Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of William Amburs RUSSELL


            William Amburs Russell was born in Cabell county, West Virginia, on the Guyandotte river, May 21, 1829, and his parents, David and Lucinda (Thompson) Russell, lived and died in Lincoln county. In Kanawha county, West Virginia, December 16, 1853, William A. Russell was united in wedlock with Rebecca Jane Findley. She was born in Warren county, Ohio, March 19, 1835; and her parents, William and Jincy (Drake) Findley, resided in Warren county. Mr. and Mrs. Russell have but one child: Edward Sylvester, born September 21, 1852, and resides in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia. William A. Russell, in 1839, came to the mouth of Island creek, his present place of abode. It was an unbroken forest, inhabited by wild beasts. The land has been cultivated and the neighborhood has been settled until it is now suppplied with a church, school house, lumber yard, general stores and grocery. Mr. Russell held the office of constable for six years, was supervisor of roads eight years, and was school trustee at one time. He has a fine farm of 50 acres in cultivation, and produces fine grains and grass. Besides farming he is the present constable of the district. St. Albans, Kanawha county, West Virginia is the post Office address of William Amburs Russell.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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