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Eli RUSSELL
Anna HOPKINS
Husband:  Eli RUSSELL
Birth:  1808/9, NC
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  29 Feb 1832, Randolph Co., NC
Wife:  Anna HOPKINS
Birth:  3 Sep 1814, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Edward "Ned" HOPKINS
Mother:  Hannah CROW
Children born in Montgomery Co., NC:
1.  Travis RUSSELL, b. 1832/3
2.  E. Emaline RUSSELL, b. 1833/4
3.  Lee RUSSELL [male], b. 1835/6
4.  Laura Ann RUSSELL, b. 1837/8 
5.  Abigail RUSSELL, b. 1838/9
6.  Julian B. RUSSELL, b. 1842/3
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources (n.b., Stanly Co. was formed in 1841 from Montgomery Co.; Montgomery Co. was from in 1779 from Anson Co.):

1a.  North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (online at Ancestry.com):
Groom Bride Bond Date County Bondsman Witness
Eli Russell Anna Hopkins 29 Feb 1832 Randolph John Hopkins Hugh McCain

1b.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray.  1995.  Marriage Index:  MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915 (Broderbund CD-4):
Russell, Eli Hopkins, Anna 29 Feb 1832 Randolph Co. NC

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #71-72 of 74; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NC Montgomery Co. East of P.D. [Pee Dee] and Yadkin Rivers Roll 365 pp. 239B-240A Ln. 5 Eli Russel 110 001 - 210 010 0300000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Lee (b. 1835/6)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Travis (b. 1832/3)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Eli (b. 1808/9)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Abigail (b. 1838/9)
= Laura Ann (b. 1837/8)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Emaline (b. 1833/4)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Anna (b. 1814)
3 persons employed in agriculture
Listed next to John RUSSELL (Ln. 6, 111 200 100 - 201 001).

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #113 of 125):  Montgomery Co., NC, p. 157B, 815/817, enumerated 11 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Eli Russel 41 M   Farmer 12,500 No Ca
Anna     " 36 F       "
Travis    " 17 M   Farmer   "
E. Emaline " 16 F       "
Lee        " 14 M       "
Laura Ann  " 12 F       "
Abigail    " 11 F       "
Julian ?   "  7 M       "

4.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #21 of 22):  Zion District [mis-indexed as "Beans" Dist.], Montgomery Co., NC, Roll 905 (Book 1), p. 501A/1001, PN 108, 814/814, enumerated 11 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Eli Russell 51 M   Farmer 3000 9000 North Carolina
Anna Russell 48 F         Do
Lee      " 24 M   Merchant    300 Do
Aby      " 22 F         Do
Julian B " 17 M   Going to school     Do

5.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #9 of 23):  Wind Hill P.O., El Dorado Twp., Montgomery Co., NC, Roll M593_1149, p. 395A, PN 9, 68/68, enumerated 17 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Russell Eli 61 M W Farmer 2600 1000 Va
_______ Anny 55 F W Keeping house     Va
_______ Lenorah 14 F W at home     Va
_______ Robt 12 M W field Laborer     Va
Lenora and Robert are our subjects' grandchildren, orphans of their late daughter, Laura Ann (RUSSELL) SMITH, so unless Eli & Annie legally adopted them, they should have been surnamed SMITH.  Also, everyone was born in NC, not VA.

6.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 43):  High Point Twp., Guilford Co., NC, Roll T9-0966, p. 330C, PN 19, SD 2, ED 126, enumerated 15 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
163 174 Russel Eli W M 71       / Farmer NC NC NC
    ______ Annie W F 66   Wife   / Keeps House NC NC NC
    Smith Robert W M 22   Grd Son   / Farmer NC NC NC
    _____ Alice W F 20   Grnd Daughter   / Keeps House NC NC NC
164 175 Harris Gabriel W M 29   Grd Son   / Farmer NC NC NC
    ______ Lenora W F 24   Grd Daughter / Keeps house NC NC NC
    ______ Alex W M  7   Son /     NC NC NC
    ______ Eli W M  5   Son /     NC NC NC
    ______ Mattie W F 1/12 May Daughter /     NC NC NC
Robert and Lenora are our subjects' grandchildren, orphans of their late daughter, Laura Ann (RUSSELL) SMITH, so Alice SMITH is their granddaughter-in-law and Gabriel HARRIS is their grandson-in-law.

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed. 

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