Mitchell, Margaret and David: First Generation - Page 8
The following data is extracted from David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy.
Martha, in her widowhood of nearly eighteen years, made her home with her oldest child, Margaret, but "lived around" considerably with her other children. For weeks at a time she lived at the home of the writer's father, where she was much loved and respected. Her memory is very precious. Often the writer saw and heard her at prayer, and believes that her petitions were not for herself alone, but for her children and their descendants. For several years she felt the growing burden of financial privations and of bodily ills, and longed to be taken to her promised heavenly home. She died at the home of her loving daughter, Margaret, Sept. 9, 1864, in her eighty-seventh year. Her remains were buried at the side of her husband's in the Massie's Creek graveyard. It was a cause of distress to the writer when he found in 1904 that no memorial stone had been placed at her grave. Steps were taken at once to remedy this, and several of the descendants, joining together, had a proper stone erected.
Children: 14. Margaret; 15. David; 16. Eliza; 17. Ann S. 18. Maria; 19. James Espy; 20. Josiah; 21. Martha; 22. Thomas; 23. Sarah; 24. Robert A.; 25. Francis P.; 26. Samuel K.
3. Mitchell-Small, Margaret. Born, 1769, in Cumberland County, in that part now know as Franklin County, Pa. and probably on the "Troublesome Jobb" place, located as nearly as can be ascertained, about three miles from the present Mercersburg on a small branch of the Conococheagwe, called "Licking Creek." She was baptized by Rev. John Cuthbertson May 27, 1770, "presented by the mother." She was given the pet name of "Peggy." Married to James Small in Kentucky, about 1788 and lived on land deeded him by her father. In 1804, they moved with the other colonists to Greene County, O., and settled on farm near Cedarville. This family appear to be the single one that fully concurred ' with their parents' Covenanter views. Some of them are yet members of that branch of the Christian Church,-one of the youngest a minister of it. He died before 184, and she in 1855. Mrs. Elizabeth Bell writes: "I remember Mother Small very well. She was a dear old lady. I can hear her voice yet, quavering and trembling as she, with her family, knelt in prayer at the family altar morning and evening. She was a strong beautiful character. She was ready to give the helping hand to those in need. Grandfather died before I was born, at least I have
Source: David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy