Grange Hall Cemetery
Karen Rost - Jul 2007
John S. Russell was born June 1838 in Wilkes Co. NC but by 1860 census was
living with his family in Roane Co TN. and he enlisted in Co H, 9 TN Cavalry
which was organized at Knoxville, Tenn. August 1863.
They were on duty in the District of East Tennessee, at Knoxville, Nashville and
on line of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, and at Bull's Gap, Tenn.,
till fall of 1864 and saw operations in East Tennessee and also Stoneman's Raid
into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina. They mustered out September
The Russell family had several members of its family to serve in the Union Army.
One of them left the account of how the family felt so strong for the Union but
told how they lived in a Southern sympathizing region and they dare not let
their feelings be known publicly. So when the boys made the decision to leave
for the theater of war they sneaked out in the dark of the night through the
back window of the house so not to be seen by anyone that might retaliate
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
- John S. and L. F.
(Levi Frances) Russell are brothers and they are the sons of Hily Russell also
buried at Grange Hall. They served in the Civil War on the Union side.
Jun 5, 1838 - Apr 3, 1926
the funeral services of Grandpa Russell at
Grange Hall cemetery
Sunday afternoon. Rev. A. W. Luper had charge of the services at
First Baptist church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. He very earnestly
pleaded for the missionary cause of Portugal, portraying the
ignorance and superstition
of those people in such a way as to demand out attention to their
need of the gospel. A liberal donation for the advancement of the
cause was made by the church at the
close of the services.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED MAN HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON
J. S. RUSSELL DIED AT HOME OF DAUGHTER—BURIED CRYER CREEK
Funeral services for J. S. Russell, aged 88 years who died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Ben Garlington, Athens, Texas, at an early hour Saturday morning
were held Sunday afternoon with interment in the Cryer Creek cemetery at 3
o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gibson, Primitive Baptist
The deceased was born in North Carolina and had been a resident of Navarro
county for more than forty years. He had been sick one week.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife and the following children; Dr. P. S.
Russell, Corsicana; G. W. Russell, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Jessie Garlington, Cryer
Creek; Mrs. Ben. Garlington, Athens. A number of grandchildren and other
relatives also survive.
Recently Mr. and Mrs. Russell celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary.