John Russell1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

#1641, b. 26 February 1597/98, d. 8 May 1680
FatherGeorge Russell b. c 1570

Spouse 1

Phebe Collins b. 3 Mar 1604/5, d. 8 Jul 1642

Spouse 2

Dorothy (?) b. c 1600


     John Russell was baptized at Cretingham, Suffolk, England, on 26 February 1597/98.10,11 He married, first, in Earls Colne, Essex, England, on 29 April 1624 Phebe Collins, daughter of John Collins and Magdalen Trelhern.10,12 He married, second, circa 1649 Dorothy (?).10 He died at Hadley, Hampshire, Mass, on 8 May 1680.10,13

Other Events

     In 1635 Phebe and John Russell emigrated from England to Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.9,13 John Russell became a Freeman at Boston, Suffolk, Mass., on 3 March 1635/36.14 In circa 1651, John and his family moved from Cambridge, to Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn.

Time Line

Baptism1598, Cretingham, Suffolk, England10,11
Marriage1624, Earls Colne, Essex, EnglandPhebe Collins10,12
Birth of Son1627, Ipswich, Suffolk, EnglandRev. John Russell10,13
Birth of Sonc 1629, EnglandPhilip Russell10
Emigration1635, Cambridge, Middlesex, MassPhebe Collins9,13
Freeman1636, Boston, Suffolk, Mass14
Death of Wife1642, Cambridge, Middlesex, MassPhebe Collins15,12,16,17
Marriagec 1649Dorothy (?)10
Move-toc 1651, Wethersfield, Hartford, ConnDorothy (?)
Death1680, Hadley, Hampshire, Mass10,13
ChartsDescendants of John Collins
Descendants of George Russell
Descendants of John Russell, list
Deacon's Descendants
Pedigree of Rutherford Hayes, Sr.
Pedigree of Samuel Russell




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  2. Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston: NEHGS, 2011), 2:1313.
  3. Martin E. Hollick, New Englanders in the 1600s (Boston: NEHGS, 2012), 203.
  4. Meredith B. Colket, Jr, Founders of Early American Families, 2nd rev. ed. (Cleveland: Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 2002), 277.
  5. Donald Lines Jacobus, Index to Genealogical Periodicals, Together with "My Own Index", 3 vols in 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010), 3:65.
  6. Gurdon Wadsworth Russell, An Account of Some of the Descendants of John Russell the Emigrant (Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1910), 109.
  7. Henry R. Styles, The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut, 2 vols. (New York: The Grafton Press, 1904), 2:594.
  8. John Montague Smith, History of the Town of Sunderland, Massachusetts (Greenfield, Mass: E. A. Hall & Co, 1899), 506.
  9. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, 7 vols., (Boston: NEHGS, 1999-2011), 6:134.
  10. Anderson, GM2, 6:137.
  11. Jack L. White & D. Jolene White, The Bramford-Earls Colne Connection (Baltimore: Otter Bay Books, 2012), 030, 200.
  12. White & White, Connection, 199.
  13. White & White, Connection, 200.
  14. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686, 5 vols. in 6 (Boston: The Legislature, 1853-1854), 1:371.
  15. Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, 2 vols. (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1914-15), 2:725.
  16. Winifred Lovering Holman, "English Connections of Dea. Edward Collins of Cambridge, Mass," NEHG Register 89 (1935):79.
  17. Russell, Russell Descendants, 164.