Jane Russell

9 March 1807–15 March 1874 (Age 67)
Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Russell was born on 9 March 1807, in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Russell, was 31 and her mother, Janet Adee Morrison, was 26. She married John Anderson on 22 December 1826, in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 15 March 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson
Jane Russell
Marriage: 22 December 1826
Jessie Morrison Anderson
Janet Anderson Or Cook
John Anderson
Thomas Russell Anderson
James Russell Anderson
Helen Russell Anderson
David Patterson Anderson
Mary Jane Anderson
Elizabeth Russell Anderson
Robert Russell Anderson
Margaret Ann Russell Anderson
William Crawford Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1826South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +7 More Children

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    Age 4
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 18
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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

    Letter about Willie Robson, age 13, by James Russell Anderson-an uncle

    Pheonix Bond Dunedin April 18/65 My dear Brother Robert It is some time since I wrote you before as the last letter I sent, you never acknowledged, but I was very glad to read your letter to Willie …

    Sources (39)

    • Jane Hunter in entry for John Anderson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Jane Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1871"
    • Jane Russell in entry for William Anderson and Catherine Finkenstine, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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