Shadrack Mitchell1

M, #1285, b. 9 June 1766, d. 22 November 1862
Last Edited=6 Jun 2011
     Shadrack Mitchell, son of Kent Mitchell and Hannah Wood, was born on 9 June 1766 at Harford County, Maryland.1,2,3,4 Shadrack Mitchell was the son of Kent Mitchell and Hannah Wood.1

Shadrack Mitchell appeared on the State census of 1776 in the household of Kent Mitchell at Harford County, Maryland.5

Shadrack Mitchell married Margaret Rinehart, daughter of Thomas Rinehart and Hannah Inghram, on 26 January 1796 at Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,4

In 1800, Shadrack Mitchell appeared on the United States Census, at Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Listed with a wife, one son and one daughter, both under 5.6

In 1810, Shadrack Mitchell appeared on the United States Census, at Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Listed with a wife, 3 sons and 4 daughters.7

In 1820, Shadrack Mitchell appeared on the United States Census, at Morgan Townhip, Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, 2 males under 10; 1 male 10-16; 2 males 16-26; 1 male over 45; 1 female under 10; 1 female 10-16; 2 female 16-18; 1 female 18-26; 1 female 26-45.8

Shadrack Mitchell appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of Isaac Mitchell at Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.9

Shadrack Mitchell left a will 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 1854.10

Shadrack Mitchell appeared on the United States census of 1860 in the household of Isaac Mitchell at Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.11

Shadrack Mitchell died on 22 November 1862 at Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 96. "Died on Thursday last, Shadrach Mitchell, Esq, of Washington Township, in the 97th year of his age."1,12,13,4 He was buried at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.14

Samuel P. Bates in his book written in 1888 states that Shadrack Mitchell is of German ancestry and that his wife, Margaret Rinehart Mitchell is of English ancestry. "Mr Shadrick Mitchell was a farmer and stone-mason, and in early life followed his trade. He purchased land in what is now Washington Township in 1799, and settled and remained there until his death, which occurred in 1863. He was then ninety-seven years old. The farm he purchased is still in the possession of the family. He was the father of five daughters and five sons."15

Children of Shadrack Mitchell and Margaret Rinehart

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. [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.
  4. [S80] Lloyd Roupe, Family Tree Maker Gedcom, 2001, Cornerstone Genealogy Library, Greene Co., PA.
  5. [S65] Cited Individually, 1776 Published Census Records, Maryland, unknown record info, Maryland State Archives Annapolis, Anne Ardel County, Maryland.
  6. [S116] 1800 United States Census, population schedule, Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 4.; 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. [S88] 1810 United States Census, population schedule, Roll M252_49, Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 22.; 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.
  8. [S140] 1820 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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [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.
  12. [S67] Pennsylvania Chapter of the DAR, compiler, Pennsylvania DAR Genealogical Records: Greene Co, PA (n.p.: n.pub., 1993), p. 5. From the 3 Dec 1862 issue of the Waynesburg Messenger.. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania DAR Records.
  13. [S85] Recorded Will photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  14. [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). Hereinafter cited as Greene County Cemetery Directory.
  15. [S70] Samuel P. Bates, History of Greene County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: Nelson, Rushforth & Co., 1888), p. 685.. Hereinafter cited as History of Greene County, Pennsylvania.
  16. [S130] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Gordon Bonnet and Carol Bloomgarden (Bonnet, Ayo, Bloomgarden, Yoast and Related Families), downloaded 2004.