Notes for Griffin Mitchell: Barry Co., MO in the 1860 and 1870 census, and were living in Lawrence Co., TN in the 1840 and 1850 census.
Thomas Griffin Mitchell lived near Granby, MO at the beginning of the Civil war. He had two sons Wm Riley and Jasper who were born and raised in TN. They came to MO from TN. Wm Riley Mitchell was a strong democrat and came to Madison co AR at the beginning of the civil war. His brother, Jasper stayed in MO and fought in the war. He was a strong Republican. Both Jasper and Wm Riley came through the war. According to Mrs. McMillian (Wm Riley's daughter) Jasper would come from MO to visit them and he and Wm P would get into arguments over politics every time they met. Finally they agreed they would never mention politics again and afterwards their visits were peaceful.
Mrs. McMillian mentioned that she had heard one of the brothers (Billy) ask the other (Jasper) "Would you have killed me if you had came upon me during the war?" To which Jasper replied, 'No! And I wouldn't have let anyone else kill you either'" Jasper and "Uncle Billy" Mitchell's father Griffin was a Whig. He didn't fight on either side but was killed near Granby by the Republicans. (This part and next paragraph was told by Jewel) His son Jasper was supposed to have killed the fellow that killed his father one night in camp. He had come to camp bragging about killing the old man Mitchell. Jasper, who was mending shoes at the time, heard the fellow bragging. Jasper killed him with a shoe stand or (this Word?) Jasper then ran away and didn't go back to camp.
(Cinda confirmed this part but thought it happened in Mo) During the war Uncle Billy and his cousin Jim Hutchison were working on Dry Fork Creek, near Shiloh AR). The other party came upon them and Jim and Billy ran-one one way and one the other. The other party shot and killed Jim. Billy fell down and pretended to be dead. The other party left. Billy hid out for three months, unable to get home. Someone told his wife, Milly about the shooting and she thought Billy was dead for three months, until he was able to make his way home.
Mrs. McMillian said that right after the Civil war Billy Mitchell traded property in MO to Sarah Combs Lane (widow of Carol Lane) for property near Kingston, AR. At one time Billy owned a great deal of land on Dry Creek and slowly sold it off. Tip(Jasper) and Mary Mitchell's family grew up on a portion of the old Mitchell place. Pete and Mirt Smith reared their family on another portion of this property. Billy Mitchell was born 1 Aug 1825 and died 5 Feb 1912 on Dry Creek (on place later owned by Otto Smith) He is buried at Kingston cemetery, one row over from Tip Mitchell's grave. His first wife was Milly Jane Barnett who died 27 Dec 1879 (buried in Kingston).
This 1850 Lawrence County TN Census shows Griffin Mitchell and his family .. please note that they are on page 79, while the remainder of the Hutchesons, Mitchells, Morrises are on page 80 of this census. Griffin, in Household 163, lived next door to Wm. B. Mitchell, his son, in Household 164. In Household 165 was William Ragsdale Hutcheson and Family; Household 166 was Jesse Hutcheson and Family (including Sarah Mitchell Hutcheson, Jesse's wife and Griffin's sister). Jesse and Sarah's son Alfred was living with them with his wife Phoebe Altom Hutcheson and their daughter, Martha C. Also living with Jesse and Sarah was their son John M. ; Household 167 was James R. Hutcheson and his Family. James R. married Esther Altom, sister to Phoebe. Phoebe and Esther's widowed mother, also named Esther, lived in Household #177 of this community; Household 168 was Thomas Mitchell, Junior, also a son of Thomas Mitchell, Sr. Also please note that living with Griffin is Mary A. Mitchell, age 33, born TN 1817, who is child of Thomas Mitchell, Sr. per Nettie Mitchell Murrell Bible (from book by Viola Hagan Carpenter of Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, TN, whose husband was a Mitchell).
1840 Lawrence co., TN Griff Mitchell 2101010000000 0110010000000 Name: Griff Mitchell Township: Not Stated County: Lawrence State: Tennessee Roll: 531 Page: 145
Name: Griffin Mitchel Age: 46 Estimated birth year: abt 1804 Birth place: Tennessee Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 12, Lawrence, Tennessee Page: 369 Roll: M432_886
Name: Griffin Mitchell Age in 1860: 59 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1860: Shoal Creek, Barry, Missouri Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Gad Fly Roll: M653_606 Page: 0 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Griffin Mitchell Household
More About Griffin Mitchell: Date born 2: 1801, Tennessee.360 Census1: 1810, Hillsboro, Granville co., NC m32_31 pg.516. Census2: 1820, not stated, Lawrence co., TN M33_123 pg.7. Census3: 1830, Lawrence co., Tn. Census4: 1840, not stated, Lawrence co., TN m704_531 pg.145. Census5: 1850, Brush creek, Lawrence co., Tn m432_886 pg.369. Census6: 1860, Shoal creek twnp., Barry co., MO M653-606 pg.95. Residence: 1860, Shoal Creek, Barry, Missouri.360, 361, 362
More About Griffin Mitchell and Hannah Boyd: Marriage: Abt. 1825, TN.