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GGRussell (#47958833)
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Bekah Myers
Dora Russell
I'm not sure where the "J" came from in that middle initial. She told that her dad (Samuel James Russell) had a good sense of humor & used to call all his kids by their "bakerds names", as to say backwards. So, Dora Lou became Lou Dory. He would call James Alfred by "Alfrie J". I suppose he did the same for all his children when he was goofing off.

I've often wondered if there was a second middle name. If that is the truth of it, she never told. But, she often clearly said she was 2 years older than anybody knew & was born in 1872. All the records I have show her birth year as 1874. Don't guess I will ever be able to prove any of that, so for now I keep the 1874 in my records. Just have my memories of when she was living.

Do you have any further info on her sister Margaret? She married my uncle, on the other side, Sidney Oliver Haun. They are buried in Loudon County. Their sister, Eve Russell, is buried there as well. Eve was feeble minded & never developed mentally beyond 8-10 years. She lived with Aunt Mag & Uncle Sid.
Added by Bekah Myers on May 02, 2016 8:21 PM
Bekah Myers
Russell info
My grandmother was Dora Lou Russell Freshour (Pleasant Hill). There is a Dora Russell Goddard(Russell Family Cem?), Actually named Mondora Alice Russell, Dora for short. And also, there is a LuDora Russell, that was married to Augre Milton Russell (buried at the Russell Cemetery near Mt. Tabor Church). Mine was definitely Dora Lou, I've now got her funeral book and a few other documents with that name.

Glad to add you to my family tree!! Would like to meet and share info when time allows.

Your distant cousin,
Added by Bekah Myers on May 01, 2016 4:56 PM
Bekah Myers
Russell Cemeteries
Hi, GGRussell. I am Bekah Myers. My GG grandmother was Dora Lou Russell- Freshour (Pleasant Hill Cemetery). She was the daughter of Samuel James Russell and Pheebe Ann Everett. I am researching the Russell Family of Blount County & am very confused about the listings of how many Russell Cemeteries are here and their locations. Can you help me out? I remember my "Mammie" pretty well & have a few photos from her album. I would like to know how each of them are related to me. Any help will be appreciated.

Added by Bekah Myers on May 01, 2016 10:40 AM
Clarence J. DILLION
I do not mean to complicate things for you but this link is to a cemetery near my home that one day in the past was called RUSSELL and someone later named it Maryville Baptist Tabernacle. There may someone in this cemetery you are looking for that we added last year. Good luck. I am going to get back out to the other Russell cemeteries soon.
Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Apr 09, 2016 12:22 PM
John Cannon
Weeks Burials
Thank you very much for posting the Weeks headstone pictures. My mother was a Weeks and her family was from Sevier County. I live in Georgia and have not been able to visit the Cemeteries in Sevier County. Your postings are very helpful in my family research.

John Cannon
Added by John Cannon on Sep 19, 2015 7:36 PM
Tommie Moser Nichols
Thomas Russell
My point in mentioning Ancestry was that all contributors confirm my proposition. Dr. George Schneider teaches one should look 10 families forward on census records and 10 back. Odds are that these 20 families are connected either by traveling together to get from one place to another or by relationships. Thomas and Mary Hitchcock fit this rule. Ancestry merely backs it up. As Thomas, Isaac, etc., are my distant cousins X2 and you seem to be more closely connected, I have transferred management to you. I will keep mine as they are now. Blessings.
Added by Tommie Moser Nichols on Sep 05, 2015 12:56 PM
Tommie Moser Nichols
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 141108810
Robert McGinnis, author of "Gone So Soon", is an established, well-known Tennessee cemetery expert. He led the state's cemetery group for many years. I have found only 1 mistake, thus far, with his work. That being said, everyone makes mistakes! I trust his work. Checking with "Ancestry", all submissions state his mother is Mary Hitchcock. In 1850, Thomas and his family lived in the 8th Dist. of Blount County, near Isaac and Mary and many other of his siblings and their families. Is this incorrect? Accuracy is important to me, and I thank you for your questions. Tommie Moser Nichols, Powell, TN
Added by Tommie Moser Nichols on Sep 04, 2015 4:58 PM
Mardell Russell
Thanks for alerting me to the relationship problem with Blanche. I found an obit on Mardell but it didn't mention a daughter so I don't know who Blanche is.
Added by Thousandwinds on Apr 10, 2015 4:29 AM
Shirley C. Ogle
RE: Re: Chilhowee View Cem
Someone else has told me this was not Pleasant Hill cemetery some time ago, but I could not figure out how to fix it. I'm gonna try again. thanks again for our input. The ogle's you mentioned did not ring a bell, but my husband's family came from sevier county, so you may be kin to our side of the ogle's, We always say we are the POOR side of the ogle's. Ha Have a great and cold weekend. BRR!!! Tks Shirley
Added by Shirley C. Ogle on Mar 28, 2015 2:53 PM
Shirley C. Ogle
Re: Chilhowee View Cem
GGRussell, I cannot change the cemetery. Whomever set this up has it listed as: Chilhowee View Cem; See: Pleasant Hill Cem. Just not sure how that can be changed. Wish I could help more. Maybe contact Find A Grave. Sorry, Shirley C. Ogle
Added by Shirley C. Ogle on Mar 28, 2015 11:41 AM
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