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William Warner (died in Rowan County, NC)

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Some people have published in their family charts that William Warner (who was born in Accomack, VA, who died in Rowan County, NC) was the son of Colonel Daniel Warner and Sarah Hill Warner, of Portsmouth, NH, USA. I recently found a transcript of Sibley's Harvard Graduates that provides some evidence.
"William, son of Daniel", attended Harvard. He left early before commencement in 1754. It is noted that he returned to take his exams before Harvard published their catalog in 1761. It is also noted that William Warner died at sea. These notes specifically state that this William Warner who attended Harvard is the son of Daniel and Sarah Warner.

Post Note/Edit 1:
I requested photo copies of the original documents from Harvard, which I now have. Sibley's Harvard Graduates might be incorrect. The notes do not say he died, they say "did he die at sea?".

Post Note/Edit 2:
I found in a Wentworth Genealogy published in the late 1800's (the family of New Hampshire colonial Royal Governor) where it is stated that William Warner, son of Daniel Warner and Sarah Hill Warner, married and moved to Rhode Island. (available at online search through Google Books)

Post Note/Edit 3:
The following website offers additional proof that William Warner of Accomack County, VA and William Warner of Rowan County, NC are two different individuals. Source: http://www.easternshoreheritage.com/processions/accomack/acc_6/household_43.htm

Post Note/Edit 4:
William is listed as a graduate of Harvard class of 1754. Sources: Quinquaennial Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Harvard University 1636 - 1915 Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press in the Two Hundred and Seventy-Ninth Year of the College 1915.

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on 2011-07-02 14:01:17

Since 1995 I have been seeking identity of the parents of my ancestors, William Warner who died circa 1803 in Rowan County NC USA and his wife Elizabeth who died circa 1830 in Davidson County, formerly Rowan County.

If you might be related through the Warner family please contact me through this website.

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by mdwarner on 2011-07-05 21:45:20


Thanks for finally getting this posted and clearing a long-standing misinformation that traced William Warner of Accomac, VA to the Warners of Portsmouth, NH and Ipswich, MA. Someday we'll find the true parents of William Warner of VA.

by WWarner on 2011-07-06 07:08:48

You are welcome mdwarner!
You are the only person to whom I have sent a copy of this document.
I am really surprised that no one else has asked for further information on this.

by WWarner on 2012-08-11 18:15:36

See the attached web site for additional proof: William Warner of Accomack, VA did not move to or die in Rowan County, NC. They are two different individuals.


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