Robert Russell and Malinda Parrish

IMG_8691Robert Russel, born in Petersburg, Virginia, August 6, 1792, died June 20, 1873.  Malinda Russel, born in Goochland County, Virginia, May 14, 1795, died March 15, 1877, Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky

Robert Russel was the son of Robert Russel, Sr., and Janet Robinson, both born in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The parents married and came to America shortly thereafter, their first child being born at sea during the journey.  Robert was born in Petersburg, Virginia, August 6, 1792, and came to Kentucky at the age of eight years.

Robert, Jr., married Malinda Parrish April 28, 1817, in Mercer County, Kentucky.  Malinda was the daughter of Nicholas Parrish, a soldier of the War of 1812, born May 14, 1795, in Goochland County, Virginia.

Robert was a brickmaker and mason.  He built Centre College Home in 1820 and nearly all the first brick buildings in Danville.  Boyle County was formed from Lincoln and Mercer counties in 1842, with Danville as the county seat.

In the 1850 census of Boyle County Robert is listed as 58, a brick maker, Malinda, 51, Edward, 30 and Josephine, 22.  In 1860 Robert is 67, Malinda, 62, and son Robert, 37.  In 1870 Robert, 77, and Malinda, 72, are living alone.  One additional daughter, Isabelle, is not listed in any census record.  She married John Andrew Lyle September 27, 1852.

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