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James B. Russell abt 1806

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Re: James B. Russell abt 1806

Posted: 1049603907000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Russell, Dobson, Dodson, Garrett, Head, Boothe, Martin, Lance, Price
Also still looking for parents of James B Russell. I have Sarah's surname as possibly Garrett. Also, she didn't die in 1860 but James probably died prior to 1856.

James B Russell was born ca. 1806 in Virginia. I would think possibly his father was either Elijah or William for children names. He married either a Sarah Garrett or a Sarah Dobson/Dodson ca. 1824 in possibly either Pittsylvania, Virginia or Williamson Co, TN (found those on different sites). He bought land in Hinds County, MS in 1835 and shows up on the 1840 and 1850 census. Then disappears (or so I thought!)

4 1507 1507 Russell James B 44 M . Farmer 500 Va . . . . .
5 1507 1507 Russell Sarah D 45 F . . . Va . . . . .
6 1507 1507 Russell E A 23 M . . . Tenn . . . . .
7 1507 1507 Russell William R 23 M . . . Tenn . . . . .
8 1507 1507 Russell Plesant L 20 M . . . Tenn . . . . .
9 1507 1507 Russell Benj F 19 M . . . Tenn . X . . .
10 1507 1507 Russell Mary E 17 F . . . Tenn . . . . .
11 1507 1507 Russell Augustus 13 M . . . Tenn . X . . .
12 1507 1507 Russell Nancy 22 F . . . Tenn . . . . .

M432-372 PAGE NO: 215a

Sarah D Russell was b. ca. 1805 in Virginia. She appears with her husband and family on the 1850 census. She became a member of the Bethesda Baptist church in 1852. She then bought land in Franklin Parish, Lousiana in 1856, 1857, and 1859 and appears there on the census in 1860 with her son BF Russell. I do not find her in 1870, but she was still on the tax list for Franklin Parish, LA in 1865.

The following cemetery record was found (no confirmation if correct one or not):
Sarah D.-28/Jul/1878-aged 77 years, 4 months, 6 days.
Our Mother
Camp Co., TX- Cemeteries--Reeves Chapel (UMC) & Cemetery.

Elijah Jefferson Russell b. ca. 1825-2827, TN
m1. 7 Aug 1850, Sparta, White County, TN Fannie Price who died in 1859. She was living at one time in Copiah Co, MS while EJ Russell was back in Tennessee. Uncertain if they had any children. If they did, he never took care of them.
m.2 6 Sept 1859, White County, TN Mary Lance, probably widow of Samuel Lance (no confirmation). Children were listed as EJ Russell's: Jefferson, Samuel, and James Lance.
He is listed with wife Mary and these sons in 1860 in White County, TN.

P131-08 RUSSELL July 19, 1860- District 7, New Ark PO
E. J. 36 M W Farmer 3500
1600 Tn-M
Mary 30 F W
Jefferson LANCE 9 M W
Samuel LANCE 7 M W
I did not find him in 1870, but I have found the boys. In 1880,this may be him:

E. J. RUSSELL Self W Male W 55 TN Farmer TN TN
Sarah D. RUSSELL Dau S Female W 19 TN Keeping House
Delila D. RUSSELL Dau S Female W 18 TN TN TN
Pleasant RUSSELL Son S Male W 14 TN Farm TN TN
Mary RUSSELL Sister S Female W 12 TN TN TN
Louann RUSSELL Dau S Female W 10 TN TN TN

Source Information:
Census Place District 3, Cumberland, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255249
NA Film Number T9-1249
Page Number 287C
Gallaton Copiah Co Miss

He may have served in the Civil War:
Russell Elijah J. H 50 (Consolidated) Tennessee Infantry. Private Private Jefferson Russell 1 Battn (Colms) Tenn. Inf. Confederate

No information about his death. He also may be the Elijah J Russell who purchased land in Copiah County in the 1859.

2. William R. Russell b. ca. 1827, TN
m. Margaret P Head, 7 June 1855, Franklin Parish, LA
He was listed in the 1860 census:
Russell, Wm R 33 m farmer 6000 1000 Tenn
Russell, Mary P 32 f AL
Russell, Sallie 2 f LA

Then, the family moved to Texas. I don't have the 1870 census for him yet. But I do have the 1880:

Russell, WR w m 53 farmer m TN VA VA
Russell, MT w f 42 wife AL AL LA
Russell, WJ w m 17 son LA TN AL
Russell, Mary w f 10 dau TX TN AL
Russell, James J w m 4 son TX TN AL
Russell, BF w m 2 son TX TN AL

Other Information: Birth Year <1827> Birthplace
TN Age 53 Occupation Farmer Marital
Status M <Married> RaceW <White> Head of Household W.
R. RUSSELL RelationSelf Father's BirthplaceVA Mother's
BirthplaceVA Source Information: Census Place
Leon, Texas Family History Library Film1255316 NA Film
NumberT9-1316 Page Number191A

In 1900, he was living with his son and died ca. 1901. He may have also served in the Civil War: Russell, William H Company F, MS Infatry, Private, Private, William R Russell, Confederate

3. Nancy Russell b. ca. 1827, TN. I don't find record of any marriage or find record of death. I'll need to search more thoroughly in MS and LA and pos. TN. At quick glance, you might think she was the Nancy Russell to marry Charles Martin, but that marriage was in 1846 and this Nancy appeared on the 1850 census with her parents while the other one appears with her husband Charles(my whatever great-uncle).

4. Pleasant L Russell b. ca. 1830, TN. I have found no other census record for him, but I do find in Franklin ParishCounty, LA this:
N MEMORY OF Pleasant G. Russell
AGED 27 YRS. 10 MONS., 13 D'S

Cemeteries: Nash Cemetery, Franklin Parish, LA
Submitted by Creath Hendricks
Source: Cemeteries of
Franklin Parish Louisiana, Public, Private and Abandoned
by: Lucille D. Ainsworth

5. Benjamin F Russell b. ca. 1831, TN
m. Mary E Boothe, 1860, Franklin Parish, LA
I find them on the 1860 census:
Russell, BF 28,m, farmer 25,4000, Ten
Russell, Mary E, 16,f,NC
Russell, Sarah D, 54,f,21000,940,Virg

I do not find them after this.
He may have served in the Civil War.
Russell, B.F. company A, 33 MS Infatry, private, private, Confederate
6. Mary E Russell (b. 17 Aug 1833, TN; d. 24 Apr 1859, Hinds Co. MS) my 3rd great-grandmother
m. Francis Marion Martin, 25 Dec 1851, Hinds Co., MS
They had Emma Jane, Charles Elmer, and James Edwin Martin

7. Augustus D Russell (b. ca 1837, TN)
m. Mary or Mollie, ca. 1860, Franklin Parish, LA
They appear on the 1860 census:
Russell, AD 24 m farmer 3500 670 Tenn
Russell, Mary 20 f ALA

I don't find them in 1870, but I do in 1880:
Russell, AD w, m,45,farmer, MS, VA, VA
Russell, Mollie R, w, f, 40, wife, housekeep, AL, KY, MS??
Russell, Sallie w, f, 17, daughter, at home, LA, MS, AL
Russell, Mollie E,w, f, 16??, daughter, at home, TX, MS, AL
Russell, Gussie? D, w, f, 13, daughter, at home, TX, MS, AL
Russell, G?W, w, m 7, son at home, TX, MS, AL

He also may have served in the Civil War: Russell, Augustus E, company A, 33 MS Infantry, Private,Private, Confederate

Please let me know if you think you do connect.
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