Almon Mitchell

    Almon Mitchell's biography appears in N.N. Hill, Jr., "History of Knox County, Ohio", A.A. Graham & Co. Publ., 1881, p. 745:

    "MITCHELL, ALMON, Milford township, farmer, was born in Licking county, March 30, 1816. His parents, Sylvanus and Betsey Mitchell, nee Knox, were natives of Massachusetts, and came with the Granville colony to Locking county, Ohio, in 1805, where they lived until 1822, when they moved to Milford township, one mile west of Lock, where they lived and died. They had ten children, six sons and four daughters. Three only of this family are now living, viz.: Albert, Almon, and Olive. The latter married Daniel Patterson [actually David Pattison], who resides in Pulaski county, Indiana. Those who are dead are Orrin (who was a Methodist minister), Cornelius, James, Lawrence, Spencer, Fannie (married to Joseph Morey), Lucina (married to Emer Hawkins), and Mary (married to S. Mead).
    "The subject of this notice was reared on a farm, and during the winter months attended the schools of those days and assisted on the farm. In October, in 1837, he married Miss Margaret Hawkins, a native of Milford township, who was born May 2, 1818. She is the daughter of Harris Hawkins, a pioneer of Knox county, of whom mention is made among the pioneers of Milford township. After Mr. Mitchell was married he remained on his father's farm about four years, when, in 1842, he moved to his present farm, which he had previously purchased. When he moved on his farm the cabin stood near the site of his present house. Mr. Mitchell had the usual experience of early settlers. He persevered, however, and as a reward of his efforts he has added considerable to his first purchase, until he is one of the substantial farmers of Milford township.
    "They have fourteen children, seven sons and seven daughters: Harris, deceased when young; Emer H., who lives in Piatt county, Illinois; Charles Lewis; Alice Amanda, who married Monroe Crego; Betsey Clarinda (deceased), who married Dempsey Conaway; Stephen Albert; Harriet Weltha, who married Thomas Wade; Torrence; Maria; Isabella; Willie H.; Laura Lucina, who married Emer Harris; Dana A.; and Mary O..
    "Mr. Mitchell commenced life comparatively poor, but is now one of the leading men of the county."