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Samuel Nicholas RUSSELL
Husband:  Samuel Nicholas RUSSELL
Birth:  7 Sep 1856, Dover, Pope Co., AR
Occupation:  farmer
Migration:  21 Sep 1875, came to Erath Co., TX
Office:  1882, Deputy Sheriff, Erath Co., TX
Father:  John L. RUSSELL
Mother:  Agnes J. HALE
Marriage:  11 Jun 1882, Stephenville, Erath Co., TX
Wife:  Clara May CHASTAIN
Birth:  Aug 1868, GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Benton CHASTAIN
Mother:  Nancy MORRIS
Children born in Erath Co., TX:
1.  Lula May RUSSELL, b. 27 Jul 1885; d. at age 18
2.  Grover Scott RUSSELL, b. 2 Dec 1887; d. Texas Ranger, El Paso, TX
3.  Samuel Morris RUSSELL, b. 9 Aug 1889; m. Lorena STENTER
4.  Grady Hillman RUSSELL, b. 24 Mar/Apr 1892 
5.  Claud Price RUSSELL, b. 5 May 1894
6.  William "Willie" Bryan RUSSELL, b. 23 Dec 1895/6; m. Myrtle WOOD
7.  "Winnie" Howard RUSSELL, b. 21 May 1898
8.  Gail Adell RUSSELL, b. 8 Mar 1903
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: May CHASTAIN
Marriage: 11 Jun 1882, Erath, Texas
Source: Marriage Records, 1869-1956. Texas. County Court (Erath County)

2.  1880 Census: Every-Name-Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org); Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5-6 of 20):  Precinct No. 1, Erath Co., TX, pp. 121A-121B, PN 5-6, SD 3, ED 206, enumerated 23 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 8 9 10 13 14 21 22 23 24 25 26
43 43 Holcomb J H W M 48     / Farming         Ga Ga Ga
    _______ E M W F 25 Wife   / Keeping house         Tex Ill Ken
    _______ M L W F  4 Dau /             Tex Ga Tex
    _______ R M W M  1 Son /             Tex Ga Tex
    Ewing C W M 17 Hand /   Works on farm   /     Tex Ala Ala
    Going Jinni W F 16 Hand /   House keeping   /     Tenn Tenn Tenn
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43 43 Russel S N W M 23   /   Works on farm 2       Ark Tenn Tenn
    Monday S P W M 25   /   Works on farm 3   / / Ark Tenn Tenn
    Ash Ducan W M 25   /   Works on farm 2       Tenn N Car Tenn
    Long W W M 26   /   Works on farm       / Tex Miss Miss
    Bowman Ben W M 24   /   Works on farm         Ga Ga Ga

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #74 of 118):  Precinct 1, outside of Stephenville, lying N.W. of Rio G.R.R., Erath Co., TX, Roll 1631 (Book 2), p. 37B, SN 37, SD 4, ED 64, enumerated 7 Jul 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  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 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
640 641 Russell Sam N Head W M Sep 1856 43 M 18     AR TN TN Farmer 0   Y Y Y O M F 601
    _______ Connia?/Corria? M Wife W F Aug 1868 31 M 18 7 7 GA GA GA       Y Y Y        
    _______ Lula M Dau W F Jul 1885 14 S       TX AR GA At School   4 Y Y Y        
    _______ Grover S Son W M Dec 1887 12 S       TX AR GA At School   4 Y Y Y        
    _______ Samuel M Son W M Aug 1889 10 S       TX AR GA At School   4 Y Y Y        
    _______ Grady H Son W M Mar 1892  8 S       TX AR GA At School   4 Y Y Y        
    _______ Claud P Son W M Apr 1894  6 S       TX AR GA                    
    _______ Willie B Son W M Dec 1895  4 S       TX AR GA                    
    _______ Winnie? H Son W M May 1898  2 S       TX AR GA                    
    Wideman Charles E Hand W M Jun 1846 53 M       MO MO MO Farm Laborer 4   Y Y Y        

5.  Email from family member:
2.  SAMUEL NICHOLAS2 RUSSELL (JOHN L1) was born September 07, 1856 in Dover (Pope County Arkansas).  He married CLARA MAY CHASTAIN June 11, 1882 in Stephenville (Erath Co) Texas, daughter of BENTON CHASTAIN and NANCY MORRIS. 

Came to Erath County Sep 21, 1875
Was deputy sheriff of Erath County 1882

   i. LULA MAY3 RUSSELL, b. July 27, 1885, Erath County Texas; d. 18 years of age.
  ii. GROVER SCOTT RUSSELL, b. December 02, 1887; d. Texas Rangers El Paso.
 iii. SAMUEL MORRIS RUSSELL, b. August 09, 1889, Erath County Texas; m. LORENA STENTER...
  iv. GRADY HILLMAN RUSSELL, b. March 24, 1892, Erath County Texas.
   v. CLAUD PRICE RUSSELL, b. May 05, 1894, Erath County Texas.
  vi. WILLIAM BRYAN RUSSELL, b. December 23, 1896; m. MYRTLE WOOD.
 vii. HOWARD RUSSELL, b. May 21, 1898, Erath County Texas.
viii. GAIL ADELL RUSSELL, b. March 08, 1903, Erath County Texas.

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