Looking for information on Irvin William RUSSELL b. 3 Feb, 1828 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky d. 2 Dec 1909 in Thedford, Thomas Co., Nebraska. He married 11 Aug 1849 in Hendricks Co. Indiana to Lydia Jane DODD b. 20 Aug 1833 in Hendricks Co. Indiana d. 7 May 1917 in Thedford, Thomas Co., Nebraska. Children of Irvin William and Lydia Jane were: Mary J. b. 2 Jul 1851; Sarrah E. b. 22 Sep 1854 Iowa; William F. b. 22 Jan 1857 Iowa; Daniel F. b. 10 Jan 1858; Leah A. b. 22 Oct 1860 Iowa; George M. b. 6 Jul 1863 Thedford, Thomas Co., Nebraska; Irene Christine b. 17 Mar 1866 Creston, Union Co., Iowa; Charles Reede b. 6 Aug 1868 Chariton, Lucas Co., Iowa; Eva Ellen. b. 24 Nov 1870; Annie Florence b. 7 Apr, 1876 in Chariton, Lucas Co., Iowa; Minnie Myrtle b. 4 Oct, 1877 in Sheridan, Poweshiek Co., Iowa.
In 1886 Irvin located a claim two miles east of Thedford on the Loup. He had always been a man of influence, being one of the committee that organized Thomas county. He organized the first school district, was justice of the peace for several years, and also served as county judge for two terms.
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