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Freeman, Russell, 1750-1805



  • Existence: 1750 - 1805


Russell Freeman was a merchant in Hanover and a collector for the town. Beset by debt he was sent to prison at Haverhill where he shared a cell with Joseph Starkweather and Josiah Burnham. In 1805, Freeman and Starkweather were stabbed and killed by Burnham after they had taunted him regarding his relationship with a certain women.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Hanover town meetings excerpt

Identifier: Mss 770430.1
Mss 770430.1
Date(s): 1770-07-30

In English.

Russell Freeman receipt

Identifier: Mss 773617
Mss 773617
Date(s): 1773-11-17

Rate bill from selectman of the town of Hanover, Russell Freeman, Collector, (1750-1805) for Rev. Eden Burroughs'(1738-1813) salary.

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