Marilda J. Wortman, first child of Lewis Halsey and Phoebe Ann Wortman, was born abt. 1837. Marilda married Burr Mitchell in 1860 and they had one daughter, Mary Frances Mitchell, born in 1868. Mary Frances married John Haswell in 1893, and they resided in East Troy, New York.
Marilda and Burr resided in the Town of Catherine near Odessa, NY. Burr was a grocer, “Dealer in full line of groceries, teas, coffee, spices etc., hair oils, perfumeries, fancy goods, Yankee Notions, confectionery and stationery, collars and neck ties, soaps of all kinds. Lamps, globes and wooden ware, tobacco and cigars of the best brands and other general merchandise.” The value of his property was $500.
In 1870 Burr Mitchell valued his property at $1,000, and they continued to live in Catherine, New York. In 1900, Mitchell and Marilda had moved to Sixth Street in Dix Township, Village of Watkins Glen, NY.
The Elmira Morning Telegram of 1 Nov 1905 stated about Burr Mitchell, “…well known resident of this village, passed away from heart trouble on October 31, 1905 at his home in Wafted, near Watkins Glen, New York. He was eighty years old and survived by his wife and daughter, Mrs. Frances Haswell of Watervliet, New York. Upon Burr’s death, Marilda then moved in with her daughter.