Cemantha Ann Russell

26 May 1839–17 February 1913 (Age 73)
Cass, Cass, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Cemantha Ann

When Cemantha Ann Russell was born on 26 May 1839, in Cass, Cass, Illinois, United States, her father, Amasa Seth Russell, was 45 and her mother, Hannah Celinda Knight, was 40. She married John R Holden on 11 December 1861, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Juab, Utah, United States in 1870 and Nez Perce, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died on 17 February 1913, in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John R Holden
Cemantha Ann Russell
Marriage: 11 December 1861
Cemantha Lurana Holden
Hannah Maria Holden
Polly Ann Holden
John Riley Holden
Joshua Amasa Holden
George Ernest Holden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1861Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 8
    The region that is now Farmington was settled in 1847 by the Haight family, a Mormon pioneer family, that established a farm and an inn. Five more pioneering families migrated to this region in the autumn of 1849. The region developed into an undefined community originally called North Cottonwood Settlement. In 1852, the territorial legislature picked North Cottonwood as the county seat and officially named it Farmington. See also: Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Samantha A Holden in household of R John Holden, "United States Census, 1870"
    • C A Russell in entry for Willis Price Rowland and Larana Holden, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Samantha Ann Holden, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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