James Mitchell

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
James Mitchell, son of John Mitchell and Mehetabel Cook, was born about 1765.1,2 He died 23 September 1815,3,2 and was buried at Old Cemetery, Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., New York, where his stone is inscribed:
Memory of
James Mitchell
who died
Sept. 23, 1815
in the 52 year
of his age
Ye mortals frail come view this stone.
It's placed in memory of one
Who while he lived on earth
Was honest generous and just.
He helped the needy and distressed
Now low he sleeps in death.2

James married Lucy Conklin, whose parents are unknown.3

James Mitchell, farmer of Bridgehampton, died intestate and his widow Lucy was granted administration, 24 November 1815.
Bondsmen: Henry Corwithy and Daniel Woodruff, Jr.4


Lucy Conklin b. abt. 1766, d. 16 May 1836
This person was last edited on8 Sep 2015


  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 #6. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (http://genealogycds.com: genealogycds.com, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  2. [S979] James Truslow Adams, Memorials of Old Bridgehampton (Bridgehampton, Long Island: p.p., 1916), 370, further cited as Adams, Bridgehampton.
  3. [S171] Howell, History of Southampton, 343 #10.
  4. [S1985] Elizabeth R. Vanburen, Abstracts of Intestate Records at Riverhead, Suffolk County, NY., 1931, D (liber D:9, file 1237). CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of Suffolk County, New York (http://genealogycds.com: genealogycds.com, 2006), further cited as Vanburen, Abstracts of Intestate Records of Suffolk Co.
  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), 8:205 [note to John Mitchell], further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.