Person:Warren Wardwell (3)

  1. Colista Marion Wardwell1828 - 1879
  2. Warren B. Wardwell1830 - 1887
  3. Salania Wardwell1832 - 1921
  4. Delilah WardwellABT 1834 - 1925
  5. Thaddeus S. Wardwell1836 - 1931
  6. Jennet WardwellABT 1838 -
  7. Harvey David Wardwell1840 - BEF 1920
  8. Juliette WardwellABT 1842 -
  9. Edgar T. Wardwell1846 - 1911
  10. William Nelson WardwellABT 1848 -
  11. Mary Rocelia Wardell1849 - 1895
  12. Elizabeth Hannah Wardwell1852 - 1902
  13. Charles L. WardwellABT 1856 -
m. 29 DEC 1859
Facts and Events
Name Warren B. Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 4 Sep 1830 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
Marriage 29 DEC 1859 Wayne County, NYto Mary J. McQueen
Death[1] 3 Apr 1887 Lincoln, Isabella, Michigan, United States
Occupation? blacksmith & farmer

In Homer, Michigan at 1860 census with real estate valued at $100 and personal estate valued at $70. Living in Lincoln, MI at 1870 with real estate valued $2800 and personal estate value of $500. In Lincoln at 1880 Census which shows Estella as their niece.

1 November 1869 granted land patent in Isabella County, MI

"Warren Wardwell, general farmer and blacksmith, section 5, Lincoln Township, was born in Ledyard, Cayuga, NY, Sept 4, 1831. His parents, Lemuel and Betsey (Whitmore) Wardwell, were natives of New England, of English and Scotch ancestry. Mr. Wardwell, Sr., was a famer, and died in Scipio, Hillsdale Co., Mich., in February 1859; and the latter is still living, in Lincoln Township, this county, aged 74 years old. Warren, the subject of this sketch, lived in his native county until 9 years old, when the family made a removal to Seneca Co., N.Y. When 17 years old, in 1848, he left home and returned to his native county and for a year and a half followed his trade as blacksmith, which he had learned under the superintendence of Levi Elmendorff, at Waterloo, Seneca Co., N.Y., serving as an apprentice two years. While in Cayuga County he worked for Hiram Finch, at Springport. Returning again to Seneca County, he re-engaged himself to Mr. Elmendorrf as a "jour." Afterward he went to Wayne County, N.Y., and established a general blacksmith shop, which he conducted two years; then he worked as a journeyman two years in Lock Berlin, same county. In January, 1855, he went to Red Creek, Cayuga County, and worked for a Mr. Toole until September 1856, then he followed his trade until next year at Seneca Falls. In April, 1858, he came to this State and settled at Litchfield, Hillsdale County, where he worked at blacksmithing for Chauncey Calhoun; from 1859 to 1861, he carried on a shop of his own, and in the fall of the latter year, he moved to this county, "squatting" on a quarter-section of wild land, on section 5, and "homesteading it" in 1863. He was three weeks making the journey to this county, coming with three wagon loads of goods. On arriving here, there was no building within two miles of him, excepting a deserted hunter's shanty, in which he lived three weeks, while erecting a cabin on his own place. The shanty was made of poles and roofed with bark and was barely large enough to contain them and their goods. The township was yet not organized, and the first permanent settlement was three miles away. It required five days to go to St. John's or Ionia, to secure provisions. He disposed of 80 acres of this place to his brother, to apply on services rendered in the war, and nearly all of the remainder is improved and in good farming condition. Of the whole original tract, he cleared about a hundred acres. Dec. 29, 1849 in Wayne Co., N.Y., Mr. Wardwell married Miss Mary, daughter of Peter and Serena (Scott) McQueen, natives of Wayne Co., N.Y. Mrs. W. was born also in that county, March 20, 1827. They have no children, but have an adopted daugther, Estella G., who was born Sept. 6, 1869. Mr. W. was a road commissioner in 1865-6, in political matters he is a Republican, and, with his wife, is a member of the Christian Church." Isabella County Michigan: Portrait & Biographical Sketches, 1884

Died of Stomach Cancer

  1. 1.0 1.1 Isabella County Michigan Deaths 1887
  2. Waterloo, Seneca, New York, in United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432).

    Warren Wardwell, age 19 (2 years older than Sally A)