J. C. MITCHELL, farmer: P. 0, Tippecanoe City; born in Elizabeth Township, Miami Co., Aug. 19, 1826; is a son
of George and Catharine (Gearhart) Mitchell; he was born in Virginia, in 1798, and came to Ohio with his parents
in 1811. They settled in the above named township, which was his place of residence to within a few years of his
death, when he moved to Bethel Township; he departed this life in November of 1874, having been the father of seven
children; three of these preceded him to their eternal home, and one has followed since; J. C. (the oldest of the
living ones), Linny A., now Mrs. Gesseman, living in Kansas, and James, living in Cincinnati, are the survivors.
The subject of this sketch was bred a farmer, and still follows that business; he has 50 acres of land in this
township, besides some land in the West; he has served as Justice of the Peace six years, and Revenue Inspector
seven years; was Captain of Co, B, 147th O. V. I., for about three years. On Sept. 18, 1851, he married Margaret
Stafford, a native of this township, born March 15, 1827; she is a daughter of James S. Stafford, who was also
a native of this place, J. C. and Margaret Mitchell are the parents of nine children - Marvin M, (deceased), Stanley
O. (a dry goods merchant of Lima, Ohio), Roger J., Homer W. B., Reuben W., Elmer E., Mary C., Horace C., Bellama
S, and Linny Blanche.
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Miamin County, Ohio Biographies
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