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New Shoreham, Block Island, Washington Co., RI 1
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1787 1
Pittston, Luzerne Co, PA 1
Mother: Sarah Mott 1
Father: George Mitchell 1
Sarah Patterson 1
19 Dec 1778 1
Orange Co., NY 1
Spouse Death Date: 20 Jan 1845 1

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David Mitchell

Eaton Township, Wyoming County, PA

Blair, Williams T, The Michael Shoemaker Book,  ((Schumacher). Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1900), page 518,

*David Mitchell, who died in 1786, came to the Wyoming Valley with his family and settled in the vicinity of Falling Spring Brook. He was married to Sarah, born in Litchfield Co., Conn., about 1759, died in Eaton Township, now Wyoming Co., Pa., Jan. 20, 1845, daughter of William and Anna Patterson, who removed from Litchfield Co., Conn., to Orange Co., N. Y. Two of the children of David and Sarah (Patterson) Mitchell were: Thomas, born Feb. 20, 1780, died Jan. 20, 1874. married to Mary, daughter of Elisha and Martha (Rider) Harding, and Sarah, born Aug. 15, 1787,  died Feb. 21,1882, married, in 1807, to David, born Sept. 14, 1783, died Jan. 24. 1833, son of Jeremiah and Juna (Reno) Osterhout. (Family No. 50—Osterhout) Mrs. Sarah (Patterson) Mitchell was married (2) to Abraham Frear, born about 1739, died Nov. 26, 1823, aed. 84 years. (Family No. 838—Frear) and is buried beside her second husband in Harding Cemetery. Eatonville, Pa

Biographical sketch of Abraham Frear

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA

"The Historical Record of Wyoming Valley," Wilkes-Barre, Pa: Press of the Wilkes-Barre record, 1886: Volume 7, page 27-28,

[Abraham Frear was the second husband of Sarah Patterson, who first married David Mitchell]

Dr. Frear's ancestors were of the French Huguenot extraction. They came to New Amsterdam, N. Y., about 1655. Poughkeepsie was originally called Freartown, and Pultz, N. Y., was settled by the "family. Abraham Frear, grandfather of Dr. Geo Frear, came to Forty Fort about 1789, later moved to Pittston. His wife, Sarah, was a most remarkable woman: she was the daughter of Wm. and Anna Patterson and was born in Litchfield, Conn., in 1759. Four days at school constituted the sum of her educational advantages, except what was furnished by the home circle. After a time the Patterson family emigrated to what was then called the West, and settled in Orange County, N. Y. Here Sarah married for her first husband David Mitchel, who after a time responded to his country's call and was in the hard fought battles that secured our independence. After the war Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel removed from Orange County to the Wyoming Valley and settled on the Phillips farm in Pittston, near Falling Spring. In 1785 she was baptized by a Baptist preacher named Benedict, who had stopped in the neighborhood. Two years later her husband died and in 1788 she married Abraham Frear, by whom she had three children, two sons and one daughter. Wm. Frear, the father of the subject of this sketch, was one of these sons, born in Pittston, 1792. In 1804 his parents moved upon the farm in Eaton, Wyoming County, where he ever after lived. He enlisted as a private soldier in 1814 near the close of the war with Great Britain and served one month He was licensed to preach in 1822 and officiated as pastor of the Baptist Church at Eaton from that time until his death at Factoryville October 30, 1874. Just before the hour fixed for the dedicatory exercises attending the opening of Keystone Academy, while pleasantly conversing with many old friends, he suddenly fell into the arms of the Rev. A. S. Post and expired. His pious example and sound scriptural teaching have done much to give tone and character to the morals and religion of the place where he so long lived.

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