Harrison Russell

Harrison Russell

Male 1839 - 1908  (69 years)

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  • Name Harrison Russell 
    Born 4 Feb 1839  Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 11 Aug 1862  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Civil War (North)
    107th NY Infantry, Co. K
    Battle of Antietam 
    • Harrison enlisted as a Private, 11 August 1862 with K Company, 107th New York, Infantry, Commanded by Capt. Allen V. Sill. After serving less than two month Harrison unit was in the Battle at Antietam, Maryland, part of the Twelfth Army Corps (Commanded by Gen. Mansfield and later by Brig. Gen. Gordon), and was detached to Cochran's Battery in the East Woods. A total of 63 men of the 107th were killed, many men including Harrison, suffered from exposure. Gen. McClellan forbid his men of having campfires prior to the battle, fearful of having the Rebels find their positions, of which was later learned that the Rebels were well aware of the Union Armys location the night prior to the battle. [NOTE: AA Burdett learned about the circumstances surrounding the 107th NY Infantry and the men on the East Woods, after visting the battlefield at Antietem, August 14 1989] After several month in Army hospitals for severe rumatic fever, he was honarable discharged 6 February 1863.
    Pension Record - Russell, Harrison (Civil War)
    Pension Record - Russell, Harrison (Civil War)
    Includes Muster Roster...
    Died 22 Apr 1908  Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harrison Russell - Howard Rural Cemetery
    Harrison Russell - Howard Rural Cemetery
    Plot: Russell
    Russell Family Plot - Howard Rural Cemetery
    Russell Family Plot - Howard Rural Cemetery
    Plot: Russell
    Notes 
    • Harrison lived in the Howard/Fremont area nearly all his life, engaged cheifly in farming. He recieved his early schooling there and later attended the Rogersville Seminary. In 1860 he is living in Avoca, with Mr.Decker, as a school teacher. When the Civil War raging Harrison enlisted as a Private, 11 August 1862 with K Company, 107th New York, Infantry, Commanded by Capt. Allen V. Sill. After serving less than two month Harrison unit was in the Battle at Antietam, Maryland, part of the Twelfth Army Corps (Commanded by Gen. Mansfield and later by Brig. Gen. Gordon), and was detached to Cochran's Battery in the East Woods. A total of 63 men of the 107th were killed, many men including Harrison, suffered from exposure. Gen. McClellan forbid his men of having campfires prior to the battle, fearful of having the Rebels find their positions, of which was later learned that the Rebels were well aware of the Union Armys location the night prior to the battle. [NOTE: AA Burdett learned about the circumstances surrounding the 107th NY Infantry and the men on the East Woods, after visting the battlefield at Antietem, August 14 1989] After several month in Army hospitals for severe rumatic fever, he was honarable discharged 6 February 1863. At home he held the office of Justice of the Peace for eigth terms, including 1868 and 1875. In 1880 Harrison was enumerator for the town of Fremont, federal census. He was Postmaster at Big Creek for sixteen years(starting in 1870, according to the Hornellsville Tribune dated 15April1870) and in 1890 he was elected Town Supervisor for Fremont. As a Republican, he also held the office of assessor and other minor offices. He and his wife Huldah had the following children; Harmon Russell, Alice VanKeuron, Anna D. Burdett, Mary E. Burdett, and Joel D. Russell.
    • 1885 - elected to a 3-year term of the Farmer's Club in Steuben County. From minutes published 27 Feb 1885 in the Weekly Tribune - On the question of wintering stock was discussed. Harrison Russell stated: "I think this silo corn arrangement generates alcohol. Condensed milk manufacturers will not buy mil made from ensilage. It is reported that ensilage makes an inferior article of butter. Roots fed judiciously with fodder will have a better effect."
    Person ID I133  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2019 

    Father Joel Russel,   b. 29 Jan 1811, Dutchess Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1885, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Leek,   b. 23 Jan 1806, Morris Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1856, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 02 Nov 1834  Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Huldah Nicholson,   b. 25 Jan 1841, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1918, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 04 Apr 1861  Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harmon Russell,   b. 17 Feb 1864, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1923, Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Alice Russell,   b. 8 Feb 1867, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1930, North Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +3. Anna Dickinson Russell,   b. 21 Dec 1868, Big Creek, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1919, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +4. Mary Elsie Russell,   b. 15 Feb 1871, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1930  (Age 59 years)
    +5. Joel Dean Russell,   b. 17 Jul 1879, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 66 years)
    Photos
    Harrison and Hulda (Nicholson) Russell with children
    Harrison and Hulda (Nicholson) Russell with children
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1839 - Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Apr 1861 - Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Civil War (North) 107th NY Infantry, Co. K Battle of Antietam - 11 Aug 1862 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1908 - Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Harrison and Hulda (Nicholson) Russell
    Harrison and Hulda (Nicholson) Russell