Maria Mitchell1

F, #1299, b. 9 May 1814
Last Edited=26 Oct 2007
     Maria Mitchell, daughter of Shadrack Mitchell and Margaret Rinehart, was born on 9 May 1814 at Greene County, Pennsylvania.2 Maria Mitchell was the daughter of Shadrack Mitchell and Margaret Rinehart.12

Maria Mitchell married George Mason on 25 February 1836 at Greene County, Pennsylvania.2 Maria Mitchell 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 1854.3


  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. [S80] Lloyd Roupe, Family Tree Maker Gedcom, 2001, Cornerstone Genealogy Library, Greene Co., PA.
  3. [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.