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11/22/12 — 140 years of Mitchells

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140 years of Mitchells

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 22, 2012 12:21 AM

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News-Argus/TROY HERRING

Billy Mitchell, left, and his cousin Jake look through a book containing their family history researched and compiled by Jake. The Mitchell family will hold its 140th consecutive Thanksgiving Day family reunion at Rosewood Baptist Church this afternoon, a tradition started in 1872 by their great-grandfather, Edmond, a Civil War veteran.

Walking around their century- old homestead takes members of the Mitchell family back as far as their memories will allow. And they find, since so much has happened in this place since the family patriarch, Jim, settled there in the...

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