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John Russell DONNELL

Male 1812 - 1890  (78 years)


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  • Name John Russell DONNELL 
    Born 4 Mar 1812  Nicholas County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jul 1890  Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Thomas J. McBryde .

      (2) Donnell, Camilla, and Donnell, Emma A., The Donnell Family, Greenfield, IN: The William Mitchell Printing Co., 1912, pp. 70-71:

      JOHN RUSSELL DONNELL . . . , youngest child of Thomas and Nancy (Barr) Donnell, b. in Nicholas County, Kentucky, March 4, 1812. Moved to Decatur County, Indiana, with his parents. Married April 26, 1832, to Mary Ann Braden, b. September 22, 1815, in Scott County, Kentucky, a daughter of William Braden, whose log cabin, built in 1823, one and a half miles southwest of Clarksburg, Ind., is still a well preserved landmark. She attained the great age of ninety-six years a few months before her death, and was known and loved by a large circle of friends as "Grandma Mary." She d. November 28, 1911. John R. Donnell, by his industry and integrity, became one of the most prominent citizens of Decatur County. He was especially fond of a good story, and always had an interesting collection of his own. He was a farmer near Spring Hill, Ind., but retired to Greensburg, Ind., where he d. July 12, 1890. One of the important events of his married life was a trip to Brighton, Iowa, in the early forties. The party of seven traveled in an old-fashioned two-horse wagon and a one-horse surry, and were four weeks in making the round trip. During that journey they never crossed a railroad. Today there is a network of rails. They had two sons, born near Spring Hill, Ind. :

      [1] Luther Lewis, b. Sept. 25, 1833. . . .

      [2] Robert Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1835; d. June 22, 1840.
    Person ID I13475  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Thomas DONNELL,   b. 11 Jun 1765, Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1833, Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy BARR,   b. 1 May 1771, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1833, Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Jun 1789  Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann BRADEN,   b. 22 Sep 1815, Scott County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1911, Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1832 
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F6808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart