Robert Spotswood Russell (1807 – 1840)

“ROBERT SPOTSWOOD RUSSELL, born October 27th, 1807, died August 30th, 1840.

He studied medicine at Transylvania University, and entered early upon the practice of his profession.  In 1835 he removed with his father’s family to Calloway county, Mo., whee he established at once a large practice in which he was most successful, and as a physician was highly esteemed and beloved.  He possessed a bright happy nature, which seemed to give sun shine all around him.  His death was as irreparable loss to his family, and caused widespread sorrow throughout the county where he was known and loved.  He married Miss Sally Ware, of Bourbon county, Ky., who still survives him.  Their children where — A. Sarah Russell, who married Mr. Joseph Wasson.  Their daughter, May Wasson, married Mr. Frank McDannold, of Covington, Ky.  Their children are Sarah, Elizabeth, Marian and Alexander McDannold.  B. Robert Thompson Russell, of Odessa, Mo., married Mrs. Cox, of California.  C. Mary E. Russell, married her relative, Charles W. Innes, of Fayette county, Ky.  She died 1855, and Mr. Innes in 1883, leaving two sons.  a. Henry E. Inness, of Lexington, Ky., married Miss Cordelia Richardson.  b. Robert H. Innes, of Fayette county, married Miss Annie Richardson.  They have three daughters, Mary Russell, Sally, and Willie Richardson Innes.  D. Elizabeth Russell, married first Mr. Eggleston of Covington, Ky.  They had one son.  a. Robert Eggleston, of Odessa, Mo.  She married secondly Mr. Alnutt, and has one son.  b. Clifford Alnutt.  E. Catherine Russell, married Mr. Thomas Hays, of Covington, Ky.  She died in 1864, leaving no children.”

Source:  William Russell and his Descendants, by Anna Russell Des Cognets, Printed for the Family by Samuel F. Wilson, Lexington, KY, December 1884, pages 86-7


Robert Spotswood Russell (1807 – 1840) — 1 Comment

  1. Robert Spotswood RUSSELL is listed in my family tree as being married to Sally WARE. Following the WARE family line, their families and offsprings has created beautiful branches on the mainline of my family tree. Thank you for this article.

    C. Wayne Ware
    Cedar Falls, IA

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