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 Robert F. Mitchell

Robert F. Mitchell

Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
Death 21 Aug 1909 (aged 78)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 157422364 · View Source
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Robert F. Mitchell was born in Stokes County, North Carolina in 1831. His parents were Daniel (John) and Mary Mitchell, who from 1820 to at least 1835 were residents of Stokes.

In 1855, Robert married Martha Jane Horton at her home in Scotts County, Virginia. Her parents were Thomas Horton and his first wife, Patsy (aka Patsey) Wilson.

The couple had five children together in Virginia; and during the Civil War, one in Tennessee.

Robert served as a private in Virginia's 21st & 22nd Cavalry Regiments from Dec. 1863 to Apr. 1865 (CO E, 21 & 22 REGT, N.C. CAV, CSA).

By 1875, the Mitchells had relocated to Sni-A-Bar, Lafayette County in Missouri where their seventh and last child was born.

They are shown there on the census of 1880 farming, but John and James were not present. Their first born, 25 year old William, was disabled with a mashed foot that year. It is assumed he died from his injury before 1881, as he does not appear on any records after that time.

Robert moved 15 miles to the town of Odessa where he engaged in house carpentry and painting. By 1900 he was living next door to his son Robert Henry in Slater City, Missouri. Both were listed as painters.

He died in 1909 at 2202 Indiana Ave., Kansas City, Missouri and was buried at Odessa Cemetery in Lafayette County.

(His DOB above is from his 1855 wedding record)

1855 wedding born 1831 NC
1860 -census born 1831 --
1870 -census born 1831 NC
1880 -census born 1831 VA
1900 -census born 1835 VA June
1909 --death born 1831 VA

(All census dates, places are suspect)

Read the complete history of his travels on his wife, Martha's memorial.

"Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch
Name: Robert F Mitchell
Birth Date: 1831
Birthplace: Stokes, Nc
Age: 24
Spouse's Name: Martha Jane Horton
Spouse's Birth Date: 1838
Spouse's Birthplace: Scott, Va
Spouse's Age: 17
Event Date: 17 Apr 1855
Event Place: Scott, Virginia
Father's Name: Daniel Mitchell
Mother's Name: Mary Mitchell
Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Horton
Spouse's Mother's Name: Patsy Horton

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  • Added: 24 Jan 2016
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert F. Mitchell (Jun 1831–21 Aug 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157422364, citing Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by SB°ancestry (contributor 47325517) .