Biography of Gardiner D. Warren
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Warren, Gardiner D., was born in the town of Sodus July 8, 1827, a son of Gardiner, and a grandson of Samuel Warren, the first of the family to settle in Wayne county. He came from Cheshire, N. H., with his family, consisting of his wife and six sons, arriving in 1807, on an ox sled. The place was a wilderness, and many trials and hardships were met by this pioneer family, which became one of the first in importance in the county. His son, Gardiner, father of our subject, came to South Sodus, where he died. He was a farmer and also engaged in the mercantile trade. For several years he was county superintendent of the poor, and was a leading member of the South Sodus M. E. church. He married Abigal Davis, and their children were: Aldace P., Gardiner D., and Mary E. The latter married C. T. Cure, and settled in Grant City, Mo. Aldace P. settled at South Sodus and was for several years a major in the old State militia. He was for twenty eight years a justice of the peace, and for thirty years engaged in the mercantile trade. He removed to Ohio, where he died December 12, 1881. Gardiner D. was engaged in the dry goods trade at South Sodus for five years, prior to 1852, when he went to New York city, and for fourteen years was engaged in jobbing. In 1872 be formed the jobbing house of S. J. Arnold & Co., from which firm he retired in 1878, then went to Chicago and formed the firm of Lee, Reynolds & Warren, wholesale dealers in buffalo robes. In 1881 Mr. Warren retired from business, returning to Sodas, but he spends his winters in the South. In 1866 he married Ann De Kay, who died in 1882.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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