John Russell and his descendents

Virginia to Missouri to Kansas to the West

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Abraham Franklin Russell - Generation 3

Abraham Franklin3 Russell (Joseph2, John1) b. about 1815 in Washington County, Virginia; d. Jan 1859 in Miller County, Missouri; m. 6 Nov 1834 in Cole County, Missouri, Jane Ann Marie Boice b. Jan 1817 in Missouri d. Sep 1886 in Fall River, Wilson County, Kansas, daughter of George Thompson Boice and Sarah (Downing) Boice.

Early Years

Abraham Franklin Russell (called Frank) was born about 1815 in Washington County, Virginia.1 His parents were:2

Frank is definitely Joseph's son, based on the evidence. An executor's statement found in Joseph's probate file, written by the executor, Henry C Russell, Frank's brother, lists the names of Joseph's children.7 You can see this statement on Joseph's webpage. The list includes "...the children and heirs of Abraham Russell deceased residents of Miller County in said State". "said State" is Missouri. This statement shows that Frank died before Joseph; that is, before Dec 1859.

Frank was born and spent his early childhood in Washington and/or Scott County, Virginia. Scott County was formed from part of Washington County in 1815, so their home may have been in Scott County when Frank was born. Frank was the third of eleven children, with one older brother and one older sister. The family moved to Boone County, Missouri in 1821, when Frank was about 6 years old.8

Marriage and Children

Frank married Jane Ann Marie Boice (or Boyce) on 9 Nov 1834 in Cole County, Missouri.9 Jane's father, George Thompson Boice, was a neighbor of Frank's father, Joseph Russell, in Cole County. George is on the same census page as Joseph in the 1840 census.10 Jane was born and raised in Missouri.11

Frank and Jane had twelve children.

  1. Benjamin Franklin, born about 1835 in Cole County, Missouri.12
    1. married Sarah Elizabeth Loveall 14 Jun 1857 in Miller County, Missouri13
    2. married Mahala Louise Huddleston 26 Jul 1864.14
  2. John Jefferson, born about 1837 in Cole County, Missouri.15
  3. Martha M.", born about 1839.16
  4. James Joseph, born 24 Feb 1841.17
    1. married Delilah Frances Loveall on 9 Jan 1859 in Equality, Miller Co, Missouri.
    2. married Elizabeth Gill about 1864 in Kansas.
    3. remarried Delilah Frances Loveall about 1894 in Missouri
  5. George Washington, born 28 Aug 1842 in Cole County, Missouri, died Feb. 12, 1925 Liberal, Seward County, Kansas.18
    1. married Elizabeth Matilda Lathrop, 1 Jan 1866.
  6. Mary Ann, born about 1845 in Missouri.19
  7. William Harvey, born about 1847 in Missouri.20
  8. Elizabeth Jane, born 25 Mar 1849 in Tuscumbia, Miller, Missouri.21
    1. married B. Franklin Berry about 1870.22
  9. Matilda Crumnel, born Jun 1851 in Miller County, Missouri, died 1922 in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma.23
    1. married Henry Warren Gill in 6 Dec 1873 in Wilson County, Kansas.24
  10. Francis Marion, born about 1853 in Missouri.25
  11. Thomas White, born 26 Aug 1855 in Equality, Miller, Missouri; died Mar 11, 1922 in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri.26
    1. married Mary Frances Yates about 1883.27
  12. Abraham R. C., born about 1858 in Missouri.28

In Missouri

Frank lived his entire life in Missouri. Frank lived in Boone, Cole, and Miller Counties. When the family moved from Virginia, they settled in Boone County.29 Then, Cole County was created from part of Boone County in 1820 and Miller County was created from part of Cole County in 1837.30 Thus, he didn't move; instead, the name of the county where he resided changed.

On 10 Jan 1840, a land grant was registered to Frank for 37 acres of land in Cole County, Missouri.31 Although the land patents in the land patent database show Frank on this land in 1840, a book chronicling the history of Cole County shows him on this land in 1837.32 Frank is shown on Section 34 in both the land patent and the book. His father, Joseph, had Section 35. The land was West of the Osage River. The following is an exerpt from the book:

Township 42, Range 12, was entered west of the Osage River, on Section 35, by Joseph RUSSELL, in 1832; on Section 34, by Louis BOLTON and Abram F. RUSSELL, in 1837;

The land patent does not mention Louis Bolton.

In 1840, Frank is found in the census in Clark, Cole County, Missouri.33 At this time, his household consists of:

The children in this household would be Benjamin, John,, and Martha. The extra male might be the Louis Bolton mentioned in the book excerpt. Or the extra male could be a hired hand or perhaps a sibling. The census listing shows that two people in the household are engaged in agriculture.

In 1850, Frank is found in the census in District 13, Miller County, Missouri, probably just a renaming of the county, not a move.34 At this time, his household consists of:

Age Born Born in
Abraham 35 about 1815 Virginia
Jane 33 about 1817 Missouri
Benjamin 15 about 1835 Missouri
John 13 about 1837 Missouri
Martha 11 about 1839 Missouri
James 9 about 1841 Missouri
George 7 about 1843 Missouri
Mary 5 about 1845 Missouri
William 3 about 1847 Missouri
Elizabeth 1 about 1849 Missouri

On 3 Nov 1857, a land patent wass registered to Frank for 120 acres in Miller County.35

Death

Frank died after Nov 1857 when he registered his land purchase. He died before Dec 1859 when his father died, as shown in his father's probate document.36 His grave has not been found.

Frank died intestate.37 On Feb 8, 1859, the court appointed Thomas Scott as the administrator of the estate. The estate had very little cash value. The widow was paid $100 out of the assets of the estate to subsist on while the estate was being settled. The court ordered the land to be sold at public auction to the highest bidder to pay the debts of the estate. After the property was sold and the bills and fees paid, the value of the estate was $18.00.

After Frank's death, his wife, Jane, and the children remaining at home are found living next to her sons James Joseph and Benjamin in Missouri.38 Later she moved to Kansas with their son, James Joseph and his wife and is found living next to them.39

Sources

  1. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, p. 41B, line 1, Abraham Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  2. Cole County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Index to Marriage Records 1821-1881, p 124, line 13, A. F. Russell-J. A. M. Boice, 9 Nov 1834; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com " accessed 19 Jan 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  3. 1850 U.S. census, Cole County, Missouri, p. 45, line 14, Joseph Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432 Roll 397.
  4. Missouri, Cole County Wills Book B: 1855-1883 (Woodruff Roll 50), Film Cabinet 62, Midwest Genealogy Center, Kansas City, Mo.
  5. 1850 U.S. census, Cole County, Missouri, p. 45, line 15, Polly Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432 Roll 397.
  6. Missouri, Cole County Index to Probate Records 1834 - 1877 (C1931), Joseph Russell, Midwest Genealogy Center, Kansas City, MO.
  7. Missouri, Cole County Index to Probate Records 1834 - 1877 (C1931), Joseph Russell, Midwest Genealogy Center, Kansas City, MO.
  8. See the evidence on Joseph's Web page (http://johnrussell-fromvirginia.com/joseph/joseph2.html.
  9. Cole County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Index to Marriage Records 1821-1881, p 124, line 13, A. F. Russell-J. A. M. Boice, 9 Nov 1834; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com " accessed 19 Jan 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  10. 1840 U.S. census, Cole County, Missouri, p. 96, line 12, Abraham Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M704 Roll 222.
  11. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Jane Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  12. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Abraham Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  13. Miller County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Benjamin F Russell-Sarah Elizabeth Loveall, 14 Jun 1857; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com " accessed 18 Jan 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  14. Miller County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Benjamin F Russell-?? F Huddleston 26 Jul 1864; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com " accessed 18 Jan 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  15. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, John Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  16. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Martha M Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  17. See the web page for James Joseph on this website (http://johnrussell-fromvirginia.com/joseph/abrahamfranklin/jamesjoseph/joe4.html).
  18. "G. W. Russell" obituary, The Liberal (Kansas) News, Feb. 19 1925.
  19. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Mary Ann Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  20. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, William Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  21. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Elizabeth Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M432_406; Page: 441B; Image: 371.
  22. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, database on-line, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 Feb 2013); citing General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Roll Number: T288_91
  23. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Matilda C Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_633; Page: 344; Image: 349.
  24. Find A Grave memorial no 16549169 headstone, database on-line, Matilda Crumnel Russell Gill, Shahan Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Wagoner County, Oklahoma (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16549169 : accessed 16 Feb 2013).
  25. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Francis M Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_633; Page: 344; Image: 349.
  26. Missouri State Board of Health Death Certificate No. 9055 (1922), T W Russell; digital image. Missouri Death Certificates Misouri Digital Heritage (http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1922/1922_00009414.PDF : accessed 16 Feb 2013)
  27. Find A Grave memorial no 9373985, database on-line, Thomas White Russell, Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9373985 : accessed 16 Feb 2013).
  28. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Abraham R. C. Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_633; Page: 344; Image: 349.
  29. See the web page for Joseph on this website (http://johnrussell-fromvirginia.com/joseph/joseph2.html).
  30. Thorndale, William and Dollarhide, William, Map Guides to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, pg 191-194, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.
  31. Bureau of Land Management."Land Patent Search", database, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search : accessed 16 Jan 2013), entry for Abraham F Russell, Cole County, Missouri, document no. 14169.
  32. Unknown author. History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, and Osage Counties, Missouri . Goodspeed Publishing Company (1889). p 218. On-line digital copy. Missouri Digital Heritage, Missouri County Histories Collection (http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/search.php : Accessed 17 Jan 2013).
  33. 1840 U.S. census, Cole County, Missouri, p. 96, line 12, Abraham Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M704 Roll 222.
  34. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Abraham Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432_406.
  35. Bureau of Land Management."Land Patent Search", database, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search : accessed 16 Jan 2013), entry for Abraham F Russell, Miller County, Missouri, document no 49333.
  36. Missouri, Cole County Index to Probate Records 1834 - 1877 (C1931), Joseph Russell, Midwest Genealogy Center, Kansas City, MO.
  37. Missouri, Miller County, Probate Records. microfilm. volume A, 1837-1864, Abraham Franklin Russell, Miller County Court House, Tuscumbia, Missouri
  38. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Jane A. M. Russell, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com).
  39. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, J A Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013).
  40. Missouri. Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1962, Jasper Newton Henley, Miller County; database on-line. Missouri Digital Heritage (http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1913/1913_00033832.PDF : accessed 25 Jan 2013).