Biography of William Mitchell
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WILLIAM MITCHELL was born in Parke County, Ind., December 9, 1840, and is one of eight children born to Perley and Phcebe (Lewis) Mitchell. The father was a native of New Hampshire, and the mother was a native of New York, and is living in Terre Haute on the homestead. William Mitchell was reared in Parke County, where he received the benefit of the common schools, after which be attended school at the Bloomingdale Academy. September 5, 1861, he enlisted in Company I, Thirty first Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, at Terre Haute, Ind. He was in battle at Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing, Stone River, and several skirmishes. He served three years, and was mustered out at Chicago September 5, 1864, when he returned to his father's, in Parke County, and engaged in farming. In October, 1867, he came to this county and purchased eighty acres of land in Ervin Township, partly under cultivation. He has since added 173 acres, and now raises grain and stock. Mr. Mitchell has served one term as Trustee of the township. He was married, November 5, 1868, to Miss Rhoda Tucker, a native of Ohio. His wife died in 1871, leaving one child, Nora. May 23, 1872, he married Hulda Morris, a native of Miami County, Ind. They have six children; Belle, Frank, John, Herman, Sumner and Reyburn.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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