1) John Russell born in Ireland, d. c1860 in Ireland, m. Mary Ashe
2) Andrew Russell born in Ireland, married Anne Stewart
3) Margaret Russell b. – , d. unmarried
4) Jane Russell b. – , d. unm.
5) Catherine Russell m. Charles Hill
6) Elizabeth Russell m. John Steele.
He enlisted in the British Army regiment, “Royal West India Rangers” in 1817. He served on the Island of Dominica and St Lucia until the rangers were disbanded at St John, NB in June of 1819.
Michael did not take a land grant immediately, however in 1822 he received a two hundred acre grant, 4 miles below Grand Falls, which he sold the next year.
In 1821, he married Phoebe Yoemans of Hampton NB and their first children John and Mary were born and baptised ( RC) at Fredericton, after 1822. The family lived at Aroostook Falls in the “disputed territory”. The Canada US boundry line eventually ran through their farm.
The later children’s baptisms are recorded at St Bruno’s Parish, Van Buren Maine.
Thomas …1823- married Marinda Wright
Sarah ……1825-1888, married 1840, William Lundy
Martha… 1835-1898 married 1854, George Clark
Nancy…. 1838-1839 married 1839, Charles Crabb
Margarett 1840- married 1858, Danville Bartlett ( 2nd )John Fields 1868
Michael died in 1866 and is buried in the old Catholic cemetery in Ft. Fairfield Maine.
These events are recorded at the NBPA, St Bruno’s Parish and RWIR site on the internet.
Submitted Jan 2008 by Richard Russell, gr,gr,gr grandson of Michael Russell