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From: "aceso225" <>
Subject: Re: [PABEAVER-L] Samuel and Jane Mitchel
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 19:56:56 -0700
Do you have any information from the History of Beaver County, 1888 book regarding the Mitchel family? I checked mine, found one Samuel Mitchell, b. Beaver county 1852, grandfather, Hugh, "came from Ireland about 1789". (Hugh) Married Isabella Newell, had three children, Samuel the eldest taught school. . Samuel married Eliza Kennedy...and it continues. No Janes found here. If you'd like more let me know.
Samuel Mitchell listed in the Beaver County Will book 1800-1900 are: Andrews, Hugh, James, Jane, John (2 1841 & 1887), Joseph, Mary J. Samuel (1869, 1889, Samuel Sr. 1861, Samuel T.1859) Scott and William A.
Let me know if you would like more details of any above. Carol S.
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From: James Fowler
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 12:39 PM
Subject: [PABEAVER-L] Samuel and Jane Mitchel
Looking for information on Jane and Samuel Mitchell. They lived in South Beaver Township of Beaver County for over 50 years. Particularly interested in any information about Jane's parents and verifying the names of Samuel and Jane's children.
The family was first listed in the 1830 South Beaver township census with one girl under 5, one male 20-30 and one woman 15-20. The name is spelled as "Mitchal" in the 1840 listing with one boy 15-20 years of age and two girls under 5 and one 10-15. A Hugh Mitchell of approximately the same age as Samuel and is listed living next door in the 1840 and 1830 listings. In 1850, a Samuel Mitchell, Jr., age 39 was living four households away.
Samuel is listed in the 1850 census living in South Beaver Township, age 46 and Jane as age 35, both born in Pennsylvania. Children were Sarah A., age 13 (This is probably an census error and most likely should be 23 based on later census); Salinda (later referred to as Melinda), 21, Matilda, age 11 and Marietta, 9.
Living near Samuel and Jane in South Beaver Township was another Samuel. He is listed as " Jr." but his age was 39 so it is unlikely he was the son of the first Samuel. His wife is shown as Eliza, age 40 and they had three children, James, Scott and Joseph. These two Mitchell families lived within a few houses of one another for the next thirty years.
Samuel and Jane were still living in South Beaver Township in 1860 with daughters Melinda and Matilda at home. A Nancy Mitchell was living next door with children with children William (age 10), John (age 8) and Thomas (age 6). The second Samuel Mitchell was living three households away.
In 1870, Jane is listed as head of household, age 54. Daughter Sarah A., age 32 and Mary E., age 29 are also in the household as is a Christina Britton, age 10. This is apparently Sarah's daughter since in 1880, Sarah is still living with Jane but is listed as Sarah Britton and Christina is listed as a granddaughter. Again, the second Samuel Mitchell lived within a few houses. (Note: in 1850, Samuel and Margaret Britton were living next door to Samuel and Jane with their children: James (age 22), Jeremiah (20), Eleanor (25), William (16), Belinda (18) and Louisa (8).)
James E. Fowler
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