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  • ID: I1126
  • Name: John MITCHELL
  • Surname: Mitchell
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1727 in Lunenburg County, Virginia 1
  • Death: 1787 in Granville County, North Carolina 2 3
  • _UID: 3ABCD7E45329854BB58B3FC8CA38E0799F56
  • Note:
    I am not entirely sure which JOHN MITCHELL this was who married PHILLIS; there are several possibilities which I will list with the hopes that at some future time I can identify him. Some have said he was the son of JAMES MITCHELL and AMY DAVIS, according to some sources. I am not so sure that is true since it does appear to me that the JOHN MITCHELL in this will is a bit young, but here is a copy of a will:
    http://robertson-ancestry.com/116-will.htm
    Robertson Genealogy Exchange (11/28/2009)
    James Mitchell's Will
    Husband of Frances Roberson
    Granville County, North Carolina Original Wills

    In the Name of God Amen / I James Mitchel of Granville County in the province / of North Carolina being of perfect mind & sound Memory / thanks be given to Almighty god for the same & Calling to / Mind the uncertain stat of Mankind & that it is appointed / for all men Once to die make Constitute appoint and / Ordain this my last will & testament in Writing that is / to say first of all I Recommend my soul into the hands / of God that gave it, Nothing Doubting but at the General / [Resurrection that] I shall Receive the same again by the / Mighty power of God and as touching Such world[ly] / Estate wherewith it hath pleased the Almighty to Bless / me with in this life I give & dispose of the Same in Manner & form following / Imprimis. I give & bequeath to my son Josiah Mitchell five / Shillings proclamation Money. / Item. I give & bequeath to my Daughter Jemima Davenport / five Shillings Proclamation Money. / Item I give & bequeath to my son James Mitchell / five Shillings Proclamation Money / Item I give & bequeath to my son David Mitchell / five Shillings Proclamation Money / Item I give & bequeath to my son John Mitchell five / Shillings Proclamation Money / Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Amy Satterwhite / five Shillings Proclamation Money / Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Bullock / five Shillings Proclamation Money /

    f. 2

    Item: I give & bequeath to my son Abraham Mitchell / five Shillings proclamation Money / Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Randol Mitchel / One tract of land Containing Two hundred & four Acres / it being the land his father Now lives On According as / the lines is Run, & One Negro fellow Named Jack being / the Negro Shall Come by his Mother to him & his heirs / forever, & my Desire is that my Son Josiah & his wife / may live On the Said land During their lives ? / Item I give & bequeath to My Granddaughter Elisabeth / Mitchell One Negro Woman Named Tabb to her & her / heirs forever / Item My Reasons for Not giving any larger Legasiys to / My Children at present is, that I have heretofore given / to Each of My Children before the Writing & Sighning / this Will Lands Negroes & Other Valuable Cummodities / Suitable towards Housekeeping, / And lastly I leave the plantation I now live On & / all my Land that I have any Right Or title to, & all / My Negroes with all the Rest of My Estate both Real / and Personal to be so[ld] by my Ex[ecuto]rs & the Money ? / arising from such sa[le to be] Equally Divided between / My Seven Children to Wit, Josiah Mitchell, David / Mitchell, John Mitchell, Abraham Mitchell, Jemima / Davenport, Amy Satterwhite & Mary Bullock / My Reason for not leaving my son James Mitchell / an Equal part with Rest is that he hath already / had a greater part thin Either of my Children has had / Or will have, I have left a Just account of what he / hath had, /

    f. 3

    My Desire is that my Son David Mitchell shall / be paid Out of my Estate before a Division of the / Same, the amount of a bond Given David Mitchell / by My son James, payable the first day of March / [The will is torn here and part of the line is missing.] Shillings Proc / Money [The will is torn here and part of the line is missing.] / & Hannaka[?] his Wife & My Negro Woman Mo[-----] / after My Discease may Not be sold but be at their / Liberty to live with which of my Children they like / But to stay with / I do hereby Constitute & appoint my son Josiah / Mitchell, my son David Mitchell, my son John / Mitchell & Michl Satterwhite, My Ex[ecuto]rs to this my last / will & Testament hereby Revoking & Disannuling / all & Every Other Will Or Wills heretofore by me Made Or / done Ratifying & Confirming this & no Other to be my last / will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto / Set my hand & affixed My Seal this first day of March / Anno Dom 1775
    Signed Seald published & pronounced
    By the Said James Mitchell to be his
    Last will & Testament in presence of

    James Mitchell
    William Bullock Jurat
    Robert McCulloch
    John Lewis Jurat

    f. 4

    Granville County, [-----]

    February Court, A.D. 1779
    This Will was duly prov'd by the Oath of William Bullock & / John Lewis & order'd to be recorded. Then Michael / Satterwhite David Mitchel John Mitchel & Josiah Mitchel / Came into Court & qualified as Executors to the said Will
    Teste
    Truly recorded

    Reuben Searcy L.S.
    Reuben Searcy CC

    Source: North Carolina State Archives Original Wills. Also available at North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Granville County), Wills, 1746-1943; index, 1749-1943, volume 1, 1772-1789, FHL Microfilm 18970. Document images courtesy of Virginia Mann.

    --------------------------------BUT THE LIKELY CANDIDATE IS:
    Another possibility, which I tend to believe to be a better candidate and am convinced is the right one, was the son of ROBERT & CATHERINE MITCHELL. I believe that with a record of this JOHN MITCHELL as marrying PHILLIS, who was born about 1737, that her husband would have been at least that age, and probably older. There was a DAVID MITCHELL who was one of the men appointed to partition the estate of WILLIAM WILLIAMS, the 1st husband of JOHN's wife, PHILLIS. Also of very much interest which I think is the most telling is an early Granville Co. Tax list which seems to match up with these families and indicates a longtime friendship between WILLIAM WILLIAMS and the MITCHELL family:

    1755 Granville County,North Carolina Tax List.
    (Polls: white, black = total)
    ROBERT MITCHEL, WM. WILLIAMS,
    Negroes SAMBO, PETER, SUE & YORK, 2 -4 -6.

    http://www.africanaheritage.com/uploads/918/MitchellRobertWillNC.txt
    Mitchell, Robert. Will of
    Granville County, NC
    4 May, 1751
    Submitted by Audrey Pool

    "MITCHELL, Robert, of Gr. Co. Will, dated May 4, 1751;
    prob. Dec 3, 1751.

    To wife Catherine, Negro 'Samboe', and wench 'Lindar',
    but after her death the wench to return to son John,
    also to wife all his household goods;

    (2 to son Daniel, Negro wench 'Sary', also one piece of Land
    Lying & being in Lunenburg County in Virginia lying opposite
    my old plantation on the River (where?), and also 135 A. on both
    side of Island Creek in Lunenburg Co;

    (3) to son Robert, Negro boy Peter, also 490 A. of Land lying
    on the South side of Roan Oak (Roanoke) River in Lunenburg County;

    (4) to son Isaac, Negro boy George, also better than 600 A. on
    both side of Island Creek in Gr. Co;

    (5) to son John, 350 A. on both side of Island Creek in G. Co.;

    (6) to dau SUSANNAH GLOVER, Negro wench Betty;

    (7) to dau PHEBE GLOVER, Negro boy Dick;

    (8) to dau Mary MITCHELL, Negro boy Singgoe,;

    (9) to dau Martha MITCHEL, Negro boy Roger; and (10) stock,
    personalty (sic) and effects to be div. Equally bet. Wife and children by exs.

    Exs: my well beloved Friends Jacob MITCHEL & Isaac MITCHEL
    of Lunenburg County. Wit; Reubin SEARCY, David MITCHEL,
    Josiah MITCHEL. Id. p. 26."
    =========================================================
    Here is my version of the will which I have now transcribed (DW-2011):

    Will of Robert Mitchell - 1751

    Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771
    (Note: this will was apparently re-copied and the transcriber couldn't figure out some of the words in the original and substituted dashes [--] in their place)

    May ye 4th 1751

    In the Name of God - Amen

    I ROBERT MITCHELL of Granvill County, in North Carolina being Sick & Weak in body, but of a perfect mind and Disposeing Memory, Thanks be given to almighty God for the Same, therefore Calling to mind the Uncertain Estate of This Life, and that it is appointed --to Die ---Testament, that is to Say principally, and first of all I Recommend my Soul into the heands of God that Gave it and my body to be buried in Decent Christian burial at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter by me mentioned, Nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same again by the might power of God, and as Touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this Life.
    I Give and Dispose of the Same in manner and form following, that is to Say, first of all ----will that all those Debts and Legacies ----- Right or ------ be forthwith Levied out of my Estate and paid.

    Item. I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife CATHERINE MITCHELL one Negro man Named SAMBOE also one Negro wench Named LINDAR and after the said CATHERINE's Decease, the Said LINDAR return to my well beloved Son- JOHN MITCHELL, to him his heirs and assigns for Ever. I likewise Give and bequeath to my well beloved wife all my household goods, as beding & furniture and puter and pots and all my moveable household effects to be disposed of at her Discretion-

    Item. I Give and bequeath to my well Beloved son DANIEL MITCHELL one Negro wench named SARY also one piece of Land Lying & being in Lunenburg County in Virginia Lying Opposite my old plantation on the River of which piece of Land I have delivered the sd DANIEL a Patent of 286 Acres also another piece of Land Lying on both sides of Island Creek in the Said County containing on hundred thirty five Acres for which I have also delivered him a patent for the Same ot him his heirs and assigns for Ever---

    Item. I Give and bequeath to my Well Beloved Son ROBERT MITCHELL one Negro boy named PETER also one piece of Land Lying on the South Side of Roanoak River in Lunenburg County, containing for hundred and Ninety Acres for him his heirs and assigns for Ever

    Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son ISAAC MITCHELL one Negro boy Named GEORG also one piece of Land being in Granvill County North Carolina Lying on Both Sides of Island Creek containing better than Six hundred Acres to him his heirs and assigns for Ever

    Item also Give and bequeath to my well beloved Son JOHN MITCHELL one piece of Land Lying and being in Granvell County on both Sids of Island Creek containing three hundred and fifty Acres to him his heirs and assigns for Ever

    Item. I Give and bequeath to my Well beloved daughter SUSANNAH GLOVER one Negro wench named BETTY to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

    Item I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter PHEBE GLOVER one Negro boy Named DICK to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

    Item I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter MARY MITCHELL one Negro boy Named SINGGOE to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

    Item. I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter MARTHA MITCHELL one Negro boy Named ROGER to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

    Item. I will also that all my Stock of horses cattle, Hogs, & Sheep and all the moveable effects of Stock be equally divided to my wife and children and the same to be distributed to every one equally, by my well beloved friends, JACOB MITCHELL and ISAAC MITCHELL of Lunenburg County whom I also appoint to be my hole & Sole Executors of this my Last will & Testament
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
    ROBT. MITCHELL

    Test
    REUBEN SEARCY
    DAVID MITCHEL
    JOSIAH MITCHELL


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    At a Court held for Granville County at the Court House December ye 3d 1751

    The within Last Will & Testament of ROBT. MITCHELL deceased was prov'd in Court by the oaths of REUBEN SEARCY, DAVID MITCHELL, JOSIAH MITCHEL and on motion ordered to be recorded.

    Test DAN WELDON CC

    Recorded by Dan'l Weldon CC
    4
  • Change Date: 23 Sep 2012 at 19:36:02



    Marriage 1 Phillis BECKHAM b: 1737 in Edgecombe County,North Carolina
    • Married: 22 Dec 1777 in Granville County, North Carolina 5

    Sources:
    1. Title: Other--
      Page: 1786 NORTH CAROLINA STATE CENSUS-GRANVILLE COUNTY:
      Note: HENDERSON DISTRICT, Pg. 1 -

      JOHN MITCHELL
      1 -WM = 21 -60
      3- WM= UNDER 21 & ABOVE 60
      5 -WF ALL AGES
      7- BLACKS = 12-50

      Next to:
      RALPH NEIL
      JAMES STARK
      WILLIAM GILLIAM
      JOHN SMITH
      THOS. ROWLAND
      GEORGE PERDUE
      RICHD. STRINGFELLOW
      JOHN WEAVER
      >>>>
      MERIMAN BARNS
      TRAVIS BOWDON
    2. Title: Other--
      Page: ROOTSWEB.COM-MESSAGE BOARD-GRANVILLE COUNTY
      Note: Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 00:59:53 EDT
      From: <Hdanw@aol.com>
      <mailto:Hdanw@aol.com>
      To: NCGRANVI-L@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <99.6ae41b6.26883d49@aol.com> Subject: [NCGRANVI] Early Resident of Wilson or Davidson Co. TN - Samuel Hogg, Sr. - Part I Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
      Dear Researchers, Perhaps you can help me out with the identity of the older Samuel Hogg--where he lived in TN and was he the doctor or the congressman--or is that person his son? Because the information I have gathered is wordy, this will be presented in installments. This is the first installment. Evelyn W. Wallace, submitter hdanw@aol.com Samuel Hogg of Granville Co., NC and of Wilson Co. and Davidson Co., TN SAMUEL HOGG. (ca 1765-aft 1820 TN?) WIR03966 Husband of Sally Williams Hogg, who is said to have died in Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN. (transcribed Sneed family Bible, current whereabouts unknown) They were married in 1792 in Granville Co. NC. Samuel Hogg married Sally (Sarah or Sary) Williams, most probably the daughter of the deceased William Williams and his wife Phillis. This relationship deduction is based on the "Sneed family Bible," as found among the transcriptions a resident of San Diego, CA ca 1997, which gave a date of death for Sarah/Sallie Williams (qv), later Hogg. Granville Co. marriage record: Saml. Hogge & Sarah Williams, 14 May 1792; W. Norwood, bm; Saml Worthington, wit. (Elizabeth Hicks Hummell in HISTORY OF GRANVILLE CO., NC, V. I, MARRIAGE BONDS, 1965, p. 205. This marriage record does not appear in Brent H. Holcomb's transcriptions of the marriage bonds of Granville Co., NC. A few errors have been noted in Holcomb's transcriptions. Study of Granville Co. land records indicates the Norwood family was a neighbor of the Williams family in the Nutbush Creek area of Granville Co. The Norwood family seem to have been close associates of the Williams family from at least 1752. John Norwood was witness to a deed to John Williams in 1752, and a later patent to John Williams indicated his land adjoined that of Nathaniel Norwood.) A Younger Samuel Hogg There was another Samuel Hogg, probably the son of Samuel Hogg, Sr. and a probable first wife, name unknown. By 1810, the name Samuel Hogg, Jr. begins to appear in Granville Co. NC court records. Perhaps the marriage indicated above is a second marriage for the elder Samuel Hogg, Sr., or perhaps "Junior" only meant there was a younger man of the same name in the same community. However, a document cited below indicates that "Senior" was the guardian of "Junior" implying a father-son relationship.+ According to available evidence, the younger Samuel Hogg was born approximately nine years before the marriage of the elder Hogg and Sally Williams. This brief biographical index appears in MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SINCE 1789 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1977), p. 78: Hogg, Samuel (D Tenn.) April 18, 1783-May 28, 1842; House 1817-19. (1) Certainly Sarah or Sally Williams, daughter of William Williams (d. 1775 at Boonesborough) and his wife Phillis of Granville Co., and the bride Sally Williams of 1792 would not have been the mother of a younger "Samuel Hogg, Jr." who was born 1783. Samuel Hogg Jr. was of an age to witness documents in 1810. (This generally implies that the witness was of age 14 or over and considered competent enough to understand what he was witnessing.) It is unknown whether the Hogg-Williams marriage preceded the ca 1792 death of Sally's mother, Phillis Mitchell late Williams, or not. The latter died testate in 1792 (Granville Co., NC WB.2-318-319). At the time of the death of Phillis's second husband, John Mitchell, ca 1787, Phillis had petitioned the court to become the guardian of Sally Williams, an unusual occurrence for that time. She may have become guardian because Sally Williams, as an heir of William Williams, was entitled to a goodly inheritance (after the debts against the estate were paid).++ ................. From MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SINCE 1789 [Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1977], p. 68: "Hogg, Samuel (D Tenn) April 18, 1783-May 28, 1842; House 1817-19." The birthdate indicates he is the younger Samuel Hogg. He would not have been of age to marry in 1792. ++Granville Co. NC Will Bk 2-17 1 Jan 1787 - John Mitchel as guardian of Sally Williams renders account of her estate. (Z. H. Gwynn, ABSTRACTS OF THE WILLS AND ESTATE RECORDS OF GRANVILLE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1746-1808) Mitchell was deceased by May court 1787. "Inventory of estate of John Mitchell, deceased, by Phillis Mitchell, executrix of will." (Z. H. Gwynn, ABSTRACTS OF GRANVILLE CO., NC COURT MINUTES 1746-1789, p. 22) ______________________________ -----------------------
    3. Title: North Carolina Wills and Inventories. North Carolina Wills, 1665-1900
      Author: Grimes, J. Bryan (Reproduced on Family Archive CD#509)
      Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co.Inc.(Baltimore)
      Page: ABSTRACTS OF NORTH CAROLINA WILLS-GRANVILLE COUNTY, Pg.129
      Note: 1787 - JOHN MITCHELL; PHILLIS
    4. Title: History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1800, Copyright 1993
      Author: Thomas McAdory Owen
      Publication: Southern Historical Press Inc.,P.O.Box 1267,Greenville,SC 29202-1267
      Page: Abstracts of Marriage License Bonds, Office of Clerk of the Superior Ct.Granville Co.,NC
      Note: Page 77, Item #53.
      John Mitchel to Phillis Williams Bond dated: Dec.22, 1777, Signed by John Mitchell & Reuben Searcy, Wit. Asa Searcy
      Date: Dec.15-21, 1895
    5. Title: History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1800, Copyright 1993
      Author: Thomas McAdory Owen
      Publication: Southern Historical Press Inc.,P.O.Box 1267,Greenville,SC 29202-1267
      Page: Abstracts of Marriage License Bonds, Office of Clerk of the Superior Ct.,Granville Co.,NC
      Note: Page 77, Item # 53 Bond dated Dec, 22, 1777
      JOHN MITCHELL to PHILLIS WILLIAMS.
      Signed by John Mitchell & Reuben Searcy Wit: Asa Searcy
      Date: Dec 15, 21, 1895

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