Thankful Russell

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

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Russell was born on 12 April 1730, in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Capt 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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Lt. Charles Goodwin
Thankful Russell
Marriage: 7 March 1754
Abraham Goodwin
Joseph Goodwin
David Goodwin
Thankful Goodwin
Seth Goodwin
Tyrus Goodwin
Rebecca Goodwin
Ira Goodwin

Spouse and Children

7 March 1754
Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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    Capt John Russel Jr.





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World Events (4)


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

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)

  • Thankful Russell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Woodruff, George C. A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants of the Town of Litchfield, Connecticut, (The Case Lockwood & Brainard Company, Hartford, Conn., 1845) Page 96
  • Birth Record

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