Person:John Mitchell (157)

John Mitchell
  • HJohn Mitchell1687 - Bef 1783
  • WMary Mearesy1688 - 1764
m. 1708
  1. William MitchellAbt 1710 - Bef 1795
  2. Elizabeth 'Betty' MitchellAbt 1712 -
  3. Andrew MitchellAbt 1714 -
  4. John MitchellAbt 1716 - Aft 1783
  5. Jane 'Jean' MitchellAbt 1718 - Aft 1786
  6. James MitchellAbt 1720 -
Facts and Events
Name John Mitchell
Gender Male
Birth? 4 May 1687 Roscommon, Connaught, Ireland
Marriage 1708 Ross Common County, Irelandto Mary Mearesy
Death? Bef 15 Apr 1783 Broadspring, Augusta County, Virginia

John Mitchell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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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.