Mr. Landers. . .Territorial Lawrence County, Missouri Territory (1812) and Arkansas (1819) records identify Abraham and George Ruddell on the 1815 and 1816 tax list.I find George, Abraham SR and JR, also a John Ruddell on the 1820 tax list.I find NO Ruddells on the 1829 tax/land records there.
A William Russell is also identified there until his decease in 1826. He can be documented in this area as early as 1810. I cannot place him within the Russell family genealogies.His widow was named Mary.
There was a William Russell who married a Mary "Polly" Byrd +/- 1800 in the vicinity of Cape Girardeau. She is to be the daughter of Amos Byrd and Sarah Elizabeth RUDDELL.
Is there a relationship here with the Ruddell and William Russell families?If so, I am especially interested in the family of William Russell.
Thank you in advance for your time and attention to my request for information.
Maggie Robinson William & Elizabeth Robinson Family Assn. Houston, Texas