James W. Russell was born in 1827 in Williamson Co. or Bedford Co., TN to Henry and Sarah Griffin Russell. He married Elizabeth W. Hall on Jan. 28, 1847 in Williamson County. His application for the Confederate Home says he was born in Williamson County, but his daughter Eudora's death certificate says it was Bedford County.
I have not been able to locate the couple in the 1850 census, but by 1860, they had settled in Giles Co, TN where they lived out their lives. James' mother's War of 1812 application also says she moved to Giles County after her husband died in 1854, so it's safe to assume James was there by then. They had children Nancy (Horace Fogg), Sarah (Neil Hollis), Soloma (presumably died young), Andrew (?), and John A. J. (Laura Dobbins).
In 1910, he can found living with daughter Eurdora Gilbert and her family. He is buried next to his wife with only fieldstones marking his grave. No death certificate exists for him, but his will was filed on July 1, 1914, so I'm assuming he died sometime in 1914.
Elizabeth W Hall Russell (1825 - 1899)*
Nancy J. Russell Fogg (1848 - 1926)*
Sarah E Russell Hollis (1855 - 1939)*
Eudora Russell Gilbert (1865 - 1941)*
John Andrew James Russell (1867 - 1902)*
Created by: Jane Gilbert
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
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