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|Abstract||Chiefly personal letters, mostly 1870s-1880s, received by Russell of Sardis, Miss., and Petersburg, Va., from relatives and friends. Correspondents include members of the Webb family of Granville County, N.C.; a resident of Batesville, Ark.; and other persons scattered over most of the southern and several eastern and midwestern states. Also included is "The Russells, the Heflins, and the Webbs of Granville County, N.C." (18 p.), by William James Webb, 1935, consisting of genealogical data, copies of wills, and information about slaves and the location of Webb lands and houses.|
|Creator||Russell, William C.|
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William C. Russell was the son of James A. Russell, physician, of Granville County, N.C., and Lucy A. Heflin Russell. His brothers and sisters included: Kate Russell, who married James H. Webb of Tally Ho, N.C.; Robert Russell, who married Rebecca Lipscombe of Durham County, N.C.; John Russell, who married Emma Harris of St. Louis, Mo.; Harriet Russell, who married J. T. Booth of Granville County; Susan Russell, who married Joseph A. Webb of Oxford, N.C.; and Charles L. Russell, who married in Oklahoma.
This collection consists of more than ninety letters, 1871-1894, received by William C. Russell from his mother; sisters, Kate, Hattie, and Sue; brother, Bob; friends; and cousins. During the 1870s, Russell was living at Sardis, Miss., but, by 1887, he was living in Petersburg, Va., where he married Mrs. Anne Love. His mother lived at Tally Ho and his three sisters also lived in Granville County. There are additional undated letters apparently from this same period. Also included are an indenture, 1813, of John C. Russell, and genealogical data, copies of wills, and slave information in "The Russells, the Heflins, and the Webbs of Granville County, N.C." by William James Webb of Oxford, N.C., written in April 1935.Back to Top
Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top