I am looking for information on the Russell Family of Linnaeus, New Limerick Maine. My great grandfather Harvey E. Russell was born in Canada, probably near Miramachi, New Brunswick Canada. He is listed on the Maine census for 1910, 20 he immigrated with his father and mother. He had 1 sister Ella, 3 brothers James, David and Fredrick we know little else and have tried finding them on the canada census with little luck? can't figure out why since they immigrated to america around 1881 anyone got any suggestions or connnections that could help would be greatly appreciated.

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Comment by Chris Dunham on March 27, 2011 at 8:00pm

I assume that Harvey was the same who lived with parents Robert and Margaret in New Limerick in 1900. The family was living in Glenelg, Northumberland, New Brunswick in 1881.


The birth records of Harvey's siblings Angus and Arthur give their mother's maiden name as Margaret Stuart, and indicate that Robert was born at Point aux Carr, N.B., and Margaret at Napan, N.B.


There is information in this PDF file regarding Robert Russell and his first wife, Jane McKinnon.

Comment by Deborah M. Stover-Arsenault on March 27, 2011 at 10:29pm
Could Ellen and Ella be one and the same? I wonder the only name not listed is Frederick P the youngest child of Robert and Margaret Russell.
Comment by Chris Dunham on March 27, 2011 at 10:32pm

Yes, I think "Ellen" must be Ella. The 1900 census says she was born Aug. 1879, which fits with her age in 1881. Frederick was born in Mar. 1882, so he wasn't yet born when the 1881 census was taken.


There was a son "Harry" in 1881, aged 6 years. That must have been Harvey.

Comment by Deborah M. Stover-Arsenault on March 27, 2011 at 10:48pm
It must be US immigration was famous for name changing when it suited them
Comment by Chris Dunham on March 28, 2011 at 2:43pm
The second page of the record of Harvey's 1901 marriage to Cecelia Rockwell should list his parents' names. Notice that Ancestry.com also mistranscribes his name as "Harry" rather than "Harvey."
Comment by Ben York on March 29, 2011 at 10:13pm
In Case you don't have an ancestry account, here is the front and back of the record that Chris is referring to.
Comment by Lynne Rice on March 31, 2011 at 9:35pm

If you look closely at the marriage record, at 1st glance it looks like Harry, but look closer and it is Harvey. Sometimes handwriting is hard to decifer.


Comment by Deborah M. Stover-Arsenault on February 23, 2012 at 4:58pm

Well i know that Harvey Russells father was Robert mother Margaret. Now heres the kicker Roberts father was Franis Russell and Mother was Ann they are mentioned in a book about the exploration of the Miramichi Valley. Both Margret stewart and her cousin were mentioned seems Rob was married to one cousin she dies and he marries margret. still can't find anything more than that on Francis Russell.


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