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Russell, Jr. William

Male 1735 - Abt 1793  (58 years)


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  • Name Russell, William 
    Title Jr. 
    Born 1735 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Jan 1793  Shenandoah Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31306  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Family 1 Henry, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1746, Studley, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1804  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 1783 
    Children 
     1. Russell, Jane B.
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adams, Tabitha,   d. 1776 
    Children 
     1. Russell, Mary Henley
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Jan 1793 - Shenandoah Co., VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Historical Sketches of the Campbell, Pilcher, and Kindred Families General Russell's wife, Tabitha Adams, daughter of Samuel Adams and Charity Courts, his wife, died in 1776, leaving him with nine children; his eldest daughter, Mary Henley, taking charge of the household at her mother's death; the father being away from home in the service of his country, and bravely did this young daughter fulfill the trust imposed upon her, in caring for her young brothers and sisters, until her marriage to Capt. William Bowen. Upon General Russell's return home from the war, in 1783, he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Henry Campbell, the widow of Gen. William Campbell, the famous leader of the American forces at the Battle of Kings Mountain, who died a few weeks before the surrender at Yorktown in 1781. She was a daughter of John Henry, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, and his wife, Sarah Winston; her grandfather, Isaac Winston, married Jane Robertson, a sister of Dr. William Robertson, the historian. They were related to the family of Lord Brougham, the great English orator. Mrs. E. Campbell Russell was a sister of Patrick Henry. She was a woman gifted with great intelligence and rare conversational powers. Her daughter by General Campbell, Sarah B., afterwards married Gen. Francis Preston. General Russell had nine children when he was married to Mrs. Campbell. Their life was perfectly happy and harmonious. He was remarkable for his devotional nature, and as a husband and father was fond and indulgent. Their daughter, Jane B. Russell, married Col. William P. Thompson, and they left two daughters, who, after the death of their parents, lived with their grandmother, Mrs. Russell, near Abingdon, Va. Mary Henley, General Russell's eldest daughter, was married in 1777 to Capt. Wm. Bowen, an officer in the Virginia Colonial and Continental Armies.