|These are the members of the Mitchell family
from the Arba community near Snow Hill, NC. Etheldred Mitchell was married
to Emma Hill Mitchell and their children were Ada, Agnes, Ruth, Pearl,
Verdie, Trudy, Dan and Jasper. Jasper passed away before his teen
years. Dan died as a result of injuries during WW1. Pearl was
married to Joe Gray. Later Ruth married David Askew, Agnes married
Lebern Spence. Ada Mitchell Barrow married
Passmore Barrow. More information will be added or corrected as
other details are learned.
Ruth was my grandmother, born in 1880.
Her children were: Virginia, Emma Mae, David, Ruby, Norma(my mother) &
Roscoe. There were many happy days spent at that farm just outside
of Snow Hill, NC. For several years in my elementary and high school
years I spent summers there working in tobacco with other family members
and learning what hard work was. It helped me appreciate how our
farmers contribute to our economy. My grandmother, "Mammy Ruth" was
a great cook, especially the June apple and peach pies she made in large
metal pans. After a hardy lunch of string beans, potatoes and
perhaps fried chicken we could always look forward to one of her great
desserts. She passed away in 1971 at age 90.
Important note: Ms. Tamara
Schmidt of California called me on 12/08/08 and we had a great
conversation regarding the Mitchell family. It seems that she and I
are probably related though sibling relation to Etheldred Mitchell.
She was kind enough to pass along additional information that I had not
heard before. Thanks Tamara!! You have my contact information
and please feel free to pass along any other information you feel is