The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
WARREN, Russell - Otsego
Russell WARREN was born Jan. 21, 1797, in the town of
Otsego, Otsego Co., N.Y., the sixth child of Darius and Mary
Warren. The father and mother were natives of Connecticut, and
were married Dec. 26, 1782. They had seven children, four
daughters and three sons, as follows: Philothe, born May 5, 1784,
wife of Edmund PEARSALL; Julius, born June 28, 1786, a sketch
of whose life and portrait appear on another page of this work;
Charlotte, born Dec. 31, 1788, died Oct. 1, 1873; Lydia, born March
28, 1791, wife of Anson FULLER, died July, 1854; Lucretia, born
April 23, 1793, widow of William JOHNSON, still living in the
town of Otsego, near "Leather-Stocking Falls;" Russell, subject of
this sketch; Cyrenus, born Aug. 9, 1800, a farmer, also living in
Otsego. The family moved from Old Lebanon, Conn., to New
Lebanon, N.Y., and from there (March, 1787) to the town of Otsego,
and settled on the farm still owned and occupied by the subject of
this sketch, - the third family in the neighborhood.
Russell Warren was married Oct. 17, 1826, to Sophia B. COOK,
daughter of Joseph and Abigail Cook. She was born April 1, 1797.
Two children were the result of this marriage, viz., one still-born,
and Joseph, born Nov. 28, 1828, married to Laura MILLER. They
had two children, a son and daughter, Russell and Sophia. Mr.
Warren's first wife died Dec. 4, 1829. He married, April 10, 1831,
Mercy Ann CALKINS, by whom he had two children, viz., Sophia,
born March 20, 1832; Freeman C., born Nov. 10, 1833, married to
Esther SABEY, and died Jan. 28, 1877. His second wife died Dec.
For his third wife he married Jane CALKINS, sister to his second
wife, Nov. 21, 1836, who was born Aug. 12, 1810. Six children
were the result of this marriage, viz., Mercy Jane, born Jan. 12, 1838,
living with her father; Mary Elizabeth, born April 27, 1840, died Feb.
20, 1842; Sarah Adelaide, born Oct. 24, 1841, died Nov. 21, 1849;
Susan, born Aug. 20, 1845, died Sept. 18, 1845; Willard C., born
Sept. 19, 1847, married to Harriet WILLIAMS; Adelaide is their
only child; they reside on the first spot occupied by their
grandparents; Charles Herbert, born Dec. 5, 1850, died Jan. 7, 1864.
Mr. Warren's third wife died March 3, 1853. August 8, 1854,
he married Maria COOK, sister to his first wife, by whom he had
no children. She died July 19, 1871. Mr. Warren devoted his
whole life to farming. In politics he is a Republican, though he has
never been diverted from his chosen pursuit by the attraction of
public life. At an early day he drew a quarter ticket in the State
lottery, from which he relized ($7500) seven thousand five hundred
dollars. At that time it was a large amount of ready money to come
into the possession of a farmer. But, unlike most others who become
possessed of sudden wealth, Mr. Warren made good use of the
By honorable dealing and strict attention to business, he has
accumulated a handsome property, and has always been looked
upon as one of the substantial men of his township. Though in his
eighty-second year, and enfeebled by old age, his memory is clear,
and few have kept better "posted up" in all matters relating to his
town and county. He has always refrained from the use of strong
drink or profane language. He has always enjoyed the confidence
of his neighbors, and the love and respect of all who have known him.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, opposite page 250
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