Mitchell, Orin a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Granville, Licking County, Ohio, January 18, 1809; was converted in 1829; licensed to preach in 1833; received on trial in the Ohio Annual Conference in 1834, and appointed to Danville Circuit. He travelled on Plymouth, Grand River, and Lapier circuits, in Michigan. In Ohio he received appointments to the station of Maumee and Perrysburgh; to the circuits of Portland, Mexico, Bucyrus, Norwich. Frederick, Clarksfield, Amity, Jeromeville, and Fairfield. In 1854 he took a superannuated relation, and died in August, 1869. Orin Mitchell excelled as a pastor, and his labors resulted in much good for the Christian cause.