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BOOK - North Russell Cemetery, Russell Township, Russell County, Ontario
Recorded by Evalyn Collins, Fern Small & Ken Collins. Double checked by Evalyn Collins & Ken Collins
Originally published by Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1982
This reprint published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2019

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The North Russell Cemetery is located just a few miles north of the Village of Russell and is on the west side of the road, on Concession 2, Lot 18.

This cemetery is well maintained and the stone inscriptions indicate that it was in use prior to the 1871's. Of course the land records indicate that it commenced in 1854. There is a belief, however, that the first burial was made in 1844 which was the 12 year old daughter, Elizabeth, of Mr and Mrs Henry Hitsman. She died from burns received when her clothing caught fire as she was hanging a pot over the open fireplace. A younger sister Sarah Hitsman, about 3 years of age, died in 1839 after drinking lye. Her burial location is not known. It should be noted that stone no. 210 records the burial of a Mr and Mrs Henry Hitsman - the parents of the above two children?

The earliest death recorded on a stone was that of Ida Jane SHELP, who died in 1825 (stone 265). It is presumed that this burial did not occur here, but was added to a family stone at a much later date. An analysis of the 301 stones does produce much interesting information.

The earliest birth date as indicated by the transcriptions is Henry HITSMAN, who was born in 1800 and his wife, Letitia GILLASPY, born in 1801. Both came from Ireland.

The majority of the emigrants came from Glasgow and Dumfrieshire in Scotland, and the Counties Tyrone and Cavan in Ireland.

The frequency of names which was obtained from the index of names in the cemetery shows MORROW with a majority of 40 names, followed by HARRISON with 30 names, SHELP with 29 names and HITSMAN with 28 names.

Browse the complete Index here....

38 Pages
8.5 X 11"
Originally published by Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1982
Original 1982 ISBN (no record)
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa 2019
New ISBN 978-1-77240-140-0 (Coilbound edition)

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