John Russell, Sr. was born 11 September 1645 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to William Russell (1605-1662) and Martha Davies (1609-1694) and died 6 March 1733 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Fiske (1654-1718) 13 July 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

John Russell married Elizabeth Fiske, daughter of David and Seaborn (Wilson) born Jan 11, 1654 in Cambridge. They wed in 1670 Lexington, MA. The had John (1671), Thomas (1673-1746), Martha (1675-1675), Benjamin (1677-1677), David 1679, Jonathan (1681), William (1683), Abigail (1686) Patience (1688), and Esther (1700).

Info taken from Ancestry and from Russell Families of Seventeenth Century of New England Compiled by George Ely Russell, 1955.

5. John Russell, b. Cambridge. Mass., Sept. 11, 1645, d. March 6, 1733, m. Elizabeth Fiske, b. probably 1654, daughter of David Fiske, probably by his first wife Lydia Cooper, who died Nov. 29, 1654. David Fiske was son of David, who was at Watertovvn 1638.

John Russell was at Cambridge Farms, Mass. at the organization of the parish in 1693, and was the largest subscriber for the meeting house. He was one of the original members of the church in 1696, and his wife removed her relations to the church in Lexington soon after from Cambridge.

He was not only a man of wealth, but was an active and valuable citizen, and filled various offices in the parish and town.

There was another John Russell, who removed to Wethersfield, Ct.


Offspring of John Russell, Sr. and Elizabeth Fiske (1654-1718)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Russell (1669-)
John Russell (1671-1746) 9 November 1671 Cambridge Farms, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 14 June 1746 Hampden, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Rebecca Blodgett (1689-1768)
Thomas Russell (1673-)
Benjamin Russell (1675-1675)
Martha Russell (1675-1675)
David Russell (1679-1744)
William Russell (1679-1745)
Jonathan Russell (1679-1756)
Abigail Russell (1686-)
Patience Russell (1688-1688)
Mary Russell (1695-)
Patience Russell (1705-)
Esther Russell (1706-1760)



See Also

  • John Russell
  • Russell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • John Russell] -

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