ok, so I guess I need to make corrections to the info I sent you earlier! I found John Mills in another part of the same book, and it says the following:
History of Preble County oub 1881
The first settlers of Eaton were without a doubt John Mills and his wife Mary. They arrived on the day of April, 1806, and located the ground which we can but designate as the northwest corner of Main and Beech streets. On their arrival they immediately built a smallcabin of poles or very light logs, such as could be handled by two pairs of hands, for they had no assistance whatever in the work.
David E Hendricks and some members of his family came to the site of the village, the day after Mills arrived, April 2, 1806, and located in a rude log cabin, intended to be only temporary shelter, on the spot now known as the old brewery lot.After finishing the cabin which was afforded his family shelter, Mr Hendricks returned on the same day, to his home on the site of Camden, which he occupied two or three years, to get the members of his household who had not already moved the the new settlement. It is related during his absence his daughter, Julia, the late Mrs. Geutte under took a visit to the cabin of their only neighbor, for the purpose of getting a pail of water, but owng to the density of the underbrush, lost her way. She wandered about for sometime but could not find the cabin for which she had started, nor discover the way she had came from her fathers. At last, after she had almost given up hope, and taked into a calm consideration as possible, the idea was forced upon her, that she must remain all night in the woods, her despair was suddenly dispelled by the sounds of an axe, and very sweet music to the ear.
Guided ny the sound, she made her way through the thick brush to Mills cabin, and the woodchopped guided her home. Mr Hedricks returned the following day with the remainder of his famiy, among the members being George d, then a very young child, carried in the arms of his mother, who was mounted upon a horse.
Both Mills and Hendricks not long after their arrival built log houses which were designed toserve as permanent abodes, and constructed in a very substanial manner. Mills' cabin was complete just in time to be the birth place of his first child, the pioneer baby of Eaton. The child named Polly, was born May 1st. Nothing is known about the Mills family except that at an early day they removed from the settlement..Whether they returned to the older settlement or pushed forward to the not so far distantfrontier, there perhaps to become the first settlers of another village, is a matter we can only speculate. It is most probable, however, that the latter is correct supposition, for settlers in the western country seldom turned back, and many led by the spirit of adventure or by expectation of bettering their condition, where most constantly advancing, even in the formost wave of the ocean of population.Although Mills arrived upon the site of Eaton one day prior to Hendricks, it is doubtful if the distinction of being the pio neer of Eatonmay not be more appropiate and just conferred upon the latter than the former. One thing is sure about the Hendricks family were the first settlers of the village who became permanent residents. There is no indication that Mills intended to make this settlement his permanent home while proof that David Hendricks had such intention from the very first is afforded by the fact he erected as soon as he was able not a simple log cabin, but a two story heavy log house- the same which nowis the residence of S H Hubbell.