Campbell MITCHELL was born on 20 May 1769 in Kingsbarns, Fifeshire, Scotland.
He died on 7 Sep 1847 in Oyster Pond, Nova Scotia. In 1784, at the age of 16
years, Colin came to Nova Scotia and worked as an apprentice on a farm at Clam
Bay owned by Duncan, Robert Jr. and Robert Campbell, and worked their until 1811
when it was sold to John George Webber, who had become Colin's father-in-law
In 1813, Colin purchased some land and obtained a land grant of 250 acres in
Oyster Pond. This is where he moved his family, and he farmed this land for the
rest of his life.
On March 12, 1824 he petitioned the Crown for an additional 500 acres on "the
Pascel side of Jeddore", and was granted 250 acres on the condition that
he erect a mill.
In 1818, Colin's sons, in a petition to own land of their own, stated that their
Father had "but 610 acres of land"!
Colin also owned a small cargo ship, the "Magdalene", and in 1834 started
to contract with Halifax merchants to haul freight to Newfoundland.. Parents:
Alexander MITCHELL and Elspet
He was married to Catherine Elizabeth
WEBBER on 20 Jul 1790 in St Paul's, Halifax. Children were:
Elizabeth MITCHELL, Letitia MITCHELL,
Colin Peter MITCHELL, Alexander MITCHELL,
John William MITCHELL, David MITCHELL,
Philip MITCHELL, Samuel MITCHELL,
Isabelle Sarah MITCHELL.
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