expbul1a.gif (699 bytes) Rev. Elias Mitchell

born:  1759 in Union County, South Carolina
died:  30 November 1834 in Union County

buried: Mitchell Burying Ground north of Jonesville, Union County, South Carolina: "A zealous minister in the Baptist Church for 47 years, He died November 30, 1834 Instantly after singing and praying at a stand erected in Chester District for the purpose of his preaching a revival sermon. He was in the 75th year of his age."
He served as the first pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Union County, founded 23 August 1806, as well as Unity Church (later called Brown's Creek Baptist Church), which was founded on 28 June 1806. Later he owned land north of Jonesville, and pastored the Gilead Baptist Church. 
1790 Chester County, South Carolina, Census: "Esiah" Mitchell with 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, and 3 females. On either side of him are David Mitchell (1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 3 females), and "David Mitchell, Son" (1 male over 16 and 1 female). James Mitchell (2 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 4 females) is nearby. 
1830 Union County, South Carolina Census: Rev. E. Mitchell, 1 male and 1 female 60-70. 

Father: William Mitchell (b 1733 in Union Co., South Carolina)
Mother: Elizabeth Taylor (b 1737 in Union Co., South Carolina)

Some references list his parents as Joab Mitchell and Mary Henderson

Spouse:   Permelia Mildred Hill

Children:
1. Nancy Mitchell
2. Col. Elias Mitchell (m. Hannah Smith)
3. John Mitchell (m Jane Pendergrass)
4. Thomas Mitchell
5. Henry Mitchell (m Frances //)
6. Ellison Mitchell (m Hannah //)
7. Nancy Mitchell (m Silas Little)
8. Peter Mitchell 
9. Permelia Milly Mitchell
10. Davidson Mitchell (m. Elizabeth Shipley)
11. Barbara Elizabeth Mitchell
12. Green Berry Mitchell (m. Sarah Shipley)
13. Delilah Mitchell (m. William Harmon)
14. Jenetta Angelica Mitchell