Facts and Events
John Mitchell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Mitchell acquired a patent on 15 March 1744.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 73.--12th May, 1746. John Mitchell, farmer, to Wm. Mitchell, farmer, £40 current money Virginia; 400 acres in Augusta; Benj. Borden's line, part of land patented to John, 15th March, 1744. Acknowledged, 12th May, 1746, by John Mitchell and Mary, his wife.
Will of John Mitchell
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 277.--23d September, 1780. John Mitchell's will--To Ann Russell. £150; to Mary Russell, £150; to Andrew Russell's children; to Esther Turk; to Andrew Russell, but he is to give Ann, Mary, and Mathew their quantity of the legacy and the rest of the childrens, that is to say, William, Betty, Andrew, John, Jean, and James their mentioned parts of the legacy when they are of age; Thomas Turk, father of Esther, is to control her legacy until she is of age; to Mathew Russell; to William Russell; to Ann Russell; to Mary Russell; to Jean Russell. Teste: John Reaugh, Margaret Kirk, Mary Turk. Proved, 15th April, 1783, by the witnesses.
Same John Mitchell?:
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1782. - (81) Certified to the Auditors that John Mitchell, deceased, was killed at Ninety Six, and William Mitchell is his heir-at-law.
- Page 268.--3d March, 1783. Inquisition at same place before John McCreerey, Coroner, on view of body of John Mitchell--Witnesses Leonard Bell, Van Swearingen et als., believed to have died a natural death at Frame's Still House on 2d March. Leonard Bell, Van Sweoringen, Joseph Mays, Geo. Francisco, John McRoberts, Wm. Young, James Kenny, Robt. McCreery, Jno. Montgomery, Geo. Benston, Jas. Montgomery, Jeremiah Frame.