Frances Rebecca Mitchell

about 1820–8 May 1858 (Age 38)
Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States

The Life of Frances Rebecca

Frances Rebecca Mitchell was born about 1820, in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States as the daughter of John Dooley Mitchell and Rebekah Crabb. She married John William Pope Whatley Sr. in 1840, in Macon, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Macon, Jones, Georgia, United States in 1850. She died on 8 May 1858, in Taylor, Georgia, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

John William Pope Whatley Sr.
Frances Rebecca Mitchell
Marriage: 1840
John William Pope Whatley
Mary A E R Whatley
Martha C Whatley
Frances Melvina Whatley
Amanda or Mandy Whatley
Artee Ann Whatley
Macy Ann Whatley
Martha Ann Whatley
Daniel Jefferson Whatley

Spouse and Children

Macon, Georgia, United States


    John William Pope Whatley


    Mary A E R Whatley


    Frances Melvina Whatley


    Amanda or Mandy Whatley


    Martha C Whatley


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Dooley Mitchell


    Rebekah Crabb




World Events (6)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1822: Houston, Georgia, United States; 1822: Bibb, Georgia, United States
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 12

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Wheatley in household of John Wheatley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M Rebecca Whatley in entry for T Ann Locke, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
  • Rebecca Mitchel Whatley in entry for Mary Ann Whatley Childree Beason, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"

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