Mitchell, Margaret and David: First Generation - Page 9
The following data is extracted from David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy.
no recollection of him. Grandmother got a pension of $40 a year, for I do not know how long. (Clear evidence of James having been a revolutionary soldier.) She was tall and very straight, had led a very busy life, was one of the Lord's children, a member of the Covenanter church." Children: 27 Margaret ; 28 Elizabeth; 29 Susanna; 30 Sarah; 31 Ruth; 32 James; 33 Nancy; 34 Martha; 35 David M.; 36 Cuthbertson.
4. Mitchell, Sarah, born on the "Troublesome Jobb" plantation, already referred to, about the year 1772. No tradition of her existence has been known among any of the living of to-day. The basis for giving her a place in this genealogical list lies in the fact that her name is given to children of various immediate descendants, and we know that it was a tenaciously held custom to thus honor the precious dead. Also, because the same testimony that relates to the baptism of the three older children gives her baptism.
Mr. Cuthbertson wrote in his diary:
"Feb. 28, (17'73) Sabbath. Preached and baptized David, son to Humphrey Fullerton: Marion to John Gebby, and Sarah to David Mitchell, presented by the mother."
(Humphrey Fullerton was one of the witnesses to the deed made by David and Margaret Mitchell in 1778.)
She must have died in early childhood. It is probable her little grave is marked by a sand-stone slab, and is not far from Mercersburg.
5. Mitchell-Kyle, Ruth. She was born in the fort at Lexington, March 7, 1783. Married, 1801, Samuel, son of Joseph, who was son of Samuel Kyle or Kol of Licking Creek, near Mercersburg, Franklin Co., Pa. The first families of the Kyles, like the Laugheads, had settled early in the 18th century in Lancaster County, Pa. Judge Kyle was for thirty years associate judge in Greene Co., O., and much longer an elder in the church. For a full account of his honorable career we will refer readers to the several histories of Greene County, O., and to the Jackson Genealogy," published by Rev. Hugh Parks Jackson. An advertisement which has been copied from the Kentucky Gazette, shows that they were living about five miles from Lexington on the Leestown (probably Leesburgh) road, and near Bryant Station, and on land bought of his father-in-law, and which he sold on June 24, 1805, and then moved to Ohio, following the colony of the previous year.
Source: David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy