John Mitchell

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations (#1)
Descendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations (#2)
John Mitchell, son of John Mitchell and Phebe Stephens, was born about 1719.1,2 He died 21 June 1774, "in the 56th year of his age,"3,2 and was buried at Old Cemetery, Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., New York.2

John married Mehetabel Cook, daughter of Elias Cook and Mehetabel (…), say 1748.3,4

John left a will dated and proved 10 Sep 1774:
In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN MITCHELL, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, Gent., being in perfect health.
I leave to my wife Mehetabel 5 shillings.
I leave to my son, Stephen Mitchell, all my lands, woodland, and meadows, and Commonage, except my lands on Hog Neck, and a £50 right of Commonage.
I leave to my son James, all my lands and buildings on Hog Neck, and a £50 right of Commonage; "Also all my lands and buildings at a place called the River head, or more properly the County Hall."
I leave to my daughter Phebe 5 shillings. " Her proper name is Phebe Gelston."
I leave to my two sons, all my movable estate.
I make my friends, Ezekiel Howell and David Howell, executors.
"I authorize my executors to sell my negro man, Prime, either to the west end of the Island or Gardiners Island."
Witnesses, David Harvey, Eliakim Grover, Joseph Gibbs.5


Mehetabel Cook b. abt. 1726, d. 3 Nov 1810
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  1. [S171] George Rogers Howell, The Early History of Southampton L.I., New York with Genealogies. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 2nd ed., 1887, 343 #3. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  2. [S979] James Truslow Adams, Memorials of Old Bridgehampton (Bridgehampton, Long Island: p.p., 1916), 371, further cited as Adams, Bridgehampton.
  3. [S171] Howell, History of Southampton, 343 #6.
  4. [S1330] Estimated from first known birth date of children (8 Jul 1749).
  5. [S1590] William S. Pelletreau, editor, Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, 1665-1801 (17 vols., New York: New-York Historical Society, 1892-1908), 8:204-205 (liber 29:183), further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.