MILLS, ALBERT NELSON (18221898). Albert Nelson Mills, attorney, legislator, and military veteran, was the third of four sons born to William Nelson and Ann (Leap) Mills of Alexandria, Virginia. Albert Millss ancestors were some of the earliest American colonistswealthy tobacco planters in Charles County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia. He grew up near the plantations of George Washington and George Mason, contemporaries of his grandfather, William Mills, who had contributed money and supplies to the Revolutionary War effort and served as overseer of Fairfax County roads. Alberts father, William Nelson Mills, was active in the local government in Alexandria and served as a justice of the peace there.

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