THE LEADING CITIZENS OF MADISON COUNTY

CONTENTS
Preface
Names Index
Portrait Index


   DAVID R. WARREN, a well-known farmer, residing on his farm in School District No. 12, town of DeRuyter, was born in this town, December 1, 1831. His father was Isaac Warren, a native of the State of Connecticut, where he was born January 22, 1793. The father of Isaac Warren, also named Isaac, was a prominent and well-to-do Connecticut farmer, and, a public man, holding the office of County Treasurer. He came to the town of DeRuyter about 1810, and had a family of six sons and two daughters, all now deceased. The last survivor was Eunice, widow of a Mr. Thompson. She was a resident of the New England States, and died in 1891, when about ninety-seven years of age, retaining great mental activity to the last. Eli died at Shedd's Corners about 1889, and when about seventy- eight years old. The name of the other daughter was Roxie, and the names of the sons besides Eli were: Benjamin; Oliver; Isaac, the father of our subject; George; and Dura. The father of these children was twice married. Although at one time well-to-do, he lost heavily through acting as bondsman for friends, and at his death left but a small estate. He lies at rest at Shedd's Corners.
   His son, Isaac, was reared to farm life, and married Phebe Ring, daughter of David Ring of Nantucket, where her mother, Ruth Bunker, was born, being the first white child born on the island. David Ring was born June 22, 1769, and died in DeRuyter in May, 1850, his wife having preceded him to the "silent land" six weeks earlier, at the age of eighty-two, her death occurring in the same town. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Warren lost one daughter, who died at the age of five, and reared three sons and four daughters, of whom the subject of this sketch was the sixth child and youngest son. All but three are now living. Charles died at Syracuse in 1883, in his sixty-third year. Phebe Ann, wife of Lorenzo Wilson, died in Iowa, when past seventy. Job A. is a farmer in this vicinity, married, and has a large family. Two sisters are residing in Pennsylvania, and one in Michigan.
   David R. Warren was reared to farm life and agricultural pursuits, and accustomed to hard labor from his boyhood. He attended school on Quaker Hill during the winters, and acquired a fair common-school education. He remained at home until the age of twenty-five, at which time he was married, August 3, 1856, to Esther A. Breed, daughter of Aurelius Breed. She bore her husband two sons. Almond Deforest is a farmer on his three-hundred and forty acre farm, and a Justice of the Peace. He was born in 1857, and married in 1879 to Alice L. Maxson, daughter of Franklin Maxson. They have two sons and one daughter, namely: David Almond, born in May, 1883; Bertha A., in February, 1885; and Ora M., in July, 1893. Henry G. Warren, the second son, is a farmer near this place, and has a wife and three sons,--Levi E., David H., and Claud. Mrs. Warren died in her fiftieth year, in March, 1887. She was a true and faithful wife, a loving companion to her husband and a good mother to her children.
   Our subject served in the Civil War, enlisting in 1864 in the Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry. He was in the service a little less than a year; but the hardship and exposure, forced marches, and an attack of chills and fever had a very injurious effect upon his health, and he left the army in very poor physical condition. He now receives a pension of twelve dollars per month. Mr. Warren comes of good pioneer stock, both his father and grandfather having cleared farms, and is industrious and persevering by nature. He stands high in the estimation of his fellow-men for his true worth of character, and belongs to that class of citizens that are both a help and honor to their own communities and the glory of our common country.

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