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Ellard/Willard Mitchell (1859 Illinois-1932 Texas)
Posted by: Christina Floyd (ID *****3948) Date: September 18, 2011 at 11:42:06
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Would soooooo appreciate ANY info regarding the parents/siblings of Ellard/Willard Mitchell born Feb 1859 Il died Dec 1932 Lawn, TX. What little info I do have is as follows...
Ellard's death certificate lists his father as Willis Mitchell (b. IL). I believe Ellard had at least two siblings..possibly one older than him... His obit said that he came to Texas with his family at 7 years old. He is on the 1870 Ellis Co TX census with Elias & Mary Needham at 12 years old. I don't know if they meant his biological family or if they meant the Needham's. Elias Needham was also from Illinois so I really wonder if he joined them there before they headed for Texas or if they met in Texas. Ellard married Elias & Mary's daughter Frances. It seems Ellard didn't like talking about his mother. I think her name/nickname may have been Polly. But for whatever reason his parents sent him with the Needham's.

Ellard & Frances (Needham) Mitchell's children were:
Needham H., Shelby King, Bertha Della, Pollie, Mary Anna, and Adina.

What little info I have I got from Ellard's granddaughter (my gt. aunt). She also told me that she thought his name was actually Willard but everyone called him Ellard.

Again...ANY info on Ellard's parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated. :o)

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