James RUSSELL, who was a native of England, came in the year aforesaid, a single man, but soon afterward married and Irish lady for a wife. They brought up a large family, several of whom are yet living in the township. Mrs. Russell, his wife, a very old and intelligent lady, died only two or three years since. The old gentleman died about five years ago.
Source: History of Marion and Clinton Counties, Illinois, 1881, Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia
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