Mitchell, Jane Caroline


Jane Caroline Mitchell was the daughter of Allen Mitchell and Margaret McKee. Jane Caroline’s father, Allen Mitchell was born on December 9, 1815 in Warren County, Kentucky. Jane Caroline’s mother, Margaret McKee was born in 1822 in Tennessee. Jane Caroline Mitchell was born on December 21, 1837 in Bowling Greene, Warren County, Kentucky.

By 1849 the Mitchell family was in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Jane Caroline Mitchell married John Harvey Doran on July 13, 1854 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. They settled in and started building a home on the North side of town. They began with a basement of stone from the land. The kitchen was in the basement. The frame if the house was made of wood, then a brick exterior was added. At some point, their home was attacked by Indians or Native American. The Dorans returned fire from the kitchen in the basement. The family was terrified. After wounding two on the attackers, the fight was over and the Indians were gone.

Jane Caroline Mitchell and John Harvey Doran were the parents of at least nine children.  The first of those was Harriet Luella Doran. Her Nickname was Lulu. Lulu was born on April 17, 1857 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. We have no record of who she married or when. During the Civil War her father, John Harvey Doran takes her to town to buy shoes. He talks about that in his journal, as it is an ordeal. Lulu died on September 11, 1920 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She was buried in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

Julia Mary Doran was the second child of John Harvey Doran and Jane Caroline Mitchell. Julia went by the nickname Julie. She was born in 1861 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. We have information about a marriage for her. Julie died on June 4, 1907 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She was buried in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

The third child of John Harvey Doran and Jane Caroline Mitchell was William Clyde Doran. William always went by his middle name, Clyde. He was born in 1864 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Clyde was married. We don’t have a record of her name. He died in 1922 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Clyde was buried at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

John Harvey Doran and Jane Caroline Mitchell’s fourth child was Ida E. Doran. She was just called Ida all of her life. Ida was born on January 24, 1866, in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She never married. She lived in a small white house with a large porch, that everyone remembers. Ida died on February 8, 1955 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She was buried in buried Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

Margaret Elizabeth Doran was the fifth child of John Harvey Doran and Jane Caroline Mitchell. She was born on December 20, 1867 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

Margaret’s nickname was Maggie, all of her life. Maggie was considered a beautiful woman. She married Charles Harker Coulter on February 16, 1892 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. They had four sons. Charles was a successful businessman. Maggie died on September 9, 1935, near Tulsa, Oklahoma. She died in a car accident. Maggie and her husband were run off the road by a large truck. She died and he was injured.

The sixth child of John Harvey Doran and Jane Caroline Mitchell was Mathilda Emma Doran. Mathilda went by the name Mattie. She was born on August 14, 1870 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Mattie married Alfred Bryant in Springfield, Greene, County, Missouri. Her husband went by Al. Mattie died October 6, 1937 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She was buried in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

John Harvey Doran and Jane Caroline Mitchell’s seventh child was Allen Mitchell Doran. He was named after his grandfather, Allen Mitchell. Allen was born on October 13, 1872 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. He was married to Adal or Adel Yoxall in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. We don’t know exactly when. Allen died on March 3, 1950 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. He was buried in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

Myrtle Jane Doran was the eighth child born to John Harvey Doran and Jane Caroline Mitchell. She was born on August 31, 1875, in Springfield, Greene County, Some say she was born in Campbell, Dunklin County, Missouri. Myrtle married Benjamin Elisha Garrett in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Benjamin was called Ben or Elisha. We don’t know when they were married. Myrtle died on September 25, 1947, in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She was buried in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

Jane Caroline Mitchell died on July 24, 1932 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She was buried at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Jane Caroline was ninety four years old when she died. The burial plot is block 4, Row 5, lot 5. Jane Caroline Mitchell outlived her husband by 34 years.

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