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David Galoway

Eleanor Fay Airrington [Parents]


Brian Brewer

Lisa Levern Airrington [Parents]


Jack Kuntz

Debbie Jo Airrington [Parents]


Richard Lee Airrington ,II [Parents]

Wendy Eads


James K. Neill 1 died unknown. He married Catherine Douglas Hale.

Catherine Douglas Hale [Parents] 1 died unknown. She married James K. Neill.

They had the following children:

  F i Margaret Sidney Neill

James Gaines or Jesse Mitchell [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6 on 18 Mar 1830. He died 7 in 1887. James married Margaret Sidney Neill.

Margaret Sidney Neill [Parents] 1 died unknown. She married James Gaines or Jesse Mitchell.


Stokley Donaldson Mitchell [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6 on 25 Mar 1795 in Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN. He died 7, 8 on 19 Jun 1866 in Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN. Stokley married 9, 10, 11 Alice Gale Rogers on 11 Dec 1823 in Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN.

Of Scotch-Irish descent ---. --- received a collegiate education, and graduated from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, in 1815. He was a man of considerable prominence, and was cashier of the old State Bank at Rogersville from 1818 to 1830. He was clerk of the House of Representatives four terms - 1835, 1836, 1841 and 1843. He published the Calvanistic Magazine during 1828-29-30 and in 1830 published also the Railroad Advocate. --- was old line Whig, and a great admirer of Henry Clay. Subject, father, mother and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.";
(from Goodspeed's History)

Alice Gale Rogers [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 4 Nov 1800 in Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN. She died 6, 7 in 1873 in Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN. Alice married 8, 9, 10 Stokley Donaldson Mitchell on 11 Dec 1823 in Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN.

"Of Irish descent --.The mother was the daughter of Joseph Rogers, who was the founder of Rogersville (TN)."
(from Goodspeed's History)

They had the following children:

  M i Joseph Rogers Mitchell
  F ii Elizabeth Sanders Mitchell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 10 Apr 1826. She died unknown.
  M iii Richard Pinkney Mitchell ( M.D.)
  F iv Mary Rogers Mitchell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 14 Jan 1829. She died unknown.
  M v James Gaines or Jesse Mitchell
  F vi Martha Finley Mitchell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 30 Mar 1832. She died unknown.
  M vii Clinton Armstrong Mitchell
  F viii Alice Rogers Mitchell
  M ix Stokley Donaldson or Donelson Mitchell (Jr) 1, 2 was born 3 on 2 Mar 1840. He died unknown.
  F x Amelia Nott Mitchell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 14 Jan 1843. She died unknown.

Notation in Willie Blount Mitchell's report says "No Heirs".
  M xi Hugh Walker Mitchell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 9 May 1846. He died unknown.

Joseph Rogers 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 in 1764 in Ireland. He died 7 in 1833. Joseph married Mary "Polly" Amis in 1786.

Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN named in his honor;
(from Goodspeed's History)

Joseph & Mary Amis Rogers
"Joseph Rogers (1794-1833), an Irishman from Cook's Town, Ireland, was a clerk for Thomas Amis about 1785. He eloped with Mary Amis, daughter of Thomas, in 1786 and they settled on Crockett's Creek. The elopement occurred while Thomas Amis was serving in the North Carolina Legislature. Joseph gave the land for Rogersville to be established. He also, in 1813, gave the land for the McMinn Academy to be built."
(https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnhawkin/josmar.htm)

"My ggg grandfather, William Leroy Rogers, wrote two letters stating that his gg grandfather, George Rogers, was the brother of Joseph Rogers, founder of Rogersville, TN. Does anyone have any info that lists Joseph's siblings? W.L. Rogers also states in these letters that George Rogers married the "widow" Lyons. Widow of "General" Lyons. Her maiden name was Smith." ;
(fromVicki Johnson posted on Hawkins co queries)

Name spelled "Rogers" & "Rodgers".

Knoxville Gazette
5 November 1791
Five Dollars Reward
"Stolen out of Mr. Joseph Rogers's pasture at Rogersville on Tuesday night the 18th instant, a likely dark bay horse, fifteen hands high, a star in his forehead, blind of the left eye, branded on the near shoulder I T, and on the near buttock H O Y. Whoever will take up said horse, and deliver him to Mr. Rogers, shall receive five dollars reward."
James W. Lackey
October 19, 1791
(https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnnews/kg001.htm)

Mary "Polly" Amis [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 in 1768. She died 7 in 1833. Mary married Joseph Rogers in 1786.

" -- pay to --, Polly Rogers, -- one dollar --."
(from Will of Lucy Amis)

They had the following children:

  M i John Alexander Rogers
  F ii Alice Gale Rogers
  F iii Louisiana N. Rogers

Richard Mitchell [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 11 Sep 1762. He died 6, 7 on 16 Mar 1852. Richard married 8, 9 Elizabeth Sanders on 9 Jan 1794.

Note added to Mrs Phillips report;
"Richard Mitchell I, was with Daniel Boone at his fort in Kentucky more than 12 months. He was Hawkins County Court Clerk for 20 years, was a member of 1st Tennessee Constitutional Convention."

Mentioned in one of John Mitchell's letters; referred to as "Old Uncle Dick Mitchell --- as we call him".

This note is added to the transcribed Willie Blount Mitchell report
[The following are notes hand written on the copy of this book:
"Richard's family is one that stayed on in Hawkins County. Others seemed to have moved on."
"We found the cemetery in Rogersville where several of the children were and some of their children. This cemetery is on Presbyterian Church grounds. Church land donated by earlier Mitchells part of land of Mitchells."]

Elizabeth Sanders 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 13 Oct 1772. She died 5, 6 in Nov 1857. Elizabeth married 7, 8 Richard Mitchell on 9 Jan 1794.

They had the following children:

  M i Stokley Donaldson Mitchell
  M ii Willie Blount Mitchell
  F iii Mitchell (d/o Richard & Elizabeth (Sanders) Mitchell) 1 died 2 unknown from stillborn.
  F iv Polly Mitchell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 16 Nov 1799. She died 5, 6 on 13 Aug 1801.
  M v Richard Henderson Mitchell
  F vi Elizabeth Sanders "Eliza" Mitchell

Joab Mitchell [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4, 5 on 11/13 Feb 1721 in VA and was christened 6 on 16 Sep 1722 in Bristol Parish, VA. He died 7, 8 on 13 Mar 1780 in Boonesboro, KY. Joab married 9 Mary Henderson on 14 Oct 1751.

"Mrs Angelica Nott, wife of Judge Nott, was a Mitchell, daughter of Joab Mitchell, who was one of the early settlers about Grindal (SC).";
"Her (Angelica Mitchell) father moved to Tennessee before the war of the Revolution, -- "
(from book; "History of Grindal Shoals (SC)")

Mary Henderson [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 10 Jan 1734. She died 6, 7 on 25 Aug 1803. Mary married 8 Joab Mitchell on 14 Oct 1751.

"Her (Angelica 'Mitchell' Nott) mother was a Henderson, sister to Gen. William and Maj. John Henderson."
"Mrs Potter was a Henderson and Mrs Joab Mitchell and Mrs Jack Beckham were her sisters."
(from book, "History of Grindal Shoals (SC)")

They had the following children:

  F i Ruth Mitchell
  M ii Mark Mitchell (Sr)
  F iii Elizabeth Mitchell
  M iv Joab Mitchell (Jr) 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 28 May 1760. He died 5 late 1700's in Big Creek, Hawkins co, TN from Killed by Indians.

(Note added to Mrs Phillips report)
"Killed by Indians at Big Creek. Mitchell's Hollow named for him."

(from, "Goodspeeds History of Hawkins co,TN"
"On one occasion the families that had gathered into the fort at Big Creek, because greatly in need of salt, and a young man, Joab Mitchell, volunteered to go and procure a supply. While upon his return he was attacked by a party of Cherokees and mortally wounded. He succeeded, however, in reaching the fort, and his remains were interred in that depression which has since borne the name of Mitchell’s Hollow."

(from, "Sketches of Hawkins County" by James W. Rogan - 1859)
"He had procured a supply of salt and had nearly reached his friends in safety, when he was suddenly fired upon by some Indians concealed in the hollow, ---. His left arm was shattered by a ball, --- . --- in a few minutes more he was with his friends in the fort. There being no skilled surgeon present, and the weather being excessively warm, mortification and death ensued. From this circumstance, the place where he was wounded was called
MITCHELL's Hollow, which name it still bears."
  M v Richard Mitchell
  M vi Samuel Mitchell
  M vii Thomas Mitchell
  M viii Edward Mitchell
  F ix Angelica Mitchell
  M x William Mitchell
  F xi Polly Mitchell
  F xii Susannah Mitchell

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