Emlay K. Russell

15 February 1813–26 March 1880 (Age 67)
Randolph, Georgia, United States

The Life of Emlay K.

When Emlay K. Russell was born on 15 February 1813, in Randolph, Georgia, United States, his father, Gabriel Russell, was 29 and his mother, Malinda Hearn, was 2. He married Martha Jane Russell about 1840, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Southern, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Texas, United States in 1870. He died on 26 March 1880, in Camp, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States.

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Emlay K. Russell
Martha Jane Russell
Marriage: about 1840
Gabriel Russell
Margaret A N Russell
Aby Russell
Sarah Emiline
Sarah Emiline Russell
Lee Leola Russell

Spouse and Children


    Martha Jane Russell


about 1840
Georgia, United States


    Gabriel Russell


    Margaret A N Russell


    Aby Russell


    Sarah Emiline


    Sarah Emiline Russell


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 15

Historical Boundaries: 1828: Campbell, Georgia, United States *1932: Fulton, Georgia, United States. [*Fulton County gained all of Campbell County in 1932]
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • E K Russell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Enilay Russell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emlay Russel, "United States Census, 1850"

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