The "720" Descendants of Morris and Elizabeth Mitchell


216 pages, 8 1/2 x 11", hardcover, photographs.

Morris (Morres) Mitchell served in the Revolutionary War from PA He later married Elizabeth Husong and they lived in MD, TN, and fiinally in Polk County, Mo, where both died and are buried. Elizabeth is said by several sources to have had 720 descendants in her funeral procession, hence the number in the book's title. What was intended to be a history of the entire family and an enumeration of the 720 funeral attendees ended with the death of the author, Van Hines Mitchell. Only two sons are dealt with in detail: John (who married Winnie Sullens and Betsy McVey) and James (who married Sally Nave, Martha Woodward Mcknight and Sarah Mackey). Descendants of just these two, of the 13 children of Morris and Elizabeth Husong Mitchell, are now scattered throughout the US. Mitchell sons were well educated for their day, and letters of their adventures are cited throughout the text and in the appendix. It is hoped that descendants of the remaining children will add their histories to complete the family compilation.

Some additional family names in this book: Cunningham (Cunnyngham), Ewing, Looney, Mackey, Robertson, Ruyle, Scroggins, Tuck, Winton, and others

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