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Remembering our Papa Martin and Papa John Mitchell again 2017. Thank you for your
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Public - Teremoana - Direct descendant - 19 April 2017
My Great Grandpa is Louis Mitchell, a brother to Martin,
Louis married Paura Tita (Uritaua from Avatiu), they had 2x daughters, my grandmother Paura and her sister Annie (Cafferey line)
My grandmother Paura married James Vahua (from Manihiki)
They had 15 children, the oldest being my mother Temauiarii.
After 13 yrs of research, I found Allen Mitchell's grandparents (his mother's parents) so exciting!!!
Public - Alice - Other relative - 9 April 2017
Martin Mitchell is my maternal great grandfather. His son Remy is my mum Roselines father. Papa Martin married Taitapu Tavita a woman from Rurutu but has links to Takitumu and Te au O
Tonga in Rarotonga. Martins Father was Allen Mitchell from Texas USA and his mother Roimata was from Ngaputoru.
Martin and Taitapu had 9 children but only 5 had issue. Teau, Remy, Teremati, Vaine and Pio.
He and his sons were blacksmiths like Martins father and brothers. They also baked and sold bread and were a very enterprising family.
Our Papa Martin came with the 3rd Rarotonga Contingent along with his older brother John. They both attested on the 12th March 1918 and sailed to Egypt together. Both brothers survived the war and on return John went back to his place of birth - Tahiti and died there while our Papa died in Rarotonga.
We as their descendants are proud and priviledged and honoured to b
Public - Teremoana - Other Relative - 7 April 2015