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William Russell
1786 - 1825
William Russell was born about 1786 in Painesville, Ohio and died about 1825 in Painesville, Ohio. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 39 years old.

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7 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
13 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
14 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
21 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
28 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
14 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
25 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
26 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
1 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
7 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
8 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
12 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
17 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
18 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
19 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
20 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
25 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
34 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
1 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
2 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
3 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
6 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
7 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
9 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
10 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
11 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Polly Bailey
Born about 1786 and died about 1825
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The Children of William Russell

Caroline Russell
Born in Austintown, Ohio on October 23, 1818 and died in Austintown, Ohio on May 20, 1885. She was about 66 years old.

Children of Davis Randolph and Caroline Russell: William Randolph 1839 – unknown Elizabeth Randolph 1841 – unknown James Clark Randolph 1844 – 1924 Mary Jane Randolph 1846 – unknown Clayton R...
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