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Russell, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Russell, Massachusetts, USA? 

Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Russell was originally part of the Pocumtuc (also called Deerfield) nation, who spoke an Algonquian language.wikipedia


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Russell, Massachusetts, USA - Railroad Station, Russell, Mass.
Russell, Massachusetts, USA

Railroad Station, Russell, Mass.

Russell, Massachusetts, USA - Approaching the Berkshire Hills, near Russell, Mass.
Russell, Massachusetts, USA

Approaching the Berkshire Hills, near Russell, Mass.
Russell, Massachusetts, USA - New Bridge. (1915)
Russell, Massachusetts, USA

New Bridge. (1915)

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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

1792 - The town of Russell is incorporated

14. RUSSELL. [Pop. 955. Inc. 1792.]
Russell was once a part of Westfield and Montgomery.

This town is watered by Westfield and...Read MORE...

1848 - Russell
This town was incorporated in 1792. It was formerly a part of Westfield, and was called the New...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Forbidden to Read Bible
The Irish Catholics at Russell, Mass., have forbidden their children to read the Bible in the...Read MORE...

1890 Russell Massachusetts
Russell is a small farming town abounding in wild and romantic scenery, on the Green Mountain...Read MORE...

1906
Russell, a post-village and township (town) of Hampden co., Mass., on the Westfield River and on...Read MORE...

News  1930 - FIRES SWEEP 2000 ACRES NEAR RUSSELL
High Wind Whips Flames, Blamed on Sparks From Locomotive, a as More Than 750 Men and Boys Battle...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Atwater
flag   Noah ATWATER (1805, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 1 January 1877, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))
flag   Paulha ATWATER (1811, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 6 August 1870, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))
flag   Titus ATWATER (1801, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 23 February 1861, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Bishop
flag   Alfred L. BISHOP (1814, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 22 July 1850, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

BISHOP
flag   James BISHOP (1797, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 29 November 1865, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)) gravestone

Bradley
flag   Alice Marilla BRADLEY (7 February 1850, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 6 October 1871, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)) gravestone
flag   Dolly M. BRADLEY (1815, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 7 August 1866, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Chapman
flag   Lewis CHAPMAN (1800, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 12 October 1857, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Clarke
flag   Eliza CLARKE (1828, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 24 May 1859, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Fairfield
flag    Horace J FAIRFIELD (August 1860, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1933, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))

Fowler
flag   Sarah FOWLER (1792, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 25 December 1864, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Loomis
flag   Isaac LOOMIS (1802, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 5 April 1853, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)) gravestone
flag   Lucy A. LOOMIS (1815, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 8 June 1868, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))
flag   Sarah A. LOOMIS (1820, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 29 September 1852, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Sperry
flag   Lyman SPERRY (1823, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 27 July 1850, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)) gravestone

Storry
flag   Adde STORRY (1860, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 14 August 1878, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Story
flag   Roxanna STORY (1853, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 30 December 1878, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Todd
flag   Gershin TODD (1785, Russell, Massachusetts, USA - 9 January 1866, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Dickinson
flag   Mary DICKINSON (1784, Haddam, Connecticut, USA - 3 January 1865, Russell, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Jackson
   Isaac JACKSON (1839, - 1 June 1857, Russell, Massachusetts, USA)

Smith
flag   Hannah SMITH (20 November 1738, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA - 1 February 1830, Russell, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Cemeteries in Russell, Massachusetts, USA

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