"My grandfather, Richard David Mitchell, was born April 17, 1826 near Athens, Ga. in Jackson Co., six miles from Athens, Ga., across the road from Gum Springs. He died in the Army in Miss. at Lauderdale Springs. His wife-- Emily Dalton, born April 3, 1835,Walton Co., died March 27, 1862 in Jackson Co., six miles from Athens. They married on Dec. 23 1852."Notes in my grandmother's (Hattie Mitchell Stevens)hand. Richard's picture is on this page as well as Emily. He is thought to be buried in the Confederate Cemetery in Lauderdale, Miss. This record is courtesy of the Ga. Dept. of Archives and History.