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Benjamin Mitchell, D.D.

Benjamin Mitchell, D.D.

Male 1800 - 1884

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  • Name  Benjamin Mitchell, D.D. 
    Suffix  D.D. 
    Born  25 Nov 1800  Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Dec 1884  Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Highland Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I15171  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  6 Sep 2013 

    Father  Major Joseph Mitchell,   b. 1758,   d. 1811, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Mitchell,   b. 2 May 1766, Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1803, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1790 
    Family ID  F3911  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ann Alexander Dinsmore,   b. 26 Jun 1801, Peach Bottom, Fulton Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1842, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Apr 1826  Peach Bottom, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Ann Mitchell,   b. 9 Jan 1827, Peach Bottom, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Rosanna Mitchell,   b. 26 Nov 1828, Peach Bottom, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1904, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Addison Mitchell,   b. 1 Sep 1830, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1860, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Andrew Dinsmore Mitchell,   b. 25 Mar 1833, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1867, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Samuel Martin Mitchell,   b. 4 Sep 1836, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1857, Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Eliza Jane Clark Mitchell,   b. 7 Aug 1838, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1900, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Jul 2005 
    Family ID  F584  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Huston,   b. Abt 1805, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Apr 1845  Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  2 Jul 2005 
    Family ID  F3910  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Apr 1845 - Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1884 - Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Name: Benjamin Mitchell
      Sex: M
      Title: Rev.
      Birth: 15 NOV 1800 in , York Co., Pennsylvania
      Death: 26 DEC 1884 in Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson Co., Ohio
      Burial: Highland Cemetery beside First Presbyterian Church at mt. Pleasnt, Ohio
      Note:
      He began to teach school at the age of 16 and by age 19 he turned to the study of theology under the Rev. Dr. Samuel Martin. On Oct. 26, 1828, Benjamin was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New Castle. In the fall of that same year he migrated with his young family to the vicinity of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. The 300 mile trip took them 3 weeks.

      He preached his first sermon in the brick Meeting House of the Associate (Seceder) Congregation at Mt. Pleasant in June of 1829. On Dec. 2, 1829, he was installed as pastor of the short creek and Bloomfield Presbyterian congregations. The Short Creek Congregation was first organized on the eastern slope of a high hill on the farm of Benjamin's uncle John Mitchell. This church later reorganized in 1834 as the First Presbyterian Chruch of MT. Pleasant. Dr. Mitchell remained until his retirement in 1876, and until his death was pastor emeritus.

      In 1834, Benjamin and Anne Mitchell purchased the place that Dr. Mitchell called "Pleasant Retreat". The house on this farm looked out over the Little Short Creek Valley. the house no longer stand. As an ardent abolitionist, Benjamin Mitchell used the house as an underground railway station before the Civil War. Dr. Mitchell was well known and loved for his long ministry, and for his teaching of Latin and Greek to many of the young men in the MT. Pleasant community.