James Russell

1797–14 May 1845 (Age 48)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of James

James Russell was born in 1797, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Thomas Russell and Mary Johnston. He married Ruth Harrison on 27 October 1822, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 14 May 1845, in Fredericksburg, Salt Creek Township, Wayne, Ohio, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States.

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James Russell
Ruth Harrison
Marriage: 27 October 1822
Frederick Russel
Thomas Russell
Mary A Russell
John H. Russell
John Russell
Sophia Russell
Benjamin Russell
Sarah Jane Russell
James Monroe Russell
George Washington Russell
Elmer Y. Russell
Ebenezer Russell

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  • Marriage
    27 October 1822Wayne, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 6
    Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
    1810 · Change of capital city
    Age 13
    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

    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 (10)

    • James Russel, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • James Russell in entry for George W Russell, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Legacy NFS Source: James Russel - Published information: birth: 25 August 1796; Wayne, Ohio, United States

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