Elizabeth <I>Henry</I> Russell

Elizabeth Henry Russell

Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Mar 1825 (aged 75)
Chilhowie, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Burial Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 9508030 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: S.G. Thompson
  • Added: 23 Sep 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Henry Russell (10 Jul 1749–18 Mar 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9508030, citing Aspenvale Cemetery, Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by S.G. Thompson (contributor 46616521) .