Elizabeth Russell

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Russell was born on 11 February 1817, in Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Russell, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Marshall, was 21. She married Thomas Archibald on 18 April 1835, in Carstairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Fauldhouse, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Mount Sterling, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 25 April 1908, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Archibald
Elizabeth Russell
Marriage: 18 April 1835
James Russell Archibald
Margaret Russell Archibald
William Russell Archibald
Agnes Russell Archibald
Robert Russell Archibald
John Russell Archibald
Elizabeth Russell Archibald
Christina Russell Archibald
Alexander Russell Archibald
Andrew Russell Archibald

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  • Elisabeth Archibald in household of Thomas Archibald, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
  • Elizabeth Russell in marriage of John Russell Archibald & Jane White Dalton, 'Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937' on MyHeritage

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


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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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ELIZ ABETH RUSSELL ARCHIBALD 1817-1908 Elizabeth Russell was born February 11, 1817 at Sholts, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. Her parents, William and Margaret Marshall Russell, lived on a small …

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