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Butler in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sarah Mills

 
 
Sarah Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
1. Sarah Mills Marker
Inscription.  
Sarah Mills
departed this life December
18, 1809 in the 65th year of
her age. First woman to die
in Town of Butler. Wife of
Rev. War Capt. Peter Mills.

 
Erected 2006 by Butler Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 43° 9.692′ N, 76° 46.773′ W. Marker is in Butler, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Route 89 half a mile south of Everhart Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah NY 13146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Northrup Park (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Memory, World Wars 1 - 2 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Wolcott Falls (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Log Cabin (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Meeting
Southward on NY 89 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
2. Southward on NY 89
(approx. 6.4 miles away); A Memorial to Our Men Who Answered our County's Call (approx. 6˝ miles away); Cobblestone (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Sarah Mills. A small cleared area up the slope by the marker led me to find an apparent grave headstone. Only a few lightly cut letters can be seen on the stone. A significant layer of the stone is missing from most of the front. Was there an inset plaque?
 
Northward on NY 89 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
3. Northward on NY 89
Marker and Body of Water image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
4. Marker and Body of Water
Marker is across NY 89 from a body of water related to Wolcott Creek.
Sarah Mills Grave Headstone? image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
5. Sarah Mills Grave Headstone?
Marker at Center image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
6. Marker at Center
Back and top of apparent grave headstone in foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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