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RUSSELL, Noadiah, clergyman, born in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1659; died there, 3 December, 1718. He was graduated at Harvard in 1681, taught at Ipswich, and in October, 1688, was ordained minister of the church in Middletown, where he remained until his death. He was one of the twelve founders of Yale, and a trustee of that college. His " Diary" is published in the " New England Historical Register" for January, 1853.--His son, William, clergyman, born in Middletown, Connecticut, 20 November, 1690; died there, 1 June, 1761, was graduated at Yale in 1709, studied theology under his father, was a tutor in Yale, and from 1713 until his death served as pastor of the church in Middletown. He declined the presidency of Yale college, was one of its trustees, and published a sermon entitled "The Decay of Love to God in Churches" (New London, Connecticut, 1731).
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