Perhaps, while dancing with the ancestors, I've done a similar post, so, if I have, I'm doing it again.
There's something invigorating about finding out that . . .
. . . you're not alone, i.e., not the last of the Mitchell line.
For the longest time, as you'll know from reading other posts, the theory was that Great Grandpa Charlie Mitchell was an only child. He had one son, who had one son, who had two sons, one of which married and had one son. The other child, well, I currently have two dogs and a cat. No human children in my future.
So, for the longest time, nephew Matt had quite a bit of pressure on him as the last Mitchell. Okay, he still has pressure as the last Mitchell in the direct line of descent from . . .
Allen Mitchell to . . .
William C. Mitchell to . . .
Charles Alexander Mitchell to . . .
John Francis Mitchell to . . .
Vernon Smith Mitchell to . . .
Bob Mitchell to . . .
Matt Mitchell to . . .
But the descent from Allen Mitchell includes many sons who had many or a few sons who had . . .
. . . and so on, and so on, and so on, so that . . .
. . . the Mitchell line descended from Allen, descended from his father, and his father, and his father, back to the first Mitchell, continues.
We're scattered here, there, and everywhere . . .
Delaware, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, California, and other places as well.
We don't know each other, and many of my cousins don't have a clue that I exist. Maybe one day they will, or maybe they won't. There might be some male Mitchell out there, no sons, thinking I'm the last of the Mitchell line.
Well, he isn't, and - hopefully - he won't be, because Allen and his sons were quite prolific, well, until you get to my Grandfather John, aka Pop, who only had two children: a daughter and a son, and left many a descendant out there to continue the Mitchell line down through the generations to the end of time.
So, when dancing with the ancestors, there is hope you are not alone, and not the last of your line. Perhaps beneath that tree root you just stumbled across, you'll find a brother or sister of an ancestor you didn't know existed, and discover a whole slew of cousins you never knew you had. I know I did!