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Mary Franklin Mitchell and Joshua Phipps Mitchell

Joshua was born in Kentucky and moved to LA with his parents.
Joshua and Mary Franklin met and were married in Sabine Parish, LA.1


Photograph Courtesy Joan Carr

Charles Mitchell and Hestor "Hettie" Mills were married in Green County, KY on Feb. 10, 1800. Hettie is the daughter of James Mills and Elizabeth Phipps.

Charles and Hettie had these children:

1. Hettie MITCHELL married John Jeffries on Aug. 5, 1828, Green County, KY
2. Charter MITCHELL married Dicy Lile on Sept. 16, 1831, Green County, KY
3. James Mills MITCHELL married Eunice Slinker on July 9, 1831, Green County, KY
4. William Phipps MITCHELL married Nancy Ann Skaggs on June 24, 1830, Green County, KY
5. Rachel Jane MITCHELL married John Yates Bragg on July 19, 1835, Barren County, KY
6. Charles Clarke MITCHELL married Mary Mariah Harris on Feb 11, 1847, Barren County, KY.


I descend from James Mills MITCHELL and Eunice Slinker, married July 9, 1831, Green County, KY. James was born June 26, 1804, Green County, KY and died March 27, 1860, Sabine Parish, LA and is the son of Charles Mitchell and Hestor "Hettie" Mills. Eunice was born on March 17, 1813, Green County, KY, died Feb. 6, 1900, LA and is the daughter Henry Slinker and Susannah Biggs. They are found on the 1840 Barren County, KY census and on the 1850 Sabine Parish, LA census.

James Mills Mitchell and Eunice Slinker Mitchell had these children:

1. Joshua Phipps MITCHELL was born June 18, 1832 in KY and died April 9, 1896, Anacoco, Vernon Parish, LA. He married Mary Franklin MITCHELL on 9-Feb-1854, Sabine Parish, LA.
2. William Thomas MITCHELL married (1) Elizabeth Martin (2) Evaline C. Maddox (3) Arabell Eason
3. Martha Elizabeth MITCHELL married Eli Martin
4. Charles Henry MITCHELL married Harriett Rebecca Conerly
5. Eunice M. MITCHELL married Dempsey Fennel Turner
6. Nancy Elizabeth MITCHELL
7. James Mills MITCHELL, Jr. married Susan Rayburn
8. Samuel A. MITCHELL married Frances Aldredge
9. Hettie MITCHELL married Henry C. Harveston
10. John Rollie MITCHELL married Eliza Jane Melton


Joshua Phipps Mitchell was born June 18, 1832, KY and died April 9, 1896, Anacoco, Vernon Parish, LA and is the son of James Mills Mitchell and Eunice Slinker Mitchell of KY and Sabine Parish, LA. He married Mary Franklin on Feb. 9, 1854, Sabine Parish, LA. Mary Franklin is the daughter of James Washington Franklin and Elizabeth Miers Franklin of Sabine and Vernon Parish, LA.

Joshua and Mary had these children:

1. Mary Elizabeth Mitchell married Francis Marion Dowden
2. James Henry Mitchell married (1) Julia Ann Presley (2) Louisa Jane "Jennie" Presley (3) Julia Marion Cowart
3. Marshall Jefferson Mitchell married Mary Jane Turner
4. Frances Jane Mitchell (died young)
5. David Coleman Mitchell (died young)
6. Eliza Jane Mitchell married James J. "Jim" Sanders
7. Julia Ellen Mitchell married John T. Sanders
8. Richard Mills Mitchell married Amanda Peters
9. Thomas A. Mitchell married Sarah McGee
10. Melissa Luticia Mitchell married Stephen Grant Simmons
11. Lydia Eunice Mitchell (died young)
12. John Monroe Mitchell (died on his wedding day of typhoid fever)
13. Rolly Leon Mitchell (died young)
14. Elan Lenorah Mitchell married Leon Kay
15. Hosea Franklin Mitchell (never married)
16. Amanda Ola "Ollie" Mitchell married Thomas Jefferson Tovery

I would like to correspond with anyone researching any of these Mitchells. 26 Sept., 2001. E-mail Joan Carr.

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1Vernon Parish was formed from Sabine Parish in 1871.


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