James Russell Family Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

James Russell Family Collection, 863 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains hand-written receipts and letters from the 1830s through the 1900s concerning Russell family members of Winchester, VA.
(1 box) Last updated 03/04.

Biographical/Historical: James B. Russell was born in Winchester, VA on Sept. 5, 1841 to Isaac and Eliza Baker Russell. At age 16, he was holding public office as a deputy sheriff of Frederick County. During the Civil War, he served on the staff of General Ramseur of North Carolina. He also served Gen. Pegram and Gen. James A. Walker as part of their staff. Upon return to Winchester, he started a dry goods business with his brother Isaac W. Russell with a large establishment on North Loudoun St. Their business was called James B. Russell and Brothers. In 1889, he retired from the business to pursue interests in finance, insurance, and farming. He also helped organize the Union Bank of Winchester in 1870 and served on its board of directors for 62 years. Russell had married Mary Elizabeth Hackney on Dec. 19, 1867 and had four children. Russell died on March 19, 1932 and was buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA.

Cite As: James Russell Family Collection, 863 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Deed - Harvey Longacre to Benjamin Keckley, September 1838, 2 pages, manuscript on printed form

Invitation to ball, 1866, 1 leaf, manuscript

Jackson, Cornelius - note, 1850

Russell, A. D. - account from James Russell, 1849, 1 leaf, manuscript

Russell, A. D. estate - letter to James Russell, no date, 1 leaf, manuscript

Russell, Benjamin F. - letter, 1868, 1 page, 1 envelope, manuscript

Benjamin, Benjamin F. - receipts, 1870, 1873, 1 page, manuscript on printed form; 1 leaf, manuscript

Russell, David J., 1 page, manuscript

Russell, Elizabeth (Mrs. James) - receipts, 1839, 1843, 2 leaves, manuscript

Russell, James ? 1840 Muster Fine ? Pr and Hnd, 1 leaf

Russell, James - bill, to Benjamin F. Keckley, 1855-1857, 1 leaf, manuscript

Russell, James - miscellaneous papers, 2 items, 1 page, manuscript; 1 page, manuscript on printed form

Russell, James ? obituary, March 19, 1932, 3 leaves printed (photocopy)

Russell, James - receipts, 1838-1870, 12 items, 4 leaves, 8 pages, manuscript

Russell, James ? Residence, 202 S. Washington St., Winchester, VA, 4 leaves typescript, 22 leaves background material (photocopy)

Russell, James - tax receipts, 1841-1901, 3 pages, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Russell, James D. - tax levies, Back Creek Township, 1870, 1871, 1874, 3 pages, manuscript on printed form

Russell, Margaret A. - tax receipts and note, 1874-1909, 4 leaves, manuscript on printed form; 1 envelope, manuscript

Russell, Sally - correspondence from her sister Lizzie Clouser, 1868-1869, 3 pages, 1 envelope, manuscript

Russell, William - receipt, 1835, 1 leaf, manuscript

Russell, William - receipts, Warren County, 1850-1851, 2 pages, manuscript