Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 416 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
and retained the universal esteem of his fellow
In politics he is independent, selecting
from the various tickets those candidates who,
in his opinion, are the best adapted, by
reason of natural ability and experience as
well as thorough probity of character, to fill
the important positions to which they aspire
to be elected.
He was married in Maryland in 1883, to
Miss Laura Virginia Forsyth, an estimable
lady and a native of that State. She is a
daughter of John and Margaret (Hipsley)
Forsyfh, both natives of the same State,
where they are well and favorably known.
Her father died in 1876, but her mother still
lives, near Baltimore, where she is much esteemed
on account of her sterling qualities
of mind and heart.
Mr. and Mrs. Barlow have three children,
Emerson Caspar, William H. and Margaret
H. MITCHELL, physician and surgeon,
Dallas, Texas, was born in Sumner
county, Tennessee, September 6, 1834,
son of Pleasant and Sarah (Hunt) Mitchell.
the former a native of Virginia and the latter
of North Carolina.
Pleasant Mitchell went from Virginia to
Tennessee with his parents in 1820, and was
engaged in farming along the Bledsoe creek
for twenty years. His death occurred there
in 1840. He was well and favorably known
in that vicinity, and was a member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and a leading
spirit and officer in the church. His wife
survived him a number of years, her death
occurring in 1888, at the age of seventy-two
years and three months. She, too, was an
earnest Christian and a member of the Methodist
Church. Of their three children the
Doctor is the oldest, the others being Sophia
C. and Mary F. Sophia C., wife of John
Dunnegan, was born in 1836, and died in
September, 1857; Mary F., wife of William
Kersy, lives in Polk county, Missouri.
The subject of our sketch was educated in
Humansville Academy, Polk county, Missouri,
to which place the family moved in 1847. He
graduated at the Eclectic Medical Institute
in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1861. Previous to this
he made the overland journey to California,
taking with him a drove of 800 cattle, and
after an absence of two years returned East
in 1859. In July, 1861, he entered the Confederate
service, and as assistant surgeon was
with Dr. Chenoweth in Cothron's Brigade,
under General Price. At the end of one
year failing health compelled him to leave
Dr. Mitchell had opened an office in Dallas
county, Missouri, in March, 1861, and practiced
there till July. After leaving the army
he located in Rockwall, Texas, in the fall of
1862, where he was engaged in the practice
of his profession until 1866. Then he spent
six months in Alexandria, Louisiana; was in
Nashville, Illinois, from 1866 to 1871, and
in Sweet Springs, Missouri, from 1871 to
1884. Coming to Dallas, Texas, in 1884, he
established himself in practice here, and has
since been ranked with the worthy members
of the medical profession of Dallas county.
While in Rockwall he was medical examiner
of furloughed soldiers and of those who entered
the service there. At Sweet Springs
he was medical examiner for the Hartford
Life Insurance Company. He is a member
of the State Medical Association of Texas,
and of the National Medical Association of
the United States.
The Doctor was married in 1864 to Mrs.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/416/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.