14 June 2011

He was the Orphans Friend (Tombstone Tuesday)

Dr. Wm. J. Russell
Born Aug 24th, 1799
Died Oct 7th, 1872

He was the Orphans
friend.

Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

Photo © 2010/1 S. Lincecum
According to online family trees, Mr. Russell was born in North Carolina to William Russell and Sarah McRee. He first married Sophia Parks, then later married Iantha Huff.

My curiosity was piqued by the "He was the Orphans friend" part of his epitaph. Anyone have any specifics as to why this was true?

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