Lewis Russell
  b: 1/Apr/1829 - Whitley Co., KY
  d: 20/Jan/1891 - Gentry Co., MO - bur: Cooper Cem., Cooper Twp.

Father: William Russell
Mother: Anna Bonham

Spouse: Mary Ann Perkins
 m: 18/May/1850 - Gentry Co., MO

Child-1: Sarah Elizabeth
          2: Delilah
          3: Stephen Albert
          4: Levina
          5: Eliza
          6: Edward
          7: Harriet Cordelia - b: 21/Jan/1862 - d: 15/Feb/1862
          8: Lewis Napoleon
          9: (unnamed twin) - b: 31/Jan/1863 - MO - d: 10/Feb/1863
        10: John
        11: Charles
        12: Mary Ann (Mollie)

Biographical Details:

Lewis Russell, oldest son of William and Anna Bonham Russell, was born in Kentucky, probably in Whitley County, on April 1, 1829.  As a child or adolescent, he apparently migrated with his family to Illinois and Texas and then probably in late 1849 to Gentry County, Missouri.  (Alternatively, according to the History of Daviess and Gentry Counties published in 1922, Lewis Russell settled within the present territory of Jackson Township before 1845; however, this is probably incorrect unless, instead of going with his parents to Texas, he was associated with the Perkins family and came with them when they moved to Missouri.)  Lewis Russell and Mary Ann Perkins were married in Gentry County on May 18, 1850.  This is further confirmed by their appearance in the population schedule of the 1850 US Census for Gentry County as a married couple having no children.  In addition, the households of both William Russell, father of Lewis Russell, and Timothy Perkins, father of Mary Ann Perkins Russell, also appeared on immediately succeeding lines of the same population schedule, which implies that these three families were probably then living in close proximity.1  Indeed, as newlyweds, Lewis and Mary Ann Russell appear to have been living close by or, perhaps, even with William and Anna Russell at the time that the population was enumerated in the summer of 1850.  However, by the time that their second daughter, Delilah, was born in 1852, it is believed that they were living a few miles to the west, somewhere between the future townsite of Stanberry, Missouri, and the Gentry-Nodaway County boundary, probably near Moccassin Creek.

According to longstanding family tradition, Lewis' father and mother, William and Anna Bonham Russell, together with his younger two brothers and sister moved to Henry County, Iowa, in 1855 and, in addition, there is evidence from family letters that Lewis and Mary Ann and their children moved with them.  Nevertheless, it seems clear that they had returned to Missouri by the time that their daughter, Levina, was born on New Years Day of 1857, but as indicated elsewhere, the population schedule of the 1859 Kansas Territorial Census affirms that in 1857, Lewis and Mary Ann Perkins Russell left Gentry County and moved to Bourbon County in the Kansas Territory.  (The Kansas Territory had been formed by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of May, 1854, but Kansas was not admitted to the Union as a free state until January 29, 1861.)  This presumption is further supported by the appearance of the household of Lewis Russell in the population schedule of the 1860 US Census for Bourbon County.  Moreover, subsequent census records indicate that the twins, Eliza and Edward, were born in the Kansas Territory in 1859.  In addition, it is known that in 1856 and 1857 the families of Mary Ann's two older brothers, Solomon W. and John H. Perkins, and her older sister, Rebecca Perkins Harmon, also moved to Bourbon County and that all four families settled in close proximity about three miles northwest of the town of Fort Scott.  This is further supported by two land patents issued to Lewis Russell in 1861 and 1862 for a total of two hundred and eighty acres in Sections Twelve and Fourteen in Township Twenty-five of Range Twenty-four.2  Both of the specified parcels adjoin land patented by Lewis' in-laws, viz., Peter Harman and Alonzo Scott, and are located in the northwestern part of present-day Scott Township.  Within this context, it seems almost certain that the Russell, Perkins, and Harmon families moved collectively from Missouri to the Kansas Territory either contemporaneously or nearly so.  Geographically, the eastern edge of Bourbon County adjoins the state of Missouri and at this time, the border region of Missouri and the Kansas Territory was subject to violent guerrilla warfare between pro-slavery and free-soil factions.  Indeed, it is not known why Lewis and Mary Ann Russell (as well as their relatives) would have chosen to move to such a disturbed and potentially dangerous locality, but it was common practice in nineteenth century pioneer communities for extended family groups to migrate and settle together rather than individually.  Furthermore, the unsettled conditions of this particular time and place would have made this particularly necessary and especially prudent.  Even so, family tradition and subsequent census records affirm that Lewis and Mary Ann Russell and their children returned to northwestern Missouri about 1862 since their third son, Lewis Napoleon, was born in Gentry County in 1863.  Therefore, it would seem that the Russell family left the Kansas Territory and once again returned to Missouri, perhaps, because of the violence and disorder associated with the onset of the Civil War.  This is further supported by archived Missouri military records which indicate that Lewis Russell enlisted in Company F of the Thirty-first Regiment of Enrolled Missouri Militia at Albany on August 1, 1862, and that he was called to active service the following October 6th.  His rank was indicated as "Third Corporal" and he was not relieved of duty until February 14, 1864.  However, the records are confusing because it is also reported that Lewis enlisted and was called to active service in Company E on September 26, 1862.  This probably indicates confusion in assignment of soldiers to companies and, all things considered, it seems more likely that he served in Company F.  The records also appear to imply that Lewis served in the Ninth Provisional Battalion of the Enrolled Missouri Militia, but this is not certain since this unit appears to have been organized after he was relieved from duty.  As a matter of history, the Enrolled Missouri Militia was not part of the regular Union army, but provided local garrison and support service.  Nevertheless, these militia units did participate in various engagements, particularly with Confederate guerrillas.3

Evidence from census and civil records as well as family tradition, indicate that Lewis and Mary Ann's fourth and fifth sons, John and Charles, were both born in Iowa in 1865 and 1867, respectively, which suggests that Lewis and Mary Ann Russell left Missouri, perhaps, sometime in 1864 and settled for a time in Henry County near the homes of his father and mother, William and Anna Bonham Russell, brothers, Stephen and John Wesley, and sister, Mahala.  Their motivation for moving once again is not known.  Anna Bonham Russell died in 1868 and William Russell remarried in 1870.  Perhaps, this arrangement was not to Lewis' liking, although this is merely speculative, but in any case, it is evident that Lewis and Mary Ann Russell had returned with their children to Gentry County by 1870.  Accordingly, it appears that they settled about three and a half miles east of the village of Island City on the "Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter in Section Twenty-seven" of Congressional Township Sixty-two of Range Thirty-two.  The location of this land parcel is about three quarters of a mile west of the Walnut Fork and is identified in Lewis' will, which was recorded in Gentry County on February 17, 1891.4  According to reliable family tradition, Lewis Russell remained in Gentry County for the remainder of his lifetime.  Indeed, the Russell household appeared in the population schedules of both 1870 and 1880 US Censuses for Gentry County.  Mary Ann Perkins Russell died in 1871.  Lewis Russell survived his wife almost twenty years and died on January 20, 1891.  He was buried with his wife in the Cooper Cemetery, which is about two miles south of the town of Stanberry.

Source Notes and Citations:
1. In a brief account of the Russell family written by Leah Johnson, great-granddaughter of William and Anna Bonham Russell (date unknown, but probably sometime in the 1950's), she states:  My Grandparents lived on ajoining farms about 3 miles southeast from Stanberry Mo. when my grandparents Lewis Russell & Mary Ann Perkins were married.
     Of course, the town of Stanberry, Missouri, did not exist in 1850; however, this location is in close accordance with land patents granted to William Russell and Timothy Perkins.  (Leah Johnson, unpublished MSS.)
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2a. The United States of America,  To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know Ye, That in pursuance of the Act of Congress, entitled "An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force, and for other purposes,"  approved February 11th, 1847.  Joseph P. Elliff, Private in Captain Chambliss' Company, 3d Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers having deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE a WARRANT in his favor, numbered 68492  THERE IS THEREFORE GRANTED BY THE UNITED STATES, unto Lewis Russell, assignee of said Joseph R. Elliff, and to his heirs the North West Quarter of Section fourteen, in Township Twenty five, South, of Range twenty-four, East, in the District of lands subject to sale at Fort Scott, Kansas.  Containing One hundred and Sixty acres.  according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been located in satisfaction of the above mentioned Warrant, in pursuance of the Act of Congress above mentioned, approved February 11th, 1847.  TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said part of said section of land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Lewis russell and to his heirs and assigns forever.
     In Testimony Whereof, I, Abraham Lincoln, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the SEAL OFTHE GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.  GIVEN under my hand, at the CITYOF WASHINGTON, the tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty-one and of the INDEPENDENCE of the UNITED STATES the eighty-fifth.  BY THE PRESIDENT: Abraham Lincoln; By W O Stoddard Sec'y; J. N. Granger Recorder of the General Land Office  (Military Bounty Land Warrant  No. 68492; Vol. 1127, pg. 115, Bureau of Land Management, Washington, DC, issued 10 Apr 1861.  (BLM GLO Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx, 2016.))

b. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;  To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: WHEREAS, In pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1855, entitled "An Act in addition to certain Acts granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in military service of the United States," there has been deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, Warrant No. 67667 for 120 acres, in favor of James Rush, Private Captains Vanmebres', Companies, Ohio, Militia War 1812 with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the East half of the North West quarter, and the South West quarter of the North West quarter of Section Twelve in Township Twenty five, South of Range, Twenty four, East, in the District of Lands formerly subject to sale at Fort Scott, now Mapleton, Kansas, containing one hundred and twenty acres according to the Official Plat of the Survey of said Lands returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, the said Warrant having been assigned by the said, James Rush, to Lewis Russell, in whose favor said tract has been located
     NOW KNOW YE, That there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said Lewis Russell as, assignee as aforesaid, and to his heirs the tract of Land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Land with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Lewis Russell as, assignee as aforesaid, and to his heirs and assigns forever.
     In testimony whereof, I, Abraham Lincoln PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the SEAL OFTHE GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.  GIVEN under my hand, at the CITYOF WASHINGTON, the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty two, and of the INDEPENDENCE of the United States the Eighty sixth.  BY THE PRESIDENT: Abraham Lincoln; By W O Stoddard Sec'y; J. N. Granger Recorder of the General Land Office  (Military Bounty Land Warrant  No. 67667; Vol. 204, pg. 194, Bureau of Land Management, Washington, DC, issued 1 May 1862. (BLM GLO Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx, 2016.))
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3a. Mark Lause, "A Brief History of the Enrolled Missouri Militia: Forgotten Citizen-Soldiers of the Civil War', in David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler (eds), Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History, orig. pub. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA; W. W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 2000: pgs. 655-6.
     "In July 1862, the provisional Unionist government of Missouri began enrolling a militia that came to number its regiments to a staggering eighty-nine.  Organized largely by locality, these units did not represent the standard thousand-man size of a volunteer regiment, but clearly placed tens of thousands of men under arms for the Union and clearly represented the largest single military force in the entire Transmississippi war.  Such a scale alone argues a major contribution to the course of the conflict.
     Nevertheless, the Enrolled Missouri Militia (EMM) remains the most neglected organization in the war's most ignored theatre of operations.  Irregularly made reports were badly kept and maintained; the National Archives--like previous Federal authorities--abdicated much of the responsibility for this state organized force.  Contemporaries, even its well-wishers, generally referred to it simply as 'the militia,' failing to distinguish between the various bodies using such a designation.  The EMM, in short, became the truly forgotten citizen-soldiers of the Civil War.
     Clearly, the very process of mobilizing the EMM helped bring a much-needed coherence to the Union cause in a badly divided and politically confused state.  Its service freed from garrison duties in Missouri tens of thousands of Federal volunteers without whom major military initiatives west of the Appalachians would have been smaller, later and less likely of success.  The EMM's role in contesting guerilla operations in Missouri, though more direct, involved innovative approaches to counterinsurgency warfare.  Further, it played a major role in driving back several major raids and incursions by Confederate regulars.
     The first full season of war in 1861 sealed Missouri's unenviable fate.  By June, the Missouri State Guard of the prosecessionist state government confronted a Federal invasion from St. Louis spearheaded by extralegal Home Guards composed of Missourians determined to overthrow that government.  These gained official sanction only when the Federal military seized the state capital and backed the MSG into southwestern Missouri.  There, the MSG and Confederate allies blunted the Federal drive in August at Wilson's Creek and won a September victory at Lexington that threatened to carry the war back into central Missouri.  Nevertheless, reenforced Union columns drove the MSG back towards the Arkansas line where the state authorities voted to secede in October.  As the MSG was absorbed into Confederate service, the Unionist Provisional Government had established three-month, then six-month militias.
     Missouri's subsequent experience typified the paradox of the Transmississippi war.  After the March 1862 battle of Pea Ridge in Arkansas, the Union had theoretically secured Missouri, and began the wholesale reassignment elsewhere of soldiers from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Missouri itself and virtually invited an escalation of Confederate activities.  (While Confederate troops experienced similar transfers until the 1863 Union successes along the Mississippi river ended such troop movements.)  In short, victories west of the Mississippi inspired reassignments that undermined those victories.
     Guerilla warfare erupted on an unprecedented scale in 1862.  Though nominally Union-held, much of Missouri remained a vast no-man's land tenuously controlled by small military outposts.  The very conditions that created the need for more troops left many able-bodied potential fighting men unwilling to leave their homes and families for volunteer service elsewhere.  The provisional state government won authorization that spring for the Missouri State Militia--Federally-funded units to fight only within the state.  While the MSM contributed actively to the course of the war its members nevertheless found themselves fighting far from their homes and the guerilla problem persisted.
     In July, the state government determined to enroll all residents fit for military service into a new Enrolled Missouri Militia.  The EMM organized under General Order No. 19.  The state would fund the EMM, which would be subject to the call of the governor.  However, it would take its orders from the regular Federal military.  Members would continue to pursue their civilian lives, contributing such service as would be needed, sometimes for months at a time.  There were a total of eighty-nine such regiments.   The role of the E.M.M. was further clarified in General Orders No. 20, No. 21, No. 22, and No. 23.
     Each of EMM regiments had a unique wartime experience.  Federal authorities did not pay the EMM.  Its officers rarely filed reports to any Federal authority (or that authority rarely retained them), and its members often performed their duties with little or no rations and sometimes even without weapons.  In most parts of Missouri, the organization was largely a self-sustaining local operation, the activities of which likely depended upon the needs and whims of the local Union garrisons.  Total time in service was generally equivalent to that of a six-month or year regiment of volunteers.  While units of the EMM may have often been 'green,' its ranks usually included discharged veterans and others who had often seen action.
     Virtually representing the adult male population of the state, the EMM represented a vast and complex force.  Prominent men of the community won appointments to command, and conducted their affairs accordingly.  As Unionists divided among moderate and radical factions, the shifting political ground often shaped the course and conduct of a regiment.  In militarily secure areas along the Pacific railroad or in St. Louis, the EMM played an important political role, though it became progressively disorganized for military purposes.
     At one end of the spectrum, the EMM included men whose Unionism was, at best, conditional.  Some members enrolled under protest, promising only to fight guerillas and not Confederate regulars.  The so-called 'Paw-paw' units of western and central Missouri were headed by Democrats, disarmed some Unionists, and were suspected of collaboration with the guerillas.  However, the 28th EMM of Osage county had an entire 'Reb company' of men with previous MSG or Confederate service; they, nonetheless, served the Union well against regular Confederates.
     At the other end, some units led by radical Unionists undertook emancipation despite the exemption of Missouri from Lincoln's proclamation.  State Senator Frederick Muench's letter to Gen. William S. Rosecrans sought to persuade him as to the value of the EMM in radicalizing the state.  Franklin county slaveholders complained of such activities by the 54th and 55th EMM which also recruited blacks for the army.
     In an effort to distill from the EMM militarily reliable forces, Gen. Rosecrans issued General Order No. 107, urged local committees of public safety to reorganize the EMM regiments into  Provisional EMM battalions.
     Available sources mention a number of the Provisional EMM battalions.  The numbering of these units seems particularly quirky.  Some evidently chose to start once more from 'one,' while others simply kept the number of the original EMM regiment from which they were organized.  Two of these, the 6th and 7th Provisonal EMM later reorganized as regular volunteer regiments (respectively, the 16th and 15th Missouri Cavalry).
     The EMM was intended primarily for garrison duty.  For the most part, it guarded supply depots, public buildings, military outposts, and railroad bridges.  This freed thousands of Union soldiers for the campaigns in Tennessee, along the Mississippi river and, later, in Georgia.
     Invariably, such duties involved the EMM in locating and attacking guerilla bands across the state, but the EMM often found itself doing what it had never been organized to do, directly confronting Confederate regulars.  The importance and innovativeness of EMM operations are evident in Gen. John B. Sanborn's letter to Hon. S. H. Boyd, describing militia service not by regiment or company but through practical squadrons of fifty men.
     At the onset of 1863, a Confederate column under Gen. John S. Marmaduke reentered Missouri attacking Springfield and other communities in the southwest.  Members of the 26th, 72nd, and 73rd EMM participated in the January 8 battle of Springfield which thwarted Marmaduke's effort to seize the town and the 74th EMM participated in operations nearby to challenge the Confederate drive elsewhere.  Marmaduke's spring raid into the southeastern Missouri 'Boot Heel' began with a clash at Chalk Bluff with the 56th EMM.  Towards the fall, the First Provisional EMM and the 43rd EMM contested the Confederate incursion into west central Missouri by Gen. Jo Shelby's cavalry.
     The diversity of their experience was evident in Confederate Gen. Sterling Price's much larger invasion of Missouri in the Fall of 1864.  The Federal high command responded by concentrating its forces at St. Louis and Jefferson City.  Aside from Pilot Knob (Sept. 26-27) and its aftermath, the later pursuit of Price across west central Missouri, and the clash of the armies before Westport (Oct. 23), Union troops and the MSM avoided engaging the enemy.
     To contest the invasion, the St. Louis area raised a number of miscellaneous EMM units.  Despite the myth that Union commander Rosecrans used the delaying of the Confederates at Pilot Knob to place the city's defenses in order, the dates of these mobilizations generally indicate that these units were filled only after the Confederate threat to the city had passed (Sept. 30-Oct. 1).  Given the upcoming gubernatorial elections, their value was likely as much political as military.  Gen. E.C. Pike's Report on the aftermath of the campaign sketches the role of the St. Louis area EMM.
     However, the Union concentration rarely included the EMM outside of St. Louis and Jefferson City.  Rosecrans left garrisoning much of the state to the militia.  Often alone, the EMM faced the escalation of guerilla activities that accompanied the invasion.  While avoiding the risk of a defeat of the Union troops, the policy allowed hundreds of partisans easily to overwhelm isolated outposts like that held by Company I, 35th EMM at Keytesville which surrendered on September 20.
     Through most of the invasion's course, EMM units provided the key--usually the only--force contesting the Confederate advance.  However, being a state rather than a Federal organization, the records note its battles, skirmishes and movements only rather offhandedly insofar as they affected the movements of the 'real' troops.
     Our understanding of what actually transpired in Missouri--or the Transmisssippi generally--can scarcely be complete without reference to the largest military force active in that theatre of the war.  Nor is that task served by citing the nineteenth century delineations of authority and record-keeping.  Those lines initially justified a distinction between state forces like the EMM and those in regular service, but other factors continued to keep the EMM largely invisible in the history of the war that evolved over the ensuing decades.
     The non-presence of the EMM, per se, obscured the obvious reality that the Federal high command readily subjected the militarily least prepared Unionists to trials and dangers to which they would not subject its own soldiery.  It obscured the bravery, even heroism of ordinary citizen-soldiers in order to minimize the losses for which the historical record would hold the Federals accountable.  It also eclipsed the 'total war' waged by the Confederates upon those Missourians who dared resist them, permitting the Price invasion to appear in the hazy, shimmering glow of a tragic and glorious endeavor in pursuit of the Lost Cause.
     In short, more serious work on the Enrolled Missouri Militia challenges the long enshrined myths about Federal competence, Confederate honor, and military glory.  On many aspects of the conflict, such a price has been too high.  What will be won at this cost, however, promises a greater, more rounded understanding of a vital theatre of the Civil War."  (Mid-Missouri Civil War Round Table, www.mmcwrt.org, 2005.)

b. "Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Missouri, December 15, 1862", Office of the Adjutant General, St. Louis, MO, 1862: pgs. 11-12.
     According to official reports, the Thirty-first Regiment of Enrolled Missouri Militia was organized in Gentry County in the summer of 1862 and had a strength of six hundred and twenty-four men under the command of Colonel Manlove Cranor.  It was apparently the successor of an original Gentry County Home Guard Regiment consisting of eight companies organized between June and October of 1861 and also commanded by Col. Cranor.  This unit is reported to have been in action at Blue Mills on September 17, 1861, and suffered one killed and two missing.  In addition, it is reported that the Thirty-first EMM was headquartered in St. Joseph and was detailed for service on the North Missouri Railroad.  ("Civil War St. Louis", www.civilwarstlouis.com/militia/militiaunits.htm, 2005; and Mark Lause, "The Civil War: An Online Study Guide, 1861-1865", www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Quad/6460/CW/EMM/EMMr.html, 2005.)
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4. Edwards Brothers of Missouri, Historical Atlas of Gentry County, Missouri, Philadelphia, PA, 1877.
     L. Russell: 1) Twp. 62 N; Rng. 32 W; Sec. 27; NW¼ of SW¼ - 40 acres.  2) Twp. 62 N; Rng. 32 W; Sec. 31; SW¼ of NE¼ - 40 acres.  3)  Twp. 62 N; Rng. 32 W; Sec. 31; NW¼ of SE¼ - 40 acres.
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5. I, Lewis Russell of the County of Gentry and State of Missouri, farmer, realizing the uncertainty of life, and being of feebel (sic - feeble) health but of Sound Mind, Memory and Judgement do make and declare this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit:
I give, demise (sic - devise) and bequeath unto two of my daughters, Levina Russell and Mollie Russell all of my household and kitchen furniture, bedding and beds, Serving machine, clock, Stoves, and what provisions on hand, also the South West quarter of the North East quarter of Section thirty one of Township Sixty two and range thirty two, also four acres off of the West Side of the North West quarter of the South West quarter of Section twenty Seven of Township Sixty two and range thirty two with all the improvements belonging thereto, to have and to hold unto my two daughters, their heirs and assigns forever.
I direct that debts and funeral expenses be paid from money coming to me and Sale of personal property, Such as cattle, horses and hogs, and other property, and what remaining after paying these, go with the following property, the North West quarter of the South East quarter and the South East quarter of the South West quarter in Section thirty one, and thirty six acres off of the East Side of the North West quarter of the South West quarter of Section Twenty Seven, all of township Sixty two of range Thirty two, also the North half of the of the North East quarter in Section twelve in Township Sixty one and range Thirty three, with all the rest and residue of my estate to my five Sons and three daughters to wit: Sarah E. Leonard, Delilah Johnson, Eliza Daugherty, Stephen A. Russell, Edward Russell, Lewis N. Russell, John Russell and Charlie Russell, to be Equally divided between them for their use forever.
     I hereby nominate and appoint E. V. Leonard and Charlie Russell, the Executors of this my last will and testament, and revoke all other and former Wills Made and Executed by me.
     In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 27th day November 1890.  /s/Lewis Russell (seal)
     Signed, sealed, published, delivered and acknowledged by the above named testator to be his last will and Testament in our presence, and we each, at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, Subscribe our names as Witnesses.  /s/D. M. Black, Island City Gentry County Missouri.  /s/Geo. W. Staley one mile South East of Island City Gentry Co. Mo.  /s/Charlie J. Smith Island City Mo.  (filed: 17 Feb 1891, Bk. 85, Gentry Co., MO, pgs. 194-5.)
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Additional Citations:

5. 1850 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 196A, (microfilm: roll M432_399; img. 380).

6. 1860 US Census Population Schedule for Bourbon County, Kansas Territory, National Archives, Washington DC:  pgs. 461-2, (microfilm: roll M653_346; imgs. 462-3).

7. 1870 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 627A, (microfilm: roll M593_776; img. 473).

8. 1880 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 533A, (microfilm: roll T9_687; img. 397).

9. 1859 Kansas Territorial Census Population Schedule for Bourbon County, Kansas State Historical Soc., 6425 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS, 66615: pg. 6, (microfilm: roll 1859_K1; img. 211).

10. Missouri Military Records Database, Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO, (record group: Off. of Adj. Gen., Rec. of serv. card, Civil War; box 72; reel s781).

11. Ben Glick,"Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, www.dropbox.com/sh/slhfvw5i4zjmxft/AACfXYga0yjMKuy-XKE2bcqLa/Cooper.pdf?dl=0, 2014.)

12. Don Raymond, "Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2002.);  Terris C. Howard, "Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2002.)

13. Cooper Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=28190&CScn=Cooper&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1434&, continuously updated).

14. Russell-Perkins Family Record, unpublished MSS.

15. John C. Leopard and Buel Leopard (Daviess Co.), R. M. McCammon and Mary McCammon Hillman (Gentry Co.), History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Historical Publishing Company, Topeka, KS, 1922:  pg. 251.  (Reprint available from the Higginson Book Co., 148 Wash. St., P. O. B. 778, Salem, MA, 01970)

16. Shirley Campbell Ramos and Patricia Campbell Kratz, Descendants of Phillip and Rebecca Russell, Gregath Publishing Company, P. O. B. 505, Wyandotte, OK, 74370, 1997: pgs. 171-5.

17. T. F. Robley, History of Bourbon County Kansas, to the close of 1865, Press of the Monitor Book & Printing. Co., Fort Scott, KS, 1894.

18. William G. Cutler, History of the State of Kansas, The Western Historical Co. - A. T. Andeas Pub., Chicago, IL, 1883.  (The Kansas Collection, www.kancoll.org/andcutl.htm, 2004.)

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