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[This information is from Vol. I, pp. 354-362 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The emigrant ancestor of the Warrens, of Troy, New York, was Richard Waring, who arrived in Boston on the ship "Endeavor," accompanied by his young son, Richard, in 1664, and shortly afterwards settled on Long Island. He spelled his name Waring, and as such was one of the original proprietors of Brookhaven, Long Island, in 1665. The name Warren and Waring are both used by the descendants of the Warrens in this country, although it is distinctly proven that in England they are two separate families, their ancient armorial bearings being totally different, which is conclusive.

The first Warren who came from Normandy to England was William de Warrene, who was a near relative of the Conqueror, and who married the king's daughter Gundredd. The name "Warrenne" came from Varenne, a district in Normandy, not far from Dieppe, in which the family had a property and a castle called "Bellencombre" (the fair mound), part of which was standing in 1832. He was William of Varenne, or Warrene. There were eight Earls of Warren and Surrey. The great cradle of the Warrens was in Cheshire, although from that they migrated to different parts of England.

The pedigree of Richard Warren, the emigrant, taken from the Herald's Visitations of Devonshire and from parish registers, viz.: Richard Waring, Emigrant, was the son of Christopher Warren, a clergyman, vicar of Ilsington, Devon., and died there October, 1626. He married June 15, 1613, Alice,. daughter of Thomas Webb, of Sydenham, Devon., and had issue. He was the son of William Warren, married Anne, daughter of Thomas Mable, of Calstock, in Cornwall. He was the son of Christopher, who was a church warden in that parish in 1543-4, and son of John Warren, of Headborough, parish of Ashburton, Devon., and so runs back in a direct line to William de Warrene, first Earl of Warrene and Surry, etc., who married Gundredd, daughter of William the Conqueror.

Richard Waring, the emigrant, owned large tracts of land on Long Island. In a deed still extant, he conveyed to his son Edmund two pieces of land in Huntington, containing the proviso that he should never sell them without first offering his brothers an opportunity to purchase.

(II) Edmund, youngest son of Richard Waring (Warren) was born at Brookhaven, or Oyster Bay, Long Island, in 1673, died August 5, 1749. He removed from Huntington, Long Island, to Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1703, and owned a large tract of land on Roton Hill and Five Mile River. He built a pier in the harbor of Norwalk, which leads to the inference that he was engaged in mercantile pursuits, probably a lumber merchant, as he made large purchases of timber land. At his death at the age of seventy-six, he was survived by his entire family, wife, eight sons and "four loving daughters," to whom he bequeathed a considerable landed estate. He married, October 6, 1698, Elizabeth Bouton, born 1679, daughter of Jean (John) Bouton, a Huguenot, born in France, 1615, came to America 1635, died at Norwalk, Connecticut, 1704. John Bouton married, January 1, 1673 (third wife), Mary Stevenson, who bore him four children, Elizabeth being the third, and tenth child of her father. The name Bouton has had various spellings, namely: Boughton, Bowten, Bowtin, Boutin. Edmund and Elizabeth (Bouton) Warren had twelve children, all but the youngest born in Oyster Bay, Long Island;

  1. Edmund, born September 16, 1700;
  2. Isaac, June 13, 1702;
  3. John, December 21, 1704;
  4. Solomon, April 24, 1707;
  5. Mary, December 22, 1708;
  6. Nathan, February 6, 1711;
  7. Jacob, January 15, 1713;
  8. Michael, July 16, 1715, married Elizabeth Scofield;
  9. Eliakim, of further mention;
  10. Elizabeth, March 8, 1720;
  11. Abigail, April 19, 1723;
  12. Hannah, born in Norwalk, Connecticut, September 7, 1725.

The ancient tombstones of Edmund and his wife were found at Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1862.

(III) Eliakim, son of Edmund and Elizabeth (Bouton) Warren, was born at Oyster Bay, Long Island, July 8, 1717, died at Norwalk, Connecticut, August 5, 1779. He was probably associated with his father and brothers in business, but the records do not give any information as to his occupation or business. He married, December 7, 1738, Ann, daughter of John Reed (2) of Norwalk, and great-granddaughter of John Reed (1), an officer in the army of Cromwell. John Reed (1) died in New England at the advanced age of ninety-eight. Children, born in Norwalk, Connecticut:

  1. Zaccheus, October 19, 1741;
  2. Jesse, June 14, 1744;
  3. Eliakim, of further mention.

At a meeting of the Association of the Western churches (Congregational) of Fairfield county convened at Middlesex, June 6, 1744, Edmund and Eliakim Warren were the chosen Middlesex delegates, and their wives were at that time added to the church by letters of recommendation. A Norwalk cousin, Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) and great-grandson of Edmund (1), was a personal friend of Major-General Joseph Warren, and showed with pride the General's sword, left in his keeping, calling the Revolutionary hero his "cousin." This Joseph (2) was in 1798 the owner of the Norwalk and New York packet line, which comprised two sloops — "Griffin" and "Republican."

(IV) Eliakim (2), son of Eliakim (1) and Ann (Reed) Warren, was born February 9, 1747, died September 4, 1824. It is with Eliakim (2) that the Troy history of the family begins. Eliakim married his neighbor, Phebe Bouton, daughter of Esaias Bouton, January 17, 1771. Before his marriage he had belonged to the Congregational church, but his wife, Phebe Bouton, was an ardent Episcopalian and persuaded him to join that church. In 1787 he was elected vestryman of Saint Paul's Church, Norwalk, and there is extant the record of an auction of pews where he and others tossed pennies for seats. Eliakim had three sons — Esaias, Nathan and Stephen. On the advice of Esaias they decided to remove to Troy, a thriving village at the head of navigation on the Hudson river. The Warren family sailed out of Norwalk harbor in May, 1798, and made the entire trip to Troy by water. They had just had a sailing vessel built for them at Rowayton, a sloop named "The Three Brothers." It was fifty feet keel, twenty feet beam, and sixteen feet hold, and rated sixty-four tons. In 1796 Esaias, the eldest son, had purchased a lot on East River street, between First and Albany streets, Troy, and there erected a two-story wooden building for a dwelling and store: Eliakim and Esaias, with the second son, Nathan, engaged in merchandising under the firm name of Esaias Warren & Company. In 1799 the firm removed their business to the west side of River street (now No. 217), and began a retail and wholesale business in dry goods, groceries and hardware. A feature of their business was the purchase and shipping of wheat and country produce. They safely invested their profits in real estate. After three years residence in Troy, April 6, 1801, Eliakim sold out the old Norwalk property and employed the proceeds in his sons' interests. Esaias being the eldest and now twenty-seven years of age, took the lead in all matters, and their early prosperity was largely due to his enterprise and sagacity. Troy at this period contained three hundred houses and one thousand eight hundred and two inhabitants. In due time Eliakim Warren retired from the firm and his place was taken by his third son, Stephen. Eliakim Warren was a devout Christian and believed that a share of his fortune should be devoted to the service of God. This was one of his articles of faith and he so taught his sons. In Troy he found no Episcopal church. For two years, however, Sunday services had been held according to the Book of Common Prayer. Philander Chase, a young graduate of Dartmouth College (later Bishop of Ohio) had been sent up regularly from Albany by Dr. Ellison, the rector of Saint Peter's parish and an Englishman, to minister unto the little band of Episcopalians. But Phebe Warren was a noble woman, and owing to her initiative and persevering effort Saint Paul's Church was built in 1804 on the northwest corner of Third and Congress streets, and according to her darling wish was modeled exactly after Saint Paul's Church at Norwalk. Trinity Church, New York City, contributed two thousand dollars to its erection. Rev. David Butler, of Reading, Connecticut, was chosen rector by the vestry, and in his letter of acceptance he said: "I shall endeavor to make myself ready to remove with my family whenever it may be convenient for Mr. Warren to come down in his vessel." Dr. Butler in his youth had served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was a man of learning and ability, and sat as deputy from the diocese of New York state in the General Convention of 1820 and in several succeeding conventions. He was a man of commanding presence and aristocratic manner, and wore until the close of his life the small clothes, buckled shoes and long-skirted coat of the earlier period. He served his people faithfully for thirty years. One part of Saint Paul's Church was quaintly denominated "Norwalk," as there sat the Warrens, Boutons, Kelloggs, Crafts, and Cannons. The Warren family Prayer Book was on the altar. At the first recorded administration of the Holy Communion, three lay members partook thereof, Eliakim and Phebe Warren and Lemuel Hawley. In 1813 the number of regular communicants had increased to eighty-four, and in 1824 a new and larger church (the present Saint Paul's) was erected on the northeast corner of Third and State streets. Mr. Warren was one of the first two elected wardens (senior), Jeremiah Pierce being the junior warden, and he continued to hold this office until his death. In 1815 his wife, Phebe (Bouton) Warren, formed in the parish a Saturday sewing class for poor girls which she conducted until her death in 1835. It was then carried on by her daughter-in-law, Mary, wife of Nathan Warren. From this sewing class grew the later "Church of the Holy Cross."

Mr. Warren lived a life of great usefulness and was universally loved and respected. He never had a lawsuit, and avoided religious controversy. When the British attack was made on Norwalk during the Revolution he joined with his townsmen in the defence of their homes and beat the British off, not, however, until nearly all the dwellings were burned. A tablet erected by the vestry in Saint Paul's Church is inscribed, "In memory of Eliakim Warren, senior warden of this church from its organization in 1804 until his death. To his zeal and munificence the congregation, under God, is indebted for its origin and prosperity. He died September 4, 1824, aged seventy-seven years." The vestry also erected a tablet inscribed, "In memory of Phebe Warren, relict of Eliakim. She died January 17, 1835, aged eighty years. A mother in Israel. She supported and conducted a sewing class for the children of the poor." Eliakim married, January 17, 1771, Phebe Bouton, born March 5, 1754, died January 17, 1835, daughter of Esaias and Phebe (Bixby) Bouton, of Norwalk. Children:

  1. Esaias, of whom further;
  2. Hannah, born July 19, 1773, died January, 1775;
  3. Hannah, born August 30, 1775, died June, 1776;
  4. Nathan, of whom further;
  5. Stephen, of whom further.

(V) Esaias, eldest son of Eliakim (2) and Phebe (Bouton) Warren, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, October 16, 1771, died in Troy, New York, April 19, 1829. Prior to attaining his twentieth year he was sent out as supercargo of a vessel of his father's, and made several trips to the West Indies and up the Hudson to Albany and Troy. It was thus he was first made aware of the advantages Troy offered to men of enterprise and capital. On his return he persuaded his father and brothers to remove to Troy, where within a short period of time the entire family was established, and this city is still, over a century later, the family seat. After the withdrawal of their father from the firm of Esaias Warren & Company, aforementioned, the brothers continued in business until March 5, 1822, when A. J. Rousseau was admitted. On March 1, 1827, the firm was dissolved, the Warrens retiring, and Rousseau, Richards & Company succeeding. The Warrens were successful business men. Esaias Warren was president of the Troy Bank from 1811 to 1829; mayor of Troy from 1820 to 1828; trustee of the village, 1814 to 1816, and senior warden of Saint Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, succeeding his father, who died in 1824, and continued until his death. After the great fire of 1820 he was active in relief measures for the impoverished people. In his civic official positions he was conservative and honorable, conducting the business of the public with the same care and good judgment that characterized his private business affairs. Politically the family was and had been Federalists, having no preference for public office. As written at the time of his death, Esaias Warren was "an unostentatious and exemplary citizen, a vigilant and faithful chief magistrate of the city, and was distinguished for persevering industry in whatever he undertook." Esaias Warren married, January 16, 1796, Lydia Scofield, born in Norwalk, Connecticut, April 4, 1772, daughter of Gershom and Lydia (Bell) Scofield, the former named born in Norwalk, Connecticut, November 2, 1750, an officer in the Revolutionary war. Children:

  1. George Bouton, of whom further;
  2. Eliza Ann, born March 22, 1801, married, 1827, John Paine;
  3. Phebe, born September 6, 1804, married April 17, 1849, Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, of Washington, D. C.;
  4. Lydia, born December 27, 1808, married, 1833, Alfred Brooks, of Medford, Massachusetts, died 1836;
  5. William Henry, born July 29, 1814, died April 6, 1815.

(VI) George Bouton, eldest son of Esaias and Lydia (Scofield) Warren, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, September 25, 1797, died in Troy, New York, May 8, 1879. He was but an infant when the Warrens removed from Norwalk to Troy. While yet a young man he became a partner in the dry goods firm of Southwick, Cannon & Warren. He acquired large property interests in Troy and was prominently connected with many leading enterprises of that city. When the Troy City Bank was incorporated in 1833 he was chosen director, and on retiring from mercantile life became president, serving from 1844 to 1857. He was a director in the Troy Insurance Company, the Troy Gaslight Company, and president of the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad Company until his death. He manifested more than usual interest in political affairs. He served as alderman from the third ward, 1835 to 1842, and in 1844 was elected to the state legislature. In 1846 he was the unsuccessful candidate of the Whig party for congress. He was a great lover of nature, an enthusiastic ornithologist, possessing a rare and valuable collection. He was a member of the Episcopal church and an exemplary Christian. His standing among the early business men of Troy was of the highest. He married (first) Mary Myer Bowers, December 15, 1823, born in Cooperstown, New York, February 7, 1804, died in Troy, August 25, 1851, daughter of John M. Bowers, born September 25, 1772, died February 27, 1846, a resident and large land owner of Cooperstown. John M. Bowers married Margaretha Martha Stewart Wilson, born in Landsdowne, New Jersey, April 15, 1778, daughter of Robert Wilson, an officer who served in the siege of Boston, 1775, and granddaughter of Colonel Charles Stewart, commissary general of issues and on the staff of General Washington during the Revolution. She died in Cooperstown, February 6, 1872, aged ninety-four years. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers were the parents of nine children, of whom Mary Myer (Bowers) Warren was the eldest. Mr. Warren married (second) Emily (Bowers) Collins, of Cooperstown. Children of the first marriage:

  1. John Esaias, born January 18, 1827; married, 1852, Charlotte Crain (born July 4, 1836, died April 11, 1903), died in Brussels, July 6, 1896. As a young man he was attached to the American Legation in Spain, and later to the United States Legation in Brazil. He published two books, The Attaché in Spain and Para. He was mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1860, and afterward resided for many years with his family in Chicago, Illinois. Children:
    1. Mary Narina, born April 4, 1855, married Georges Moreau, died in Paris, November 14, 1895;
    2. Paul Warren, born August 16, 1859, married March 26, 1891, Hedwig Von Behr.
  2. George Bowers, of further mention.
  3. Charles Stewart, born 1830, died 1833.
  4. Charles Stewart, born 1834.
  5. Mary Bowers, born February 27, 1836, married October, 1860, John A. Manning; children:
    1. Jane Brinsmade;
    2. George Warren, deceased, married Julia Southgate;
    3. William Henry, married Frances Morton;
    4. John A., married Edith Baker;
    5. Mary Emily;
    6. Charles Stewart, deceased.

(VII) George Bowers, son of George Bouton and Mary Myer (Bowers) Warren, was born in Troy, New York, June 9, 1828, died in that city October 8, 1905. He was educated in private schools, and for a time attended Union College, but was compelled to relinquish a college education on acount of ill health. He was never actively engaged in business beyond caring for his private property interests, although he was for some years extensively engaged in the wool business. He served the city in various capacities, and was interested in many of the leading institutions of Troy. In 1853 he was president of the Young Men's Association. In 1861-62 he was mayor of Troy, and successfully met the trying conditions of that troublesome period. He was secretary of the Troy & Albia Horse Railway Company, organized January 21, 1866. He was a director of the United National Bank for many years and later was chosen president, holding that office until the time of his death, and also was president of the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad Company. He was active in the Young Men's Association and Lecture Lyceum, and a member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. In politics he was a Democrat.

He married, April 29, 1856, at Washington, D. C., Eugenia Phebe Warren Tayloe, daughter of Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, of Washington, D. C., and Virginia, where he had large estates. Mr. Tayloe was born in Annapolis, Maryland, May 21, 1796, in the home of his maternal grandfather, Governor Benjamin Ogle, of Maryland. His father, Colonel John Tayloe, owned an estate of four thousand acres, Mt. Airy, of Richmond county, Virginia, and in 1801 built for himself a winter residence, the "Octagon House," on New York Avenue, in Washington, D. C. Here, after the burning of the White House by the British in 1814, President and Mrs. Madison took up their residence and remained over a year. The Treaty of Ghent, 1815, was signed in this house. Mr. Tayloe died in Rome, Italy, February 25, 1868, where he was traveling for his health. He was not engaged in any business save that connected with his landed interests in Washington, D. C., and his cotton plantations in Virginia and Alabama. He was an old-fashioned Whig in politics, and an Episcopalian in religious faith. He married Julia Maria Dickinson, born in Troy, November 19, 1799, daughter of John D. Dickinson. They had six children, of whom Eugenia Phebe was the fifth.

Children of George Bowers and Eugenia Phebe Warren (Tayloe) Warren:

  1. Julia, born October 11, 1857, died July 19, 1859.
  2. Mary Bowers, of Troy.
  3. Anna Tayloe, born in Troy, October 23, 1863; educated in private schools and Emma Willard Seminary, died in Luzerne, New York, November 7, 1892; married, April 29, 1885, H. Casimir de Rham, of New York City.
  4. Ogle Tayloe, born June 15, 1865; graduated at Rensselaer Polytechnic. Institute, Troy, class of 1886, with degree of civil engineer. He is now in Detroit, Michigan, connected with the Great Lakes Engineering Company.
  5. George Thornton, born April 18, 1868, died December 31, 1908; graduated from Trinity College, A.B., class of 1890, from Columbia Law School, LL.B., class of 1893, and admitted for the bar of Albany, New York.
  6. Ethel, born April 22, 1871, died November 27, 1873.
  7. Eugene, born May 24, 1873; educated at Saint Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire. He was for a time employed in the United National Bank of Troy, and is now with the firm of J. A. Manning, paper manufacturers of Troy. He was a member of the Troy Citizens' Corps, enlisted during the Spanish war, and was sent with the Second Regiment of Volunteers to Florida. Later for eight months he was in the Philippines in the employ of the United States government. He married, November 4, 1903, Helen Francis, daughter of Charles S. and Alice (Evans) Francis.

(V) Nathan, second son of Eliakim (2) and Phebe (Bouton) Warren, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, May 11, 1777, died in Troy, New York, August 13, 1834. He was of the firm of Esaias Warren & Company, Troy, 1798, continuing until March 1, 1827. He was one of the proprietors of the "Earthern Conduit Company," formed to "supply the inhabitants with water." He was one of the first board of managers of the Troy Savings Bank in 1823. He was an original incorporator of the Troy Steamboat Company in 1825, vestryman of Saint Paul's Church, 1827, and in the same year erected the "Mansion House," corner of Second and Albany streets, Troy. He was an incorporator of the Troy & Bennington Turnpike Company in 1827, and an incorporator and one of the first directors of the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad Company in 1832.

He married, April 24, 1808, Mary, daughter of Nathan and Abigail (Burlock) Bouton, born April 21, 1789, died February 8, 1859, a descendant of John Bouton, the Huguenot. She continued the Saturday sewing class founded by Mrs. Phebe (Bouton) Warren, her mother-in-law, and after the death of the latter converted it into a day school. After she had been left a widow Mrs. Warren gave her time almost entirely to church and philanthropic work. She was the founder and donor of the Church of the Holy Cross, Troy, in 1844, "A house of prayer for all people without money and without price." The girls' day school was incorporated by act of legislature, March 19, 1846. By it Mary Warren (the founder), Rev. John Ireland Tucker, and Amos S. Perry, became a corporate body, by name "The Warren Free Institute," for "the purpose of maintaining and conducting a free school." December 7, 1848, Rev. John Ireland Tucker was ordained to the priesthood and became the first rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, April 5, 1849. The name of the "Warren Free Institute" was changed by act of legislature to "The Mary Warren Free Institute of the City of Troy." In 1889 the church was handsomely improved, Dr. Nathan B., Stephen E. and George Henry Warren contributing the necessary funds. The enlarged chancel was dedicated December 24, 1889, on which occasion the choirman of the church wore for the first time an ecclesiastical habit. This church was one of the earliest of the free churches of the Episcopal comrnunion built in the United States. In it was first introduced the choral service, and mainly through the liberality of Dr. Nathan B. Warren. The girls of the school who composed the choir had been dressed in English fashion, in a uniform of long scarlet cloaks and black hats. Proverbs xxxi:21, reads: "For all her household are clothed with scarlet," and applied to Mrs. Warren's birthday, April 21. The children of Mary (Bouton) Warren were the donors of the organ, the chime of bells, and the richly colored windows. Others of the family contributed the beautiful brass lectern, a facsimile of the one in Exeter Cathedral, England, and the brass corona. A stone tablet set in the west wall of the antechapel reads:

"This church, free to all people, was founded by Mary, widow of Nathan Warren, A.D., MDCCCVLIV. The antechapel contemplated by the founder was built by her children as a memorial to their venerated mother, who on the VIII day of February A.D. MDCCCLIX in the LXX year of her age entered into that rest which remains for the people of God."

The children of Nathan and Mary (Bouton) Warren are:

  1. Harriet Louise, married Captain Edmund Schriver, who rose to the rank of general, United States Army, in the civil war; she was thrown from a sleigh January 15, 1859, and instantly killed.
  2. Nathan Bouton, Mus. Doc., a musical composer of note and author of numerous anthems; his literary work is also of a high order; he never married.
  3. Stephen Eliakim, graduate of Trinity College, unmarried.
  4. George Henry, born in Troy, November 18, 1823; graduate of Union College, member of the New York State bar; he married, April 29, 1851, Mary Caroline Phoenix, daughter of Jonas Phillip and Mary (Whitney) Phoenix; children:
    1. Mary Ida, married Robert Percy Alden, of New York City;
    2. Harriet Louise, married Robert Goelet, of New York City;
    3. George Henry, LL.B., Columbia College, lawyer, married Georgia Williams, of Stonington, Connecticut;
    4. Emmeline Whitney;
    5. Whitney Phoenix, died March 22, 1863;
    6. Edmund Warren, deceased;
    7. Whitney Warren, married Charlotte A. Tooker, and resides at Newport, Rhode Island;
    8. Anna Phoenix, twin of Whitney W., died August 9, 1865;
    9. Edith Caroline, married William Starr Miller, of New York City;
    10. Lloyd Elliot, graduate of Columbia College, 1888.

(V) Stephen, third and youngest son of Eliakim (2) and Phebe (Bouton) Warren, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, 1783, died in Troy, May 9, 1847. He was admitted to the firm of Esaias Warren & Company on the withdrawal of the father, and in association with his two brothers Esaias and Nathan conducted the business until March 1, 1827, when the firm was dissolved. The good feeling and perfect confidence that existed between these brothers is rarely equaled. In 1806 Stephen Warren was ensign of the "Trojan Greens," a local military company. In 1832 he was a member of the first board of directors of the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad Company, incorporated by the legislature that year; in 1829 one of the incorporators of the Troy Water Works Company, that later surrendered its rights to the city of Troy; in 1810-11, fire warden from the third ward of Troy. In 1829 he was chosen president of the Bank of Troy, holding that position until his death in 1847, succeeding his brother, Esaias Warren, who had served since the bank was organized in 1811. Stephen Warren was followed in the office of president by his son, Joseph M. Warren, the intervening president being Nathan Dauchy, 1847 to 1853. Stephen Warren was also president of the Troy Savings Bank from October 7, 1839, until his death. He was a member of the state legislature in 1823, and a presidential elector.

He married, August 17, 1808, Martha Cornell Mabbett, of Lansingburgh, New York, born July 5, 1791, died December 23, 1879, in Troy, New York. She was a devout churchwoman and exceedingly liberal. The grand organ in Saint Paul's Church was her gift, while one-half the cost of the chapel and parish house was defrayed by her sons as a memorial to her memory. Children:

  1. Mary Mabbett, born October 3, 1810, died November 18, 1831; married, April 5, 1831, John Le Grand Knox, of Troy, New York, born November 15, 1803, died July, 1880.
  2. Joseph Mabbett, of further mention.
  3. William Henry, born September 14, 1815, graduate at Washington (now Trinity) College; died January 9, 1867; married, December 12, 1839, Mary Rogers, born June 2, 1820, died June 18, 1865, daughter of Judge Halsey and Deborah (Wing) Rogers, of Moreau, Saratoga county, New York. Children:
    1. Halsey Rogers, born July 25, 1841, died February 18, 1908;
    2. Martha Mabbett, born December 22, 1842, married Walter Phelps Warren (see forward);
    3. Mary Rogers, born May 6, 1853, died July 17, 1859;
    4. Stephen Warren, born August 12, 1856, died April 8, 1878;
    5. Edward Ingersoll, born July 18, 1858, died April 8, 1878.
  4. Phebe Elizabeth, born July 5, 1819, died January 3, 1894; married, July 8, 1841, Henry Pratt McKean, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born May 3, 1810, died January 5, 1894. Children:
    1. Thomas McKean, born November 28, 1842, married Elizabeth Wharton, of Philadelphia;
    2. Stephen Warren, born February 4, 1844, died April 28, 1846.
  5. Anna Chester, born September 15, 1826, died November 24, 1891; married Edward Ingersoll, of Philadelphia, born April 2, 1817, died February 19, 1893. Children:
    1. Stephen Warren, born April 8, 1851, died October, 1864, married Josephine Bond, of Philadelphia;
    2. Mary Wilcocks, deceased, born August 19, 1853, married James Logan Fisher, of Philadelphia;
    3. Phebe Warren, born March 23, 1854, married Harry Wilcocks McCall, of Philadelphia;
    4. Anna Warren, born September 7, 1855, married Charles Morton Smith, of Philadelphia;
    5. Charles Edward, born June 17, 1860, married Rita Sturgis, of Philadelphia;
    6. Henry McKean, born January 29, 1862;
    7. Jennie Hobart, born October 27, 1865.
  6. John Hobart, born September 3, 1829, died January 28, 1908; married (first) Eliza Attwood Tibbits, of Troy, New York, died April, 1870; he married (second) Harriette M. Coulter, of New York City. No issue.

(VI) Honorable Joseph Mabbett, eldest son of Stephen and Martha Cornell (Mabbett) Warren, was born in Troy, New York, January 28, 1813, died in that city, September 9, 1896. He graduated from Washington, now Trinity College, and was admitted to the firm of Hart, Lesley & Warren, March 1, 1840, who were the successors (through many firm changes) of the oldest hardware house in Troy, founded in 1809 by Jacob Hart and Henry Nazro, at No. 6 Lane's Row, for the sale of "hardware, ironmongery, cutlery and saddlery." On the admission of Joseph M. Warren and William Henry Warren to the firm, the name was changed to Warrens, Hart & Lesley. February 1, 1855, Joseph M. Warren and Charles W. Tillinghast succeeded to the business as J. M. Warren & Co. In 1864 Walter P. Warren was admitted. February 10, 1887, the proprietors incorporated the business under the J. M. Warren & Company, with Joseph M. Warren president of the corporation, continuing until his death. This company continues one of the solid substantial business houses of Troy. Mr. Warren was a capable head of their large business and thorough master of the situation at all times. In 1909 the firm celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. Mr. Warren had other interests, both public and private in their nature. He was one of a committee of nine to arrange for the sale by the city of Troy of the Schenectady & Troy railroad, which had become a heavy burden upon the taxpayers. He was director of the Farmers' Bank and of the Bank of Troy, later consolidated in the United National Bank of Troy, of which he was the first president. In 1853 he was chosen president of the Bank of Troy, continuing in that office until 1865. His father, Stephen Warren, was president of the same bank from 1829 to 1847, succeeding his brother, Esaias Warren, who served from 1811 to 1829. Save for an interval of six years, 1847 to 1853, a Warren was president of the bank during its entire life of fifty-four years. He was a trustee of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; water commissioner of the city of Troy from 1855-57; mayor of Troy 1851-52; one of the organizers and members of the board of managers of the Troy Club, 1867. He was a Democrat in politics, and represented the Troy district in congress, 1871-73. This record of a busy life but hints at the measures of his activity. He was interested in everything that pertained to the business, religious, educational or civic life in Troy. His support for any worthy object could always be relied upon. His charity was unostentatious, but extensive. He was senior warden of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and a devout churchman. His life was a successful one, and he left to his posterity an honorable record.

He married, September 9, 1835, Elizabeth Adelaide Phelps, born March 3, 1815, died July 20, 1891, daughter of Walter and Julia Steel (Beach) Phelps, of Hartford, Connecticut. The Phelps family is an old and honored one in New England. Children:

  1. Stephen, born August 23, 1836, died October 16, 1837.
  2. Mary Mabbett, born May 6, 1838, married, January 29, 1861, John Isaac Thompson, of Troy (see Thompson), born April 2, 1831; children:
    1. Hobart Warren, born April 2, 1862, married Grace McLeod;
    2. Marie Warren, born March, 1868, married Edward Courtland Gale (see Gale).
  3. Walter Phelps, of whom further.
  4. Josephine, born August 22, 1842, died April 2, 1843.
  5. Phebe McKean, born August 6, 1844; married, October 11, 1866, Isaac McConihe, of Troy, born 1830; children:
    1. Anna Pruyn, born November 30, 1867, died September, 1868;
    2. Warren, born July 8, 1869;
    3. Malcolm Stewart, born August, 1871;
    4. Elizabeth, born July, 1881.
  6. Anna, born February 21, 1849; married, October 21, 1869, John M. Glidden, of Boston, born July 4, 1843; children:
    1. Mary Warren, born May 10, 1871;
    2. Joseph Warren, born July 17, 1872;
    3. Amy Gardner, born November, 1873;
    4. William Gernon, born December, 1874;
    5. John, born May, 1876;
    6. Susette Adelaide, December, 1879;
    7. Anna;
    8. Arthur Boynton.
  7. Stephen, born January 28, 1852, died September 1, 1864.

(VII) Walter Phelps, second son of Joseph Mabbett and Elizabeth Adelaide (Phelps) Warren, was born in Troy, New York, June 13, 1841. He was educated at the Troy Academy and at Walnut Hill School, Geneva, New York. He early entered business and has spent a life of continuous activity. In February, 1864, he was admitted a member of the firm of J. M. Warren & Company, of Troy. He withdrew from that firm in 1871, and at once became associated with Fuller, Warren & Company, of Troy, which firm was incorporated in 1881 under the name of Fuller & Warren Company. This company enjoys the distinction of perpetuating the business of manufacturing stoves in Troy begun in 1828 by the firm of L. Stratton & Son, at the Rensselaer furnace, 42 Fifth Avenue. There were many changes in firm personnel prior to Fuller & Warren Company, whose works, covering six acres in Troy, are known as the "Clinton Stove Works." They have an extensive plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and salesrooms in the principal cities of the country. Mr. Warren was trustee and vice-president of the original corporation, and on the death of Joseph W. Fuller, the president, in 1890, was elected president, which office he still fills (1911). Among his many other business activities are the following: Vice-president of the Troy Savings Bank; director of the Fuller-Warren Company of Milwaukee; Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad Company; Albany & Vermont Railroad Company; Saratoga & Schenectady Railroad Company; Troy & Cohoes Railroad Company, and the National City Bank of Troy. In May, 1905, he was elected president of the Stove Manufacturers' Association of the United States, and is now (1910) vice-president of the Troy Chamber of Commerce. In 1889-90-91 he was a member of the Public Improvement Commission of Troy. In 1889 he was president of the Troy Citizens' Association, and was vice-president of the Troy Centennial Association that so splendidly arranged and carried through the one hundredth anniversary celebration of Troy, 1889.

He is a director of the Samaritan Hospital, and of the Church Home, both of Troy. He is also a trustee of the Troy Orphan Asylum, and is a member of the Citizens' Corps, and was elected president of the reorganization in 1878, and lieutenant in Sixth Separate Company, now Company A, Second Regiment, New York National Guard. From 1864 to 1868 he served on the staff of Governor Hoffman, with the rank of colonel. Through his colonial and revolutionary ancestry, he derives membership in the patriotic orders. He is regent of William Floyd Chapter, Sons of the Revolution; a member of the Founders and Patriots, Colonial Wars, Colonial Governors, and Mayflower societies. He is also a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. His clubs are the Union and Manhattan of New York City; the Philadelphia, Lenox and Troy, the latter of which he is president, elected first in 1899. He is a member of the Episcopal church, founded in Troy by his ancestors, and was a trustee of Saint Paul's Free Chapel (now Saint Barnabas Chapel, an independent organization), appointed by the vestry of Saint Paul's Church to manage the affairs of the chapel, then a mission of the mother church. In politics Mr. Warren is a Democrat, but has never espoused any of the financial heresies of recent years, but has always taken a deep interest in all reform movements affecting municipal, federal or state politics. He is a ready, effective and pleasing public speaker, and an untiring worker for the interests of his native city. His ancestors on both sides date back to those hardy, self-sacrificing colonists who endured the privations and bravely overcame the perils of their period and rendered possible the establishment of civil and religious liberty, that rich inheritance of the present generation.

He married, July 11, 1866, Martha Mabbett Warren, born December 22, 1842, daughter of William Henry and Mary (Rogers) Warren, of Moreau, New York (see Rogers). Children:

  1. William Henry, of whom further.
  2. Joseph Mabbett, born December 14, 1868, died March 7, 1872.
  3. Mary Eliza, born February 5, 1870; married, November 5, 1896, Thomas Vail (see Vail) of Troy, born October 26, 1860; children:
    1. Martha Warren, born February 28, 1899;
    2. Frances Hart, November 24, 1900;
    3. Mary Warren, February 7, 1902;
    4. Phebe Hart, March 30, 1908.
  4. John Hobart, born May 9, 1873, died June 10, 1873.
  5. Walter Phelps, Junior, born December 31, 1874; educated in private schools and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a director of the Fuller & Warren Company, and a member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and is independent in politics.

    He married, June 20, 1900, Sarah Tibbits Lane, born March 4, 1878, daughter of George Tibbits and Annie (Mead) Lane. Children:

    1. Anne Lane, born November 10, 1902;
    2. Walter Phelps Warren (3d), born June 11, 1905.
  6. Elizabeth, born April 14, 1876, died February 3, 1878.
  7. Chester Ingersoll, M.E., born February 22, 1880, graduate of Cornell University, class of 1905; member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and independent in politics. He married, October 23, 1907, De Ette Samson, born September 20, 1882, daughter of Frederick and Sarah De Ette (Welch) Samson, of Hartford, Connecticut.

(VIII) William Henry, eldest son of Walter Phelps and Martha Mabbett (Warren) Warren, was born June 3, 1867, in Troy, New York. He was educated at Saint John's School at Sing Sing, now Ossining, New York, and Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He entered the employ of Fuller & Warren Company as clerk, and, is now (1910) vice-president of that corporation. He is a vestryman of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and independent in politics. His college fraternity is I.K.A. He is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His clubs are the Troy and Elks. He married, January 5, 1893, Caroline E. Gleason, daughter of Samuel O. Gleason, a banker of Troy, and Mary (Burdick) Gleason. One child, Mary Rogers, born July 7, 1896.

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