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Genealogy of the Benjamin Franklin Mitchell Family of Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas

Identification of Subjects in the Family Photo of Benjamin Franklin Mitchell Family Photo
Taken about 1904-1906

Front Row, L-R Daisy D. Mitchell, Albert Mitchell & Herbert Mitchell.
Middle Row, L-R B. F. Mitchell holding baby Talmadge Mitchell, Rebecca Parakee (Clark) Mitchell & Lillian R. Mitchell.
Back Row, L-R Charley Mitchell, Ben M. Mitchell, General "Lee" Mitchell, William & John Mitchell (twins), & Edward "Oscar" Mitchell.

The above photo was given to Katrina Piper by her cousin, James Tims, who identified the subjects.



Descendants of Benjamin Franklin Mitchell

(As of September 11, 2004)

Generation No. 1

1. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2 MITCHELL (BENJAMIN F.1)1,2,3 was born February 22, 1859 in Tennessee, and died May 24, 1934 in Amagon, Jackson Co., Arkansas. He married (1) REBECCA PARALEE CLARK4,5 1879 in Franklin Co., Tennessee, daughter of CHARLES CLARK and REBECCA YOUNG. She was born December 14, 1865 in Tennessee6, and died August 07, 1910 in Amagon, Jackson Co., Arkansas7. He married (2) CORA8,9 June 07, 1917 in Jackson Co., Arkansas. She was born Bet. 1890 - 1892 in Arkansas10, and died Aft. 1930.

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MITCHELL:

The Certificate of Death, Arkansas file 8i9 of Herbert Mitchell, identifies Herbert's father as Benjamin Franklin Mitchell and his mother as Paralee Clark. A letter to me from Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell, wife to Herbert, lists B.F. as her father-in-law. The letter also lists names of Herbert's siblings.

B.F. was born on a Tuesday.

The 1900 US Census, (Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 45), shows Benjamin Mitchell, wife Paralee, and children: Charlie, Benjamin M., General L., Lillie R. J., John ?, William, Edward O., Daisy D., Albert H. S., and "Babe." The "Babe" would be Herbert Mitchell, my grandfather.

1920 Federal Census, (Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682, dwelling 433), As head of house - Benjamin F. Mitchell, age 58, wife Cora, 29, stepsons George and Robert Earl Roberts.

*Cousin James Tims, son of subject's daughter, Daisy Mitchell Tims, has news clippings telling of the murder of B. F. Mitchell at the age of 78. According to the articles, Great-grandfather B.F. lived near Amagon, Arkansas. He was discovered by his daughter. Mrs. Lillian Mitchell Priest went to investigate when she realized she had not seen her father out and about his property which she could see from her home across the road and field. Subsequently, an arrest was made.

I found one more article through the Arkansas History Commission about the initial arrest of Paul Nelson, Alvis Jackson, and Joe Priest. Below are the transcribed articles.



From The Tuckerman Record, Tuckerman, Arkansas, Friday, May 25, 1934

FORMER LOCAL MAN FOUND MURDERED

B. F. Mitchell Slain At His Home Near Amagon

ROBBERY BELIEVED MOTIVE

B. F. Mitchell, aged 78, well-to-do farmer and land owner, and a former resident of Tuckerman, was found murdered at his home three miles east of Amagon Thursday morning by his daughter, Mrs. Lillian Priest, who lives across the field from her father's home. Mr. Mitchell lived alone and when his daughter remembered that she had not seen her father around the place that morning she investigated and found him dead in bed. He had been beaten over the head and face and had been dead several hours when discovered.

It is believed that robbery was the motive of the crime, as it had been rumored in the community for some time that Mr. Mitchell kept a large sum of money in the house. The house had been ransacked but Mrs. Priest and other members of the family did not know if anything had been taken as they knew nothing of his keeping any money to speak of in the house. Tracks were found beneath a window through which it is believed the killer entered the house.

Sheriff Gray Albright took bloodhounds to the scene but a scent could not be picked up, as many people had gathered at the scene of the crime as soon as news of it had spread and the trail was obliterated.

A jury empaneled by Coroner Sam Rich returned a verdict to the effect that Mr. Mitchell "came to his death at unknown hands."

Funeral services for the murdered man were held at Dowell's Chapel Cemetery at Centerville Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Hafner & Patterson.

Surviving Mr. Mitchell is a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Priest of Amagon; four sons, Rev. Herbert Mitchell of St. Louis; Albert and Ben Mitchell of Amagon; and John Mitchell of Tuckerman; and his wife, Mrs. Cora Mitchell of Tuckerman, from who he had been separated several years, but was not divorced.

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From Newport Daily Independent, Newport, Arkansas, Friday, _____

B. F. Mitchell

B. F. Mitchell, who was murdered at his home near Amagon the night of Mary 24, was born in Jackson Co., Tenn., Feb 22, 1859. At a very early age he was left to care for his other and four children, by the death of his father. His mother was a woman of high ideals and reared the family in a home where honesty and fair dealing were taught and practiced. They lived by the Golden Rule and the teachings of his early life were carried out always by Mr. Mitchell.

When 18 years of age he went with the family to Louisiana. There his mother, step-father, two sisters and a brother were stricken with fever and died. He was left with a 3-year-old half-brother and 4-year-old brother to care for. He brought the two children back to Tennessee and for two years supported them by day labor.

In 1871 he was married to Miss Rebecca Clark, the daughter of a Baptist minister. He and his wife reared their children in the same manner that they had been reared and he lived a quiet home life, was fond of his home and family and always provided well. His highest ambition was to rear his children to be honest, upright, useful and respected citizens.

No man can say truthfully that Mr. Mitchell ever harmed anyone. He was always willing and glad to help those in need. By hard work and good management, fair and honest dealings with his fellow men, he acquired some of this world's goods and the respect of all with whom he dealt.

Despite his 78 years he was still farming for "pleasure and pastime" as he would laughingly say to those who suggested that he was too old to work so hard. He had worked very hard all day Wednesday and was very tired when retired to take his hard-earned and much-needed rest. Some time during the night a thief entered his home, robbed him and then murdered him and left on clue as to his identity.

The entire community was shocked by the outrageous crime.

- - Contributed.

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FUNERAL OF B. F. MITCHELL

Funeral services for B. F. Mitchell, who was murdered at his home near Amagon Wednesday night by unknown parties, was held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Centerville and arrangements for the funeral were made by Hafner-Patterson Company.

Mr. Mitchell is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Priest of Amagon, and by four sons, Rev Herbert Mitchell of St. Louis, John, Albert and Ben Mitchell of Jackson county.

Interment was made in the Centerville cemetery.

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From The Tuckerman Record, Tuckerman, Jackson County, Arkansas, volume 15

Date not at top of article, but from The Arkansas History Commission, it is August 1934

The article has been "bound" in a journal at the Commission, and it partially hides a few of the words on the left of each line down the column, but enough of the words showed that I believe I have properly guessed them. For the paragraph at the end of the article, it was only half a column that was not copied and is not available on the microfilm.

"THREE ARRESTED IN MITCHELL MURDER CASE:

With the arrest of three men this week, Jackson county officers believe they are about to solve the mysterious murder of B. F. Mitchell, a recluse, who was killed in his home near Amagon on May 24th.

Paul Nelson of Harrisburg was arrested at that place Saturday on a minor charge on which he was fined ten dollars. Officers later made a search of his car and found several guns and $593 in his pocket. Sheriff Gray Albright went to Harrisburg and took the young man to Little Rock for questioning in an effort to link him with the murder of Mr. Mitchell.

Alvis Jackson, aged 40, and Joe Priest were arrested Tuesday and held in the county jail at Newport in connection with the killing. Jackson is a tenant on the Mitchell farm while Priest is a son-in-law of Mitchell. It is thought that the arrest of the pair resulted from the questioning of Nelson at Little Rock.

The Alvis Jackson arrested is not the Alvis Jackson who is a candidate for treasurer of Jackson County. The candidate's name is Alvis ? Jackson and he is not related to the Alvis Jackson arrested.

Nelson said the money found on him when arrested represented his earnings while in the army. He was discharged.....year enlist.....???? Mitchell....??? daughter, ??

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The newspaper was not identified in the following article, but the articles so far have been from two papers - The Independent News of Newport, Arkansas, and The Tuckerman Record, Tuckerman, Arkansas, both of Jackson County.

Friday, Sept. 28, 1934

SLAYER FAILS TO RECOVER PART OF LOOT.

Paul Nelson, 24, alleged self-confessed slayer of B. F. Mitchell, recluse living 15 miles east of Newport in Jackson county, near the Poinsett county line, lost in an attempt Friday to recover part of the $593.00 loot taken from him following his arrest in Harrisburg in a suit tried in chancery court before Chancellor J. F Gautney of Jonesboro at Harrisburg Friday.

Nelson was arrested at Harrisburg following finding a large quantity of shells and two shot guns and pistol in a car in which Nelson and two others were riding on August 20.

Mitchell was killed in May, robbery being the motive. Nelson admitted taking $800. Nelson was a neighbor of Mitchell.

Nelson claimed that all of the money he had in his possession at the time of his arrest besides $180 was his own money and sought to recover the remaining amount.

Judge Gautney held that by Nelson's own admission that he stole around $800 and even though he may have spent or disposed of this money, that the state had the power to recover the amount taken from the deceased and awarded the full amount held by the sheriff of Poinsett county to Mitchell's estate.

Judge F. M. Pickens represented the Mitchell estate and Sheriff Gray Albright at the Harrisburg hearing.

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From The Independent News, Newport, AR

Friday, December 14, 1934

CRINT NELSON IN CUSTODY OF GA. OFFICERS

Sheriff Gray Albright has been advised by officers at Hiawassee, Ga., that they have taken into custody Crint Nelson, alias Crint Crotham, wanted the in the murder of B. F. Mitchell, aged farmer, recluse of Amagon, who was murdered in his home last May 31. Crint Nelson has been at liberty since his younger brother Paul, Joe Priest and Alvis Jackson, alias Henry Jackson, were taken into custody and placed in jail, charged with the murder of Mitchell. Crint Nelson was indicted with the trio when the grand jury met last September and a continued search has been made for him since that time. He is being held in jail at Haysville, N. C., a few miles from Hiawassee.

Nelson has refused to return to Jackson county voluntarily to answer the charge for which he is indicted and Sheriff Albright has asked Governor Futrell to issue requisition papers asking the governor of Georgia to order Nelson's return to Newport.

Paul Nelson was sentenced on Nov. 21 to die in the electric chair on Jan. 25, 1935, for the murder of Mitchell. Jo Priest is out of jail on bond pending trial and Jackson is being held until his case is called in the next session of circuit court.

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From The Independent News of Newport, Arkansas.

Friday, Dec. 28, 1934

CRINT NELSON IS RETURNED HERE BY SHERIFF ALBRIGHT

From Friday's Daily.

Sheriff Gray Albright returned last night from Raleigh, N. C. where he presented requisition papers to the governor of that state for the removal to Arkansas of Crint Nelson, who was arrested in Hiawassee, Ga., about two weeks ago and placed in the Waynesboro, N. C., jail.

Nelson is under indictment here for the murder of B. F. Mitchell, who was killed in a brutal manner at his home near Amagon on May 27. (note- previous articles state May 24). Paul Nelson, brother of Crint, was convicted of first degree murder here last month and has been sentenced to be electrocuted for his part in the Mitchell slaying. Crint Nelson is being held in the city jail temporarily.

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This next article, was by United Press, but no "year" is included in the saved copy. Nor is the name of the Newspaper on the copy.

PAUL NELSON, BILL BARNES DIE IN CHAIR.

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(By United Press) Tucker Prison Farm., Ark., Sept. 28.

Two white youths, just past the age of maturity, paid with their lives today for brutal slayings in which both allegedly "ganged" with others to rob their victims.

The two youths, Paul Nelson, 22, and Bill Barnes, 21, were electrocuted in the drab, but deadly, home-made electric chair which has claimed nearly 80 victims, shortly after dawn today.

Nelson, first to be strapped in the chair, protested his innocence to the last, in broken spirits, he prayed with two ministers shortly before he was placed in the chair at 6:33 A.M.

He was pronounced dead at 6:39 a. m.

Barnes, cool and calm, was strapped into the chair at 6:53 protesting he had not been given a fair trial. He was pronounced dead at 6:59 A.M.

Nelson, a married man, was charged as the principal in the slaying of B. F. Mitchell, 78-year-old farmer, as he was sleeping alone in his home near Amagon, Ark., on the night of May 28, 1934. (NOTE: again a different date...kmp)

Barnes, whose father, Frank Barnes was electrocuted for the same crime, was charged with aiding his father and brother, Archie, in the slaying of C. A. Martin, Jr., 18-year-old Blytheville taxi driver, on a lonely country road July 12, 1934.

"I am innocent," Nelson pleaded, as he prayed with the Rev. C. W. Holmes, Pine Bluff, and the Rev. R. R. Simpson. "God, I hope you will welcome me into heaven."

"Please have pity on those who put me here. Bless my wife and sisters. I am coming to you in the right spirit. Please make this an easy death," Nelson prayed.

Turning to Prison Supt., Tom Coghill, he said, "Captain, you are a good man, I hope we meet again."

Coghill had a little trouble in adjusting the head cap on Nelson.

The two ministers also prayed with Barnes.

"I did not get a fair trial," the youth protested. "The judge said if I plead guilty, I would not get over 21 years. God bless all of you officials," he said.

The Rev. Holmes made a last dispute plea to Governor J. M. Futrell in behalf of Barnes in a telephone call at 5:30 a. m. He ...ed the governor either to alter ..... time or ....... the (next line missing).

Paul Nelson, aged 21 was sentenced to die in the electric chair at Tucker Farm, between the hours of sunrise and sunset January 25, 1935. Judge B. Marcus Bone overruled a motion of the defense for a new trial as also the motion to arrest judgment. Appeal bond was denied.

Nelson was convicted in circuit court here November 7, on a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of B. F. Mitchell, 78, farmer-recluse of near Amagon, who was found beaten to death in his bed the morning of May 27.

Nelson was later arrested on a minor charge at Harrisburg and when officers there found a sum of money on his person and several fire arms in his car, they became suspicious and notified Sheriff A. G. Albright of Jackson county. Albright brought Nelson to Newport and later took him to Little Rock, where he was questioned by Sheriff Albright and Chief of Detectives James Pitcock. Nelson is reported to have made a statement in which he allegedly admitted taking part in the crime and named as his accomplice Joe Priest, son-in-law of the slain man. Henry Jackson, alias Alvis Jackson, a share-cropper on the Mitchell farm, and his brother, Trent Nelson.

Judge Bone withdrew the purported statement from consideration by the jury at the trial. However, Nelson made a similar statement to the one made in Little Rock to Mrs. Joe Priest, daughter of the victim, shortly after his return from Little Rock, which was allowed to be introduced as evidence.

The jury deliberated a short time over two hours, and returned a verdict finding the defendant guilty as charged in the indictment, a verdict that automatically carries the death penalty in first degree murder cases.

Nelson is the first person to receive the death penalty in this county in over 17 years, according to court attaches. It is also the first time that any person has been sentenced to death from this judicial district under the administration of Judge Bone or Prosecuting Attorney Roy Richardson.

Joe Priest, son-in-law of Mitchell, was allowed $1000.00 bond on motion of his attorney.

Andy Thorp, farmer, who has been held in the county jail here charged with being an accessory both before and after the fact to the alleged murder of Mrs. Buford Nelson, 21-year-old Pope county school teacher, who was drowned in White River a short distance from Olyphant near the Thorp home, during October, was allowed a $1000.00 bond on motion of his attorney.

Circuit court was adjourned.



CENTERVILLE CEMETERY

"The Centerville Cemetery is eight miles northwest of Tuckerman, Arkansas. It is located on the center of the South line of Section 29 of TWP. 14 [North], Range 2 West. It is nearly inaccessible, and there

have been no burials in nearly 30 years. All visible and legible markers were copied 1 May 1968."

Notes for REBECCA PARALEE CLARK:

MITCHELL Rebecca Paralee Dec. 14, 1865 to Aug. 7, 1910 Wife of BF

(from transcription of the Centerville Cemetery, Jackson co., Arkansas.)

Little is known about Great-grandmother Rebecca Paralee Clark Mitchell. From the small bits I have heard, she was a hard working woman and tried to raise her children in her Christian faith with like values. Like so many women from her era, having as many children as she did took its toll on her health and she died when her youngest surviving child was six years old. Rebecca had eleven living children at the time she died. Two of her children had died in infancy. The total number of children born to Rebecca and B. F. was thirteen.

Most often called Paralee, she was born on a Thursday in the state of Tennessee.

Children of BENJAMIN MITCHELL and REBECCA CLARK are:

i. STILLBORN CHILD3 MITCHELL11, b. Bef. 1882; d. Bef. 1882.

2. ii. CHARLES JAMES MITCHELL, b. November 09, 1882, Jackson Co., Arkansas; d. September 19, 1919, Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas.

3. iii. BENJAMIN M. MITCHELL, b. January 25, 1885, Tennessee; d. July 16, 1944, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

iv. GENERAL LEE MITCHELL11,12, b. April 13, 1887, Arkansas; d. May 13, 1907, Amagon, Arkansas.

v. LILLIAN ROSE J. MITCHELL13,14,15, b. June 22, 1889, Charlotte, Independence Co., Arkansas; d. February 28, 1942, Battle Axe Community, Jackson Co., Arkansas; m. (1) JOE A. PRIEST16, April 05, 1923, Jackson Co., Arkansas17; b. Abt. 1889; d. Unknown; m. (2) JOHN REUDIGER18, Aft. 1934; d. Unknown.

Notes for LILLIAN ROSE J. MITCHELL:

In the 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682, Lillian is living with brother Oscar. She is 31 years of age and no employment is listed. She probably kept house for Oscar who was a carpenter.

Death record list online with Tuckerman Record.

TUCKERMAN RECORD

06-Mar-42 Reudiger Lillian (Mitchell) 52 28-Feb-42 Battle Axe comm. Sp John Dowell's Chapel

Lillian was the one to discover her father's body on 24 May 1934. She lived "across" the road from her father's farm. It was her habit to look across and observe her father about his property. On the morning mentioned, Lillian had not seen her father all morning so went to check on him. It was then she made her gruesome discovery.

We can try to imagine her horror to learn that her husband Joe was implicated in the murder. Those of our generation have no journals, letters, etc., to know the details other than the facts that Lillian did divorce Joe and remarry. It was said that Joe did not serve time in prison, but no one knows exactly what did become of the charges against him, and there have been no records found about him other than the one newspaper article saying he was involved.

Notes for JOE A. PRIEST:

Joe Priest was one of the ones indicted in the murder of his father-in-law, B. F. Mitchell (Benjamin Franklin Mitchell) in 1934. In one of the newspaper clippings covering the arrest of another suspect, it was stated that Joe Priest, son-in-law to the murder victim was out on $1000.00 bond from the motion of his attorney. Nothing more was heard from or about Joe Priest, and it is unknown as to the outcome of Joe Priest's trials. Lillian divorced Joe and later remarried.

kmp

Notes for JOHN REUDIGER:

Possibly family of John

Nancy Rediger

PECOS — Nancy Holt Rediger, 85, of Pecos, co-owner of Rediger

Pharmacy, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at a Katy hospital.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Evergreen

Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Abbott officiating. Arrangements by Pecos

Funeral Home.

She was born in Ogemaw, Ark.

SURVIVORS: Husband, F. John Rediger of Pecos; son, John T. Rediger of

Pecos; daughter, Deborah Rediger Kahn of Dallas; two grandchildren;

and two great-grandchildren.

4. vi. JOHN MITCHELL, b. July 05, 1891, Charlotte, Independence Co., Arkansas; d. May 13, 1955, Newport, Jackson Co., Arkansas.

vii. WILLIAM MITCHELL19,20, b. July 05, 1891, Charlotte, Arkansas; d. January 23, 1916.

Notes for WILLIAM MITCHELL:

William never married.

viii. EDWARD "OSCAR" MITCHELL21,22,23, b. July 30, 1893, Charlotte, Arkansas; d. April 26, 1931, Amagon, Arkansas.

Notes for EDWARD "OSCAR" MITCHELL:

Edward "Oscar" Mitchell never married.

News Article dated Friday, May 1, 1931

OSCAR MITCHELL KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT.

Oscar Mitchell, aged 37, of Amagon was fatally injured Sunday night about eight o'clock at Newport when struck by a Central Transportation bus driven by Clarence Williams.

The Mitchell car was crosswise the highway following an accident with another car and it was said that Mitchell walked around his car into the path of the bus as it was passing. the driver of the bus said that he did not see the car crosswise the road in time to stop and when Mitchell stepped from behind the car in front of the bus he drove into the ditch in an effort to avoid hitting him. The front wheels of the bus passed over his chest and he died shortly after being taken to the Newport sanitarium.

Williams and a passenger, Elmer Rutledge, who was riding on the driver's seat with Williams, were arrested. A coroner's jury Monday afternoon released Williams, the verdict being that "Oscar Mitchell came to his death on the 26th day of April, 1931, by being run over by the Central Arkansas bus driven by Clarence Williams, accident unavoidable." Williams was re-arrested Tuesday on a warrant sworn to by Prosecuting Attorney Sam Bains charging voluntary manslaughter. Williams waived examination in the justice court of Geo. L. Robinson and his bond was fixed at $1000. Rutledge was fined in mayor's court on a charge of being drunk.

Other occupants of the Mitchell car were Myrtle Green and Elsie Barham, Newport girls and an unidentified man. Elsie Barham was fined $10 and the costs following the accident on a charge of being drunk. The other woman was released.

Mr. Mitchell was unmarried and well known here, having spent a large part of his life near Tuckerman. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Lillian Priest at Amagon.

He is survived by his father, B. M. (Note: this should be B. F.) Mitchell, of Amagon; four brothers, Herbert of Jonesboro, Benjamin of McCrory, Albert and John of Amagon, and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Priest of Amagon.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. T. C. Hart, pastor of the Baptist church of Tuckerman. Burial was in the family cemetery near Kenyon. Members of the American Legion served as pallbearers. (US Navy marker)

5. ix. DAISY DRUCILLA MITCHELL, b. January 22, 1896, Charlotte, Arkansas; d. November 17, 1922, Tuckerman, Arkansas.

6. x. ALBERT H. S. MITCHELL, b. April 26, 1898, Independence Co., Arkansas; d. March 02, 1988, Balch, Jackson Co., Arkansas.

7. xi. REV. HERBERT MITCHELL, b. December 17, 1899, Batesville, Independence Co., Arkansas; d. February 14, 1947, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

xii. INFANT BOY MITCHELL24, b. March 16, 1902; d. March 21, 1902, Independence Co., Arkansas.

Notes for INFANT BOY MITCHELL:

The child is buried as "Infant Son Mitchell" son of Paralee and B. F. Mitchell, and listed as five days old, and date of death as 03-21-1902.



xiii. LUTHER TALMADGE MITCHELL24, b. April 17, 1904, Amagon, Arkansas; d. April 30, 1905, Amagon, Arkansas.



Generation No. 2

2. CHARLES JAMES3 MITCHELL (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)24,25 was born November 09, 1882 in Jackson Co., Arkansas, and died September 19, 1919 in Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas. He married CONSIE IRENE LUTTRELL26,27,28,29 November 02, 1907 in Jackson Co., Arkansas30, daughter of JOHN LUTTRELL and MARY A. KELLER. She was born April 19, 1890 in Arkansas31, and died April 13, 1981 in Holtville, Imperial Co., California32,33.

Notes for CHARLES JAMES MITCHELL:

Have seen "Charley's" name as James Charles and as Charles James.

OBITUARY.

The copy of the clipping does not have a date or name the newspaper. However, researcher and cousin James Tims found most obituaries in archives at the library in Jackson Co., Arkansas, for the now defunct "Tuckerman Record," of Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas.

CHARLES J. MITCHELL DEAD.

1919

Charles J. Mitchell, who was injured in an automobile wreck at Tuckerman Wednesday, died at St. Vincent's Infirmary at one o'clock Friday. The body was taken to Tuckerman on No. 34 this morning, where burial will take place Sunday morning. It will be remembered that in attempting to cross the railroad in a car at Tuckerman, ahead of a passenger train, the deceased was struck by the oncoming train, which resulted in his death.

Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, four daughters; his father, B. F. Mitchell; five brothers, Oscar and Albert H. of Tuckerman, Herbert of Jonesboro, Ben of Pennington and John, who is in the U. S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Imperator, also by two sisters, Lillian and Daisy of Tuckerman. The body was sent to Tuckerman by P. H. Ruebel & Co., for interment.

Notes for CONSIE IRENE LUTTRELL:

Consie's name has appeared as Connie on some online transcriptions, but family members say the name is actually Consie. Her name appears as such on other records not in my possession. kmp

Children of CHARLES MITCHELL and CONSIE LUTTRELL are:

8. i. MYRTLE4 MITCHELL, b. October 07, 1908, Arkansas; d. April 11, 1990, Pangburn, White Co., Arkansas.

ii. SYLVIA MITCHELL34,35, b. 1910, Arkansas; d. Abt. 1955, Arkansas; m. BILLY KELLEY, Private; b. Private.

9. iii. RUTH PARALEE MITCHELL, b. August 19, 1911, Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas; d. February 17, 2002, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., Michigan.

iv. ALMA MITCHELL, b. Private.



3. BENJAMIN M.3 MITCHELL (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)36,37,38 was born January 25, 1885 in Tennessee, and died July 16, 1944 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas39. He married LELA STOKES January 02, 1909 in Jackson Co., Arkansas40. She was born Abt. 1893 in Kenyon, Arkansas, and died Bef. 1930.

Notes for BENJAMIN M. MITCHELL:

Other clues show Ben's name as Benjamin M. Mitchell, to include two census images.

From the obituary below, given the dates, we are left with a bit of a puzzle.

Daughter Mary is not listed on the 1930 census. Yet by the 1930 census, Ben is listed as a widow, and the children in the household are one son, and two daughters; son Aubrey, daughters Mabel and Bertha.

Just when was Mary born? Was she a newborn and therefore not enumerated because she was being cared for somewhere else?

Another point; The son, Aubrey, is not listed as a surviving child in the obituary. We can probably assume Aubrey pre-deceased his father, but that would have to be proven.

From an article printed in the now defunct "Tuckerman Record," newspaper from Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas. The obituary appeared 21-Jul-1944.

BEN O. MITCHELL

Ben O. Mitchell, aged 60, died at a Little Rock hospital Sunday morning. He is survived by three brothers. John Mitchell of Memphis, Albert Mitchell of Newport, and Herbert Mitchell of Little Rock, and three daughters, Mabel, Mary, and Bertha Mitchell.

Funeral services were held at Newport Monday. Burial was in the Balch cemetery.

Arrangements were in charge of the Newport Funeral Home.

I received a photocopy of this news clipping, but it had no date. Since that time, I have found an online transcription of abstractions for deaths from "Tuckerman Record." it lists that Ben O. Mltchell's was printed 21 July 1944. This data agrees with the information provided to me by Elsie Hinchcliff Mitchell, his sister-in-law and wife of Herbert Mitchell....KMP

Notes for LELA STOKES:

By the 1930 Census, husband Ben Mitchell is listed as widowed with the four daughters. Have placed Lela's death as prior to 1930. kmp

Children of BENJAMIN MITCHELL and LELA STOKES are:

i. AUBREY4 MITCHELL41, b. Abt. 1916; d. Bef. 1944.

Notes for AUBREY MITCHELL:

By the year 1944 when his father died, the obituary for his father does not list Aubrey as a survivor of his father's death.

ii. MABEL MITCHELL, b. Private; m. LOYD WILLIAMS, Private; b. Private.

iii. BERTHA MITCHELL, b. Private.

iv. MARY MITCHELL, b. Private.



4. JOHN3 MITCHELL (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)42,43,44 was born July 05, 1891 in Charlotte, Independence Co., Arkansas45,46, and died May 13, 1955 in Newport, Jackson Co., Arkansas. He married BERTIE M. LANGSTON47,48 August 29, 1925 in Jackson Co., Arkansas49. She was born Abt. 1909 in Arkansas, and died Aft. 1930.

Notes for JOHN MITCHELL:

Obituary

JOHN MITCHELL

John Mitchell, aged 63, owner and operator of the Mitchell Tourist Court at Newport, died in a Newport hospital at noon Friday. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion, the Tuckerman Masonic Lodge, and the Baptist Church. He had been in poor health the past few years.

A native of Charlotte, Independence County, he attended public school at Cave City and State Teacher's College, Conway. For a number of years he taught school in Independence and Jackson counties and was also a singing school conductor.

He operated his farm and mercantile business at Kenyon until 1942 when he moved to Memphis, where he served as probation officer in the Memphis Juvenile Court. He sold his farm and mercantile business in 1952 and moved to Newport and purchased the tourist court which he operated until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Bertie Mitchell; a son, Dr. Hays Mitchell of Memphis; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Cole, of Memphis; one brother, Albert Mitchell of Balch; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Newport by the pastor, the Rev. C. F. Wilkins, Sunday afternoon, May 15, at 2 o'clock, with Kirkpatrick Lodge No. 192 F& AM, of Tuckerman in charge of the grave side services. Burial was in Dowell's Chapel Cemetery at Kenyon by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Joe Dean, Dolph Doss, Angus McDaniel, Joseph Williams, Noble Jarvis and Gene Jarvis.



Note: John served in U. S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Imperator in W WI. This "Classic" Liner was one of three that were Hamburg-America's version of the White Star Line's Olympic class liners. It had an interesting history, and Uncle John served on this historical liner. It was manned with US Navy troops from May of 1919 until August 1920.

Children of JOHN MITCHELL and BERTIE LANGSTON are:

10. i. JUANITA4 MITCHELL, b. Abt. 1926; d. July 10, 2001.

ii. DR. JOHN HAYS MITCHELL, b. Private.



5. DAISY DRUCILLA3 MITCHELL (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)50,51,52 was born January 22, 1896 in Charlotte, Arkansas, and died November 17, 1922 in Tuckerman, Arkansas. She married ANDREW JACKSON TIMS53,54 May 31, 1917 in Tuckerman, Arkansas, son of WISEMAN TIMS and LILLIE PARROTT. He was born June 19, 1890 in Tuckerman, Arkansas, and died November 18, 1929 in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.

Children of DAISY MITCHELL and ANDREW TIMS are:

11. i. TALMADGE JUDSON4 TIMS, b. September 10, 1918, Tuckerman, Arkansas; d. April 11, 1996, Augusta, Arkansas.

ii. TROY LEE TIMS55,56, b. October 20, 1920, Tuckerman, Arkansas; d. August 27, 1980, North Little Rock, Arkansas; m. MAXINE SWAFFAR, Private; b. Private.

iii. DAISY D. TIMS, b. Private; m. BRIAN ORMSBY, Private; b. Private.



6. ALBERT H. S.3 MITCHELL (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)57,58,59 was born April 26, 1898 in Independence Co., Arkansas, and died March 02, 1988 in Balch, Jackson Co., Arkansas. He married ZORA ETHEL BUFFINGTON60,61,62 March 18, 192363, daughter of JOHN BUFFINGTON and SARELDA DUDLEY. She was born March 19, 1893, and died March 1979 in Amagon, Jackson Co., Arkansas.

Notes for ALBERT H. S. MITCHELL:

From news clipping, "The Record," Jackson Co., Arkansas.

ALBERT MITCHELL ANNOUNCES FOR TAX ASSESSOR.

Albert Mitchell of the Balch Community has authorized the Record to make formal announcement of his candidacy for the office of Tax Assessor of Jackson County, subject to the will of the voters in the Democratic Primary Election August 14.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Independence County and came with his parents to Jackson County when a small child and attended his first school in this county. He has spent all of his life in this county with the exception of the time he served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. He is a member of the Baptist Church where he teaches a Bible class and is song director. He is a member of the American Legion of which he has served as vice commander. (next few words illegible)....336 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of which he is quartermaster and is also a member of the Veterans of World War I organization.

Mr. Mitchell received his education in Jackson County schools and business training at Springfield, Missouri. Business College. He feels that he is qualified in every respect to administer the affairs of the office to which he aspires. We invite you to give his candidacy due consideration. He makes the following statement in connection with his announcement.

"To the Voters of Jackson County:

"Since entering the race for your Tax Assessor on March 7, I have tried to contact as many voters as possible. As I will not be able to meet everyone of you personally, I am employing this means of contacting you and asking you to support me in the August 14 Democratic Primary Election.

"At this time I want to express my appreciation to those who have given me so much encouragement in this race so far. I feel that through my experience as a farmer and livestock grower i have acquired a knowledge of values of both real estate and personal property that will greatly assist me in conducting the affairs of this office.

"Also with the clerical experience acquired through the handling of stores and supplies for the U. S. Navy during World War I, and the training acquired at the Springfield Business College, at Springfield, Missouri., in bookkeeping and banking; and experience in bookkeeping after finishing college, amply qualifies me to handle any and all affairs of the Assessor's office."

(end)

Child of ALBERT MITCHELL and ZORA BUFFINGTON is:

12. i. GLADYS4 MITCHELL, b. Private.



7. REV. HERBERT3 MITCHELL (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)64,65,66 was born December 17, 1899 in Batesville, Independence Co., Arkansas67, and died February 14, 1947 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas68. He married ELSIE MARIE HINCHCLIFF69,70,71 February 07, 1919 in Craighead Co., Arkansas72, daughter of JOHN HINCHCLIFF and IDA GRIGSBY. She was born July 18, 1902 in Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas73,74, and died November 22, 1996 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas75.

Notes for REV. HERBERT MITCHELL:

Herbert Mitchell was an evangelical minister until a stroke forced him to settle in one place. He bought a house in Little Rock, Arkansas, for him and his wife, Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell, in 1946.

One of my very few memories of Grandfather Mitchell was at the age of three, sitting on one knee while a cousin sat on the other. We were both announcing to the other that "He is my grandpa." which provoked a response from the other..."No, he is my grandpa!" He was reassuring each of us that he was grandfather to both of us. Grandfather died the following winter.

Notes for ELSIE MARIE HINCHCLIFF:

Grandmother, Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell outlived her husband, both her children, and all of her siblings. Her twin sister, Eltha, died in 1925.

Elsie remained at 1020 Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, after Herbert's death of a massive stroke in 1947. It was at this home that Elsie raised a granddaughter who lost both parents, nursed her own mother in her final year, nursed a brother who was fighting cancer, and even babysat for her great-grandchildren.

Grandmother and I kept in touch mostly by letters while I followed my military husband in his career.

She stayed in her own home until her health forced her to live with her sister Bessie "Irene" Hinchcliff Childress in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and ultimately in a nursing home in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she lived at the time of her death.

Grandmother Mitchell was the personification of resilience and tenacity. In the years since her death, I have come to view her as a person of strength - a survivor.

Children of HERBERT MITCHELL and ELSIE HINCHCLIFF are:

13. i. HUBERT CECIL4 MITCHELL, b. November 10, 1919, Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas; d. May 24, 1985, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

14. ii. INEZ MARIE MITCHELL, b. February 25, 1924, Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas; d. June 21, 1959, Arkansas.



Generation No. 3

8. MYRTLE4 MITCHELL (CHARLES JAMES3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)76,77 was born October 07, 1908 in Arkansas, and died April 11, 1990 in Pangburn, White Co., Arkansas78. She married ALTON PIERCE79,80 October 03, 1931 in Jackson Co., Arkansas81. He was born April 24, 1904 in Blanchard Springs, Union Co., Arkansas, and died May 1969 in Searcy, White Co., Arkansas.

Notes for MYRTLE MITCHELL:

10/03/1931 PIERCE, ALTON MITCHELL, MYRTLE M-27

book M, Jackson Co., Arkansas, marriages.

Children of MYRTLE MITCHELL and ALTON PIERCE are:

15. i. DELLA ERNESTINE5 PIERCE, b. March 27, 1932; d. 2004, Pangburn, White Co., Arkansas.

16. ii. KATIE LAVERNE PIERCE, b. Private.



9. RUTH PARALEE4 MITCHELL (CHARLES JAMES3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)82,83,84 was born August 19, 1911 in Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas, and died February 17, 2002 in Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., Michigan. She married TALMAGE LEE MCLAUGHLIN85 December 05, 1931 in Jackson Co., Arkansas86, son of EMERSON MCLAUGHLIN and RACHEL ROBERTSON. He was born July 27, 1914 in Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas87, and died June 22, 1986 in Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., Michigan87.

Notes for RUTH PARALEE MITCHELL:

An entry in Marriage Book "M" Jackson Co., Arkansas, pg 59:

12/05/1931 MCLAUGHLIN, TALMADGE MITCHELL, RUTH M-59

Children of RUTH MITCHELL and TALMAGE MCLAUGHLIN are:

17. i. HOBART GENE5 MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

18. ii. EMERSON PAUL MCLAUGHLIN, b. September 11, 1936, Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas; d. June 24, 1997, Tarrant Co., Texas.



10. JUANITA4 MITCHELL (JOHN3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)88,89 was born Abt. 1926, and died July 10, 2001. She married KENNETH COLE, JR.90 December 13, 1942 in Jackson Co., Arkansas91. He was born Abt. 1925 in Arkansas, and died 1996.

Notes for JUANITA MITCHELL:

Juanita played the clarinet in her school band at Kenyon School.

Children of JUANITA MITCHELL and KENNETH COLE are:

i. DAVID5 COLE, b. Private.

ii. PATRICIA COLE, b. Private; m. UNKNOWN JAMESON, Private; b. Private.



11. TALMADGE JUDSON4 TIMS (DAISY DRUCILLA3 MITCHELL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)92,93,94 was born September 10, 1918 in Tuckerman, Arkansas, and died April 11, 1996 in Augusta, Arkansas. He married HAZEL MARIE SMITH Private, daughter of EWELL SMITH and MARY ADAMS. She was born Private.

from OBIT TIMES:

TIMS, Talmadge Judson; 77; Augusta Arkansas; Democrat-Gazette; 1996-4-13; rtaber

TALMADGE JUDSON TIMS

Talmadge Judson Tims, age 77, of Augusta died April 11, 1996 at his home. Mr. Tims was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Augusta.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Tims; four sons, A.J.Tims of Gregory, Larry Tims of Newport, Eddie Tims of Newport, James Tims of Lockburg; three daughters, Jean Beshirs of Jonesboro, Gail Smith and Tamma Smith of Augusta; one sister, Daisy Ormsby of Tuckerman, twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held April 15 at Rhodes and Son Chapel in Augusta with Rev. R. L. Duncan from Newport officiating. Burial was in Augusta Memorial Park. Rhodes and Son was in charge of all arrangements. Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Children of TALMADGE TIMS and HAZEL SMITH are:

i. JEAN5 TIMS, b. Private.

ii. LARRY TIMS, b. Private.

iii. GAIL TIMS, b. Private.

iv. TAMMA TIMS, b. Private.

v. ANDREW JUDSON TIMS, b. February 25, 1942, Selma, California; d. January 01, 2000, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

vi. TROY EDWARD TIMS, b. June 28, 1943, Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas; d. May 26, 1987, Augusta, Woodruff Co., Arkansas.

19. vii. JAMES TALMADGE TIMS, b. Private.



12. GLADYS4 MITCHELL (ALBERT H. S.3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1) was born Private. She married ESTEL LEWIS Private, son of FRANK LEWIS and MARGRET. He was born Private.

Children of GLADYS MITCHELL and ESTEL LEWIS are:

i. TONY5 LEWIS, b. Private.

ii. BILLY LEWIS, b. Private.



13. HUBERT CECIL4 MITCHELL (HERBERT3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)95,96 was born November 10, 1919 in Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas97, and died May 24, 1985 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas98. He married LEONA MAY WILLINGHAM99,100,101 March 29, 1942 in Saline Co., Arkansas102, daughter of ALEXANDER WILLINGHAM and KATIE JACKSON. She was born November 09, 1921 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI103, and died March 19, 1995 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas104.

Notes for HUBERT CECIL MITCHELL:

Date: 05/25/85 Obituaries Arkansas Gazette

City: Little Rock

Hubert Cecil Mitchell, aged 65, of Little Rock, a retired television announcer, died Friday. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors are two daughters, _______ of _______ and ______ of Little Rock; his mother, Elsie Hinchcliff Mitchell of Little Rock, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 10 A.M. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene by Rev. Larry Lewis and Rev. H. M. Starks. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park by Drummond Funeral Home.

Forest Hills Cemetery

10201 Highway 5 North

Little Rock 72209

Children of HUBERT MITCHELL and LEONA WILLINGHAM are:

20. i. KATRINA MARLENE5 MITCHELL, b. Private.

21. ii. LORETTA JUANITA MITCHELL, b. Private.



14. INEZ MARIE4 MITCHELL (HERBERT3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)105,106 was born February 25, 1924 in Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas, and died June 21, 1959 in Arkansas107. She married ROBERT LEWIS MCCAY108,109 November 15, 1942 in Arkansas110, son of ROBERT MCCAY and ETHEL UNKNOWN. He was born August 23, 1923 in Arkansas, and died June 21, 1959 in Arkansas.



Children of INEZ MITCHELL and ROBERT MCCAY are:

i. JANET ELIZABETH5 MCCAY, b. Private.

ii. ROBERT LEWIS MCCAY, JR., b. 1950; d. June 24, 1959, Arkansas.



Generation No. 4

15. DELLA ERNESTINE5 PIERCE (MYRTLE4 MITCHELL, CHARLES JAMES3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)111 was born March 27, 1932, and died 2004 in Pangburn, White Co., Arkansas. She married (1) WILLIAM BOWLING Private. He was born Private. She married (2) ODAS WILLIE SMITH Private. He was born Private.

Child of DELLA PIERCE and WILLIAM BOWLING is:

i. JERRY DENNIS6 BOWLING, b. Private.

Children of DELLA PIERCE and ODAS SMITH are:

ii. VICKIE LYNN6 SMITH, b. Private.

iii. RICKY JOE SMITH, b. Private.

iv. RHONDA GAIL SMITH, b. Private.

v. DEBORAH ANN SMITH, b. Private.

vi. KERRY MAX SMITH, b. Private.

vii. DIXIE SMITH, b. Private.



16. KATIE LAVERNE5 PIERCE (MYRTLE4 MITCHELL, CHARLES JAMES3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1) was born Private. She married BODIE WILLARD SMITH Private. He was born Private.

Children of KATIE PIERCE and BODIE SMITH are:

i. WILDA KAY6 SMITH, b. Private.

ii. TRAVIS SMITH, b. Private.

iii. RICHARD ALAN SMITH, b. Private.

iv. LEROY WILLARD SMITH, b. Private.

v. GWEN SMITH111, d. October 31, 1996, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

vi. BEVERLY SMITH, b. Private.

vii. GLENDA SMITH, b. Private.



17. HOBART GENE5 MCLAUGHLIN (RUTH PARALEE4 MITCHELL, CHARLES JAMES3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1) was born Private. He married BETTY LOUISE ANDERSON Private, daughter of FRANCIS ANDERSON and ELIZABETH GETTIG. She was born Private.

Children of HOBART MCLAUGHLIN and BETTY ANDERSON are:

i. ELIZABETH RUTH6 MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private; m. MICHAEL MURRAY RENHACK, Private; b. Private.

ii. HOBART GENE MCLAUGHLIN, JR., b. Private; m. DARLENE DUFFY, Private; b. Private.

iii. PHILLIP LEE MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

iv. ROGER DALE MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

v. TRACEY LEE MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private; m. (1) MICHAEL STEVEN BLEVINS, Private; b. Private; m. (2) DOUGLAS WAYNE BLEVINS, Private; b. March 22, 1960; d. June 24, 1988, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., Michigan.



18. EMERSON PAUL5 MCLAUGHLIN (RUTH PARALEE4 MITCHELL, CHARLES JAMES3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1)111,112 was born September 11, 1936 in Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas, and died June 24, 1997 in Tarrant Co., Texas. He married (1) LUWANNA ZACHARY Private. She was born Private. He married (2) CLARA THOMPSON Private. She was born Private.

Children of EMERSON MCLAUGHLIN and LUWANNA ZACHARY are:

i. MARK PAUL6 MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private; m. (1) STACEY L., Private; b. Private; m. (2) SHEILA PERRY, Private; b. Private.

ii. KAREN LYNN MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

Children of EMERSON MCLAUGHLIN and CLARA THOMPSON are:

iii. ROBERT ALAN6 MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

iv. CLARICE LEANE MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

v. DUSTIN CHEYNE MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

vi. STARRIA LANE MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

vii. DARLA MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.

viii. RAYMOND WADE MCLAUGHLIN, b. Private.



19. JAMES TALMADGE5 TIMS (TALMADGE JUDSON4, DAISY DRUCILLA3 MITCHELL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1) was born Private.

Child of JAMES TALMADGE TIMS is:

i. RAYMON JESTER6 TIMS, b. Private.



20. KATRINA MARLENE5 MITCHELL (HUBERT CECIL4, HERBERT3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1) was born Private. She married (1) STEPHEN A. CROOK Private, son of ELIJAH CROOK and BESSIE UNKNOWN. He was born Private. She married (2) JAMES ALBERT PIPER Private, son of HAROLD PIPER and LEXIE RAY. He was born Private.

Children of KATRINA MITCHELL and JAMES PIPER are:

i. CONSTANCE MARCIA6 PIPER, b. Private; m. MARK GLENN MILANOVICH, Private; b. Private.

ii. LAURA KATHLEEN PIPER, b. Private; m. (1) BRIAN JOSEPH DEMORROW, Private; b. Private; m. (2) CRAIG MICHAEL PERRY, Private; b. Private.

iii. KIMBERLY ANN PIPER, b. Private; m. LAWRENCE JOHN LYONS II, Private; b. Private.

iv. JAMES SHANNON PIPER, b. Private.



21. LORETTA JUANITA5 MITCHELL (HUBERT CECIL4, HERBERT3, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN2, BENJAMIN F.1) was born Private. She married (1) JAMES EUGENE GRAHAM113,114 Private, son of JAMES GRAHAM and ANNA COX. He was born February 26, 1946 in Oakland, California, and died February 19, 1999 in North Little Rock, Pulaski CO., Arkansas115. She married (2) HARRY DENISON Private. He was born Private. She married (3) RAY CHARLES DOYAH Private, son of LEWIS DOYAH and BEATRICE AHPEAHTONE. He was born Private.

Children of LORETTA MITCHELL and JAMES GRAHAM are:

i. MELINDA KAY6 GRAHAM, b. Private; m. (1) JOHN GOODSON116, Private; b. March 24, 1963, Little Rock, Pulaski CO., Arkansas; d. May 11, 1996, Little Rock, Pulaski CO., Arkansas; m. (2) DAVID DANIEL GREEN, Private; b. Private; m. (3) MICHAEL MOSIER, Private; b. Private.



ii. SEAN IAN GRAHAM, b. Private; m. JUDI MICHELLE WHITE, Private; b. Private.





Endnotes

1. Certificate of Death Arkansas file 8i9 Herbert Mitchell2. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 45, shows Benjamin MItchell, wife Paralee, and children: Charlie, Benjamin M., General L., Lillie R. J., John ?, William, Edward O., Daisy D., Albert H. S., and "Babe."

3. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682, dwelling 433, As head of house - Benjamin F. Mitchell, age 58, wife Cora, 29, stepsons George and Robert Earl Roberts.

4. Certificate of Death Arkansas file 8i9. from death certificate for son, Herbert Mitchell.

5. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 45.

6. Certificate of Death Arkansas file 8i9 Herbert Mitchell.

7. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

8. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682, dwelling 433, Cora is listed as wife of Benjamin F. Mitchell. Two boys are listed as stepsons to B. F. This would indicate that their surname Roberts was Cora's name at the time she married B. F. Her maiden name is unknown from this source.

9. 1930 US Census, Tuckerman, Jackson Co., Arkansas, Dist. 3, Cora is listed as head of household, widowed and has sons George and Earl (Robert Earl) living with her.

10. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Craighead Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682.

11. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

12. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 44a.

13. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

14. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 44a.

15. 1930 US Census, Jonesboro Twp, Craighead Co., Arkansas, dist 23, dwelling 246, Lillian, listed as sister, is living with brother Herbert Mitchell, his wife and children, and Daisy Tims, niece to both Lillian and Herbert.

16. James Talmadge Tims, (James also has a file with WorldConnect - Rootsweb "My Tims Family").

17. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, Book J, pg 617.

18. Listed as surname for deceased wife with John as the husband. However, the spelling seen in other sources is RUDIGER.

19. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

20. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 44a.

21. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

22. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 45.

23. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682, Oscar is listed as Head of house with his sister Lillian residing with him.

24. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

25. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 44a.

26. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682, Conzie is listed as widowed with four daughters.

27. James Talmadge Tims, (James also has a file with WorldConnect - Rootsweb "My Tims Family"), James' interview with his mother and family members gave Conzie as the wife of Charley Mitchell.

28. 1900 US Census, Black River Twp, Independence Co., Arkansas, Roll 61, Book 2, pg 55, dwelling 88, age 10, b. Apr 1890 in AR. Listed as Conzy I.

29. 1930 US Census, Bird, Jackson, Arkansas; Roll: T626_78; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0107., age 40, listed with name known to family - Conzie. Husb. Sidney E., dau Bonnie and dau ?Arnar?.

30. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, G/19.

31. 1900 US Census.

32. California Death Records/Rootsweb 1940-1997, "Electronic," Imperial Co., California, Name as Consie Irene Thompson for 04-13-1981.

33. Hobart "Hoby" Gene McLaughlin, Hoby's data provided Consie's date of death, which is the same as that on the California Death Index.

34. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682.

35. 1930 US Census, Bird, Jackson, Arkansas; Roll: T626_78; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0107., age 19, living with mother and step father, Sidney E. Thompson.

36. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

37. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 44a, Census Report and Elsie Mitchell gave middle initial as "M"Obituary and research of James Tims cites "O."

38. 1930 US Census, Barnes Twp, Woodruff Co., Arkansas, T626_98, image 0970, pg 10B, dwelling 187, age 45, widowed, with son Aubrey, and daughters Bertha and Mabel.

39. Deaths Abstracted from the Tuckerman Record, Tuckerman, Jackson County, Arkansas, years 1943-1945.

40. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, Book G., pg 180.

41. 1930 US Census, Barnes Twp, Woodruff Co., Arkansas, T626_98, image 0970, pg 10B, dwelling 187, age 14, born in Arkansas. His mother born in Illinois.

42. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

43. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 44a.

44. 1930 US Census, Richwoods Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, T626-78, image 406, pg 4B, dwelling 74, John is head of house, wife Bertie M., 21, dau Juanita B. 3y 4m; son John H. 11 months.

45. Social Security Administration, Form SS5, SS# 432-26-5192 Tag # 06PCCDF3.

46. Combined efforts of Arkansas Health Dept and Arkansas Genealogical Society, Inc., Arkansas Prior Birth Index, Arkansas Genealogical Society, Inc., PO Box 908 Hot Springs AR, 71902-0908, Filed 1942, Binder 2, Vol. 143, Cert #1209.

47. 1930 US Census, Richwoods Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, T626-78, image 406, pg 4B, dwelling 74, age 21, married at 16, born in Arkansas.

48. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, Book K, page 374.

49. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, K-374.

50. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

51. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 45.

52. 1920 US Census, East Bird Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, Roll T625, image 613, Household with Andy J. as head, Daisy as wife, and Talmadge , son.

53. James Talmadge Tims, (James also has a file with WorldConnect - Rootsweb "My Tims Family").

54. 1920 US Census, East Bird Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, Roll T625, image 613, Andy J. Tims as head of household, wife Daisy, and son Talmadge.

55. James Talmadge Tims, (James also has a file with WorldConnect - Rootsweb "My Tims Family"), http://www.gencircles.com/users/debpar/1/data/61291.html.

56. 1930 US Census, Richwoods Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, T626-78, image 405, pg 4a, Troy is living with Albert Mitchell and his wife Zora and listed as nephew to Albert.

57. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

58. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 45.

59. 1930 US Census, Richwoods Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, T626-78, image 405, pg 4a, Albert, wife Zora, daughter Gladys and two nephews (sons of Daisy Mitchell), Troy and Talmadge, and stepson J. L. McCoy.

60. James Talmadge Tims, (James also has a file with WorldConnect - Rootsweb "My Tims Family").

61. 1930 US Census, Richwoods Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, T626-78, image 405, pg 4a.

62. 1920 US Census, T625_66, page 1A, image 0076, Black River, Independence Co., Arkansas, Zora listed as wife, L. P. McCoy as head of house, no children in household.

63. Nancy Moore, "Electronic."

64. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

65. 1900 US Census, Arkansas, Independence County, Roll 61 Book 2, Page 45, On this census, with birth date of December 1899 (Herbert's), he is listed as Babe Mitchell, indicating not yet legally named.

66. 1930 US Census, Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas, T626-70, image 0847, pg 13b, dwelling 246, Herbert as head, age 30, last name spelled Mitchel. Wife Elsie, son Hubert, dau Inez, sister Lillian Priest and niece Daisy Tims.

67. Certificate of Death Arkansas file 8i9 Herbert Mitchell, registration district #2313.

68. Certificate of Death Arkansas file 8i9. Registration Dist #529,Primary Registration Dist # 2313 Herbert Mitchell

69. Personal Knowledge to Researcher, Name recorded over the years as Elsie Mae Hinchcliff Mitchell. In the traditional way, Elsie went by Elsie Hinchcliff Mitchell after marriage to Herbert Mitchell.

70. 1910 US Census, Roll T624_47, Jonesboro Twp, Craighead Co., Arkansas.

71. 1930 US Census, Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas, T626-70, image 0847, pg 13b, dwelling 246, Elsie, age 27, wife to Herbert, age 30, son Hubert, dau Inez, sister-in-law Lillian Priest and niece Daisy Tims.

72. Marriage Book S, page 31, of Craighead Co., Arkansas, "Electronic."

73. Elsie Marie Hinchcliff Mitchell.

74. Certificate of Death, #96.023179 from Arkansas. Filed 12-09-1996.

75. Certificate of Death 96.023179, Arkansas, Elsie Mae Hinchcliff Mitchell, file date 12-05-1996.

76. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682.

77. 1930 US Census, Bird, Jackson, Arkansas; Roll: T626_78; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0107., age 22, living with mother and step-father, Sidney E. Thompson.

78. Hobart "Hoby" Gene McLaughlin.

79. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, Book M, pg 27.

80. Hobart "Hoby" Gene McLaughlin.

81. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, Book M, pg 27.

82. 1920 US Census, Arkansas, Jackson Co., Byrd Twp, West Div., Roll T625_66, Image 682.

83. 1930 US Census, Bird, Jackson, Arkansas; Roll: T626_78; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0107., age 18, living with mother and step father Sidney E. Thompson.

84. Mark Paul McLaughlin.

85. Hobart "Hoby" Gene McLaughlin.

86. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, Bk M, pg 59.

87. Hobart "Hoby" Gene McLaughlin.

88. James Talmadge Tims, (James also has a file with WorldConnect - Rootsweb "My Tims Family").

89. 1930 US Census, Richwoods Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, T626-78, image 406, pg 4B, dwelling 74. Juanita was 3y 4m old.

90. "Obituary," That of B. F. Mitchell, his father-in-law.

91. Marriage Records of Jackson Co., Arkansas, Book "O", pg 453.

92. James Talmadge Tims, (James also has a file with WorldConnect - Rootsweb "My Tims Family").

93. 1920 US Census, East Bird Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, Roll T625, image 613.

94. 1930 US Census, Richwoods Twp, Jackson Co., Arkansas, T626-78, image 405, pg 4a, Living with his Uncle Albert Mitchell.

95. Personal Knowledge to Researcher.

96. 1930 US Census, Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas, T626-70, image 0847, pg 13b, dwelling 246, age 10, son in household to Herbert Mitchell (one "L" on census) born in ar.

97. Arkansas Certificate of Death 85-010935 H.C. Mitchell, Dr. Edward Barlow, Physician's Center, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.

98. Arkansas Certificate of Death 85-010935 H.C. Mitchell.

99. Arkansas Certificate of Death 288702, Leona M. Glenn.

100. Phillip A. Gowan, Vol. II, Byrns/Jackson, A Record of Their Probationary State, by Phillip Gowan, (1982, Nashville, Tennessee), p 258.

101. 1930 US Census, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, T626_2273, image 0091, pg 20B, on Market St., age 8.

102. Marriage License, State of Arkansas, Saline Co., Arkansas.

103. Michigan Certificate of Birth, #58223994/ reg no. 25091.

104. Michigan Certificate of Birth, State file no. 582-23994; registered no. 25091.

105. Personal Knowledge to Researcher.

106. 1930 US Census, Jonesboro Twp, Craighead Co., Arkansas, dist 23, dwelling 246, Inez, age 6, dau in household to Herbert Mitchell, (one "L" on census). born in Ar.

107. Personally attended funeral. Author of Tree, Katrina Piper

108. Personal Knowledge to Researcher.

109. 1930 US Census, 9th dist., Crook Twp, Drew Co., Arkansas, T626-73, image 578, page 1A, dwelling 1, age 6, born in Arkansas.

110. Rootsweb WorldConnect, (RootsWeb Free Genealogy Site), "Electronic," Post-em by daughter of Inez Marie Mitchell.

111. Hobart "Hoby" Gene McLaughlin.

112. Mark Paul McLaughlin.

113. Information provided by Spouse, Information given to Katrina by sister Loretta.

114. Social Security Death Index, "Electronic," 432-78-0347.

115. Information provided by Spouse.

116. Information given by Loretta Juanita Mitchell Doyah.


Contributed by Katrina M. Piper

Published and Copyrighted © October 12, 2004
by Betty N. Mitchell