Mitchell, Thomas D.

1836 - 1909

Banker & Dry Goods Merchant.

Thomas D. Mitchell was born around 1836 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  He settled in Lexington during 1865 (at the end of the Civil War) to become the first Cashier of the First National Bank of Lexington.  He held that position from 1865 to 1887.  He served as a director of the bank from 1876 to 1906.  He was also a director of the Security Trust & Safety Vault Company from 1902 to 1906.

In 1865, he also operated a grocery store on Cheapside, then later the dry goods firms of Mitchell & Cannon and Mitchell, Cassell & Banker.  In 1866, he was the junior partner in the distilling firm of Turner, Clay & Company, which operated the Ashland Distillery.  He died in Lexington in 1909. [i]


[i] Lexington Herald, August 4, 1909, page 1, column 5.

William M. Ambrose, Bottled In Bond under U. S. Government Supervision, Limestone Press, Lexington, 2008.