Re: Mitchel/Mitchell - Indian families- Brunswick area c1800
i have been looking for the wife of william mitchell who was lost at seahis children were william , josephb1768 , thomasb 1772 and hannah i know the sons joseph and thomas lived in leeds maine i am from the line of thomas / i have wondered about indian blood as my great grandfather charles h mitchell was in the civil war and his record states he had black eyesim told this is and indian trait/ also his father jesse b 1810 son of thomas went to letter e when im told wite men didnt go ther as the indians would take your scalp / also his brother thomas jr went to old town maine in 1828 annother place you would find indians / i can trace william mitchell the father back to the 1500's here is a copy of an old family letter
Keene s Mills, Turner May 3,1913 Dear nice Lizzie I have Included what i have herd Said of our people.My Great Grandfatherand two brothers and one sister a Mrs. Berrycame to South Bath, took up a large tract of land and settled on it.Washington called for more soldiers to get our independence from the British. Grandfathertook ship with a lot of others to service as soldiers, the ship was never heard from or now one aboard. A terrible hurricane was suspected by others. Grandmother put out her three boys and one girl . Scotch Irish Descent. William - Thomas - Joseph - Hannah. My Grandfather Thomas Mitchell was put out to learn the shoemakers trade to his uncle Berry, and settled in Bath Me. and married Mary Lemont. Daughter of Capt. James Lemont of Bath, A Capt. in the Revolution, they lived in Bath on the ?? now the City, had a house, shoe shop , and West India Goods to sell; done fine. His brother Joseph had settled in Leeds Persuaded him to sell out and buy a lot of land next to him, with water privilege and put up a saw mill, he sold out for 1200 twelve hundred dollars. He got Finely under way when his homestead (Leeds) was burned he put up another but Grandmotherwas always homesick after that hard times came on. 1812 War Grandfather belonged to the Militia Co. had to go, after it was about overthey took my father 17 Seventeen as substitute and uncle William was musician 4 years in Army. Grandmother, Grandfather had 11 children four in Bath, two died there. 7 more in Leeds, William, James Warren Lemont Bath born 1796 died 1894, two more boys died young. Then Betsey Married Joshaway Lemont, Thomas, Jesse,Benjamin, Mary married William Carr of NH. My father married Julia Gilbert 1817 she died 31. Daughter Capt. William Gilbert and Betsey Baily . Second wife (of J W L ) Rebecca Foster of Buckfield died 1889. his children Ellen Lemont born 1831 died 1896, Clara 1833, Henry Gilbert born 1835, Julia, James Evertt born 1837 died 1840. your fathermust know what year Evertt died .
By Clara M Crockett Turner Maine etter
It is easy to see who she is talking about as it can be no ther people Thomas Mitchells father being Willam son of Christopher and the two brothers in bath are James Mills Mitchell and Jonathan Mitchell the sister a Mrs Berry is Rhoda Mitchell who married John Berry all lived in Bath a perfect fit.Also Joseph Mitchell of Leeds named a son John Berry Mitchell anda Daughter Rhoda Berry Mitchell also both Thomas and Joseph named a son David Berry Mitchell.It should also be noted that when Thomas Mitchell sold in Bath the Deed was witnessed by James Mills Mitchell who would be his Uncle.and that James Mills Mitchells Granddaughter Hannah L MitchellMarried David Berry Mitchell son of Joseph Mitchell of Leeds also that Thomas , Joseph, and James Mills Mitchell owned a church pew togather in Bath also Thomas Mitchell Married Mary Lemont and her uncle Thomas Lemont was married to Lucy Mitchell the dau of Christopher Mitchell and so would be an aunt to Thomas Mitchellof Leedsthis is more than just coincidence.is the name berry used in your family
i have never been able to find there sister hannah / or their mother their may have been someprejudice agianst her the motherif she in fact was an indian /also i belive that william mitchell of brunswick who married Mary Pennell is a brother of thomas and joseph of leeds his dau mary married benjamin l mitchell son of thomas of leeds // i have been doing family history for almost 30 years and am a memeber of the mayflower sos / experience mitchell who i desend from on my moters side came to america in 1627 on the ann married 1st Mary Sagamore a Wampanoag Indian dau of Quadequinawho was a brother to the famous indian cheifMassasoit/ they have a lot of desendants in maine/ but on my moters side they settled in washington county and married into the cox and carter familysjames carters mother was A member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
her name was Deborah Newall b 1767 / the indian blood would be thin by now in my line but some of these people may be some of the indians in mane with the name mitchell / i know there are quite a few indians here with that sir name / i am very interested in this what are the names of capt Joseph moodys children hope to here from you soon