|R. MITCHELL, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 21; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Allegany Co., N. Y, in 1814; he removed to Illinois when he was 19 years of age; he came to Jones Co. in August, 1853, and located in Cass Township, on what was known as the Austin farm; he located in Sec. 21 in April, 1866. He was married to Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pitcher, who was born in Chautauqua Co., N.Y.; has five children—Z. B., Anna, Carrie, Nellie and Allie. Mrs. Mitchell has one son by a former marriage—Le Roy Pitcher, born in Kane Co., Ill., in 1847, where his parents had removed from the State of New York. The farm is now owned by the two sons, Mr. Le Roy Pitcher and Mr. Z. B. Mitchell.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 696.
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