Thomas Mitchell Sr.1

M, #1160, b. 5 March 1772, d. 2 June 1852
Last Edited=12 Dec 2015
     Thomas Mitchell Sr., son of Kent Mitchell and Hannah Wood, was born on 5 March 1772 at Greene County, Pennsylvania.1 Thomas Mitchell Sr. was the son of Kent Mitchell and Hannah Wood.2

Thomas Mitchell Sr. appeared on the State census of 1776 in the household of Kent Mitchell at Harford County, Maryland.3

Thomas Mitchell Sr. was included in the following regarding Kent Mitchell: On 2 Feb 1788 in Orphan's Court in Washington County, Pennsylvania, "The Court appoints Amos Gregg Guardian of the persons and properties of Elizabeth, Mary, Thomas, Sarah, Isaac, and Ezra Mitchel minor children of Kent Mitchel late of Washington County deceased."4

Thomas Mitchell Sr. married Eleanor Hill, daughter of John Hill and Margaret (?).5

In 1810, Thomas Mitchell Sr. appeared on the United States Census, at Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Shown with 3 sons, a wife, and 6 daughters.6

In 1820, Thomas Mitchell Sr. appeared on the United States Census, at Morgan Township, Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, 1 male under 10; 1 male 26-45; 1 female under 10; 1 female 26-45.7

Thomas Mitchell Sr. was a grist and saw mill owner. "The first water mill was built by Thomas Mitchell, senior, on Whitten fork, in 1826. It was a frame building, two stories high in size about 30x40 feet, with two run of stone. Mr. Mitchell built the first saw-mill, at the same place, in 1824. The property is now owned by James Alexander." in 1824 at Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio.8

In 1832: "Notice - Valuable saw mill for sale - Thomas Mitchell wishes to sell his mill and farm on which he now resides in Jackson Township on Whitten's fork of the Little Muskingum and on the road leading from Woodsfield to the Ohio River, 10 miles from the former and 5 miles from the latter. Mill has two roll of stones, the mill house is a large 3 frame, stones are laurelhill burs, sawmill is adjoining the mill and is also in complete operation and is calculated to cut from 1,000 to 15,000 feet of plank in a day. Farm consists of 80 acres, mostly all bottom, log dwelling house and store room, small barn, a good well of water at the door, also a quantity of good bearing fruit trees."

Accordant to researcher Daniel Winter, "In 1832 when the mill and farm was for sale it was in Jackson Township. Since that time other townships have been added and the farm and mill now lays largely in Benton Township."9,10,11

Thomas Mitchell Sr. was a County commisioner in Monroe County, Ohio. between 1836 and 1839 at Monroe County, Ohio.

In 1840, Thomas Mitchell Sr. appeared on the United States Census, at Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 60-70. 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40.12

In 1850, Thomas Mitchell Sr. appeared on the United States Census, at Jackson Township, Monroe County, Ohio, Thomas Mitchell, age 76, a blacksmith, is living with a William and Eleanor Wright. Since Eleanor is a family name, this is most likely a granddaughter.13

Thomas Mitchell Sr. died on 2 June 1852 at Monroe County, Ohio, at age 80. From the Spirit of Democracy, 2 June 1852: "Died at the residence of E. Ullom, Esq. in Perry Township on the first inst. in the 81st year of his age, Thomas Mitchell, Senr.14,15 " He was buried at Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio.16

Thomas Mitchell Sr. left a will in July 1852 at Monroe County, Ohio, "Jacob Huffman was named administrator of the estate of Thomas Mitchell, Sr. His heirs were given as: Elisabeth & Elijah Ullom; Ellen and Stephen Ullom; Sally and Hugh Swartwood; Mary and Isaac Young; Margaret & Jacob Ullom; Nancy Huffman and Jacob Huffman; Mariah and William Dye; Thomas Mitchell; Shadrach Mitchell; Stephen Mitchell; Mitchell Huffman, Catharine Huffman, Nancy Huffman, Mariah and Charles Brownfield, and Abraham Huffman. (Note, Abraham Huffman was married to Lucy Mitchell, dau. of Thomas, Sr. and Mitchell, Catharine, and Nancy Huffman, and Mariah Brownfield were her children, And listed in this suit because Lucy Mitchell Huffman was deceased.)"17

Children of Thomas Mitchell Sr. and Eleanor Hill

Citations

  1. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Author Fedorchak was quoting from the obituary in The Spirit of Democracy.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  2. [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.
  3. [S65] Cited Individually, 1776 Published Census Records, Maryland, unknown record info, Maryland State Archives Annapolis, Anne Ardel County, Maryland.
  4. [S77] Linda Otto Lipsett, Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell's Graveyard Quilt. An American Pioneer Saga (P.O. Box 317211, Dayton, OH 45437: Halstead & Meadows Publishing, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Graveyard Quilt.
  5. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986). Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  6. [S88] 1810 United States Census, population schedule, Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 22, roll M252_49.; 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. [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.
  8. [S69] H. H. Hardesty, compiler, History of Monroe County, Ohio (Woodfield, Ohio: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Pulishers, 1882), Section on Perry Township, p. 217.. Hereinafter cited as History of Monroe County, Ohio.
  9. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Vol 3, p. 47. From the Woodsfield Gazette, issue of 3 Nov 1832.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  10. [S402] Dan Winter, "Correspondence with Dan Winter Regarding the Mitchell Family," (author E-Mail address private) at Sterling, Ohio, to this researcher, 20 April 2009, Correspondent Dan Winter suggests that the mill was in Perry Township because it sounds like the one his ancester purchased in 1853 and 1854.. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Dan Winter."
  11. [S402] Dan Winter, "Correspondence with Dan Winter Regarding the Mitchell Family," (author E-Mail address private) at Sterling, Ohio, to this researcher, 20 April 2009. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Dan Winter."
  12. [S57] 1840 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. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Jackson Township, Monroe County, Ohio, family 41.; 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.
  14. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Page 43. Author Fedorchak was quoting from the obituary in The Spirit of Democracy.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  15. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Vol 7, p. 74. From the 2 June 1852 issue of The Spirit of Democracy.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  16. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), vol 2, p. 21.
    . Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  17. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Vol VI, page 85, Court of Common Pleas, Vol. 10, p. 43 of Fedorchak.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  18. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Vol. 10, page 43.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.