William "Woody" Russell, Sr.

William "Woody" Russell, Sr.

Male 1803 - Aft 1860

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  • Name  William "Woody" Russell, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Nickname  Woody 
    Born  1803  , , SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 1860 
    Person ID  I4897  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2013 

    Family  Barsheba Carter,   b. 1803,   d. Abt 1881, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1825 
    Children 
     1. William "Woody" Russell, Jr.,   b. 1826, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nancy Russell,   b. 1832, , , SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Robert Russell,   b. 1833,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth "Eliza" Russell,   b. 1836, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Graham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eveline Russell,   b. 1838,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John Russell,   b. 1839, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hyram Russell,   b. 1841,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F580  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • From the Siler Rolls (http://members.aol.com/lredtail/last.html) visited web site 13 Sep 2002
      Stated to be living in Haywood Co., NC as of 1851 Census of Cherokee's east of the Mississippi -- Accepted and Rejected additional claims

      NO.10 Woody Russell 50
      Barsheba Russell 49 wife (She is the daughter of William Carter)
      Robert Russell 18 s
      Eveline Russell 14 d
      John Russell 12 s

      NO.11 William Russell 26 (He is the son of Woody Russell)
      Payton Russell 4 s
      Elizabeth Russell 2 d
      Barsheba Russell 1 d

      NO.12 Nancy Gibson 20 (Daughter of Woody Russell)
      Marelda Gibson 1 d

      NO.13 Eliza Stratton 16 (Daughter of Woody Russell)

      REJECTED The foregoing persons descendants of William Carter claim to have Cherokee Blood from his wife Rebecca. I learned from a good source that Rebecca Carter never claimed that she was any part Indian but that she was in her lifetime in the habit of denying it. She was said to be part Catawba so that none of the ancestors were ever recognized as Cherokee, what I can learn. But in some way Woody Russell's family emigrated to Arkansas as Cherokees. They returned to Haywood County, North Carolina where they now reside. In inquired of a large company of old Cherokee men who have know Mr. Russell family. It seems to be their opinion decidedly that they are not Cherokees. This seems to be the prevailing opinion with person whose opportunities for knowing thefacts best. The affidavits of the Cherokee Indians were forwarded to me after I left Haywood which declare was a Cherokee. See paper marked Russell and Carter, I have no confidence in the declaration of a Cherokee made without proper examination and though an interpreter interested in the statements. The Children of these families were reported to me by the heads of the families.

      RESIDENCE:
      Living in Haywood Co., TN at time of 1850 census.
      Living in Benton, Polk Co., TN at time of 1860 census.