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James Mitchell family, 1830 power of attorney, York Co., SC
Posted by: Daniel Troublefield (ID *****6668) Date: March 29, 2005 at 20:26:24
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John & James Faries moved from Cecil County,
Maryland, to the Piedmont section of the Carolinas,
a little before the Revolutionary War. One of their
sisters married a MITCHELL, probably named James
Mitchell. The Mitchell children along with a Hannah
Smith, daughter of another Faries sister, and
Hannah (Faries) Faries (only surviving sister of
John & James) were heirs at law of the childless
brothers who died in 1825 and 1830 in the Bethel
Church section of York County, South Carolina.

I'm interested in learning more about this
family in Hardeman Co., TN. Have seen some posts
on this forum referring to a James Mitchell
family in Hardeman, but no specific information.

Here is a transcription of the power of attorney
from the Mitchell and Smith heirs. Hannah Faries
filed separately a power of attorney to her son
Robert Arthur Faries. Hannah Faries and some of
her grown children were in Livingston County,
Kentucky, 1810 per federal census. Perhaps the
Mitchells were also there in KY at that time.

Hardeman County, Tennessee, Power of Attorney,
by Mitchell heirs at law of John FARIES & James
FARIES, York Co., SC, recorded in York Co., SC,
Deed Book

John Mitchell, James Mitchell, Robert Mitchell,
Benjamin Mitchell, Hannah Mitchell, & Hannah
Smith, heirs at law of John Faries and James
Faries, deceased, Power of Attorney to John
Smith, administrator of the estates of John &
James Faries
York Co., SC, Deed Book L, Page 381, No. 619,
1830 -1830
Dated: 2 Oct. 1830, Recorded: 29 Nov. 1830

Know all men by these presents that we John
Mitchell James Mitchell Robt Mitchell Benjamin
Mitchell Hannah Mitchell and Hannah Smith all
of the County of Hardeman and State of Tennessee
being heirs at Law of James Faris and John Faris
deceased and late of South Carolina do hereby
appoint John Smith of York County in the State
of South Carolina Our only proper and lawful
Attorney to sell and convey the Lands of and
belonging to the Estates of the said James and
John Faris decíd. in Which we have any Interest
as the legal heirs of said Farisís decíd. and
we do hereby authorise our said Attorney to
make a full and ample deed or deeds of Convey-
ance to purchasers as if made and done by us.
We also empower our said Attorney to do and
transact any business of any kind appertaining
to the Estates of the said James and John Faris
deceased receive and receipt for any Monies
due us to Sue or any other proper Means in
settling the business of Said Estates hereby
ratifying all the Acts of our said Attorney
and making them as binding on us as if done
with our own hands. In testimony whereof we
have hereunto Set our hands and Seals this
Second day of October 1830.

John Mitchell (Seal)
James Mitchell (Seal)
Robert Mitchell his x mark (Seal)
Benjamin Mitchell his x mark (Seal)
Hannah Mitchell her x mark (Seal)
Hannah Smith her x mark (Seal)

Signed and Sealed in the presence of us
Edmund D. Tarver and George M. Pirtle
two of the Acting Justices of the peace
for the County of Hardeman & State of
Tennessee
Edmund D. Tarver J.P.
George M. Pirtle J.P.
State of Tennessee }
Hardeman County } I Thomas J. Hardeman
Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter
Sessions in said County do Certify that
Edmund D. Tarver and George M. Pirtle
Esquires before whom the within Power
of Attorney from John. James. Robert.
Benjamin & Hannah Mitchell and Hannah
Smith to John Smith was Signed Sealed
and Acknowledged were at the said time
and are now acting Justices of the peace
for said County duly commissioned and
qualified and that their Acts as Such are
entitled to full credit & respect.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto
Set my hand and affixed the Seal of
my Office at Office this 2nd day of
October A.D. 1830.
Tho. J. Hardeman Clk
V. E.R. Belsher Díy [Deputy Clerk]
State of Tennessee }
Hardeman County } I James Ruffin Chairman
of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
for said County do Certify that Thomas J.
Hardeman is Clerk of our said Court that
full faith and Credit is due his Official
Acts as Such and that his Certificate
above is in due form of Law.
Given under my hand this 2nd day of
October A.D. 1830.
James Ruffin Chairman (Seal)
Recorded Noví 29th 1830


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