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Russell, Jeremiah

Territorial House 1849 (District 6)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Benton, Mahkahto (defunct), Pembina (defunct), Wahnahta (defunct)

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/2/1809
Birth Place: New York
Birth County: Madison
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 6/13/1885
Gender: Male
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Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Crow Wing
Occupation (when first elected): Owner, Borup and Oakes Trading House, Crow Wing/Former Clerk and Indian Trader

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GENERAL NOTES

The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, 1900 lists his country of birth as Lower Canada.

He came to Fort Snelling, Minnesota in 1837. He lived in Crow Wing, Minnesota in 1848. He moved to Sauk Rapids, Minnesota in the fall of 1849 and created the first farm in that part of the Minnesota Territory.

He was one of the original land owners in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

He established the Sauk Rapids Frontiersman newspaper.

Total Days Served: 485

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Territorial Legislative Session (1849)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 06
Elected: 8/1/1849
Residence: Crow Wing
Term of Office: 9/3/1849 to 12/31/1850
Counties Represented: Benton, Mahkahto (defunct), Pembina (defunct), Wahnahta (defunct)
Occupation: Owner, Borup and Oakes Trading House, Crow Wing/Former Clerk and Indian Trader
Party: Not Available
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