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Mitchell Family Buried In Maysville Cemetery

A lovely gravestone in the Maysville Cemetery, located in Mason County, holds the records of the Mitchell family.  Charles S. Mitchell was born in 1792 in the county, a life-long resident, the son of Ignatius Mitchell and Mildred Smith.  Ignatius was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary War and received a land patent in Mason County (at that time Bourbon County).  His name appears on a company muster roll for May 1788, dated Valley Forge, June 1, 1778.

In this article from The Daily Public Ledger, Maysville, Kentucky, May 1, 1912, it tells of the exploration in the mountains of South America by Gerard Fowke – a grandson of the ‘famous duelist, Charles Mitchell.’  In 1812 a duel was fought in Sprigg Township, Adams County, Ohio, between Thomas Marshall and Charles Mitchell, son of Ignatius Mitchell and brother of Dick Mitchell, from The History of Adams County, Ohio, Nelson W. Evans, 1900.  This makes me wonder of Charles Mitchell was in the War of 1812.  I wonder what circumstance caused the duel?  It was before his marriage to Elizabeth Fowke.

Charles Mitchell married Elizabeth Fowke, September 2, 1821, a daughter of Roger and Susannah Fowke

‘Know all Men by these Presents, That we, Charles Mitchell and Susannah Fowke, are held and firmly bound unto The Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated the 2nd day of September, 1821.  The condition of the above obligation is such, that, whereas a marriage is intended to be had and solemnized between the said Charles S. Mitchell and Elizabeth Fowke.  Now if there be no legal cause to obstruct the same, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.’  Signed by Charles  Smith Mitchell and Susan Fowke, mother of Elizabeth.

In the 1840 Census of Mason County we find Charles Mitchell listed with 1 male under five, 1 five to ten, and one 30 to 40; 2 females under five and 1 female 20 to 30.

In the 1850 census we find Charles aged 57 and wife Elizabeth aged 45.  Children are Richard P, 25; Sibella, 23, Ignatius W., 20; Susan C., 18; Charles S., 15; David R., 13; Theobald, 11; Harrison Clay, 9; Joseph O., 6; and Elizabeth M., 6 – a set of twins.  Charles was a farmer.  Elizabeth, his wife, was born in Pennsylvania, the rest of the family were born in Kentucky.

In the 1860 census Charles is 68 and Elizabeth is 55.  Children listed in the household are Richard P., 36; Ignatius W., 30; Susan K., 28; Theobald, 21; Harrison C., 18; Joseph O., 16; and Elizabeth M., 16.

Children of C. S. and E. F. Mitchell.  Roger F., died February 27, 1826, aged 3 years.  Mary E., died December 1, 1840, aged 9 years.  Martha Ann, died June 26, 1849, aged 23 years.  R. P. Mitchell, 1824-1885.  H. C. Mitchell, 1841-1868.

Three children died previous to the 1850 census – Roger F., in 1826; Mary E., in 1840; and Martha Ann in 1849.  Two other children who died after their parents are listed on this side of the stone, Richard P., who died in 1885, and Harrison Clay, who died in 1868.

John D. Smith, died near Murfresboro, Tennessee, April 9, 1870, aged 51 years.  Sibella M. Smith, died December 29, 1863, aged 35 years.  Children of J. D. and S. M. Smith.  James L., died May 31, 1862, aged 5 years; Nannie J., died March 9, 1865, aged 5 years; Willie, died in Nashville, Tennessee, July 17, 1862, aged 2 years. 

John D. Smith married Sibella Mitchell.  They both died at a young age, as well as three of their children, who are buried in the Mitchell plot.

Charles died June 12, 1861, of dropsy.  He was listed as 69 years of age, a farmer, and his parents were Ignatius and Mildred Mitchell.

Charles S. Mitchell, died June 12, 1861, aged 69 years.  Elizabeth F. Mitchell, died January 19, 1879, aged 74 years.

Elizabeth Mitchell lived another 18 years, passing away at the age of 74 on January 19, 1879.

Theobald Mitchell, 1839-1882.  Richard Mitchell, 1875-1909.

Son, Theobald, and grandson, Richard, died after Charles and Elizabeth.  Generations buried together in Maysville Cemetery.

Items From The Kentucky Gazette

John and Fielding Bradford printed the first issue of The Kentucky Gazette in August of 1787.  The following are a few highlights from some of those early editions, taken from The Kentucky Gazette 1787-1800 by Karen Mauer Green, 1983.  It is interesting to note how much is going on in the city of Lexington, and surrounding area, at such an early date!  I’m sure there are a few names that everyone will recognize!

Volume I, Number II, 18 August, 1787

  • Lexington:  Printed and sold by John and Fielding Bradford, at their printing office the corner of Main and Cross Street, where subscriptions at 18 shillings per annum, advertisements, etc., for this paper are thankfully received and printing in its different branches done with care and expedition.  Advertisements of a moderate length are inserted for 3 shillings the first time and 2 shillings each time after, and longer ones in proportion.
  • Levi Todd, Lexington, 16 August 1787, regarding express from
    Col. James Robinson, commanding officer of the settlement on the Cumberland River, mentions Mr. Turnbull, Captain Davenport.

Volume I, Number III, 25 August 1787

  • Jacob Myers, Lincoln County, 15 August 1787, is erecting a paper mill on a branch of the Dicks River near his grist mill.
  • Text of speech of Captain Johnny (chief commander of the Shawnee nation) to Col. Logan at Limstone, Monday the 20th of August 1787.  Including Col. Benjamin Logan’s answer.  Mentions Jacob Boone at Limestone.  Including Col. Benjamin Logan, Isaac Ruddell, John Crow, Daniel Boone, Captain Johnny, Maremsecho, Lathenfecoh.

Volume I, Number V, 8 September 1787

  • Mr. Schooler of Harrison’s Station on Licking Creek was fired on by Indians on the 5th of September.  George Mason and Mr. Glasscock were fired on by the Indians while cutting wood on Licking Creek on 7 September.  Mason was fatally wounded.
  • Thomas January, Lexington, regarding goods for sale at his dry goods store.
  • Thomas Marshall, Fayette County, 5 September 1787, notice regarding surveyor’s fees.
  • Adam Rankin, Fayette County, 6 September 1787, ad for stray horse.
  • John Allison, Fayette County, 30 August 1787, ‘lately of Ireland’, notice that he is carrying on the business of spinning wheel making at the house of John Maxwell near Lexington.

Volume I, Number VI, 15 September 1787

  • John Crittenden and Horatio Turpin, Fayette County, 12 September 1787, agents for Col. John Harris, regarding Harris’ land, mentions Bray’s Tavern in Lexington.
  • Joseph Gale, regarding a sale of the property of Robert Collins to satisfy his debt to Meredith Helm.  Sale to be at Capt. James Bray’s in Lexington.
  • Mr. Stout, whose brother was wounded by the Indians some time ago, was killed by the Indians at Lee’s Station near Limestone last Tuesday or Wednesday.

Volume I, Number VII, 22 September 1787

  • George Tegarden, ad regarding his store at the house of John Clark in Lexington.
  • Henry Marshall and Henry Work, 20 September 1787, notice to debtors:  please pay your bills.

Volume I, Number VIII, 29 September 1787

  • John Calaman, 26 September 1787, living near Strode’s Station, regarding a stray filly.

Volume I, Number IX, 6 October 1787

  • Obituary, Mrs. Elizabeth Downing, wife of John Downing of Louisville, died Thursday, 9 August 1787, 25 years old, buried Friday, 17 August 1787, in the burying ground of her father, Col. Armisted Churchill.
  • Henry Lee, Fayette County, 3 October 1787, notice regarding horse that strayed from Rawleigh Chinn’s near Lexington.
  • George Rogers Clark and John Crittenden, Fayette County, 25 September 1787, regarding land for sale.
  • Ann Shiell, Lincoln County, 15 September 1787, executrix of the estate of Dr. Hugh Shiell, regarding settlement of estate.
  • Joseph Robinson, Bourbon County, 26 September 1787, has erected a tan yard near Mr. Isaac Ruddell’s mill.