John Mitchell (1685 - 1755) MP

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Birthplace: Charles Parish, York Co, VA
Death: Died in Lunenburg, VA
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Nam e = JOHN MITCHELL; Birth = 7/17/1685 in Charles Parish, York CoUNTY, Virginia; Death = 1755 in Lunenburg CoUNTY, Virginia.

His Father = ABRAHAM MITCHELL, who was born WFT Est. 1635 1668; His Mother, who was born WFT Est. 1643 1670. In 1705, JOHN MITCHELL married CATHERINE BATES, who was born about 1688 in Virginia.

Children of JOHN MITCHELL & CATHERINE BATES: 1. JAMES MITCHELL, born about 1707 in Prince Georges County, Virginia, & died before 2/1779 in Granville County, North Carolina. He married AMEY JOHNSON about 1726 in North Carolina (she was the daughter of JOHN JOHNSON. She was born about 1708 in North Carolina.); 2. CATHERINE MITCHELL, born about 1708 in Prince Georges County, Virginia; 3. MARY MITCHELL, born about 1709 in Prince Georges County, Virginia; 4. JACOB MITCHELL, born about 1710 in Prince Georges County, Virginia; & 5. ISAAC MITCHELL, born about 1711 in Prince Georges County, Virginia.

SURRY COUNTY VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS, 1712-1718, BOOK VII [date not noted in copy] = "John MITCHELL is Appointed Overseer of the highwayes from Madm. HARRISONS Path to Nottaway River at teh sd. MITCHELLS Plantation & thence Crossing ye River To the Maherin Path."

Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville and possibly other counties in South Carolina show MITCHELLS that appear to be the same families listed below. Audrey Lunenburg County, Virginia: Will Book 1, Page 140 "MITCHELL, John Names: wife not named in will and evidently deceased. Son, James MITCHELL one pair spoon moulds; Daugter, Catherine MITCHELL, wife of Robert MITCHELL, slave and personal property but to go to her son John MITCHELL at age 21; Daugter, Mary YARBROUGH a book, wife of William YARBROUGH; Son in law, Jacob MITCHELL negro and carpenters tools; Son, Isaac MITCHELL shoemakers and coopers tools; Housekeeper, Elizabeth SAWYER furniture and stock, other personal property. Executors: Jacob MITCHELL and Isaac MITCHELL Witnesses: Reuben SEARCY, Frances (FJ) JAMES. Ann JAMES. Signed: /s/ John MITCHELL Will dated 29 Dec 1753 Recorded 2 Feb 1755"

Early Settlers of Mecklenburg County, Virginia: MITCHELL, James Patent Book 17, Page 264 330 acres on south side of Roanoke River; 450 acres on Flatt Creek. 3-17-1736 Patent Book 29, Page 454 395 acres on south side of Roanoke River; 7-5-1751 Patent Book, 29, Page 499 1,527 acres on south side of Roanoke River; 8-5-1751 Patent Book 33, Page 490 404 acres on Mill Creek, adjoining Nathaniel and John ROBINSON; 9-20-1758 Patent Book 14, Page 507 MITCHELL, John 93 acres on north side of Roanoke River; 9-28-1732 Patent Book, 17, Page 385 400 acres on north side of Roanoke River; 8-15-1737 Patent Book, 19, Page 795 Robert MITCHELL 490 acres on south side of Roanoke River; 9-16-1740 Patent Book, 28, Page 520 40 acres on south side of Roanoke River, adjoining his own land; Patent Book 28, Page 520 286 acres on south side of Roanoke River;

1-10-1748 Will Book 2, Page 107: "MITCHELL, John Names: Wife, Judith MITCHELL; Sons: William MITCHELL, John MITCHELL; Daughters: Kersia (Kesia) MITCHELL, Sukey (Susanna) MITCHELL. Bequests of land to all named. Executors: Wife Judy MITCHELL, William MACLIN, James MACKLIN Witnesses: William MC KNIGHT, Stephen MOSS Dated: 22 June 1745 Recorded: 7 Nov 1745."

Note: From "Heritage of Person County, North Carolina": "The Mitchells of Woodsdale are descendants of the Mitchells of Lunenburg County, Virginia. Positive heritage has been traced to John Mitchell whose will was dated 1753. There were Mitchells living in this area over a hundred years prior, when in 1650 Edward Mitchell received a land grant of 652 acres on the Rappahannock River. John Mitchell (1753) mentioned four children in his will: James, Catherine, Mary and Isaac. John had sold land to his two sons. In his will he mentioned such items as stock of hogs and cattle, slaves, horses, carpenter tools, and other forms and household items."

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John Mitchell's Timeline

1685
July 17, 1685
Charles Parish, York Co, VA
1700
1700
Age 14
Prince George, Virginia
1701
1701
Age 15
1702
1702
Age 16
1705
1705
Age 19
Virginia
1707
1707
Age 21
Surrey Co., Virginia
1710
1710
Age 24
1714
1714
Age 28
1738
1738
Age 52
1755
February 2, 1755
Age 69
Lunenburg, VA