|Data gained from a Rev War Pension application, on the family of David and Ann Mitchell of Caswell Co. NC (an abstract of David’s will is already in the Caswell Digital Archives|
On 20 June 1843 Ann Mitchell, aged 81 years, widow of David Mitchell, pensioner, who died 30 Aug. 1831,stated that she married David Mitchell 13 June 1782.
There is a statement from a William Mitchell of Rutherford Co. Tenn, aged about 78 years, saying that David Mitchell deceased, of Caswell Co. NC was his brother and that he was present when David Mitchell married Ann Anderson of Orange Co. NC, at the home of her father, William Anderson “shortly after the end of the war.
There is a statement from David Mebane of Orange Co. NC , that he was present when David Mitchell of Caswell Co. married Ann Anderson of Orange Co, “sometime in June of 1782” (note from compiler_-David was Ann Anderson’s uncle, her mother was Janet Mebane, dau. of Alex. Sr.
In June 1852 John Mitchell, son, applied for administration of estate of Ann Mitchell.
On 21 July 1852, John Mitchell, Ex. of David Mitchell and admin. of Ann Mitchell, gave a power of attny to someone in Washington DC to collect what is due in pension money to estates. There is a Govt. certificate issued 16 Oct 18 50?, “payable to surviving children” In order to prove the children there is what appears to be a page taken from a Bible listing the births:
John Mitchell was born 28 April 1783
William Mitchell born 5 May 1785
David Mitchell born 2 April 1787
Robert Mitchell born 1 March 1789
Jane Mitchell born 10 May 1791
Frances Mitchell born26 Sept 1795
Samuel Mitchell born 19 March 1798
Anderson Mitchell born 13 July 1800
William Mitchell,brother of David, above , served in the war with him, told something of their service, and referred to his own pension application. I sent for this and it yielded these facts.
He was born in Orange Co NC in May 1765 “according to what his parents told him”. David was older than he and entered the war first, William entered abooout 1 July 1780, age 16.
He lived in Caswell Co. NC until 1815, when he moved with his family to Rutherford Cco. Tenn , about three miles from Murfreesboro, where he has lived since.
Submitted by: Catherine