Joseph Mitchell III

18 June 1822–16 August 1882 (Age 60)
Unity, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Mitchell III was born on 18 June 1822, in Unity, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Mitchell II, was 47 and his mother, Priscilla Simmons, was 44. He married Almira B Fairfield on 3 July 1842, in Troy, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870. He died on 16 August 1882, at the age of 60, and was buried in Pond Cemetery, Unity, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Joseph Mitchell III
Almira B Fairfield
Marriage: 3 July 1842
Albert Mitchel
Horace B. Mitchell
Helen M. Mitchell
Clara M Mitchell
Jennie B. Mitchell
Josie S. Mitchell

Spouse and Children

3 July 1842
Troy, Waldo, Maine, United States


    Albert Mitchel


    Horace B. Mitchell


    Helen M. Mitchell


    Clara M Mitchell


    Jennie B. Mitchell


+1 More Child

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 10

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 16

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

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)

  • [illegible] Mitchell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Mitchel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Mitchell, "United States Census, 1870"

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