Rachel Hazeltine " Tina " Mullis is the daughter of Solomon R. Mullis and his 2nd wife, Lydia Williams Mills, a widow with no children. Solomon R., born ca 1795, is the son of Solomon Mullis born ca 1757- died ca 1839/40, and Mary Jane Griffin, sister of Thomas Griffin, who was married to Mary Elizabeth Mullis, Solomon's sister. Solomon and Mary Elizabeth were the children of John Mullis, born ca 1720 in Virginia, and Margaret "Peggy" Brumbelow. John and Peggy moved from Virginia, shortly after the Revolution, to North Carolina. John's parents were Richard and Elizabeth ? Mullis, Richard's parents were John Mullis and Elizabeth Edwards. Solomon's brother, John Jackson Mullis, husband of Rachel Brewer, is my great great great great- grandfather.