Blodgett and Hugeback Families, pages Valentine, his son, Timothy, and his grandson, John Gano Wightman, except for the pastorate of the Reverend Daniel Fisk, served the church until
The first settlers were the Russell family, consisting of Gideon Russell, wife and five children -- three sons and two daughters, namely: Ebenezer, William, Alpheus, Jemima, and Sally.
They moved into the woods, in the yearon the Chillicothe road, a little south of the center of the township. For about two years they were the only inhabitants that we know of. In the fall of Mr. Simeon Norton moved in with his family, consisting of himself and his wife, Sally, and one daughter, Melinda.
He built a split and hewed log house, which is now standing, about half a mile south of the center on the north part of what is now known as the Benjamin Mathews farm, but was then the Russell farm.
The house has been removed. It was built by Mr. Norton back from the Chillicothe road some sixty rods or more, near a spring and not far from a road that was laid out from Cleveland to Warren, and partially opened for travel.
The Norton family was the second in town, and Orson Norton, the pioneer baby, was born on the thirty-first day of March,being the first white child born in Russell, now living in Solon. Norton moved, in the fall ofto what was then known as the Eggleston Mills, in the southwest part of Bainbridge, now owned by James Fuller, son of Thomas Fuller the founder of Fullertown, at the northeast corner of Russell, in or Edward Paine, Captain Paine's father, who was then a very young man, was one of the committee to lay our and open the road.
It is said that they followed an Indian trail from the Tuscarawas river to the Scioto, where the Indians traveled from one river to the other. The old Chillicothe road passed the center of Russell to Bainbridge Center, and was, and is now, one of the leading roads of the township.
The township was named Russell inI suppose, in honor of the first settlers. I think it was the last township settled and named in the county of Geauga, which at that time embraced Lake county within its limits.
At the commencement of its settlement, it was called the West Woods by the people of Newbury. The reason why it was not settled as soon as the adjoining townships, I suppose, to be that the speculators who bought of the Connecticut Land company, held it out of the market, or held it above the market price.
In Samuel Huntington owned four hundred and fourteen acres.
A little later Nathaniel Matthews had about four hundred acres in the northwest quarter of the township. Henry Champion owned one thousand acres, and the heirs of Daniel L.
Coit owned a large quantity in the north and east parts of the township. Clark Robinson moved from Shaftsbury, Bennington county, Vermont, to Middlefield, in the fall ofand inmoved to the west part of Newbury, and bought a lot of land in Russell Center, division of Thomas Kinsman, on the east line of the township, at three dollars per acre.is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
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