Shadrach Mitchell1

M, #1278, b. 19 February 1797, d. 20 May 1875
Last Edited=26 Oct 2007
     Shadrach Mitchell, son of Thomas Mitchell Sr. and Eleanor Hill, was born on 19 February 1797 at Greene County, Pennsylvania.2 Shadrach Mitchell was the son of Thomas Mitchell Sr. and Eleanor Hill.1

Shadrach Mitchell married Elizabeth Roseberry, daughter of Mathias Roseberry Sr. and Sarah Hughes, on 13 November 1817 at Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.2,3

For a wonderful family story, as well as the descendents of Shadrach and Elizabeth (Roseberry) Mitchell, read the book by Linda Otto Lipsett: Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell's Graveyard Quilt: An American Pioneer Saga. This book offers an historical context as well as a genealogy. It introduces many Mitchell family members with anecdotes.2

Shadrach Mitchell was "...became the innkeeper in a two-story 'frame dwelling house' with a blacksmih shop, hostery, and a yard large enough to accomodate horses, wagons, and carriages. The house was typical of inns, two doors opening off a long front porch. One door led into the barroom, the other into the hall to the living quarters."

Shadrach ran the hotel for seven years. circa 1823 at Clinton, Greene County, Pennsylvania.2

Shadrach, his wife Elizabeth (Roseberry) and their five oldest children purchased a farm from Daniel Dye, Sr. in Monroe County, Ohio. They then joined his father and several of his siblings in Ohio.2

Shadrach Mitchell married Harriet Baker.2

Shadrach Mitchell died on 20 May 1875 at Keensburg, Wabash County, Illinois, at age 78.2,3

Children of Shadrach Mitchell and Elizabeth Roseberry


  1. [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.
  2. [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.
  3. [S80] Lloyd Roupe, Family Tree Maker Gedcom, 2001, Cornerstone Genealogy Library, Greene Co., PA.