Jacob Russell
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
N 41° 28.974 W 081° 33.826
17T E 452933 N 4592519
Quick Description: Jacob Russell is buried in a roadside grave in Shaker Heights Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2008 8:23:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM3K1C
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 12

Long Description:
Jacob Russell was born in Winsor, Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War before settling in Warrensville Township, Ohio. The section of Warrensville Township became Shaker Heights, Ohio.

His grave sits on the site of the 475 acres of land he purchased following the war. His remains rest alone in a small fenced-in area alongside the road. A marker celebrating his service in the Revolutionary War has been mounted on a large stone in front of the grave. There is street parking within 250 feet of the grave.

As an interesting note of history, Jacob Russell's son Ralph became a Shaker convert and allowed the religion to establish a Shaker colony on the family farm. That colony led to the naming of this Cleveland suburb.
Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: 1746

Date of Death: August 1821

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
J.R. Died August 1821 Aged 75 Years

Ranks: Not listed

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