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Margaretta Mitchell (McDowell)

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Birthplace: Raloo Parish, Antrim, , Ireland
Death: Died in Essex, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ephraim McDowell and Margaret McDowell
Wife of James William Mitchell
Mother of Mary Greenlee; Thomas Mitchell; Unnamed Son Mitchell and Major "?" Mitchell
Sister of Lieut. James McDowell; Mary Elizabeth Greenlee; Mary Simonton and Capt. John McDowell

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About Margaretta Mitchell

Margaretta McDowell

  • AKA: Margaret
  • Birth: 1716 - Gleno, Raloo Parish, County Antrim, Ireland
  • Death: 1796 - Essex, Virginia, USA
  • Parents: Ephraim McDowell, Margaret Irvine
  • Married: James Mitchell

Married James Mitchell. They moved to South Carolina and there became wealthy. They suffered greatly when the British overran that state during the Revolution. They had four sons in the southern army—all officers. Two were killed at Camden and one received a wound in the leg, which finally caused his death. Major Mitchell, the eldest son, was taken prisoner at Charleston and was sent to Virginia to be exchanged. He remained at Rockbridge several months among his relatives. His son, Thomas Mitchell, married Sarah Hawkins, daughter of Benjamin Hawkins and Martha Burden. Their son, Thomas Mitchell, Jr., settled in Danville, Kentucky, and had a family—He was cashier of a bank in Danville. The descendants of Margaretta McDowell and James Mitchell, through their daughter Mary who married her cousin James Greenlee [see p. 230] are to be found still living in South Carolina. They were all people of wealth and influence from early times in that state, and are so still.

- From "Genealogy of the Greenlee Families in America, Scotland, Ireland and England"

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1716
1716
Raloo Parish, Antrim, , Ireland
1731
August 12, 1731
Age 15
Augusta County, VA, USA
1740
1740
Age 24
1796
1796
Age 80
Essex, Virginia, USA
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