Malissa Russell

Brief Life History 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, Kentucky, United States.

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Shelby Guy
1838–1901
Malissa Russell
1843–1910
Marriage: 19 December 1861

Sources (11)

  • Malinda Guy in household of Shel Guy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Malissa Russell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Malissa Guy, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

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

1861

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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: of Norman origin, from Old French and Anglo-Norman French r(o)ussel, a diminutive of Old French rous(e) ‘red, reddish’, used either as a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, or as a personal name. Compare Rouse . This Norman name has been established in Ireland since the 12th century. It has been reinforced in Britain and Ireland by Huguenot bearers of the name Roussel, of the same Old French origin.

English: habitational name from any of several places called Rushall (Norfolk, Staffordshire, Wiltshire) or possibly sometimes from Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent). Rushall in Staffordshire derives from Old English rysc ‘rush, rushes’ + halh ‘nook, corner of land’. Rushall in Norfolk derives from an uncertain first element + Old English halh. Rushall in Wiltshire derives from an Old English personal name Rust (genitive Rustes) + halh. Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent) probably derives from Old English rust ‘rust, rust color’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’, but with a change in the final element due to influence from Middle English, Old English hall ‘hall, residence’, perhaps referring to a nearby building.

Americanized form of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the element hrōd ‘fame, renown’.

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

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