Thomas Moore’s Genealogy Site - Person Sheet
Thomas Moore’s Genealogy Site - Person Sheet
NameJames Rosser “Ross” Mitchell
Birth27 Feb 1869, Virginia
Death15 Sep 1938, Richmond, Virginia
BurialHowertons Baptist Church, Howertons, Virginia
ResidenceEssex County, Virginia
FatherWinburne Mitchell (~1833-)
Marriage record in Essex County Marriage Book 1, page 124.

A deed was made of 2 August 1899 between Robert S. Davis and Lucile Davis his wife, Celia A. Mitchell who was Celia A. Davis, John R. Mitchell her husband, Cora E. Durham who was Cora E. Davis, and Charles T. Durham her husband, parties of the first part, and Joseph Davis, party of the second part, all of Essex County. For $180 the parties of the first part sell all of the interest that they acquired “as heirs at law of Samuel Davis deceased in a certain tract of land of which the said Samuel Davis died seized and possessed situated and lying in Rappahannock Magisterial District Essex County Virginia, on the main county road leading from Dunnsville to Center Cross, and adjoining the lands of Richard Bayton, Austin Brizendine & James Southard this being the same tract of land conveyed to Samuel Davis by deed from Thomas Croxton & Muscoe Garnett Commissioners having date on the 20th day of November 1869, and of record in the clerks office of Essex County court Deed Book 52 page 233, less 9 acres 2 roods [sic] & 36 poles conveyed by Samuel Davis to J. R. Southard by deed bearing date the 21 day of March 1885.” Signed R. S. Davis, Celia A. Mitchell, J. R. Mitchell, Cora E. Durham, and Charles T. Durham. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 59, page 428.]

1910 U.S. Census, Essex County, Virginia:
Rappahanock District, Dwelling 215, Family 218
On Bestland Road to Howertons
Mitchell, James R., 40, farmer, owned farm free of mortgage, farm schedule 206
Mitchell, Cecilia, 31, has had 4 children, all of whom are living
Mitchell, Bernard, 12, in school
Mitchell, Ruby S., 10, in school
Mitchell, Joseph R., 6
Mitchell, Floyd M., 2

1920 U.S. Census, Essex County, Virginia:
Rappahannock District, E.D. 44, Dwelling 22, Family 22, Bestland Road
Mitchell, John R., head, owned, 51, farmer, general farm
Mitchell, C. A., wife, 41
Mitchell, B. E., son, 21, in school
Mitchell, R. S., daughter, 19
Mitchell, J. R. Jr., son, 16, in school
Mitchell, F. M., son, 12, in school

1930 U.S. Census, Essex County, Virginia
Rappahannock District, Enumeration District 29-6, Sheet 6A (253)
Dwelling 134, Family 135
Mitchell, James R., head, owner, lives on farm, male, white, 61, married, age at first marriage 28, not in school, can read and write, born in Virginia, both parents born in Virginia, speaks English, farmer on general farm, works on own account, at work previous work day, not a veteran
Mitchell, Celia, wife, lives on farm, female, white, 52, married, age at first marriage 18, not in school, can read and write, born in Virginia, both parents born in Virginia, speaks English, no occupation

On 15 September 1938, James R. Mitchell died in Richmond, Virginia at Johnston-Willis Hospital. He was a resident of Bestland, Virginia, male, white, married, married to Celia Mitchell, age 70 years, occupation farmer, born in Essex County, Virginia, father [blank] Mitchell, birthplace unknown, mother unknown, birthplace unknown, informant B. C. Mitchell of Ladysmith, Virginia. Burial on 16 September 1938 in Essex County, Virginia. Attended by physician from 27 August 1938 to 15 September 1938, cause of death intestinal obstruction and pulmonary embolus, contributory cause carcinoma of sigmoid, operation colostomy on 2 September 1938. [Commonweath of Virginia, Certificate of Death 20213.]

His tombstone reads:
James Rosser
Feb. 27, 1869
Sept. 15, 1938
He is buried with his wife Cecilia.
Birth14 Apr 1878, Virginia
Death13 Jan 1964
FatherSamuel Davis (1822-1892)
Marriage20 Feb 1898, Essex County, Virginia
ChildrenBernard Elwood (1898-1969)
 Ruby Stella (1900-1935)
 Joseph Ryland (1903-1982)
 Floyd Mason (1907-1990)
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