Rev. Samuel Russell1,2,3

#1622, b. 4 November 1660, d. 25 June 1731
FatherRev. John Russell b. 1627, d. 10 Dec 1692
MotherRebecca Newberry b. 1632, d. 21 Nov 1688


Abigail Whiting b. 1666, d. 7 May 1733


     Rev. Samuel Russell was born at Hadley, Hampshire, Mass, on 4 November 1660; Per grave marker.3 He married in Branford, New Haven, Conn, on 24 January 1686/87 Abigail Whiting, daughter of Rev. John Whiting and Sibyl Collins.4,5 He died at Branford, New Haven, Conn, on 25 June 1731 at age 70; Per grave marker.6 He was buried at Branford Center Cemetery Branford, New Haven, Conn, on 27 June 1731.7,8

Other Events

     Rev. Samuel Russell and Rev. Noadiah Russell graduated from Harvard, class of 1681. In 1701, they became two of the founders of Yale College in New Haven.9 Rev. Samuel Russell and Rev. Noadiah Russell were two of the founders of Yale College in 1701. They were classmates at Harvard, gradusting in 1681. Rev. Samuel Russell and Abigail Whiting were second cousins. Rev. Jonathan Russell and Rev. Samuel Russell were brothers. Their wives were first cousins.
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Newberry
Descendants of George Russell
Descendants of John Russell, list
Descendants of William Whiting
Deacon's Descendants (#1)
Deacon's Descendants (#2)
Pedigree of Rutherford Hayes, Sr.
Thaddeus Collins-Rutherford Hayes
Edward + 2G
Edward + 3G
Edward + 4G
Edward + 5G


F-A-G Memorial Found


  1. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), 3:594.
  2. Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston: NEHGS, 2011), 2:1315.
  3. Gurdon Wadsworth Russell, An Account of Some of the Descendants of John Russell the Emigrant (Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1910), 130.
  4. Dwight Brainerd and Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancestry of Thomas Chalmers Brainerd (Montreal: The Author, 1948, Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Mass), 316.
  5. Frank Farnsworth Starr, Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut, 2 vols. (Hartford: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1915), 2:380.
  6. Russell, Russell Descendants, 131.
  7. "Charles R. Hale Collection [of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices of Marriages and Deaths]", (1933-34) at the Connecticut State Library, Old Branford Cemetery, 204-1.
  8. Find A Grave Memorial.
  9. John Langdon Sibley, Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University, 3 vols. (Cambridge: University Press: Welsh, Bigelow & Co., 1873-1885), 3:236.
  10. Barbour Collection, citing Vital Records of Branford, 2:345.