Posted By:Sandra Stephens
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Subject:Re: john Russell born,aug,3,1802 Quebec Canada & elizabeth Murray,13 children
Post Date:February 15, 2013 at 10:08:49
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Regarding the spelling "Rufsell" - in those days when there was a double "s" in the word or name, the first "s" was written to look like an "f". This continued for some time, but was eventually discontinued.

Sandra