Rev. Samuel Russell

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Samuel Russell

Birthplace: Hadley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Russell and Rebecca Russell
Husband of Abigail Russell
Father of Rev. Samuel Russell; Col. John Russell, Judge; Abigail Moss; Daniel Russell; Timothy Russell and 4 others
Brother of Jonathan Russell; Eleazar Russell and Daniel Russell
Half brother of John Russell

Occupation: Pastor, Rev
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About Rev. Samuel Russell

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1581, 1971 "of B[ranfor]d" -------------------- Son with wife Mary Talcott Russell

Samuel Russell (November 4, 1660 – June 24, 1731[1]) was one of the founders of Yale University.[2] He was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard College class of 1681 and was ordained in 1687. He settled in Deerfield, Massachusetts and moved to Branford, Connecticut where he officiated and died. The founders of Yale University met in his study in Branford to contribute their books to the founding of the University. He was the second son of Rev. John Russell of Hadley, Massachusetts.[3]

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Rev. Samuel Russell's Timeline

November 4, 1660
Hadley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 24
New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
January 24, 1687
Age 26
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
August 16, 1690
Age 29
September 28, 1693
Age 32
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
November 18, 1695
Age 35
Bramford, Suffolk, UK
June 19, 1698
Age 37
Bramford, Suffolk, UK
August 21, 1700
Age 39
Branford, New Haven, CT
May 4, 1703
Age 42
Branford, New Haven, CT
Age 44
Bramford, Suffolk, UK