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Patience Russell (Duel)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Knox County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Gilson, Knox County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Deuel and Anna Deuel
Wife of William Russell
Mother of Phebe Lindsey; Edmund Russell and John D. Russell
Sister of William Deuel; Reuben Duel and Gideon Duel
Half sister of (No Name)

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About Patience Russell

Patience Duel was born in about 1768, the daughter of John Duel of Pawling, Dutchess County, New York. On February 13, 1794, Patience married William Russell in Dutchess County, New York.

The following is from a June 1897 Galesburg newspaper article which reports that Patience Russell was the first person buried in Russell cemetery:

Persons interested in the Russell Cemetery, with some of their friends, gathered at the cemetery for the purpose of holding memorial services and electing trustees. The meeting was called to order at 2 o'clock by Edmund Russell.

First in order was a song, "The Fallen Brave", sung by a double quartet, led by Miss Jennie Miles, Miss Georgia Wesner presiding at the organ. Prayer was offered by Rev. A. P. Rolen, of Gilson.

Song, "They Died Not In Vain".

David Russell was called forward to tell something of the history of the selection of this spot by his grandmother, Patience Russell, more than 56 years ago. Mrs. Russell was the first one to be buried in the new cemetery. Her husband quarried a rock and lettered a tombstone, which now stands over her grave.

The next speaker was Rev. H. P. Kline, of Gilson, who made a brief address, and was followed by Rev. A. P. Rolen, who spoke a few moments. "America" was then rendered by the quartet, and James Rebstock, of Gilson, read the names of the soldiers buried here and directed the work of a dozen little girls, who decorated with beautiful flowers the graves of the fallen heroes.

At the business meeting which followed, E. Russell was elected trustee. A few remarks were then made by Mr. Russell.

Over three hundred persons were in attendance. The music was excellent, and the speeches were all good.

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Patience Russell's Timeline

1768
1768
Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, United States
1794
November 9, 1794
Age 26
Dutchess County, New York, United States
1797
November 17, 1797
Age 29
Dutchess County, New York, United States
1809
1809
Age 41
Dutchess County, New York, United States
1841
June 23, 1841
Age 73
Knox County, Illinois, United States
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Gilson, Knox County, Illinois, United States