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Mary E. Warner (#47253369)
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Bio Photo This work that I am doing on Find A Grave is in honor of my mother (Kathryn E. Crippen, GRS, 1915-1973) and my father (Russell Lewis Warner, GRS, 1912-1980). I am bringing their written stories, relationships of our extended Warner and Crippen families to today's Warner [Bachelor, Foote, Gr/Ch/Croninger, Humphrey, Lincoln, Moseley, Nurse, Rawson, Romney, Russell, Webster, Wolcott, Young, etc.], and Crippen [Bush, Fuller, Paddock, Standish, Slider, Stelzer, etc.] families and anyone else who has an interest in colonial history, early upstate New York, the settling of the Northwest Territory, and later the western USA.

Russell's name stands for excellent research and his gathering of information through the original hand-written census ledgers, plat books, walking through cemeteries, hunt-and-peck typing style (long before home computers and the Internet), taking photographs of headstones, visiting the older folks for family lore, etc., thereby freely leaving a legacy for all of us, as we become acquainted with our ancestors.

I am sharing on these pages (as much as I can) the extraordinary amount of research that my parents did. Their collected work was given to the State Library (30 or more boxes) in Lansing, Ingham, MI. The LDS has filmed it for world-wide distribution. The library in Lansing, MI has also made microfilms. Many serious genealogists have made use of my parents' research.

I have not had the privilege of seeing their body of research work, and have had to recreate, generation by generation, the Memorials on these pages. Too, I have had to find the cemeteries and ask for headstone photos. Not always an easy task.
After his wife's death in 1973, Russell completed her research on the Mayflower Society's "Myles Standish" Vol. 14, as primary compiler. His research is published in the "Silver Cover" hard-back book, and his authorship and contribution is so noted. Kathryn was a descendant of the Mayflower passengers Captain Myles Standish and Edward Fuller through her Crippen line. After thorough research, he wrote an article that was published in "The American Genealogist," (TAG) 50:4:240 (1974), "The Ancestry of Content (Standish) Crippen," pgs. 240-244.

Russell was a mentor to Rosemary Bachelor, a Moseley-descendant cousin. She has made a life-time career for herself from genealogical pursuits and publishing, receiving a Pulitzer Prize for her efforts. Russell was a family historian for the David-6 Calvin Warner Jr., and his wife Olive Rawson reunions that have now gone on for 99 consecutive years (1915-2014) in Michigan every August.

Russell and Kathryn traveled back east to MA and CT and made certified copies of Mary (Boltwood) Warner's "Last Will & Testament" (dating back to about 1710), and also David-5 Calvin Warner Sr.'s "Last Will and Testament" (dating back to 1831, Walworth, Wayne, NY).

Russell-10 was a 10th generation, lineal descendant of ANDREW-1 WARNER Sr. from England, who with his wife and several children came to the Crown's New England wilderness in 1632-33, helped found Hartford, CT, and settled, finally, in Hadley, CT.

WARNER Lineage: myself, Mary-11 E. Warner, Russell-10 Lewis Warner, John-9 Calvin Warner, Calvin-8 Franklin "Frank" Warner, Charles-7 Warner, David-6 Calvin Warner, Jr., David-5 Calvin Warner, Sr., Jesse-4 Warner Sr., Samuel-3 Warner Sr., Lieut. Daniel-2 Warner Sr., Andrew-1 WARNER, Sr., who sailed on the ship Lyon to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from Broad Oak, Essex, England, in 1632-33.

Thanks to, I have "traveled" to many more cemeteries than my parents did. I believe that in some respects I have taken the various family lines further than they did--but it was only possible through their early efforts of research and recording that I could do this. Thanks mom! Thanks, dad! And MANY thanks to the volunteers who graciously transferred Memorials of my family lines to me.
"The Descendants of Andrew Warner" book, pub. 1919:
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Hallie Smeltz Martinson
Levi Murray / Murry
Sorry my email to you got away from me. I would like to know is you are researching the family of Levi Murray / Murry. I am researching his wife, Lydia.
If of interest please contact me.
Thank you
Added by Hallie Smeltz Martinson on Oct 09, 2015 10:26 PM
Chuck Foland
RE: Marriage date
Never did get this updated.. 2 yer ago. Now that the economic hard times in my life is ended maybe I can get back to doing more things I like...
Added by Chuck Foland on Oct 03, 2015 9:54 PM
RE: Thanks...Bush
You are welcome
Added by Renee on Sep 07, 2015 5:54 PM
Serena L
I want to thank you immensely for all the information on the Stelzers you have on Find a Grave. I only had as far back as my great-grandfather Franklin Stelzer but did not have birth and death dates or anything, just name and pictures that my mom had. Now I got back to the elder Wolfgang Stelzer in Bavaria because of you. Thank you again!
Serena Lazear
Added by Serena L on Aug 29, 2015 6:38 PM
RE: Josephine (Nelson) Hard
Well, this one stumps me. I imagine I am researching them because I probably found them in some other old document and I think the one who originally created it gave me the memorial. I get memorials like that all the time if I ask for a edit or a question, They will show up on my doorstep. That name is really nagging at me though and I am wondering if I have something to add on it. If you like, I can transfer it to you
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Aug 25, 2015 3:59 PM
RE: Headstone photos
You are very welcome! yes we have taken around 20 pictures.
Added by Fester_66 on Aug 23, 2015 5:15 PM
Rosemary Matthews
Jonathan Scott in Spearville KS cemetery
I see you have something on the Spearville KS Cemetery. Do you know anything about the Jonathan Scott buried there? One of my ancestors is Rev Jonathan Samuel Scott of Kansas - would he be the same one?
Added by Rosemary Matthews on Aug 19, 2015 4:10 PM
The Last Ride
I'm back again, lol.
Added by The Last Ride on Jul 28, 2015 6:58 PM
Karen Ferency Baker
No thank you
130570096 is no relation to me.
Added by Karen Ferency Baker on Jul 26, 2015 5:21 PM
Mary LaMarre
RE: Hannah Smock
Not a problem - I will not erase anything you have done
Added by Mary LaMarre on Jul 11, 2015 9:31 AM
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