Joseph Russell

Joseph Russell (1783-1855) was born in 1783 in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He was the son of Thomas Russell and Jenette Russell. He married Ann Agnes Hunter on 20 Sep. 1819 in Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, British North America; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized about 1841. He met Wilford Woodruff in 1848 in Canada, and they corresponded regularly until 1855. He died 10 Mar. 1855 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Joseph Russell (L4SJ-32M), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 May 2022). Joseph Russell, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/joseph-russell, accessed 4 May 2022). "Church registers - Old Parish Registers Births and baptisms," ScotlandsPeople (https://scotlandspeople.gov.uk, accessed 4 May 2022); Joseph Russel, 17 Jul. 1783, Clackmannan Parish. "Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 2 May 2022); Joseph Russell and Ann Hunter, 20 Sep. 1819, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, p. 72; citing Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, “New Brunswick marriage registers, 1792-1889,” image 88/615; DGS 5418863. Deseret News, “Died” (Salt Lake City, Utah), 28 Mar. 1855, vol. v, no. 3, p. 24; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 4 May 2022).

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  • Page 18

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    & destroyed it its much easier to keep your hands out of the fire than to cure them after they are burned. I would far prefer to bury any wife or child I have than to have them live to dishonor my name & disgrace themselves by commiting sin with the gentiles. If the Bishop sees any member of my family children or wives come here to meeting & take a seat in the back part of the House & spend the time in play instead of attending to the preaching I wish ...
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    February 19, 1855 February 20, 1855 February 21, 1855 February 22, 1855 February 23, 1855
  • Page 20

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    March 9, 1855 ~ Friday 9th I drew some poles & posts to the field & attended school at night March 10, 1855 ~ Saturday 10 [FIGURE] Brother Joseph Russel died this morning 20 minuts past 2 oclock about 70 years of age from Merimichi He Has been a faithful Latter day saint & High priest He has given nearly all his means to the Church amounting to about $70,000 dollars in all March 11, 1855 ~ Sunday 11th Sunday I attended ...
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    March 9, 1855 March 10, 1855 March 11, 1855 March 12, 1855 March 13, 1855 March 14, 1855 March 15, 1855 March 16, 1855 March 17, 1855 March 18, 1855 March 19, 1855 March 20, 1855 March 21, 1855 March 22, 1855
  • Page 9

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Ours As Brothers that his People should not steal from our People if any of them did let him know it And He would Punish them And stop it. the Brethren told him they did not want his men to steal from the calafornians for we were at peace with them. Walker replyed my men {[illegible]} hate the spanyards And will steal from them And I cannot help it Brothers Daniel Browett, Allen And Cox were all killed by A Band of Diggers in ...
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    January 25, 1849 January 26, 1849 January 27, 1849 January 28, 1849 January 29, 1849
  • Page 13

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    February 15, 1849 ~ Thursday Feb 15th 18489 [FIGURES] To President Young And Council 2 sheets On Territorial Bills And Government 1 sheet To Historian 1 sheet I wrote A letter to President Young And Council containing two full sheets of fools cap writing in my Journal Hand giving an account of my leaving Council Bl[uffs] my meetings at Mount Pisgah & Garden Grove, My providential delivery from Death, visit at the Temple &
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    February 15, 1849
  • Page 15

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    February 16, 1849 ~ Friday 16th [FIGURE] I recieved A letter from Wm Low spent the day writi[ng] February 17, 1849 ~ Saturday 17th I visited Boston And obtained the New York weekly Her[ald] I[t] was full of news on Calafornia, gold digings, &c large Extra[cts] from the Calafornia Star. Advertisment of Samuel Brannan & Wm Stout merchantman took gold at $16 per oz. Murders were spoke of And Exhertion to form ...
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    February 16, 1849 February 17, 1849 February 18, 1849 February 19, 1849 February 20, 1849 February 21, 1849 February 22, 1849 February 23, 1849 February 24, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    March 13, 1849 ~ Tuesday [FIGURES] ^March 1849^ 13th I this day called upon Francis N Mitchell stone seal engraver, Die sinker &c, 15 Tremont Row, Boston, And searched A record entitled General Armoury of England By John Burnard Burke Heraldry (to find my coat of Arms which I found to be the following) Woodroffe or Woodruff Lord Mayor of London 1579 Poyle, Co Surrey). G U on a chev ar, Crest a Dexter ar three Bucks heads erased sa a Cheif perfess ...
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    March 13, 1849 March 14, 1849 March 15, 1849 March 16, 1849 March 17, 1849 March 18, 1849 March 19, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    was 76 Seventy six years, and 3 three days old this day that I baptized him, I have now baptized my Father Woodruff & Father in law Carter this is a great consolation to my soul, Father Ezra Carter sen was the son of Ezra Carter 84 years old, who was the son of Daniel Carter who was the son of Ezekiel Carter, His Mothers Name was Phebe Whitemore the Daughter of Elias Whitemore. Father ...
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    March 23, 1849 March 24, 1849 March 25, 1849 March 26, 1849 March 27, 1849 March 28, 1849 March 29, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    March 30, 1849 ~ Friday 30th It is still a rainy day this past week has been almost one Universal scene of storm, wind, & rain. Rhoda Foss has lain at our house quiette sick with a fever Mrs Woodruff & myself prayed with her in the night & administered unto her and she began to recover, we also recieved a letter from Br Samuel Hard[y] saying that Br Josiah Hardy was vary sick & wished us to pray for ...
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    March 30, 1849 March 31, 1849 April 1, 1849 April 2, 1849 April 3, 1849 April 4, 1849 April 5, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    May 4, 1849 ~ Friday 4th I took cars rode to New Haven, & spent the night with J. S. 13 m May 5, 1849 ~ Saturday 5th I parted with Father Jairus Sandford. After orda ining Br Sherman Barnes to the Office of an Elder, I took the cars rode to Boston, and arived home with my family in the edge of the evening, & found them well, after being absent more than a month, I ...
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    May 4, 1849 May 5, 1849 May 6, 1849 May 7, 1849 May 8, 1849 May 9, 1849
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    through A Hilly rough country to travel day & night I did not see what way one pair of Horses was going to travel with any speed with such a train of Lumber behind them but I soon found out for as soon as we come to the top of A Hill the Horses could not Hold the waggons And of course they went down the Hill upon A keen run as fast as there legs could carry them & continued to run untill they got part of the way up the next Hill in this way we got ...
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    July 21, 1849 July 22, 1849 July 23, 1849