James Russell (1847 - 1908) Buried in Wethersfield, Connecticut

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James Russell born July 8, 1847 and died January 30, 1908. See F.A.G. Link. He is buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery. Need help connecting his genealogy to the wikitree family and adding more sources. I was able to photograph his gravestone to help in the research

Thank you

WikiTree profile: James Russell
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
retagged by Andrew Simpier

Hello Andrew.

Other related records:

In the 1900 Census, James is listed "brother in law". His sister Sarah Maria was born on 8 Mar 1857. (Her age/birth year are wrong in the Census).

In the 1860 Cesus, James was 13 and Sarah 3 y/o.

On 1880, James was living with his parents. His sister Sarah was "Servant" in the house of her future husband Martin Welles.

By the way, Sarah's son, Ashbel, was named after his paternal grandfather. Sarah's husband, Martin Welles, was born 5 Jul 1833.

Nicely done! Thanks

I added John Russell as father born 1815 in Connecticut

I think Timothy Russell is the grandfather ?

Timothy Russell, John's father, was still alive in 1860 and according to the 1860 Census, Timothy was born ab. 1775.

My best approach is this (All the records: Wethersfield, Hartford, CT).

Timothy Russell was born 1 Feb 1775. He was the son of Timothy Rusell Sr. and Martha.

Timothy Russell Jr. (and unknown wife) had two children:

  1. Hannah, born 4 Jun 1810.
  2. John Russell, born 11 May 1814.

In the 1830 Census, down half of the page, there is listed Timothy Russell Sr. (handwiting reads "Rufsell") born ab.1740-1750 and a "female" born ab. 1750-1760 (Martha, his wife).

Three lines more below is listed Timothy Jr. born ab. 1770-1780, his wife born ab. 1770-1780 and a boy and a girl, both children born. ab. 1810-1815 (Hannah and John).

Timothy Russell Sr. and Martha Deming got married 23 Feb 1769 (Date of marriage doesn't show up in the record).

Timothy Russell Sr. was born 31 Dec 1744. He was the son of John Russell and Elizabeth Crane.

John and Elizabeth got married 1 Dec 1725.

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James S Russell

 in the 1900 United States Federal Census

    Name: James S Russell
    Age: 52
    Birth Date: Jul 1847
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1900: Wethersfield , Hartford , Connecticut
    House Number: 11
    Sheet Number: 17
    Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 364 358
    Family Number: 415
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Brother in Law
    Marital status: Single
    Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
    Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
    Occupation: Farm Laborer
    Months Not Employed: 0
    Can Read: Yes
    Can Write: Yes
    Can Speak English: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Martin Welles 66
    Sarah M Welles 30
    Ashbel Welles 5
    James S Russell 52
    Arthur Nelson 26

    Source Citation

    Year: 1900; Census Place: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; Page: 17; Enumeration District: 0225; FHL microfilm: 1240139

    by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
    selected by Rubén Hernández

    James S Russell

     in the 1870 United States Federal Census

      Name: James S Russell
      Age in 1870: 22
      Birth Year: abt 1848
      Birthplace: Connecticut
      Dwelling Number: 13
      Home in 1870: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Newington
      Occupation: Farm Laborer
      Male Citizen over 21: Y
      Inferred Father: John Russell
      Inferred Mother: Elisabeth Russell
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Russell 56
      Elisabeth Russell 53
      James S Russell 22
      S Maria Russell 13

      Source Citation

      Year: 1870; Census Place: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: M593_104; Page: 388A; Family History Library Film: 545603

      Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

      Name: John Russell
      Marriage Date: 11 Dec 1845
      Marriage Place: East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
      Residence Place: Wethersfield
      Spouse: Elizabeth B Chalker
      Spouse Residence Place: East Hartford
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Russell
      Elizabeth B Chalker
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
      thanks for the gold star Ruben !!

      (I like to torture Andrew. Bad Eddie. Now he has to dig out the parents LOL )
      Awesome job Eddie ! Thank you

      Elizabeth Chalker is the mother? I see John Russell is father. I was looking for his parents graves found two John Russells

      John Russell 1667- 1746

      John Russell 1698 - 1773

      Andrew, my brutha, , I can't do more looking today. Binge watching DaVinci's Inquest. It's an overwhelming compulsion.

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