John MITCHELL

Male 1762 - 1850  (87 years)


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  • Name John MITCHELL 
    Born 22 Apr 1762  Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1850  Bloomfield, Somerset, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: History of Chesterville, Maine, by the late Oliver Sewall, Esq., Farmington, Me., published by J.S.Swift, 1875.:

      “About the date of Mr. Bradbury’s commencement of improvements on his lot, John Mitchell began to clear the low now, [1856] owned in part by David M. Hamilton, it being the second lot north of Mr. Bradbury’s. He cleared some land and put up buildings a few years before he married and moved into his house. He had an interest in one sawmill at least, and did something at lumbering for a number of years, besides carrying on his farm. In the earlier days of the culture of the soil of ththis region, cultivators were unknown. Corn and potatoes were managed wholly by the hoe. No plow was introduced for several years. The first that the writer remembers of any operation of the kind was started by Mr. Mitchell. He prepered [sic] a yoke so that the oxen could walk with one row between them,--the ring and staple being placed close to the near ox. In this way, by shearing the plow a trifle, it could follow the near ox and do the work. Many pieces of corn and potatoes wwere cultivated in this way. After a few years, however, this mode was superseded by the horse and a light plow. Mr. Mitchell was chosen ensign in 1804, when the militia was first organized in town. He was promoted to the lieutenancy, and not long after, in 1810, resigned. He died at his son’s in Bloomfield in January, 1850, at the age of 88 years, and was brought to Chesterville for interment. His wife died in Feb. 1839, at the age of 75 years.”

      “John Mitchell, b. at Bath, Me., April 22, 1762, died at Bloomfield, Me., Jan. 17, 1850, aged eighty-eight. Married probably at Farmington, Me. to Persis (Bartlett) Lowell, daughter of Reuben Lowell, March 1789. She was born at Farmington, Me., June 30, 1764, and died at Chesterville Feb. 7, 1839. John settled at Chesterville, Me., about 1783 to 1787. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812; was ensign of the militia at Chesterville in 1804, promoted to lieutenant, and resigned in 1810. His service in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 is on record in the War Department. He enlisted in the War of 1812 more than once.”

      Mitchell’s body was brought to Chesterville for internment.««s15»» [1]
    Person ID I525  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 

    Family Persis LOWELL,   b. 7 Jun 1764, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1839, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Mar 1789  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lowell MITCHELL,   b. 28 Dec 1790, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1873, Blue Island, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Jonathan MITCHELL,   b. 11 Apr 1793, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1884, Bloomfield, Somerset, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Persis MITCHELL,   b. 20 May 1795, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882  (Age 86 years)
    +4. John MITCHELL, Jr.,   b. 24 Aug 1797, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1857, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. William MITCHELL,   b. 28 Jul 1799, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882  (Age 82 years)
    +6. Sophia MITCHELL,   b. 10 Sep 1804, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1888, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Rhoda MITCHELL,   b. 22 Oct 1806, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1807, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Hannah MITCHELL,   b. 4 Apr 1808, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1905, Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Apr 1762 - Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mar 1789 - Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1850 - Bloomfield, Somerset, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Land Records.  Lowell, Sally.  Purchases land from Reuben Lowell's children, 1825.
    Land Records. Lowell, Sally. Purchases land from Reuben Lowell's children, 1825.
    Sally Lowell was Reuben Lowell's second wife. They married on 10 Nov 1807. Reuben Lowell died on 1 June 1824. On 9 May 1825, Sally purchases outright her late husband's home farm in Chesterville from all of the children and their descendants born to Reuben Lowell and his first wife, Priscilla.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Ancestors and Descendants of Lowell Mitchell of Carthage, Maine..