Image of Robert Gwyn Mitchell and Lena Bell Carhart

Carhart and Mitchell

Wedding photos of Robert Gwyn Mitchell and Lena Bell Carhart who were married 1891 August 5 in Macon County, Missouri, obtained from Dorothy Mitchell McClure.

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Home of Capt. Robert Craig at Abingdon, Virginia

Robert Craig home

Captain Robert CRAIG b. 1744 Donegal Township, Lancaser County, PA, d. 1834 Abingdon, VA m. Jane DENNY b. 1750 Brandywine PA, d. 1809 Abingdon VA.

The back of the upper photo reads, “Captain Robert CRAIG’s home, Abingdon, VA. About 1808, Robert CRAIG built the west half of the brick home, which he called Mount Pleasant. This house had five rooms. It is said that the kitchen was entirely separate from the house. In 1857, Judge FULKERSON, then the owner, added three rooms to the west with his law office upstairs. After the home was no longer in the CRAIG family it waas called ‘Retirement.'”

The back of the second photo reads, “This is the rear view of this lovely home. When we visited Abingdon in 1969 we were shown the downstairs. We were told that the frame addition was very old. I think it was most likely part of the original house, perhaps where the kitchen was located. The present owners keep it in beautiful shape. It is furnished with lovely antiques.”

Obtained from Dorothy MITCHELL McCLURE, who had visited the CRAIG home

Image of Mary Lord Carhart

Mary Lord

Mary Lord Carhart touched up

The image above is not an attempt to recreate the Mary Lord Carhart painting, which I’ve never seen. I’ve only brought out the texture of the paint and canvas so we can see that it is likely a miniature, and added color so that we can better distinguish Mary from the background.

The below was taken from an old Carhart genealogy book in which the image appeared.

“From an old oil painting of Mary Lord CARHART. She was born July 13, 1668 at Cambridge, Mass. Her aunt married Capt. John ALDEN, son of John ALDEN and Priscilla MULLENS. Mary LORD C. was daughter of Robert LORD and Rebecca PHILLIPS, daughter of Major William PHILLIPS of Sacco, Maine. The lace covering over her neck and breast does not show in this as it does in some of the copies.”

Mary Lord was married to Thomas Carhart about 1691 Nov in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Image of Eliot Carhart’s home in Macon County, Missouri

Eliot Carhart home

Eliot Carhart, b. 1828 in White Plains, New York, died in 1905 in Macon County, Missouri. This image of his home in Macon was obtained from my Dorothy Mitchell McClure.

This is the best image I have of this home.

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Image of Eliot Carhart (1828-1905) with Robert Carhart Mitchell (1905-1966)

Attempted to bring out a little more but it is impossible.

Eliot Carhart and Robert Carhart Mitchell original

This is a sad state of affairs that about all I have for the Carhart-Mitchell family is this mutli-generation xeorx of Eliot Carhart b. 1828 at White Plains, New York, died 1905 in , Macon, Missouri, with his grandson Robert Carhart Mitchell b. 1895. Eliot Carhart was married to Margaret Pettit.

Obtained from Dorothy Mitchell McClure.

Though it’s almost impossible to tell anything from this image, if you apply a bit of imagination you see what was probably a lovely yard with trees, Eliot in a chair, and Robert at about what, age 3?, with long hair, dressed in probably his Sunday best. This photo was likely from Macon, Macon, Missouri.

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A. B. Carhart, retouched

Photoshopped the below multiple generation xerox that was with the article. There’s no making it perfect. I was happy to get as much as I did out of it. One begins to get a little character.

A. B. Carhart original



Impressive Funeral Services Held

Feb. 5 1914

Masons Pay Tribute to Memory of Beloved Brother

A. B. CARHART, for seventeen years a prominent business man of Manchester, passed away at his home in this city on Thursday night, shortly before midnight, following an illness of a week. For nearly a year those most closely associated with Mr. CARHART have noticed a decline in his physical strength, but notwithstanding this decline he was always found at his post of duty until just a week before his death. Although his friends in Manchester had known of his critical illness few days previous to the final summons, not even those who watched constantly at his bedside realized that the sickness through which he was then passing would bring the summons.

Impressive funeral services were held at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. J. F. MOORE preaching the sermon, paying a beautiful tribute to the memory of Mr. CARHART. Members of the Masonic lodge attended in large numbers, and because of the severity of the weather, the Masonic burial service was read in the church. The services were attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and lodge members. Following the services the remains were placed in the receiving vault in Oakland cemetery, interment to be made at a later date.

Mr. CARHART was born at Eden, Delaware County, Ohio, March 11, 1854, and spent his boyhood days in the native county in that state. When a boy in his teens his parents removed from the state of Ohio, and went to Macon, Missouri, where he grew to young manhood. After finishing his schooling he taught school for a short time in the western part of Iowa.

In the spring of 1878 he came to Manchester, and found employment in the grocery store conducted by A. B. TERRIL. On May 16, 1878, Mr. CARHART was united in marriage with Miss Lizzie L. LANDIS of Philadelphia, their marriage taking place in Chicago. The day following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. CARHART came to Manchester, where they have lived happily together for over thirty-six years. After several months of faithful service in Mr. TERRILL’s grocery store, Mr. CARHART changed from the work of the grocery clerk to that of work in the hardware store of ADAMS Brothers. For nearly two years, Mr. CARHART was in the employ of this pioneer hardware firm. Before going into business in Manchester Mr. CARHART held responsible positions as a traveling salesman for hardware concerns of Chicago and Dubuque, following this occupation for nearly sixteen years. When the necessity of a rest from close attention to business cares compelled Mr. CARHART to make a change, the sale of the large stock was affected.

During all of the years that Mr. CARHART was associated with the business interests of Manchester, he formed the most intimate friendships among his business associates. By adherence to such rules of life as make for the square deal in all of his transactions he at once won the confidence of those who came in contact with him. Although his time was occupied with the cares and responsibilities of a large business, he always found time to have a friendly word with those who had learned to love him.

Not only did he stand for the square deal in the business life of this community, but his influence for good was felt even more strongly in the church and lodge. For years, he had been intimately associated with the work of the Congregational church, being a member of the board of deacons at the time of his death. He was faithful in the performances of his church obligations. His faith in his Maker was deep seated and his earnest Christian life proved an inspiration to his pastor, with whom he had entered into a most intimate friendship, and fellow church members.

In the death of this beloved citizen the Masonic order suffers the loss of a faithful member. During the many years that he was affiliated with this order he held many positions of honor and trust and was faithful to all of the high principles for which the Masonic order stands. He was a member of Manchester Lodge No. 145 (165?), A. F. & A. M; Olive Branch chapter No. 48; Knights Templar, and Elam Council No. 33, and also of El Kahir Temple Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

Mr. CARHART leaves to mourn his death his devoted wife and one daughter, Miss Nina CARHART, and one son, Bert CARHART of St. Louis. Besides the wife and two children he leaves his aged and invalid mother, Mrs. Margaret CARHART, and four sisters, Mrs. Lena MITCHELL, Miss Ida CARHART, Miss Edith CARHART, all of Macon, Missouri, and Mrs. Leroy PERRINA of Chillicotha, Missouri.

The sudden death … has blasted cherished plans. Often had he remarked to his most intimate friends that he longed for the time when he would be able to lay aside the busy cares of life and be able to enjoy in a larger measure the companionship of his family.

At this time of great sorrow, Manchester friends extend to the bereaved ones, sincere sympathy.

Photo by N. H. HYDE, Manchester

Tombstone of Robert Gwyn Mitchell, Lena Bell Carhart Mitchell and son James Dysart

Tombstone of Robert Gwyn and Lena Mitchell

Robert Gwyn Mitchell b. 1852 Oct 19 , Monroe, Missouri to 1909 March 6, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, and wife, Lena Bell Carhart b. 1871 Mar 22 at , Macon County, Missouri to 1957 Nov 26 at Baldwin City, Douglas, Kansas.

The son here was James Dysart Mitchell b. 1897 April 27 at , Macon, Missouri, who died of diphtheria at the age of three, 1900 Jan 6 in , Macon County, Missouri.

Image courtesy of Mitchell Noll.