George Russell
Maj. William Russell
(Abt 1762-1825)
Agnes _____
(-)
George Russell
(Abt 1793-1831)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Nancy Brooks

2. Leah Jackson Hudson

George Russell 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1793, Tennessee 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Nancy Brooks
  • Marriage (2): Leah Jackson Hudson on Dec 28, 1820 in Franklin Co., Alabama 1
  • Died: Oct 17, 1831, Newburg, Franklin Co., Alabama about age 38 2

bullet  General Notes:

Davy Crockett grew up in the same section of East Tennessee as the Russells. When Major Gibson asked for two of the best riflemen to scout with him into the Creek Indian Nation in 1813, Davy Crockett was selected and then asked for George Russell for his mate. Davy said, "I choose a young man by the name of George Russell, a son of old Major Russell of Tennessee, for I know'd George Russell". Davy gave the Major to understand that the young man was of the right stuff and Russell was accepted.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Tax List, Aug 1812, Franklin Co., Tennessee. 8


George married Nancy Brooks.


George next married Leah Jackson Hudson on Dec 28, 1820 in Franklin Co., Alabama.1


Sources


1 Richard Wagner.

2 Everett H. Turner, Everett H. Turner
http://www.eturner.com/Russell/files/fam02035.html
.

3 Davy Crockett, Legends of the West (1834, Konecky & Konecky, 150 Fifth Ave. New York, New York 10011, ISBN 1-56852-243-6), Chapters 5, 6, 7. Davy Crockett refers to Old Major William Russell before General Andrew Jackson promoted him "Captain William Russell" to Major; Crockett also reference to Pvt. George Russell and Captain William Russell as the sons of Old Major Russell.

4 Gary H. Wiles B.A. J.D., Delores M. Brown, Trails of the White Savages (Photosensitive
P.O. Box 7408
Leguna Neguel. Ca. 92607
1st print 1998
ISBN # 1-889252-03-4
LCC card # 97-76332). Book on Davy Crockett that mentions the Russell's

5 Virginia M. and J.R. Brock, Cowan Bell Special Bicentennial Issue, May 24 1975 (201 Vanderbilt Drive, P.O. Box 128, Cowan, Tennessee 37318). Page 8. President Andrew Jackson Letter to Captain William Russell of Crawford County Arkansas dated 8th July 1844

There have been several transcriptions of this letter some states his brother referring to Major William Russell and the others state your brother referring the Captain William Russell the letter was addressed to.

6 Gary H. Wiles B.A. J.D., Delores M. Brown, Trails of the White Savages (Photosensitive
P.O. Box 7408
Leguna Neguel. Ca. 92607
1st print 1998
ISBN # 1-889252-03-4
LCC card # 97-76332).

7 Virginia M. and J.R. Brock, Cowan Bell Special Bicentennial Issue, May 24 1975 (201 Vanderbilt Drive, P.O. Box 128, Cowan, Tennessee 37318).

8 Tennessee, Franklin Co., 1812 Tax List (http://www.tngenweb.org/franklin/frantax.htm). Page 1 (77)
Jesse BEAN
Robert BEAN
George BEAN
Joab BEAN
John BEAN
William BEAN, Jur.
John H. BEAN
Joel BEAN
Jesse BEAN, Jur.
Edmond BEAN

Page 13 (89)
Jesse BEAN
William BEAN
George RUSSELL, Sr.
George RUSSELL, Jur.
Samuel RUSSELL
John RUSSELL

Page 15 (91)
William RUSSELL
John RUSSELL
Edmond RUSSELL
Bolie EMRY
Mims RUSSELL
Thomas RUSSELL

Page 16 (92)
John RUSSELL, Ser.
William RUSSELL, Ser.
William RUSSELL, Jur.
George RUSSELL
Martin LITTLE
Edmond RUSSELL
Henry RUSSELL
James RUSSELL
Henry RUSSELL
John RUSSELL

Page 17 (93)
Absalom RUSSELL
Aaron SARGENT
Temple SARGENT
William SARGENT
James SARGENT

Page 20 (96)
Jesse EMBRY

Page 21 (97)
George WAGONER
Solomon WAGONER
William WAGONER



Agreeable to an act of the General Assembly passed at Knoxville November the first 1811 for taking an inumeration of the free taxable inhabitants of the State I do certify that I have taken all those who are entitled to a vote for members of the General Assembly at the next election and who on the first day of January in the year 1812 did live in the district in which I was appointed to take such list of taxable property and polls given in on my hand this 2nd day of March 1812.

[Signed] Richard CALLAWAY
Commissioner, State of Tennessee, Franklin County

I Absalom RUSSELL, Clerk of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions for said County do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the lists of the enumeration of person's names returned to my office by the justices of the peace who was appointed to take in said lists, given under my hand at office this 23d day of August 1812.

[Signed] Absalom RUSSELL
Clk, State of Tennessee, Franklin County

I do Certify that Absolom RUSSELL who signed the above certificate is Clerk of this court of pleas and quarter sessions for the county of Franklin and was at the time he signed said certificate given under my hand and seal the 28th day of August 1812.

[Signed] Leo TARANT
Justice of The Peace For Franklin County.
. 1812 FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE TAX LIST
Roll No. 3, TSLA
Transcribed by Judy Henley Phillips. All rights reserved.
The tax lists on this roll of microfilm are paged consecutively. The Franklin Co., TN list begins with page 77 and is also numbered beginning with page 1. I have enclosed the microfilm page number in parenthesis for convenience in finding a page of interest. Each page has a double row of names with their number of polls. The polls are tallied at the end of each row and with the figure brought forward to the next column. All polls are 1 except where indicated otherwise. There are not more than two polls listed for a person. Due to ownership of land in other districts, names do appear more than once.
The enumerator changed his style of recording the names from time to time. He switched between putting the surname first and the given name first. The handwriting is consistent throughout, indicating the same enumerator or scribe.
Most of the names are fairly easy to read. I have placed a question mark by those I feel unsure about. The pages appear to be in good shape and have microfilmed well.


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