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    Samuel Russell, farmer; P. O. Troy; is the son of Isaac Russell, who was born in 1799, and came to Miami Co. as early as 1806. He was married in 1822, to Tamar Mendenhall, whose parents were natives of North Carolina, in which state she was also born; they settled on the farm now owned by John Westlake, and entered a quarter-section adjoining; they had nine children, seven are living -- Samuel, our subject, Joseph, Rachel, Rosanna, Oliver, Harriet and Tamar; Ruth and Isaac are dead. Samuel grew up on the farm, and was ever an honest, vigorous lad. At the age of 21, he was wedded to Miss Harriet Franklin; they commenced housekeeping, and have always lived on part of the land originally entered by his father; their children are named Louisa, Margaret A., John F., Mary J., Isaac N., Samuel L. and Jesse M.; Louisa and John are not living; Mary J. is the wife of James H. Snavely; Margaret wedded Jacob A. Cain. Mr. Russell is one of our substantial men, and lives in a style commensurate with his means; his wife died Aug 1 1880; she was a noble woman, whose loss will be deeply felt, not only by her husband and children, but by the entire neighborhood. Isaac Russell was wedded to Miss Frances J. Curtis; Mr. Russell was born Nov. 17 1822, and his wife Jan 30, 1824, in Warren Co., Ohio; they were a model pair and the children should ever feel a pride in having an ancestry who were ever foremost in promoting all that pertained to honesty and morality.

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