MITCHELL Benjamin, 3rd

Male 1741 - 1791  (49 years)


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  • Name MITCHELL Benjamin 
    Suffix 3rd 
    Born 9 Nov 1741  Kittery, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _UID 37D3FB7F5FC2D6118A064445535400004C6C 
    Died 4 Jan 1791  North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Aft 4 Jan 1791  North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • (Buried in the yard west of the "old yard"
      In memory of
      Mr Benjamin Mitchell
      died Janry 4 1791
      in the 49th year
      of his age.
      Lover and friend hast thou put far from me and my aquaintance into Darkness.)
    Notes 
    • As "Benjamin Mitchell, Jr.," he served as private, in 1757, in Captain Solomon Mitchell's Train Band of North Yarmouth; his father at the same time was Ensign of that company. As "Benjamin Mitchell, Jr.," he appeared in an "Order on Henry Gardner payable to John Hayes, dated North Yarmouth, Oct. 16, 1775, signed by said Mitchell and others belonging to Capt. Benjamin Parker's co., for wages for 2 mos. service on the seacoast in Cumberland Co.; also, Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's co.; enlisted July 3, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 13 days; company stationed on seacoast in Cumberland Co.; roll sworn to at North Yarmouth."

      Prior to 1775, he appeared in the records as "Benjamin Mitchell 3d;" he was twice married. The name of his first wife probably was Sarah Leach, though extensive research fails to prove it. The fact that "Benjamin Mitchell 3d" had a daughter "Sarah Leach" and a son "Azor" baptized Feb. 23, 1772, in the First Church of North Yarmouth leads to the conclusion that the daughter was named for the mother, then deceased. Azor later had a son, "Leach Mitchell," who doubtless bore that name in memory of his grandmother Leach. Sarah Leach may have belonged in Marblehead. One Mary Leach, of Marblehead, b. Oct. 1, 1739, was the first wife of Joseph Drinkwater, of North Yarmouth. There were other intermarriages between North Yarmouth and Marblehead families, due largely to the number of sea-faring men in both places. Azor Mitchell's name may have been suggested by his father's touching at the Azores, while on a voyage.
      The marriage intention of "Benjamin Mitchell 3d" and Jane Loring, both of North Yarmouth, was dated Dec. 11, 1773; they were married Dec. 30, following.
    Person ID I103168  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2005 

    Family LORING Jane,   b. 16 Jan 1744, North Yarmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1835, Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1773  North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
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    Last Modified 9 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F41439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1741 - Kittery, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1773 - North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1791 - North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 4 Jan 1791 - North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6500] Book-Kittery-Old Kittery and Her Families, p.611.

    2. [S46] Book-VR North Yarmouth, ME, p.74 [1:782].

    3. [S3398] Book-Small-Descendants of Edward Small, p.1452.

    4. [S3354] Book-North Yarmouth-Old Times of North Yarmouth, Maine, ME 974.1 CO., p.1186.

    5. [S3398] Book-Small-Descendants of Edward Small, p.1453.

    6. [S46] Book-VR North Yarmouth, ME, p.251.