MITCHELL, Nathaniel, (1753 - 1814)


MITCHELL, Nathaniel, a Delegate from Delaware; born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., in 1753; engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the Revolutionary War became an adjutant in Colonel Dogworth’s battalion of militia, afterward was with Colonel Patterson’s battalion of the flying camp, and still later with Colonel Grayson’s Continental regiment; in April 1779 he was transferred to Colonel Gist’s regiment and subsequently was brigade major and inspector to Gen. Peter Muhlenberg; Member of the Continental Congress 1787-1788; prothonotary of Sussex County 1788-1805; Governor of Delaware 1805-1808; member of the State house of representatives in 1808; served in the State senate 1810-1812; died in Laurel, Del., February 21, 1814; interment in Broad Creek Episcopal Graveyard, near Laurel, Del.