Jane L. Mitchell
b. 20 September 1861, d. 2 November 1931
- Research Note: It is an educated guess that "Kinnie" Mitchell, born about 1860, enumerated in the household of "Josie" Mitchell Wood in the 1880 census as a niece, was the daughter of Charles and Virginia Williamson Mitchell, born after the 1860 census was taken, and that both parents died sometime before the 1870 census. Kinnie has yet to be found in 1870. It earlier was thought that Jane Mitchell also was a daughter of Charles, but additional evidence appears to confirm that she was a daughter of James and Elizabeth, despite her apparent absence from their household in 1870.
- Jane L. Mitchell was born on 20 September 1861 in Texas.
- She was known as Jennie.
- While daughter (or niece) Jane appears to be absent from the 1870 James Mitchell household in Galveston, at least one other discrepancy indicates enumerator error in recording the household. And it is possible that she was enumerated as son Frank, age 10.
- William Barnes Wood and Cornelia Josephine Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Jane L. Mitchell, Virginia A. Mitchell and Kinnie Mitchell. It is educated guess that Jennie is Virginia Mitchell, daughter of Josie's brother James. And it is likely that "Kinnie" and Jane are children of brother Charles, born after the 1860 census. It is an educated guess that Charles Mitchell died of consumption after his discharge from the 5th Texas Infantry.
- She married Jefferson Davis Langham, son of William Ashburn Langham and Emeline Baker, on 24 January 1883 in San Jacinto County, Texas, by license dated 24 January.
- Jefferson Davis Langham and Jane L. Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Willis Precinct, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Anne Eugenia Langham, William Wood Langham, Nellie Carson Langham and Emily M. Langham.
- Jefferson Davis Langham and Jane L. Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 1511 Clay. Other members of the household included Anne Eugenia Langham and Emily M. Langham.
- Jefferson Davis Langham and Jane L. Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 802 West Alabama.
- The following appeared on 31 May 1925 in the Galveston Daily News: (Willis) Mr. and Mrs. Langham, Miss Emily Langham and Miss [sic] Annie Smith of Houston are guests of A. M. Carson.
- Jefferson Davis Langham and Jane L. Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 802 West Alabama. Other members of the household included Emily M. Langham. Also in the household was one male lodger.
- Jane L. Mitchell died on 2 November 1931 at age 70 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 802 West Alabama at her residence. . Her death was officially witnessed by Jefferson Davis Langham.
- Her husband Jefferson Davis Langham became a widower at her death.
- She was interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
- Research Note: Sufficient evidence has not yet been identified to determine whether Jane L. Mitchell was a daughter of James Mitchell or of his brother Charles who died shortly after Jane's birth. While she does not appear in the 1870 census in the household of James and Elizabeth Mitchell, according to her death record her parents were James Mitchell and (?) Griffin. When she (and "Kinney" Mitchell) were discovered in 1880 in the household of "Josie" Mitchell Wood, it was thought that they were daughters of Josie's brother Charles, who apparently died between 1860 and 1870. Perhaps her death record, which gives her birthplace as Galveston, is correct, or perhaps the informant (her husband) mistakenly believed that she was a sister of Annie J. Mitchell, when she actually was a first cousin. Additional research required.
- Last Edited: 7 May 2017