Biography of Joseph S. Mitchell
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOSEPH S. MITCHELL, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Decatur County, Ind., September 30, 1847. He is a brother of H. Mitchell. His parents were one of five families that located in this county prior to 1848. His father preempted land, made a good home, and April 25, 1873, died at the age of seventy two. He assisted in establishing the first Baptist Church of his township, and was an active Worker, and a man of prominence. His wife is still living. In 1870, Joseph S. located on forty acres of land which he purchased for $1,000, and in 1873 removed to the home farm. In February, 1874, he located on the farm where he now lives, finding about thirty acres cleared. He is a model farmer, and now owns 140 acres well improved, and with good buildings. Mr. Mitchell married, September 7, 1871, Miss Sarah E. Nutter, of Tipton County. She died in 1878, leaving two small children -Mary E. and John S. Mr. Mitchell was next married; in 1879, to Mrs. Mary E. (Harper) Mitchell, of Howard County. He is a stanch supporter of Democratic principles, and has held some of the minor offices of the township.

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


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