DENNIS WARNER, London, one of the oldest physicians and Surgeons of Madison County, was born in Union Township,
this county, near London, May 19, 1818. His father, William Warner, was a native of Virginia, and is a planter
by occupation. He never owned any slaves, but hired them, paying them amply for all service rendered. He married
Elizabeth Denty, a native of Virginia, who bore him six children and then passed away from earth. He subsequently
married Susannah Weiser, of German parentage. who was the mother of eight children. William Warner came to this
county with his family in 1812, locating 200 acres of land adjoining the now corporate limits of London. He subsequently
sold this, and removed to the city, where he died in his eighty seventh year. Mrs. Warner departed this life in
October, 1797. Our subject was reared on the farm, and remained there until twenty years of age. He received only
a fair education, and about 1838, commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Malsby, an old practitioner of London.
He was subsequently under the tuition of Dr. Toland, and graduated from the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati,
March 2, 1847. He then located in London, and for nearly forty years has been ministering to the sick of Madison
County. During this time, Dr. Warner has been moderately successful in a financial way, but has also been an acute
sufferer from that terrible disease, rheumatism. Politically, Dr. Warner had always been a Whig, and later a Republican.
He was Pension Examiner a few years, and also served a short time as Assessor. He was married, October 10, 1847,
to Mary, daughter of John F. Chenoweth, an old and honored citizen of this county. They had two children, a son
and a daughter, the latter dying in infancy. The former, James McLene Warner, is Deputy County Clerk. and married
Ida, daughter of William Hall, now of Iowa. They have one daughter, Gertie P.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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