Frank Russell

Walking tour stop 26 of 28

b. May 15, 1848, d. Dec 2, 1912. Sec. 2-224. During the Civil War as "a 14 -year-old-runaway-from-home soldier, Frank Russell was captured, spanked on the rear end by a knowing enemy, sent back home through the lines with the good advice to go back home, which he didn't take." Frank was the grandfather of Raymond Russell, Historian of Rochester. Frank was the grandson of William Russell who came to Rochester in 1819. In that year with John Hersey, he opened the Hersey-Russell Sawmill on Paint Creek, the first mill built in Avon Township.