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John J. Mitchell

Possibly John Jay, or John James, Mitchell. Married to Emily Holztclaw, the mother of all of his children, next married Edie (or Elsie) Hurst, and finally, Catherine Fox, the widow of Thomas Fox. For many decades, family lore held that the mother of Henry Thomas Mitchell was Asenath Jones. This has been conclusively proven inaccurate via DNA testing, and Emily is confirmed as the mother of our line. It's now believed that Asenath was, in actuality, John and Emily's eldest daughter, who married John Israel Henry Sprayberry, as her name was carried forward in both the Bean and Mitchell lines. Now seeking to determine whether or not John J's parents are actually William Mitchell and Chloe Smith, as has been passed down by John J Mitchell's great grandson, Elijah "Lige" Hagen Mitchell. We would dearly love to find a male Mitchell descendant of William and Chloe - or his father, Nimrod Nimrod - to take a DNA test to help with this determination. One way or another!
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William Thomas Mitchell

There is a long-held belief that the family of William Thomas Mitchell is related to the family of Henry Thomas Mitchell. This is primarily due to the fact that in papers when she died, Hicksey Ann Mitchell Conger had a copy of several obituaries and news stories related to her brothers and other relatives. One of these papers included the obituary of William Thomas Mitchell. William Thomas was born in 1827 to James Tolen/Tolund Mitchell and Elizabeth (Emily) White. Elizabeth's father was Anderson White who was a son of Nicholas White(1727-1805). Nicholas was in the Revolutionary War. Nicholas married Martha Reese(1730-1767) and they had 8 children that are known. Anderson married Margery Pulliam 1768-1847). Elizabeth married 1827 in Henry Co GA to James Toland Mitchell(1806-1840). THANKS TO KEITH MITCHELL, who is descended from this line for the biographical information here. James and Elizabeth had the following children: 1.William Thomas Mitchell (1828-1909) 2.Anderson & Arthur Mitchell b1830 4.Mary Roann Mitchell (1831-1914) 5.James Tolen Mitchell (1833-1910) 6.Harriet L. Mitchell b1834 7.Martha E. Mitchell b1835 8.Nancy Adeline Mitchell b1837 9.Margie E. Mitchell b1840 10.Marion J. Mitchell b1843 William Thomas and Henry Thomas lived near each other most of their lives. They both enlisted in the Confederate Army, Henry in the 3rd Alabama Calvary and William in the 4th Ala Reg Co. E. I would love to finally figure this one out as well, as would Keith Mitchell, with whom I recently became acquainted.
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