Rebecca Ann Mitchell

22 January 1875–30 May 1942 (Age 67)
Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Rebecca Ann

When Rebecca Ann Mitchell was born on 22 January 1875, in Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States, her father, James F. Mitchell, was 51 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Robinson, was 20. She married Joseph Andrew Sawyers on 15 October 1890, in Grayson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Speairs Township, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 30 May 1942, in Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Andrew Sawyers
Rebecca Ann Mitchell
Marriage: 15 October 1890
Nannie Sawyer
Joe Tom Sawyer
James Frank Sawyer
Birdie Ann Sawyers
Dovie Jane Sawyer
Andrew Sawyer
Ollie Sawyer
Dollie Sawyer
Edna Jo Sawyer

Spouse and Children

15 October 1890
Grayson, Texas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James F. Mitchell


    Mary Elizabeth Robinson




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Rebecca Sawyers in household of J A Sawyers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Becky A Sawyer in household of Joe A Sawyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Becky Mitchell, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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