SAMUEL W. MITCHELL, general farmer and well and favorably known citizen of Wilmington Township, who resides
on his excellent farm of eighty acres, which is situated. on the east side of the Mercer and New Castle Road, about
one quarter of a mile from New Wilmington, was born April 25, 1842, and is. a son of Samuel W. and Catherine (Raney)
Mitchell. The earlier members of the Mitchell family lived in Neshannock Township, Lawrence. County, and were prominent
farmers. Samuel W. Mitchell the elder, moved to New Castle, where he carried on an undertaking business.
Samuel W. Mitchell resided at New Castle until he was about twenty five years of age, after the close of his second
term of enlistment as a soldier in the Civil War. He was a member of the Twelfth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry, during his first enlistment, and of the Second Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, during his second term, serving
under James A. Garfield. His service was mainly with General Sherman's forces, andhe participated in twenty battles.
Mr. Mitchell did not escape some of the dangers of war, as while his company was pursuing General Morgan he was
wounded in the right leg.
On May 14, 1870, Mr. Mitchell was married to Lucinda Biddle, and has had five children, namely Dr. Mitchell, a
practitioner at Edenburg, who married Isabella Dinker; Fred, who works at the carpenter's trade; Charles Foster,
who is deceased; Samuel, who teaches school, and John W., who is attending Ohio University. Mr. Mitchell and his
family belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to his present farm in 1906, and has, been engaged exclusively
in agricultural pursuits since. Before coming here he owned 190 acres in Pulaski Township.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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