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Mary Russell Warner
Birth: Nov. 20, 1754
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1846
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Mary "Polly" was the daughter of Ellis Russell and Jane Catherine Wolcott. She was born in Ellington Parish, Windsor, Hartford, CT.
9 RUSSELL siblings, first 6 born in Ellington Parish, Windsor, CT; last 4 born in Springfield, MA.:

1. Stephen Russell B-11/9/1752.
2. [Self] Mary Russell (11/20/1754-4/21/1846); m. David Calvin Warner [Sr.].
3. Miriam Russell B-2/1/1757.
4. Abner Russell B-3/22/1759.
5. Roxy/Roxa Russell B-4/27/1762 m. Calvin Stephenson.
6. Wolcott Russell (8/17/1766-1820).
7. Archelaus Russell (~1770-5/23/1783).
8. Lucinda/Lucy (Russell) (5/14/1773-9/10/1863); m. Daniel Warriner (Both died in Springfield, MA.).
9. Oliver Russell (5/9/1777-1841).
10. Roswell Russell (11/24/1778-11/19/1822).
Source: "Descendants of William Russell of Salem, Mass, 1674," [DWR], by George Ely Russell, pub. 1989, 200 copies printed; pg. 39. [George Ely Russell: Memorial #103691765.]
She married at age 24, David-5 C. Warner [Sr.]; intent to marry published on 17 January 1779 in Conway, MA. David was a son of Jesse-4 Warner Sr. and his wife 2) Mary (Cooley) VenHorn.

Their 13 WARNER children: some born in CT, MA, and NY.

13 WARNER children:
1. Polly Warner Adams (4/27/1779-1861).
Probably TWINS with
2. Wareham Warner (8/21/1779-1854).
3. Lucinda J. (Warner) Pembrook (1781-1825).
4. Lucretia Warner (1783-1803).
5. David Calvin Warner (1785-1876).
6. Anna (Warner) Church (1788-1855).
7. Russell Warner (1790-1828).
8. Stephen Warner (1792-1834).
9. Elizabeth (Warner) Johnson (1793-1854).
10. Harriet (Warner) Rice (1794-1863).
11. Elihu Warner (1796-1884).
12. John Warner (1797-1871).
13. Luther Warner (1798-1850).

After Mary's husband David died in 1831, some of her children (Harriet Warner and her husband Sylvester Rice) helped her move to MI/Northwest Territory in a covered wagon, and there was an exciting tale about her trip--a pie chest, a flat boat at Buffalo, NY--a storm--a change in travel plans--an overland journey--which continues to be told to this day at the MI Warner Reunions, held continuously since 1915. Had Mary not followed her intuition, she and the Rice family would have drowned as other travelers did on that fateful boat ride. Consider, too, that two of her brothers drowned at the same time in 1783 when she was 29 years old, so she would have been especially wary of Lake Erie and stormy clouds in the sky.

It would seem possible that Mary's name would appear in some MI census search between 1840 and her death in April 1846, even if only as a "female over 70..."

Her husband, David-5 C. Warner Sr., was a Revolutionary War soldier as was his brother Jesse-5 Warner Jr. and their father, Jesse-4 Warner Sr.

Mary is buried in the Warham/Wareham Warner burial plot in Albion, Calhoun, MI. On her headstone is etched:

"Friends nor physicians could not save
my mortal body from the grave.
nor can this grave confine me here
when Christ doth call I must appear."
Mary was a descendant of Rebecca (Towne) Nurse, who was wrongly accused and hung as a witch in Salem, MA. Elizabeth's mother was Rebecca (Towne) Nurse, who was one of the women hanged in Salem Village, MA in 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials. One of Rebecca's sisters was also hanged, and a third sister barely escaped.

TOWNE Lineage:
Mary-5 Russell m. David C. Warner Sr,
Ellis-4 Russell m. Catherine Jane Wolcott,
Ebenezer-3 Russell m. Deborah Hibbard,
William Russell m. Elizabeth-2 Nurse,
Francis Nurse m. Rebecca-1 Towne.
LOOMIS/WHITE lineage: Mary-6 Russell, Catherine-5 Jane Wolcott, Moses-4 Loomis, Nathanial-3 Loomis, Elizabeth-2 (Moses) Loomis, John-1 Loomis and his wife Mary White.
RUSSELL lineage: Mary-4 Russell and David C. Warner Sr, Ellis-3 Russell and Jane Catherine Wolcott, Ebenezer-2 Russell and Deborah Hibbard; William-1 Russell and Elizabeth Nurse.
Mary was a 1st cousin several times removed of Oliver Wolcott, who signed the Declaration of Independence. Her brother, Oliver Wolcott Russell, was named in his honor.
Mary's (wife of David-5 C. Warner Sr) 1st cousin, Nancy Russell #22409420 (daughter of Mary's brother, Oliver Wolcott Russell), m. Robert Berry Sr and moved to MI; their son, Robert Berry Jr m. Elnora Lucretia Warner (daughter of Luther Warner #65208700 who was son of Mary (Russell) and David-5 C. Warner, Sr.); Elnora (was tricked by and lied to by Mormon Simon Dalton) m. 2) Simon Dalton and Elnora became a Mormon-by-marriage, taking her two Berry children with her to Illinois.
Mary and David-5 C. Warner Sr's son Luther married Permilla Stanton and their 3X great-grandson was Mitt Romney, Presidendial candidate in 2012.

ROMNEY connection:
Luther-6 WARNER, Elnora-7 (Warner) Berry, Rosetta-8 Mary (Berry) Robison, Alma-9 (Robison) LaFount, Lenore-10 (LaFount) Romney, W.-11 Mitt Romney.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011.
Family links: 
  Ellis Russell (1730 - ____)
  Jane Catherine Wolcott Russell (1733 - ____)
  David Calvin Warner (1758 - 1831)*
  Polly Warner Adams (1779 - 1861)*
  Wareham Warner (1779 - 1854)*
  Lucinda J. Warner Pembrook (1781 - 1815)*
  Lucretia Warner (1783 - 1803)*
  David Calvin Warner (1785 - 1876)*
  Anna Warner Church (1788 - 1855)*
  Russell Warner (1790 - 1828)*
  Stephen Warner (1792 - 1834)*
  Elizabeth Warner Johnson (1793 - 1854)*
  Harriet Warner Rice (1794 - 1863)*
  Elihu Warner (1796 - 1884)*
  John Warner (1797 - 1871)*
  Luther Warner (1798 - 1850)*
  Mary Russell Warner (1754 - 1846)
  Abner Russell (1759 - 1819)*
  Roxanna Russell Stephenson (1762 - ____)*
  Wolcott Russell (1766 - 1820)*
  Lucinda Russell Warriner (1773 - 1863)*
  Oliver Wolcott Russell (1777 - 1841)*
  Roswell Russell (1778 - 1822)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: D. age 93. Husband David Warner.
Riverside Cemetery
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Old Grounds Lot 84.
Maintained by: Mary E. Warner
Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion His...
Record added: Nov 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8140968
Mary <i>Russell</i> Warner
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3rd cousin 8xr
- Cyndi
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014

- sniksnak
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
Rest in peace, Great-great-great-great-grandma.
- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
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