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Marcus M. Mitchell

MARCUS M. MITCHELL is a native of Giles County, Tenn., born January 26, 1838, the second of three children and the son of Robert C. and Jane (Beasley) Mitchell, born in Virginia and Tennessee, respectively. The former came to Tennessee with his parents when a boy and there spent the rest of his life with the, exception of a short period. He died in 1870, and the mother in 1863. Our subject resided with his Grandmother Beasley and obtained a practical business education in the common schools. By perseverance, honest dealing with his fellow man, and economy, he is ranked among the wealthy farmers of the county, owning 322 acres of land. In the late war he served in the First Tennessee Cavalry, under Col. Wheeler, and participated in many hotly contested battles. He was finally released from service by his father taking his place, as the latter had no one depending on him, and our subject had a wife, and one child. He was married, May 26, 1861, to Margaret H. Kimbrough, who bore him one child, a daughter- Almeda G. born April 7, 1862 (wife of W. D. Abernathy). Mr. Mitchell is a Democrat, a man of generous and liberal disposition, and highly respected in the county where he resides.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County