Henry Russell

Henry Russell

Male 1756 - 1773  (17 years)

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  • Name Henry Russell 
    Born 14 Aug 1756  Orange, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1773  Pioneer Graves, Lee, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    exact location unknown 
    Buried 1773  Lee, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 Oct 1773  Lee, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24737  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father William Russell,   b. 6 Mar 1735, Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1793  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Tabitha Coates Adams,   b. 8 Jan 1740, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F9330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1756 - Orange, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - exact location unknown - 1773 - Pioneer Graves, Lee, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1773 - Lee, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1773 - Lee, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry Russell was tortured and killed in the first recorded Indian Massacre on Powell's River in Lee County, Virginia. He was buried in the same unmarked grave with James Boone, son of Daniel Boone.
      "In this valley, on 10 Oct 1773, Delaware, Shawnee, and Cherokee Indians killed Daniel Boone's eldest son, James, and five others in their group of eight settlers en route to Kentucky. Separated from Daniel Boone's main party, the men had set up camp near Wallen's Creek. At dawn the Indians attacked and killed James Boone, Henry Russell, John and Richard Mendenhall (brothers), a youth whose last name was Drake, and Charles (one of two slaves in the party). Isaac Crabtree and Adam, a slave, escaped. This event prompted Boone and his party to abandon their first attempt to settle Kentucky."

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Find A Grave.


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