Mitchell, David and Margaret: First Generation - Page 6
The following data is extracted from David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy.
while her husband's lie in one of the cemeteries about Lexington, Ky. Another brother, of whom we have already written, was Professor James Espy* A sister, Anna, married Joseph Simpson and remained in Kentucky. A few of her descendants were on the side of the Southern Confederacy during the late Civil War. James Mitchell, with family, first located after coming to Ohio, in Sugar Creek township. Here he remained about four years, when he moved to a farm adjoining that of David Laughead's and was again near his father, David Mitchell. They built the two-story log house, with large stone chimney, which in these days of its decay (see picture) is jocularly called the "stone front." The building was weather boarded and an addition built on the east end was for his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Espy. It is probable that in this room she died, and likewise did Margaret, who came to her son James' home the latest years of her life, and remained until her death. The fact, that these two mothers spent their last days with James and Martha, speaks volumes in behalf of the latter's nobleness of character and benevolence of disposition; setting a magnificent example of that care and honor which is due from children, according to the fifth commandment.
James Mitchell served in the war of 1812. An account of two campaigns in this war is given in the Ohio Valley Series
Source: David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy