Thweatt Eason Mitchell
b. 2 March 1826, d. 1 January 1900
- Father: Thomas James Mitchell b. 5 August 1778, d. 22 November 1843
- Mother: Mary Wood b. 27 November 1785, d. October 1858
- Thweatt Eason Mitchell was born on 2 March 1826 in Alabama.
- Thomas James Mitchell and Mary Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included Thweatt Eason Mitchell, Thomas James Mitchell.
- Mary Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Thweatt Eason Mitchell.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
- Mary Wood Mitchell wrote on 5 October 1852, in a letter to her niece Lizzie Green Wood Powell, "I expect you hear from our Ga kin, as they speak of you all in their letters. Solon Mitchell left here this day 3 weeks. Said he thought he should bring Sister here to look out a place to move to. If they can't suit themselves here they will go to Texas. S. says he will move & Sister will go with him. The great rain this summer completed the ruin of their land. I hope they will find a place near me. Green Tailor & many others are moveing off. Mrs Abercrombie intends selling out & moveing to Florida. I am looking for Sister, as Solon and W. Mitchell speak of going to Texas in Nov And they are to come here first. Solon thinks Sister would be pleasd with the Barton place. Eason says if she wants it she shall have it. As you dont see your cousins you cant know what good boys they are unless I tel you. I think they are alike in many things. Solon is in fine healt[h], has fattened & looks much better than when you saw him. He says he has learnd to govern himself, has found out the worth of his mother. He used to be peevish. Sister speaks of him in her last letters as her noble good Son. The boys both see[m] anxious that Sister & I should spend the remnant of our days near each other. Sister is obliged to move some where, or I should not expect her here. I try not to be too much elated but keep two strings to my bow -- if one wont work I,ll [t]ry the other. I have many blessings, no doubt as many as I deserve."
- Mary Wood Mitchell wrote on 5 October 1852, in a letter to her niece Elizabeth Green Wood Powell, "Eason says I need not send his love or good wishes -- you know you have them always."
- In Mary Wood's will of 3 July 1854 in Montgomery County, at Alabama, Thweatt Eason Mitchell was named as an heir; Codicils were added 15 July and 30 September 1858.
- Thweatt Eason Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery, Alabama, value of real estate $50,000, personal estate $59,500.. Also enumerated in the household were overseer Jr. R. Morefield and his wife Christiana. Enumerated in the next household, of planter Eaves Bradford, are Josephine T. Mitchell, age 6, and Anderson W. Mitchell, age 3, whose parents have yet to be identified.
- He was a planter, according to the 1860 census.
- He married Sarah Elizabeth Zimmerman circa 1864.
- Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell Cook wrote on 12 June 1864, in a letter to her son Conrad Evelyn Cook, "I rec'd a letter from Mtchell too. He spoke of his going to the "South" with Dr. Brown & seeing "Col. Mitchell" & Bennett Griffin, did not see Thweatt though was well & quite busy. . . . we don't hear from your uncle Thweatt often. Sallie
seems gloomy about him, did not enjoy herself much with us the other day. . . ."
- Thweatt Eason Mitchell and Sarah Elizabeth Zimmerman appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Cole Station PO, Elmore County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Thweatt Mitchell, Red Augustus Mitchell and Leonora Barton Mitchell.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- Thweatt Eason Mitchell and Sarah Elizabeth Zimmerman appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Tallassee, Elmore County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Thweatt Mitchell, Red Augustus Mitchell, Leonora Barton Mitchell, Thomas Zimmerman Mitchell and Julia Estelle Mitchell.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- Circa 1899, Frances Isabella Mangum wrote to May Avery Cook:
I can not answer your nice letter now, - I will send Rob to meet you Saturday.
Fannie came & we are glad to have her home again - Your Aunt Jule was here last night - is going to Elmore Saturday afternoon - I fear you have been a trouble to Estelle & Uncle T - I would not have objected to you staying until next Tuesday morning if it were not for your bad cold – but, I must begin to make you some dresses & cannot make them without you are here - Give dear Uncle T my love & tell Estelle I want her to come & stay a long time -
With love, Muddie
The first thing Fannie said “where is May – it doesn’t seem like home without her” - She brought you 3 ribbons for your hair - Bring ???? home with you -.
- Thweatt Eason Mitchell died on 1 January 1900 at age 73 in Elmore County, Alabama, . He was struck and killed by a Louisville & Nashville RR train in the village of Elmore.
- His wife Sarah Elizabeth Zimmerman became a widow at his death.
- The following appeared on 2 March 1900 in The Age-Herald: In the circuit court Mrs. Sallie Mitchell, as administratrix of the estate of Thweat E. Mitchell, has filed suit against the Louisville and Nashville Railroad company for $25,000 as damages for the death of her husband, who was killed in an accident at Elmore some months ago.
- Last Edited: 28 Jun 2014