John Mitchell

b. say 1776, d. 1841
  • John Mitchell was born say 1776 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
  • He married Elizabeth Green Wood, daughter of Solomon Wood and Elizabeth Eason, say 1809, and Elizabeth's sister Mary married John's brother Thomas.
  • In a letter dated 1 October 1826 to Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell in Salem, Clark County, Georgia, Ellen Emeline Mitchell wrote from Palmetto Grove, Jones County, Georgia: Esteemed Cousin
         It has become my painful duty to inform you of the Death of my beloved Sister Caroline. . . .
    Sister Caroline was taken sick the day you left here and died on the 15th. . . .
    Cousin Emera, It is very sickly in Jones County at this time Uncle Julius has had a very sever attackt of the Billious fever we thought he would die but he is up and about but his little son is very sick Uncle Cad has 2 children likely to die, Harriotte and Augustus, Cousin Mary Mitchell is very sick. Cousin Mary Moughton is very sick and has lost a son. Mother keeps in good health, but my health and Papa's has been very bad. Excuse bad writing and write soon You must call by as you go on to Alabama Present my love and compliments to Mr Thrasher and except the greatest share for yourself.
         Minimal punctuation added by the transcribe to enhance readability. A pencilled note by Emera Thrasher at the end of the letter: "This letter was written by Ellen Mitchell over 50 years ago, her mother was my mother's sister, her father and mine brothers, which makes double cousins. This is the 25 of May 1882." This letter appears here thanks to the generosity of Emera's descendant Charles Ingrum.
  • The following appeared on 28 July 1832 in The Columbus Enquirer: Fourth of July Celebration - At Major John Mitchell's Mills - The following gentlemen offered toasts: R. W. Armor, Joseph R. Bedell, Thomas J. Bedell, Z. Bias, Major Ezekiel Brown, Ezekiel Brown, Jr, Elisha Calhoun, William L. Candler, Major A. B. Dawson, Moses S. Duke, A. Glenn, Thomas Hicks, Col Henry H. Lowe, Edwin T. Mitchell, Jordan H. Mitchell, J. W. Sanford, John J. Slatter, James Taylor, Thomas Taylor, David W. Walker, N. G. Walker, Thacker V. Walker, William G. Walker, & Robert Wildow.
  • John Mitchell and Elizabeth Green Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Humphries, Harris County, Georgia, with six slaves, three of whom were under 10 years old. It appears they were living next to William Mitchell, probably John's brother, who had a large family.. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included Solon Wood Mitchell.
  • His wife Elizabeth Green Wood became a widow at his death.
  • John Mitchell died in 1841.
  • John Mitchell qualified as executor of his son-in-law William Moughon and became guardian of minor Sarah Moughon, child of his daughter Ellen, until his death in 1841, at which time Alexander McDougald (husband of John Mitchell's daughter Frances) qualified as John Mitchell's executor and became guardian of Sarah Moughon.
  • Last Edited: 26 Sep 2012

Family: Elizabeth Green Wood b. 16 January 1788, d. between 1852 and 1860