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Mary E. Warner (#47253369)
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Bio Photo This work that I am doing on Find A Grave is in honor of my mother (Kathryn E. Crippen, GRS, 1915-1973) and my father (Russell Lewis Warner, GRS, 1912-1980). I am bringing their written stories, relationships of our extended Warner and Crippen families to today's Warner [Bachelor, Foote, Gr/Ch/Croninger, Humphrey, Lincoln, Moseley, Nurse, Rawson, Romney, Russell, Webster, Wolcott, Young, etc.], and Crippen [Bush, Fuller, Paddock, Standish, Slider, Stelzer, etc.] families and anyone else who has an interest in colonial history, early upstate New York, the settling of the Northwest Territory, and later the western USA.

Russell's name stands for excellent research and his gathering of information through the original hand-written census ledgers, plat books, walking through cemeteries, hunt-and-peck typing style (long before home computers and the Internet), taking photographs of headstones, visiting the older folks for family lore, etc., thereby freely leaving a legacy for all of us, as we become acquainted with our ancestors.

I am sharing on these pages (as much as I can) the extraordinary amount of research that my parents did. Their collected work was given to the State Library (30 or more boxes) in Lansing, Ingham, MI. The LDS has filmed it for world-wide distribution. The library in Lansing, MI has also made microfilms. Many serious genealogists have made use of my parents' research.

I have not had the privilege of seeing their body of research work, and have had to recreate, generation by generation, the Memorials on these pages. Too, I have had to find the cemeteries and ask for headstone photos. Not always an easy task.
After his wife's death in 1973, Russell completed her research on the Mayflower Society's "Myles Standish" Vol. 14, as primary compiler. His research is published in the "Silver Cover" hard-back book, and his authorship and contribution is so noted. Kathryn was a descendant of the Mayflower passengers Captain Myles Standish and Edward Fuller through her Crippen line. After thorough research, he wrote an article that was published in "The American Genealogist," (TAG) 50:4:240 (1974), "The Ancestry of Content (Standish) Crippen," pgs. 240-244.

Russell was a mentor to Rosemary Bachelor, a Moseley-descendant cousin. She has made a life-time career for herself from genealogical pursuits and publishing, receiving a Pulitzer Prize for her efforts. Russell was a family historian for the David-6 Calvin Warner Jr., and his wife Olive Rawson reunions that have now gone on for 99 consecutive years (1915-2014) in Michigan every August.

Russell and Kathryn traveled back east to MA and CT and made certified copies of Mary (Boltwood) Warner's "Last Will & Testament" (dating back to about 1710), and also David-5 Calvin Warner Sr.'s "Last Will and Testament" (dating back to 1831, Walworth, Wayne, NY).

Russell-10 was a 10th generation, lineal descendant of ANDREW-1 WARNER Sr. from England, who with his wife and several children came to the Crown's New England wilderness in 1632-33, helped found Hartford, CT, and settled, finally, in Hadley, CT.

WARNER Lineage: myself, Mary-11 E. Warner, Russell-10 Lewis Warner, John-9 Calvin Warner, Calvin-8 Franklin "Frank" Warner, Charles-7 Warner, David-6 Calvin Warner, Jr., David-5 Calvin Warner, Sr., Jesse-4 Warner Sr., Samuel-3 Warner Sr., Lieut. Daniel-2 Warner Sr., Andrew-1 WARNER, Sr., who sailed on the ship Lyon to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from Broad Oak, Essex, England, in 1632-33.

Thanks to, I have "traveled" to many more cemeteries than my parents did. I believe that in some respects I have taken the various family lines further than they did--but it was only possible through their early efforts of research and recording that I could do this. Thanks mom! Thanks, dad! And MANY thanks to the volunteers who graciously transferred Memorials of my family lines to me.
"The Descendants of Andrew Warner" book, pub. 1919:
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Lucinda Warner Pembroke
Thanks so much for your information on the Warners. I descended from Lucinda. It looks like she may not have been in your direct line but your information is very helpful.
Added by Root Digger on Jun 16, 2016 9:36 PM
Luke Davidson
Israel Standish (Norwich, CT)
Do you know in what part of the Norwich City Cemetery that Israel Standish is buried? That cemetery is quite large and I visited last year trying to find him, but I couldn't. If you aren't sure where he is buried, do you know of an office for the cemetery or someone I could contact to find out where he is buried?
Added by Luke Davidson on Jun 14, 2016 7:19 AM
Sally Davis
Eliz. Warner & Ethan Curtiss-Wallingford, CT
Hi again Mary,

Since you are a Warner, and have extensive knowledge, I thought I'd ask if you know anything or have sources for Lydia Curtiss (1777-1958) and Isaac Bartholomew (1776-1828) both born and, I believe, died in Wallingford, CT. Lydia was the daughter of Ethan Curtiss, b. 1753 Wallingford, d. 1815 Burlington, CT & Elizabeth Warner, b.1758 East Haddam, CT, d. 1810 Burlington, CT. Elizabeth Warner was the daughter of Jabez Warner & Hannah Brainerd.

I've been searching for years for a source of Lydia Curtiss' birth and her marriage to Isaac Bartholomew. So far, all I could find in print is in the "Record of the Bartholomew Family," by Geo. Wells Bartholomew, Jr., 1885, p. 213.

Lydia & Isaac are my paternal 4th great grandparents and this Curtiss line goes to Anne Hutchinson. This is a weak link I have to her. Any insights you may have would be immensely appreciated. Many thanks.

Sally Davis
(Cape Cod)
Added by Sally Davis on May 02, 2016 2:45 PM
R. Wright
Your Elam R Warner photo request
Find A Grave Memorial 125635006
If you can add the plot location information, I (or others) may be able to find/photo this for you. The Paw Paw Township Clerk’s web pages have this information via indexes at the bottom of their Cemetery Information page:

If you prefer not to go to it via the link above, you can start at and navigate your way there.

Regards, Richard
Added by R. Wright on Apr 18, 2016 10:12 AM
Warner/Van Swearingen
Good evening,
I am writing because my mother who is 90 yrs old would like to have information about our ancesters.
Her gr. mother was Nellie Rose Warner.She was my gr.mother Erma (Irma) Eell's mother. My mother's great grandfather was Thomas Van Swearingen. If you have information please let me know. I do have the book about Garret Van Swearingen But the last name mentioned is James Watt who married Letitia Pitts. My mothers' father was Lavern Pitts. Have a Blessed Day! My e-mail address is: or I am on
Facebook under Sharon Kay.


Sharon K. Goeglein
Added by Sharon on Apr 16, 2016 5:18 PM
Sally Davis
RE: The Russell's in NY & MI
Hi Mary,

After my local library contacted several others to try and locate and get through the inter-library lending system, I finally was able to get a copy of "Descendants of William Russell of Salem, Mass, 1674," by George Ely Russell from a library in St. Louis. Sadly, there was nothing more about Oliver Wolcott Russell and his wife, Catharine Grant, than I already knew, but it did have much more info on Oliver's military record in the War of 1812 which I was delighted to find.

So, again, many thanks for the tip on the book, I really appreciate your help.

Sally Davis
Cape Cod
Added by Sally Davis on Mar 26, 2016 1:30 PM
Denise Warner
John Warner B. 1615
My husband Mark Edward Warner is the 7X great grandson of John Warner born 1615, passenger of the Increase in 1635. Moved to Hartford and fought in the Pequot War. He moved to Farmington where he received land. He died before the family moved to Waterbury.
The question I have: Do you know who are the parents of John Warner born 1615. Many believe he is the son of Andrew Warner but after 5 years I know this is not the John Warner born to Andrew Warner. I have not been successful in finding the family tree in England. Any hint you could give would be appreciated.

Denise Warner
Added by Denise Warner on Mar 19, 2016 10:01 AM
Warner & etc family
"Thanks Bunches" 'Cuz...
I think am getting there.
Added by Max on Feb 20, 2016 11:49 AM
Sally Davis
RE: The Russell's in NY & MI
Hi Mary,

It looks like we are cousins in more than one line. My 9th great grandparents were Andrew Warner & Mary Humphrey through their son, Daniel and his wife, Martha Boltwood and their grandson, John Warner and his wife, Mehitabel Chapman.

Also, Rebecca Town Nurse was my 7th great grandmother through her daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, William Russell and her grandson Ebenezer and his wife, Deborah Hibbard.

Thanks for the tip on the book, "Descendants of William Russell of Salem, Mass, 1674." I just ordered it thru my library. Hopefully, it'll have something on Catharine Grant.

Sally Davis
Added by Sally Davis on Feb 18, 2016 1:46 PM
Sally Davis
RE: The Russell's in NY & MI
You're welcome and thank you for the speedy editing. I only wish I could find anything at all on his second wife, my 3rd great grandmother's (Catharine Grant) lineage.

Sally Davis
Added by Sally Davis on Feb 17, 2016 12:41 PM
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