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The progenitors of at least four different families of Warren have contributed to what may be called the "New York Warrens".

First, Richard Warren of the "Mayflower," some of whose descendants in the line of Samuel Warren, of Middleborough, Massachusetts (who was born 7 March, 1682, and died about January, 1750), are known to have removed to New York, and to have settled near the "Patent of Nine Partners," in Dutchess County

Second, Arthur Warren, of Weymouth, Massachusetts, whose grandson, Jacob Warren, born circa 1668, and died 3 September, 1727, became one of the founders of the town and church of Plainfield, Connecticut. Some descendants of the latter, through his son Ephraim, settled about 1760 in Amenia, Dutchess County.

Third, John Warren of Watertown, Massachusetts, whose great-grandson, John Warren, removed to Newburgh, Orange County.

Forth, Peter Warren, the ancestor of General Joseph Warren, of the Revolution who, through his grandson Ebenezer Warren, had descendants who settled in or near Yonkers, Westchester County.

And to these must be added Richard Waring, of Brookhaven, Long Island, many of whose descendants, through his sons Richard, Edmund, Michael, and John, spell the name Warren, and among whom may be mentioned Eliakim Warren, of Troy (1717-79), and John Warren, of Southeast, in Dutchess (now Putnam) County (1736-1809).

Just when Samuel Warren, the ancestor of the Warrens of the Highlands, settled in Eastchester or Westchester has not been ascertained, but he was surveyor of highways for Long Reach, in the latter town, 6 May, 1728. (Westchester Town Records. v. 203). Nor has his relation to the before mentioned families been settled. There is a tradition among some of his descendants that he was of "Mayflower" stock, and still others hold that he descended from Peter Warren of Boston.

Further info: reference book "The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant" (PCHS Library) as well as from our genealogical records.

Sylvanus Warren, Esq., youngest son of Captain John and Sarah (Nelson) Warren, was born at Philipstown, now Cold Spring-on-Hudson, 15 November, 1799 and died there 19 February, 1859.

He was one of the executors of his father's will, and under date of 1 April, 1839, joined with his brothers Cornelius and Henry in executing a deed to John W. Brinkerhoff, of Fishkill, in consideration of $16,750, for lands which John Warren purchased of Thomas Searls, bounded partly by the farm of Peter Warren, Highland Turnpike, the road leading to the river, and Cat Hill; also for lands conveyed to John Warren in his lifetime by Frederick Philipse and Maria his wife, by deed bearing date 23 June, 1821 (Putnam County Deeds, Liber B. folios 12-15), and by Samuel Gouverneur and Mary his wife under deed dated 1 May, 1832, in all about three hundred and fifty-four acres. (Putnam County Deeds) Mr. Warren was a member of the New York Assembly of 1843. He was also a member of Philipstown Lodge, No. 236, of Free and Accepted Masons, and at a meeting of the Lodge held at Philipstown, Saturday evening, February 19, 1859, his death was announced by the presiding officer in feeling language, and, on motion, a committee was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sorrow of the Lodge. The resolution drafted and adopted were as follows:

"Dearly Beloved Brethren: It is with pain that we heard of the death of our worthy Brother, Sylvanus Warren, who expired in the village this afternoon about two o'clock."

"Again and again within the past few months have we been called upon to mourn the loss of our departed brethren, but the story of sadness has come up to us from a distance, and while we have been bowed down with sorrow, yet we have."

Emily Warren, eleventh child of Sylvanus Warren, Esq., by his wife Phebe Lickley, was born 23 September, 1843; married, at Cold Spring-on-Hudson, 18 January, 1865, Colonel Washington Augustus Roebling, the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Child of Washington Augustus and Emily (Warren) Roebling:

John Augustus Roebling, born at Muhlhausen Thuringen, Prussia, 21 November, 1867; married, 12 June, 1889, Margaret Shippen, daughter of Edward Shippen Mellvaine, by his wife Annie Belleville Hunt, born 31 August, 1867.

Issue, born at Morris Plains, New Jersey:

  1. Siegfried Roebling, born 29 December, 1890.
  2. Paul Roebling, born 1 May, 1893.

Robert Parrott Warren, youngest child of Sylvanus Warren, Esq., by his wife Phebe Lickley, was born 16 November, 1847, and died at Camp Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 January, where he is buried.