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Russell Family Lineage


b. 1722; d.  Bet. 28 Feb - 9 Jun 1800 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia

Mecklengurg VA 1790 Census: wife was listed as Elizabeth Wood.

Jeffrey Russell was on Lunenburg County 1748 list of tithables (adult men). (Earl y Settlers of Mecklenburg County, pp.98, 103)
 5 July 1751, Philemon Russell was granted a patent for 400 acres of land on th e had of Miles Creek in Lunenburg County, adjoining the land of Jeffrey Russell, Macklin, (and others). (Land Patents, 30:475).

27 Mar 1752, Jeffrey Russell and John Thomson witnessed a deed from Philemon Russell and wife, Elizabeth, to Richard Thomson for land on the north side of Miles Creek, adjoining Jeffrey Russell and Macklin. (Mecklenburg County Deeds, 2:121).

In Lunenburg County Court, Feb. 1753/4, Jeffrey Russell was noted as security on William Saffold's bond as guardian of James, orphan son of Uriah Criswell (Court Orders, 2- 1/2A: 459, abstracted by Katherine B. Elliott in Early Wills, 1746-1766, Lunenburg County, Virginia, p. 134).

16 Aug 1756, Jeffery Russell was granted a patent for 354 acres on the head of Pine Creek, down the North Fork and up the South Fork of the Creek, adjoining Vaughan and Macklin, in Lunenburg Co. VA and was charged a 35 shillings fee. (Virginia Land Patents, 33:69, abstracted in Magazine of Virginia Genealogy #32 (1994):155).

Jeffrey Russell issued deed to Joseph Talley, Lunenburg Co. Va, 4 Aug 1761 (Lunenburg County Deeds, 6:413).

Jeffrey Russell issued deed to Joseph Talley, Lunenburg County, VA 12 April 1764 (Lunenburg County Deeds, 9:448.).

List of tithables taken by Richard Witton in Saint James Parish, Lunenburg County, for the year 1764: Jeffrey Russell, John Russell,..... (Early Settlers of Mecklenburg County, p. 167).

On 12 March 1768, Jeffrey Russell made a deed of gift to his son John Russell of 90 acres on Piney Creek adjoining land of Reuben Vaughan in Mecklenburg Count y. Signed by mark "R". (Mecklenburg County Deeds, 1:533).
1782, Jeffrey Russell was taxed in Mecklenburg County for seven whites and two slaves.
In 1776 his son, Jeffrey Russell, Jr., owed share of the Lower Store of Dinwiddie Crawford & Company (probably in Mecklenburg County). (British Mercantile Claims abstracted in The Virginia Genealogist 15:292).

26 Nov 1784, Jeffrey Russell conveyed deed for 90 acres to (son) John Russell for 200 pounds. (Mecklenburg County Deeds, 6:486)

10 Sept 1795, Jeffrey Russell transrerred deed to Abraham Davis (Mecklenburg County, Deeds, 17:89).

 Will of Jeffrey Russell of Mecklenburg County, dated 28 Feb 1800. To my daughter, Jane Talley, that part of my estate whereon she now lives. To my sons, John, Jeffrey, and Isaac Russell, an equal share of my property not mentioned in t his weill. $1 to each of my daughters: Sarah, Hannah, and Elizabeth. To my son Mark Russell, the land whereon I now live and my negro Will until Mark's son, my grandson, John Wesley Russell, comes of age, and then to him (etc.). Executor: my son Mark. Signed by mark, Witnesses:
Charles Ogburn, John Ogburn, Tabitha Puck. Will proven on 9 Jun 1800 in Mecklenburg County, VA by Charles Ogburn, John Ogburn, and Tabitha Puckett.

Spouse: Elizabeth WOOD, m. before 1743


    1.  Jeffrey RUSSELL, Jr., d. 31 Jan 1802 in Cabell County, West Virginia; m. Sarah GILL b: 1755 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; Married: 30 Dec 1778 in Old Episcopal Church, Lunenburg Co. VA; MILITARY: Revolutionary War: Private Sergeant in the Virginia Continental & Militia Service; Served under Captain Ballard, then Captain Garland; Jeffrey was then drafted in the Lunenburg Militia under Captain Walker; Fought in the Battle of Guilford, North Carolina.

           Children: Richard RUSSELL b: 20 Mar 1780; Elizabeth B RUSSELL b: 12 Apr 1782; Martha RUSSELL b: 18 Mar 1784; Mary RUSSELL b: 17 May 1787; Sally RUSSELL b: 2 Feb 1792; Rebecca RUSSELL b: 14 Apr 1794
          Married 2nd: Elizabeth BROWN in 1784

  2. Isaac RUSSELL
  3. Sarah RUSSELL
  4. Hannah RUSSELL
  5. Elizabeth RUSSELL
  6. Mary (Polly) RUSSELL, m. Robert Wilson; Children: Jeffery Russell Wilson, Mark Russell Wilson, Lewis Russell Wilson
  7. Patsy RUSSELL, m. James Wilson; Children: Polly Wilson, Robert Wilson

      9.  John RUSSELL b: 15 Dec 1743 in Shenandoah County, Virginia; d. 28 Nov 1822 in Aid Township, Lawrence County, Ohio; Residence:  Old Russell Farm, Wilgus, Lawrence Co, Ohio, 8 miles from Sherritts, Symmes township.  Resided in Mcklenburg County, Virginia as late as 1789 then moved to Lawrence, Ohio.
WILL:  10-29-1839: Francis Russell adms. of Manoah B. Russell, dec'd vs. Samuel Russell, William Russell, Sanders Russell, Thomas Russell, James Russell, George Irvin and his wife, Elizabeth, William Nelson and Jane, his wife, Abner Dilley and Anneida his wife, Elizabeth Jane (infant, heir
of John and Anne Compton) representative of said Anne deceased, Virginia (infant heir of Jeremiah Russell, dec'd) representative of Jeremiah, John Russell, Lawrence Russell, Rachel Robuck, Elizabeth Robuck and Esther Russell. In Chancery. That William, John, Lawrence, Rachel, Elizabeth and Esther are half blood brothers and sisters of intestate and the residue are whole blood brothers and sister of said intestate, all children of John Russell, dec'd. Suite filed to deliver deed. (546)
Places of Residence: Greenbrier County, Virginia; Bath County, Virginia; Cabell County, West VA; Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, Symmes and Aid townships, Lawrence Co. Ohio
Married in Greenbrier County, Virginia, by Jno. Alderson, January 23, 1782, Susannah Day (Greenbrier County Marriage Records). Married bond dated Aug. 8, 1796, Bath County, VA, Joseph Day surety on John Russell's Bond. Patience Piles of full age 22 years. 8 Feb 15, 1773 in Virginia (1850 Census). Died Feb.19, 1852; buried with husband . (Marriage Bond, loose paper, box at court house, Warm Springs, VA, copied by Robert Newton SWiseman)(782 Co. Road 70, Proctorville OH 45669).
It is said that John came from the Shenandoah Valley of Viriginia to Symmes township, Lawrence County, Ohio, between 1817 and 1820. Settled near Sharps Creek. John was a farmer, age 45 or more, at Symmes Township, in 1820, with a wife age 4 5 or more; one son age 18-25, one son age 16-17, a daughter, 16-25, three sons and one daughter age 10-15. His oldest son was also engaged in farming. A neighbor was probably William Blair (1820 census) (No other Russell family in the township in 1820).
In 1830 his widow Hannah (sic. Patience), age 50-59, was head of the family in Aid township (next township south of Symmes), with a son age 20-29, two sons and one daughter age 15-19, and one daughter age 10-14. Son Samuel was also head of a family there (1830 Census). Neighbors Spurlock and Sharp.
Widow Patience Russell was head of family at Aid township in 1850, born in Virginia, gave age as 84 (sic, 77). She was living in home owned by John (22, Virginia, farmer with 450 acres of land) Brown and his wife, Hetty A. (19, Ohio) Brown (probably her grandchildren). (1850 Census, dw. 139, family 142).
John Russell was among the first settler of Aid Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. (Hardesty, Lawrence & Gallia Counties History Hand Atlas; reprinted in Powell, Ohio Record s & Pioneer Familes 10:16).
            Married 1st  Nanny UNKNOWN, m. before 1789

            Children: John Jr. RUSSELL, Lawrence RUSSELL b: in Virginia, Rachel RUSSELL, Elizabeth RUSSELL, Esther RUSSELL, William RUSSELL b: 9 Aug 1791

            Married 2nd  Hannah "Patience" RANKIN b: 15 Feb 1773 in Virginia, m. 1801

            Children: Anna RUSSELL, Manoah B. RUSSELL, Jeremiah RUSSELL, Elizabeth Jemima RUSSELL b: 2 Dec 1798 in Virginia, James Samuel RUSSELL b: 7 Mar 1801 in Green Briar County, Virginia, Sanders RUSSELL b: 9 Jan 1807 in White Creek, Cabell County, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson RUSSELL b: 11 Nov 1808 in Cabell County, West Virginia, Ginsey Jane RUSSELL b: 27 Dec 1812 in Green Briar County, Virginia, Francis (Frank) RUSSELL b: 5 Dec 1814 in Cabell County, West Virginia, Armilda RUSSELL b: 16 Dec 1818 in Virginia

10.  Jane RUSSELL b: 1745 (m. Joseph Talley in 1768); d. 1816 in Cabell County, Virginia (Now West Virginia) (See Talley Family Lineage)

       11.  Mark RUSSELL b: 1760, d. 1821 in Cabell County, Virginia (WV); Marriage 1 Mary PUCKETT, on 3 Dec 1785 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia; Children: John Wesley RUSSELL; Marriage 2 Esther DEAN, m. before 1796

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