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James Russell Banks
Birth: Dec. 10, 1819
Habersham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1864
Bartow County
Georgia, USA

From handwritten notes of granddaughter Retha Jane Acree in the back of her book Banks of Elbert. Civil War Records: Russell Banks enlisted as a private 9-1-1863 at Athens, Georgia. He served until his death of fever at Kingston, Bartow County, Georgia 3-27-1864. He was at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Company I, 66th Regiment, a branch of the Army of Tennessee, that fought at the Battles of Chattanooga, Chickamauga and Kennesaw Mountain.

Russell Banks was born 12-10-1819 Habersham County, Georgia and married Mary Yarbrough 10-9-1850. She was born 2-2-1825 in Franklin County, Georgia, and died 5-6-1898. The children of Russell and Mary Yarbrough Banks were: 1. Jane, married Lewis Terrell [uncle of Dr. Terrell of Toccoa, Georgia]; 2. Sarah Evelyn, married Allan A. Acree [brother of James Knox Acree and Georgia DeLura Acree below]; 3. Nancy Catherine, married James Knox Acree on 10-25-1877.[Nancy was born 1-7-1860 and died 4-29-1919. James Knox Acree was born 1-7-1860 and died 4-29-1923, Stephens County, Georgia. Child: Retha Acree born 9-21-1891, married 12-22-1914 in Stephens County, Georgia to Zack Martin who was born 1-22-1888 Franklin County, Georgia.]; 4. Thomas Marion Banks married first Georgia DeLura Acree, second Sarah Thomason. [Note: three Acree siblings married three Banks siblings. The families lived near each other at Currahee Mountain, Habersham/now Stephens County, Georgia. The house of Russell Banks and Mary Yarbrough Banks still stands less than a quarter mile from the house of James Knox Acree and wife Nancy Catherine Banks, which in turn is about a quarter mile from the house of Nancy's younger brother Thomas Marion Banks. The Banks Cemetery where the Russell Banks obelisk and Mary Banks grave rests is less than a hundred yards from the house of Russell and Mary.] Russell Banks is buried with the Confederate dead at Kingston, Bartow County, Georgia, where he died of fever in 1864. 
Family links: 
  Ralph Banks (1796 - 1871)
  Elizabeth Maxwell Banks (1801 - 1840)
  Mary Jane Yarbrough Banks (1823 - 1902)
  Emily Jane Banks Terrell (1854 - 1919)*
  Sarah Evelyn Banks Acree (1857 - 1923)*
  Nancy Catherine Banks Acree (1860 - 1919)*
  James Russell Banks (1819 - 1864)
  Jane Banks Moss (1823 - 1861)*
  Rachel Banks Moss (1827 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Banks Family Cemetery
Stephens County
Georgia, USA
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James Russell Banks
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James Russell Banks
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James Russell Banks
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Great great grandfather Russell Banks, taken before your time, leaving Mary Yarbrough, and children including my great grandmother Nancy Catherine Banks, aged 4. A man of honor descended from men of honor, including seven Revolutionary soldiers: Capt. Ral...(Read more)
- Andrew Ayers Martin, M.D., J.D.
 Added: Dec. 12, 2009
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