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There are 15 vital records available on MyHeritage for Thomas Mitchell, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
Thomas Mitchell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
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Thomas MITCHELL and Rachel CRAWFORD-late 1700's Posted by: Janet Albietz (ID *****0077) Date: February 01, 2004 at 20:47:53 of 12807
Hi, I'm looking for information on the ancestors of Thomas MITCHELL born about 1768 who married Rachel CRAWFORD who was born in Virginia in 1777. They were married in 1799 and had at least one child named Emily Huntingdon MITCHELL. Does anyone have any info on this family? Thanks, Janet
On November 10, 1805, Thomas Mitchell, of Rockbridge County, Va., settled at Camp Knox, 10 miles from Greensburg, on the Columbia road. A clearing had been made, and a small cabin was built. The farm, at that time consisted of 500 acres, well timbered and covered with cane, many of which 10 feet long, were found lying on the ground supposed to have been killed by the previous winter. His family, at that time, consisted of a wife and three children, (seven other being born in the county); nine of them raised families. Today over 300 names are entitled to a place on the family tree. His descendants are scattered over seven States and one Territory. Thomas Mitchell’s wife was Miss Rachel Crawford. His father’s name was John and his wife Margaret Portis, who was two years old when his father came to America in 1721 and settled originally in Pennsylvania. His father’s name also was John and his wife Mary Byrd. His father was William and his wife Margaret Baxter of Scotland, and later of Ireland back of the oldest date over two generations. The Trabue, Haskins and Blain families had preceded him, I think, and his brother-in-law Crawford and Harris, came with them and settled on the Motley and Ingram farms. Any reminiscences connected with these families, and the settlement of the county would be appreciated and of much interest. I would love to hear from as many of their descendants as possible at that time. His church celebrated its Centennial eight years ago and will observe their fall Communion on the first Saturday in November. M. G. C. R. 10/6/ 1905