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Honored by Gen. John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

Thomas Russell

Cumberland County, PA
Born 1761
Jackson County, AL, United States
Died 1850


Thomas Russell entered service in 1781 with Captain William Hutchison and served in the 3rd Regiment of the Light Dragoons under Colonel William Polk, Major William C. Snipes, & Captain William Hutchison, and ended service about 7 Apr 1782. He resided in Mecklenburg Co, NC at the time of his enlistment. He served 10 months and was in 2 slight engagements with the Tories, one on Sandy River, the other below Ninety Six. After serving ten months the time of his enlistment, he was discharged in Orangeburg South Carolina


After the war Thomas Russell lived in York Co, SC 7-8 years; then lived in Pendleton Dist, SC upwards of 22 years; then lived in Franklin Co, TN about 3 years; then moved to Franklin Co, AL about 1816, settling in Doran’ Cove. Following in his father's footsteps, Thomas became a public figure in the community of Doran's Cove. On August 14, 1820, he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace and in 1821 became a member of the Alabama State Legislature.

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American Revolution
Southern Campaign