Mitcham Family Genealogy Forum
Hello Danny and Paul: I am descended from Robert Michum b. 1776 State of Virginia. He and his wife, Mary Mann, migrated to SC (York Co.) and then on down to KY and TN. It is believed that they came into the VA area about 1630 from England. A familiar "story" is that 3 brothers in England decided to come to the US in the 1600's. Two of the brothers came and the third one remained behind. It is believed that our Southern Mitchums descended from these two who came here. The story goes that the 3rd brother stayed in England because they all had property there and when the 99 years were up they would realize money from the sale of said property. The 2 brothers here hired a lawyer to return to get their money from the property. Bye Bye lawyer...bye bye property....and as far as the story goes....bye bye 3rd brother! Well, it was an amusing story... I understand that the name Mitchum comes from England...a town named Mitchum/Mitcham or ?
Do you know anything about this family??
I was a Mitchum. Ruth