Minerva Mitchell

Brief Life History of Minerva

When Minerva Mitchell was born on 19 February 1811, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States, her father, Stephen Alexander Mitchell, was 44 and her mother, Dorothy Dartha West, was 37. She married James D Holt on 11 October 1830, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Robertson, Texas, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 4, Falls, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 31 December 1883, in Bell, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States.

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James D Holt
Minerva Mitchell
Marriage: 11 October 1830
William C Holt
George A. Holt
Ardina Holt
Felden S Holt
James Fielding Holt
Northley Houston Holt

Sources (13)

  • Minerva Morrow in household of John Morrow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Manerva Mitchell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Manervey Mitchell Morrow (1811-1883) - Find A Grave Memorial

World Events (8)


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

1812 · War of 1812

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

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

English and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael . See Michelson .

English and Scottish: nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.

Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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