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Russell Cemetery

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Location: Carterville, Williamson, Illinois, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries Williamson County, Illinois
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"This is the family cemetery for the enormous Russell family, who settled Russell Corners (now West Grand and Cambria Road) in 1817. Philip Russell was born in Virginia in 1765 (his parents came from Scotland via England). For history buffs, he served in the Revolution at age 16, and under Gen. Nathanael Greene, was shot in the side during a battle with Cornwallis’s troops. He survived, moved west to Kentucky, then up to what would become Carterville. Philip had many children, who built homes on all four “corners.” Their progeny, including my great grandparents, rest at the cemetery. During my childhood, my father, Frank Russell Samuel, Jr., did try to caretake the cemetery (apparently at a whopping $5 a month!) but didn’t own it. It has been seven or eight years since I walked the cemetery, but there were flowers on some graves, and it was lovely."

Source: Mary Beth Samuel Theodore, January 2020

To see a list of persons buried here, follow this link to the Wiki tree Category Page for Russell Cemetery: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Russell_Cemetery%2C_Williamson_County%2C_Illinois

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