Nancy Claiborn(e) and her family came up to Missouri from Sumner County, Tennessee when Nancy was a young child, around 1837, with her parents Ousley and Frances Robertson Claiborne, her grandparents David Robertson and Mary Hunter Robertson and other family members. They settled in what became Camden County, Missouri. She married Henry Mitchell from Pulaski County, MO on Sept. 11, 1853. They resided in Waynesville, MO until they bought and moved to their family farm on Bells Creek near Hancock and Crocker, MO in 1859. They had 11 children.
The above information was provided by Mrs. Eulah Quiring, great-granddaughter of Nancy Mitchell, in the book "800 Missouri Families: Vol. 3" by Don Vincent.
Nancy's grandfather, David Robertson, was reported to be in the War of 1812 (Battle of New Orleans). David is buried in the Hugo Cemetery in Camden County, MO.
Her great-grandfather, Jesse Robertson, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War (North Carolina). Jesse is buried on his farm place in Sumner County, TN.
Nancy had a brother named David Robertson Claiborn who was killed in the Civil War (Confederate). Her brother Daniel A. Claiborn fought for the Union; he lost an arm.
1870 United States Federal Census about T Nancy Mitchell Name: T Nancy Mitchell Age in 1870: 36 Birth Year: abt 1834 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1870: Union, Pulaski, Missouri Race: White Gender: Female Post Office: Waynesville Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Henry Mitchell 45 T Nancy Mitchell 36 O Martin Mitchell 15 L John Mitchell 13 R David Mitchell 10 F James Mitchell 5 A William Mitchell 3
1880 United States Federal Census about H. Mitchell Name: H. Mitchell Age: 52 Birth Year: abt 1828 Birthplace: Alabama Home in 1880: Union, Pulaski, Missouri Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Nancy T. Mitchell Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Birthplace: Alabama Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Farmer Household Members: Name Age H. Mitchell 52 Nancy T. Mitchell 45 John L. Mitchell 21 David R. Mitchell 20 James F. Mitchell 15 Wm. A. Mitchell 13 Henry L. Mitchell 10 Pinckney Mitchell 7 Thos. W. Mitchell 3 Harriet M. Mitchell 1