- H. Rev. John Russell, Jr.Abt 1627 - 1692
- W. Phebe Gregson1643 - 1730
m. bet 1 Sep 1692 and 10 Dec 1692
Facts and Events
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John Russell (1626 – December 10, 1692) was a Puritan minister in Hadley, Massachusetts during King Philip's War. As such, he is part of the Angel of Hadley legend.
- ↑ Huntington, Dan. Memories, counsels and reflections. (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Metcalf and Co., 1857), 103.
The widow Phebe [of John Whiting] married Rev. John Russell of Hadley, a year or two before his death. His previous wife died in 1688 and he died in 1692, leaving a wife named Phebe.
- Genealogies, in Judd, Sylvester, and Lucius M. Boltwood. History of Hadley (Massachusetts): including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts. (Springfield, MA: H.R. Huntting & Co., 1905), 117.
John Russell, s/o John, b. abt. 1626, graduated Harvard 1645, ordained in Wethersfield about 1649 until settlement of Hadley when he became paster there until died 10 Dec 1692, m. (1) 28 Jun 1649 Mary Talcott, m. (2) Rebecca Newbury who d. 21 Nov 1688, m. (3) Rebecca [sic], widow of John Whiting of Hartford, CT.
- John Russell (clergyman), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), p. 61.
Rev. John Russell, Jr., c. 1627-Hadley, Mass. 20 Dec 1692, c. 1651, Harvard graduate of 1651.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Sibley, John Langdon, and Clifford K. (Clifford Kenyon) Shipton. Biographical sketches of those who attended Harvard College. (Cambridge [Massachusetts]: Harvard University Press, 1933-1975), Vol. 1 .
Class of 1645. JOHN RUSSELL. The lengthy profile includes the following genealogical information:
Born about 1627, died 1692, aged 65. Rev. John Russell, M. A., of Hadley, born in England, was son of John Russell, glazier, who came to Cambridge, Massachusetts.... Russell died 10 December, 1692. His successor was Isaac Chauncy, H. U. 1693.
A summary of the inventory of his estate, taken at Hadley 10 January, 1693, is on record in the Probate Office in Suffolk County, at Boston, where his son, the Reverend Jonathan Russell, of Barnstable, was admitted as administrator 17 January. ...
June 28, 1649, Russell married, at Hartford, Connecticut, Mary, daughter of John Talcott, and after her death, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Newberry, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, or of Windsor, Connecticut.
April 18, 1677, he wrote: "I had a very sickly winter my selfe, being weakly and full of sore paine. . . . My wife also grown very crazy, & fallen into a languishing state so that I fear her recovery. . . . My son hath been at home this winter; and beene a comfort to us." The
wife having died 21 November, 1688, he married Phebe, born 15 October, 1643, widow and second wife of the Reverend John Whiting, of Hartford, H. U. 1653, and daughter of Thomas Gregson, of New Haven, who was lost at sea in 1646, in the Phantom ship. After her second husband's decease, she went to live with her son Joseph Whiting at New Haven, where she died 19 September, 1730.
- ↑ Corbin, Walter E., and Robert J. Dunkle. Hadley Vital Records. (New England Historic Genealogical Society), p. 59.
'Rev. John [Russell], d. Dec. 10 1692'
- ↑ Find A Grave.
Find A Grave indicates a birth date of Jan. 24, 1626 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, but does not provide a source, so this is of questionable reliability. However, the page includes a photo of a plaque that reads (starting around the edges and continuing in the middle):
'Reverend Russell remains who first gathered and for 33 years faithfully governed the flock of Christ in Hadley til the cheif [sic] shepherd suddenly but mercifully called him off to receive his reward in the 66 year of his age December 10 1692'
"In the 66 year of his age" was a common way of phrasing age at that time, and means he was 65 years old, not 66 years old (consider that the 1st year of a person's life is before they turn 1).