Harrison County, Indiana Obituaries
Contributed by Marsha Belty
of Isaiah Mitchem
Rep. March 11, 1920
Isaiah Mitchem, an aged and well known
colored citizen, died at his home six miles south of
Corydon last Monday night. Mr. Mitchem had a
good farm and a comfortable home and was
an industrious and worthy man. His age was
eighty-eight years and he is survived by his aged
companion, Aunt Polly and nine children. He
was a son of the late Dr. Lyttleton Mitchem, who
practiced medicine for many years and was
recognized as a man of fine intellect. Like his father,
Isaiah was gentlemanly in his bearing and his
relations with others were marked by exceptional
courtesy and pleasantness. He had many
friends both white and colored and all who knew him
held him in the highest regard. Burial was at
Cedar Wood yesterday.
Mary Ann Mitchem
April 19, 1928
has removed another member of the Mitchem family, early
colored pioneers in the community seven miles south of
Mary Ann Mitchem, widow of Isaiah
Mitchem, died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home near
Cedar Wood last evening about five o'clock
following a severe hemorrhage. Her age
was ninety-one years.
The Mitchem family settled in this
county more than a century ago but Aunt Mary Ann, or
Polly Ann, as she was commonly called, came about
fifty years later. She was from Kentucky
and had been a slave.
Her surviving children are Mrs. Kate
Jackson of Louisville, Mrs. Dora Cobin, of this county,
Alex Mitchem, remaining at home, Mrs. Marinda
Bray, of Louisville, Mrs. Ellen Skinner,
now at home, James and Shadrach Mitchem, of this county,
and Whitcomb Mitchem, of Cincinnati.
Interment was in the family burying
ground on the Mitchem homestead Wednesday afternoon.
Death of Mrs.
Polly Ann Mitchem
May 2, 1928
Mrs. Polly Ann Mitchem, widow of
Isaiah Mitchem, died quite suddenly and unexpectedly
at her home seven miles south
of Corydon. Death was caused from a
She was ninety one years of age.
She came to this county from Kentucky where she was
a slave. Her husband's family
settled in this community more than a
century ago, but Mrs. Mitchem came about fifty years
Funeral services were the
following Wednesday and burial was in the Mitchem
She is survived by eight
children. Mrs. Kate Jackson and Marinda Bray, of
Louisville, Whitcomb Mitchem, of
Cinncinati, Mrs. Ellen Skinner, James
and Bladroch Mitchem, all of this county.