My great-grandmother, Mary Matilda CHRISTIAN, who was born at Bristol, Washington Co., Virginia on 10 Dec 1847, married a Franklin RUSSELL, for which we have little information on.I have been told by family members that Mary's father was a Roanoke indian, and a minister.Also we have heard that two of her brothers were also ministers and one brother was a doctor.I have yet been unable to find out the names of any of her people, her parents or brothers names.Though I have seen letters from Mary telling of her father and brothers.Her first husband, Franklin RUSSELL died about the year 1901.Her second husband was a druggist, one S. E. BLOODWORTH.This Mr. BLOODWORTH ran this shop at Gray Ridge, Missouri.There were no children from this marriage that we know about.Mr. BLOODWORTH seems to preceded Mary in death.I have found from her death certificate that she died on 28 Dec 1926, a widow living with her granddaughter Mrs. Mae McGOWAN, at Cardondale, Illinois.From Mary's first husband, Franklin RUSSELL, she had one child, Francis Marion RUSSELL.He was born at Nelson County, Kentucky on 21 Mar 1866.
I would very much like to know if there is any available information on this CHRISTIAN line, or any kind of help with the husband, Franklin RUSSELL, and/or S.E. BLOODWORTH.
I would appreciate any information that you can give me.