Posted By:Tim Clouser
Subject:MITCHELL - HURST family
Post Date:May 19, 2003 at 12:39:56
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Forum:Daviess County, IN Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for a William J. MITCHELL and Sarah Jane HEARST(HURST). Sarah was born about 1841 in Sussex County, Delaware. William was born about 1836 in Parke County, Indiana. Sarah married William J. MITCHELL on 3 Sept 1857 in Cass County, Indiana.

William (24 b. Ind) and Sarah (19 b. in Del) are in the 1860 census of Tipton Township, Cass County, Indiana with a son, Milton M.(age 1). This census also shows Sarah's birth as Sussex County, Delaware and William's birth as Park County, Indiana.

William (34 b. in Ind) and Sarah (29 b. in Del) are in the 1870 census of Washington Township, Cass County, Indiana with children Milton M. (11 b. in Ind), George A. (5 b. in Ind), and Sarah (2 b. in Ind).

William (44 b. in Ind) and Sarah (39 b. in Del) are in the 1880 census of Washington City (ED 144), Daviess County, Indiana with children William (21 b. Ind), George (14 b. in Ind), and Sarah B. (12 b. in Ind). This census also shows that William's father and mother were born in VA and Sarah's mother and father were born in Del. Little Sarah is shown as having the "chills" on the enumeration date.

Little Sarah eventually marries Benjamin Franklin CLOUSER in Tipton County, Indiana 10 Jan 1886. A small piece of paper is attached to Book 6 Page 146 of Indiana, Tipton - Marriages 1870-1905 from William J. MITCHELL giving permission for his daughter Sarah J. to marry B.F. CLOUSER. She is under the age of 18 when married.

I can only find one HURST, a John (age 30-40), in the 1840 Nanticoke Hundred Township, Sussex County, Delaware census and also the 1842 Tax listing for the same place. Could this be the father of Sarah (b. about 1841)?

Other information that may be helpful:
Cass County, Indiana - Samuel F. HURST marries Sarah A. ASHHOOVER on 14 Dec 1851. (Brother of Sarah Jane?)