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William Mitchell (1813 - 1872)

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William Mitchell
Born in Gwinear, Cornwall, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in , Placer, California, United Statesmap
Mitchell-3506 created 3 Apr 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 9 Oct 2017
12:09: Ian Argall edited the Biography for William Mitchell. [Thank Ian for this]
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CENSUS INFORMATION: In the 1851 UK Census, he is listed as William Mitchell, a copper miner aged 36 and born in Gwinear. He is living (next to his brother (Edward) with his wife (Elizabeth), 5 sons and 3 daughters, in Rosewarne, Gwinear, Cornwall. (HO107/1916, Folio 481, Page 32).

Parish Or Reg District: Gwinear
Sex: son
Father Forename: John
Mother Forename: Elizabeth
Residence: Gwinear
Father Rank Profession: Miner

MARRIAGE: Date: 22-Mar 1835
Parish Or Reg District: Gwinear
Groom Name: William MICHELL
Groom Age:
Groom Residence: otp
Groom Condition:
Groom Rank Profession:
Groom Signed / Marked (S/M): Marked
Groom Father Name:
Groom Father Rank Profession:
Bride Name: Elizabeth MICHELL
Bride Age:
Bride Residence: otp
Bride Condition:
Bride Rank Profession:
Bride Signed / Marked (S/M): Marked
Bride Father Name:
Bride Father Rank Profession:
Banns / Licence (B/L): Banns
Witness 1: Matthew Gribbel
Witness 2: Humphrey Penhale
Other Information:

MIGRATION: The family went to the USA in 1856.

William Mitchell in the California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898:
Name: William Mitchell
Residence Year: 1867
Residence Place: Placer, California
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1813.

William Mitchell in the California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898:
Name: William Mitchell
Residence Year: 1871
Residence Place: Placer, California
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1817.

He served in the Mountain Blues Militia.

DEATH: Died at age 59Y, 3M, 16D

He was a miner, and had three adult children (Edward, James, and Alice) at the time of his death.

The Balmain transcription has death date of 23 December 1872, the Placer Weekly Argus has 25 December 1873, online family trees have 25 December 1872, 1870 Census works out to 1872 -- there is a typo someplace! A combination of these was used to determine the birth and death dates for this memorial.

BURIAL: William Mitchell:
Birth: Sep. 9, 1813
Cornwall, England

He is buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Iowa Hill Divide. Tombstone reads: "Wm Mitchell / Died / Dec 25 1872 / Aged 59 Yrs 4 Mo's"

Death: Dec. 25, 1872
Iowa Hill
Placer County
California, USA.

Buried in: Masonic Cemetery
Iowa Hill Divide
Iowa Hill
Placer County
California, USA.

Record File Number

Record File Number: 512690305


  • WikiTree profile Mitchell-3506 created through the import of Mitchell family tree This one Feb 2012.ged on Apr 2, 2012 by Karen Mitchell. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Karen and others. (Text altered by Ian Argall because the original Mary Mitchell had different parents).
  • Argall One-name Study.

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