Mehitable Angell 6th great aunt on RootsMagic tree.
Mehitable was born January 31, 1800 in Johnston, Rhode Island to Israel and Susannah Luther Angell. Israel Angell’s life is documented because he was a Colonel in the American Revolution and he and General George Washington wrote letters back and forth. Israel also explored the west from August 4 to October 9, 1788. The ‘west’ only went as far as Ohio, Israel kept a journal of his travels, these are published in Rhode Island History magazine of January and April, 1963. Israel’s kids would have heard stories of his western travels. Only 2 of his 17 kids moved west: Mehitable and her younger brother Henry.
Mehitable Angell is probably the reason Delia and Charles Angell ended up in Iowa. When Delia’s mom died in 1847 her dad Dexter went to New York where his dad and brothers were. Delia and Charles stayed in Indiana with their older sister, then left for Iowa. Delia stayed with Charles and his family until she married and had a daughter Matilda Flood, who had a daughter Philippa Mockford who had a daughter Elizabeth Speedy.
- Iowa census 1856, Buchanan, Jefferson at Ancestry
- Angell Family Bible, typed up sheet. Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914 database at FamilySearch
- Rhode Island History Journal, 1963 (vol. 22) January “Israel Angell and the West in 1788,” by Dwight L. Smith, conduced in April journal. January 1963 Israel’s article begins on page 1 or image 2 http://www.rihs.org/assetts/files/publications/1963_Jan.pdf. April 1963 is real article conclusion on page 39 or image 5. http://www.rihs.org/assetts/files/publications/1963_April.pdf
- The ordinance of 1787, “ a workable American colonial policy, whereby states could evolve was set forth”. At wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Ordinance