Biography of Aaron Warren
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Warren, Aaron, was born in Murray, and is the fourth generation of that name. The family are of English descent. Aaron Warren, grandfather of our subject, was a native of Vermont and was a captain in the Revolutionary War and served in the War of 1812. He came from Vermont to Orleans county in 1814, and took up a tract of land near Balcom's Mills, paying seven dollars per acre. He built a log house and shortly after (being a miller) built a grist mill at Sandy Creek, south of the Ridge Road and on the west side of the road where the present mill now stands. This is said to be the first grist mill built in the town. He carried on this business for a considerable time, and died in Murray in 1849, aged eighty nine years. He had five children: Joel, George, David, Aaron and Polly, who married a Mr. Palmer and removed to Michigan. Joel and George settled in Michigan; David settled in Vermont and in 1868 removed to Orleans county and settled iu Clarendon, where he died. Aaron Warren was born in Montpelier, Vt., in 1803, and spent his life in Murray where he was always a farmer, and a man honored and respected by his fellow townsmen. In 1846 Mr. Warren settled on the Ridge west of Sandy Creek, Where he resided until his death in 1891. He married Dorcas Williams, daughter of Henry Williams, a native of Vermont who came to Murray at an early day and settled on what was afterward the Daniel Young farm. The children of Aaron and Dorcas Warren were: Chauncey, Henry, Laura, Lucy A., Maria, John, Marietta, and Aaron, jr. Chauncey settled in Michigan. He was twice married, first to Catherine Bloomingdale, and the second time to Jane Palmer. He died at Albion, and one son, Hermon, survives him. Henry died unmarried; Laura married Isaac Downey of Murray; Lucy A. married Charles Bartlett of Gaines; Maria married Oscar Frisbie; John died unmarried; Marietta married James Beck. Aaron Warren, jr., with the exception of five years, has always lived in Murray. In 1869 he married Ellen M. Rice, and they have one daughter, Mary Warren.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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