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II. Descendants (continued)

Second Marriage (Sarah Coram) Children of William B. (Best) Mitchiner:

(B9) Louisiana B. Mitchiner ("Louisa"), (b. May 27, 1839 and d. September 17, 1839 as noted in the family Bible)

(B10) Martha Deborah Mitchiner, (b. September 1840 and d. ?) Martha, called Mattie, was in both the 1850 and the 1860 Randolph Co. Georgia Census with her father's family. Her age was given as 19 in the 1860 census. In the 1880 Randolph Co., Georgia Census she is listed as single, age 40, with her mother and her sisters Georgia and Francis. There are no other known records on her.

(B11) Fredonia B. Mitchiner ("Donnie"), (b. November 12, 1841 in Randolph Co., Georgia and d. December 17, 1884)  Fredonia is also in both the 1850 and the 1860 Randolph Co., Georgia Census with her father's family. Her age was given as 17 in the 1860 census making her birth year 1843. At the age of 33 she married S.K. Bush (b. ? and d. ?) on December 6, 1876. Two known children: Kindred Mitchiner, infant son of S. K. and F.B. Bush and Little Merle. Fredonia is buried near her children, Kindred and Merle, and her father, William Best Mitchiner, at the Benevolence Church Cemetery, Randolph Co., Georgia..

(B12) William Mitchiner ("Billy"), (b. March 16, 1844 and d. October 4, 1844 as noted in the family Bible)

(B13) Susan Narcissa Mitchiner, (b. July 28, 1845 as noted in the family Bible and d. April 5, 1904) She is buried in Weston. Susan, known as Sue, is also in both the 1850 and the 1860 Randolph Co. Georgia Census with her father's family. She married John Radford Bridges (b. 1845 and d. 1936) in Randolph Co. on January 2, 1870. John and Sue lived in Brooksville, Georgia where they raised one daughter and six sons. Two of their sons were farmers, two became doctors, and one became a pharmacist and owned a drugstore in Florida. Their daughter married a well-known doctor, and at least one grandson became a doctor. John eventually moved to Weston, in Webster Co., Georgia where he was a successful mercantile businessman and a large land owner. He gave to each of his children a 200 acre farm when they married. Sue is listed with her husband and six sons in the 1900 Randolph Co., Georgia Census. In the same census their daughter and oldest child, Ada, is listed with her husband. After Sue died John remarried in 1910 and moved four years later to Chipley, Florida. Like Sue, he is also buried in the Weston Cemetery. Their children are: Ada, Redford, Charley, James, Reed, Mann and Sorrell.

(B14) Georgia Annon Mitchiner, (b. January 7, 1847 as noted in the family Bible and d. ?) Georgia is listed in the 1860 Randolph Co., Georgia Census with her father's family. Her age is given as 12, making 1848 her birth year. It is not clear why she was not listed with her father's family in the 1850 Randolph Co., Georgia Census. In the 1880 Randolph Co., Georgia Census she is listed as single , age 33, with her mother and her sisters Martha and Francis. It is the last known record of Georgia.

(B15) Sarah Josephine Mitchiner, (b. December 22, 1848 in Randolph Co., Georgia and d. ?) Josephine is in both the 1850 and the 1860 Randolph Co., Georgia Census with her father's family. Her age was given as 16 in the 1860 census. Married Benjamin F. Parham (b. ? and d. ?) location unknown). No known children. There are no other known records on her.

(B16) Francis Lafayette Mitchiner, (b. January 30, 1849 and d. ?) Francis, called Fannie, is in both the 1850 and the 1860 Randolph Co., Georgia Census with her father's family. In the 1880 Randolph Co., Georgia Census she is listed as single, age 28, with her mother and her sisters Martha and Georgia. She married William Thomas Breedlove (b. ? and d. ?) in Randolph Co. on May 17, 1882 at the age of 33. Their children are: Lula, Sallie, Donie, and Albyrta.

(B17) Robert Hayes Mitchiner, (b. August 20, 1850 in Georgia, probably Randolph Co. as noted in the family Bible and d. May 2, 1935 in Tom Green Co., Texas)  Robert is in the 1860 Randolph Co., Georgia Census with his father's family. He was 14 years old when the war ended. He married Sarah Elizabeth Scott (b. 1853 and d. November 28, 1929) on December 14, 1871. (See Pictures.) They apparently moved near Athens, Alabama around 1873-74 where their first two children, Belle B. and William Scott ,were born. Their third child, Ida, was born in Mississippi. By 1880 they had moved to Hunt Co., Texas where he is listed in the 1880 Hunt Co., Texas Census. At the time he was living near his half brother, Thomas W. Mitchiner. Their last five children, Robert Elmo, Bessie P., Lollie U., Memory Morris, and Sallie Roberts were all born near Celeste, Hunt Co., Texas. While his son William S. stayed in Hunt Co. in the early 1900's, Robert and Sarah moved the rest of the family to Tom Green Co., Texas. The reason why they moved was because they could get treatment at a new sanitorium in San Angelo for their son, Memory Morris, who had been diagnosed with tuberculosis. In the 1900 Tom Green Co., Texas Census both Robert Hays and his son Robert Elmo gave their occupations as farmers. They had settled in Tankersley. Both Robert and Sarah Elizabeth are buried in the Midway Cemetery, Tom Green Co., Texas. His granddaughter, Elsie Mitchiner Tomes, last saw him in 1932 and remembers him as a tall man, over six feet, with sharp dark eyes, gray hair, and a full mustache.

(B18) David Rumph Mitchiner(b. July 7, 1852 in Randolph Co., Georgia as noted in the family Bible and d. January 7, 1929 in Randolph Co., Georgia) He is listed with his father's family in the 1860 Randolph Co., Georgia Census He had just turned 12 years old when his father, age 72, passed away at the close of the War for Southern Succession. On December 1, 1875 he purchased on page 454 of Deed Book O two lots in Randolph Co. from M.J. Atkins. He purchased lot 346 in the 9th District and lot 143 in the 10th District.  His father had own 202.5 acres in lot 143. His first marriage was in Randolph Co. on August 21, 1876. He married (1) Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Keese (b. 1855 and d. December 25, 1898 as noted in the family Bible). (See Pictures.) Her parents were Elijah and Henrietta Keese and they had eleven children including her brother Peter. Her parents are buried in marked graves in the Benevolence Church Cemetery along with several other Keeses. David appeared in the 1900 Terrell Co., 12th District, Georgia Census. Their children are Dessica Radford, Lena Pearl, William Keese, Max Welton, Robert Clinton, Elliot Harrison, Paul Alexander, and Mary Eunice.  Lena P., Elliot H., and Paul A. all died in childhood. Lena Pearl (b. February 2, 1879 and d. October 9, 1879) is buried at the Benevolence Church Cemetery. In the 1880 Randolph Co., Georgia Census he is listed as Dave age 27, with his wife, Mollie age 26, and son, D.A. age 3, and also a boy, Q Richardson age 7, also living in his home. Next door to David's household is listed his mother with his three older single sisters. His second marriage was to (2) Anna Lou Hartsfield (b. ? and d. September 19, 1900 as noted in the family Bible) on November 14, 1899. It must not have been happy, since there is a pencilled notation in the family bible under the marriage date: "What a sad day in the life DRM."  His third mariage was to (3) Leila O. Castellow (b. ? and d. ?) March 3, 1903 and was performed by the Rev. W. S. Keese at the bride's home in Clay County. A great-grandchild of David R., James C. Mitchiner, M.D., remembers being told by Berth Mitchiner Harvel, his father's cousin, "He left her everthing and she took everything." The death certificate for David R. says that he was buried in Benevolence, Georgia, although his grave has not been located in the Benevolence cemetery.

(B19) Alice Mitchiner, (b. probably 1854 or later in Randolph Co. and d. by 1860) There are no known records of her. Perhaps she died in infancy.


Copyright February 1999 by Thomas W. Mitchiner, Greenville, NC. These documents may be freely used for private purposes, and included in your own genealogy. However, this document is copyrighted as stated above and may not be sold, nor given to anyone, who may attempt to derive profit from same. Any verifiable information to substantiate changes or additions is welcomed by the author.

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