Looking for information on Robert Mitchell, founder of the Robert Mitchell Furniture Company of Cincinnati OH, and his wife, Harriet Hannaford.I have a reference that he was born about 1824 in Ohio, but I'm not certain how reliable that is.I have no information on either his parents or those of his wife.
Robert had one son that I am certain of, although I have to suspect there were other children.That son was Richard Hannaford Mitchell, born 1 Mar 1850 in Cincinnati, and died there 6 Jan 1925.Richard took over his father's furniture business.He married Mary Lucia Lincoln, the daughter of Timothy Danielson Lincoln and Mary Snelling Clarke.Richard and Mary had a very large family of twelve children:1. Mary Mitchell (b. abt 1873); 2. Robert Mitchell (b. & d. 1874); 3. Charlotte Seymour Mitchell (1875-1949); 4. Richard Mitchell (1875-1924); 5. Paul Lincoln Mitchell (1879-1962); 6. William Ledyard Mitchell (1881-1964); 7. Mark Lincoln Mitchell (1883-1965); 8. Mary Monica Mitchell (1885-1973); 9. Mary Francis Angela Mitchell (1887-1975); 10. John Ledyard Mitchell (1890-1971); 11. Mary Margaret Mitchell (1892-1972); 12. Francis Hannaford Mitchell (1897-1945).
Any information on where Robert and Harriet came from, and who their parents were would be greatly appreciated.