H. MITCHELL, farmer, is a native of Decatur County, Ind., and was born November 2, 1835. He is the son of Silas
and Sarah (Johnson) Mitchell, both natives of Kentucky, and of English and Irish descent. H. Mitchell came with
his parents to this county at the age of twelve years, before the organization of Wild Cat Township, and here spent
his boyhood days. At the age of eighteen, he began to battle in life for himself. He located near Windfall, where
he found a farm with a log cabin and one acre of cleared ground. Two years later, he visited Iowa, and late in
the fall of 1857 returned to this township and relocated on the farm he had left. In 1861, he sold this and bought
his present farm of eighty acres, which he found low and wet. He built a log cabin and started for the second time
in the forest. He is an active politician in the Democratic ranks, and has held some of the minor offices of the
township. Mr. Mitchell was married in May, 1853, to Miss Dorcas Ann Denny, of Tipton County; she was born in 1833,
and was the daughter of Jehu Denny. She died March 7, 1876, leaving ten children-Sarah J., Eliza E., Marshal, Marion,
Emily, Alice, Charles, Sidles, Myrta and Pearl. Mr. Mitchell was next married in February, 1877, to Mrs. Amanda
High. This lady died in 1879, and Mr. Mitchell was married, April 12, 1883, to Mrs. Nancy Bragg, of Howard County.
Mr. Mitchell is a Master Mason, and his wife is a member of the M. E. Church.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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