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Russell, David

DAVID RUSSELL, who settled in Scrubgrass township upon the lands now owned by the Middleton family, was a soldier of the Revolutionary war. He was a native of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, and married Isabel Harper of the same county, who bore him seven children: James, Samuel, David, John, Caleb, Jane, and Catharine, all of whom are dead. Samuel was born in 1780 in Butler county, Pennsylvania, where his parents had lived previous to their settlement in Venango county. In 1824 he settled upon a farm where his son, David, now lives, on the Allegheny river, one mile northeast of Emlenton. He married Margaret Thompson who bore him five children: James, Christina Ann, Isabella, Mary, and David. His wife died in 1810 and he married Rachel Haggerty, by whom he had four children: James, John, Thomas, and Margaret. On the death of his second wife he married Betsey McAfee, to whom four children were born: Caleb, Samuel, Jane, and Matthew B. Samuel Russell, Sr., was a lieutenant in a company from Butler county in the war of 1812. He died in that county in 1877.


 

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