Pioneer Families - WARRINER
Extracted From
Chapter XVII
Early history of the town of Hopkinton :
history of East Village (Nicholville) and vicinity,
diaries of Elisha Risdon and Artemas Kent,
soldiers of the Civil War,
genealogical record of sixty of the pioneer families

Carlton E. Sanford
Boston: Bartlett Press, 1903

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

IN this chapter is given the genealogical records of many of the pioneers of the town, of all that I have been able to gather sufficient data and information to make a fairly full record. The preparation of these records has required much time, labor, correspondence, persistence and patience. Had I had in the beginning a full comprehension of the tedious labor required, I now feel sure I should not have undertaken it. That there are some errors in dates and possibly a few in names I am quite satisfied, since considerable of my information came from elderly people who wrote feebly and indistinctly. I think it will be readily understood, if the reader will bear in mind that it is in continuous order; that the first, second, third and fourth generations are each carried slightly to the right, and that each generation always has the same indentation.

WILLIS WARRINER b. New Hampshire, July 16, 1785; d. July 27, 1881, aged ninety-six years; m. Nancy Armstrong, March 3, 1808; b. January 4, 1787; d. July 29, 1856. He came in by Northwest Bay road and settled on the first place south of Jacob Phelps in Hopkinton village in March, 1810. Had nine children:
  • Elijah R., b. December 20, 1808; d. October 2, 1809.
  • Elijah R., 2d. b. October 9, 1810; d. August 21, 1811.
  • Willis W., b. August 27, 1812; d. Salem, Wis.
  • Harriet W., b. February 20, 1815; d. March 7, 1856; m. Champion I. Reeve, d. Salem, Wis. (See Erastus Reeve.) Mr. Elisha Risdon on giving up hunting gave his gun to Mr. Reeve.
  • Mary Ann, b. August 25, 1819; d. September 7, 1856; m. Orville Kelsey, d. Webster City, Iowa.
  • Mason C., b. July 1, 1821; d. at Canton, N.Y.; single.
  • Hiram S., b. December 1, 1823, P. O. North Stockholm, N.Y.; m. Mary E. Goodell, d. December 24, 1898. (See Joel Goodell.)
  • John S., b. June 16, 1827; d. May 17, 1848.
  • Henry L., b. August 27, 1833; d. September 13, 1847.

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