Absalom Crossum Russell

Brief Life History of Absalom Crossum

When Absalom Crossum Russell was born on 7 November 1835, in Lee, Virginia, United States, his father, John Russell Sr., was 20 and his mother, Sarah Salley Dean, was 20. He married Mariam Miller on 25 July 1855, in Breathitt, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 6, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 21 September 1914, in Clayhole, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Clayhole, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Absalom Crossum Russell
Mariam Miller
Marriage: 25 July 1855
Sarah Ann Russell
William Russel
Nancy Belle Russell
Elizabeth Jane Russell
James Henry "Bud" Russell
Paulina Russell

Sources (20)

  • Abb C Russell in household of Nancy Blevins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Absolum Crossum Russell - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Absolum Crossum Russell
  • Absalom Russell, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries - 1854: Breathitt, Kentucky, United States

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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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