My first hint at where my Lucretia Mitchell came from was the following. A book by Ldwis Aldrich "History of Franklin and Grand Island County, VT"
written in 1891. The book mentions a ROBERT MITCHELL who was born in Palmer, VT and died in Sheldon, VT at age 78 and his wife SUSAN WHEELOCK born in Palmer, MA and died in Sheldon, VT at age 76. They had the following children of which I have no birth dates except for one.
The book says the later was born in Sheldon, VT and died in 1887 at age 69. Was in the war of 1812 and was a farmer and butcher. I think the later would mean the child ROBERT, but am not sure. If it is Robert he was born in 1887 and married ELIZABETH RICE of sheldon (parents Jonathan Rice of Sheldon and Roxy Davis of Sheldon). They had the following children:
WILLIAM born 1840
William H. Mitchell born 1840 came from Enosburg, VT to Swanton in 1888 and married Catharine Bolac of Highgate, Franklin, VT. He had a meet market in Swanton and was a Company F Tenth Vermont Volunteer for 3 years receiving an honorable discharge after being wounded in Cold Harbor, VT.
after the discovery of the above book I went to the internet and found the Swanton, VT Cemeteries page http://www.erols.com/tledoux/cem-m.htm
. They had some birth and death dates.
next I got an e-mail from Pam as follows:
I am in Essex Jct., VT. And here is all I have on Robert Mitchell.
Robert Mitchell b. Feb. 14, 1783 d. July 27, 1860
married Susanna Wheelock (no date for marriage)
b. Aug. 2, 1784 d. Feb. 13, 1862
Joseph b. Feb. 10, 1807 d. Oct 19, 1883
Almira b. Mar. 6, 1809 d Dec 22, 1824
Adolphas b. Mar 17, 1811 d. Mar 23, 1857
Sarah Ann b. Mar 12, 1813 d. Aug 21, 1903
John b. Mar 21, 1815 d. June 23, 1885
Amanatha b. Nov. 11, 1817 d. July 6, 1889
Marsha b. Dec 6, 1819 d. April 11, 1892
Hemon b. April 14, 1822 d. Jul 29, 1869
Hiram b. April 14, 1822 d. Oct, 4, 1822
Lucretia b. Apr. 8, 1824 d. Nov 4, 1896
Robert b. Feb 27, 1827 d. Feb 8, 1897
married Camilla Irene Draper b. Feb. 28, 1800 in Sheldon, VT
Hemon b. in Highgate, VT married Ann Baker on Aug. 1, 1844
children: Judson - Ellen-Homer
Please share what you have. Thank you.