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Prudence HOPKINS
Husband:  Zebedee RUSSELL
Birth:  19 Apr 1805, Montgomery [now Randolph] Co., NC
Death:  19 Mar 1886, Montgomery [now Randolph] Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Russell Cemetery, near El Dorado, Montgomery Co., NC
Occupation:  dry goods merchant
Father:  Gabriel RUSSELL (c1765-1810s)
Mother:  Candis BELL (c1779-1860)
Marriage:  1830-33
Wife:  Prudence HOPKINS
Birth:  1812, NC
Death:  25 Jun 1883, Montgomery Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Russell Cemetery, near El Dorado, Montgomery Co., NC
Father:  Edward "Ned" HOPKINS
Mother:  Hannah CROW
1.  Alexander M. RUSSELL, b. 29 Mar 1834
2.  George L. RUSSELL, b. 1835/6
3.  Edward N. RUSSELL, b. 1837/8
4.  Atlas L. RUSSELL, b. 1840
5.  Moses Harris RUSSELL, b. 11 Nov 1842, Montgomery Co., NC; d. 2 Apr 1917, Rockingham Co., NC
6.  William I./J. "Willie" RUSSELL, b. 1844/5
7.  Martha Louisa RUSSELL, b. 1847/8; m. Mr. LEMLEY
.  Reid RUSSELL, b. 1869/70
Keywords for searc engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Birth: 19 Apr 1805, Randolph, North Carolina
Death: 19 Mar 1886, Montgomery, North Carolina
Father: Gabriel RUSSELL; Mother: Candis
Source: patron submission

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #67-68 of 74; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):•
1840 NC Montgomery Co. East side of the P.D. [Pee Dee] and Yadkin River Roll 905 pp. 237B-378A Ln. 10 Zebadee Russel 210 001 - 000 010 0100000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Edward (b. 1837/8)
= George (b. 1835/6)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Alexander (b. 1834)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Zebedee (b. 1805) 
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Prudence  (b. 1812)
1 person employed in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #100 of 124 — indexed "Zebedue"):  Montgomery Co., NC, p. 152A, 727/729, enumerated 26 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Zebedee Russell 45 M   Farmer 500 No Carolina
Prudence    " 37 F       "
Alexander M " 16 M   Laborer   "
George L    " 14 M       "
Edward N    " 12 M       "
Atlas L     " 10 M       "
Moses H     "  8 M       "
Willie J    "  5 M       "
Martha L    "  2 F       "
Listed next to Prudence's niece, Edith (HOPKINS) HARRIS.

5.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #13-14 of 24); 1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14-15 of 23):  Fork Dist., Montgomery Co., NC, Roll M653_905 (Book 1), pp. 495A-495B, PN 97-98, 737/737, enumerated 9 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Zebedee Russell 55 M   Farmer 1500 900 N Carolina
Prudence Russell 48 F         "
Alexander M " 26 M   Merchant     "
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A L Russell 20 M   farm hand     "
M H Russell 17 M   D   Do     "
Willie  " 15 M         "
Lauisa  " 12 F         "

6.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #9 of 23); 1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 23):  Wind Hill P.O., El Dorado Twp., Montgomery Co., NC, Roll M593_1149, p. 395A, PN 9, 65/65, enumerated 17 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Russell Zebedee 65 M W Farmer 1500 600 Va
_______ Prudence 68 F W Keeping house     Va
_______ Louisa 18 F W at home     Va
Listed three households from Eli & Annie (HOPKINS) RUSSELL, Zebedee's brother and Prudence's sister, respectively. 

7.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 22):  El Dorado Twp., Montgomery Co., NC, Roll T9-0973, p. 121A, PN 21, SD 3, ED 124, enumerated 15/16 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 21 22 23 24 25 26
189 190 Russell Zebidee W M 75     / Dealer in Dry Goods       North Carolina NC NC
    _______ Prudence W F 68 Wife   / Keeping House       North Carolina NC NC
    Lemley Louisa W F 30 Dau   / Keeping House       North Carolina NC NC
    Russell Reid W M 10 GSon /   At school / / / North Carolina NC NC
Louisa's row has a line through it, as do two other rows on this page; there's a note in the margin next to the line that I can't make out.

8.  Anon.  2003.  The Heritage of Montgomery County, North Carolina.  Vol. III.  Montgomery County Historical Society (excerpt posted to the Hopkins Family Genealogy Forum, online at GenForum.com).  In Vol. III, on p. 384, is a biographical sketch of Benjamin HOPKINS, said here to be the father of our subject, but the article contains many obvious and serious errors, so caveat emptor!
... Edward “Ned” Hopkins was born in 1772, and in 1801 he married Hannah Crow...  Ned and Hannah had ten children... Prudence Hopkins was born in 1812 and married Zebedee Russell around 1832 — they are buried at the Russell Cemetery near Eldorado in Montgomery County...

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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