Monday, May 5, 2014

Now this is really new

5 comments:

jerome said...

I don't know America geography, but I think that J L Russell being based in Washington, PA, in 1848, is worth a further look.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Washington PA is 25 miles by old wagon road from Pittsburgh

Ton Hollander said...

In the US 1850 census a John L Russell lived there in Washington, PA, old 20 years, merchant. More Russells lived there, also later on.

I can not trace the same man in other censuses.
Who helps??

Ton Hollander said...

There was a rev JL Russell in the pastorate in that place.

see http://archive.org/stream/cu31924052293200/cu31924052293200_djvu.txt

So be careful not to accept this as Charles' father withut further evidence
Ton

jerome said...

A check of the reference you give provides the name of a Rev Joshua L Russell, who later took on responsibility in Los Angeles c. 1887.

Sadly, doesn't appear to be our man.