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Re: John May and Mary Ann Mitchell married 1842 in Robertson Co, TN
Posted by: W. Ray Walker (ID *****0024) Date: July 20, 2012 at 05:30:32
In Reply to: John May and Mary Ann Mitchell married 1842 in Robertson Co, TN by Mel Graham of 16214

Mel,
We have thoroughly investigated Richmond Co., VA, and if James Mitchell died as a result of an injury in the
RW, we will not be able to confirm it. His family was certainly prominent and would have been likely selected for an officer-level position in the military. Our James' Will was probated 2 Sep 1776 - no other info about cause of death.

If your g aunt had been researching, someone could have confused our James Mitchell d 1776 with the unrelated contemporary James Mitchell, RS, who had been a Captain and was in Robertson Co., TN for a period.

We are still investigating John Mitchell, Jr., as to the War of 1812.

By the way, John Jr. was b absolutely in Richmond Co., VA NOT NC as was his brother William. The children who survived said that he was b in NC/SC/VA/TN as I recall -we have to remember that John Jr., d 16 Nove 1831, and his children were young when he died.

John Sr did not receive property willed him by his gm unless he had an heir; he received money in 1795 in Richmond Co., VA when he sold the property- both John Jr & his brother William were already born- which fulfilled the contingency in the will.

You did not mention her sister & sister-in-law, Sarah Mitchell May. I assume that you know that John Mitchell, Jr., had a daughter who m a brother of Andrew May. Sarah Mitchell b 1819 Robertson Co., TN d after 1880 in Franklin Co., MO. Sarah m 15 Apr 1841 Robertson Co., TN, Samuel S. May b abt 1816 (also b in) Anson Co., NC, d Bef 1880 Franklin Co., MO.

They had 5 children Sarah Jane, John R., Mary F., Martha E. & William F. Sarah got here share of her father's & gf's estate in May 1841 when she reached 21. In her case was was a couple of weeks after she married----about $100 plus.
W. Ray Walker


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