Biography of William F. Russell
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Russell, William F., was born in Stephentown, and is the fourth generation of the Russell family on the farm he now owns. The farm was first settled by his great grandparents, William and. Mary Russell, at a very early date; he came from France, and died September 28, 1812, at the age of eighty two, and she September 23, 1816, at the age of seventy. The farm was next occupied by a son, John, whose wife was Sarah Humphrey; he was born on the farm, and she was born near Garfield; they died on the homestead, he November 4, 1859. at the age of seventy nine, and she in 1857, at the age of seventy seven. He was succeeded by Frederick Russell, father of William F.; he married Eliza Kittle, and they spent their lives at farming on the home farm. Frederick Russell and his wife Eliza both died at the age of eightythree. William F. married in 1854 Harriet E., daughter of Alonzo and Matilda (Chapman) Rogers, he a native of Stephentown and she of Connecticut To Mr. and Mrs. Russell have been born seven children: William E., born June 18, 1855; he married and has four children: Mary L., Laura V., Ida M. and Lillian P.; they live in Iowa. Virginia is at home. Joseph F. was born October 8, 1859, and is a farmer of Stephentown; he married and they have four daughters: Elizabeth, Marguerite. Louise R. and Dorothy G. Antoinett E. C. is a graduate from the New York Medical College and Hospital for Women in New York city, and is now resident superintendent of the Women's Homceopathic College of Philadelphia. Harriet R. is the widow of Byron Greene and is a graduate of Waltham Training School, Mass., and is a professional nurse. John died in infancy. Mary W. married Horace W. Provost. Mr. Russell has the old home farm of eighty acres and bought 120 acres, of which he gave to his son a part. Mr. Russell has made a specialty of sheep husbandry.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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