Sarah Ann Russell

23 March 1859–
Benton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Russell was born on 23 March 1859, in Benton, Tennessee, United States, her father, John N Russell, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Petty, was 30. She married William O Byrd on 12 December 1880, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in District 11, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1880.

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William O Byrd
Sarah Ann Russell
Marriage: 12 December 1880
John W Byrd
Edmond Byrd
James A Byrd
D Joseph Byrd
Albert A Byrd

Spouse and Children

12 December 1880
Benton, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 3

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Ann Russel in household of Sarah Russel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah A Russell in household of Sarah Russell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sally Russell in household of John Russell, "United States Census, 1860"

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