Evermore Genealogy

The Mitchell Line

For convenience of seeing where people fit into family lines, I suppose I ought to put some ancestry information here, and not just depend on the online database.


Dorothy M. Mitchell b. 1903 Oct. 18 in , Macon, Missouri, died 2003 Dec 8 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She was married to Albert Harry McClure.


Robert Gwyn Mitchell b. 1852 Oct 19 in , Monroe, Missouri, died 1909 March 6 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
was married 1891 August 5 in , Macon, Missouri to
Lena Bell Carhart b. 1871 March 22 in , Macon, Missouri, died 1957 Nov 26 in Baldwin City, Douglas, Kansas.
Children were: Margaret Gwynette, Robert C., James Dysart, John Carhart, Lawrence Carhart, Benjamin Dysart, Dorothy
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Rev. James Bourne Mitchell b. 1821 June 27 in Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, died 1901 March 21 in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri
was married 1846 November 3 in , Howard, Missouri to
Martha Cowden Dysart b. 1825 March 5 in , Howard, Missouri, died 1912 Feb 19 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Children were: Dr. John Thompson/Thomas, Susan Ann Matilda, Rev. James William, Robert Gwyn, Louisiana Caroline “Callie”, Orphelia “Orpha” Lou, Bettie Sprague, Leonidas Stratton, Orland, McDavid “Lando”, Mary Frances “Fannie”.
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Elliot Carhart b. 1828 Mar 22 at White Plains, Westchester, New York, d. 1905 Dec 19 at Macon, Macon, Missouri
was married 1850 Sep 29 to
Margaret E. Pettit b. 1830 Jan 21 in , Muskingum, Ohio, d. 1914 Aug 10 in Macon, Macon, Missouri
Children were: Ida May, Arlington B., Prof. Carrington Elliot, Arthur L., Rose Ella, Lena Bell, Edith Adella
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Capt. John Mitchell b. 1767 May 26 at Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, died 1821 Aug 30 in , Washington, Virgina
was married to
Ann Middleton (Nancy) Craig b. 1786 March 22 in Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, died 1837 July 12 at Huntsville (rural), Randolph, Missouri
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John Dysart b. 1799 Jan 6 in , Fayette, Kentucky, died 1869 Aug 1 in , Howard Missouri
was married 1824 June 3 in , Howard, Missouri to
Matilda Brooks b. 1818 Aug 22 in Kentucky, died 1877 Jan 4, probably in Missouri.
Children were Martha Cowden, William Patton, Susan Teresa, James Warren Paleg Sprague, Benjamin Robert, Orpha Matilda, Elizabeth M., Lucy, Orlando, and Laura.
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Henry Carhart b. 1781 Sep 10 in White Plains, Westchester, New Yor, d. 1871 March 11 in Macon, Macon, Missouri
was married abt 1811 to
Carlissa “Clara” Everett b. 1793 in Connecticut, d. 1868 in , Delaware, Ohio
Children: Isaac, Eliza, Lewis, Mary, Stephen, Elliot, Maria
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Bartholomew Pettit b. 1793 in Delaware, d. abt. 1850 in Brown, Delaware, Ohio
was married to
Sarah Ann (Elizabeth) Butts b. abt. 1804 in Maryland, d. after 1850
Children: Jacob, Eliza, Margaret E., Sarah J., Abe
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Andrew Mitchell b. c. 1740 in Ireland, died after 1767 in Donegal, Ireland
was married to
Sarah “Sallie” Bromwell, b. circa 1740 in Donegal, Ulster, Ireland

Robert Craig b. 1744 Dec 28 in Donegal, Lancaster, Ireland, d. 1834 Feb 4 in Abingdon, Washington, Virginia
was married 1778 Dec 24 in Brandywine, Chester, Pennsylvania to
Jane (Genet) Denny, b. 1750 April 5, Brandywine, Chester, Pennsylvania, died 1809, Sep 16 in Abingdon, Washington, Pennsylvania

James Dysart b. 1777 in , Mecklenburg, North Carolina, d. 1853 July 5 in Huntsville, Randolph, Missouri
was married 1798 August 17 in , Burke, North Carolina to
Martha Cowden b. 1780 in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, d. 1853 in Huntsville, Randolph, Missouri
Children: William Patton, John, Nichols Nicholas, Robert, Rev. James
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William Henry Brooks b. 1784 Feb 15 in South Carolina, d. 1854 Sep 30
was married 1805 April 16 in , Christian, Kentucky to
Susannah Pyle b. 1786 May 31 in South Carolina, d. 1861 Feb 20 in Higbee, Randolph, Missouri
Children were: Janette, Matilda, Granville, Jesse Thomas “Ross”, William W. Benjamin Reeves, Martha Ann, Orpha Jane, Minerva E., Robert

John Carhart b. abt. 1740 in Rye, Westchester, New York, d. 1836 Jan 2
was married to
Hannah Merritt b. abt 1740, d. 1844 May
Children: Hackaliah, Sylvanus, Phebe, Elizabeth, James, Isaac, Annie, Henry, Stephen, John


David Craig b. at. 1708 in Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, died abt. 1757 to 1758 in Donegal, Lancaster, Ireland
was married in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania to
Margaret Patton (Paitou) b. 1712 in Sudsbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died 1799 Nov 20 in Abingdon, Washington, Pennsylvania

William Denny b. 1708 Feb in , Ulster, Ireland, died 1784 Oct 8 in Uwchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
was married 1736 March 23 in , Chester, Pennsylvania to
Sarah Henderson b. about 1710-1720, died before 1761 in , Chester, Pennsylvania.
Other children were Sarah, Samuel, Margaret, David Henderson, Rebecca, Rachel, James, William, Hannah and Elizabeth

John Bertrand Dysart b. 1749 Dec 25 in , Chester, Pennsylvania, d. 1842 Sep 10 in Lewisburg, Bedford, Tennessee
was married 1773 April 4 in , Mecklenburg, North Carolina to
Mary Martha Patton b. abt. 1753 in , Rowan, North Carolina and died 1800 in Kentucky
Children were: James, Robert L., Rachel, Charity, Margaret, William M. Francis, Patton, Anne and Andrew
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John Cowden b. 1735 Jan 6 in Paxton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, died 1799 May 28
was married in 1758 in , Rowan, North Carolina to
Jane Brown . 1736 March 20 in , Rowan, North Carolina
Child: Martha Cowden

Jesse Brooks Sr. b. 1752 Jan 1, d. 1818 Aug 18
was married to
Ann b. 1760 circa
Child: William Henry

Nicholas Pyle b. 1748 in , Chester, Pennsylvania, d. 1829 in , Sangamon, Illinois
was married abt. 1771 to
Ann Black b. 1750 in South Carolina or Ireland, d. 1834 in , St. Clair, Illinois
Child (among others0: Susannah

Thomas Carhart b. 1718, d. 1761
was married to
Elizabeth Purdy b. 1714, d. 1798 Nov 26
Children: John, Annie, Thomas, Daniel, James, Hackaliah, Joshua


James Dysart b. 1727 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, died 1781 Feb 1 in Cowan’s Ford, Mecklenberg, North Carolina
was married abt 1747 to
Margaret Young Stewart b. abt. 1730 and died after 1790
Children I’ve listed are John Bertrand, William, Cornelius, Mary Elizabeth, James Young Stewart

Robert Patton b. abt. 1713 in , Essex, England, d. 1772 May 6 , Rowan, North Carolina
was married before 1747 to
Charity b. abt 1720, died 1803 May 29 in , Williamson, Tennessee
Children I’ve listed are: Cynthia, Francis, Robert, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, Mary Martha, James, Samuel

Matthew Cowden b. 1707 circa in Ulster, Ireland, d. 1777
was married before 1731 to
Martha Johnston b. c. 1720 in Tyrone, Ireland
Child: John Cowden

Col. John Pyle b. 1723 April 8 in Kennet Square, Chester, Pennsylvania, d. 1804 Jan 1. in Cain Creek, North Carolina
was married 1744 in Delaware to
Sarah Baldwin b. 1727 in , New Castle, Delaware, d. after 1766
Among their children: Nicholas Pyle

Johannes “Hans” Black b. abt 1720 in Amsterdam
was married to
Among children: Ann

John Carhart b. 1692 in Staten Island, New York
was married to
children: Thomas, Mary, John


Samuel Pyle b. 1700 Feb 21 at Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania, d. 1749 at Kennet Square, Chester, Pennsylvania
was married abt 1721 to
Sarah Pringle b. 1702 in , Chester, Pennsylvania, died after 1741
Among other children: Col. John Pyle

John Baldwin b. c. 1690, d. 1744 in , New Castle, Delaware
was married to Sarah (Hannah?) Cloud b. abt. 1690
Among children: Sarah

Thomas Carhart b. 1650 in Cornwall, England, d. 1695 in New Jersey
was married 1691 Nov in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts to
Mary Lord b. 1668 July 13 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, d. 1714
Children: John, Robert, William


Nicholas Pyle b. 1666 Aug 12 at Bishop’s Canning, Wiltshire, England, d. 1717 Jan 10 at Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania
was married to
Abigail Bushnell b. abt. 1668 in Brinkwater, Wiltshire, England, d. after 1708 in Pennsylvania
Among children: Samuel Pyle

Francis Baldwin b. abt. 1680 in England, d. 1702 in , Chester, Pennsylvania
was married to
Cicley Coeburn b. abt. 1680 in England
Among children: John

Robert Lord b. abt. 1626
Rebecca Phillips b. abt. 1640
Children: Robert, Thomas, Mary, Sarah


Thomas Lord b. abt. 1610
Emigrated from I don’t know where abt. 1635?
Children: Thomas, Ann, William, John, Robert, Annie

Major William Phillips (of Massachusetts) b. abt. 1610, d. 1686
was married to
Mary b. abt. 1610, d. 1646 May 1 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Children: Mary, Martha, Rebecca, Nathaniel, Phebe, Sarah, Elizabeth

A general lightweight summary of where they came from and when, which eventually boiled down into an “Irish” Mitchell woman:

The Mitchells were Irish and emigrated in the 1700s to Virginia.
The Carharts were Cornish and emigrated in the 1600s to New Jersey.
The Dysarts were Irish and emigrated in the 1700s to North Carolina.
The Everetts were I don’t know what, probably English, and were in Connecticut in the 1700s.
The Pettits were whatever and were here in the late 1700s in Delaware. They were probably Anglo-Norman French.
The Butts were whatever and were in Maryland in the late 1700s I guess. I read Butts may be Cornish.
The Craigs were Irish and emigrated in the early 1700s to Pennsylvania.
The Bromwells were Irish. Looking at the history of the name, perhaps they were from England.
The Brooks were, I’m guessing English and I don’t know when they got here but were in South Carolina in the late 1700s.
The Dennys were Irish and were over to Pennsylvanis by the early 1700s.
The Cowdens were Irish and in Pennsylvania by the early 1700s.
The Pattons were already in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. I guess this is a Scottish name.
The Pyles were English and were over here in the 1600s to Pennsylvania.
The Blacks were Dutch and were in South Carolina by the mid 1700s at least.
The Baldwins were English and were here in the 1600s in Pennsylvania.
The Stewarts were here in the 1700s at least. Perhaps they were Scottish.
The Lords were whatever and emigrated in 1635. I guess they may have been Anglo-Saxon British.
The Phillips were whatever and were already here in the mid 1600s in Massachusetts. I read Phillips is a Welsh name.


5 responses to “The Mitchell Line”

  1. Diana Powell Avatar

    On Oct. 22, 1828, in Washington Co., VA, John H. Fulton was named guardian of William K., Robert C., Sarah H., Ann A., Louisa H., Leonidas W. and James B. Mitchell, orphans of John Mitchell, dec’d. Bond was $2,000. Source: Guardian Bonds of Washington Co., VA, 1780-1872, abstracted by Gerald H. Clark and published by the Historical Society of Washington Co., VA in the Publications Series II, No 21, May 1984

  2. admin Avatar

    Thanks for this information, Diana.

  3. Brooks, Pyle Families Avatar

    My Brooks family; England. Connor, Brackney, Pyle, Brooks, Horsley.
    Are these the lines of your Brooks & Pyle families?

  4. admin Avatar

    What you see in the above posting is all that I have right now on the Brooks and Pyle family.

  5. Danny Avatar

    Your Cowden letter from 1905 provided leads that substantially add to my Nichols family research. These families were also related to the Dysart and Alexander families. I can’t thank you enough for posting such relevant information. Leads provided from dead end searches are what propels research forward and often bring down those brick walls we are all confronted with. You have a great website!
    Thank you for all you do.

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