CALEB RUSSELL, farmer, section 23, Paton Township, was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, April 9, 1822, son of David Russell, deceased. He was reared a farmer, and received a limited education in the subscription schools, three miles distant. His parents were poor, and he had to work very hard. In the fall of 1834 they emigrated to LaPorte County, Indiana; thence to DeKalb County, Illinois, the following spring. In the spring of 1849 he went to California, starting May l4, and reaching Placerville, September l0. He went the overland route, driving an ox team all the way. His wife and three children accompanied him. He remained there two years, working in the gold mines. He returned to Illinois, then removed to Cedar County, Iowa, where he followed farming until 1874, then came to this county and settled on his present home, where he owns 240 acres of land. He was married in September, 1842, to Orendoro Corey, daughter of Samuel Corey. Seven of their nine children are living -- Nelson S., Normand, Orendoro M., Mariette, Elizabeth, Jasper and Jennie. Mrs. Russell died May 6, 1883. Mr. Russell was again married May l0, 1885, to Mrs. Ann Pike, who had nine children by a former marriage -- Hattie, Philena, Alvira, Lucy, John, James, Elnora and Isolia. Betsey J. died in her thirty-fourth year. Mr. Russell is a member of the Baptist Church.
CALEB-4 RUSSELL (DAVID3, EBENEZER2, JETHRO1) was born 09 Apr 1822 in Caledonia County, Vermont, and died 20 Oct 1908 in Paton Twp., Greene County, Iowa.He married (1) ORENDORA COREY 01 Nov 1841 in Boone County, Illinois, daughter of SAMUEL COREY and _______ ____.She was **born 31 Oct 1823 in Indiana, and died 06 May 1883.
Household Record1880 United States Census
NameRelation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Dora RUSSELLWifeMFemaleW56INKeeping HouseNHVT
Census Place Paton, Greene, Iowa
Family History Library Film1254341
NA Film NumberT9-0341