JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER FAMILY of REUBEN RUSSELL


(Note person number 17.)
ADONIJAH RUSSELL of Brimfield, Hampden Co., MA was born 25 Feb 1713 and died 21 July 1775 at age 62. He served in the Revolutionary War and is a DAR proven patriot.

He married 13 July 1732 at Brimfield, MA

MARY SHERMAN. She was born 24 July 1713 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA and died 20 October 1782 at Brimfield. Mary was the daughter of John Sherman and Abigail Wood Stone. John Sherman, Mary's father, was born 28 Nov 1683 and died 28 Nov 1774. He was also a Revolutionary War soldier and a DAR proven patriot. Adonijah Russell and John Sherman served from MA.

He married,

CHILDREN of ADONIJAH and MARY (SHERMAN) RUSSELL who were born in Brimfield, MA:

    2    i      MARY RUSSELL b 27 Oct 1732

    3   ii     ADONIJAH born 14 Sept 1734

    4    iii      ABIGAIL RUSSELL born 25 Nov 1736

    5    iv      REBECCA RUSSELL born 23 Dec 1738

    6    v     RUTH RUSSELL born 16 April 1741

+   7    vi      DANIEL RUSSELL born 28 July 1743

  8    vii      PRISCILLA RUSSELL born 2 April 1746

    9   viii      SOLOMON RUSSELL born 3 Oct 1748

  10    ix      JOSEPH RUSSELL born 8 June 1752 - may have died young

  11   x      PHOEBE RUSSELL born 8 June 1756

  12   xi   JOSEPH RUSSELL bapt. 2 July 1758


7. DANIEL RUSSELL son of ADONIJAH and MARY (SHERMAN) RUSSELL was born 28 July 1743.

He married (int.) 6 Feb 1766 at Palmer, MA

MERCY COOLEY. The intention of marriage which was entered at Palmer, MA gives her name as Mercy. In the Brimfield record she is listed as Mary Cooley. She was born 26 Aug 1743 at Palmer in Hampden Co., MA, daughter of NOAH and Mercy COOLEY

Children of DANIEL and MERCY (COOLEY) RUSSELL born at Brimfield, MA:

  13   i  BETTY RUSSELL born 17 Aug 1766

  14   ii  CYRUS RUSSELL born 28 May 1775

  15   iii  DANIEL RUSSELL born 14 June 1773 and married 2 Nov 1795 to MIRIAM DOW

  16   iv  MERCY RUSSELL born 23 Oct 1770 married 8 Sept 1791 WARREN GILBERT

  17   v  REUBEN RUSSELL born 20 July 1768; married LYDIA VAUGHAN

  18   vi  ABNER RUSSELL born 9 Jan 1777


17. See addendum at bottom of page: REUBEN RUSSELL son of DANIEL and MERCY (COOLEY) RUSSELL was born 20 July 1768; may have died in 1854 at Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY; he married LYDIA VAUGHAN. No marriage record found.

He married

LYDIA VAUGHAN who was born 31 Dec 1776, probably in Connecticut, as she stated in the 1850 census of Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY. Her parents were JOHN S. VAUGHN born 9 Aug 1732 at Lebanon, New London CT. JOHN S. VAUGHN died 9 June 1820 at Utica, Oneida co., NY. John Vaughan married 30 June 1752 at Litchfield, CT to ANNA BEEBE who was born 16 Nov 1785 at Colchester, New London, CT John S. Vaughan served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain and his service was from CT, a DAR proven patriot.

Reuben Russell and Lydia appear in the 1820 at Henderson, Jefferson Co, in the 1840 census at Clayton, NY and in the 1850 census at Lyme, Jefferson, Co., NY. The 1820 census shows:

3 males under 10
2 males between 10 and 16
1 male between 16 and 26
1 male over 45
1 female under 10
2 females between 16 and 26
1 female between 26 and 45

In the 1850 census at Lyme, Ruben is 82, born MA; Lydia is 73 and born in CT. Based on the birth dates of Reuben and Lydia's known children, and the census information, this couple had resided in Jefferson County for at least 50 years.

Based on the 1820 census, more children were born to this couple. However, two of them are presented here:

Children of REUBEN and LYDIA (VAUGHN) RUSSELL:

  19   i  CALVIN FOLLETT RUSSELL born 1801 Watertown, NY.

  20   ii  CYRUS P. RUSSELL born at Watertown, NY 11 Dec 1816.


19. CALVIN FOLLETT RUSSELL son of REUBEN and LYDIA (VAUGHN) RUSSELL was born 1801 Watertown, NY. Died 20 Dec 1870 at Horton, Ontario, CA.

He married

ISABELLA MARTIN, who was born 1805 at Perthshire, Scotland and died 2 Nov 1870 at Horton, Ontario age 65.

Children of CALVIN and ISABELLA RUSSELL

21   i  CALVIN RUSSELL, age 19 of Horton, Ontario married MARY ANN McCLAREN, age 19. She was the daughter of JAMES McCLAREN and MARY A. FLANNARY. Date of marriage: 10 March 1870 at Horton, Ontario.


20. CYRUS P. RUSSELL born at Watertown, NY 11 Dec 1816. CYRUS served for three years in the Civil War. His enlistment began at Depauville. The Civil War records for Jefferson Co. NY list his wife's name as ANNA.

Children of CYRUS and ANNA RUSSSELL:

 22   i  DAVID B. RUSSELL born Watertown NY. 9 Nov 1840. DAVID also served in the Civil War, in the same company as his father.

Sources: Census records, Our County and Its People, Civil War Records, tombstone records, VIR of Brimfield and CT; DAR Index; Canadian VIR

Update for CYRUS PADDOCK RUSSELL: born 1 Dec. 1816 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY ANNA SOPHIA BASTIAN, b. 1818 (Mother: probably BETSEY BASTIAN bc 1780 in Canada) Cyrus died 21 Feb. 1900, at 83 years, a widower, at Horton Township, Renfrew, Ontario Canada.

Children of Cyrus Paddock Russell and Anna Sophia Bastian:

David bc 1841

Myron H. b 2 January 1848; died 29 May 1931 in Horton Township, Renfrew, Ontario, CA at 83 years

Cyrus F. b 1853

Rhoda Ann b Oct. 1850- she married about 1869, to C. E. Ormsby, born Sept. 1843, NY. He was a musician and printer. They were the parents of two children. Rhoda Ann died

18 April 1908 at Baroda, Berrien Co., MI and was a widow at the time of her deat

7/2016 M. S.

UPDATE ON REUBEN RUSSELL OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, NY:

#17: REUBEN RUSSELL, son of Daniel and Mercy (Cooley) Russell was born 20 July 1768 in Oneida County, NY, and died 10 August 1854 at Magnolia, Rock County, Wisconsin. He married on 19 October 1796 at the First Congregational Church, Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY., to LYDIA LEMON VAUGHN, born 31 December 1776 in Oneida Co., NY, and died 31 July 1865 at Magnolia, WI. Lydia was the daughter of John S. Vaughn, born 9 August 1732 in Lebanon, New London Co., CT., and died 9 June 1820 at Utica, Oneida Co., NY. John's wife was Anna Beebe, born 16 Nov. 1735 in Colchester, New London, CT. She died 31 Aug. 1849. John and Anna were married 30 June 1752 at Litchfield, CT. John S. Vaughn served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain and his service was from Connecticut, a DAR proven patriot.

Children of Reuben Russell and Lydia Lemon Vaughn:

  19         i      OLIVE G. RUSSELL born 27 January 1798 at Watertown, Jefferson County, NY

  20         ii      ORANGE B. RUSSELL born 1 March 1799 at Watertown and died 20 August 1871. He married in 1829 CLARINDA NICKOLS at Watertown, NY. In 1870, O. B. was living in Putnam, Floyd co., Indiana, in the residence of A. S. Russell age 36 male, born NY, A. E. Russell age 37, Annie age 8, Eddie age 6.

  21         iii      PERNELIA H. RUSSELL born 5 August 1800 at Watertown.

+ 22         iv      CALVIN FOLLETT RUSSELL born 9 December 1801 at Watertown and died 20 December 1870 at Horton Township, Ontario, Canada. He married ISABELLA MARTIN, born 1805 Perthshire, Scotland. She died 2 November 1870 at Horton, Ontario, CA age 65.

+ 23         v      RHODA H. RUSSELLl born 2 March 1803 at Watertown, NY; married IRA GLYNN, a dentist from Vermont.

+  24         vi      MATILDA C. RUSSELL born 20 May 1804 in Oneida, NY. Died 1889; buried Emerson Cem., Jefferson Co., NY; married HARVEY HARRIS, born 1798 and died 1857 also buried Emerson Cem.

  25         vii      JOHN V. RUSSELL born 2 August 1805; died 23 Feb. 1866

  26         viii      RODERICK M. RUSSELL born 14 October 1806 at Clayton NY; died 19 June 1835

  27         ix     DANIEL T. RUSSELL born 2 December 1807 at Clayton, NY; in 1880, he was living at Atlas, Genesee, MI, in the household of George F. Laible, age 35. Daniel was listed as the father-in-law. Also in the household: Josie E. Laible, age 25, Freddie G. Laible, age 5, Charles Gehan, age 10; Louisa Russel age 67.

  28         x      STEPHEN WEBSTER RUSSELL born 1 June 1809 at Clayton, NY; died 26 September 1875 at Traverse City, Van Buren Co., MI. He married ABIGAIL CLARK born 1815, who also died in Traverse City, MI. She was the daughter of SETH CLARK, Jr., born 1780 Pomfret, Windham Co, CT., and died 25 Dec 1847 Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY. Abigail's mother was ASENATH CORBIN, born 1791 Watertown NY and died 1854 in Watertown.

  29         xi      GILBERT W. RUSSELL born 7 September 1811 at Clayton, NY

+ 30         xii      MERCY ANN RUSSELL born 17 November 1812 at Clayton; died 23 August 1875 in Wisconsin. She married 28 July 1831 to AMGROSE SPENCER, born 20 October 1807 in Washington Co., NY. He was the son of JOHN SPENCER and NANCY WARNER of Depauville, Jefferson County, NY.

+ 31         xiii      CYRUS P. RUSSELL born 11 December 1816 at Watertown, NY. Cyrus served for three years in the Civil War. His enlistment began at Depauville, NY. His Civil War records from Jefferson County list his wife's name as ANN.

  32         xiv      JUDSON RUSSELL born 27 November 1818 at Clayton, NY.


22. CALVIN FOLLETT RUSSELL was born 9 December 1801 at Watertown and died 20 December 1870 at Horton Township, Ontario, Canada. He married ISABELLA MARTIN, born 1805 Perthshire, Scotland. She died 2 November 1870 at Horton, Ontario, CA age 65.

Children of Calvin Follett Russell and Isabella Martin:

  33         i      Calvin Russell age 19, of Horton, married Mary Ann McClaren, age 19, daughter of JAMES McCLAREN and MARY A. FLANNARY. Date of marriage at Horton: 10 March 1870


  23. RHODA H. RUSSELL born 2 March 1803 at Watertown, NY; married IRA GLYNN, a dentist from Vermont.

Children of Rhoda H. Russell and Ira Glynn:

  34         i      FREDERICK GLYNN; was a dentist by occupation

  35         ii       JULIA GLYNN married NELSON SAVIERS and died 29 Feb 1908; lived Carson, NV; was a housekeeper in a San Francisco, CA hotel, and survived the great earthquake. The Rebecca Lodge had her remains returned to El Dorado County for burial.


24. MATILDA C. RUSSELL born 20 May 1804 in Oneida, NY. Died 1889; buried Emerson Cem., Jefferson Co., NY; married HARVEY HARRIS, born 1798 and died 1857 also buried Emerson Cem.

Children of Matilda C. Russell and Harvey Harris:

  36         i       ORANGE R. HARRIS b 1827 and died 1897; buried Emerson Cem. Married 6 October 1847 to CAROLINE P. HILL, born 1828 and died 1913; buried Emerson

  37         ii     FRANKLIN HARRIS born 1823 died 1830 

28.  STEPHEN WEBSTER RUSSELL born 1 June 1809 at Clayton, NY; died 26 September 1875 at Traverse City, Van Buren Co., MI. He married ABIGAIL CLARK born 1815, who also died in Traverse City, MI. She was the daughter of SETH CLARK, Jr., born 1780 Pomfret, Windham Co, CT., and died 25 Dec 1847 Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY. Abigail's mother was ASENATH CORBIN, born 1791 Watertown NY and died 1854 in Watertown.

  Children of Stephen Webster Russell and Abigail Clark:

  38         i     CHARLES RUSSELL b 1837 in Watertown, NY

  39         ii      GEORGE W. RUSSELL born 4 October 1870; married JENNIE AUGUSTA CORBIN b 18 Feb. 1873

  40         iii      HARRIETT RUSSELL bc 1840 Watertown, Jefferson Co.

  41         iv      LYMAN STANTON RUSSELL b 8 April 1840 Watertown; died 3 April 1908 in Lansing, MI; he married LAURA OVERTON, b 6 October 1843 Adams, Jefferson Co., NY; died 29 Oct 1926

  42         v      WASHBURNE RUSSELL bc 1843 Watertown, NY

  43         vi      CLARKE G. RUSSELL b 1844 NY; died 1922?; married Mary S. Kinney bc 1846 NY

  44         vii     PHILO MENTOR RUSSELL b 31 March 1847 Watertown, NY; died 14 Dec 1924 Wheeling, Livingston Co., MO. Married MARY ELIZA HAYT, b 24 Sept 1849 Redford, Wayne Co., MI


30. MERCY ANN RUSSELL born 17 November 1812 at Clayton; died 23 August 1875 in Wisconsin. She married 28 July 1831 to AMGROSE SPENCER, born 20 October 1807 in Washington Co., NY. He was the son of JOHN SPENCER and NANCY WARNER of Depauville, Jefferson County, NY.

Children of Mercy Ann Russell and Ambrose Spencer:

  45         i     JOHN M. SPENCER born 18 May 1832 NY; died 1911, Civil War veteran

  46         ii      WILLIAM M. SPENCER born 22 July 1833 NY; died 1833

  47         iii      ALONZO E. SPENCER born 23 April 1838 NY; died 1868 in {?} the Civil War

  48         iv      RODOLPH/RANDOLPH AMBROSE SPENCER born 4 January 1844 NY: died 1912, Civil War veteran

  49         v      CALISTA M. SPENCER born 18 September 1848; died 1849

  50         vi     ORRA LEMON SPENCER born 20 March 1854 at Magnolia, Rock Co., WI; died 1922; preacher by occupation.


31. CYRUS P. RUSSELL born 11 December 1816 at Watertown, NY. Cyrus served for three years in the Civil War. His enlistment began at Depauville, NY. His Civil War records from Jefferson County list his wife's name as ANN.

Children of Cyrus P. Russell and Anna:

  51         i      DAVID B. RUSSELL, born Watertown, NY on 9 Nov 1840. David served in the Civil War in the same company as his father.

36. ORANGE R. HARRIS b 1827 and died 1897; buried Emerson Cem. Married 6 October 1847 to CAROLINE P. HILL, born 1828 and died 1913; buried Emerson

Children of Orange R. Harris and Caroline P. Hill:

  52         i      CARRIE HARRIS born 1858 died 1868

  53         ii      CHARLES S. HARRIS born 1873 and died 1876

  54         iii      HENRY HARRIS born 1852 died 1867


39. GEORGE W. RUSSELL born 4 October 1870; married JENNIE AUGUSTA CORBIN b 18 Feb. 1873

Children of George W. Russell and Jennie Corbin:

  55         i      GOLDIE RUSSELL

  56         ii      CLARENCE RUSSELL


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