Joshua Russell

Male1851–

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua Russell was born in 1851, in Crawford Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, his father, John Chastain Russell, was 42 and his mother, Charlotte Dixon, was 37.

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Family Time Line

John Chastain Russell
1809–1879
Charlotte Dixon
1814–1893
Enoch B. Russell
1834–1876
William Russell
1845–1863
Tipton Russell
1835–1886
Elijah " Duck" Russell
1836–1908
Louisa Russell
1840–1914
Washington Russell
1843–1924
Martha Russell
1848–1900
Joshua Russell
1851–
James Russell
1854–
Samuel Russell
1858–1939

Sources (1)

  • Joshua Russell in household of J C Russell, "United States Census, 1860"

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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.

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