Mitchell, Margaret and David: First Generation - Page 7
The following data is extracted from David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy.
and is bound with the Josiah Espy Tour, referred to above. k roll of Capt. Brush's company, published in that book, has he name of James Mitchell, who I believe was my grandfather but positive evidence is not available. Neither the war department nor the Adjutant General's office at Columbus appears to be able to give any satisfactory information respecting his service. In that campaign James contracted sciatic rheumatism, and thereafter was unable to bend his legs. His hairs at home, his seat in church and in his carriage were for hat reason made doubly high; for he was a large man over ix feet in height. His complexion was reddish with sandy lair. Being a Seceder, he differed with his father on the pedal doctrine of magistracy. He believed in exercising the voting power which is placed in the hands of the citizens of his country and makes each one a sharer in responsibility or the character of the government. James was a bitter opposer of slavery. A minute in the records of the Associate.
Synod of 1839 shows that he memorialized that body on the matter of communing with brethren of his church, who, it -,vas urged, were yet owning and hiring out slaves. He resided on this Clark's Run farm till his death, Nov. 23, 1848. His final illness was "gravel."
Source: David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy