Samuel Russell Jr.

25 September 1812–11 November 1863 (Age 51)
Newstead, Erie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Russell Jr. was born on 25 September 1812, in Newstead, Erie, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Russell, was 47 and his mother, Leah Layton, was 47. He married Esther J Hill on 25 February 1832, in Akron, Newstead, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Judicial Township 2, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1860. He died on 11 November 1863, in San Ramon, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Russell Jr.
Esther J Hill
Marriage: 25 February 1832
Sarah Russell
James Russell
Annis L. Russell
Helene Russell
Helen M Russell
Maria Russell
Archibald W. Russell
Major Russell
Valasco Balbour Russell
Samuel Russell
Brunette "Nettie" Esther Russell
Hiram Russell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1832Akron, Newstead, Erie, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    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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    Story Highlight


    FRANCES RUSSEL POND HUFF information compiled by Malta Smith retyped by Brent Jay Finch - 1995 Frances Russell Pond Huff was the daughter of Samuel and Abigail Russell, born at Winter Qu …

    Sources (14)

    • Samuel Russell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Samuel Russell, "California, State Census, 1852"
    • Samuel Russell, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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