Ancestors of Karen R. Brooks

Warrens

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James Albert Warren

and Rose Alnora Clark

James Albert Warren1 Grandfather
Born November 26, 1904, Chichester Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died March 25, 2006, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents James Fellows Warren, Grace Eva Marston
Notes A note from James Albert Warren about his life:

"Born in Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire November 26, 1904, somewhere in the same old family house at Webster's Mills Road. Walked to school. A one room building, with one teacher and eight grades. Went to Pittsfield Academy for High School. Then, everyone got there just the best way they could. A ride when snow was deep, we'd short-cut through woods or maybe up the railroad tracks. (Note from granddaughter, Karen: the railroad tracks have been gone for over 50 years, but the dirt road that was left behind is still referred to as the "railroad tracks"). Worked on the farm and with father (James Fellows Warren) at whatever type of work he might be doing.

Married, Rose A. Clark November 28, 1928 (another note from Karen: we celebrated their 70th anniversary in 1998). We started to live with my father and Aunt Sarah (his mother's aunt) but it soon became clear to us that she would not allow peaceful existence. We moved, without notice, into the "Drake House" more lately called the "Frost House", then owned by grand-father Marston and which I have recently sold. Dad was angry and was led to place blame on us. It was the time of the big depression. I worked at whatever I could. We lived in this little house about ten years. During this period we added chicken and poultry houses on grand-father Marston's property and did quite well for a few years until the bottom fell out of hatching-egg business. We were also working the farm with Dad. He had discovered the reasons for our move and soon buried the hatchet. After the 1937 hurricane (we probably lost a half million board feet of good timber), I hired a neighbor to work with me in the woods for $1.00 per day plus meals. We had dairy cattle then and a lot of haying to do. One season we got the help of a hired hand. Dad paid him $10.00 per week while we furnished room & board.

We looked after grandfather Marston in his own home while he lived. My mother was with him when she wasn't away someplace. He did a great deal for us in the early years of our marriage. he was very agreeable and easy to care for right to the day of his death.

About 1941, we returned to live in the home place; Sarah had died, father got a slight stroke and was not able to carry on alone. He didn't cause us any care problem. He died August 19, 1942, Mother continued to live in her father's (Clinton Albert Marston) home place for ten years or so, then we took her with us and tried but she became impossible to care for so we were obliged to board her in the county nursing home where she received the very best of care. She died April 4, 1958.

I served the town of Chichester as a member of the board of Selectmen from 1945-1963. I was chosen Moderator in 1965. At the most recent election I received all votes that were cast for this office and now it is hard to say NO! I kind-of don't want to refuse to continue but it may be time for the old to quit. I am one of the old ones now. The town is very much changed from what it used to be!?

That's all; Good Bye, to the Warren's of Chichester. January 25, 1978"

In 2004, at 100, he was the oldest living resident of Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire. 5 generations of his descendants and many many friends celebrated his 100th birthday with him.

James 1955 and 1999 JAW1955.jpg - 0 Bytes GRAMP.jpg
Burial Notes Pine Ground Cemetery, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Rose Alnora Clark Married: November 28, 1928, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
James and Alnora, 1929 (baby on board) and 1999 GandG1929.jpg GG99.jpg
Children of James Albert and Rose Alnora
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  1. *Isabel Warren
Isabel 1947 and 2007, Stone Mountain, Georgia Isabel 1947.jpg Isabel 2007, Stone Mtn GA .JPG
    

James Fellows Warren

and Grace Eva Marston

James Fellows Warren1 Great Grandfather
Born September 09, 1866, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died August 17, 1942, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents George Meader Warren, Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows
Notes A note from James Albert Warren about his father:

"James Fellows Warren was born and also died in same room of the old family house. He was a shoemaker in his early life. Later, a blacksmith, butcher, carpenter, stone mason and somewhat of a local veterinarian, but he always carried on the small farm gradually adding more land. He served as town representative in the state legislature.

A brother, Charles, made good money for those days as shoe shop boss but he some how fell to drink and died from the use of it, destitute. Dad (James Fellows Warren) allowed him to be buried in the family lot at Chichester Pine Ground, paid funeral and sickness expenses and took the widow into our home for several years. She was buried beside Charles. When Dad (J.F. Warren) erected a fairly large monument on the lot he offered to the two sons of Charles, as follows:that they should not be asked to pay anything toward the monument, but must pay the cost of cutting the names of their father and mother on the stone if the names were to be on it at all. The graves are not marked.

Another brother, John H., always seemed to care a great deal for me (James Albert Warren).

My father, James F. & wife (Grace E. Marston) were divorced when I (J.A. Warren) was very young. She returned to live with her parents, next door. As a boy, I was back and forth between the 2 houses. My mother (Grace)'s aunt, Sarah (Marston) Hurd (or Sadie), became a house-keeper for my father, until her death. She was widow of Albert Hurd of Alton. They had 3 children, the youngest one, Florence, lived here with us for a while.

The old house was in quite bad condition if compared to present standards but maybe good or better than average then. All open, in the rough attic, only two rooms could be kept above freezing during real cold weather but we managed to survive somehow. There was Dad (J.F. Warren), and myself (J.A. Warren), Grandfather W. (George M. Warren), Sarah and Florence (Hurd), Aunt Mary (widow of Charles) and cats. There were no automobiles and no plowed roads, no school bus. Bathroom? foot-tub beside stove, toilet? YES, out in the shed."

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Grace Eva Marston Married: July 02, 1892, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Children of James Fellows and Grace Eva
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  1. *James Albert Warren
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George Meader Warren and

Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows

George Meader Warren1 2nd Great Grandfather
Born April 08, 1824, Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died March 04, 1913, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents Nathaniel Huntoon, Mary Meader
Notes A note from James Albert Warren about his grandfather:

"George, at age 6 or 7 was having to stay away from home with various people for his keep. About the year 1838 he began to get a little money in addition to board & keep. Some refused to pay him for fear his folks could collect also. He went to uncle, Henry Meader during a sickness and also to his mothers cousin, Polly Gilman. When well again he worked in the "Hat" and in the "Shoe" business.

About 1841, his uncle, Jacob Huntoon came from Rhode Island and wanted George to work with him. While working in Boston, Jacob bought a sixty foot boat. They sailed to Newbury port and up Merrimack River to Haverhill, then after a short stay set sail for Cape Ann. they became shipwrecked on a bar and were reported as being lost at sea. However, they were rescued and cared for by some kind people until such time as they were well enough to return home. Soon after this grandfather George came to Chichester and found work in the mills mostly owned by the Webster family.

His record stated that he petitioned the legislature to approve a name change from Huntoon to Warren. Why he wished to change or why to Warren, I don't know. I have checked legislative records at office of the secretary of state. The name change is correct.

He settled in Chichester where he bought an old house (from the widow Mason estate) on ten square rods of land. This house, with some changes over the years and various land additions, became the center of the Warren Farm Homestead and continues presently (1978) to be "Home" to my wife and me. James A. Warren and Rose Alnora (Clark) Warren."

George Meader (Huntoon) Warren GeorgeMWarren.jpg
Warren family gravestone, Pine Ground Cemetery, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire Warrens.JPG
Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows Married: December 03, 1846, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Children of George Meader and Sarah Esther
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  1. George Edwin Warren
  2. Charles A. Warren
  3. Isabel Fellows Warren
  4. John Huntoon Warren
  5. Arvilla Bell Warren
  6. James Fellows Warren
(back) James Fellows Warren, Grace Eva Marston, (left) Lettie Green, Joseph Marston, (brother-in-law of Charles A. Marston), (right) John Huntoon Warren, Florence M. Shackford 1895.JPG
    

Warren Aunts and Uncles

    

George Edwin Warren and Mary Elizabeth Holmes

George Edwin Warren1 2nd Great Uncle
Born November 18, 1847, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died February 03, 1900, Margaret Pillsbury General Hospital, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents George Meader Warren, Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows
Notes He was a carpenter, plumber, carriage repairman, Notary Public, Town Treasurer and a lawyer.
Mary Elizabeth Holmes1 Married: November 04, 1868, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Born March 08, 1847, Randolph, Coos, New Hampshire
Died November 17, 1909, Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire
    

Charles A. Warren and Mary L. Marston

Charles A. Warren1 2nd Great Uncle
Born January 07, 1849, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died March 24, 1908, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents George Meader Warren, Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows
Notes He was a shoemaker and a farmer.
Burial Notes Pine Ground Cemetery, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Mary L. Marston1 Married: June 07, 1869, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Born January 09, 1851, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died July 14, 1921, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents Oliver G. Marston, Junia L. Sherburne
Burial Notes Pine Ground Cemetery, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
    

Isabel Fellows Warren

Isabel Fellows Warren1 2nd Great Aunt
Born May 01, 1855, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died June 25, 1861, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents George Meader Warren, Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows
Burial Notes Pine Ground Cemetery, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
    

John Huntoon Warren and

Laura E. Harwood/ Florence M. Shackford

John Huntoon Warren1 2nd Great Uncle
Born October 19, 1861, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died December 03, 1919, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents George Meader Warren, Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows
Notes He was a shoemaker and a farmer
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Burial Notes Pine Ground Cemetery, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Laura E. Harwood1 Married: February 28, 1884
Born ---
Died ---
Florence M. Shackford1 Married: May 27, 1889, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Marriage Notes John and Florence eloped when she was 15.
Born about 1874, of Barnstead, Belknap, New Hampshire
Died ---
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Arvilla Bell Warren

Arvilla Bell Warren1 2nd Great Aunt
Born April 17, 1864, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died July 09, 1864, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents George Meader Warren, Sarah Esther Knowles Fellows