The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
WARREN, William Kendrick - Otsego
Julius WARREN, father of William K. Warren, the second
child of Darius and Mary Warren, was born June 28, 1786. Darius
Warren settled in the town of Otsego, on the farm now owned and
occupied by Russell Warren, in 1787, among its first settlers. Julius
married Anna WEBSTER in 1787, by whom he had two children,
Francis E. and Erastus W., the latter a farmer in the town of Otsego.
His wife died Sept. 25, 1821, and subsequently he married Abigail
COOK. William K. is the only child by this marriage. After his
marriage in 1806 he purchased and settled on what is known as the
"Dora Allen" farm, now owned by Menzo HOKE. In 1816 he
sold it and settled on the place still owned and occupied by his son,
the subject of this sketch. He died Aug. 2, 1866, having lived more
than ten years beyond the allotted period of life. His wife survived
him about seven years. She died Jan. 18, 1872, at the advanced
age of eighty-five years.
William Kendrick Warren was born Dec. 15, 1824. He still owns
and occupies the home of his birth. He was married Feb. 15, 1849,
to Ruth Janette MILLER, daughter of William and Betsey Miller,
of Columbia, Herkimer Co., N.Y. Mrs. Warren was born Oct. 1,
1826. Their only child is Augusta M. Warren, born Nov. 14, 1849,
who, since the death of her mother, which occurred March 19, 1870,
has kept house for her father.
Mr. Warren in politics is a Republican. He has been a member
of the First Baptist church since 1842. His wife was a member of
the same church from the time of her marriage till her death. The
daughter is also a member.
An incident related by Mr. Warren forcibly illustrates the wide
contrast in the circumstances of the present and early times. He
states that at one time provisions had run so low in the family that
his grandfather, Darius, walked twenty-seven miles to Canajoharie,
where he bought and had ground a bushel of wheat, and brought it
home on his back.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 256
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