John Russell and his descendents

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James Joseph Russell - Generation 4

James Joseph4 Russell (Abraham3Joseph2, John1) was born 24 Feb 1841 in Miller, Missouri. He died on 16 Sep 1898 in Pawnee, Oklahoma and is buried on the property he owned there. He married 9 Jan 1859 in Equality, Miller County, Missouri, Delilah Frances Loveall who was born 22 Oct 1842 in Missouri. She died 16 Feb 1915 in Pawnee, Oklahoma and is buried with Joe in the small cemetery on the property they owned. She is the daughter of Jonathan Loveall and Nancy (Psalter) Loveall. They divorced about 1862. He married about 1864 Elizabeth Gill who was born 26 Jul 1840 in Tennessee. She died 28 Jan 1891 in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri and is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Joplin. She is the daughter of Samuel Hamilton Gill and Amelia (Ussery) Gill. About 1894, he married Delilah Frances Loveall again.

Early Years

James Joseph Russell (known as Joe) was born Feb 24, 1841 in Missouri. Census data provides evidence for this. His birth year is about 1841 and his birth place is Missouri in all census records from 1850 to 1880. 1,2,3,4 His parents were:

The evidence for his parentage comes from the census and their marriage record. In the 1850 census,9 Joe's parents are Abraham and Jane Russell, living in District 13, Miller County, Missouri. Also, in this census record, Joe's oldest sibling, Benjamin, was born about 1835. Given Benjamin's birth year, it's reasonable to assume his parents married in 1834 or 1833. Looking in this time frame, a marriage record is found for A. F. Russell and J. A. M. Boice on 9 Nov 1834 in Cole County, Missouri.10 Miller County was created from Cole County. It is quite reasonable to believe these are Joe's parents. No other Abraham Russell was found in the 1830 or 1840 census in Missouri.

Additional evidence that these are Joe's parents is found in later census records. In 1860, Jane is found living next to both Joe and Benjamin, who live next to each other.11 In 1870, Joe is living in Kansas.12 Again, Jane is found living next to him.13

At the time of Joe's birth, Abraham, called Frank, and Jane were living in Miller County, so it's reasonable to assume that Joe was born in Miller County, Missouri. He spent at least 19 years there, and moved to Kansas between 1860 and 1870.14,15

Marriage and Children

Joe married Delilah Frances Loveall, called Lyla, on 9 Jan 1859 in Equality, Miller County, Missouri.16 The Lovealls were a prominent family in the Springfield, Missouri area. They owned a flour mill and farmed.17

Joe and Delilah had two children.

  1. Martha Margaret "Maggie" b 4 Oct 1861 in Equality, Miller, Missouri.18
    1. married Joshua Weaver Skidmore 13 Nov 1877 Jasper, Missouri.19
    2. married Benjamin Armour Stevenson 3 Oct 1882 Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas.20
  2. Silas Alexander, born 21 Nov 1863 in Marysville, Marshall, Kansas.21
    1. married Nella Roberts 1898 Douglas County, Colorado.22

In the early 1860s, Joe and Delilah's disagreement on the Civil War resulted in a divorce. Joe was a Union supporter and Lyla was for the South. Lyla moved home with her father, where she spent most of the war years.23,24

The children were separated. Silas Russell, went with his mother and is found in the 1865 census as Silas Booth, living with Delilah and Samuel Booth, listed as 1 year old.25 Delilah married Richard Samuel Booth in 1864.26,27 Silas is again found as Silas Booth in 1870.28 While Silas is living with Delilah, his sister, Martha or Margaret, is living with Joe and his second wife, Elizabeth.29 In 1880, Silas is living with Delilah and her father in Arkansas.30 This record lists them as Delilah Loveall and Silas Russell. Silas A. Russell is found as an adult in Colorado.31

Joe married Elizabeth Gill about 1864, an estimate based on the birth of their first child in 1866. No record of the marriage has been found, but her name was obtained from their son, Alexander's, death certificate.32

Elizabeth was born in Tennessee in about 1841.33 Her family appears in Kansas for the first time in 1860 in Jefferson County.34 By 1870, Elizabeth was married to Joe and her father and her brothers, Henry and John, had places next to each other in Libery, Howard County, which is in southeastern Kansas, next to Wilson County where the Russells lived.35 In 1873, Henry Gill married Joe's sister, Matilda, his second wife.36

Joe and Elizabeth had five children:

  1. John William, born 16 Oct 1866 in New Albany, Wilson, Kansas.37
    1. married Cora Ellen Howard about 22 Sep 1887 at St Clair County, Missouri..38
    2. married Myrtle Ammons Scott 16 Jun 1942 Carthage, Jasper, Missouri.39
  2. James Andrew, born 26 Oct 1868 in Kansas.40
    1. married Anna Margaret "Annie" Keen 17 Jul 1892 Indian Territory, Oklahoma.41
  3. Minnie Bell, born 8 Jul 1871 in Wilson, Kansas.42
    1. married Morris Doors Ryan about 1887.43
  4. Alexander Warren, born 31 Jul 1875 in New Albany, Wilson, Kansas.44
    1. married Nina Leota McCoid 10 Sep 1891 Blenderville, Jasper, Missouri.45
    2. married Rosa Etta Daniel 3 Jan 1901 Galena, Cherokee, Kansas.46
  5. Etta Jane, born 12 May 1876 in Kansas.47
    1. married Samuel Lloyd Rhinehart 29 Mar 1894 Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.48

Elizabeth died in 1891.49 Joe remarried Lyla in 1896.50 Lyla had been married several times at this point. She had 4 children with Richard Samuel Booth, who died 22 May 1875.51 She also adopted a girl named Georgie Anna while married to a man named Van Buren, also deceased.52

In Missouri

In 1860, Joe and Delilah are found living alone, with no children, in Equality, Miller County, Missouri (dwelling 50).53 Joe's brother, Benjamin, with his wife and one child, lives right next to them (dwelling 49). Benjamin's wife is Sarah Elizabeth Loveall, Delilah's sister. Also in Benjamin's household is Lucinda Loveall, 13 years old. She doesn't appear to be Delilah's sister or aunt, so she is probably a cousin, perhaps a servant or a ward. Next to them lives Joe's mother (dwelling 48) with 7 of her children. Her husband died in 1859. The census also shows dwelling 45 occupied by William Loveall, probably a relative, but not Delilah's father, whose name is Jonathan.54 Delilah has a brother named William, but this William is too old to be her brother.

Joe's signature

Joe's signature from his military records. Notice how the double s was written in colonial times, looking more like an f or a p.

Joe served a short time as a Union Solder in the Civil War.55 He enlisted on 8 Aug 1862 in Tuscumbia, Miller County, Missouri. The enlistment papers found for James J Russell state that he was born in Cole County and that he was 22. Since this data matches Joe's birth date and place and Joe was living in Miller County, Missouri, in 1860, these papers are most likely for Joe. Joe served with Company E, 33rd Regiment of the Missouri Volunteers. Joe's enlistment was for 3 years, but he deserted in Oct 1862.

Additional evidence was found to indicate that the enlistment records document Joe. In 1883 the Wilson County Citizen newspaper published a list of union soldiers living in Wilson County.56 This list included the following entry:

J J Russell, Missouri militia, New Albany

Since Joe lived in Missouri and then moved to Wilson County, Kansas, at or near the end of the Civil War, this listing provides further evidence that Joe served in the civil war.

Joe was 5' 10 1/2" tall, according to his enlistment papers. He had blue eyes, grey hair, and a light complexion.

After having two children, Joe and Delilah separated, probably in 1864. Joe's support of the Union and Lyla's strong support of the South resulted in a divorce.57 Lyla moved back to her father's home, taking their son, Silas Alenxander, and spent most of the war years there. She eventually married Richard Samuel Booth, who lived across the road from her father.58

Joseph moved to Kansas shortly after this, since his son, John, with his second wife, was born in Oct of 1866 in New Albany, Wilson County, Kansas.59

In Kansas

Joe relocated to Kansas sometime between 1863, when his son was born in Missouri, and 1870. As a blacksmith, his skills would have been welcome in the new town of Fall River. In 1870, Joe is found in the census in Fall River, Wilson County, Kansas.60 At this time, his household consists of:

Age Born Born in
J J 28 about 1842 Missouri
E 29 about 1841 Tennessee
M M 8 1863 Missouri
J W 3 about 1867 Kansas
J A 2 about 1869 Kansas
August Felley 35 about 1835 Hesse-Darmstadt

Notice that M M is older and born in Missouri. M. M. is Martha Margaret, Joe's daughter with his first wife, Delilah. August Felley is probably not a relative, since he was not born in the United States. He may be a hired hand or a boarder.

In 1880, Joe is still in the census in Fall River, Wilson County, Kansas.61 At this time, his household consists of:

Age Born Born in
Joseph 39 about 1841 Missouri
Elizabeth 40 about 1840 Tennessee
John W 13 about 1867 Kansas
James A 11 about 1869 Kansas
Minnie B 9 about 1871 Kansas
Alexander W 6 about 1874 Kansas
Ettie J 3 about 1877 Kansas
Samuel Gill 67 about 1813 Kentucky

Elizabeth's father, Samuel Hamilton Gill is living with them. He is a widower.

Elizabeth died 28 Jun 1891 in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri and is in the Fairview Cemetery at Joplin.62 The following item appeared in the Wilson County newspaper in July, 1891.63

Alexander Russell was called to his home at Joplin, Mo., last week by the sad news of the death of his mother.

Several Russells are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, including Joe's brother, Thomas.

Joe and Delilah remarried after Elizabeth died.64,65 Delilah had been married to three other men while not with Joe. She married Richard Samuel Booth about 1864 and had four sons with him, only one of which, John, lived to be an adult. After Booth died in 1875,66 Lyla married a man named Fane. They separated and she married a man named Van Buren. They adopted a daughter named Georgie Anna. Joe and Lyla remarried in 1894.67

In Oklahoma

cemetery gate cross with name Joe's headstone

Russell Family Cemetery (taken Nov 8, 2014)
Notice the name Russell sitting along the top of the bar of the cross in the middle image.72

Joe and Delilah moved to Oklahoma in the 1890s. On 6 Jan 1898, Joe filed a Homestead Application.68 The filing fee of $7.00 was waived because Joe was a veteran of the Civil War.69

Death

Joe died of typhoid fever on 16 Sep 1898 in Pawnee County, Oklahoma.70. He was buried on his property, up on a hill. Altogether, 14 people were buried in this cemetery, the last being buried in 1918. Additional burials include Georgie Anna Russell Gill, Lyla's adopted daughter. Also included are John Booth, Lyla's son, and Willie Booth, John's son.

Delilah married after Joe died to a man named Adams. She died 16 Feb 1915 in Oklahoma and was also buried in this little cemetery.71

This cemetary still exists. Joe's headstone is still there and readable. Two other headstones are somewhat readable, including "Grandma" Adams. The other graves can be identified as graves, but the monuments are fallen and unreadable. The gate is still standing. The cemetery is a private cemetery, currently owned and maintained by the Mannford Historical Society in Creek County, even though the cemetery is actually in Pawnee County.

Notes

  1. 1850 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, p. 41B, line 1, James Russel; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 4 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and RecoLrds Administration microfilm M432_406, page 441B, image 371.
  2. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Image 6 line 24, James J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_633; Page: 344; Image: 349.
  3. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, J J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M593_443; Page: 408B; Image: 102.
  4. 1880 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, Image 6 line 24, Joseph Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: 399.
  5. 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.
  6. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Jane A. M. Russell [Abraham is no longer in the household]; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_633; Page: 344; Image: 349.
  7. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Jane A. M. Russell, digital image Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_633; Page: 344; Image: 349.
  8. 1885 Kansas State Census, Wilson County, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 Jane Russell, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2013).
  9. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Image 6 line 24, James J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2013).
  10. 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.
  11. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Jane A. M. Russell, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com).
  12. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, J J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M593_443; Page: 408B; Image: 102.
  13. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, J A Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M593_443; Page: 408B; Image: 102.
  14. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Image 6 line 24, James J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com.
  15. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, J J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com).
  16. Miller County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Jas J Russell-Delilah F Loveall, 9 Jan 1859; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com " accessed 4 Feb 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  17. Pearl Booth Comer, letter, April 1970, sent to David Russell, a descendent of Silas Russell. Pearl Comer states that Delilah Russell was her step great grandmother. The author received a photocopy of the letter from David Russell.
  18. Oklahoma, Tulsa County standard certificate of death reg no 72253 (1943), Martha Margaret Stevenson, Office of Vital Statistics, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, obtained 15 Apr 2011.
  19. Jasper County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Joshua W Skidmore-Martha M Russell, 13 Nov 1877, p 228; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com " accessed 6 Feb 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  20. Wilson County, Kansas, marriage license, Benj A Stevenson-Mrs Martha Skidmore, 3 Oct 1882, Office of the Probate Judge of Wilson County, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas.
  21. Colorado, Standard Certificate of Death, Morgan County, Department of Public Health and Environment. #23 (1940) Silas A Russell; photocopy
  22. Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KNQ2-N96 : accessed 25 Dec 2013), Silas Alexander Russell and Nella Roberts, 1898.
  23. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  24. Pearl Booth Comer, letter, April 1970, sent to David Russell, a descendent of Silas Russell. Pearl Comer states that Delilah Russell was her step great grandmother. The author received a photocopy of the letter from David Russell.
  25. 1865 Kansas State Census, Coffey County, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 Delilah Booth, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2013).
  26. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  27. Pearl Booth Comer, letter, April 1970, sent to David Russell, a descendent of Silas Russell. Pearl Comer states that Delilah Russell was her step great grandmother. The author received a photocopy of the letter from David Russell.
  28. 1870 U.S. census, Barry County, Missouri, Silas Booth; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M593_757; Page: 755A; Image: 221.
  29. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, M M Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com).
  30. 1880 U.S. census, Montgomery County, Arkansas, Silas Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: 52; Family History Film: 1254052; Page: 431B; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 0166.
  31. 1900 U.S. census, Morgan County, Colorado, Silas A Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 26 Dec 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: 127, Page: 7B, Enumeration District: 0185.
  32. Missouri State Board of Health Death Certificate No. 35977 (1938), Alex W Russell; digital image. Missouri Death Certificates Misouri Digital Heritage (http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1938/1938_00035983.PDF : accessed 20 Jan 2013)
  33. 1850 U.S. census, Marshall County, Tennessee, Elizabeth Gill; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 14 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M432_890; Page: 125A; Image: 247.
  34. 1860 U.S. census, Jefferson County, Kansas, Saml Gill; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 14 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_349, Page: 439, Image: 439.
  35. 1870 U.S. census, Howard County, Kansas, Samuel H Gill; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 14 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M593_434, Page: 262B, Image: 542.
  36. Wilson County, Kansas, marriage license, Henry W Gill-Matilda C Russell, 6 Dec 1873, Office of the Probate Judge of Wilson County, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas.
  37. Missouri State Board of Health Death Certificate No. 41483 (1949), John W Russell; digital image. Missouri Death Certificates Misouri Digital Heritage (http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1949/1949_00041478.PDF : accessed 13 Feb 2013)
  38. St Clair County, Missouri, Marriage Books, John W Russell-Corria Allen Howard, 22 Sep 1887; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  39. Jasper County, Missouri, Marriage Books, John W Russell-Myrtle Ammons Scott, 16 Jun 1942; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  40. Find A Grave memorial no 87361538 headstone, database on-line, James Andrew Russell, Euwasha Cemetery , Delaware County, Oklahoma. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87361538 : accessed 13 Feb 2013).
  41. Family tree on Ancestry.com
  42. Oklahoma, Creek County standard certificate of death reg no 67-252 (1933), Minnie Bell Ryan, Office of Vital Statistics, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, obtained 12 May 2011.
  43. St Clair County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Morris Ryan-Miss Minnie Bell Russell, 17 Mar 1887; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  44. Missouri State Board of Health Death Certificate No. 35977 (1938), Alex W Russell.
  45. Jasper County, Missouri, Marriage Books, Alexander W Russell-Ninia Leota McCoid, 10 Sep 1891; digital images Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com " accessed 6 Feb 2013), source: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  46. Cherokee County, Kansas, marriage license no. 1728, E W Russell-Mrs Ettie Harris, 2 Jan 1901.
  47. Texas Department of Health, Tarrant County, certificate of death no 47853 (1940), Mrs. Ettie Rhinehart, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, Texas, obtained 17 May 2010.
  48. "Former Officer Here Dies Following Stroke" obituary, Alexander Russell [mentions sister's name] Galena (Kansas) Times-Republican 4 Nov 1938, pg 1, Col 4.
  49. Find A Grave Memorial, database on-line, Elizabeth Russell, Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83753688 : accessed 5 Feb 2013).
  50. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  51. Find A Grave Memorial, database on-line, Samuel Booth, Booth Cemetery, Peru Chautauqua County, Kansas, USA. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19495228 : accessed 26 Dec 2013).
  52. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  53. 1860 U.S. census, Miller County, Missouri, Image 6 line 24, James J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M653_633; Page: 344; Image: 349.
  54. 1850 U.S. census, Marshall County, Tennessee, Jonathan Gill; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 14 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M432_890; Page: 125A; Image: 247.
  55. James J Russell, Declaration of Recruit, 8 Aug 1862, Tuscumbia, Missouri, attested by Geo P Hollowell, 1st Lieutenant Recruiting Officer, National Archives Microfilm Publications, Microcopy No. 405, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who served in Organizations from the State of Missouri, Roll 837, Personal Papers Ro-Ru, National Archives, Washington, D.C., digital image, fold3.com (http://fold3.com : accessed 5 Mar 2013), image 240592980-240592984.
  56. "VETERANS OF THE WAR List of Union Soldiers Living in Wilson County", Wilson County Citizen 20 July 1883. transcription on-line, published by KS GenWeb Internet Genealogical Society (http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/wilson/library/military/1883union.html : accessed 5 Feb 2013), transcribed from microfilm.
  57. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  58. Pearl Booth Comer, letter, April 1970, sent to David Russell, a descendent of Silas Russell. Pearl Comer states that Delilah Russell was her step great grandmother. The author received a photocopy of the letter from David Russell.
  59. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, J J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M593_443; Page: 408B; Image: 102.
  60. 1870 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, J J Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: M593_443; Page: 408B; Image: 102.
  61. 1880 U.S. census, Wilson County, Kansas, Joseph Russell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 5 Feb 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm Roll: 399; Family History Film: 1254399; Page: 55A.
  62. Find A Grave Memorial, database on-line, Elizabeth Russell, Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83753688 : accessed 5 Feb 2013).
  63. Article listing local events Wilson County (Kansas) Citizen, Jul 1891.
  64. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  65. Pearl Booth Comer, letter, April 1970, sent to David Russell, a descendent of Silas Russell. Pearl Comer states that Delilah Russell was her step great grandmother. The author received a photocopy of the letter from David Russell.
  66. Find A Grave Memorial, database on-line, Samuel Booth, Booth Cemetery, Peru Chautauqua County, Kansas, USA. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19495228 : accessed 26 Dec 2013).
  67. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  68. Oklahoma, Pawnee County, Homestead Application #9491
  69. Pearl Booth Comer, letter, April 1970, sent to David Russell, a descendent of Silas Russell. Pearl Comer states that Delilah Russell was her step great grandmother. The author received a photocopy of the letter from David Russell.
  70. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  71. "Area Pioneer Buried on Spot Where He Found the Lord" Lake Keystone [Oklahoma] News 4 Nov 1971.
  72. The cemetery was located and photographed by a genealogy researcher, Findagrave contributor #46962063, using the clues in the Lake Keystone News article and sources in the local historical societies.