Photo of Dr. John Mitchell, son of James Bourne Mitchell

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Original photo courtesy of Jim Mitchell. Dr. John Thompson Mitchell, born Oct 12, 1847 in Missouri, died Nov 4, 1912, settled in Kansas City. He was the eldest son of Rev. James Bourne Mitchell and Martha Cowden Dysart. From the 1880 census: 1880 MO, JACKSON CO., KANSAS CITY 5th WARD MITCHELL John T. 32 b. […]

Letter from Robert Gwyn Mitchell to James Thompson Mitchell, June 2d 1903

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Thanks to Jim Mitchell who sent me a scan of R. G. Mitchell’s typewritten letter with his signature. Below is my transcription. Macon, Missouri, June 2d, 1903 Dr. J. T. Mitchell, Kansas City, Mo. Dear Brother: — You will find enclosed a card and a letter which I have just received from mother. You will […]

Photo of the Five Mitchell Brothers, Sons of James Bourne Mitchell

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Thanks to Jim Mitchell, descendent of Orlando for the original scan and information on it. I have endeavored to try to lighten it a little to try to bring out the features more. It’s great to have an image of all the brothers together. Too bad we don’t have one of the sisters! Jim provides […]

Excerpts from “Biography of Mrs. Susan Addie Holliday Mitchell” (b. 1853, daughter of Thompson Holliday) by Callie Mitchell Jones

Thank you to Jim Mitchell, descendant of Orlando, who sent me the typewritten copy of this excerpt. Below is my transcript, followed by some notes. In 1868, at aged 15, Addie Holliday went to McGee College. Her father Thompson Holliday was very happy to have her go to McGee College for he loved Dr. Mitchell […]

1898 Letter from Robert Chambers Craig to John Thompson Mitchell with Recollections on Robert Craig

Thank you to Jim Mitchell for the photocopy of the below letter from Robert Chambers Craig to John Thompson Craig. The photocopy is of a typewritten copy of the original. Below is my transcription and following it some notes. Benham, March 26, 1898 Dear Cousin; — Your letter of March 18th is to hand, and […]

Letter from John Cowden b. 1834 to John Thompson Mitchell on the Cowden Family History, 1905

My thanks to Jim Mitchell for the photocopy of a typewritten transcript of this letter. My web transcript is below. Petersburg, Tenn. June 5 1904 Dr. J. T. Mitchell New Ridge Bldg. Kansas City, Mo. Dear Sir: Your letter of May 24, 1905 was handed me a few days ago. Knowing that I was the […]

James Bourne Mitchell and Family

Dorothy Mitchell McClure gave this to me when I was young. I didn’t make a note who had written it and am unsure who it was. Dorothy added that the below mentioned Missouri Valley College was her Alma Mater. * * * * * James Bourne Mitchell and family by a descendant of J. B. […]