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April 1907

Special Dispatch to The Journal) MORROW, Ga. April 6 - There is now living in 13 miles of Atlanta, Ga., on the McDonough road, Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, formerly Miss Elizabeth Ruff, who was born on the 31st day of August 1812. She married Mr. Thomas Mitchell when she was about 18 years old. They had born to them 15 children, 13 of them were reared to be grown. Two of them died in infancy. She is living now on the same place she and her husband settled about 75 years ago.

She still has living the following children: Mrs. Mary A. Wiggins of Tex, Ga., Mrs. Elizabeth Autrey of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Mariah Jones of Alabama, Mr. William R.R. Mitchell of Morrow, Ga., Mr. Thomas H. Mitchell of Morrow, Ga., Mr. Martin L. Mitchell of Texas, Mrs. Rowena C. Cooke of Moultrie, Ga., Mrs. Elmina Burkes of Cass County, Texas; Mrs. Georgia A. Cates of Cass County, Texas. She has 78 grandchildren, 180 great grandchildren and 40 great-great grandchildren. Add her own 15 children to the number, gives a total of 313 in all. Her sons who were old enough was in the war. And all of her male descendants living in Georgia were strong for Hoke Smith for governor last year.

It is certainly a remarkable family and she is still in good health, and bids fair to stay many years yet.


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Submitted by Marylee W. Knight


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