The youngest daughter of William David Mitchell and Zilla (Frederick) Mitchell, shown to the right, kept this portrait hanging on the wall in her home. The portrait is now in the possession of her great-grandson, general manager of the Journal Record.
Dave and Zill, as they were known, lived most of their life in the Chalk Bluff area of Marion County, a few miles south of Hackleburg. Zill moved in with a relative in Hamilton after Dave died. They are both buried at Union Hill Cemetery near Hackleburg.
Zill is the daughter of John Madison Frederick, first postmaster of Chalk Bluff when it was established in 1857. John is the son of the patriarch of the Frederick line in this area, Hezekiah Frederick, who is buried at the Old Poplar Log Cemetery east of Hamilton in the Sugar Bend area.
Dave was born about 1840 and died in 1925. Zill was born in 1851 and died in 1941.
See complete story in the Journal Record.