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 William B. Mitchell

William B. Mitchell

Birth
Nickelsville, Scott County, Virginia, USA
Death Jun 1880 (aged 24)
Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: private burial on farm, no marker
Memorial ID 178712681 · View Source
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The first child of Robert F. Mitchell and Martha Jane Horton, William was born in Nickelsville, Scott Valley, Virginia in 1856.

In early 1875, Mitchell and his eight member family trekked 750 miles west to Missouri, taking up residence in Sni-A-Bar Township in Lafayette County where they homesteaded a small parcel of land. William was 18 at the time.

He and his father partnered in working the farm after his brothers John and James left to pursue other opportunities.

At the age of 24, William mashed his foot clearing land. He was enumerated June 15, 1880 on the US census with a description of his disabling injury. He afterward died from infection and was buried privately on the property.

Without William in the household, Robert had only his remaining sons, aged 11, 8 and 5, to work the farm; so in March of 1881, he moved 15 miles to the town of Odessa, where he found work in construction and house painting.

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To honor their beloved brother, John P. Mitchell changed his middle name to William; and both he and younger sibling James Marion named their first born sons after him.



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  • Maintained by: SB°ancestry
  • Originally Created by: Grace
  • Added: 24 Apr 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 178712681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William B. Mitchell (1 Apr 1856–Jun 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 178712681, ; Maintained by SB°ancestry (contributor 47325517) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a private burial on farm, no marker.