Hello Lois, HAPPY NEW YEAR..2011 ! I think you may have James's birth year incorrect. I think he was born in 1845 and not 1840. Here is the 1900 census =
-==- Name: James R Mitchel Home in 1900: Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania Age: 54 Birth Date: Jun 1845 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to Head of House: Head Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Spouse's name: Rosabelle Mitchel Marital Status: Married Years Married: 25 ..? Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age James R Mitchel 54 Rosabelle Mitchel 55 Maud R Cale 18 ..Servant.
1880 census=has James born in 1845 not 1840 !
NameRelation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace James MITCHELSelfMMaleW35PACarpenterPAPA Rosa Bell MITCHELWifeMFemaleW35NYKeep HouseOHNY Eva MITCHELDauSFemaleW10NYPANY Walter MITCHELSonSMaleW6NYPANY Census Place Parker, Armstrong, Pennsylvania =-=-=-
Name: James Mitchel Birth Year: abt 1845 Age in 1870: 25 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Occupation: Carpenter. Home in 1870: Perry, Armstrong, Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Bradys Bend Household Members: Name Age James Mitchel 25 Rosabell Mitchel 25 ..
1860 census= I think this has to be your #James aged 15.
Name: James E Mitchell Age in 1860: 15 Birth Year: abt 1845 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1860: Clover, Jefferson, Pennsylvania Gender: Male Post Office: Summerville Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age James Mitchell 49Occupation..Carpenter.. Margaret Mitchell 49 Thomas Mitchell 25 Occupation..Carpenter. Martha J Mitchell 23 Margaret Mitchell 19 #James E Mitchell 15 Nancy A Mitchell 11