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George Russell

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: February 12, 1838 (50)
Washington, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Letitia Russell
Father of George Russell

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About George Russell

In File Source: Material received from George Ely Russell,705 E. Main St., Middletown MD 21769-7802.

George Russell emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky in 1795, via E. Tenn. In Spring of 1816 they moved to Orange Co., IN. In 1825 they settled about 7 miles west of Salem in Washington Co., IN. In 1828 they settled in Brown Township, where they resided to their demise. He was listed as Head of family, in Warren Co., KY, 1810; he and wife age 16-25; one son age under 10. No slaves. Also William (c.1764) Russell listed on same page. [Census, p. 275]. See George (c1766) Russell for additional records. Two men of this name recorded in Warren Co. In 1815 their son William was born near Bowling Green, KY. George served in the War of 1812. His father and his father-in-law both served in the Revolutionary War. His wife was Letitia Lindsay. ["Pioneer Pickings", The Salem Democrat (Salem, Ind.), 21 Apr 1880, by H. H. In 1825 they moved to Brown Township about 5 miles north of Campbellsburg on what is known as Russell's Lane. [Printed book, p. 319, filed under George Russell, Jr. (1813)].

3rd Census of U.S. (KY) in 1810 (In File) shows George in Warren Co., KY.

Washington Co. Probate Court Minutes, Bk. C (1837-1841), p. 34; In Vacation of the Washington Probate Court, State of Indiana, on Mar. 6, 1838, William Russell was appointed administrator of the estate of George Russell, late of said county deceased. Pages 67-68, ibid. The personal estate of George Russell, dec'd is insufficient to pay his debts. Real estate is to be sold, which consists of 67 3/4 acres, part of the SW quarter of the SE quarter of Sec. 7-town 3 North, Range 2 East, and part of the SE/SW/Section & 3N.2 East. It is therefore ordered that the following heirs of the said decedent be summoned to appear in this court on the first day of the next Term of Court:

John Russell Lydia Russell

George Russell Mahala Ann Russell

Elizabeth Russell Lutitia Russell, SR.

Michael Russell James Russell

Lutitia Russell and Mary Russell

Page 153, Probate Book "A" 1831-1842, May Term 1839, names the same heirs, and says "Children and heirs of George Russell, deceased". Page 89, Probate Minute Book "C". Real estate valued at $198.48 3/4 cents by Elijah Driskill and John Teague. P. 112, ibid. George Russell, Jr. became the purchaser of the land. It was sold to him for $157 on Nov. 11, 1839.

Born 30 Nov. 1787 (inscription) in Virginia (children's 1880 census).

Married (ca. 1809) to Letitia M. Lindsay, b. 10 Aug 1793 (inscription) in Virginia (1850 Census) d/o Mary (........) Weaver and unknown Lindsay. George died 12 Feb. 1838; buried Hopp Cemetery, Brown Twp., Wash. Co., IN (inscription)

Letitia Russell, living in Brown Twp., Washington co., IN in 1850. Living in household was Mary Weaver (age 76, born in Maryland). (Census, p. 506)

(Washington Co. was established in 1814 from parts of Clark, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties. Courthouse is at Salem, IN)

In 1860, Letitia Russell living in Brown Twp., age 66, born Va.

Warren Co., KY (formed from Logan in 1796) then adjoined Sumner and Robertson Counties, TN

His obit, dtd April 1838, Washington Co., IN newspaper:

George Russell (1787-1838) and Luticia K. Lindsey (1793-1863) came from Virginia to Kentucky, and on into Indiana in 1816, first settling in Orange County. In 1825 they moved to Brown Township about 5 miles north of Campbellsburg on what is known as Russell's Lane. He died Feb. 12, 1838 at age 50 yrs, 2 mos and 13 days."

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George Russell's Timeline

November 30, 1787
Virginia, United States
Age 25
February 12, 1838
Age 50
Washington, Indiana, United States