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Research Assistance for Andrew MITCHELL
Posted: 03/23/2015 - 8:42 am
On 2015-02-25 20:11,
Roy Weiland <roylweiland@yahoo.com>
    I live in Florida and seeking assistance with research on my ancestor,
    Andrew MITCHELL.
    I am trying to obtain proof of lineage (for SAR) from Andrew MITCHELL
    to his daughter, Nancy MITCHELL. I am hoping you have County
    Historical books from the 1800's, or later, that will address this
    request. I also believe he wrote a will. I understand SAR requires
    proof of source by copying the full page of the information, copy of
    the page with the publisher, author, and date, and a copy of the cover
    of the book or source. Any help would be appreciated. This is what I
    have, but not proven:
    Andrew MITCHELL was born abt 1700 in Scotland .
    His parents were William MITCHELL and Margaret McDONALD.
    He married Mary McGOWAN abt 1745 in Ireland .
    They had at least 10 children: Nancy b. abt 1754, John, Mary, Susan,
    Jennie, Andrew Jr., Margaret, Hannah b. bet 1758-1760, Elizabeth, and
    Andrew MITCHELL known as "Squire" and his wife, Mary McGOWIN, were
    married in Ireland and emigrated from County Limerick , and settled in
    the Scotch Irish Colony in Western Pennsylvania about 1750.
    Andrew's brother, David, and his sister Isabella, who had married a
    Stewart, came with him from Ireland and settled in the same colony. In
    1752, Andrew and his wife Mary, his brother David and his children
    came to Orange County , North Carolina and settled on New Hope Creek.
    The first court in the County ( Orange County being formed in 1753)
    met at the home of John GRAY on Eno River . Andrew MITCHELL was one of
    the first Justices in that first court of Orange County, He was a
    member of the Parrish of St. Matthews extablished in 1752, and was a
    vestrymen. This parish was located at Hillsboro , North Carolina and
    was a branch of the extablished church of England . He was known as
    "Squire MITCHELL of New Hope Creek.".
    He made his Will 6-15-1790 and it was probated in the Orange County
    Court in 1795 in the month of November.
    Thank you for your time and effort.
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