Capt George Russell Sr.

Capt George Russell Sr.

Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Death 10 May 1797 (aged 76–77)
Tennessee, USA
Burial Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 63574609 · View Source
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George Russell was a veteran of many engagements, including Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, Kings Mountain in 1780 and Lookout Mountain in 1782.

Some accts say he was killed while hunting with Daniel Boone. ("A Horner Legacy" by Fredalene Cooper Horner).

Married to Elizabeth Bean, daughter of William Bean, early TN pioneer, and Margaret Hatton.

His grandson, (son of Major William Russell) also named George Russell, was a friend of Davey Crockett and portrayed by Buddy Ebsen in the Disney shows of the 1950s.

My fourth great grandfather, thru his daughter Elizabeth who married John Horner.

Bent Creek Cemetery is the traditionally recorded burial place for George Russell. He was a charter member of this church. If someone can confirm his burial with an official record or photograph, many Russell researchers and descendants would be very appreciative.

His parents are unknown. They may have been William Russell and Martha Henley listed below. This family is challenging due to the heavy use of William and George.

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  • Created by: Martin Abrams
  • Added: 1 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 63574609
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt George Russell Sr. (1720–10 May 1797), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63574609, citing Bent Creek Cemetery, Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Martin Abrams (contributor 47040432) .