Warners in Wethersfield, Connecticut
The Warner family has been over in America for a LOOONG time! I mean before there was even a United States of America. But that means we have some really great historical landmarks and history recorded from colonial and early US history.
Much of this early history took place in and around Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Lieutenant and Deacon William Warner (b. about 1646) and wife Hannah (nee Robbins) moved to Weatherfield and raised their family there.
So let’s dive in and see what we can find!
The history of ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut
A great resource for genealogical information for the area is Volume II of a book published in 1904 called (are you ready for this?)
The history of ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut : comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington, and of Glastonbury prior to its incorporation in 1693 : from date of earliest settlement until the present time.
Based upon the manuscript collections of the late Judge Sherman W. Adams, and recast, enlarged, and edited by Henry R. Stiles.
We’re just going to call it HAWC. Yeah, I think that will be better.
What do we find in HAWC?
The History of Ancient Wetherfield, Connecticut has a hefty 30 pages (p 727 – 752) dedicated to Warner lineage. Plus Warner information related to other families in other parts of the book.
The lines in the book follow MY ancestors like this:
Where do I find the book?
The book is digitized and online! Yay for technology. I’ve embedded it below.
- Click on the hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines, stacked) in the bottom corner to bring up the page slider.
- Then click “Jump” to go quickly to the pages you need.
- Page 727 – 752 – Warner family line starting with Lieut. and Dea. William Warner (b. about 1646) married to Hannah Robbins
- Page 944 – Index page with Warner
Or go to the page here.
Warner gravestones in the Weathersfield Village Cemetery. There are 104 Warner gravestones in the cemetery although I’m not sure all are related to us.
Look how well preserved these are even from the early 1700s.
Here lyeth interred the body of William Warner Late of Wethersfield Dec
Elect Pious Grave Modest True
Deceased Feberuary Ye 28 1714/13 in ye 69 year of his age.
Here lyeth the body of Hannah Warner the wife of William Warner and daughter of John Robbens, deceased March the 3, 1714/13 in the 50 year of her age.