Katharine Russell

29 August 1741–19 August 1812 (Age 70)
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Katharine

When Katharine Russell was born on 29 August 1741, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Russell, was 26 and her mother, Katherine Graves, was 24. She married Samuel Hendley on 4 October 1762, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 August 1812, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hendley
1718–1795
Katharine Russell
1741–1812
Marriage: 4 October 1762
Katharine Henley
1763–
Sybil Hendley
1768–1850
James Hendley
1766–
Richard Henley
1772–
Rebecca Tyng Henley
1774–
Charles Henley
1777–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1762
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(6)

    Katharine Henley

    Female1763–Female

    James Hendley

    Male1766–Male

    Sybil Hendley

    Female1768–1850Female

    Richard Henley

    Male1772–Male

    Rebecca Tyng Henley

    Female1774–Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 35

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 40

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Katherine in entry for Charles Henley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Katherine Russell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Katherine in entry for Richard Henley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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