In my post for Ebenezer Russell and Phebe Freeman, I pondered on the parentage of Ebenezer. As mentioned, many public trees assign a man named William Russell and his wife, Submit Fosget, as the parents of Ebenezer Sr. Posted source citations are minimal and don’t clearly explain how William is the father of Ebenezer, so … Continue reading Dissecting the Identity of William Russell
Margaret’s father, Ebenezer, was not known to have used the Junior suffix. Likewise, his father, Ebenezer, was not known to use the Senior suffix. I will use them here to help differentiate the two. In the Historical Atlas of Paulding County, Ohio, illustrated (Morrow, Bashore, 1892), Ebenezer Russell (Sr) is included in the biographical sketches. … Continue reading Ebenezer and Phebe Russell
I may have misspoken when I stated in my previous post that Margaret came from an upstanding family. No evidence to the contrary, but I did base my statement on her deeper heritage. The deeper I dig into her parents, the more I regret being so bold in my assertion. While I am confident that Ebenezer Russell and … Continue reading Pulling the String – Ebenezer Russell and Malinda Hand
Here I am again…switching gears. This week, I am in search of my Russell kin. Margaret Russell married Richard Cobe Jr. on 10 October 1867 in Paulding County, Ohio by a Justice of the Peace. Scant records narrow down her birth date to two probabilities; 1) 8 March 1852 or 2) 9 December 1849. It’s hard to decide … Continue reading Margaret Russell Cobe
In my quest for another family line, I seem to have gotten off track with Kenny’s letters. There are two that I will publish to get me past Thanksgiving this year. I hope this post finds you warm, full of turkey, content, and safe. The U.S.S. Massachusetts had been at Puget sound from 19 May to … Continue reading Letters Home: August and November 1944 – TYPHOON!!