Theron Russell

20 June 1809–29 January 1875 (Age 65)
Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Theron

When Theron Russell was born on 20 June 1809, in Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Daniel Russell, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Dascomb, was 39. He married Elisabeth Wilson on 4 September 1834, in Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 29 January 1875, at the age of 65, and was buried in South Yard Cemetery, Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theron Russell
Elisabeth Wilson
Marriage: 4 September 1834
David W Russell
Emily Anstice Russell
Mary Elizabeth Russell

Spouse and Children


    Elisabeth Wilson


4 September 1834
Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    David W Russell


    Emily Anstice Russell



Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Dascomb




+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Therow Russell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Theron Russell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Theron Russell, "United States Census, 1850"

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