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Elisabeth Russell

Elisabeth Russell

Female 1814 - 1909  (94 years)

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  • Name Elisabeth Russell 
    • Emigrated to US from Liverpool as part of the Mormon Migration. She traveled on the ship Norfolk with her son, Andrew Wardrop, and her sister, Margaret Russell.

      According to family legend Elisabeth married against her mother's wishes; Andrew Wardrop was considered lower class than the Russells.

      1870 census: (June 2) Alpine Co, CA Township Four, post office: Woodlands. Enumerated in household: John Gray, Elisabeth Gray, William Gray, and Andrew Wardrop.
      1870 census: (June 11) Carson City, NV.
    Born 27 Oct 1814  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 04 Oct 1909  Genesee, Latah, ID Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I991  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 

    Father ROBERT Russell,   b. 09 Dec 1787, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1828, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother AGNES Adam,   b. 1790, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1877, Chapelhall, Bothwell, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Apr 1811  Old Monkland, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Gray,   b. 1818, Airdrie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, Genesee, Latah, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1845  St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Russell Gray,   b. 15 Jan 1852, Salt Lake City, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1922, Genessee,Latah, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     2. William Wallace Gray,   b. 14 Feb 1854, Hooper, Weber UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1932, Genesee, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     3. Isabelle Gray,   b. 10 Dec 1848, St Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1940, Vernonia, Columbia Co, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     4. Robert A. Gray,   b. 1850,   d. Bef 1852  (Age < 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Andrew Wardrop,   b. 03 May 1812, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1838, Glasgow City Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1835  Bothwell,Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Wardrop,   b. 21 Aug 1836, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Andrew Mark Wardrop,   b. 03 Aug 1837, Bothwell,Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1922, Genesee, Latah Co, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1814 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Aug 1835 - Bothwell,Lanarkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Oct 1909 - Genesee, Latah, ID Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Russell Wardrobe c 1844. Photo courtesy Norna Groff, great-great grand daughter of Elizabeth Russell Wardrobe Gray.
    SS Norfolk
    SS Norfolk
    "EMIGRATION. -- The fine ship Norfolk, Captain Elliot, sailed from this port on the 19th September, under very favorable circumstances, at a quarter past three p.m., having on board about 143 souls put on by us. We rejoice to see so practical an illustration of the faith of the Saints being unshaken by the late tragical events in the West, and that the Saints are not living according to the precepts of men, but the word of the Lord. Any anxious to emigrate about the 12th instant, can have an opportunity of doing so, by making early application. Early in January next we expect to charter a ship, and should be glad to receive notice as soon as possible of all who intend to go at that time."

    "TWENTY EIGHTH COMPANY. -- Norfolk, 143 souls . . . This was the first ship load of Saints sent out from England after the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Proceeding up the river, a number of the emigrants found it necessary, for the lack of means, to settle down temporarily at St. Louis, Missouri, while all who were able , continued to Nauvoo." "Thurs. 19. [Sep. 1844] -- The ship Norfolk sailed from Liverpool with 143 Saints, bound for Nauvoo."

    Documents
    Passenger List of the SS Norfolk
    Passenger List of the SS Norfolk
    Robert Grant (29), Isabella (24), John (6), Isabella (2), William (1), Agnes (infant), Elizabeth Wardrop (29), Andrew Wardrop (6) and Margaret Russell (27). From New Orleans Passenger Lists 1820-1945, Ancestry.com

    Headstones
    Elizabeth Russell Gray 1814-1904
    Elizabeth Russell Gray 1814-1904
    Elizabeth Gray Died Oct 4, 1904, Aged 94(?) Years

  • Notes 
    • DNA Match with George Hamill is through elizabeth Russell and Agnes Adam.

      According to a family letter Elizabeth married against her mother's wishes. Andrew was considered lower class than the Russells.
      Emigrated on the Norfolk, leaving Liverpool and arriving in New Orleans on November 11, 1844 as part of the Mormon Migration.

      1841 census:
      1850 census: living in Salt Lake City with husband, John Gray, and children.
      1860 census:
      1870 census (June 11): living in Carson City, NV
      1870 census (June 21): Alpine Co, California, Township No. Four, Post office: Woodfords. Living in household: John Gray, Elizabeth Gray, William Gray, and Andrew Wardrobe.
      1880 census: may be the Elizabeth Gray, born in Scotland 1811 living in Carson City, NV with Hiram Gray. John is not in the household. Hiram was born in Utah. Age 21 - could he be a grandson??

      From findagrave.com:

      Elizabeth Russell was born on Oct 27, 1814, in Barony Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Her parents were Robert Russell (b. Dec 9, 1787) and Agnes Adam (b. about 1795). Robert Russell and Agnes Adam were married April 14, 1811, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. They had at least four children: Janet Russell (b. March 8, 1812); Elisabeth Russell (b. Oct 27, 1814); Margaret Russell (b. June 15, 1817); and Robert Russell (b. Sept 4, 1819).

      Her father, (Robert Russell born Dec 9, 1787) may have been a coal agent who worked at the Faskine Colliery near Airdrie and at Port Dundas in Glasgow. According to the OPR's, in 1812, Robert worked at the Faskine Coal Works, in 1814 at Port Dundas, in 1817 at Faskine and in 1819 at Port Dundas. Robert Russell was a Labourer in Port Dundas, Glasgow, at the time of his son's baptism in 1819. He may have been a labourer shipping coal on the Monkland Canal from Faskine to Port Dundas for the Glasgow market.

      Elizabeth Russell married Andrew Mark Wardrop (Wardrobe), silver chaser, on Aug 30, 1835, in Bothwell parish and registered the marriage in Glasgow parish on Sept 18. See the certificate from Glasgow of Sept 14, 1835. Andrew may have been born (2nd child) in Glasgow on May 3, 1812, and his parents may have been Daniel Wardrope and Isabel Aitcheson (Scotlands People). Elizabeth and Andrew had two children: Agnes (born Aug 21, 1836, in Glasgow) and Andrew (born Aug 3, 1837, in Glasgow- from familysearch.org Ancestral File). Agnes Wardrobe probably died before 1841.

      Aunt Jess (Great Aunt Jessie Wardrobe-Blackburn) stated that when Elizabeth married Andrew (I believe they were married in 1835), Elizabeth's mother was very upset. Andrew was a tradesman (a jeweler or "gold smith") and the Russell's belonged to the Gentry set. Her mother thought that Elizabeth had "lowered" herself in marrying a tradesman. - from Eleaine Alberti, great-great-great granddaughter of Andrew Wardrobe ED. NOTE: It should be noted that Agnes Adam's death certificate indicates that Robert Russell was a "coalminer".

      Andrew Wardrop, Sr. (25 year old "silver chaser") died on May 27, 1838, in Glasgow and is buried in the Old Churchyard.

      Margaret Russell & Elizabeth Russell Wardrobe and Robert Grant & Isabella Adam...

      Elizabeth Russell Wardrobe (dressmaker) and her six year old son Andrew, along with Elizabeth's little sister Margaret, boarded the Norfolk in Liverpool, England on Sept 19, 1844, and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Nov 11, 1844, en route to the Mormon settlement of Nauvoo, Illinois. Along with the Russell's were Robert Grant, his wife Isabella Adam (Elizabeth and Margaret's cousin) and their family. Robert Grant and Isabella Adam and all but one of their children (John) died in the 1849 cholera epidemic in St. Louis.

      A John Gray (born 1820, farmer) sailed from Liverpool aboard the Parthenon on March 30, 1845, and arrived in New Orleans on May 12, 1845. - See Liverpool to New Orleans, March 30, 1845. Elizabeth Russell Wardrobe probably met John Gray, farmer, in or near Nauvoo.

      Elizabeth Russell married John Gray (born about 1818 in Scotland) sometime before 1850, and probably in Nauvoo, Illinois.

      Evidence from land and Latter Day Saints Church records indicates that Elizabeth Russell and John Gray along with Elizabeth's son Andrew Wardrobe and their infant daughter Isabel (born in Missouri in 1846) travelled (with "unidentified companies") to Utah in 1848.

      The 1850 Census for Utah Territory, Great Salt Lake County, USA, lists a John Gray (carpenter, 32 years old, born in Scotland) with his wife Elizabeth (40 years old, born in Scotland) and their children: Andrew (12 years old, born in Scotland), Isabel (4 years old, born in "Mo") and Robert A. (3 months old, born in "Des"). There was also a Mary J. Van Valtenburgh (11) in the household at the time.

      There was some problems while the family lived with the Mormons. One of the church elders "fell for" Elizabeth, who turned him down. The elder kicked her out of the house they were renting from him and put her furniture in the yard and took Robert and William in the stockade. When John Gray came home and found out what happened he moved the family into another house. - Eleaine Alberti, great-great-great granddaughter of Andrew Wardrobe.

      In the 1860 US Census, John Grey (37), Elizabeth Grey (40), Andrew Grey (20), Isabella Grey (13), Robert Grey (8) and William Grey (6) were living in Ward 17, Salt Lake City, Utah.

      Sometime between 1860 and 1868 Elizabeth Russell, John Gray, Andrew Wardrobe and Isabella Gray moved from Salt Lake City to Carson City Nevada. Andrew Wardrobe became a citizen of the United States of America on Oct 15, 1868, in Carson City, Ormsby County, Nevada.

      In the 1870 US Census, John Gray (50), Elizabeth Gray (52), Isabella Powers (23), Elizabeth Powers (5 months) and A. Wardrobe (30) are listed in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada. John Gray's occupation is listed as "farmer" and Andrew Wardrobe's as "laborer". Isabella Powers is her daughter Isabel who was 4 in the 1850 Census. The Gray family was also enumerated just across the state line in Township 4, Alpine, California during the 1870 Census. William Gray (16) was also listed as a "farm labourer".

      Andrew Wardrobe married Isabella Slack (born in England in 1856) on Nov 9, 1874. - from Ancestry.com ancestral file Isabella left Liverpool, England, aboard the John Bright on June 4, 1868, and arrived in New York City on July 14, 1868. - from Liverpool to New York June 4, 1868 In the 1870 US Federal Census the Slack family had been living in Weston, Cache County, Utah Territory (in Idaho).

      Elizabeth Russell Gray died on Oct 4, 1904, in Genesee, Latah County, Idaho, at the age of 90.

      Read more at http://www.waughfamily.ca/Russell/Mormons.htm

      Family links:
      Children:
      Andrew Mark Wardrobe (1837 - 1922)*
      Robert Russell Gray (1852 - 1922)*
      William Wallace Gray (1854 - 1932)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Inscription:
      Aged 94 years.

      Burial:
      Genesee City Cemetery
      Genesee
      Latah County
      Idaho, USA

      Maintained by: waughboy
      Originally Created by: Kathleen Peck Probasco K...
      Record added: May 13, 2008
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