James Arthur Mitcham

James Arthur Mitcham

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  • Name James Arthur Mitcham 
    Born 11 Jun 1822  Clarke Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Beat 4, Malaki, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Mar 1890 
    Buried Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson, Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF
      HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS
      1847 - 1930

      MALAKOFF (Henderson)

      Mitcham, Jas. A., 2 Jly 1855

      Mitcham, Jas. A., 13 Mar 1862 (CSA)

      Mitcham, Mrs. Tobitha A., 10 Apr 1866

      Cotten, Peter C., 18 Jun 1874

      Mitcham, Wm. F., 2 Feb 1876

      Discontinued 7 Apr 1879

      (Re-established) Catlen, Peter C., 17 Jly 1879

      Mitcham, Geo. J., 1 Dec 1879

      Evans, Wm. J., 21 Mar 1881

      Scott, Oliver, 19 Sep 1890

      Boyett, Selas L., 16 Sep 1893

      Landrith, Benj. F., 27 Aug 1897

      Urrey?, Geo. W., 4 Jan 1907

      Duncan, Jon. W., 28 Aug 1915

      Scholl, Louis J., 10 Apr 1922

      Scholl, Mary C., 30 Jun 1928 (Acting postmaster)

      Evans, Buena V., 14 Jly 1928 (Acting postmaster)

      Curtis, Gladys, 19 Jun 1929








    • Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 7, Book, 1898; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6732 : accessed October 27, 2009), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas. [1]
    • B. F. Clark - page 208

      Wife Frances A. Clark; also executrix.

      Children [not named]

      Date: 23 Jan 1879; Witnesses: James A. Mitcham, George J. Mitcham

      filed 10 Nov 1879 [2]
    • CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: TX COUNTY: Henderson1 DIVISION: 27 REEL NO: M432-911 PAGE NO: 255
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      LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
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      5 47 48 Mitcham J. a. 29 M Farmer 600 AL
      6 47 48 Mitcham Rutha A. 22 F IL
      7 47 48 Mitcham John W. 1 M TX [3]
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27781516 [4]
    • POSTMASTER ASSASSINATED AT RICE

      Waxahachie Enterprise Feb. 24, 1882

      Mr. J. A. Mitcham of Rice, was in Waxahachie on Wednesday. He was one of the jury of inquest over the dead body of Dr. J. W. Norris who was foully murdered at that place on last Monday night, and we are indebted to him for the following account of the horrible deed.

      Mr. Morris was a merchant and postmaster at Rice. He had finished distributing the mail that came on the 8 o'clock train that night, and entered his residence just at the rear of his store. He soon stepped out to get some kindling wood, but returned and asked his wife for matches, saying that someone wished to get something from the store. About ten minutes afterward he came running in excitedly and said to his wife, "I am shot; I am a dead man." Dr. Melton, who lives close by, was summoned immediately, and to his questions Mr. Norris replied: "He made me hold up my hands and shot me twice." Two shots were heard. One of them penetrated his left side nearly under the arm and passed near the heart. The assassin's motive is not known, but is supposed to have been money or revenge. Mr. Norris was a man highly respected by the people of that community and his sad fate is much regretted by all.


      Waxahachie Enterprise Feb. 24, 1882
      [5]
    Person ID I385  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2020 

    Father Rev. Hezekiah Mitcham,   b. 26 Nov 1800, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1865, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Clarke,   b. 21 Jun 1805, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1881, Malakoff, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1820  Clarke County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F106  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Tabitha Allin Cotten,   b. 7 Nov 1830, Jackson Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1906, Athens, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1852  Athens, Henderson Co. Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah "Sallie" Jane Mitcham,   b. 28 Oct 1853, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1935, Malakoff, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Mary Evelyn Mitcham,   b. 4 Jun 1855,   d. 29 Jul 1923, Big Spring, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Martha Ellen "Mattie" Mitcham,   b. 6 Nov 1856,   d. 20 Apr 1934  (Age 77 years)
     4. Arthur G Mitcham,   b. 30 Oct 1858, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1877  (Age 18 years)
     5. Elizabeth L "Lizzie" Mitcham,   b. 28 Jan 1861,   d. 15 Aug 1918  (Age 57 years)
     6. Charles H Mitcham,   b. 17 Dec 1865, Henderson Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1865, Henderson Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Anna Mitcham,   b. Abt 1866, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1922, Dallas, Dallas, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     8. James Ira Mitcham,   b. 26 Mar 1875,   d. 31 Jul 1883, Chatfield, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ruthie Ann Crist,   b. Abt 1828, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Oct 1847 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. John W Mitcham,   b. Abt 1849
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F445  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1822 - Clarke Co., AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Henderson Co., TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1852 - Athens, Henderson Co. Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Henderson Co., TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson, Co., TX Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1850 US Census - TX - Henderson County
    1850 US Census - TX - Henderson County
    Family of Rev. Hezekiah Mitcham
    Page 1
    1860 US Census - TX - Henderson County
    1860 US Census - TX - Henderson County
    Mitcham Families
    1870 US Census - TX - Henderson County
    1870 US Census - TX - Henderson County
    Family of J.A. Mitcham and Tabitha A. Mitcham (Cotten)
    James A Mitcham
    James A Mitcham
    Approval to operate Ferry at Bazette
    Mrs. M.E. Gallemore Bio - part 1
  includes description of father, James A. Mitcham
    Mrs. M.E. Gallemore Bio - part 1 includes description of father, James A. Mitcham
    Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, Book, 1893; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/ : accessed October 03, 2012), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library, Palestine, Texas.
    Mrs. M.E. Gallemore Bio - part 2 includes description of father, James A. Mitcham
    Mrs. M.E. Gallemore Bio - part 2 includes description of father, James A. Mitcham
    Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, Book, 1893; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/ : accessed October 03, 2012), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library, Palestine, Texas.
    Henderson County Map
1871
    Henderson County Map 1871
    32.033328,-95.965161
    Henderson Co - Mitcham Land - 1922 map --
Current overlay
    Henderson Co - Mitcham Land - 1922 map -- Current overlay
    32.033328,-95.965161

    Headstones
    James Arthur Mitcham
    James Arthur Mitcham
    Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Henderson Co, TX

  • Sources 
    1. [S324] The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 , Volume 7, 1898.

    2. [S536] Ellis County Records - Will Book , 208.

    3. [S177] 1850 Census.

    4. [S767] findagrave.com.

    5. [S1810] Waxahachie Enterprise, 24 Feb 1882.