Monday, August 15, 2011
Isaac Augustus Mills
Isaac Augustus Mills was the son of Isaac L. Mills, one of the proprietors of Sandusky, Ohio, which was first called Portland. Helen Hansen wrote in AT HOME IN EARLY SANDUSKY, that Isaac A. Mills married Sophia Lyman in 1829, when the bride was only sixteen years of age. Both Mills Creek and Mills Street are named for the Mills family, pioneers of the city. Sophia Lyman's father, Abner Lyman, was also a pioneer settler of Sandusky, Ohio. On August 10, 1852, Isaac A. Mills died of cholera. He left his widow, Sophia, and eight children. Mrs. Sophia Mills lived until June 25, 1881. Isaac A. Mills and Sophia Lyman Mills are buried in Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery.