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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00687/
Creator:
Mitchell, Bobby
Title:
The Mitchell Family Marshall County Collection
Inclusive Dates:
1812-1984
Abstract:
The Mitchell Family Marshall County Collection consists of photographs, tintypes, a calendar, ledgers, books (including family Bibles and a Dictionary),an Antebellum hair comb,  as well as photocopies and original documents pertaining to the early 1800s through the late 1900s in Marshall and other surrounding counties. The collection includes information on: War Claims, an Oath of Allegiance, the Court Case of Rev. H. H. Paine, the Yellow Fever Epidemic, Family Histories, procedures for Midwives, Farm Ledgers, Insurance Policies, Tax Receipts, Deeds of Sales, and the Presidents of Mississippi Education Association.
Quantity:
7 boxes (6 linear feet) : originals and photocopies
Number:
MUM00687
Location:
BB12
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
University Archives
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
(662) 915-7408
Cite as:
The Mitchell Family Marshall County Collection, Special Collections, the University of Mississippi

Restrictions
Use Restriction
Restrictions or limitations on use of materials in the collection including copyright. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.  One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research."  If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Separated Material
Two tintypes (one of Napoleon Mitchell and the other of Robert Beggs) and two family photographs were removed to Collections Photographs

Collection History
Source of Collection
2007-26-06
Gift of Mr. Bobby Mitchell.
Processing Information
2007-06-29
Processed by Pamela Williamson.

Box and Folder Listing
1.1
Willis/Mitchell Family Bible.. 1886. One book.
Published by the Bible Publishing House, Syracuse, N.Y., 1886. The Bible has metal clasps and two inscriptions on the inside cover. The first inscription reads: "Presented to Lelia H. Willis by David H. Willis on Dec. 25, 1889." The second inscription reads: "Margaret main died Feb. 17, 1976 leaving this Bible to R. L. (Bob) Mitchell Feb. 22, 1976. At my death this Bible goes to my son Bobby Joe Mitchell. R. L. Mitchell died Nov. 17, 1977.".
2.1
Wadlington/Paine family Bible.. 1860. One book.
Published by the American Bible Society, New York, 1860. The inscription on the front page reads: "To Mary Elizabeth Paine from her father James M. Wadlington.".
3.1
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.. [1859]. One book.
No cover or colophon. Publisher perhaps Philadelphia; J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1859 or perhaps Springfield, Mass.; G. and C. Merriam, 1859. Inscribed "H. N. Paine, Greenwood, Miss, May 14/60".
4.1
R. L. Mitchell's Farm Ledger. 1942 - 1945. One ledger.
Farm ledger containing crop production by individual worker.
4.2
R. L. Mitchell's Farm Ledger. 1946 - 1951. One ledger.
Farm ledger containing crop production by individual worker.
4.3
R. L. Mitchell's Farm Ledger. 1952 - 1959. One ledger.
Farm ledger containing crop production by individual worker.
4.4
R. L. Mitchell's Farm Ledger. 1960 - 1964. One ledger.
Farm ledger containing crop production by individual worker.
4.5
R. L. Mitchell's Farm Ledger. 1965 - 1971. One ledger.
Farm ledger containing crop production by individual worker.
4.6
R. L. Mitchell's Farm Ledger. 1970 - 1977. One ledger.
Farm ledger containing crop production by individual worker.
4.7
R. L. Mitchell's Farm Ledger. 1971 - 1978, 1984. One ledger.
Farm ledger containing crop production by individual worker.
 
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. 1989 (originals: 1870s). Photocopies.
Apparently, Ella Reynolds Emery, a distant relative of James Glover, received a copy of these proceedings from a friend who had requested the copy from the U. S. Government. Ella Reynolds Emery in turn sent a copy onto Bobby Mitchell. The purpose of these pleadings were to prove the loyalty of James Glover, his sons and his family to the US and then to establish the damage that the northern army did to his farm, stock, etc..
5.1
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. 1989. Correspondence.
Correspondence between Bobby Mitchell and Ella Reynolds Emery concerning the Glover Family and their War Claims..
5.2
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
5.3
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
5.4
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
5.5
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
5.6
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
5.7
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
5.8
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
5.9
Glover Family of Marshall County War Claims. Photocopies.
6.1
Moments From The Past. 1836- 1999. Calendar.
A calendar for the year 2000, containing memories of daily events concerning Marshall county from 1836- 1999..
6.2
History of the Regulators and Moderators . 1841 and 1842. Photocopies: thirty eight pages.
History of the Regulators and Moderators and the Shelby County War in 1841 and 1842 in the Republic of Texas by John Middleton..
6.3
Speech delivered by Miss Lizzie Wadlington. 1860s- 1870s. Damaged ribbon and a one page damaged paper copy of the speech..
A speech by Miss Lizzie Wadlington, on the occasion of a banner presentation to the Carroll Guards..
6.4
Antebellum hair comb. 1860s- 1870s. Hair comb attached to a one page paper copy of the story behind the comb..
An antebellum hair comb attached to a typed piece of paper describing the story behind the comb that was given to Miss Clayton..
6.5
Court case against Rev. H. H. Paine. 1872- 1873. Photocopies: twenty pages.
An investigation concerned with said rumors detrimental to the ministerial and Christian character of Rev. H. H. Paine. .
6.6
Land Deed. 1872. Legal document: two pages; good condition (does contain glue on the pages)..
A 1872 land deed from Bibb County, Georgia..
6.7
Information on Yellow Fever in Holly Springs, Mississippi . 1878. Two six page lists and a one page letter.
A summary of the devastation of Yellow Fever on Marshall County, MS and two compiled lists containing the names of those that did not survive the 1878 epidemic..
6.8
Certificate of Acknowledgement. 1882. Legal document: two pages; fairly good condition.
A legal document about the transfer of land from one party to another.
6.9
Presidents of Mississippi Education Association. 1884- 1942. One legal size, bound book in good condition autographed by the Oliver A. Shaw.
This book contains a brief biographical sketch of the sixty-one men and women who have served as president of this association from 1884 through 1942..
6.10
Sale of property in Marshall County, MS. 1891. Legal document and promissory note: three pages; good condition.
Sale of property in Marshall County, MS..
6.11
Land deed in Marshall County, MS. 1911. Legal document: one page with attached certificate of acknowledgement; fair condition.
A document about the transfer of one hundred and fifty four acres of land between Elisha Wilbourn and Johnson Bryson..
6.12
Letter written by Bud and Toby Mitchell to Morgan. 1913. Photocopy: one page letter.
A letter from Uncles Bud and Toby Mitchell to nephew Morgan discussing crop production and requesting that Morgan, his wife, and his children come to visit them as they are getting older..
6.13
Pearl Mitchell's Graduation Invitation. 1922. Folded invitation, card, and envelope.
Pearl Mitchell's graduation invitation from Mississippi Synodical College.
6.14
Commercial Union Assurance Company. December 1925. Standard size letter: one page; fragile and damaged.
Policy renewal for N. H. Mitchell..
6.15
Commercial Union Assurance Company. December 1926. Legal size document: three pages; fragile condition.
Insurance policy against all direct loss or damage by fire on a two story brick building occupied by N. H. Mitchell as a retail grocery store..
6.16
Mississippi State Board of Health Certificate of Death. April 15, 1929. Photocopy: one page certificate of death.
Certificate of death for N. H. Mitchell issued on April 15, 1929..
6.17
N. H. Mitchell's Will and Estate Arrangement. 1929- 1930. Photocopies: two, two page copies of the will and a five page copy of the estate arrangements.
N. H. Mitchell's Will and Final Account of his Estate..
6.18
Death Announcement for Napoleon H. (Poly) Mitchell and I. L. Mitchell (Bud). April 15, 1929. Photocopy: one page death announcement.
The newspaper death announcement for both N. H. Mitchell and I. L. Mitchell..
6.19
Tax Receipts. 1929, 1932, 1933. Tax receipts: originals and photocopies.
N. H. Mitchell's tax receipts from both the Sheriff and Tax Collectors of Marshall County, MS and the Treasury Department- Internal Revenue Bureau- Estate Tax for the years 1929, 1932, and 1933..
6.20
Mutual Benefit, Health and Accident Association. August 4, 1930. Legal document and identity card for the policy holder: two pages; good condition.
Accident and Health Insurance for Robert L. Mitchell of Hudsonville, Mississippi with the principle sum of $2,000..
6.21
New York Life Insurance Company. May 13, 1930. Contract and envelope: five pages; good condition.
Life Insurance for Robert L. Mitchell for the amount five thousand dollars or ten thousand dollars if death results from an accident..
6.22
Tax Receipts. 1931, 1933, 1934. Receipts: four.
One Road and Bridge Privilege Tax License for Bob Mitchell, One First Installment on Tax Receipt for J. C. and R. L. Mitchell, and Two Tax Receipts from the Sheriff's Office of Marshall County for R. L. Mitchell and J. C. Mitchell..
6.23
Mississippi Benefit Association Policy. 1932. Legal document: one page; includes premium receipt and envelope.
Insurance policy for the R. L. Mitchell family (members include Robert L. Mitchell, Sarah and Ronald)..
6.24
The Louisiana Mutual Benevolent Association . 1933. Legal document: two pages; good condition.
One thousand dollar policy on the one story frame dwelling while occupied by R. L. Mitchell, located on Ashland and Holly Springs Road, Hudsonville, Mississippi..
6.25
Bills for Court Costs. March 27, 1935. Legal document: three pages; good condition.
Bills from H. H. McMahon, Circuit Clerk, Marshall County, Holly Springs, MS, for two cases Bob Mitchell had before the Circuit Court..
6.26
Mississippi Benefit Association. February 1935, June 1940. Legal document: one page; good condition.
Benefit contract for Dora Mitchell's family (members include Dora Mitchell, Napoleon (taken off as of 6/15/40), Hazel, and Joe Boone (added as of 6/15/40)..
6.27
Citizens Insurance Company of New Jersey. May 1939- May 1940. Legal document: two pages with an attachment; good condition.
Special Fire and Windstorm Policy- Mississippi for Morgan S. Mitchell..
6.28
Manual for Midwives. 1941. Manuel with permit: forty-two pages; pages in good condition but the spine is taped together.
The manual covers all the procedures of being a midwife and Emma Scott's Midwife Permit is clipped to the back page..
6.29
Application for Homestead Exemption. 1942. Legal document: one page; good condition.
Mrs. Dora Beggs Mitchell's application for Homestead Exemption for the year 1942 in Holly Springs, MS..
6.30
The Hull Family. 1946. Photocopies: forty-six pages.
An account of the Hull family of Northumberland and Spottsylvania Counties, Virginia together with the Hull family that moved to northern Mississippi in 1838. Notes are provided on Hulls living elsewhere than in Virginia and on some allied families..
6.31
Mississippi Tree Farm System, Mississippi Forestry Association. June 2, 1959. Photocopy of the certificate.
The Mississippi Tree Farm System sponsored by The Mississippi Forestry Association certify R. L. Mitchell's forest lands in Marshall County as a tree farm. R. L. Mitchell was the first certified tree farmer in Marshall County..
6.32
The American Genealogist. January 1996. Photocopies: six pages.
An article about David LeSueur of Manakin Town, Virginia..
6.33
The American Genealogist. April 1996. Photocopies: five pages.
An article about David LeSueur of Manakin Town, Virginia; his origin and antecedents..
6.34
The Virginia Genealogist. January- March 1999. Photocopies: twelve pages.
David LeSueur of Manakin Town, Virginia: An outline of the first three generations of his descendants, as constructed from the tax records of the "Burned" County of Buckingham..
6.35
The Virginia Genealogist. April- June 1999. Photocopies: nine pages.
David LeSueur of Manakin Town, Virginia: An outline of the first three generations of his descendants, as constructed from the tax records of the "Burned" County of Buckingham. Continued from the January- March 1999 publication..
6.36
The Virginia Genealogist. July- September 1999. Photocopies: seven pages.
David LeSueur of Manakin Town, Virginia: An outline of the first three generations of his descendants, as constructed from the tax records of the "Burned" County of Buckingham. Continued from the April- June 1999 publication..
6.37
The Virginia Genealogist. October- December 1999. Photocopies: eight pages.
David LeSueur of Manakin Town, Virginia: An outline of the first three generations of his descendants, as constructed from the tax records of the "Burned" County of Buckingham. Concluded from the July- September 1999 publication..
7.1
Civilian Conservation Corps for Marshall County. 1933. Photocopies: twenty-three pages.
A compilation of materials relating to the Civilian Conservation Corps. Article titles include: A Message from the Director, History of Company 3483, Enrollees of Company 3483, Learning to do by Doing, From Seed Planting to Fire Fighting, Protecting the Soil, From Farms and Cities, A Day in Camp, Come and Get It!, Parks are Important, Religion is not Neglected, Health is Wealth, and Sports and Recreation..
7.2
RAE Pegues Diaries. . Compact Disc.
Written on the cover: "RAE Pegues diaries source: George Mark Wood. 1. Diaries and Letters, 2. History of my Father's family by Mattie Pegues Wood.".
7.3
Mitchell Family Photograph. late 1800s- early 1900s. Photocopy of a photograph.
Unidentified Mitchell family photograph..
7.4
Mother and father with first tractor.. 1836. Photograph.
Mother, Ruth Hines Mitchell, with father, R. L. Mitchell, standing next to his first tractor..
7.5
Robert Beggs. . Tintype.
Tintype of Robert Beggs..
7.6
Napoleon "Poly" Hamilton Mitchell. . Tintype.
Tintype of Napoleon "Poly" Hamilton Mitchell..
7.7
Robert Beggs. . Photograph.
Robert Beggs' headstone..
7.8
Sixteenth Mississippi Territorial Regiment. 1812. Photocopies.
List the members of the Sixteenth Mississippi Territorial Regiment..
7.9
Free negro family registers in Marshall County. 1857/ 1858. Photocopies: three pages.
The first documented account of a free negro family registering in Marshall County.
7.10
Miscellaneous letter. 1900s. One page (front and back) letter with faded writing.
A miscellaneous letter that came out of the Bible given to Mary Elizabeth Wadlington Paine (box 2 of this collection)..
7.11
Oath of Allegiance. 1860s- 1870s. Photocopies: six pages.
Signed Oath of Allegiance from those living in Marshall, Tippah and other surrounding counties..
 
Papers from a Family History of the Milam, Woods, d'Estille, Randolph, and Related Families. 1967 - 1971 (originals: 1780s - late 1890s). Photocopies: seventy-five pages.
Written of the front cover of the photographed booklet is: "Prepared by Ociee Annette Nash Robnett from 1967 through 1971 and Copy of: Mrs. Ruby Wright Newsom, Holly Springs, MS." The booklet contains information about the Milam, Woods, d'Estillle, Randolph and other related families..
7.12
Papers from a Family History of the Milam, Woods, d'Estille, Randolph, and Related Families. Photocopies.
7.13
Papers from a Family History of the Milam, Woods, d'Estille, Randolph, and Related Families. Photocopies.
7.14
Papers from a Family History of the Milam, Woods, d'Estille, Randolph, and Related Families. Photocopies.