As of 2016, I am sure that Richard Russell was the son of Zephaniah Russell of Schaghticoke to the south of Easton. Zephaniah was married three times, but it looks as if Phebe Lapham was the mother of his children. Zephaniah's will mentions Phebe Russell, sister to Richard, but I have no other record of her. Zephaniah was part owner of a toll bridge in Schaghticoke. His third wife and he are buried in Myer Cemetery in or near Schaghticoke.
Zephaniah --> David --> Jonathan --> Jonathan -->John Russell of Dartmouth (about 1608-1694) The descendents of John Russell are very numerous.