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 Nathan Russell

Nathan Russell

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death 12 Jan 1853 (aged 64)
Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 75567523 · View Source
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From the History of Jackson Co, MO, 1881, page 317:
Nathan Russell came and settled in the Six Mile district in 1823, coming from Tennessee originally. He then removed to this township in about the year 1836, and settled about five miles north of Blue Springs, on what was called "Burr Oak Branch," near the Little Blue. He remained there as a prominent farmer, using the primitive appliance of farm culture, such as a truck wagon with wheels, constructed of solid blocks of wood sawn from a large log, with a large round hole cut in the center of each, for the spindle and axletree of the truck. He hauled many rails and other wood on the above described truck, for a considerable distance. At one time, when he went after a load of rails, some two miles, to what was known as "Fire Prairie Hill," after he had loaded the rails and started back, the wheels of the truck made a noise something like the yelping of a pack of hounds. It so happened that Colonel James Chiles and others were out for a deer chase at this time. After the hounds were put out, the men took their respective stands, expecting the deer to pass by them; and about this time Nathan Russell started his truck loaded with rails. Colonel Chiles heard the hounds, as he thought, coming in his direction, and as they were heard to bear off in another direction, he moved his position, and there watched for the approach of the deer, but behold, to his surprise, he found that it was Nathan Russell's old truck wagon squeaking upon its bearing, which he had taken for the barking of the pack of hounds.


1830 census:
Home in 1830: Jackson Co, MO, listed as Nathan Ruple.
Free white males under age 5: 1 [Andrew]
Free white males ages 5-9: 1 [Daniel]
Free white males ages 10-14: 1 [Joseph]
Free white males ages 30-39: 1 [Nathan]
Free white females ages 5-9: 1 [Jemima]
Free white females ages 10-14: 1 [Margaret]
Fee white females ages 30-39: 2 [Mary & ?]
Free white persons under age 5: 1
Free white persons ages 20-29: 3
Total free white persons: 8
Total all persons: 8

1838 land purchase:
From the US General Land Office Records, page 442, Certificate 5204:
Whereas Nathan Russell of Jackson County has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Lexington, MO, whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Nathan Russell, according to … for the NE quarter of the NE quarter of section 11, in Twp 49 of Range 31, containing 40 acres.

Given under my hand at the City of Washington, the 7th day of September, 1838.

1840 census:
Listed under Nathan Rupel [Nathan Russell].
Home in 1840: Jackson Co, MO
Free white males under age 5: 1 [Marion]
Free white males ages 5-9: 1 [John]
Free white males ages 10-14: 1 [Andrew]
Free white males ages 15-19: 1 [Daniel]
Free white males ages 20-29: 1 [Joseph]
Free white males ages 40-49: 1 [Nathan]
Free white females, ages 5-9: 1 [ ? ]
Free white females, ages 15-19: 1 [Margaret]
Free white females, ages 20-29: 1 [Jemima]
Free white females, ages 40-49: 1 [Mary]
Persons employed in agriculture: 6
Free white persons under age 20 6
Free white persons ages 20-49: 4
Total all persons: 10

1850 census:
Nathan Russell is listed on line 24, family 2, on page 657 in Fort Osage Twp, Jackson Co, MO, enumerated on 26 Sep 1850. Info as follows:
Nathan Russell, age 64, male, farmer, value of real estate owned: $4000, birthplace NC.
Mary Russell, age 56, female, birthplace NC.
Andrew Russell, age 22, male, birthplace MO.
Jemima Russell, age 30, female, birthplace MO.
John Russell, age 19, male, birthplace MO.
Marion Russell, age 10, male, birthplace MO.

1850 slave schedule:
Slave inhabitants in Fort Osage Twp, Jackson Co, MO, page 243, enumerated on 30 Sep 1850. Info as follows:
Nathan Russell, owner of:
1 black female, age 18
1 black male, age 6 months

Last updated 27 Feb 2015, JPB.


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Stone says, "Nathan Russell, died Jan 12, 1853, aged 64 Yrs, 5 ds." Therefore, he was born 7 Jan 1789.


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  • Created by: Jeff Bowman
  • Added: 27 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75567523
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan Russell (7 Jan 1789–12 Jan 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75567523, citing Gibson-Russell Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Bowman (contributor 47252162) .