A group of Russell researchers are tryin to locate a descendant of Matthew Russell who died ca 1845 in Henry Co. We think he had left Bedford Co. abt. 1834-37 to move to Henry Co. If he is the one from Bedford Co., he had previously lived in Rutherford Co., TN arriving there ca 1810 from Mecklenburg Co., NC. We also think he is the son of David and Jean/Jane White Russell. David died in Mecklenburg in 1802 leaving a will naming Jean/Jane, David, Matthew, Margaret married John Rogers, Mary married Zacheus Wilson, Elizabeth "Betsy" married Robert McCord, Isabella married Robert Mitchell, Martha and Jincey.
Matthew from Henry Co. estate settlement named the following: B. S. Allen [Samuel B. Allen], S.S. Russell, A. W. Russell [Austin Russell], A. W. Russell guardian for 4 legatees, Mariah Russell, C. T. Hughes [Columbus T. Hughes], J. W. Patterson [James W. Patterson m. Jane Russell], R. A. Russell by his attorney D. S. Russell.
The four legatees could be James, Martha, Geraldine P. and Delphy Ann.