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Hon. James Russell

Hon. James Russell

Male 1715 - 1798  (82 years)

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  • Name James Russell 
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 5 Aug 1715  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Death 17 Sep 1778  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Apr 1798  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Taken from A Genealogy of the Russell Family of Charlestown compiled by Mary Russell and Richard Sullivan 1806 - 1905, pp. 18-19:

      James Russell

      Hon. James Russell, son of Daniel, Esq., was born August 5, 1715 and married April 13, 1738, Katherine, daughter of Hon. Thomas Graves, whom he survived by twenty years. He died April 24, 1798.

      The following is a list of his children who survived their mother.

      The other two died in infancy.

      Charles, born Dec 27, 1738 & died May 27, 1780. Married Elizabeth Vassal.

      Thomas born Apr. 17, 1740 & died Apr. 8, 1796 Married Elizabeth Henley, Sarah Sever, Elizabeth Watson

      Catherine born 1741 & died Aug. 19, 1812 Married Captain Henley

      Sarah born 1750 & died Oct. 4, 1819 Unmarried.

      James born 1749 & died 1732 Married Miss Lechmere

      Mary born 1758 & died July 24, 1806 Unmarried.

      Margaret born 1757 & died Mar 14, 1789 Married John Codman

      Rebecca born 1747 & died Sept. 5, 1816 Married Edward Tyng and John Lowell

      Chambers born 1755 & died Mar. 16, 1790 at Charlestown, S.C. Unmarried.

      A seal ring, upon which was engraved the arms of the Strencham Russells, said to have been brought from England by Richard Russell, the emigrant, was given to his son James, who lived in England, by his father.

      Katherine Russell, wife of James Russell, departed this life very suddently, after only three days' illness, Sept. 17, 1778, age 61 years. She was born April 2, 1717, and married April 13, 1738. She had eleven children, five sons and six daughters, two of whom died in infancy, a son and a daughter, and nine survived her.

      September 21, 1778. Last Thrusday died at Lincoln, Mrs. Katherine Russell, wife of the Hon. James Russell, late of Charlestown, and last surviving daughter of the Hon. Thomas Graves, age 61 years.

      A life of undissembled piety and the exercise of th emost amiable social virture fixed her strongly in the affections of all her friends and has rendered her loss severe indeed to those most nearly connected with her, on whose mind her character is indelibly marked. Her father was Nathanial Graves, a descendant of Thomas Graves, the first settler of Charlestown.

      For an account of the Graves family, see page 36 of the book.
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      The Loyalists of Massachusetts, page 453

      JAMES RUSSELL, brother of Chambers, married Catherine Greaves, 1738. He was Judge, Representative, and in 1774 was appointed Mandamus Councillor, but did not take the official oath. This saved him from the wrath of the revolutionists. He was not solicitious to shine, but was anxious to do good, and to be on friendly terms with his neighbors. He was incessant in his endeavors to promote the happiness and advance the prosperity of the community in which he lived. A bridge from Charlestown to Boston was among the enterprises which he projected. By his persevering efforts, the work was accomplished, and the Charlestown Bridge was the first structure of the kind ever build across a broad river in the United States. Through his great benevolence, and public spirit, he was not driven from his home as his sons were, the revolutionists allowed him to remain, and he died at Charlestown, Sept. 17th, 1798, aged 83 years.

      JAMES RUSSELL, JR., son of the preceding, was obliged to leave and go to England. Was in London, February 1776, and at Exeter in 1779. A year later the fortunate captures made by a privateer gave him a fortune, and he was "bound in the matrimonial chain to Mary, second daughter of Richard Lechmere, a Boston Loyalist. They were married in 1780 at St. Peter's Church, Bristol, where he resided as a merchant. Among their children was Lechmere-Coor-Graves, Charles James, who died in service of Royal Navy, Katherine-Sarah, who married Major Miller of Bombay Artillery, Lucy Margaret, married Rev. Robert Cope Wolf.
    Person ID I9514  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father Hon. Richard Russell,   d. Unknown 
    Relationship Unknown 
    Mother Maude [--?--],   d. Unknown 
    Relationship Unknown 
    Family ID F4152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Daniel Russell,   b. 30 Nov 1685, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1763  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Chambers,   b. 5 Feb 1690/91, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 9 Jan 1710/11 
    Family ID F19408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine Graves,   b. 2 Apr 1717, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1778, Lincoln, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1738 
    • They had 11 children.
    Children 
     1. Dr. Charles Russell,   b. 27 Dec 1738,   d. 27 May 1780, ____, ____, Antigua, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Thomas Russell,   b. 17 Apr 1740, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1796  (Age 55 years)
     3. Katherine Russell,   b. 1741,   d. 19 Aug 1812  (Age 71 years)
     4. Rebecca Russell,   b. 28 Aug 1743,   d. Bef 1747  (Age 3 years)
     5. James Russell,   b. 7 Jul 1745,   d. Bef 1749  (Age 3 years)
     6. Rebecca Russell,   b. 27 Feb 1746/47, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1816  (Age 69 years)
     7. James Russell,   b. 7 Feb 1748/49,   d. 1832, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. Sarah Russell,   b. 2 Dec 1750,   d. 14 Oct 1819  (Age 68 years)
     9. Mary Russell,   b. Abt 1752,   d. 24 Jul 1806  (Age ~ 54 years)
     10. Chambers Russell,   b. 3 Dec 1755,   d. 16 Mar 1790, Charleston, Charleston Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     11. Margaret Russell,   b. Dec 1757,   d. 12 Mar 1789  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F4150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1715 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 17 Sep 1778 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
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