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JOE C. RUSSELL, grocer, Elkton, Ky., is a native of Todd County, and a son of Jesse Russell, deceased, and the third of his family of four sons. He . is justly entitled to the term native, as he was born and bred in Elkton, which has constantly been his” home. He early began a mercantile career, first as salesman and manager of his father’s store. In December, 1878, he opened a business house for himself, and is now engaged in a thriving grocery trade on Clarksville Street, south side of public square, in Elkton. Mr. Russell was married in Logan County, Ky., in May, 1874, to Miss Eva, Merrell, daughter of Mrs. P. A. Merrell, of Williamstown, Grant County, Ky. She was born October 21, 1854. Both Mr. and Mrs. Russell are members of the Christian Church. They have two children: Sinclair M. and Stella L. Russell, the former born June 9, 1878, and the latter June 7, 1882.