I am looking for any information on the parents, siblings and family of Berry N. Russell, my gg grandfather.He was born in Tennessee, most probably the far eastern part, on 11 Jan. 1812.He died in Hood County, Texas on 7 Oct. 1870.
Berry Russell married Martha Louise Gordon, possibly in Tennessee, in about 1834.She is quite possibly from North Carolina, but we're not sure on that.Berry & Martha migrated to Mississippi in the mid 1830's, settling in the Holmes County area by 1840.The lived and raised their family there until Martha's death in about 1848.
After Martha's death, Berry Russell moved with his children to the Lafayette County, Arkansas area where he remarried and had two more children.This second wife was Elizabeth Walker Criner (widow of Alfred Criner). He eventually moved on to first Bowie County, Texas and later to Hood County.
My only hint so far as to who Berry N. Russell's mother might be came from the 1850 Census from Lafayette County, Arkansas.On it an Elizabeth Russell, age 65, was listed as living with Berry, his wife, and their combined family of nine children.Although this Elizabeth Russell was possibly Berry's mother, I have not seen any other mention of her, his father or siblings anywhere.
Any help, assistance or information on Berry N. Russell would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!