John Russell

24 February 1748–about 1817 (Age 68)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Russell was born on 24 February 1748, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, The Ranger William Washington Russell, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ann "Sally" Buckner, was 32. He married Betty Swink in 1753, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died about 1817, in his hometown, at the age of 69, and was buried in Virginia, United States.

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John Russell
Elizabeth “Betsey” Swink
Marriage: 1770
Joseph Russell
Samuel Arthur Russell
Ann Russell
Isiah Russell
Sally Russell
Henry Russell
Robert Russell
Naomi Russell
Isaiah Russell
Mary Russell

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Augusta, Virginia, United States


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World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 10

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 32

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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