It is not known if my 10th Great Grandfather, John Russell(1585-1676), sailed to the United States prior to his son William Russell or at the same time. He is listed as a Freeman of Massachusetts Bay in 1636. It is said that New Bedford, Massachusetts is named after his family in England, the Dukes of Bedford. He and his family are the first of my ancestors to arrive in the United States.
Hingham was incorporated and recorded as the twelfth town in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635.
John Cotton was a clergymen from England who moved to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1633. John Cotton's Early Life: Cotton was born on December 4, 1585, in Derby, England to Rowland Cotton, a lawyer, and Mary Hubert. My 9th Great Grandfather