Richard David Mitchell was born 17 April 1826 in Gum Springs, Jackson County, GA and died at or near Vicksburg, Miss. with Co. H, 43rd Georgians in June 1863. Where he lies is unknown. His granddaughter said that my grandfather was born in Jackson Co., 6 miles fromAthens, Ga. across the road from Gum Springs. Died in the Army in Miss. His wife Emily Dalton was born April 3, 1835, Walton Co. and died March 27, 1862 before she knew her husband would not return. They left one young son, Robert, who grew up to become a prominent businessman and three time mayor of Gainesville Ga.