Lee Brady, Jr 1946 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Mildred Ann Brady 1952 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +James Henry LesCallett 1948 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Paula Ann LesCallett 1969 –
………………………………………………………………………………………………. +Greg Allen Miller 1963 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Pamela Roseanne Lee Miller 1990 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Jessica Lynn May Miller 1993 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12 Amanda Nicole Leslie Miller 2002 –
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Husband of Mildred Ann Brady:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Thomas Edwin Miller 1952 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Gertrude R. Mills 1882 –
…………………………………………………………………… +Charles F. Lang 1875 – 1912
………………………………………………………………………. 9 William C. Lang 1904 –
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Robert M. Lang 1908 –
……………………………………………………………… *2nd Husband of Gertrude R. Mills:
…………………………………………………………………… +George Bent 1882 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Robert Clarence Mills 1887 – 1889
……………………………………………………. *3rd Wife of Clarence Thomas Mills:
…………………………………………………………. +Josephine Acton 1865 – 1919
……………………………………………………………… 8 Charles W. Mills 1883 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 Blanche Elizabeth Mills 1887 – 1970
…………………………………………………………………… +Thomas Edward Rawlings 1884 –
………………………………………………………………………. 9 James Arthur Rawlings, Sr. 1909 – 1992
……………………………………………………………………………. +?
………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Wife of James Arthur Rawlings, Sr.:
……………………………………………………………………………. +Jacqueline Helen Vittum 1920 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 James Arthur Rawlings, Jr. 1939 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Woodrow Allen Rawlings 1940 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 John Albert Rawlings 1944 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Wayne Patrick Rawlings 1946 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Dawn Patricia Smith
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Wife of Wayne Patrick Rawlings:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Marilyn Louise Sinclair 1952 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Joshua Patrick Rawlings 1990 –
…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Emily Sinclair Rawlings 1992 –
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Eugene Rawlings 1947 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Rojeen Weekes
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Margery Lee Rawlings 1949 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Ralph DeFabio
………………………………………………………………………………… 10 Carol Ann Rawlings 1950 –
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Danny Coleman
………………………………………………………………………………… *2nd Husband of Carol Ann Rawlings:
……………………………………………………………………………………… +Banks
………………………………………………………………………. 9 Josephine Anna Rawlings 1913 – 1995
……………………………………………………………………………. +George Robinson
………………………………………………………………………. *2nd Husband of Josephine Anna Rawlings:
……………………………………………………………………………. +Lawrence Miles
……………………………………………………………… 8 Robert Mills 1892 –
……………………………………………………………… 8 ? Mills – 1898
………………………………………….. *2nd Wife of Thomas M. Mills:
……………………………………………….. +Laura Eleanor Pitts 1833 – 1883
……………………………………………………. 7 Bettie Mills 1855 –
……………………………………………………. 7 William M. Mills 1857 – 1886
……………………………………………………. 7 Maggie Mills 1859 –
……………………………………………………. 7 Laura Virginia Mills 1863 – 1864
……………………………………………………. 7 Earnest L. Mills 1866 – 1930
…………………………………………………………. +Eva R. Rudd 1863 –
……………………………………………………. 7 Edwin R. Mills 1870 –
………………………………………….. 6 Albert N. Mills 1822 – 1852
………………………………………….. 6 John R. Mills 1824 – 1901
……………………………………………….. +Rachel B. 1832 – 1890
……………………….. 4 Anna Warden 1751 –
………………. 3 James Warden 1710 – 1775
……………………. +Sarah
……………………….. 4 Nathan Warden
……………………….. 4 Elisha Warden
…….. 2 William Nelson 1682 – 1753
…….. 2 Alice Nelson 1684 –
…….. 2 Richard Nelson 1686 – 1727
…….. 2 John Nelson 1700 – 1779
NOTE: Ancestors who owned property or had a recognized trade in the Colonies before 1700 provide eligibility for membership in the Colonial Dames of America. William Warden’s trade as a glover is documented on the 1698 Parchment from Elgin, Scotland. This item of eligibility can also be used to apply for membership.