William Mitchell

Male1735–30 July 1816

Brief Life History of William

When William Mitchell was born in 1735, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Mitchell, was 40 and his mother, Joanna Taylor, was 36. He married Sarah Parmelee on 13 December 1764, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 30 July 1816, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Mitchell
1735–1816
Sarah Parmelee
1739–1817
Marriage: 13 December 1764
John Mitchell
1765–1840
Ann Nancy Mitchell
1766–1826
Richard Mitchel
1770–1851

Sources (3)

  • William Mitchell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • William Mitchell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • William Mitchell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    13 December 1764New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (6)

    1776

    Age 41

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 41

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 46

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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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