Person:John Mitchell (178)

John Mitchell
m. ABT 1705
  1. Thomas Mitchell1706 -
  2. Eleanor Mitchell1708 -
  3. Mary Mitchell1710 -
  4. Robert Mitchell1714 - 1799
  5. William Mitchell1715-1726 -
  6. John Mitchell1719 - BEF 1790
  7. James Mitchell1721 -
  8. Elizabeth MitchellABT 1723 -
m. 1755
  1. John Mitchellabt 1755 - aft 1794
  2. Margaret Mitchell1755-1778 -
  3. William Mitchell1755-1778 -
  4. Hannah Mitchell1755-1778 -
  5. Thomas Mitchell1768 -
Facts and Events
Name John Mitchell
Gender Male
Birth? 1719 Londenderry, Northern Ireland
Alt Birth? ABT 1720
Marriage 1755 Augusta County, Virginiato Margaret Porter
Death? BEF 2 FEB 1790 Rockbridge County, Virginia

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



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John Mitchell of Rockbridge County, VA - Will
Written 20 Apr 1789
Beloved wife Margaret 1/3 of personal estate with house and furniture at her decease her 1/3 of land to go to my son Thomas, the personal estate at her own disposal. Son William land on North side of Buffelow Creek belonging to the plantation whereon I now live, he to pay his brother thomas and sister Hannah 1/6 of its value when sold, reserving to my son thomas plantation to be hereinafter mentioned the following land, beg. the old corner of the North side of the creek at a Button wood and running to a white oak from thence to a hopler from thence to the outside of a three acre field from thence up a Grassy ridge forty poles from thence taking in all the plough land on the fish dam hill.
To son John the plantation that always went under his name, with the inclusive survey lately made to him his heirs and assigns forever, he to pay to his mother when demanded 20 lbs.
Son Thomas plantation where on I live on the south side of Buffelow with 60 acres lying on the south side of Broad Creek with above described land to be taken of my son William, also 1/2 of cattle and sheep and 2 horses to work plantation and all farming tools now belonging to said Plantation and carpenter tools.
Daughter Hannah a mare and saddle, one feather bed, and furniture.
Daughter Mary, Jane and Margeret 5 shillings each to be paid out of personal estate.
Son Thomas Mitchell executor.
(Signed): John Mitchell
Teste: J. Buchanan
James Cassady
William McCorkle
Proven 2 Feb 1790
[Source: Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 1, pp. 360-361].

Information on John Mitchell

John MITCHELL(18) was born about 1720. Members of this Mitchell family were influential in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, now known as the Old Stone Church near Lexington, Virginia.

In 1955 some of their descendants placed two plaques in this church as memorials to their forbears. One reads, in part, "In honor and love of John Mitchell and Margaret Porter Mitchell, his wife (1730-1795), daughter of William and Jean Porter. Also Scotch-Irish and early settlers in Rockbridge County. They inhabited, increased, and developed the estates on Buffalo and James and reared to maturity a family of three sons and three daughters. Members of Old Oxford Presbyterian Church." The Old Oxford Church is no longer in existence. The other plaque honors the father and mother of John Mitchell, Jr. who had come from Scotland by way of Ireland and had settled in the area in 1737.

Margaret and John had six known children, all born probably in Rockbridge County, Virginia. They were:

1. John Mitchell (III) who married Agnes ... before 1783 and migrated to South Carolina that same year. 2. Margaret Mitchell. 3. William Mitchell, who married Susanna ... before 1791 and migrated to Kentucky. 4. Mary Jane Mitchell, who married Andrew McClure in June, 1789 and migrated to Kentucky. 5. Thomas Mitchell who married Rachel Crawford in February, 1799 and migrated to Kentucky. 6. Hannah Mitchell.

He was married to Margaret PORTER in 1755 in Augusta Co, VA.(405)