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Sgt Jesse Warner, Sr
Birth: May 6, 1718
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 10, 1793
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Jesse-4 [Sr.] was the son of Samuel-3 Warner Sr. and his first wife Hannah Graves of Hatfield, MA.

8 WARNER siblings by his mother, Hannah (Sackett) Graves: Rebecca m. John Perry; [Self]; Samuel; Nathan m. Dorothy Goodnow; David; Joshua m. 1) Mary (_) and 2) Hannah (_); Hannah died in infancy; and Elizabeth m. Israel Chapin.
2 WARNER half-siblings by his step-mother, Elizabeth Morton: Abraham, lost at sea; and Sarah m. Elijah Wait.

Jesse-4 Warner had a total of 12 children by two wives.
Jesse-4 Sr. married 1) Miriam Smith on 10/30/1739.

8 WARNER children were born in Belchertown, MA:

1. Elisha Warner B-4/01/1740.
2. Hannah Warner B-8/28/1741 m. ?Samuel Wells.
3. Mary Warner* B-7/21/1743; m. Lieut. Alexander Oliver.
4. Rebecca Warner B-9/16/1745 m. Richard Church.
5. Jesse Warner Jr. B-2/1/1747 m. Sarah Warriner.
6. Philotheta Warner (2/21/1749-1771); m. Elijah Howe (1745-1826) on 11/15/1770. Elijah died in 1826 according to Belchertown Congregational Church records.
7. Mary Warner B-1750.
8. Benoni Warner B-11/1752.
NOTE: Elisha #59124547 (1752-1829) of Belchertown, MA. Not Jesse's son Elisha, according to the person who manages a memorial for an Elisha Warner.

*In "The Descendants of Andrew Warner" pg. 116: "... this is the "Mary" Warner who married Lieut. Alexander Oliver in Conway, [Franklin], MA, in 1770, and had 11 children: Mary, Lucretia, Lancelot, Elizabeth, Sarah, Lucinda, John, Alexander, Electa, Mahala, and David."

NOTE: Revolutionary War, Lieut. Alexander Oliver (1744-1827), became a Colonel. Died in Ohio.

Miriam died three weeks and two days after giving birth to her last child, Benoni (leaving Jesse a widower with 6 children to raise).

Sometime before the Revolution, Jesse moved to Berkshire County, MA, and settled in the area known successively as Ashuelot Equivalent, Dalton, and then as Hinsdale, MA.

Miriam died on December 12, 1752.
On August 29, 1753, Jesse married 2) widow of Dyrick, Mary (Cooley) VenHorn [Derick Van Horne].

The marriage of Jesse Warner and his second wife Mary (Cooley) VenHorn is shown on the right, 4th down.
Source: Contributed by Katy Krause on 2/18/2015 from

4 WARNER children with widow Mary (Cooley) VenHorn:

9. Nathan Warner m. 1) Jerusha Webb and 2) Amy (Wetter) Cook and 3) Mrs. Kimball.
10. David Calvin Warner [Sr.] m. Mary Russell.
11. Submit Warner baptized 3/29/1763 at Longmeadow, MA.
12. Elihu Warner B-5/17/1764 in Longmeadow, MA, or Springfield, MA (Springfield town records).
REVOLUTIONARY WAR Soldier: Jesse-4 was a minuteman or teamster in the Revolutionary War, but is no longer accepted by the DAR without more proof. He was a Surveyor of Highways in 1799 and a Constable in 1780 (DAR #121150). His pension papers (submitted for a pension by his grandson Russell Warner), will be scanned and placed on this page. His son, Jesse-5 Warner Jr. was definitely in the Revolutionary War, as shown by his headstone. His son, David-5 Calvin Warner Sr., also served in the Revolutionary War, and many of his descendants have joined the DAR using his good name as reference.

Jesse can be found in the Berkshire, MA area in the 1790 Federal Census. It can safely be said that he was among the first of this Warner line to move northward from Hatfield, MA, where the family had lived for several generations. The north-and-westward movement into NY then begins with his children.
NOTE: Jesse lived in Conway, Hampshire, MA when he enlisted and participated in the American Revolution. Pension papers were filed when Jesse was 84 years old. He fought a total of 2 months at Stillwater, NY, and was there at Col. Burgoyne's surrender at the Saratoga battlefield. He had previously marched to the first Stillwater campaign, but the fighting was done for the time being. He also gathered teams of horses (including 3 teams of his own which were never replaced or compensated for) by order of General Washington. (The papers will be scanned, along with a line-for-line transcription) and uploaded to this memorial page. (Mary E. Warner has a certified copy of these papers. 2012
NOTE from Dale Working, 2015: "Jesse moved a lot. Belchertown from about 1740 (or earlier) to about 1752 when his first wife died after having their last child.
Longmeadow, with his next wife and 2 children born there, so about 1752/53 to at least 1758.
Hinsdale next, but what years?
Conway next, since he joined the army there
Hinsdale, finally as he died there.
Berkshire County, originally a part of Hampshire County, was incorporated April 24, 1761, and named from Berkshire County in England. It occupies the western (sic) extremity of the State, and is bounded on the north by Vermont, on the east by Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties, on the south by Connecticut, and on the west by New York. It has an area of about 1,000 square miles, not including water surfaces. The city of Pittsfield is the county seat.
"Early records show a meeting was held in [Belchertown, MA] 1743 in which a committee was appointed to lay out a burial yard to accommodate the southeast part of the town. This is the oldest cemetery in town and was known as the "Old or Forward Burying Ground" and contains the remains of many of the early settlers. Now known as South Cemetery, it lies about a mile southeast of the center of Belchertown on Route 181. Several years ago, land adjacent to South Cemetery was purchased to allow for expansion. In 1766, more land was needed and a second cemetery, now known as Lake Vale, on Bay Road near Lake Metacomet, was established. Additional land has recently been added to this cemetery. A stone fence and wrought iron gates were a gift to the town by Willard Stebbins. Mt. Hope Cemetery, located adjacent to the Congregational Church, was laid out in 1846 and contains many handsome monuments. Belchertown has ten cemeteries. In addition to the ones already named, they include Kimball, Munsell/Evergreen, Dwight, Rural, Hillcrest, Liberty and Jenks."
also, after Jesse's time:
"Belchertown's fame was spread across the United States by the carriage industry. From the early 1800s until after the Civil War, when business dropped sharply because of competition from the factories of the West, there were , at various times, over ten carriage shops. The first carriage shops were located on Federal Street (Route 9). These shops burned in the 1830s and were never rebuilt. Shops moved closer to the center of town and were located on North Main, Main, Maple, Park and South Main Streets. The first wagon made in town was painted light blue outside and yellow inside and was called "Warner's Butterfly." In the year 1845, 677 wagons were manufactured valued at $40,400. Buggies and sleighs were shipped all over the East and as far south as Virginia. One, according to local legend, was sent to Queen Victoria and one, in sections, was shipped to Persia. Josiah Gilbert Holland, in his "History of Western Massachusetts," stated that Belchertown produced more fine carriages than any other town of any size in the state. The finest make of carriages proudly bore the label "Made in Belchertown"."
"Of the 980 men, women and children in the community, over 300 saw actual service in the Revolution, and the others, though poverty stricken, were very active in supporting the revolt with their time and money. Belchertown, one of the smallest towns, ranked second in Hampshire County in service in the Revolution." ... "names are engraved on the Soldiers Monument in the center of the Common; on a plaque in Lawrence Memorial Hall; on the Flagpole Memorial dedicated in 1961; and on the Vietnam Memorial.
"... Belchertown Historical Association ... [Henry] Ford gave the money for the building of the Ford Annex, which houses some of the carriages made in Belchertown. Mr. Plantiff gave the money for the original fence around the Stone House Museum."

Source: Online: "Welcome to Belchertown", originally written in 1960 by Kenneth A. Dorey and revised in 2005 by Shirley Bock, Doris Dickinson and Dan Fitzpatrick specifically for the Town of Belchertown Web Page.
The Belchertown Stone House Museum, 2014:

"I am forwarding a message I sent to Cliff regarding the genealogical question that was on the Facebook page. I am familiar with Jesse and know he was one of the first settlers, but I think there is some confusion because Doolittle sort of mixed up Jesse's family with Ebenezer's. Jesse, Ebenezer and Seth Warner from Hadley were all among the first settlers here. From Town records I have the births of five children of Jesse and Miriam born between 1740 and 1749. Then Jesse disappears from records, but strangely enough I think there was a Jesse living over on Warner Road when I was a kid. The roads in town were not named officially until a town meeting on April 23, 1921. Side roads were usually named after the family that lived at end of the road."
Source: Shirley Bock who has been an assistant curator at the museum since the 1960's.

"Hi, Folks.
I don't have much more than what Shirley has already described. Jesse was the son of Samuel Warner and Hannah (Sackett) Warner, according to "The Descendants of Andrew Warner". He served in Nathaniel Dwight's Co. in 1755 in the French & Indian War. He was enumerated in the 1843 Tax List for Cold Spring. The last child I have for him, presumably born in Belchertown, was born in November 1852. Miriam (Smith) Warner died in December of that year. Nothing after that. Miriam was the daughter of John Smith and Elizabeth (Hovey) Smith.
Hope this helps."
Source: Cliff McCarthy who is the Belchertown museum's archivist."

"I am attaching photos of the monument on the Common which lists both those who perished and those who survived the Revolutionary War. Elisha and Elihu Warner are listed as survivors, not Jesse. However, there is an engraved message on the stature that there were another 50 names not included on the monument who served briefly during the war.

"Warner Road (also called Warner Street) is so named on maps from the middle 1800's."
Source: Belchertown Historical Society, 3/28/2014, private Facebook message.
WARNER Lineage: Jesse-4 Warner Sr., Samuel-3 Warner Sr., Daniel-2 Warner Sr., Andrew-1 WARNER Sr., an Englishman who set sail with his wife and several children on the ship "Lyon" from Bristol, England on 8/23/1631 and landed 11/2/1631 at Nantasket, MA; and later completed the journey on 1/7/1632-33 to the newly established (1630) Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Primary source: "The Descendants of Andrew Warner," by Lucien C. Warner and Josephine Genung Nichols, pub. 1919, pgs. 115-118.
Hinsdale is located in central Berkshire County, and is bordered by Windsor to the north, Peru to the east, Washington to the south, and Dalton to the west. Hinsdale is 9 miles east of Pittsfield, 42 miles northwest of Springfield, and 120 miles west of Boston.

Hinsdale is located in the Berkshire Hills, with most of its population located in a valley along the East Branch of the Housatonic River.
NOTE: On pg. 116 in "The Descendants of Andrew Warner," pub. 1919, the author was in doubt that Miriam's last child's name, Mary, was correct. The last child of Miriam (Smith) Warner was actually "Benoni"; he died 3 weeks after birth on Dec. 10, 1752, and his mother died two days later. So a correction has been made 92 years later (2011) by me, Mary E. Warner, thanks to my research, and to volunteer photographer Dave Robison.
NOTE: The handwritten records all come from: Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records,1627-2001>Hampshire> Belchertown>Births,Deaths 1734-1789,353350302,353356601

That should link you directly to the book.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011, 2014, 2015. 
Family links: 
  Samuel Warner (1680 - 1746)
  Hannah Sackett Warner (1692 - ____)
  Miriam Smith Warner (1718 - 1752)
  Mary Cooley Warner (1724 - 1801)
  Elisha Warner (1740 - ____)*
  Hannah Warner (1741 - 1810)*
  Miriam Warner Oliver (1743 - ____)*
  Rebecca Warner Church (1745 - 1809)*
  Jesse Warner (1747 - 1834)*
  Philotheta Warner Howe (1749 - 1771)*
  Benoni Warner (1752 - 1752)*
  Nathan Warner (1754 - 1829)*
  David Calvin Warner (1758 - 1831)*
  Jesse Warner (1718 - 1793)
  Nathan Warner (1720 - 1802)*
  Sarah Warner Wait (1740 - 1818)**
*Calculated relationship
Hinsdale Cemetery
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Jennifer (Barnes) Devine
Originally Created by: Mary E. Warner
Record added: Jan 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64923544
Sgt Jesse Warner, Sr
Added by: Mary E. Warner
Sgt Jesse Warner, Sr
Added by: Mary E. Warner
Sgt Jesse Warner, Sr
Added by: Mary E. Warner
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- Deborah Barber
 Added: Sep. 22, 2015
My 5x Great Grandfather.Your generation has left our country so many good things which we need to follow, one being the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
- Max
 Added: Jun. 18, 2015
Rest in peace, 5th (direct) Great-grandpa. You are remembered by your many descendants.
- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Apr. 26, 2015
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