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John Bunyan Abbott Russell
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1840
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1931
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

John is the son of Edward Russell & Caroline Abbott Gerrish.

John married Julia M. Poor (daughter of William & Hannah Poor) November 29. 1860, he was a shoemaker by trade. They were expecting their first child when John, on April 30, 1861, at Andover, Mass., enlisted into the Union Army for a period of 3 years. He was described as being 21 years of age, 5 feet 9 1/2 inches tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair.

He is the father of George McClellan, Edward William (b. 1866), Anna G. Lamb (married Herbert V. Kent), Charles Bradley (b. 1875), Maude Poor (b. 1876), Katherine C. (b. 1883), and Carrie turner Russell (b.1879)

On October 21, 1891 John applied for a pension, he spent the last years of his life in a Soldiers Home in Chelsea Mass., where he died on Feb. 25, 1931 at the age of 90 years 6 months. He was honored with a military funeral service.


Promoted to Full Corporal on 01 Mar 1832. Enlisted in Company H, Massachusetts 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment on 05 Jul 1861. Promoted to Full Sergeant.Mustered out on 16 Aug 1865 at Washington, DC. 
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  Charles Bradley Russell (1875 - 1957)*
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Bellevue Cemetery
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: KRISTY FOX
Record added: Jun 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54126981
John Bunyan <i>Abbott</i> Russell
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