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Esther (Mordecai) Russell (1762 - 1846)

Esther Russell formerly Mordecai
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1 Nov 1780 [location unknown]
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Died at age 83 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Esther married Philip Moses Russell November 1, 1780 after he was discharged form military service as a surgeon's mate during the American Revolutionary War. She and Philip had ten children. Esther died July 26, 1846.

  • Fact: Burial Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Plot: Row 7, # 19.[1]
  • Life Sketch. [2] Esther was the first-born daughter of Rev. Mordecai Moses Mordecai and Zipporah "de Lyon" Mordecai. On November 1, 1780, she married Dr. Philip Moses Russell, a Jewish Surgeon's Mate, who received a special commendation from General George Washington for his services at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778. Esther's father performed the marriage ceremony.

They became the parents of 10 children: Zipporah [Isaac D. Mordecai], Samuel [Sarah deLyon], Judith [Isaiah Nathans], Isaac [Perla Sheftall], Moses Milton, Rebecca [David Nathans], Henry M., Rachel [David Tobias], Sarah M. [David Nathans] and Jacob [died young].


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