James Mills Mitchell

26 June 1804–27 March 1860 (Age 55)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Mills

When James Mills Mitchell was born on 26 June 1804, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Mitchell, was 27 and his mother, Hester Mills, was 19. He married Eunice Perry Slinker on 9 July 1831, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 March 1860, in Sabine, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Vernon, Jackson, Louisiana, United States.

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James Mills Mitchell
Eunice Perry Slinker
Marriage: 9 July 1831
Joshua Phipps Mitchell
William Thomas Mitchell
Martha E Martin
Charles Henry Mitchell
Nancy Elizabeth Mitchell
Eunice M. Mitchell
Samuel Mitchell
James Mills Mitchell II
Samuel Asberry Mitchell
Hetty J. Mitchell
John Rollie Mitchell Sr.

Spouse and Children

9 July 1831
Green, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (7)

1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

Age 3

Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Mitchell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James M Mitchell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James M Mitchell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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