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Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1749
Hanover County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1825
Chilhowie
Smyth County
Virginia, USA

Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell, sister of Patrick Henry, was born in Hanover County, VA in 1749. She was married to General William Campbell, "the hero of King's Mountain". They made their home in Aspenvale near Seven Mile Ford, Virginia. After General Campbell's death, she married General William Russell, a prominent military person and a member of the State Legislature of Virginia. In 1788, the Russell's moved to Saltville, Virginia to a home located beside the spot where the Madam Russell Memorial United Methodist Church now stands. The Russell's attended the first Methodist Conference on waters that did not flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Mrs. Russell was converted and her home in Saltville became the meeting place for traveling ministers. In 1812, Mrs. Russell moved to another log home near Chilhowie to be nearer the Great Road. In 1824, a Methodist Church was dedicated in her name-The Elizabeth Chapel. Land was given for use as a public cemetery and it still bears her name-the Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville, Virginia. Madam Russell is credited with bringing Methodism to this part of the country.

William Russell and his Descendants By Anna Russell Des Cognets (page 15 & 17) indicates that Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell had the following Children:

Sally Buchanan Campbell
Charles Henry Campbell
Henry Winston Russell b. 1784 died in infancy
Elizabeth Henry Russell b. 1786
Patrick Henry Russell b. 1788 died within a few weeks
Jane Robertson Russell b. 1788 (twin of Patrick Henry Russell)
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Henry (1704 - 1773)
  Sarah Winston Henry (1710 - 1784)
 
 Spouses:
  William Campbell (1745 - 1781)
  William Russell (1735 - 1793)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Buchanan Campbell Preston (1778 - 1846)*
  Charles Henry Campbell (1780 - 1786)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Syme (1710 - 1731)**
  John Syme (1729 - 1805)**
  William Henry (1734 - 1784)*
  Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)*
  Mary Jane Henry Meredith (1738 - 1819)*
  Anne Henry Christian (1738 - 1790)*
  Susannah Henry Madison (1742 - 1831)*
  Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell (1749 - 1825)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Aspenvale Cemetery
Seven Mile Ford
Smyth County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: S.G. Thompson
Record added: Sep 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9508030
Elizabeth <i>Henry</i> Campbell Russell
Added by: William D Berry
 
Elizabeth <i>Henry</i> Campbell Russell
Added by: S.G. Thompson
 
 
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