John Mitchell (1738 - 1830)

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Birthplace: North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Death: Died in Unity, Waldo, Maine, USA
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JOHN b, 20 Jun 1738 at North Yarmouth, ME (bapt. 27 Jul 1738); d. at Unity, ME 10 Mar 1830 in “93rd year” [g.s. Pond Cemetery] Unity; m. (int. 23 Oct 1761 at Falmouth, ME Mary (Vickery) Weston, widow of Edmund Weston, daughter of David and Hannah (Parker) Vickery, b. c1738; d. 15 Feb 1822 at Unity, ae 83 [g.s. Pond Cem.]. John and his family removed to Machias in 1765, were in Colubmia in 1769. John took part in the battle of the Margaretta and the Unity. John Mitchell was a Private, Capt. Stephen Smith’s Company; he enlisted 23 Sep 1775 and was discharged 31 Dec 1775; stationed at Machias, Lincoln Co. for defense of the seacoast. The names of those who participated in the capture of the British ships were kept quiet in fear of retaliation by the English. Had any of the Machias men been captured, they could have suffered the death penalty without trial, not even Court Martial. Many of the participants left the area for interior Maine. Presumably, John and his family left Machias sometime after 1766 or 1777. By 1782, he and his family were living at 25 Mile Pond Town (later Unity), possibly the second settler in that town. He built the first mill in Unity in 1782. The Rev. Paul Coffin says in his Missionary Tour in Maine, 1797, Vol. 4, p. 351 “visited John Mitchell, a steady man………..He has one hundred acres of land cleared and raised one hundred and twenty bushels of corn……..He is now worried about a title to his land; as it was claimed by the Plymouth Company.”

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John Mitchell's Timeline

1738
June 20, 1738
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, USA
1761
October 23, 1761
Age 23
Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, USA
1762
July 31, 1762
Age 24
North Yarmouth, ME, USA
1764
March 7, 1764
Age 25
1766
1766
Age 27
1768
1768
Age 29
1770
1770
Age 31
1772
1772
Age 33
1774
November 12, 1774
Age 36
1777
January 28, 1777
Age 38