Oliver Russell

3 April 1777–21 March 1865 (Age 87)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Russell was born on 3 April 1777, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joshua Russell, was 15 and his mother, Abiah Smith, was 15. He married Aletheia Cleveland on 24 February 1809, in Duanesburg, Schenectady, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Union, Broome, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 21 March 1865, in Endwell, Union, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hooper, Union, Broome, New York, United States.

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Oliver Russell
Aletheia Cleveland
Marriage: 24 February 1809
Clare Russell
Harvey Russell
Oliver Russell
Aletheia Russell
Lucinda Russell
Henry Russell
Almira Russell
Cynthia Russell

Spouse and Children

24 February 1809
Duanesburg, Schenectady, New York, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Abner Russell


    Joseph Russell


    Mercy Russell


    Abiah Russell


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 20

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Russell, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Rev Oliver Russell, "New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965"
  • Oliver Russell, "Find A Grave Index"

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