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Phineas Mixer 1756-1821

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Phineas Mixer, Sr., from Norwich, Mass., arrived in Madison, Ohio Jan. 24, 1805. He settled on a six hundred acre farm, on the shores of Lake Erie, near Madison Dock.

In 1811 he removed to Unionville and kept tavern in a log house, where now stands the house build by Phineas Mixer, Jr., and owned by his great, grandchildren, Don J Barnes and Eliza Dorcas Pope.

His wife was Abigail Fobes of Mass. and their family consisted fo five children, two sons and three daughters.

It is said of him that, "he was a man of sterling qualities, and active in promoting local improvements." In the Revolutionary War he was in the service of Massachusetts, enlisting Sept. 20, 1777 in Capt. Benjamin Bonney's company; discharged Oct. 14, 1777.

He died Nov. 3, 1821, aged sixty-five years and nine months, and is buried in Unionville, Ohio.

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