Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Walter Hanson Jenifer 'General' Mitchell

Male 1801 - 1870  (68 years)


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  • Name Walter Hanson Jenifer 'General' Mitchell 
    Born 10 Aug 1801  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1870  Mulberry Grove, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I058651  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John Gen. Mitchell,   b. 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1812, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Catherine Barnes,   b. 1762, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1814, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Aft 9 Sep 1794  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ferguson,   b. 29 Dec 1809, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1855, Mulberry Grove, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1825  Church of our Redeemer, Aldie, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Matilda Mitchell,   b. Bef 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1861, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F16901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Mitchell, General Walter, b. Aug 10, 1801, d. Mar 27, 1870, Military Veteran
      Fergusson Family Cemetery (Mulberry Grove Cemetery)
      Charles County, Maryland
      7930 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, Maryland


      Dec. 13, 1801 - Baptized Mary Anne Mitchell born Nov. 8, 1801 of Walter
      and Hennrietta Mitchell living in Georgetown. Godmother, Henrietta Clark.

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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 191.
      General John Mitchell, Will, February 11, 1804; November 14, 1812
      I, John Mitchell of CC, planter, being indisposed, but of sound mind, memory and understanding;
      Item, the crop of tobacco and wheat shall be first sold to discharge my debts.
      To eldest son John Truman Stoddert Heaberd Mitchell, negroes Spencer and Sophia, 1 good feather bed, bedstead and furniture complete, my clock and book case, 1 table and 4 windor chairs, 2 cows and calves, a young black mare and her colt now at Smiths Point plantation, the cart and 1 yoke steers and all the plantation utensils on the said plantation, 1 riding horse. Also 1/6 part of negro John, a gift from Richard Barnes Sr. to his grandson William Alexander Mitchell, now deceased, I give him in lieu negro Davie the son of Sophia.
      Item: knowing as I do my said eldest sons affection for his mother and little brothers and sisters, I fondly hope he will continue it after my decease; and most earnestly recommend them to his care and protection as they may perhaps sometimes stand in need of a friend and protector.
      To son Richard Henry Barnes Mitchell, negro Allen, in lieu of his 1/6 part of negro John, also negro boy, {new born} son of Pegy.
      To daughter Mary Ann Mitchell, a riding horse, side saddle and bridle complete in lieu of her 1/6 part of negro John.
      To daughter Elizabeth Mitchell, negro Ammey in lieu of her 1/6 part of negro John, and when at age of 12 years, 1 riding horse, saddle and bridle to her.
      To son Walter Hanson Jenifer Mitchell, the said negro John agreeably to the last request of his deceased brother William Alexander Mitchell whose property he was to him and his heirs, also negro Phil.
      To wife Catharine Mitchell, during her life of widowhood, the plantation whereon I now dwell, and all the residue of my property soever for her support and the maintenance and education of my two sons Richard and Walter and my two daughters Mary Ann and Elizabeth, and after her death to said sons Richard and Walter.
      Executors: wife Catharine Mitchell, friends Daniel Jenifer and David Stone
      Signed: February 11, 1804 John Mitchell
      Wit: Doctor Samuel Hanson, Muncaster Murdock, Thomas Murdock
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book WDM-15, 1825-1833; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 325.
      Mary Ann Barnes, Will, April 7, 1829; December 11, 1829
      I, Mary Ann Barnes of CC, being weak of body, but of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To niece Elizabeth Briscoe, negroes Henry, Jenny, Maria, and Anne, also the debts with interest thereon due me from the estate of her deceased father, also 1 quilt.
      To niece Catharine Clagett, negro Sandy.
      To grand niece Elizabeth Page, negro Alice.
      To niece E.A.L. Barnes, negro Nelly.
      To niece M.C.B. Compton, negroes Charity and her youngest daughter called Charity.
      To two nieces Jane A. Muschett and Catharine Barnes (of Humphrey), negro Richard.
      To grand niece Mary A. Briscoe, negro Jesse.
      To grand niece Sarah Catharine Briscoe, negro Mary Ellen.
      To nephew R.H.B. Mitchell, negroes Charles, Jane and 600 dollars, and 1 bed and furniture.
      To nephew W.C. Barnes, 100 dollars.
      To W.D. Briscoe all the money which me be due me from said Briscoe for negro hire.
      Item: in consideration of the faithful service of my negro Alice, it is my will that she is to be free and my executors pay her the sum of 60 dollars.
      To brother John Barnes, all the rest and residue of my estate real personal and mixed.
      Executor: brother John Barnes and nephew Walter. H.J. Mitchell
      Signed: April 7, 1829 Mary Ann Barnes
      Wit: Robert Prout, James Mahoney, Harriett Mahoney
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book DJ-16, 1833-1850; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 294.
      Ignatius Semmes, Will, April 27, 1843; June 13, 1843
      I, Ignatius Semmes of CC, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To aunt Sarah Floyd, 2,250 dollars.
      To uncle William Holmes, 2,250 dollars.
      To friend Walter Mitchell, my book case and my books.
      To the Roman Catholic Church at St. Thomas, all my silver plate, namely, 1 coffee pot, 1 tea pot, 1 slop (soup?) bowl, 1 sugar dish, 11 table spoons, 15 teaspoons, 1 soup ladle and 1 set of plated castors.
      To children of David J. Floyd, namely, Mary Floyd, Olevia Floyd, and Robert Semmes Floyd, 2,000 dollars to be equally divided.
      Item: I manumit and leave free my servants, Monica, her daughters, Nancy, Cecily and Mary, her grandchildren, Rosanna, Cily, Madison an infant child of Mary, and negro Carpenter William Stonestreet, and to each 300 dollars.
      Item: I direct my executor to erect on some part of my farm called "Rose Hill", (the place selected by the above mentioned manumitted negroes) a good substantial frame house with one brick chimney and two acres of land adjoining.
      To Walter Mitchell, Esqr, my farm called "Rose Hill" together with all the rest of my negroes, stock of every description and plantation utensils intrust for the following uses; the income arising therefrom to be applied to the mutual benefit of my uncle William Holmes and my aunt Sarah Floyd during their life, to the use of aunt Sarah Floyd's children, and for his care and trouble in the execution of said trust, I give Walter Mitchell 10% upon the whole amount of the property.
      To Aunt Mary D{oyne} Semmes, now in the monestary in the city of Baltimore, 1,000 dollars.
      To my servant Madison, my watch and wearing apparel.
      To my servant Nancy, my household & kitchen furniture.
      Item: all the rest and residue of personal property together with my house and lot in the town of Port Tobacco, I give and bequeath to my uncle Robert Semmes in trust to and for the use and benefit of all his children.
      Executor: Walter Mitchell, Esqr
      Signed: April 27, 1843 Ign. Semmes
      Wit: William Ferguson, Nicholas Stonestreet, John B. FergusonSource: Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland By George Adolphus Hanson (1876)

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