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Family Group Record: Mary Deaver Biffle and Samuel Craig Mitchell

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen
Researching this line: Anne Peterson

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   Samuel Craig Mitchell 
   Born: May 8 or 12, 1808 Place: Kentucky
   Married: January 7, 1836 Place: Ashland, Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: May 16, 1852 Place:

   Mary Deaver Biffle  
   Born: February 11, 1818 Place: Tennessee
   Died: February 5, 1900 Place: Tennessee; she and her husband are buried in the Zion Cemetery, Wayne County, Tennessee
   Parents: Nathan Biffle and Ursula Isom


1 James Milton Mitchell
Sex Born: July 20, 1838 Place: Tennessee
M Married: Place:
   Died: during Civil War Place:
  James was a captain in Jake Biffle's 1st Cavalry unit (2nd Battalion of the Tennessee Cavalry). He was part of the campaign at Bowling Green, Kentucky, December 20, 1861. He was also part of Wheeler's Cavalry. Family history states that he was killed in front of the Mitchell family home in Ashland by a "homemade Yankee" shortly after the Battle of Shiloh (Denise Bogdanovich).

2 Martha Ann Mitchell
Sex Born: April 17, 1841 Place: Tennessee
F   Married: April 27, 1859, Peyton H. Craig Place:
   Died: October 28, 1871 Place: Ashland, Wayne County, Tennessee

3 David Anthony Mitchell (1850 census shows Daniel A. Mitchell)
Sex Born: December 10, 1843 Place: Tennessee
M   Married: December 10, 1869, Sophronia Dickson Turner Place: Tennessee
   Died: February 29, 1896 Place: Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas

4 Mary Jane Mitchell
Sex Born: December 30, 1845 Place: Tennessee
F   Married: October 3, 1866, Fernando Jose Glenn Place: Ashland, Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: February 9, 1920 Place: Huntington Beach, California (she left Tennessee in 1906, as a widow)

5 Nathaniel Biffle Mitchell
Sex Born: January 20, 1848 Place: Tennessee
M   Married: ca. 1900; Elizabeth Crouse (widowed by 1910) Place: Texas, possibly Parker County
   Died: possibly before 1920 Place:
  In 1880 he was living with his brother and family in Haywood Township, Clay County, Arkansas. In 1900, he is found in Parker County, Texas, T623-1664 Page: 155;1910, he is found in Parker County, Texas, T624-1584, p. 179; he is widowed and was a cotton gin machinist.

6 Samuel W. Mitchell
Sex Born: September 3, 1850 Place: Tennessee
M   Married: Place:
   Died: March 9, 1851 Place:

7 Elizabeth Stewart Mitchell
Sex Born: April 18, 1852 Place: Tennessee
F   Married: Alvis B. Clendenin Place: Ashland, Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: April 21, 1900 Place: Carter County, Oklahoma

  • Much of the information on this page is from George Wahington Mitchell's memoirs; a letter dated March 8, 1963 giving the list of births and deaths conveyed by Mary D. Mitchell to David A. Mitchell in 1891 (held by Anne Peterson, Emmett, Idaho).
  • 1850 U.S. Census, Wayne County, Tennessee, Civil District 6, Reel M432-899, Pg. 172 shows this family living in the two households from the McKnight family where Jacob Marion and Elizabeth Biffle (aged 8 and 6) were living.
  • 1860 U.S. Census, Wayne County, Tennessee, Civil District 6, Reel M653-127, Pg. 61; Mary is head of household, living with her is her daughter Mary Ann and husband Peyton H. Craig, and daughter Mary A. (2 1/2).
  • 1870 U.S. Census, Wayne County, Tennessee Dist. 6, M593-1569, p. 464; Mary is head of household with Elizabeth and Nathan, David A. and wife
  • 1880 U.S. Census, Ashland, Wayne County, Tennessee, T9-1284, p. 51A, she is found in the household of her son-in-law Payton H. Craig, widower of Martha Ann Mitchell

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