My MITCHELL family lived in Carmel, ME.

Grandfather - Rossell (1889-1972)

Gr-grandfather - Phineas (1866-1963)

Gr-gr-grandfather was William (1817-1898)

William first appears in 1843 in Bangor, ME when he purchases land for $200.

Married May 31, 1844 in Bangor, ME to Rocinda FARRAR

And after that I can easily track him.

According to William's death certificate he was born in Livermore, ME to Thomas Mitchell & Elizabeth Rana (as spelled)... I can find no birth record for him nor anything about his parents..

Have tried to make a connection to Livermore. Found a Melzer Mitchell (wife Phebe Parker) 1820 census, Livermore. 1810 census in Leeds. 1830-1840 census in Minot. Born 1780 (maybe Freeport?), married in Cumberland, died in 1846, and buried in Mechanic Falls.... It is probably a false connection but throwing it out there due to the Livermore connection.  

Help? Anyone?

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Comment by Donna Goodwin on January 28, 2017 at 2:13pm

This is part of my Uncle Almon Mitchell's family.  I have just started on this line, but do have info. 

Comment by Granville Wayne Mitchell on February 17, 2017 at 12:55pm

Not too much help, but I find an 1843 directory for Bangor which lists "William Mitchell, farmer, b'ds Thomas Mitchell"; and "Thomas Mitchell, farmer, house levant road".   Just some confirmation that his father's name was Thomas.

Comment by Donna Goodwin on February 17, 2017 at 5:50pm

Hey GW, small world yes.  That is the correct Thomas.  His wifes maiden name is not really legible on the certificate. 

Comment by Granville Wayne Mitchell on February 17, 2017 at 11:08pm

To me, the last name of William's mother on his death certificate looks like it's meant to be "Rand".

Comment by C Ferrante on February 18, 2017 at 10:49am

I need to get back to you, Donna. Being in So Florida for the winter slows a person down... On William's death certificate it states father Thomas and mother Elizabeth Rana, although I can find no Rana family so it could be Rand... William named his 1st son Thomas Emerson if that means anything ... I first find William in 1843 on a deed. He bought land in Bangor from Alvah Osgood and in 1848 he sold it to his father-in-law, Ezekial Farrar (Wm married Rocinda in 1844). So from when he was born in 1817 to 1843 I find no trace of him... And what about a marriage certificate for Thomas and Elizabeth Mitchell? Or birth certificate for Wm? Nope... All help is appreciated.

Comment by C Ferrante on February 18, 2017 at 11:02am

Comment by Donna Goodwin on February 19, 2017 at 5:38pm

It could be Rand.  The N's above resemble the n, the D could be cut off.  I am going to be up there this summer, maybe I can see the original.  ?  Send heat up here please.

Comment by C Ferrante on February 20, 2017 at 11:03am

Hi Donna, Did you like the temps yesterday? I do my best...

I attached the above picture and maybe someone can tell me what I am looking at. I have my own guess.

On my mother's death certificate it states her heritage - English, German & Native American. This threw me for a loop because, while she had said there was Native American blood, I never heard it was a fact. I now entertain that possibility - because of the German. I had never heard of us having any German heritage but it got me looking at my other roadblock - Carter. Rossell Mitchell married (my grandmother) Laura May Carter. Laura's father was Alphonse Carter. His father was Benjamin J Carter and his father was Benjamin B Carter. Turns out Benjamin B was from Germany (Bavaria).... My only other roadblock is Wm Mitchell's parents. Wm's headstone has something on it (picture above) that I never paid attention to before but now it has me wondering....

Comment by Chris Dunham on February 20, 2017 at 2:03pm

I believe the symbol is a tent, signifying membership in the Knights of the Maccabees. There are more examples here.

Comment by Donna Goodwin on February 20, 2017 at 4:17pm

Wow, never heard of the above Knights.  Interesting.  TKU Chris.  Cheryl, TKU, yes the weather was great yesterday.    Have you done your DNA yet.  FTDNA is a good start for heritage and matches.  I had to take a few days off from this , but will start again maybe tomorrow.  My cousins' Mitchell family has helped me with some road blocks and then added more to the mix.  Phewy.


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