Emily was born to James and Frances LaBoon Dalton in April, 1835. This photo is in my collection and was made together with one of her husband, Richard David Mitchell, after their marriage two days before Christmas, 1852, in her 18th year. Their only child Robert became a three-term mayor of Gainesville, Georgia, and a prominent businessman. But he never knew them well, for Richard went off to war with the Jackson County Blues, the 43d Georgia Infantry, and died in Vicksburg, Miss. Emily preceded him in death by several months, leaving their nine year old son to be raised by relatives.