Malissa Russell

9 September 1843–13 September 1910 (Age 67)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Malissa

When Malissa Russell was born on 9 September 1843, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Gregory Russell, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Horn, was 19. She married Shelby Guy on 19 December 1861, in Allen, Kentucky, United States. She died on 13 September 1910, at the age of 67, and was buried in Allen City, Floyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shelby Guy
Malissa Russell
Marriage: 19 December 1861

Spouse and Children

19 December 1861
Allen, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Gregory Russell


    Nancy Horn





    King M. Russell


    James Nathan Russell


World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 7

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 18

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Malinda Guy in household of Shel Guy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mellissa Grey in household of Shelby Grey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Malissa Russell in household of Gregory Russell, "United States Census, 1860"

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