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Mitchell, Johnlocked

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Mitchell, John (1711–1768), botanist and cartographer, was born in White Chapel parish, Lancaster county, Virginia, on 13 April 1711, the son of Robert Mitchell (1684–1748), tobacco farmer and shopkeeper, and Mary, née Chilton (d. c.1711), widow of John Sharpe. His mother died when he was an infant and he was brought up with numerous half-siblings after his father's remarriage. He was educated at ...

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