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Mitchell, Isaac, son of Hiram and Anna (Wood) Mitchell, was born June 5, 1835, and died at his home between Stone Mills and Lafargeville, February 2, 1893. He was educated in the common schools and Lafargeville Academy; he taught school several winters and attended to his farm summers. In 1863 Mr. Mitchell married Kate L. Bort daughter of Cornelius Bort of Orleans township, and they had four children: Sadie L., wife of Dr. Elmer E. Eddy, Lottie (deceased wife of Frank H. Peck), and Fred B., who married Pauline M. Freer, and Lucien C. Mr. Mitchell was not only a farmer on an extensive scale, but at one time became noted as a cattle breeder. In politics he was a Republican and was elected by his party to the position of town assessor from 1876 to 1878; supervisor six years, two of which he was chairman of the board: he served his district in the Assembly in 1890 and 1891; he also served his party on several occasions as dele. gate to various State conventions. He was supervisor of the town of Orleans during the great bonding fight and mainly through his efforts the struggle was brought to a close and something like $50,000 saved to the people of the town of Orleans. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Lafargeville Lodge No 171, F. & A. M. Of sterling characteristics and devoted to his family, he died universally lamented. He was a director of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society several years and at the time of his death he was serving the society as president.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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