William L. Mitcham was born 1825 in Georgia. Left Georgia after the Civil War. Was living in Pelahatchie, Rankin, Ms. in 1880. He may have been married three times. There were 17 known children.
First known marriage is believed to be on 1-Feb 1853 to a Matilda Mitcham. Matilda's maiden name was Mitcham. They may have been cousins.(Georgia: Troup County, Marriages by Groom, 1851-1898 MITCHAM WILLIAM 1-Feb 1853 MITCHAM MATILDA) Children: Elijah, James, Lori, Malissa, Mary, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Joseph William Brown, Alice, Louella, and Amie.
Second marriage to Carrie Petty is on record in Rankin Co. (9 Jul 1875). Born About 1853 in Texas. Their children: Marion, DeWitt (married Alma Pope in 1906 in Rankin Co, Ms), Maggie Gertrude, Newton M, Grover, and Alexander.
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