Family Biographies and History


The source of the name of Emily is "Aemilius", a male Latin name meaning "Eager"
Source: Baby

Emily L. Furman the daughter of Andrew Jackson Furman and Mariah Snyder was born 16 March 1850 in Perry, Wyoming County, New York. She married 30 March 1867, David W. Mitchell son of Stephen Mitchell and Eleanor Kinsman. Seven children were born to Emily and David. Eugene A. 1867; Charles N. 1868 married Emma Lee; Laura May 1870 married George Walter Kelly and Edward Hapeman; Jennie 1874; Lenora 1877; Mattie 1881; Edith 1886. The 1880 Census dated 3 June 1880 stated that Emily had seven children, five living. Mattie was born in 1881, Edith in 1886, meaning that Emily had nine children. The name of two children are unknown although they no doubt died as infants.

david & emily marriage record
Marriage Record


The name of David is from the Hebrew expression meaning "Beloved".
Source: Baby

David W. was born 9 August 1849 in Ulysses, Potter Co., Pa. The son of Stephen Mitchell and Eleanor Laney Kinsman, he married 30 March 1867, Emily Furman, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Furman and Mariah Snyder. The ceremony was performed by Burton Lewis, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses were Ida Baker and W.F. Lewis.

David was a farmer most of his life.
Potter County Courthouse, Coudersport, Pa. had the following information for David Mitchell:
Assessments of Real Estate and Personal Property, Sweden, Potter Co., Pa.
1886 43 acres, value $120. 2 horses/mules value $20, 1 dog, 1 cow value $7. Total $147.
1887 43 acres, value $120. 1 horses/mules value $12, 1 dog, 1 cow value $7. Total $139.

Grandson Walter Leroy Kelly age 19 was listed living with David and Emily in the 4 June 1900 Census.

Emily passed away in 1928, David in 1934, Both are buried in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Sweden, Potter County, Pennsylvania.


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Great Granddaughter Joan Hapeman Somers
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