Birth Name: Michael Edward Mills
Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 17, 1958
Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, remote Dutch, remote French, remote Italian, remote Welsh
Mike Mills is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was a founding member of the alternative rock band R.E.M. Other members of the band are Bill Berry, Peter Buck, and Michael Stipe.
Mike is the son of Adora and Franklin Mills.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was Frank Sharp Mills (the son of Joseph Thomas Mills and Minnie B. Sharp). Frank was born in Georgia. Joseph was the son of Hiram James Mills and Mary Lincy Pauline Collins. Minnie was the daughter of Joseph Madison Ferrel “Joe” Sharp and Eliza E. Jones.
Mike’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Garner (the daughter of William Samuel Garner and Mary Lou Boyer). William was the son of Green Lee Garner and Harriet Gheesling. Mary was the daughter of Augustus Columbus Boyer and Laura M. Callaway.
Mike’s maternal grandfather was Frederick William “Fred” Wood, Jr. (the son of Frederick William Wood and Evalyn Lockwood “Eva” Privett). Mike’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of James Springer Wood and Susan Pauline “Susie” Janes. Evalyn was adopted by Joseph Hamilton Privett and Libbie Thomas Francis.
Mike’s maternal grandmother was Bonnie Lou Glenn (the daughter of Claude Pettigrew Glenn and Mary A. Sullivan). Claude was the son of John Leander Glenn and Mary Emily Isbell. Mike’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of William R. Sullivan and Nancy Susan “Sue” Herring.
Sources: Genealogy of Mike’s father – http://www.ancestry.com
Obituary of Mike’s father – http://www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com
Obituary of Mike’s mother – http://www.legacy.com
Mike’s maternal great-grandmother, Evalyn Lockwood “Eva” Privett, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lanier/Bassano again?? (remote French/Italian)