Mitchell, William.; Migrated to the United States from Halifax England, settling
first in New Work. On the 16th of June 1832 he appeared in court to become an American
citizen. From there he moved to Peoria. He became very active in the life of Peoria.
He was the postmaster,corner, county clerk and circuit clerk. He was the third mayor
of the City form 1847-48.He as the right worshipful Grand Secretary of the Illinois
Lodge of the Masons. He married Maria Louise Heaton on March 23,1836, To that union
were born three children-Francis or Fanny, William Frederick, and Mary Ann. He owned
a great deal of property in the city He was attending a meeting of the grand lodge
in Chicago. He became ill but did not go to a physician. He returned home and became
more ill and died of cholera Oct 13, l849.He was originally buried in the Masonic
cemetery but those graves were moved to Springdale and all were put in a mass grave.
Submitted by Dr.Frederick H.Richard Great, Great,Great grandson
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