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Mitchell Family

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Mitchell Family
March 06, 2007 04:08PM
Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green, Cincinnati,
1889, reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1959. p. 12. [Boyle
county].

THE MITCHELLS. Margaretta, the second daughter of Ephraim McDowell,
married James Mitchell, also born in Ireland, and, from his name,
probably one of those who came over in the "George and Ann." Removing
to North, and then to South Carolina, in the latter state they prospered
and accumulted large wealth. Many children were born to them, of whom
one, Mary, married, as stated above, James Greenlee. Inheriting the
fighting qualities of their rugged progenitor, the old Presbyterian
Ephraim, they were all the staunchest of Whigs in the Revolution. Four
of Margaretta's son were officers of the line in that struggle. Two
laid down their lives at Camden. A third there received the ghastly
wound from which he died after agonized lingering. A fourth, Major
Mitchell, was captured at Charleston. Among the respectable and
reputable families of South Carolina, none are more so than the
Mitchells and the descendants of Margaretta McDowell bearing other
names. In Kentucky, there is but one branch of her descendants known to
the writer - that of Mr. Thomas Mitchell, the former venerable cashier
of the Bank of Kentucky, at Danville. One of his sons, in wedding the
beautiful Mary Marshall, married back among his McDowell kindred. His
only daughter, Louisa Mitchell, is the wife of Rev. Thomas Clelland, the
Presbyterian minister at Springfield, Missouri - from a family which has
given many ministers to the church.
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