Seth Russell

25 September 1766–
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Seth

When Seth Russell was born on 25 September 1766, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Seth Russell, was 34 and his mother, Kezia Walker, was 36. He married Elizabeth Swain on 7 January 1795. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters.

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Seth Russell
Elizabeth Swain
Marriage: 7 January 1795
Meribah Russell
Eilsa Russell
Sarah Russell
Benjamin Russell
Benjamin Russell
George Russell
Seth Russell
Elizabeth Russell
Elizabeth Russell
Ann Barney Russell

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Swain


7 January 1795


    Meribah Russell


    Sarah Russell


    Benjamin Russell


    Benjamin Russell


    George Russell


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 10

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 34

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Seth in entry for Ann B. Russell Anthony, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Seth in entry for Eliza Russell, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Seth in entry for Eliza Russell, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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