John Mitchell

9 June 1811–9 March 1875 (Age 63)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Mitchell was born on 9 June 1811, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Greenberry Mitchell Sr, was 24 and his mother, Susannah Vineyard, was 23. He married Delila Sarah Churchman on 29 February 1832, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 9 March 1875, in Blaine, Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Grainger, Tennessee, United States.

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John Mitchell
Delila Sarah Churchman
Marriage: 29 February 1832
Dewitt Clinton Mitchell
Cynthia Mitchell
Oma Mitchell
Mary Jane Mitchell
Mary Mitchell
Rebecca D. Mitchel
Jacob Mitchel
J Edward Mitchell
Elizabeth Mitchell
Franklin Foster Mitchell
Greenberry Benjamin Mitchell

Spouse and Children


    Delila Sarah Churchman


29 February 1832
Grainger, Tennessee, United States


    Dewitt Clinton Mitchell


    Mary Mitchell


    Rebecca D. Mitchel


    Cynthia Mitchell


    Jacob Mitchel


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • John Mitchel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Mitchell in entry for Jubal Mitchell, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • John T Mitchell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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