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Descendants of James A. Mitchell

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES A.2 MITCHELL (JAMES1) was born 1793, and died Aft. 1860. He married LUCINDA PETTY Abt. 1830. She was born 1805, and died Aft. 1860.

Notes for J
There is a James Allen Mitchell that is not the father of Nathan A. Mitchell. He did not leave Virginia and born and died at his homeplace in Pittsylvania County, VA

The James A. Mitchell that Migrated from Virginia between 1843 and 1846 is the person the following are descendants of.

Family Pedigrees: Everton Publishers, 1500-1990 (CD# 15)

Family Group Sheet #: 37475

Submitter Name :GIRVIN, Luna Y

Submitter Address :4820 LAFAYETTE AVE


-------------------- NAMES ON FAMILY GROUP SHEET ----------------------------

Given Last Name Loc Year Event Appears as SNDX

James R KEATING TN 1846 Marriage Spouse K352

James A MITCHELL VA 1793 Birth Husband M324

Sarah Ann MITCHELL MO 1903 Death Child M324

Lucinda MITCHELL VA 1831 Birth Child M324

John R MITCHELL VA 1832 Birth Child M324

William MITCHELL VA 1834 Birth Child M324

George W MITCHELL VA 1836 Birth Child M324

Frances M MITCHELL VA 1840 Birth Child M324

Thomas J MITCHELL VA 1838 Birth Child M324

Alexander MITCHELL VA 1843 Birth Child M324

Nathaniel MITCHELL TN 1847 Birth Child M324

Lucinda PETTY VA 1805 Birth Mother P300

District 19, 1860 Carroll County Census, house 1678 1655
James Mitchell 68 Va
Lucinda 57 Va
Thomas 22 Va
Alexander 18 Va
Nathaniel 15 Va

We know that James A. Mitchell was in Halifax Co, VA as his daughter Sarah was born there in 1824.
According the Mitchell/Keating family book I have, Sarah's husband sold James A. Mitchell land in Carroll Co, TN and it says that the Mitchell's came from Halifax County.
In that Mitchell/Keating book, they thought it was possible that the father of James A. Mitchell was a Benjamin Mitchell, but they do not say why they thought that. Kathy Clark <>

The following from Halifax co. VA genweb site


(last name, first name, white souls, dwellings, other buildings)

1,132 households 6,576 white souls

List of Jas. Bates

Petty William 3 0 3
Petty Frances 4 0 4
Black William 6 1 5
Bates William 7 1 0

List of Nath'l Hunt

Petty Joseph 9 1 0

List of Jere. Pate

Shackleford John 1 0 0
Mitchell Charles 3 1 1

List of Theop's Carter

Mitchell Henry 4 1 0

Charles Mitchell or Henry Mitchell could possibly be James A. Mitchell's father. The Petty's listed above could possibly be Lucinda Petty Mitchell's father.

Found on internet, unknown if this is my James A. Mitchell.
War of 1812
Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank -
SERGEANT 146 602

Index to the War of 1812 Pay Rolls & Muster Rolls: CATALOG CARD

NAME Mitchell, James Corpl.
Pay Rolls, p.365 Muster Rolls, p.167
NOTE Part of index to: Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under
the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of
the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements
Pay Rolls. This collection is also available on microfilm.
SUBJECT United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers.
COLLECTION War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls.

Notes for L
This could possibly be Lucinda Petty's father:
From the 1820 Halifax County Census:

Joel Petty
1 male under 10
2 males 10-16
1 male 26-45
1 female under 10
1 female 10-16
1 female 26-45
2 Persons employed in agriculture
1 male under 14
1 male 14-26
2 females under 14
1 female 14-26

All other Petty's in Halifax county have no daughter that fits the age.
Children of J
  i.   SARAH ANN3 MITCHELL, b. 1824, Virginia; d. 1903, Stoddard County, Missouri; m. JAMES R. KEATING, November 26, 1846, Carroll County, TN; b. Abt. 1827.
James R. Keating was born in Carroll County, Tennessee, in 1827. On 26 November 1846, he married Miss Sarah A. Mitchell, the daughter of James and Lucinda Petty Mitchell of Carroll County, formerly of Halifax County, Virginia. James R. and Sarah are known to have had six children. There is a big gap of nine years between records of their second and third children sot it probable that there were other children between who died young. Five of their children were born in Tennessee before 1865, and only the youngest, Annie, was born in Missouri. Annie also is thought to have died young.

James and Sarah owned land in Tennessee. It would seem that they sold their land or at least most of it in 1861 and remained in Carroll County for three more years before they followed Jamesís brother This information provided by Kathy Clark. Received from a great grandaughter.

Nicholas to Stoddard County, Missouri. We know that William J. was born in Tennessee in 1864 and Annie in Missouri in 1865.

James and Sarah Keating lived next door to their daughter Lydia Pirtle in 1870 according to the census. The family lived very poorly in Missouri.

It is my guess that James died in Stoddard County circa 1885. There is no record of death during that period for him although that county was keeping records at the time.

Sarah Keating lived on for several years. It is tradition in our family that she became very old for the time and was remembered as the oldest person in the community. My grandmother Young always said that Grandma Sally died at the age of 79. That would put her death at circa 1903. She was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1824. Her family headed west but stopped in Carroll County, Tennessee in about 1845. Sally was three years older than James.

Sally keaton, as she pronounced the name, was nearly blind at her death and was said to smoke a little pipe. She was known as an excellent story teller and was on call for that purpose most of the time. She often told her grandchildren stories of life in early Virginia and of the Civil War. We do know that the Mitchell family was a land owning family in Tennessee as well as Virginia.

2. ii.   LUCINDA E. MITCHELL, b. Abt. 1831, Virginia; d. Abt. 1896.
3. iii.   JOHN R. MITCHELL, b. 1832, Virginia; d. 1885, Tennessee.
4. iv.   WILLIAM T. MITCHELL, b. Abt. 1834, Virginia; d. 1892, Weakley County, TN.
  v.   THOMAS J. MITCHELL, b. Abt. 1838, Virginia; m. MARTHA J. JENKINS, March 27, 1856, Weakley County, Tennessee.
Served in Confederate States of America 22nd Infantry in the Civil War. Pension application # S10733

5. vi.   FRANCIS MARION MITCHELL, b. March 06, 1838, Virginia; d. March 03, 1906, Weakley County, TN.
  vii.   ALEXANDER MITCHELL, b. Abt. 1843, Virginia; m. SARAH ANN COCHRAN, August 23, 1891, Weakley County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1860, Carroll, County, Tennessee; d. August 20, 1899, Weakley County, Tennessee.
Burial: Meridian Cemetery, Weakley County, Tennessee

6. viii.   NATHAN ALLEN MITCHELL, b. October 11, 1846, Tennessee; d. May 26, 1922, Tennessee.

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