Katharine Russell

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

The Life Summary 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 Henley 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 Henley
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 1762Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Russler
    Rouse
    Russel

    Sources (14)

    • Katherine in entry for Rebecca Tyng Henley, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Mrs. Katherine Russell, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Katharine Rufsell, "Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943"

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