NOTES ON ELIZABETH ANN ALSUP RUSSELL

NOTES ON ELIZABETH ANN ALSUP RUSSELL

Elizabeth Anna Alsup, daughter of Thomas Alsup and Unecia German:

Elizabeth “Eliza” Ann Alsup was born July 11, 1811, in Hardeman County, Tennessee and was the daughter of Thomas Alsup and his second wife, Unecia German, when Elizabeth was born. Thomas Alsup was in the War of 1812 and served in the military of both Virginia and Tennessee and was awarded land in Lawrence County, Tennessee for his services.  Elizabeth married Isaac Phips Russell on September 24, 1828 in Hardeman County, Tennessee and they were the parents of nine children; Amanda Melvina, Ellen Minerva, Thomas Jefferson, Emma Palina, Saline F, America Orleana, Christopher Columbus, Anna Missouri and Frances Cordelia Russell. Isaac Phips Russell died on July 22, 1883 and “Eliza” moved to Brown County, Texas to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Jefferson and Cleopatra Leanora (Donnell) Russell. Isaac Phips Russell, the son of Levi Russell and Sarah (Sally) Phips Russell, was born around 1799 – 1800 in North Carolina and married Elizabeth “Eliza” Ann Alsup on September 24, 1828.  They were the parents of nine children:
1. Amanda Melvina Russell, Born August 13, 1830 in Hardeman Co, Tennessee, married William Lemon on December 13, 1849 in Polk County, Missouri. Sometime after 1850, she remarried Ben F. Alsup. Amanda died August 9, 1897, Williamson Co, Texas and Ben was born April 17, 1844 and died December 7, 1909, Williamson County, Texas. Ben was a son of Thomas Benton Alsup and Marina Moore.
2. Ellen Minerva Russell, born about 1833 in Tennessee, married J. H. Glass on May 25, 1868 in Williamson County, Texas.
3. Thomas Jefferson Russell, born about 1835 in Missouri, married Cleopatra Leonora Donnell on December 12, 1865 in Williamson County, Texas. Thomas Jefferson Russell died sometime before 1900.
4. Emma Palina Russell, born about 1838 in Missouri, married John Calvin Montgomery on February 16, 1873 in Williamson County, Texas. John Calvin Montgomery was born on February 8, 1828 in Kentucky.
5. Saline F. Russell was born about 1840 and little else is known about her.
6. America Orleana Russell, born about 1844 in Missouri, married Henry Daniel Hogan on October 11, 1867 in Williamson County, Texas. He was born about 1846 in St. Joseph County, Minnesota and died on May 18, 1908 in Brown County, Texas. America Russell died on June 22, 1925 in Brady in McCullough County, Texas.
7. Christopher Columbus Russell, born about 1847 in Polk County, Missouri, married Sarah B. Barr on April 20, 1870 in Bell County, Texas. Sarah B. Russell died on November 3, 1929 in Brown County, Texas. Christopher Russell died on October 1, 1912 in Brown County, Texas.
8. Anna Missouri Russell, born about 1848 in Missouri, married Kelse H. Williams on June 11, 1867 in Williamson County, Texas. Kelse Williams was born on March 22, 1851 in Texas. Anna Russell died on October 26, 1926, according to her grave marker, but the U. S. Census for 1900 shows Kelse Williams to be a widower.
9. Frances Cordelia Russell was born about 1849 in Missouri and little else is known about her.
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Isaac Phips Russell died before July 22, 1883 and his burial site is unknown. Elizabeth Ann Alsup Russell died November 11, 1903, Buffalo, Mills Co, Texas and is buried in Ebony Cemetery. Her picture is on findagrave site.

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