Mitchell, William W
Mitchell, William W.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Virginia February 16, 1815. He was educated with a view to the legal profession, and was afforded the best advantages within reach. While a student at Yale he was converted, and he became convinced that his place was in the pulpit. After much opposition at home, he joined the Illinois Conference in 1834, and was appointed to Lebanon Circuit, where he continued about six months, and was then removed to Vandalia Station. He afterwards filled many important appointments on circuits, stations, and districts, all in Illinois, except one year in Kentucky. William W. Mitchell was a good rather than a great preacher. His last appointment was to Edwardsville Station. During his second year in this station he became severely afflicted, so as to disqualify him for pulpit labors. He consequently resigned his charge and removed to Richview, Illinois, where, after severe suffering for almost a year, he died, March 7, 1869. See Minutes of Conferences, 1869, page 204.