MITCHELL, Dr. James Dillard: Dr. Mitchell was born at Hughesville, Pettis County and was the son of James D. Mitchell and Mary K. Ellis Mitchell. James D. Mitchell, the father of Dr. Mitchellwas born in Cooper County in 1835 and died in 1908. He was the son of Fleming H. Mitchell, a native of Tennessee, who was a soldier in the War of 1812. Mary K. Ellis was a native of Georgetown, Pettis County and the daughter of William B. Ellis. She married James D. Mitchell in 1858. James died in 1908. Dr. James Dillard Mitchell married Miss Ruby E. Davis on June 3, 1908. Ruby was the daughter of Amos Pinkney and Sallie Williams Davis, both natives of Georgia. Amos was a Confederate veteran. His father was a U.S. Congressman from Georgia several terms.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman