S: Russell Family History
BC: Let the story continue with warm memories, births and family traditions as the Russell Family Generations carry on!!! | Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 | This book was written exclusively for the Russell Cuz Reunion July 14. 2012 by Bettye Jeanne Medlin Mullins. Filled with many hours of love and memories shared by members of the Russell Family. This book is dedicated in memory of my precious mother. Mary Frances Russell Medlin Hardeman. Portions borrowed from the book Twelve Generations written by Billie Barrett Russell and genealogy from Rootsweb.
FC: Russell Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." "Che Sara Sara" " "What Will Be Will Be"
1: "We always thank God for you, mentioning you in our prayers. " 1Th. 1:2 | William & Mary Ann Taylor Russell | Marshall & Corine Shires Russell | William J Sims & Julia F Elmore Russell
2: Parents | The name of Russell is said to mean "red haired" or "red-complexioned" and was probably named after the original bearer because of his appearance. According to family historians the name was originally French and went into England in 1066. We do not know where the exact immigrant Russell came from, but we do know that the first permanent settlers in what is now Tennessee came mainly from Virginia. Moses Fisk, the earliest historian, says that from interviews with the first settlers that the Creeks were quite willing to allow the trespassers to remain, "provided they would make no further encroachments." Fisk is the authority for the information that James Robertson negotiated the lease for the Wataugans by which they became "tenants at will" of Indian landlords (History of Tennessee-Folmsbee, Vol. I, p. 107) Major William Russell of Russellville, Alabama, gained fame at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in the War of 1812, and is mentioned many times in the histories of this battle. In a letter written by William Russell on 1 Oct 1820 from Alabama to the Treasury Department asking pay for his horse while in the military service of the United States, he says, "I was a captain of Mounted Spies in the Creek War under the command of Major General Andrew Jackson from 4 Oct 1813 to 4 April 1814. The latter service from 28 Sept 1814 to 27 March 1815. I was a Major, commanded a Battalion and marched with my Battalion on the Escumbia route. "As stated, I received from Robert Searcy, paymaster, the hire of one horse in my two accounts. You will see a nephew of mine as a Captain in the same service and time attached to my Battalion of the same name." (Borrowed from Billie Barrett Russell, Twelve Generations. )
3: General Jackson made a call on Tennessee and Georgia for more forces; and knowing that the Russells were brave, skillful and well acquainted with Indian warfare, he wrote to old William Russell "to raise a company of men to act as spies, and join him on his march." "A large part of what is now Alabama was taken from the Creek Indians after the war and remained uninhabited wilderness for awhile. In 1816, the Russells, a family from Tennessee, who had been a distinguished part in that war, moved over and settled south of the Tennessee River in what is known as" Russell's Valley." (Republican Paper-Jacksonville, Ala. vol. II, no.12) After the War of 1812 Major Russell with his family and friends moved to the Alabama Territory in what is now Franklin County, Alabama. We think he was born in North Carolina and died near Newburg, Alabama, 25 March 1825. | 2Thess. 2:15 Therefore, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold on to the tradions that we taught you, whether by speech or by letter. | Russell
4: Great Great Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | William Russell b. 1794, North Carolina m. Minta Fowler 13 April 1915 d. 9 Aug 1841 Winchester, 'Franklin Tennessee | John Russell b. 1776-1780 d. Bef 1850 m. FNU | George Russell 1720 Loudon County, Virginia d .Abt 1796 | Elizabeth Bean b. 25 Nov 1723 Northumbrland Co, Virg d Aft. Jan 1800 Grainger,Co. Tennessee | William Russell b. Abt. 1700 Parish Co, Virginia m. Abt 1720 d. 18 Oct 1757, Orange Culpepper, Virg. | Mary Martha Henley b. 1702 Virginia d. 1784 Virginia | FNU | FNU | FNU | FNU | FNU | FNU
5: Great Great Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | Minta Fowler b. 1798, Kentucky m.13 April 1815 d. Aft 1870 Scott Co, Arkansas | Joseph Fowler b. Abt 1765 Prince George Co, Maryland M Bef 1788 d. Bef 25 Nov 1824 , Estill Co, Kentucky | Jeremiah Fowler b. 12 May 1711 Queen Anne Parish Prince George, Maryland m. 10 February 1727/38 All Hallowes Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland | Drusilla Isaac b 5 April 1723 Queen Anne Parish D. 1810 Madison Co, Kentucky | Thomas Chandler Fowler b 1674, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland m 15 Oct 1696, sSuth river Parish, Anne Arundel Co,Maryland d Bef 1716, Anne Arudee;, Maryland | Susannah Ijamas b Abt 1677 South River Hundred, Anne Arundel Maryland | FNU | FNU | Richard O. Isaac b. 1679 Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co Maryland | FNU First Wife of J. Fowler d Abt 1800 | Sara; Pottenger b. 20 July 1688 Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co Maryland d Aft 1743 Maryland
6: Sgt. William Russell & Minta Fowler married 1815 After serving in War of 1812, William Russell, was discharged in February 1815 as a Sergeant in Capt. William Russell's Company, William was married to Minta Fowler. Minta was born in Kentucky in 1798. They remained in Tennessee until around 1820 when they went to Alabama, where Major Russell was. After William settled his father's estate, they returned to Tennessee. There were 13 children born to William and Minta Fowler Russell. William died 9 August 1841. Minta died in Scott Co Arkansas, after 1870. We find in the National Archives that on 16 July 1843, Sevier County, Arkansas Territory, the declaration of Minty Russell, age 55, of the above county, swears that she is the widow of William Russell, who was a private in the 2nd Tennessee Regiment, under Col. William Pillow, under Major Andrew Jackson against the Creek Indians in 1812. He enrolled again at Winchester as an orderly Sergeant in September 1814 in Capt. William Russell's Co under Col. William Pillow. He served about 5 months and was honorably discharged in February 1815. Minty certifies that she was married to William Russell 13 April 1815 in Franklin Co, Tennessee by Mr. Caperton, J.P. Witness Samuel Russell Ch. Pettigrew, J.P.
7: Children are the Ties that Bind | Children of William & Minta Russell Dorcas b 1818 Margaret b 1820 m John Gist 1842 Joseph Samuel b 1822 m Amanda Taylor 1848 m Sarah A. Gilliam 1854 William b 1824 m Mary A.Taylor 1848 Daughter b 1826 Daughter b 1828 Daughter b 1830 Minta b 1832 m Coffee Funderburg m David Taylor John b 1834 m Mary Green Elijah b 1836 m Mary Jane Buckler James b 1837 m Elisabeth Jones Mary E. b 1839 Family tradition tells us there were 13 children but we do not have the name of one of them.
10: William M Russell & Mary Ann Taylor married 1848 William Russell was the fourth child of William and Minta (Fowler) Russell. He was born 22 January 1824 in Alabama and died 20 June 1894 in Farmersville, Texas. On 26 August 1848 in Winchester, Franklin Co., Tennessee, he was married by John F. Morris to Mary Ann Taylor (Franklin Co., Tennessee Marriage Book, 1835-1875, p.102) William M owned 30 acres improved and 50 acres unimproved land valued at $350. (1880 Agricultural Census, Scott Co Ar) He was listed as a shoemaker in 1850 and a farmer in 1880. Mary Ann was born 2 August 1831, Winchester, Franklin Co., Tennessee, daughter of Morgan Taylor. She died 12 June 1916 at Kenefick, Oklahoma, in the home of her daughter, Ida (Mrs. Tom Hall). Both are buried in Honaker Cemetery, also called the Twin City Cemetery, about one and one-half miles NE of Farmersville, Texas. | "Their happy souls have winged their way, To one, pure, bright, eternal day"
11: Children of William & Mary Ann (Taylor) Russell 1 Jane F. b. 1849 Living with parents 2. John Landers b 1851 m (1) Elizabeth Grisby m (2) Theodosia (Dosia) Strode 3. Elizbeth Isabella b 1854 m Henry Shackelford. 4. Margaret Louise b 5 February 1858 m John Blankenship 5. Elijah Daniel b 22 August 1860 m Lydia Pardue Strode 6. William James Samuel (Sims) b 28 February 1862 m (1) 1886 Mary E. Strode, m (2) 1888 Julia Frances Elmore 7. George Morgan b 6 September 1867, m (2) Tinny Frances Lucas 8. Charles Hon b 6 Oct 1869 m Minnie Jeanette Hodges 9. Minta (Ida) b 1872 m Tom Hall moved to Gilbert, Arizona 10. Robert Franklin b 19 December 1873, m Minnie Ellen Ferguson | WJSims Russell
12: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | Mary Ann Taylor b 31 March 1831 m William M Russell 26 Aug 1848 Winchester, Franklin, Tenn | Morgan Taylor b 15 Sept 1782 Henry Co, Virg. m Abt 1814 to Amanda Goulding in North Carolina d Feb 1850 Franklin, Co Tennessee | David Taylor b 13 Aug 1767 m 1780 Jane Rowland d 25 Nov 1835 | Jane Rowland b 1761 M David Taylor 1780 | James Taylor b 28 Feb 1731 m 3 Dec 1755 to Ann Nancy Owen | Ann Nancy Owen m James Taylor 30 Dec 1755 They had 13 children | Amanda Goulding b 1788 in Tennessee d After 1860 | FNU | FNU | George Rowland | William to Mary Taylor | FNU | FNU | Great Great Grandparents | George Owen to Elva | FNU
13: Looking out over Lake Texoma towards Flowing Wells. Standing on this hill was the "Old Russell homeplace" WJSims and Julia Russell lived here with their children. This concrete slab was once the foundation for the well pump that was on the back of the house where Grandma Russell used to pump the water for the day. In the 1940's they built the Denison Dam and all the land around was later inundated with water. The Russell's owned several hundred acres and WJSims sold it because he did not want lakeside property. Halfway across the lake there was a pecan grove and the German prisoners that were working on the dam cut down all of the pecan trees. The Russell's had their own "flowing well"that is now covered by the lake. They had one, son Beecher, that drowned while riding his horse across the creek at the flowing well. | Corine Shires Russell & Bess Shires bathing at the Flowing Well
14: I always thank God for you because of the grace given you, in Christ Jesus". 1 Cor. 1:4 | Baby Paul, Lena, Ivy, Marshall, Beecher, Alice, Julia, Mrs. Russell, Ruth, WJSims & Julia Russell family
15: Our Ancestors | of William J. Sims Russell 1862-1935
16: William J Sims Piano & Buggy Store South Side Sq. Sherman, Tx | Marshall & Beecher Elmore b 16 March 1896, McKinney Tx; d 25 April 1924, Hagerman, Texas. He drowned while rounding up cattle after a heavy rain and is buried at West Hill Cemetery. | William James Samuel (Sims) Russell was b. 28 February 1862, Scott Co, Arkansas and died 4 December 1935. On 8 April 1888 he married (1) Mary Esther Strode, b 7 July 1871, daughter of John Strode. They had one child Georgia Lena Russell b 4 Dec. 1889, Wolfe City, Texas. Mary Strode died 28 Dec. 1889 soon after giving birth. WJSims married (2) Julia Frances Elmore 25 Oct. 1891. Julia was b 25 Dec 1871, McKinney, Texas. Julia d 27 February 1953 and both are buried at West Hill Cemetery, Sherman Texas. Sims was in the real estate business both in Sherman and McKinney and owned the Piano and Buggy shop on the south side of the Square in Sherman. Then he moved to a farm at Hagerman, Texas near Flowing Wells. The farm was inundated when Lake Texoma was created. They were members of the Church of Christ. | William Clifton Sims b 22 February 1900 and died 25 May1906. | Baby Boy Russell b 18 March 1907; d 26 March 1907, McKinney, Texas | Ivy Russell Ivy was b 4 Oct 1892 in Wolfe City, Texas and d 12 July 1974, Sherman, Texas, buried at West Hill Cemetery. Ivy taught school in Sherman 40 years. | Georgia Lena was b 4 December 1889, Wolfe City, Tx; m 31 August 1910 to William Ernest Brown: b 4 August 1889; both are buried at Lamesa, Texas. To this union was born five children. Esther Frances, Charlotte, William Allen, Marshall Maurice, and Alwilda Mary
17: Beecher & Marshall Russell | Julia Russell was b 17 Oct 1903 in McKinney, Tx. and died 21 Dec 1953, Denison, Texas. She married Claude Anderson on 10 June 1923. They had 4 children William Wayne Andreson, C.H. Anderson, Alice Jean Anderson m Henry White, and Doris Ann Anderson m. Lonnie Green. | Ruth Russell was b 10 June 1911, Sherman, Texas and m Michael Mueller, b 9 Sept 1885, Waldhofen Bayern, Germany; d 27 June 1978. Mike owned an electrical shop in Dallas, Tx and Ruth taught school. They had 2 children Michael S Mueller b 27 July 1946 and attended the University of Texas. Anna June Mueller was b 21 September 1948 and m (1) Dr. J. D. Peno, 28 Aug 1975. Peno was killed in an auto accident 11 June 1979 m (2) Shelp. June received B.A. at University of Texas and M.A. at Michigan State. June had two sons Sean and Russell. June now lives in New York. | Paul Wallace Russell was b 22 Oct 1913, Sherman Texas and m 25 July 1942 to Sarah Agnes Myre, b 10 Sept 1913. Paul was the owner of the Watson Plumbing Company, Dallas, Tx. They had one daughter Myra Jane Russell, b 27 November 1946 She earned a BA from Baylor University and m 3 March 1968 to David Asa Newsom b 5 Sept 1946; B.A Law Degree from Baylor University. They have 2 children Laura Elizabeth Newsom b 3 Nov 1972 and Colin David Newsom b 24 Sept 1974 | Marshall Foreman Russell was b 30 May 1894, Princeton, Tx and d 4 August 1976. He m Jesse Corine Shires, daughter of John Sidney and Annie Julia (Nichols) Shires, b 14 April 1903. They lived in Denison, Tx and are buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, about 4 miles north of Whitesboro, Texas. To this union was born 8 children (see next pages). | Alice Jean Russell Womack was b 28 Sept 1901 McKinney, Texas m 1 August 1920 to Bruce H. Womack, Silverton, Texas. They had 2 children Billy Joe Womack m Miss Landry and Raymond Lee Womack m Delores Russell.
18: 1103 E. College, home of William James This 17 room House owned by my great- and boarded college | Marshall Russell Family | WJSims Russell & Julia Elmore Russell | David, Juanita, Thelma and Marshall in Florida
19: Sims Russell and Julia Frances Elmore Russell. grandparents was located in the heart of Austin College students. | David, Thelma & Juanita Florida | Marshall & Corine | Russell camp in Arkansas 1818 | Grandpa, Grandma & Aunt Linda | WJSims Russell m Mary Esther Strode and she died shortly after birth of Georgia Lena Russell 28 Dec 1889
20: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | Marshall Foreman and Jesse Corine (Shires) Russell 50th Wedding Anniversary 1970
21: In 1917 Marshall Foreman Russell enlisted in the US Cavalry and was a chauffeur for General John J Pershing during WWI. He was discharged in 1919 as a sergeant. He returned to Gordonville and soon met Jesse Corine Shires. Marshall and Corine were married 26 September 1920 at Hagerman, Texas. They reared their 8 children, David James, Ivy Juanita, Thelma Irene, Mary Frances, Betty Sue, Charles Nolan, Gloria Ann and Linda Darlene in the Gordonville /Hagerman area of Grayson Co. Shortly after the birth of their first born, David, they took a covered wagon to New Mexico to homestead land but soon returned after they found David playing with a rattlesnake. Marshall was a farmer and worked at WJ.Smith Wood Perserving Co. Marshall and Corine were members of the Church of Christ at Gordonville, Sadler and Central in Denison where Mr. Russell was a Bible school teacher and Corine was a homemaker. Marshall died 4 August 1977 and Corine died 24 Sept 1992.. They are buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Gordonville, Texas. | Marshall & Corine | If God be for us, then who can be against us? Rom. 8:31
22: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Annie J. Nichols | Sarah C Butler | John A Nichols | Jesse Corine Shires | John S. Shires | William H Shires | Mary A Clark | WJSims Russell & Julia Francess
23: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Marshall Foreman | William J S Russell | Julia F Elmore | William Russell | Mary Ann Taylor | Harriett (Hattie) A. Elmore | James S Elmore | William Russell | Minta Fowler | Morgan Taylor | Amanda Goulding | What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6 | Marshall & Jesse Corine | FNU | FNU | FNU | FNU
24: Mary Frances September 3, 1928 Gordonville, Texas August 16, 2005 | Ivy Juanita March 20, 1923 Denison, Texas | David James Russell April 14, 1921 Grayson Co. Tecas | Thelma Irene May 20, 1926 Vero Beach, Florida | David James Russell July 19, 1921 Hagerman, Texas June 4, 1988 | Marshall, Corine, David, Juanita, Thelma, Mary Frances, Betty Sue, Nolan. Gloria, Linda
25: Betty Sue November 4, 1930 Gordonville, Texas | Great Grandfather | Gloria Ann November 27, 1935 Gordonville, Texas | Charles Nolan May 22, 1933 Gordonville, Texas | Children of Marshall and Corine Russell | Linda Darlene January 21, 1947 Sadler, Texas | Sweet Grandma Russell smiles down on us!
26: David James & Billie Dove Moore Russell | David James Russell was the firstborn to Marshall and Corine Russell in 1924. He and Billie Dove Moore were married in 1942 and traveled for many years as David served in the United States Air Force. To this union was born twin girls Jeanne and Janna in 1948 and Ricky was born 1957. David retired in 1969 and they made their home in San Antonio, Texas. David died in 1988, way before his years, at the age of 67, with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease.) He was a Major in the US Air Force and is buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery , San Antonio, Texas. | David & Billie | Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with you mind and with all your strength
27: Ricky David Russell was b 18 April 1957. He owns his own business, Window by Window. He is married to Christine and she is a special education coordinator. They are blessed with one daughter Taylor, and she is finishing her 3rd year of college. They live in San Antonio, Texas. | Jeanne Christian Russell LaCoke was b 5 May 1948 as twin to Janna. As a child they traveled as a military family. She went to college in 1970 and then taught Middle school math for 28 years. She met and married John LaCoke who worked for the U.S. Treasury Dept. Together they have 2 children, Jeff and Jennifer. They are both retired and live in Cedar Park, Texas. | Janna | Jeanne | Ricky | Janna Carroll Russell Kelley was b 5 May 1948 in Denison, Texas. She was a twin sister to Jeanne. Being born to a military family she lived many places. Janna got a Bachelor of Science in 1970 at Texas State University and taught 8th grade algebra for 34 years. She retired in 2005. In 1973 she married Cecil Kelley and they had 2 daughters, Paula and Becky. Janna and her mom reside in Cedar Park, Texas
28: Ivy Juanita Russell & Ocie Loran Samford | Ivy Juanita Russell graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1940. She married Ocie Loran Samford on 6 March 1943. They traveled and lived many places while he was on active duty with the US Air Force. He retired in 1970 and they made their home in Denison, Texas. They have three children: Charlotte Ann Abernathy, Susan Elaine Arnold and Russell Loran Samford. Loran died in 1989 and is buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Sherman, Texas. | Loran & Juanita | Juanita's 80th Birthday Stephanie, Charlotte, Zach, Celeste, Susan, Juanita, Kris, Russell, Paula, Ryan & Jacob | Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Col. 3:20
29: Susan Elaine was b 1 May 1956. She married Kris Arnold in 1982 and both graduated from University of Texas in Austin. Susan works for Mt. Pleasant ISD and Kris is a CPA. They have 2 children, Zach and Celeste. They reside in Mt. Pleasant Texas. | Russell Loran was b 26 March 1960. He graduated from Denison High School and he and his wife Paula live in Denison, Texas. They have 2 boys Jacob & Ryan | Charlotte Ann was b 31 December 1952. She is a registered nurse. She is married to Craig Abernathy and together they have one daughter Stephanie.. They live in Allen, Texas
30: Thelma graduated from Sadler High School and married Manuel Carney in 1954. Thelma was a talented seamstress and they were farmers in Collinsville, Texas where they lived and raised three boys. Bobby, Nickey and Danny. They were active in the community and the Collinsville Church of Christ. | Thelma Irene Russell & Manuel Carney | Thelma with Russell family
31: Bobby, Danny, & Nickey | The Carney Boys Nick, Bobby & Danny | Danny, Nickey & Bobby
32: Mary Frances Russell & Thomas O Medlin Jr Married 8 December 1945 in Sherman, Texas. Tom Jr. was a salesman and Veteran of WWII and Mary Frances was a homemaker and later in life worked at Western Sizzlin Steakhouse. Mary Frances had the gift of loving and serving others. Together they reared 6 children in Sherman, Texas, all graduates of Sherman High School. They were faithful members of the Church of Christ. After Tom Jr. died 17 July 1988 at age of 65, Mary Frances then married N.J. Hardeman of Grand Prairie, Texas (Tom Jr.'s Sgt in WWII). NJ died 3 months after their union. Mary Frances and daughter Leah lived east of Denison where she later died of pancreatic cancer 16 August 2005 and is buried in Sadler Cemetery, Sadler, Texas. | Sheryl, Dennis, Bettye, Leah, Frances, Biill & Tommie | 2003 | Sheryl Elaine | Dennis Marshall | Tommie Sue | Tom Jr & Frances
33: Mary Frances Russell Medlin & Thomas O. Medlin Jr & family | Bettye Jeanne | Billy Joe | Leah was b 30 March 1965. She lived with her parents for 40 years. Since mama's passing she lives in an assisted living home with 5 other ladies. Leah was the baby of 6 children and came into this world as a "special" person. She taught us all patience and love for one another. Leah loves everyone with her own "special" smile and hug.
34: Betty Sue & James Elliott & Jimmy | Betty Sue Russell was a talented basketball player at Sadler High School. After graduation she married James Elliott in 1949. She worked many years in a bank and traveled with James as he served in the US Air Force for 20 years. They retired from the military to Garland, Texas. In 1965 God blessed them with an adopted son, James Ray Elliott. Jimmy graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1989 and tragically died in a car accident in July 1989. James and Betty retired and moved to Denison Texas. James died in 2003. James and Jimmy are buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Sherman, Texas.
35: Charles Nolan graduated from Denison High School and joined the US Air Force. After a 20 year career in the military he settled in the Dallas area. He has an adopted son John Charles b 6 December 1966. In 1985 Nolan married Wanda and they made their home in Dallas and had 35 wonderful years together. In 2007 they celebrated a grandson Chance. Nolan lovingly took care of Wanda until her passing in 2010 in Dallas. Charles Nolan resides in Dallas, Texas. | John Charles & Angie celebrate the birth of Chance in 2008 | Charles Nolan Russell | Nolan & grandson Chance | Charles Nolan & Wanda
36: Gloria Ann Russell & | Randy, Karen, Pamela Dennis, Gloria & Larry | In 1953, Gloria marched with the Denison High School Marching band in the President Dwight D. Eisenhowerd Inaugural Parade, Washington D.C.
37: Dennis Ivan Simmons | Gloria Ann and Dennis met while Dennis (from Port Clyde, Maine) was stationed at Perrin AFB and Gloria worked at the Rialto Theatre. They married 3 July 1954 and traveled various places for 20 years while in the military. Dennis retired from US Air Force in 1971 and they settled in Sherman, Texas They have four children Randy Dennis, Karen Ann, Pamela Sue and Larry. They are members of Western Heights Church of Christ. | Pamela Sue was born 28 Oct. 1965. | Dennis & Gloria
38: Linda Darlene was the eighth child born to Marshall and Corine on 21 January 1947. Yes, she was the baby and yes, she was small enough to fit into a shoe box when she was born. Her sister Betty Sue gave her her first bath and named her Linda Darlene. Linda graduated from Denison High School in 1965 and married Dale Clifford Lake. To this union was born a daughter, Tammy Darlene Lake, Linda and Dale divorced in 1974. Linda then married Samuel Dwayne Warren on 14 October 1983. They presently reside in Anna Texas. Sam retired in 2006 and Linda still works at Raytheon in McKinney. They have two wonderful grandsons Kacy L. Cole and Chandler T Huffman. | It's been a long wonderful journey and I want to thank all of my family for love, and support through the years. I'm thankful that I had wonderful Christian parents and that I had support in my childhood. God has been good to me and has blessed me with a beautiful daughter to enhance my life and two wonderful grandsons and a granddaughter in law to make my life complete. Now I pray that God allows me to live long enough that I have great grandchildren to love until the day I die. I'm looking forward to my heavenly home with the ones that have gone on before me. | Linda Darlene Russell & Sam Warren
39: Tammy Darlene Lake Huffman was b 3 July 1970 in Denison, Texas. Tammy is owner of Lamar Loans/Home Decor & Gifts in Paris, Texas. Tammy has two sons, Kacy Lowell Cole b 27 April 1988. On 4 June 2011 Kacy married Kristen Elise Eudy. They both graduated from Texas A&M University in Commerce and live in Paris, Texas. Chandler Trent Huffman was b 27 February 1997. He is currently a freshman at Chisum High School in Paris, Texas. | Family of Linda Russell Warren | Kacy & Kristen Cole | Kacy & Chandler
40: Sheryl Medlin Rushing & daughter Debreah Lynn Rushing Wells | Sheryl was b 16 September 1945. She moved to Utah soon after high school graduation. She m William Edward Rushing in 1965. Debreah was b 24 August 1966. Sheryl relocated to Colorado and her career in the Medical field span for 30 years. She retired in 2005 and moved to Denison, Texas to help take care of sister, Leah. | Nicole Katherine "Olive" | Debreah Lynn was an only child and soon found her soul mate. She fell in love with Cecil "Chuck" Wells and they married in 1982 in Colorado. To this union was born Nicole and Spencer. They live in Colorado where Debreah is a Neo Natal Registered nurse and Chuck works with Montessori Schools. | Sheryl is daughter of Mary Frances Russell Medlin | Spencer Thomas Edward "Stew" | Chuck Debbie Nicole Spencer\r Wells | Debreah and Sheryl
41: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers | Melissa, Jason & Nickey Carney | Kevin with his dad, Nickey Carney | Nickey Van Carney | Nickey Van Carney was born 5 Aug 1945 He had 3 children Kevin, Melissa and Jason. He died in 2006 and is buried in Collinsville, Texas | Family of Thelma Russell Carney
42: Bettye was b 18 November 1947 and m James Samuel Mullins 21 June 1968. They are both graduates of University of North Texas. Bettye is currently a school teacher of over 40 years and Sam retired from Raytheon. They are blessed with 2 sons Patrick Alan and Joshua Ryan | Joshua Ryan b 22 August 1982 m Megan Elizabeth Baker 10 Oct 2010 and they live in Sherman, Texas. Together they own Nautilus Fitness of Durant, Oklahoma | Patrick Alan & Darla Mullins | 3 Mullins Boys Jace, Samuel, Henry | Bettye is daughter of Mary Frances Russell Medlin
43: Joshua, Megan, Sam, Bettye, Jace, Patrick, Henry, Samuel & Darla | Mullins Family b.1968 | Patrick Alan b 3 October 1970 graduated from University of Phoenix and teaches school in Frisco, Texas. He m Darla Henry 3 July 2004. Darla is an Elementary principal in Little Elm, ISFD. They blessed our family with 3 grandsons, Henry James b 17 Oct 2007, Samuel Alan b 4 March 2010 and Jace Ryan b 3 Oct 2011 | Patrick family | Bebe with grandsons Jace, Henry & Samuel
44: Janna's daughter Paula married Roy Martinez and they have a daughter Mikayala, 9 years old. Paula is a teacher and Roy works as an Austin Police Officer. They live in Cedar Park, Texas | Corbin, Emily, Becky, Avery, Janna, Mikayala, Paula & Roy | Janna Russell Kelly family | Janna's daughter Becky and husband Corbin Gregg live in Cedar Park, Texas with their 2 daughters Avery, 5 and Emily age 1. Becky and her husband are both accountants. | David Russel children & families | Taylor Russell Daughter of Ricky & Christine Russell
45: John, Jeanne, Abbey, Jennifer, Katie, Stephen, Mia, Shanie, Brooklyn, Jeff | Jeanne Russell LaCoke family | Jeanne's daughter Jennifer is a high school administrator and her husband Stephen Petrus is an accountant. They have two daughters. Abbey is 9 and Katie is 8. They live in Houston, Texas | Jeanne's son Jeff is an Elementary principal and is married to Shanie and she is an elementary vice principal. They have twin girls age 1 1/2, Mia and Brooklyn and they live in Houston, Texas. | Ricky's family | Ricky David Russell family Christine, Taylor & Ricky
46: Bobby and Susan Carney | Nickey Van Carney | Robby and wife Michelle with Morgan &Ryan | Aaron Carney with friend Michelle | Children and families of Thelma Russell Carney | Bobby was b 3 March 1943 and married Susan in 1974. They have one son Larry Ray and live in Collinsville, Texas. They are both retired from the banking business. | Larry Ray Carney family Picture not available | Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Ps 127:3
47: Danny Kaye was b 19 September 1949 and m Joann Griffin. They live in Collinsville, Texas. Danny works for Monitor Inc. They are proud parents of Robby, Kristi, Lori and Aaron. | Lori Carney Zettler with husband Cody and children Cohen and Parker | Kristy Carney Ing with husband Kevin and children Megan, Alexis and Jarron
48: Tommie Sue Medlin and James Rogers Tommie Sue was b 10 July 1952. Her career with IBM relocated her to Colorado where she met James Rogers and they married in 1988. They had a triple blessing in 1991 with the birth of Jesse, Kelsey and Kyle to complete their family with son Neil. Jim retired in 2004. They have always loved to travel. Tommie Sue now works for Hallmark. | Kelsey Renee is a sophomore at University of Northern Colorado at Greeley | "The Triplet Connection" Kyle, Kelsey & Jesse Rogers | Kyle and Jesse attend Front Range Community College | Kyle James | Jesse Thomas
49: Kyle, Jim, Neil, Jesse, Kelsey and Tommie Sue | Family of Mary Frances Russell Medlin | Jim and Tommie Sue Medlin Rogers | Neil is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado at Greeley and works in the business world in Colorado.
50: Children of Juanita Russell Samford | Ryan & Jacob | Stephanie with fiancee Josh Charlotte and Craig Abernathy | Juanita's grandchildren Jacob, Ryan, Celeste, Zach Stephanie not pictured | Samford Family 1991 Russell, Paula, Jacob, Charlotte, Stephanie, Juanita, Zach, Susan, Celeste, Kris
51: Russell Samford family | Susan Samford Arnold family | Zachary & Celeste Arnold | Kris & Susan Samford Arnold | Russell & Pauls Samford | Jacob & friend Hally | Russell was b 1954 and married | Ryan | Celeste, Susan Kris & Zach Arnold
52: Billy Joe & Karen Oberg Medlin | Billy Joe Medlin was b 24 February 1954. Immediately after high school graduation he was ready to leave home. He went to Utah with sister Sheryl and never moved back to Texas. He found love in Utah and married Karen Oberg in 1984. He works in the public school with "special" children and Karen is an Elementary Principal. They have 2 precious dogs Winston and Remi. | boys of Mary Frances Russell Medlin Hardeman | Our boys, Remi and Winston
53: Dennis Marshall Medlin & Cindy Hall Medlin | Dennis Marshall Medlin was b 1 April 1958 and married Cynthia Sue Hall Little on 28 October 1988 and blended a family with 4 children! Jennifer, Lacy, Nick and Matt. They were 8, 7, 6, 5 years old!! Dennis is a roofing contractor and Cindy is a registered nurse. | Our "Medlin" fisherman
54: "Hardeman Ranch" Dennis & Cindy Medlin Family Family of Mary Frances Russell Medlin Hardeman | Jennifer Elaine Medlin b 4 December. 1979. She married Jeremy Ray House on 25 Oct 1999. They are blessed with 2 sons and a daughter. Colton Joshua, Carley Raye and Corbin Marshall. Jennifer is a residential caretaker with MHMR and Jeremy is a machine operator. | Nicholas Shane Medlin was b 13 May 1981. He is a single dad blessed with 2 daughters and a step-son! Asia Brooke Medlin b 5 December 2001, Elijah Jaxon Lewis b 2 March 2005, MakenlyMaryFrances Medlin b 6 June 2007. Nick is an independent contractor. | Matthew Cameron Little was b 9 January 1983. He is a bachelor at the time of this writing! He is well loved by his nieces and nephews! Matt lives in Denison, Texas and is an independent contractor
55: Dennis and Cindy are proudly called Big Daddy and Big Mama by their 9 wonderful grandchildren! (Dennis had a Big Daddy, his grandfather, Tom Medlin and Cindy had a Big Mama, her great-grandmother, Mary Richard (Richie) Hardin.) We are very blessed with our large, loud family!! We have lots of fun together! The grandkids love to camp, fish, water ski and tube on our yearly camping trip. They also like to go to Big Mama and Big Daddy's house and gather eggs, chase and capture chickens, pet the donkeys, brush the pony, play baseball, jump on the trampoline, or play in the swimming pool. | Lacy Elizabeth Little was b 13 March 1981. She m David Scott Rogers on 8 July 2000. They are blessed with 3 daughters! Olivia Mae b 10 April 2003, Caroline Elizabeth b 20 October 2005, Julianna Rose b 2 September 2010. Lacy is a stay-at-home mom and home schools her older girls and David owns a contracting business.
56: Karen Simmons Fulenchek family Karen, Stephanie, Clayton, Brandon, Ronnie, Rebeccs, Jennifer | Stephanie, Brandon & Jennifer | Gloria Ann Russell & Dennis Simmons children | Karen Ann Simmons Fulenchek was b 6 Jan 1961. She is a certified dental assistant. She married Ronnie Charles Fulenchek on 10 Oct 1981. They were blessed with a son Brandon and 2 daughters Stephanie and Jennifer. .They now reside in McKinney Texas | Clayton James Fulenchek | Brandon, Rebecca & Clayton Fulenchek | Brandon graduated Centenary College, Shreveport La. and married Rebecca Petkovsek. They have one son Clayton, b April 2012. Brandon works for JP Chase Morgan and they live in Houston, Tx | God's gift!!
57: Boys of Randy D Simmons Matt, Shawn, Chris | Larry Alan Simmons was b 14 Sept 1968. He graduated from Texas A&M in College Station in 1992 with a degree in Bomedical Science. He lives in Dallas and is a Grossing Technician for Dermpath Diagnostics while pursuing a certification as a Histotechnologist. | Chris & Krystal Simmons | Shawn, LaShanna & Kaden Bentley b Dec 2010 | Joey Simmons | Randy Dennis Simmons was b 18 Nov 1959. He is retired and lives in Colbert, Okla. | Amy Simmons
58: In all of my years I always remember seeing this relative occasionally show up in a top hat and all I knew was "Uncle Clarence". All of my aunts seem to be overly accepting of him, as to a brother or close cousin. I knew he was a jokester, funny and an undertaker. Word tells me that Clarence, Paul and Marshall Russell were cousins that always kept in touch. Grandpa Marshall Russell's dad, WJSims Russell and Clarence's dad Charles Hon Russell were brothers born to William and Mary Ann Taylor Russell. Charles Hon was b 6 October 1869 and d 23 March 1931 and on 15 December 1892 he married Minnie Jeanette Hodges b 8 July 1875 and d 22 July 1954. Both are buried at Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Texas. | Taken at home of WJSims in Sherman, Texas Standing: Charles Hon, George Morgan, WJSims, Robert Franklin Seated: Elijah Daniel, Mary Ann Taylor Russell, Minta (Ida)
59: Five of the Russell brothers lived near each other in McKinney and were very close. The families spent all holidays together and often weekends. "Dominoes" was the favorite past time of the men. The women spent their time with handwork and cooking. The children must have had a wonderful time with so many cousins to play with. | Clarence Randolph Russell: b 10 September 1905 was one of 8 children born to Charles Hon and Minnie Jeanette. He attended McKinney Schools, Austin College and the University of Texas. He was a rancher in McKinney, worked at Safeway Grocery before working for Barrett Funeral where he retired after 23 years. On 28 November 1933, he was married in Sherman to Willie Josephine (Billie) Barrett: b 1 March 1909, daughter of Harry Vincent Samuel and Josephine Musadore (Middleton) Barrett. She attended Sherman schools, graduated from Kidd Key College, attended North Texas and East Texas Universities; taught school at Basin Springs, Campfire Executive, and organized the Children's Library and served as the librarian for 22 years before retiring from the Sherman Public Library. Clarence and Billie were blessed with four children: Harry Charles Russell, George Ray Russell, Josephine Elaine Russell Olson and Clarence Randolph (Randy )Russell. | L to R Elaine Russell Olson, Gloria Russell Simmons, Juanita Russell Samford, Clarence Russell, Paul Russell, Frances Russell Medlin, Jane & Russell Newsom & David Newsom