Russell, John, Lld
Russell, John, LL.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Cavendish, Vermont, July 1, 1793. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1812; was converted just before entering upon his senior year, and soon after his graduation went to Georgia, where he taught school for a time. From 1819 to 1826 he was tutor in a private family in Missouri, and subsequently taught in St. Louis, Yandalia, Alton Seminary, and later in life was principal of Spring Hill Academy, in East Feliciana, Louisiana. On February 9, 1833, he was licensed to preach by the Bluffdale Church, Illinois. He died January 21, 1863. Dr. Russell wrote, as an advocate of temperance, Venomous Worm; or, Worm of the Still. To counteract Universalism he preached a number of discourses, which were afterwards published under the title of The Serpent Uncoiled. He was an accomplished linguist and an able scholar. See Minutes of Illinois Anniversaries, 1863, page 13. (J.C.S.)