Andrew Russell1

M, ID# 481, (c 1715 - b 31 Jan 1792)
Father:Samuel Russell (weaver) (1685 - b 23 Feb 1762)
Mother:Anne (Unknown) (c 1695 - b 9 Apr 1753)
     Andrew Russell was born c 1715 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He was the son of Samuel Russell (weaver) and Anne (Unknown). Andrew Russell married Sarah Royal, daughter of Benjamin Royal I and Rachel Townsend, c 1755 at Accomack Co, Virginia. Andrew Russell died b 31 Jan 1792 at Accomack Co, Virginia.
      Andrew Russell may have served in the Revolutionary War as an Ensign in the Militia, although when appointed 26 Aug 1777 he was about 62 years old. On 25 May 1779 in Accomack Co, VA George Bundick was named as ensign in place of Andrew Russell.

Andrew with his wife Sarah sold 12 acres on 29 Dec 1784 to Thomas Vanderpool and Thomas Yoarks, merchants of Baltimore, MD with the appurtenances lying and being near Guilford Creek in Accomack County, adjoining the land of William Thornton, William Andrews, James and Ephraim Vessells.

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."

Mary Russell

F, ID# 482, (c 1726 - )
Father:Samuel Russell (weaver) (1685 - b 23 Feb 1762)
Mother:Anne (Unknown) (c 1695 - b 9 Apr 1753)
     Mary Russell was born c 1726. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell (weaver) and Anne (Unknown). Mary Russell married (Unknown) Mason c 1750.

Rachel Russell1

F, ID# 483, (1728 - )
Father:Samuel Russell (weaver) (1685 - b 23 Feb 1762)
Mother:Anne (Unknown) (c 1695 - b 9 Apr 1753)
     Rachel Russell was born in 1728 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell (weaver) and Anne (Unknown). Rachel Russell married Benjamin Pruitt c 1748 at Accomack Co, Virginia.
      Of interest, Rachel Russell's husband Benjamin Pruitt bought land in 1757 from Elijah Lilliston which was bounded by the lands of George Middleton Jr., Elijah Lilliston,Thomas Wise and Solomon White. Our ancestor Susanna Custis born in 1746 and her husband Henry Custis born in ~1760 were legally and socially close to the Wise, Lilliston and White families.

Child of Rachel Russell and Benjamin Pruitt

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

(Unknown) Crowson1

F, ID# 484, (a 1735 - )
Father:William Crowson I (c 1694 - 1756)
Mother:Comfort Littleton1 (c 1698 - )
     (Unknown) Crowson was born a 1735. She was the daughter of William Crowson I and Comfort Littleton.1 (Unknown) Crowson married Milby Russell I, son of Samuel Russell (weaver) and Anne (Unknown), b 1756.
      For establishing proof of William Crowson's unnamed daughter marrying Milby Russell, Moody Miles used these detailed sources:

[S1026] Descendants of Robert Crowson, from Jack Burn to M.K. Miles.
[S1026] Descendants of Robert Crowson, from Jack Burn to M.K. Miles, p. 211 (will of Samuel Russell).
[S574] The Robert Mears Collection (Work of Dr. Bill Burton & other Ghotes), http://espl-genealogy.org/mearscol.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Robert Russell I1,2

M, ID# 485, (1757 - 1837)
Father:Milby Russell I (c 1722 - a 1785)
Mother:Abigail Lewis (c 1730 - )
     Robert Russell I was born in 1757. He was the son of Milby Russell I and Abigail Lewis. Robert Russell I married Comfort Parks, daughter of Mark Parks I and Tabitha Evans, on 5 Mar 1790 at Accomack Co, Virginia. Robert Russell I died in 1837. His estate was probated on 29 May 1837 at Accomack Co, Virginia.
      Robert Russell was given 100 acres on Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA by his father Milby in 1783 who reserved use of the land and plantation for himself during his life time.

At a court held for Accomack County on 28 Aug 1833 Robert Russell appeared in court and made the following declaration on oath in order to obtain the benefit of the provision of an act of Congress passed the 7th day of June 1832 viz. State of Virginia, Accomack County to receive a veteran's pension. On this 28th day of August 1833 personally appeared before the Court of Accomack County Robert Russell a native born Citizen and resident of Half Moon Island in the County of Accomack and State of Virginia, aged Seventy-six years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 that he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1776 in Captain Thomas Snead's Company of infantry and moved in the ninth Regiment from Virginia under the following named officers, Thomas Fleming Colonel of the Regiment, the officers of the Company that he enlisted in were Thomas Snead Captain, Arthur Teackle Lieutenant and William B Bunting Ensign, the Captains of the Regiment where they marched from Virginia John Cropper, George Gilchrist, Thomas Snead, Smith Snead, Levin Joynes, John Blair, Captain Davis & John Poulson, Captain Walker, Lieutenants were Thomas Custis, George Oldham, Reuben Joynes, James Drummond, Nathaniel Wilkins & Samuel Waples & Thomas Parker & that at the time he left the service George Mathews was Colonel of the Regiment, Thomas Snead, George Gilchrist, John Cropper, Levin Joynes and John Poulson were Majors in the regular Army and George Morris was Captain, Thomas Martin was Lieutenant and Charles Stockley was Ensign. That he was a native of Virginia born in Accomack County and in the parish of Accomack where he enlisted and was eighteen years old when he enlisted and has resided in the said County ever since he left the service. That when he marched from Accomack he marched through part of the State of Maryland, part of the State of Delaware, & part of Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, then marched from Philadelphia and joined the Army under his Excellency General Washington commander in chief – he was at Trenton [February 26, 1776], Princeton [January 3, 1777] in the Jersey, that he was at the battle of Brandywine [September 11, 1777], Chestnut Hill, Iron Hill, and at the battle of German Town [Germantown, October 4, 1777] where he was severely wounded in the groin, and was taken a prisoner and was put in the new jail in Philadelphia and from which place he was put on board a prison ship & taken to New York where he was kept until he was exchanged when he again went & joined the Brigade commanded by General Muhlenberg [Peter Muhlenberg], and that he continued in service between four and five years when he was honorable [honorably] discharged, that he has not the discharge, it has been mislaid or lost – it was signed by General Muhlenberg. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any Agency of any State. S/ Robert Russell, X his mark - And the Court do declare their opinion that the Applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier & served as he states – It was also proved in open Court by William R Custis (who is a son of Thomas Custis deceased who was an officer in the Virginia Continental Line in the Revolutionary War) that he has known this said Robert Russell fifty four years, and he has always understood & believed that he was a Revolutionary Soldier & served as he states. It was also proved by Levin S. Joynes & Thos. R. Joynes (who are sons of Colonel Levin Joynes deceased who was an officer in the Virginia Continental Line in the Revolutionary War) that they have known the said Robert Russell for more than twenty years & they have always understood & believed that the said Robert Russell was a Revolutionary Soldier & served as he states. It was also proved in open court by Thomas M. Bayly that he has been many years a neighbor to said Robert Russell & he has been acquainted with said Robert Russell from his (Bayly's) boyhood & he has always understood that the said Robert Russell was a Revolutionary Soldier & served as he states – and the Court certify that the said William R Custis, Levin S. Joynes, Thos. R. Joynes, & Thos. M. Bayly are credible persons, That said William R Custis, & Levin S. Joynes are Justices of the Peace &, Thos. R. Joynes is Clerk of this Court. A Copy Test: S/ Js J. Ailworth Dy [Deputy]. Robert's pension was granted.

Robert made a will on 2 Sep 1836 Accomack Co, VA: To son William Russell 100 acres to be laid off out of the 150 acres which by deed of 8 Jan 1824 I gave to my son John Russell which I have since inherited from him, he having since died unmarried & without issue & intestate. The 100 acres to be laid off so as to include the settlement where William Justice now lives & to be bounded by the branch adjoining Major Mason on the east, by the county road between it & Polly Stran's land on the southeast & by the lands of John Parks on the north. To son William Russell the land called Hickory Patch adjoining my lands next to Arthur Barnes & divided from them by a cut called Hickory Patch Gut, containing 10 or 12 acres of high land & 20 acres of marsh. To son Robert Russell the plantation where Isaiah Johnson lives & after his death to my children Littia, Betsey, Sarah & William. The land where Robert Russell Jr. now lives to him, my son Robert & his wife during their joint lives & the life of the survivor & then to my children Littia, Betsey, Sarah & William. All my other land to my 3 daughters Littia, Betsey & Sarah. Personal estate to my 3 daughters Littia, Betsey & Sarah & my son William. Son William Executor. Witnesses: Henry A. Wise, John B. Ailworth, James J. Ailworth. His will was proved on 29 May 1837 with Thomas Lewis (of Spencer) & John Lewis (of Daniel) securities on the $10,000 bond.

Robert was named in a declaration on 12 Oct 1838 in Accomack Co, VA. Comfort Russell, 70, filed for a widow's pension under the 1838 act stating that she is the widow of Robert Russell, a soldier of the night Virginia Regiment and a pensioner of the United States; that she has been legally married to her husband about 50 years ago and about 6 or 7 years after the revolution ended but she cannot remember the day, month or year; that her husband died in May 1837. The paper attached to her deposition is the only family record of the ages of her children; she has no record of her marriage whatever; & that belief or paper aforesaid was torn from the family Bible of her husband & the same was written by a man named John Hughes who is not now a resident of the County but resides in parts to this deponent unknown & was done according to this deponent's directions about twenty years ago or more & that the person at the top of the list named Leshea is now the wife of James Gootee (called Alesha Gootee in her son Thomas's deposition) & she was her first child & Thomas was her second child, and it appears Lisha or Alesha was born in 17 February 1792 & Thomas in October 1794 & she knows that those entries were correctly made when done as aforesaid – in the Bible from which the said leave was torn has always been in this deponent's possession; this deponent states that she was lawfully married to said Robert Russell & is now his widow. S/ Comfort Russell, X her mark.

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S34] W. Stratton Nottingham (1837-1932), Russell Family of the Eastern Shore.

Milby Russell II1,2

M, ID# 486, (c 1762 - c 1821)
Father:Milby Russell I (c 1722 - a 1785)
Mother:Abigail Lewis (c 1730 - )
     Milby Russell II was born c 1762 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He was the son of Milby Russell I and Abigail Lewis. Milby Russell II married Tabitha Lewis, daughter of Spencer Lewis I and Mary Willett, c 1784. Milby Russell II died c 1821. His estate was probated on 27 Feb 1821.
      Milby Russell II had two horses listed on the 1800 Accomac Co, VA tax rolls.

Children of Milby Russell II and Tabitha Lewis

Citations

  1. [S372] 1800 Accomack Co, VA Tax List.
  2. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Samuel Russell1,2,3,4,5

M, ID# 487, (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Father:Milby Russell I (c 1722 - a 1785)
Mother:Abigail Lewis (c 1730 - )
Charts:Margaret Custis Russell * lineage
     Samuel Russell was born c 1749 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He was the son of Milby Russell I and Abigail Lewis. Samuel Russell married Unknown Selby ? c 1780. Samuel Russell married Tabitha Parks, daughter of Mark Parks I and Tabitha Evans, c 1821. Samuel Russell died on 4 Feb 1831 at Accomack Co, Virginia.
      Samuel Russell lived at "Highwood" in Accomack Co, VA. He enlisted on 14 Feb 1776 to serve in the Revolutionary Army as a private then as a quartermaster sergeant for two years in Capt Thomas Snead's Company, 9th Virginia Regiment, Continental Establishment commanded by Col Thomas Fleming and later by Col George Matthews. His company marched from Accomack Co, VA through Maryland and Delaware to Philadelphia, PA and joined the army under Gen George Washington. He served at Brandywine and Germantown. After two years service, he was discharged at Valley Forge, PA in Feb 1778.

Samuel Russell named a son Selby Russell in his will, so Samuel may have first married a Ms. Selby. Proving who she was would be difficult because there were Selbys in Accomack Co, VA and Worcester Co, MD.

Samuel was living in Accomack Co, VA in 1800 with no typical farm animals, equipment or servants, which indicates he may have been a subsistence farmer. Samuel was listed as a head of household in the 1800 St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA census. He was shown as Sam. Russell age 45+ and listed with him were 3 males under age 11, 2 males 10-16, 2 females under age 11 (born 1790-1800: Damey & Comfort), 1 female 10-16 (born 1784-1790: Hessy), 3 females 16-26 (born 1774-1784: Nancy, Peggy & Elizabeth), 1 female 26-45 (born 1755-1774: wife) and no slaves. In the 1800 census, despite George likely being a subsistence farmer, there are five unexplained people in the household: three males under age 11, one 10-16 male and one additional female under age 26. The additional residents are most likely the three children and widow of Samuel's brother Joshua who died in 1798 in that county. The older male child could also be, for example, someone bound out to George to learn a trade even if the trade was only farming, a neighbor's child or a servant who is working for room and board. Samuel's wife was probably the female age 26-45 (born 1755-1774) in the 1800 census and thus died before 1810 in Accomack Co, VA because the oldest female in the household was born between 1765 and 1784, unless his wife was age 15 when they were married circa 1780.

In the 1810 St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA census Samuel was shown as Samuel Russell, a head of household age 45+ and listed with him were 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 female 0-10 (born 1800-1810: Comfort), 1 female 10-16 (born 1794-1800: Damey), 1 female 16-26 (born 1784-1794: Peggy), 1 female 26-45 (born 1765-1784: Nancy) and no wife and no slaves. There were no known 0-10 females or 10-16 males in the household but two are present and as noted before, these may be relatives.

In the 1820 St. George Parish, Drummond, Accomack Co, VA census he was shown as Samuel Russell, head of household over age 45 and listed with him was 1 female 45+. Also living in St George's Parish, Drummond in this census are Solomon Russell, likely George's brother, with a 0-10 age male and a both Solomon and woman over age 45; Samuel Russell junior with a 10-26 age male and Samuel junior over age 45; and Yearley Russell with a male under 11, an 18-26 male and a 16 to 16 female.

When Congress passed the 18 Mar 1818 Revolutionary War pension law, Samuel successfully applied for a military pension on 9 Jul 1818, the certificate of which was numbered 4,852 he stated in 1820 in court.

Samuel made a second pension application on 2 Aug 1820 when he gave a declaration in Accomack Co court: "Samuel Russell, aged 71 years, on his oath declare he served in the Revolutionary War ... two years ....That his family consists of himself, a little girl named Lucreta Gray for whose services he gives her victuals and clothes, and a hired man named Henry Charnick." His wife was evidently deceased before then because Samuel did not mention having a wife in his 1820 pension application.

Samuel remarried between 1820 and 1823 because his third pension application included his wife Tabitha. In a 3 April 1823 court application for additional military benefits Samuel stated he was indigent, in failing health, nearly blind and had no occupation, thus he was unable to support himself or his wife and was living on friends' charity. He indicated since his previous pension applications his circumstances had changed considerably and he had to sell his assets to meet his debts. He did not mention his six children and four step-children, nor apparently did the court inquire about them. "Samuel Russell ... age 74 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the Acts of 18 March 1818, the 1st of May 1820 and 1st of March 1823, that he the said Samuel enlisted for the term of two years ... until the term for which he enlisted expired, when he was discharged from the said service at the Camp at Valley Forge in the State of Pennsylvania, and I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th of March 1818, and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of An Act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and Naval services of the United States in the Revolutionary War" passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed, to wit: A Schedule &c. The said Samuel further states that he is unhealthy, very feeble, unable to work but little, and nearly blind; that he has no trade, and that he pursues no particular occupation; that his family consist of himself and his wife; that his wife is named Tabitha; that she is upward of sixty years old and afflicted with disease and very feeble, and that neither himself nor his wife are able to support themselves, but they have lately lived in part on the Charity of their friends, and that he is in such indigent circumstances as to be unable to support himself without the assistance of his Country or by private charity. The said Samuel states that since his exhibition of his first schedule, condsiderable changes have been made in his property which has been sold to satisfy his creditors by a sale made by himself, and that not having preserved the amount of same he is unable to specify the articles so sold, and that not having kept a copy of his first schedule he is unable to state what was contained in that, but that all the property he now possesses (necessary clothing and bedding excepted) is contained the schedule now exhibited as aforesaid." Whether he received the third pension is unknown.

Samuel's will was dated 1 Sep 1825 and proved partly on 28 Mar and fully on 30 Mar 1831 in Accomac Co, VA. To his second wife Tabitha he left his entire estate, house, and cattle; he mentions six children in the will who were to inherit the estate equally after his wife's death. "To wife Tabitha all of my estate without her having to give bond or security on the estate & upon her death to William Fluhart, the son of John (&) Nancy my daughter (&) his wife; Peggy Russell my daughter; Thomas Middleton, the son of George Middleton (&) Elizabeth my daughter (&) his wife; Selby Russell; Hessy Spreight my daughter; Damy Russell my daughter; & Comfort Russell my daughter. Witnesses: Revell Lewis, Revell Middleton & Elijah S. Bloxom."

Samuel's widow Tabitha was noted as Tabitha Russell, the widow of Samuel Russell deceased and late a Revolutionary Pensioner of the United States, on 30 Jul 1832 in Accomack Co, VA where she was likely applying for a widow's pension.


Moody Miles' detailed sources:

[S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, Russell Family file, George Russell chart.
[S2463] Mark C. Lewis, letters to Miss Elizabeth Perry of 507 West Johnson Street - Staunton VA, 30 Mar 1955 letter to Miss Elizabeth Perry.
[S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 12 (declaration of Samuel Russell, age 71).
[S2464] Stratton Nottingham, Russell Family from Somerset County, Maryland Records, Accomack Co, VA Orders, 1822-1824, p. 176 (not in Nottingham's Soldiers & Sailors publication).
[S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 460 (will of Samuel Russell, wife Tabitha).
[S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
[S2464] Stratton Nottingham, Russell Family from Somerset County, Maryland Records, Accomack Co, VA Orders, 1819-1822, p. 169.
[S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 30.

Children of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ?

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S34] W. Stratton Nottingham (1837-1932), Russell Family of the Eastern Shore.
  3. [S372] 1800 Accomack Co, VA Tax List.
  4. [S212] Letter, Mark Clifford Lewis (1887 - 1970) to Elizabeth Harriet Perry (1904-1989), 1960s.
  5. [S374] Robert Mears Collection, Family Histories of the Eastern Shore, 2004.

Tabitha Parks1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 488, (1763 - b 23 Feb 1835)
Father:Mark Parks I4 (a 1737 - )
Mother:Tabitha Evans4 (c 1742 - )
     Tabitha Parks was born in 1763 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Mark Parks I and Tabitha Evans.4 Tabitha Parks married William Lewis I, son of Absalom Lewis and Esther (Unknown), in 1785 at Accomack Co, Virginia. Tabitha Parks married Samuel Russell, son of Milby Russell I and Abigail Lewis, c 1821. Tabitha Parks died b 23 Feb 1835 at Accomac, Accomack Co, Virginia.
      In 1823 Tabitha Russell was suffering from disease and feeble when she applied for a widow's war pension.

Children of Tabitha Parks and William Lewis I

Citations

  1. [S33] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore.
  2. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  3. [S212] Letter, Mark Clifford Lewis (1887 - 1970) to Elizabeth Harriet Perry (1904-1989), 1960s.
  4. [S374] Robert Mears Collection, Family Histories of the Eastern Shore, 2004.
  5. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Nancy Russell1

F, ID# 489, (c 1780 - b 1831)
Father:Samuel Russell (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Mother:Unknown Selby ? (c 1760 - b 1811)
     Nancy Russell was born c 1780 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ? Nancy Russell married John Fluhart c 1816 at Accomack Co, Virginia. Nancy Russell died b 1831.

Citations

  1. [S374] Robert Mears Collection, Family Histories of the Eastern Shore, 2004.

John Fluhart1

M, ID# 490, (c 1790 - )
     John Fluhart was born c 1790 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He married Comfort Crowson, daughter of Levin Thomas Crowson and Rosey Drummond, on 2 Feb 1815 at Accomack Co, Virginia. John Fluhart married Nancy Russell, daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ?, c 1816 at Accomack Co, Virginia. John Fluhart married Comfort Russell, daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ?, in 1830.

Citations

  1. [S374] Robert Mears Collection, Family Histories of the Eastern Shore, 2004.

Peggy Russell

F, ID# 491, (c 1784 - )
Father:Samuel Russell (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Mother:Unknown Selby ? (c 1760 - b 1811)
     Peggy Russell was born c 1784. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ?

(Unknown) Marchaud (see de Marchaud)

?, ID# 492

Elizabeth Russell1,2

F, ID# 493, (c 1782 - 1822)
Father:Samuel Russell (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Mother:Unknown Selby ? (c 1760 - b 1811)
     Elizabeth Russell was born c 1782 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ? Elizabeth Russell married George Middleton on 4 Jan 1805 at Accomack Co, Virginia. Elizabeth Russell died in 1822.

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S374] Robert Mears Collection, Family Histories of the Eastern Shore, 2004.

George Middleton1

M, ID# 494, (c 1780 - )
     George Middleton was born c 1780 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Russell, daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ?, on 4 Jan 1805 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."

Hessy Russell1

F, ID# 495, (b 1788 - )
Father:Samuel Russell (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Mother:Unknown Selby ? (c 1760 - b 1811)
     Hessy Russell was born b 1788 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ? Hessy Russell married Josiah Speight on 27 Apr 1807 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S374] Robert Mears Collection, Family Histories of the Eastern Shore, 2004.

Josiah Speight1,2

M, ID# 496, (a 1781 - )
     Josiah Speight was born a 1781. He married Sally East on 28 Apr 1806 at Accomack Co, Virginia. Josiah Speight married Hessy Russell, daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ?, on 27 Apr 1807 at Accomack Co, Virginia. His estate was probated on 24 Sep 1827.

Citations

  1. [S374] Robert Mears Collection, Family Histories of the Eastern Shore, 2004.
  2. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Diadamia 'Damey' Russell1,2,3

F, ID# 497, (a 1792 - a 1 Sep 1825)
Father:Samuel Russell (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Mother:Unknown Selby ? (c 1760 - b 1811)
Charts:Margaret Custis Russell * lineage
     Diadamia 'Damey' Russell was born a 1792 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ? Diadamia 'Damey' Russell died a 1 Sep 1825.
      Diadamia "Damey" Russell had a daughter Margaret Custis Russell on 2 Mar 1812 as a result of an affair with William Slocomb, who was much her senior. On 17 Dec 1812 Diadama Russell was paid a small amount of cash from the estate of Thomas Wise, the step-brother of William Slocomb. A few months later on 13 May 1813 Diadamia was represented in Accomac Co, VA court to get recognition of the paternity of her daughter. William Slocomb appeared in court with his uncle of the same name, William Slocomb, and John Snead as security. Diadamia received an award of twelve dollars child support annually to be paid quarterly in even sums. In Aug 1813 Diadamia went to court to claim child support in arrears. In 1818 William Slocomb died, and so ended the child support in Jan 1819 when John Snead paid for the full maintenance, discharging any future child support obligation; so child support ceased at age seven when Margaret Custis Russell's father died. The details of these court cases are:

In a 31 May 1813 case of Overseers of the Poor, Plaintiff vs William Slocomb, Defendant, the defendant appeared according to his recognizance, and with William Slocomb Sr. and John Snead his securities, entered into recognizance in the sum of $500, payable to the Governor of the Commonwealth and his Successors, with condition to indemnify the County of Accomack from all costs, damages and charges which may occur in consequence of a bastard child begotten on the body of the said Diadamy Russell, and to abide the orders of the court. And thereupon ordered that the said William Slocomb pay unto the said Diamy Twelve Dollars yearly, in even quarterly payments.

In a 31 Aug 1813 case of the Overseers of the Poor, for Diadamia Russell, Plaintiff vs William Slocomb, Defendant, it having been proved to the Court, by the oath of Joseph Ames, Deputy Sheriff, that the defendant hath had legal notice of this motion, and he not appearing, and the said Diadamia Russell having proved by her oath that the sum of Six Dollars was due her on 19 July last; It is therefore considered by the Court that the Plantiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of Six Dollars and the costs of this motion.

Diadamia was in court as the mother of a bastard child on 14 Jan 1819 in Accomack Co, VA court. A receipt of this date was signed by Damey Russell from John Snead, as Security for William Slocomb, of the sum of Four Dollars and Twenty-five Cents, in full for the maintenance of the said Slocomb's child, Margaret, and discharging said Snead from all further claims for the child's future maintenance. Signed: Damey Russell.

According to "A Midwife's Tale 1765-1797" the diary of Martha Ballard, in rural northeastern US communities sex before marriage and pregnancy out of wedlock were not moral issues but were economic issues because the community did not want to provide child welfare support, and marriage to the father if possible was the economic solution. Most women married the father before the child was born, however for single mothers paternity was established by revealing the father's name to the midwife at delivery or in court afterwards, whereupon the courts held the man responsible for supporting the child. In rural communities at that time single women who bore children were neither ruined or abandoned.

Although Diadamia was a very uncommon name, in 1825 when Diadamia Russell's father made a will there were two Diadamias living in Accomack Co, both with illegitimate children; our ancestor was Diadamia Russell and the other woman was Diadamia Trader.

Diadamia apparently later left Accomack Co, VA after her father's death, possibly after the birth of a second child there, because she was next apparently noted in New York records in 1851.

Damey Russell witnessed the marriage of Anna Russell (possibly Damey's daughter or niece) to Columbus W. Livingston in New York, NY in 1851 at the Greene St Methodist Episcopal Church. Our ancestor Diadamia would have been about age 56. The Anna marrying could not have been Damey's granddaughter because her grandchildren had the surname Perry. No additional records were available concerning this Russell-Livingston marriage at the NY Department of Health, the John St Methodist Church in NY, the NY public library, or the Washington Square Methodist church, which had become the custodian for the original marriage record; or the NY Historical Society which checked city directories, NY Evening Post marriages, and Russell and Livingston genealogies. Further study of census records showed an older woman named Maria Russell living in the Livingston household; given the difficulty of spelling Diadamia's name in a census, this Maria may have been Diadamia.


Moody Miles' detailed sources:

[S2463] Mark C. Lewis, letters to Miss Elizabeth Perry of 507 West Johnson Street - Staunton VA, 3 May 1955 letter to Miss Elizabeth Perry referring to Accomack Co Orders 1812-1814, p. 250 (31 May 1813) & p. 292 (31 Aug 1813) and to Accomack Co Deed Book 1818-1819, p. 310.
[S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 460 (will of Samuel Russell, wife Tabitha).
[S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
[S2475] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
[S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1860 Federal Census, New York Co, NY.

Child of Diadamia 'Damey' Russell and William Slocomb (junior)

Child of Diadamia 'Damey' Russell

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."
  2. [S212] Letter, Mark Clifford Lewis (1887 - 1970) to Elizabeth Harriet Perry (1904-1989), 1960s.
  3. [S446] Livingston-Russell Marriage.
  4. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."

Comfort Russell1

F, ID# 498, (c 1800 - 25 Nov 1844)
Father:Samuel Russell (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Mother:Unknown Selby ? (c 1760 - b 1811)
     Comfort Russell was born c 1800. She was the daughter of Samuel Russell and Unknown Selby ? Comfort Russell married John Fluhart in 1830. Comfort Russell died on 25 Nov 1844 at Accomack Co, Virginia.
      In the 1850 Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA census Comfort Russell was shown as Comfort Fluhart age 50 in household #387 headed by a farmer, William H. Fluhart, who was her step-son and was also the son of her sister Nancy.

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."

(Unknown) Rosieres (see de Rosieres)

?, ID# 499

Philippe Auguste I1,2,3

M, ID# 500, (a 1761 - c 1809)
Charts:Benjamin Tappan August lineage
     Philippe Auguste I was born a 1761 at Germany ? He married Celeste (Unknown) a 1788. Philippe Auguste I died c 1809 at Guadeloupe, West Indies.
      The origins and ancestry of Philippe August I will not likely ever be known because there are so many possibilities to consider and so much time has elapsed since he was alive without additional family documents surfacing. However, future DNA matches to descendants of his other possible children besides our ancestor his son Philippe II could bring more clarity to the lineage.

Only two family documents mention the name of the father of Philippe II born in 1789, and the two documents disagree. Philippe II's undated family bible produced by Kimber and Sharpless of New York, who apparently published the bible in 1823, is the oldest family document accessible. The bible states "Philip(pe added later) Auguste, Son of Philippe and Celeste Auguste, was born Point Petre; Island of Guadaloupe (West Indies) on 20th June 1879." Adding the "pe" to the father's given name later may have been to make the name more French, like Philippe's own name because the son was born in a French region. This bible entry and twelve other entries on the birth page were most likely written by Philippe II or his wife Catherine Pearson in their bible because their children were too young to have made these entries. Therefore, this bible record most likely provides the accurate name of Philippe's father as being Philippe because it was written is his own son's bible.

The other document entitled "The Auguste (August) Family from Pe'tre Francois and Celeste Auguste of Guadeloupe Island, West Indies to their descendants of 1907" was written or copied by Eva Lee August Henley, the great granddaughter of Philippe II. By 1907 Eva's entire Auguste lineage was desceased with the exception of her father James Armistead August, who was very interested in family history. Eva's account could have been prepared as late as 1921, a date established by checking the advertisement date for The Washington Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC from which stationary was used to write the family tradition.

In contrast to the bible record, Eva Lee August Henley stated four times that the parents of Philippe II were Pe'tre Francois August and Celeste. Celeste's last name was noted as unknown. Pe'tre was written with an accent over the letter e. This family history has a number of issues associated with the information about these two generations, but the most problematic is the father's name. Pe'tre was not used as a given French name and was a variant of Peter in England, Sweden, Slovenia and Germany, among other locales.

So how could Eva August Henley or someone before her have gotten our ancestor's name wrong? Several things could have led to this error. First is use of the words "Point Petre" in the bible record for the actual name Point-a-Pitre, which possibly resulted in Petre being turned into part of the father's name. Further, we do not know the occupation of Philippe II's father, but pe'tre was an occupational name for an apothecary or grocer from the Old French word pestle, and his son Philippe II did become a grocer. Additionally the name of Pierre Francois, known as Peter Francis, who was born in 1820 and was the son of Philippe II, may have contributed somehow to the name confusion in this document.

However, even the surname Auguste is problematic as being French from the mainland in Europe. Auguste was very uncommon as a French surname, whereas Auguste and Augustin were frequently used as first and middle French names. The surname August/e was used in Germany and Holland, and a Pieter Auguste and a Francois Auguste departed Holland for the Dutch West Indies in 1758 and 1786 respectively, so there were Augustes in the Dutch West Indies who were not from France. Francois Auguste even arrived around the time Philippe Auguste's father would have been getting married. An immigrant subsequently arriving in Guadaloupe, if the islands were held by France at the time of the children's births, would have had children considered French-born, as Philippe II stated he was when he came to America. Based on his surname, this researcher believes it unlikely Philippe's father was born in France and notes that Philipp August was a common German name.

Some specific information in Eva August Henley's family account about Philippe's ancestors was proven inaccurate. The family story stated incorrectly an Auguste bearing the title Duke of Maine was sent as a government representative to Guadeloupe, West Indies after the island became a French dependency and from him descended our ancestor. Louis Auguste (1670-1736), Duke of Maine, was the son of King Louis XIV and was named Louis after his father and Auguste after the Roman Emperor Augustus, thus Auguste was not a surname for the Duke of Maine. This Louis Auguste, favored by his father the king, was much too busy enjoying the good court life to leave France and his patrilineal line died when his two mature sons died childless. Thus our Auguste family is not descended from the Duke of Maine. This connection was likely added to the family tradition based on the popular twentieth century hobby of aligning American families to European noble families without regard to accuracy. Eva August Henley stated the Auguste family was from Maine-et-loire in northwest France, and this statement may be connected to the untruth that our family descended from the Duke of Maine.

Eva August Henley noted Petre Francois Auguste, in other words Philippe's father regardless of his given name, was born "in (sic) the island of Guadeloupe." Eva August's account specifically stated Philippe's parents lived on an island near the port of Point-a-Pitre and a short distance from the mainland; in this context the mainland was assumed by this researcher to be Grand Terre, the largest island of Guadeloupe and where the port was. If this data from Eva was accurate, the actual name of the island where Philippe's family lived is unknown. Exhaustive record searches of records from many cities and islands did not show any Augustes of the correct era born or married in Guadeloupe. Pointe-a-Pitre records were researched without finding any Auguste children births or marriages. In 1787 a Masin August (no further data) died and that same year two children were baptized as Jean Baptiste Pierre Louis Augustine (free mulatto) and Jean Augustin (free quadroon) on 21 Feb and 28 Aug respectively. However, there were also numerous other smaller islands, even including one named les Augustins. At this time there is no evidence Philippe's father was born in Guadeloupe or even in France.

Eva reported the unnamed island where Philippe's parents lived was engulfed about 1809 or 1810 by a submarine volcano or earthquake and the Auguste family was killed and their home was destroyed.

In terms of actual records with the name Philippe Auguste on them there were only a few, and they do not necessarily connect to our family. A Philippe, Jacque and Voltaire Auguste were on the 1800 Orleans Territory, Louisiana census noted as colored. Their household address was annotated as "from the free people of color in Jan 1804 volunteering for military service." The three were also found on an 1804 index of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisana early census with no data on their race. Of note a huge majority of Guadeloupe birth, marriage and death records of that era were for free blacks and mixed race people.


Sources:
--Guadaloupe Archives, http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/caomec2/resultats.php?tri=&territoire=GUADELOUPE&commune=POINTE-A-PITRE&typeacte=AC_MA&theme=&annee=1787&debut=&fin=&vue=&x=51&y=15, dated 1787, pg 3, 5, 14. Also Port Louis, 1789, pg 1.
--U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Document: Territorial Papers of the US; Volume Number: Vol 9; Page Number: 175; Family Number: 2 (New Orleans)
--Louisiana, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1791-1890, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data compiled and digitized by Ron Jackson from microfilmed schedules of US Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

Child of Philippe Auguste I and Celeste (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."
  2. [S443] Dorothy Green Research.
  3. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."

Celeste (Unknown)1,2

F, ID# 501, (a 1768 - c 1809)
Charts:Benjamin Tappan August lineage
     Celeste (Unknown) was born a 1768. She married Philippe Auguste I a 1788. Celeste (Unknown) died c 1809 at Guadeloupe, West Indies.
      August descendant Dorothy Green reported two sources for the information that Celeste was associated with Nassau. Dorothy stated Clara (Thomas) Aldrich wrote “Alice (McCabe) Thomas, my mother, told me Celeste (Nassau) is buried on the Island of Guadalupe." Alice McCabe Thomas was the granddaughter of Celeste's son the immigrant Philippe August, and although Alice did not live close to Philippe in Virginia she was 26 years old when her grandfather died. Secondly, Dorothy said her grandmother Annie Dove (McCabe) Davis stated Philippe Auguste’s father was the only son of Petre Fransoise (sic) Auguste and Celeste de Nassau. Annie Dove was only five years old when her great grandfather died. Both Alice McCabe Thomas and Annie Dove McCabe were descended from Philippe's daughter Josephine August.

Celeste de Nassau has not been found in records. The most likely explanation given that Celeste was living in Guadaloupe was that she was originally from Nassau, Bahamas.

As a given name Celeste is noted as being French, Dutch and Italian and Nassau is found as a surname in France, Germany and Holland. In some languages "de" can mean "from" and Nassau is a place name in many other locations. In France the surname is of locational origins from the former state of Nassau, in southeastern France and can describe a member of the House of Nassau or a person from Nassau. In Germany, Nassau is a town which is the seat of the Nassau district and is located on the Lahn River about five miles from the Rhine River in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Nassau gave its name to the prominent royal House of Nassau and directly or indirectly to numerous geographical entities, including a sovereign state, the Duchy of Nassau, the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau, and the capital city of Nassau, Bahamas. So indications are from the exclusionary nature of her given name that Celeste was from France, Holland or a part of the West Indies controlled by one of those entities.

Child of Celeste (Unknown) and Philippe Auguste I

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."
  2. [S443] Dorothy Green Research.

Philippe "Philip" Auguste II1,2,3

M, ID# 502, (20 Jun 1789 - 27 Sep 1873)
Father:Philippe Auguste I (a 1761 - c 1809)
Mother:Celeste (Unknown) (a 1768 - c 1809)
Charts:Benjamin Tappan August lineage
     Philippe "Philip" Auguste II was born on 20 Jun 1789 at Guadeloupe, West Indies. He was the son of Philippe Auguste I and Celeste (Unknown). Philippe "Philip" Auguste II immigrated in 1812 to Alexandria, Virginia. He married Catharine Pearson, daughter of John 'Jno' Pearson (younger son John) and Sarah (Unknown), on 13 Dec 1812 at Alexandria, District of Columbia.2 Philippe "Philip" Auguste II died on 27 Sep 1873 at Richmond, Virginia, at age 84. He was buried on 30 Sep 1873 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.
      Philippe Auguste II was a Frenchman from the West Indies who came to Alexandria, VA with Pierre Lorillard and then moved to Richmond, VA. Census records showed him born in France because Guadeloupe was an integral part of France.

Other than the Auguste-Pearson family bible record which noted Philippe's parents Philippe and Celeste Auguste and his birth location in his birth record, the information about Philippe's early life and ancestry is based on a single document entitled "The Auguste (August) Family from Petre Francois and Celeste Auguste of Guadeloupe Island, West Indies to their descendants of 1907" written or copied by Eva Lee August Henley in 1907 or later. Eva was Philippe's great granddaughter. Portions of that family account are discussed under Philippe's father's biography.

The Auguste family bible states Philippe was born at Point Petre, Island of Guadaloupe (sic). Pointe-a-Pitre birth, marriage and death records were researched online for 1750 - 1765 and 1789 - 1791 without finding Philippe, his parents or any other Auguste families. Auguste or a derivation thereoff was generally only used as a first or middle name, and thus only one record was found for an August dying in Pointe-a-Pitre.

Eva August Henley's family tradition specifically stated Philippe's parents lived on an island near the port of Point-a-Pitre and a short distance from the mainland. Assuming mainland referred to the large island of Grand Terre, Marie-Galante and Bas Terre islands, the largest islands nearby, are less than twenty miles away from the Point-a-Pitre harbor, but there are many other smaller islands. Port Louis was the largest town on Marie-Galante and the 1788-1789 Port Louis records, covering the time period when Philippe II was born, only included a Pierre Andre August, a free mulatto, and Jean, apparently his wife. Birth records were researched for towns and islands named Gosier, Basse-Terre, Baie-Mahault, Petite-Canal, Trois-Rivieres, Lamentin and Cape Terre-Marie Galante, the last which had Augustes living over a hundred years later between 1891 and 1915, but no one surnamed Auguste was found in the records for 1788 and 1789. Philippe's family may have been from another Guadaloupe town where the records have not yet been researched, and Philippe may have referred to the largest city near where he was from -- Pointe-A-Pitre -- as where he was from when he immigrated to America. That Philippe was born in Guadeloupe and thus was considered a Frenchman is very plausible, but he was likely born on the offshore island where Eva reported his parents resided. Philippe was reported to be an only son although whether there were other siblings is not known.

Family tradition recounted by Eva Lee August Henley noted that although Philippe was a boy, he went to France and became a lieutenant in the French Army and participated in some of Napoleon's campaigns. Although the dates do not make sense this part of the tradition is possible. The history of Guadeloupe is that the island was counted as a single French Department, a regional designation. Each Department had to furnish four to five battalions of line infantry to Napoleon's Revolutionary Armies. During Napoleon's reign France had 116 to by 1813 172 regiments, requiring over 4,100 to 6,100 lieutenants in leadership respectively. Napolean divorced Josephine de Beauharnais who was from Martinique, West Indies and whom he had married in 1796. When Napoleon remarried in 1810 some of Napoleon's officers from the West Indies left his service, indignant of Napoleon's treatment of their countrywoman. According to the family account Philippe August was reportedly among the officers who left the military in France. The timeline of this family story is of concern to this researcher because Philippe would have been about age 21 at the time of Napoleon's divorce and hence younger than 21 when he became a French lieutenant, but there was a huge need for large numbers of lieutenants in France, so it is feasible he achieved that rank at a young age.

A different possibility, given the situation on Guadeloupe, was to avoid the draft Philippe went with the exodus of French settlers from Guadeloupe to Trinidad and from there to America.

Family tradition continues that after leaving the French army in France, Philippe came to Alexandria, Virginia, one of the most important shipping ports on the east coast, to secure passage back to Guadeloupe, which would have been a circuitous but plausible route. While in Alexandria he learned the island on which his birth family lived had been destroyed, and therefore he decided to remain in Virginia.

After that point Philippe's life is well documented in records. He married Catharine Pearson in Alexandria DC in 1812 either 13 Dec or possibly 15 Nov. On the 1820 Fredericksburg, VA federal census Philippe and his wife Catherine were enumerated along with four young children as well as 3 slaves; also noted are three males between 26 and 44 years old who could possibly have been boarders. A 3 May 1824 Washington DC marriage index record for Philip August and Catherine Pearson in "Early American Marriages: Washington DC to 1825" is incorrect because by that time their family was complete, so perhaps their marriage document was refiled in Washington DC.

A merchant, Philippe engaged in business in Alexandria and moved to Richmond, VA in 1827 where he entered the grocery business and for many years had a store on Broad Street between First and Second streets at 22 East Broad St, Richmond; in 1871 he is listed there as a grocer with his son Phillip at the same address. The 1830 Monroe Ward, Richmond VA census enumerated Philippe and his wife along with their known children and a male and female slave between 24 and 35 years old. What is unclear is who the white male and white female between 20 and 29 were; perhaps one was Catherine Everty later named in the next census. In the 1840 census, two of the younger sons were living at home as well as an unknown female age 20-29 who is not a daughter and is likely Catherine Everty; also in the household are two female slaves and a free black up to age 23, who is likely William Freeman.

In the 1850 Richmond, VA census Philippe, shown as born in the West Indies, is living with his wife Catherine, son Philip and grandson Robert McCabe; also in the household were Catherine Evertz age 38 and William Freeman, a black laborer age 19. In the 1860 Richmond, VA census, Philippe is noted as born in France; his grandson Robert McCabe and William Freeman were gone; Alan Mansfield, a clerk age 20 is now living in the home; and Catherine Everty was still residing there.

That Catherine Everty / Evertz (1812-1889), who was born in Virginia and died single, continued to live in the August home for at least another ten years from 1850 to 1860 and was not noted as a servant or store clerk, implied she may have been a relative or her trade as a cooper was critical for their grocery business; she was not listed as a cooper on the census, only on her death certificate. An additional possibility is she was the mother of William Freeman, the free black in the home, because if William were born to one of the female slaves in the household, then he would have been born a slave.

In 1870 Richmond census, Philip -- noted as born in France again -- and his namesake son Phillip III were noted as a grocer merchants. Living with them were Katy Eivett who was keeping house and Mary Masssen and John Evans, two domestic black servants. Philip's namesake son Philip, who never married, treated Catherine Everty in his will comparably to family members -- leaving Miss Catherine Evertz [sic] fifty dollars.

Philippe carried Ella Virginia Auguste, his great-grandaughter at her 1870 Richmond, VA christening. He had decided the family surname Auguste was too difficult for people to pronounce, and so he dropped the "e" although subsequent generations of Augusts altered documents, including family bibles, restoring the "e" to the names of individuals who had not used it in their names during their lifetimes.

Philippe's death on 27 Sep 1873 was noted in his obituary and on his tombstone; the family bible also records his death but the date was obliterated. At his death his granddaughter-in-law Gertrude August recorded his name as Philip August in her diary, "Tues. Sept. 30th. Today we buried the great grandfather of my children, Philip August age 85 years, the venerable head of a very large family. For many months he has been, as it were, just waiting for death to release him from the infirmities of old age and to usher him into the bliss of heaven. May God grant that my dear children shall inherit his noble traits of character -- honesty, integrity and uniform politeness and kindness."


Other sources:

--Louisiana, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1791-1890, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data compiled from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

Children of Philippe "Philip" Auguste II and Catharine Pearson

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."
  2. [S40] August - Pearson Bible.
  3. [S553] Gertrude Shell August's Diary.

Catharine Pearson1,2,3

F, ID# 503, (22 Jan 1791 - 12 Apr 1866)
Father:John 'Jno' Pearson (younger son John) (c 1762 - bt 1806 - 1826)
Mother:Sarah (Unknown) (1764 - 13 Jan 1846)
Charts:Benjamin Tappan August lineage
     Catharine Pearson was born on 22 Jan 1791 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of John 'Jno' Pearson (younger son John) and Sarah (Unknown). Catharine Pearson married Philippe "Philip" Auguste II, son of Philippe Auguste I and Celeste (Unknown), on 13 Dec 1812 at Alexandria, District of Columbia.2 Catharine Pearson died on 12 Apr 1866 at Richmond, Virginia, at age 75. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.
      Catherine Pearson was possibly named Katherine. She was noted as the third daughter of John and Sarah Pearson in the family bible. She was initially interred in Shockoe Hill Cemetery in Richmond and then moved to Hollywood Cemetery in the same city.

Children of Catharine Pearson and Philippe "Philip" Auguste II

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."
  2. [S40] August - Pearson Bible.
  3. [S443] Dorothy Green Research.

Nathaniel August1,2,3,4

M, ID# 504, (Oct 1813 - Mar 1904)
Father:Philippe "Philip" Auguste II (20 Jun 1789 - 27 Sep 1873)
Mother:Catharine Pearson (22 Jan 1791 - 12 Apr 1866)
     Nathaniel August was born in Oct 1813 at Alexandria, District of Columbia. He was the son of Philippe "Philip" Auguste II and Catharine Pearson. Nathaniel August married Sarah Clopton Russell, daughter of Armistead Russell, on 3 Apr 1838 at Richmond, Virginia.2 Nathaniel August died in Mar 1904 at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, at age 90. He was buried at Ashland, Virginia.
      Nathaniel August may have been born as early as Sep 1813. He applied for a Richmond, VA marriage bond 3 Apr 1838. In 1837 or 1838, he married Sarah and they had twelve children, most of whom died young; those who reached adulthood and married were James Armistead, Betty Dean, Kate Pearson and Emma Josephine August.

Nathaniel was employed in some of the most prominent business houses as accountant and book keeper. For some years prior to the Civil War, he was cashier of the City Savings Bank where Horace L. Kent was president. Nathaniel was the first cashier of the First National Bank of Richmond, the first national bank established in Richmond after the war conducting services and business in a room in the customhouse building. Later he was president of the Farmers National Bank of Richmond, which institution was later absorbed by the First National Bank. He died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Emma Abbitt.

Children of Nathaniel August and Sarah Clopton Russell

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."
  2. [S40] August - Pearson Bible.
  3. [S209] Andrew Lewis Riffe, Anne Waller Reddy, Richmond Marriage Bonds.
  4. [S443] Dorothy Green Research.

Sarah Clopton Russell1,2,3

F, ID# 505, (1819 - 1870)
Father:Armistead Russell (a 1795 - )
     Sarah Clopton Russell was born in 1819. She was the daughter of Armistead Russell. Sarah Clopton Russell married Nathaniel August, son of Philippe "Philip" Auguste II and Catharine Pearson, on 3 Apr 1838 at Richmond, Virginia.4 Sarah Clopton Russell died in 1870. She was buried at New Kent Co, Virginia.
      Sarah Clopton Russell became the ward of Thomas B. Bigger after her father died. Sarah and Nathaniel August had twelve children, most of whom died young. Sarah died in 1870 after the census was taken that year on 2 Jul 1870.

Children of Sarah Clopton Russell and Nathaniel August

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."
  2. [S209] Andrew Lewis Riffe, Anne Waller Reddy, Richmond Marriage Bonds.
  3. [S647] August - Russell Records.
  4. [S40] August - Pearson Bible.

COL James 'Jim' Armistead August1,2

M, ID# 506, (28 Jul 1840 - 23 Jan 1914)
Father:Nathaniel August (Oct 1813 - Mar 1904)
Mother:Sarah Clopton Russell (1819 - 1870)
     COL James 'Jim' Armistead August was born on 28 Jul 1840 at Yellow Tavern, Henrico Co, Virginia. He was the son of Nathaniel August and Sarah Clopton Russell. COL James 'Jim' Armistead August married Lucie Tardy, daughter of Samuel C. Tardy, on 31 May 1870. COL James 'Jim' Armistead August died on 23 Jan 1914 at Washington, District of Columbia, at age 73. He was buried at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia.
      James Armistead August was the first owner of the spa at Hot Springs, Va. He was wounded at Drewrys Bluff on 16 May 1864. He died at his 18th Street mansion -- city unstated.

Children of COL James 'Jim' Armistead August and Lucie Tardy

Citations

  1. [S243] "Club Fellow and Washington Mirror."
  2. [S647] August - Russell Records.

Samuel C. Tardy

M, ID# 507, (a 1820 - )
     Samuel C. Tardy was born a 1820. He was buried at Richmond, Virginia.

Child of Samuel C. Tardy

Lucie Tardy

F, ID# 508, (1847 - 1911)
Father:Samuel C. Tardy (a 1820 - )
     Lucie Tardy was born in 1847. She was the daughter of Samuel C. Tardy. Lucie Tardy married COL James 'Jim' Armistead August, son of Nathaniel August and Sarah Clopton Russell, on 31 May 1870. Lucie Tardy died in 1911.

Children of Lucie Tardy and COL James 'Jim' Armistead August

James Albert August1

M, ID# 509, (a 1875 - )
Father:COL James 'Jim' Armistead August (28 Jul 1840 - 23 Jan 1914)
Mother:Lucie Tardy (1847 - 1911)
     James Albert August was born a 1875. He was the son of COL James 'Jim' Armistead August and Lucie Tardy. James Albert August was buried at California.
      James Albert August was married.

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."

Sarah 'Sally' Cabell August1

F, ID# 510, (a 1879 - )
Father:COL James 'Jim' Armistead August (28 Jul 1840 - 23 Jan 1914)
Mother:Lucie Tardy (1847 - 1911)
     Sarah 'Sally' Cabell August was born a 1879 at Hot Springs, Bath Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of COL James 'Jim' Armistead August and Lucie Tardy. Sarah 'Sally' Cabell August married Devereux H. J. Bowly a 1899. Sarah 'Sally' Cabell August was buried at Washington, District of Columbia.

Child of Sarah 'Sally' Cabell August and Devereux H. J. Bowly

Citations

  1. [S12] "Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents."