Isaac Mitchell1

M, #1296, b. 9 September 1816, d. 29 May 1898
Last Edited=26 Oct 2007
     Isaac Mitchell, son of Shadrack Mitchell and Margaret Rinehart, was born on 9 September 1816 at Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,2 Isaac Mitchell was the son of Shadrack Mitchell and Margaret Rinehart.1

"He was reared in Washington Township, on the farm that has been in the possession of the family for eighty-nine years (as of 1888). He made farming his business and has been very successful, owning at present 300 acres of fine land besides other property. He moved to Waynesburg in 1877, since which time he has been living a retired life. Mr. Mitchell's political views are Democratic, and he served two terms as overseer of the poor of Greene County...Mrs. Mitchell is a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church." (Perhaps this means that Mr. Mitchell was NOT a consistent member of that church.)3

Isaac Mitchell married Elizabeth Barnes, daughter of Jacob Barnes and Phoebe Crayne, on 4 October 1838.1

In 1850, Isaac Mitchell appeared on the United States Census, at Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.4 He was listed in the will of Shadrack Mitchell in 1854; I, Shadrick Mitchell, of Washington Township, Greene County, Penna. Farmer, being of sound mind and good memory memory hereby make this my last will and testament. 1. I hereby divise to my beloved wife Margaret, during her life or as long as she remains my widow all my Real and personal Estate. 2. After the decease of my wife then it is my Will, and I hereby devise my son Isaac Mitchell and his heirs all the Real Estate I now own embracing the Homestead Farm owned and occuped by me. This devise to my son is when the express condition of his paying to the persons hereinafter to be named, the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars as follows: to wit: to my three Grand Doughers Elizabeth Mary Anne and Mariah Sellers Thirty dollars and thirty three and a 3 cts each, to be paid one year after the death of my wife, or in case I should outlive her, in one year after my decease to my four Daughters Elizabeth, Delila, Hannah and Maria, Two Hundred Dollars each to be paid in fifty Dollar payments to each commencing one year after the Dicease of my wife, or in case I should outlive her, in one year after my decease to my son Jesse Mitchell, Four Hundred dollars to be paid in anuel payments of One hundred Dollars each commencing as above one year after my wife decease or my own, should I survive hir; To my son Thomas Mitchell Two Hundred Dollars to be paid one Hundred Dollars per year commencing as as above, My son John and Asa Mitchell have justley receive thar share of my Estate. It is my will that my Personal property above mentioned as bequeathed to my wife shall be hirs absolutly to dispose of as she may think proper. I hereby appoint my son Isaac Mitchell, Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and seal this 17th, day of August 1854.5

In 1860, Isaac Mitchell appeared on the United States Census, at Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.6

Isaac Mitchell died on 29 May 1898 at Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 81.7 and was buried after 29 May 1898 at Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.7

Mr. Isaac Mitchell died Saturday, May 28, 1898 of paralysis at the advanced age of 82. He was a native of this county, being born in Washington township. About 20 years ago he removed to this place where he resided until his death. Mr. Mitchell was a quiet, inoffensive man and highly esteemed. Some years ago he made a profession of religion and united with the C. P. church of this place. His aged companion and six children survive him. The children are Thomas, George and Ross, and Miss Lizzie, who reside on the home farm in Washington township; Mrs. Maggie P. Ross of Duquean; Mrs. Lizzie Bosworth of Waynesburg. The funeral took place Monday and was largely attended. Services were conducted by Drs. J. M Howard and A. M. Miller.8

Isaac Mitchell left a will on 14 June 1898 at Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, To all whom it may concern be it known that I, Isaac Mitchel of the Borough of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania do hereby make the following as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all wills heretofor by me at any time made. Item One. I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my death as conveniently can be done.
Secondly, I give, devise to my wife Elizabeth the same portion and share which she would receive under the Intestate Laws of this Commonwealth and in addition hereto I give her two hundred dollars out of my estate.
Third: I direct that all my personal property be sold. And I also direct that all my real estate: my farm situated in Washington township, Greene County, Pa, and my house and lot in Waynesburg where I now reside and any other lands of which I shall die seized shall be sold by my executor hereinafter named as a whole or in parts and parcels and at either public or private sale as my be deemed best by my Executor and I hereby vest in my executor hereinafter named the title to said real estate and authorize and empower him to sell, convey, covenant and make deeds or deeds for the same to the purchaser or purchasers without the intervention of the Orphans Court as fully and efficiently as I could do if living.
Item fourth: As my son Thomas Mitchel has for many years had the use of my farm and in various ways received from me a large amount of property and now owes me a large amount, I therefor charge him with the same as an advancement and I hereby charge the said Thomas Mitchel with the sum of eight-hundred dollars and direct that his said sum of Eight-hundreds dollars be deductible out of his share in my estate.
Item fifth: I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Bosworth the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid to her out of my estate, this to be in addition to her equal share in my estate hereinafter given to her.
Item sixth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Mitchel the sum of One hundred dollars to be paid to her out of my estate, this to be paid to her in addition to her equal share in my estate hereinafter given to her.
Seventh. Out of the proceeds of my personal and real estate I direct my executor to pay my debts and the expenses of settling my estate and pay the legacies hereinbefore mentioned, then I order and direct that the balance remaining be divided equally between my six children, excepting my son Thomas who is to receive eight hundred dollars less than one share, that is to say, my daughter Margaret P. Ross is to receive one equal share, George Mitchel is to receive one equal share, Alever Ross Mitchell is to receive one equal share, Elizabeth Mitchell is to receive one equal share and Lucy Bosworth is to receive one equal share, my son Thomas Mitchell is to receive eight-hundred dollars less than one equal share on account of the above mentioned advancement. I direct that one third part of the purchase money remain in the land and be a charge thereon during the lifetime of my wife Elizabeth and the interest thereon be paid to her semi-annually by the purchaser of said land. If any of my children shall institute legal proceedings or try to break or set aside this my last will and testament then I will and direct that such one or ones so attempting shall not receive any thing out of my estate, and any share _____given to him, her or them shall be equally divided among the remaining children who do not gain in such effort to break my will.
I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son-in-law Abner Ross as and for my executor of this my last will and testament. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my bond and seal this eighteenth day of May A.D. 1898. Isaac Mitchell (his mark).9

Children of Isaac Mitchell and Elizabeth Barnes

Citations

  1. [S60] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Waynesburg Republican, May 25, 1950), Vol. VII, page 21.. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S70] Samuel P. Bates, History of Greene County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: Nelson, Rushforth & Co., 1888). Hereinafter cited as History of Greene County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S70] Samuel P. Bates, History of Greene County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: Nelson, Rushforth & Co., 1888), p. 685.. Hereinafter cited as History of Greene County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Washington Townsip, Greene County, Pennsylvania, page 330, family 33.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S85] Recorded Will, Greene County, Pensylvania Will Books, # 2019, Book 4, Page 28. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  6. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 779, family 1516.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S80] Lloyd Roupe, Family Tree Maker Gedcom, 2001, Cornerstone Genealogy Library, Greene Co., PA.
  8. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper, the newspaper in which this was printed is unknown. The clipping was found at Cornerstone Genealogical Society, Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania., photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  9. [S85] Recorded Will, Book 8, Page 138. This references Will Book 8, p. 138, #4597, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  10. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  11. [S79] Dorothy T. Hennen, Cemetery Records of Greene County, Pennsylvania, Volume 10, Morgan, Washington Townships (P.O. Box 547, Waynesburg, PA 1537: Cornerstone Genealogical Society, 1978), p. 667.. Hereinafter cited as Greene County Cemetery Directory.
  12. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  13. [S130] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Gordon Bonnet and Carol Bloomgarden (Bonnet, Ayo, Bloomgarden, Yoast and Related Families), downloaded 2004.