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Jacob Mitchell

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
Death: December 21, 1744 (72)
North Yarmouth, York County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Yarmouth City, Yarmouth, Maine, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Mitchell and Susannah Mitchell
Husband of Deliverance Mitchell (Kingham) and Rebecca Mitchell (Cushman)
Father of Jacob Mitchell; Susannah Baker; Rebecca Pope; Seth Mitchell; Mary Fellows and 5 others
Brother of Thomas Mitchell and Mary Kingman

Occupation: Blacksmith, Deacon, Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Deacon Jacob Mitchell

Married 1696

JACOB3 Mitchell (Jacob2, Experience1)

  • b. 1672 Bridgewater, MA;
  • d. 21 Dec 1744 No. Yarmouth, ME;
  • m. (1st) 1 Jan 1695/6 Deliverance Kingman, dau. of John Kingman;
    • she was b. at Weymouth, MA 12 Mar 1676 and
    • d. at Bridgewater, MA 10 Jan 1696/7.
    • Jacob, his brother Thomas and sister Mary married three children of John and Elizabeth Kingman in a triple wedding ceremony. Their marriage intentions listed Jacob as a “blacksmith,” Thomas as a “weaver” and Mary as a “spinster.” Deliverance died soon after the delivery of their first child.
  • Jacob m. (2nd) 18 Nov 1701 Rebecca Cushman, dau. of Rev. Isaac and Rebecca (Harlow) Cushman,
    • b. 30 Nov 1678;
    • she d. 8 Jul 1756 in No. Yarmouth, ME.
    • Some believed that Jacob’s wife Rebecca was the daughter of Isaac Cushman and Rebecca Ricard. It has more recently come to light that Isaac’s wife was more than likely Rebecca Harlow, daughter of Sgt. William and Rebecca (Bartlett) Harlow. Jacob and his second wife Rebecca lived in Plymouth where Jacob was a blacksmith and served in many town offices; he was instrumental in promoting the first school there.

Plans were made in Boston for the resettlement of the town of North Yarmouth, (now Maine), which had been destroyed during the Indian Wars. Jacob was appointed to a subcommittee to manage the prudentials of this town. He sold his property in Plymouth and removed to Maine. The new settlers drew lots for homesteads on 16 May 1727. Jacob and Rebecca came to North Yarmouth sometime after 1727. Their son, Seth, came first, followed by his parents and later by his half-brother, Jacob, son of Deliverance.

Jacob was one of the founders of the First Church* of North Yarmouth and became a deacon; other Mitchells of this line were deacons of the same church for several generations. He was elected a Selectman for the first town meeting in 1733 and held that position until his death. Jacob and his sons were extensive land owners.

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Deacon Jacob Mitchell's Timeline

Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
January 15, 1702
Age 30
Plymouth, MA, USA
October 19, 1704
Age 32
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
March 16, 1705
Age 33
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
March 7, 1707
Age 35
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
June 20, 1710
Age 38
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
September 16, 1712
Age 40
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
January 20, 1714
Age 42