Biography of H. Mitchell
Tipton County, IN Biographies





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.

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


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