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Jim Russell of McAlester/Elk City Oklahoma Updated April 7, 2002
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I am decended from Major William Russell and Captain William Russell who served with General Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812. My father was Albert M. Russell, his father was Arthur A. Russell, his father was Major Bean Russell, his father was Captain William Russell, his father was Major William Russell. My Great Grandfather M. Bean Russell was the only surviving member of his family after his mother, two brothers and sister were killed in a Comanche raid Aug 1868 in western Wise County, Texas. He was 14 miles away working in a saw mill. He came home and found them two days later. I am researching Russell, Medley, Bean and Quesenbury line on my fathers side. On my mothers side I am researching Smithey and Riggs line.