Thankful Russell

12 April 1730–6 June 1802 (Age 72)
Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Thankful

When Thankful Russell was born on 12 April 1730, in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Russel Jr., was 36 and her mother, Mercy Crooker, was 38. She married Lt. Charles Goodwin on 7 March 1754, in Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 June 1802, in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Lt. Charles Goodwin
1731–1787
Thankful Russell
1730–1802
Marriage: 7 March 1754
Abraham Goodwin
1754–1845
Joseph Goodwin
1756–1842
David Goodwin
1759–1784
Thankful Goodwin
1762–1787
Seth Goodwin
1763–1850
Tyrus Goodwin
1765–1802
Rebecca Goodwin
1768–1787
Ira Goodwin
1770–1802

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Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776
Age 46
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 51
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 56
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

(1997: 79186;2007: 165669; 2010: 221558)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.

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

Possible Related Names

Russler
Rouse
Russel

Sources (15)

  • Thankful in entry for David Goodwin, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thankful Russell - death:
  • Thankful Russell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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