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Stephen Mix Mitchell (1743-1835)
December 20, 1743
September 30, 1835
Hannah Grant Mitchell (unknown)
Stephen Mix Mitchell was born at Wethersfield, December 20th, 1743; educated at Yale College, and graduated in 1763; studied law at New-Haven, while a Tutor in Yale-College, and afterwards, under the direction of Jared Ingersoll, Esq.; admitted to the bar, in Fairfield County, in 1770; removed to Wethersfield, in 1772, and established himself in the practice of the law. In May 1779, he accepted the office of an associate Judge of the County Court, and relinquished practice; held that office until May 1790, when he was placed at the head of that Court; held the latter situation, until October 1795, when he was appointed a Judge of the Superior Court; and in May 1807, Chief Justice of that Court; which office he held until May 1814, when he became legally disqualified by age.
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