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Robert Warner (1655) / Elizabeth (Grant) Warner

Name: Robert Warner

Birth: Abt. 1630, Essex County, England (GMB)

Emigration: To Cambridge, Mass. in 1633; to Hartford, Conn. by 1636; to Milford, Conn. after 1653 (SAV); to Middletown, Conn. by 1655. (GMB)(FFS)

Death: April 10, 1690, Middletown, Conn. (BCVR)

Occupation & Public Service: Deputy to the General Court from 1660-1665 (CAF); chosen constable for the town in March 1670/1 (HCCM); chosen one of the patentees for the town in 1685 (HMC).

Marriage: m. (1) Elizabeth Grant, February 1654/5, Hartford, Conn. (b. abt. 1633, possibly in Cambridge, Mass.; d. December 26, 1673, Middletown, Conn.) She was the daughter of Seth Grant, one of the original proprietors of Hartford, Conn. (GMB); m. (2) Deliverance (Hawes) Rockwell, February 2, 1674/5, Hartford, Conn. (b. June 11, 1640, Dorchester, Mass.; d. June 12, 1718, Windsor, Conn.) She was the daughter of Richard and Ann Hawes of Dorchester, Mass. (SAV)

Children: 7 children with first wife between 1656-1673; 3 children with second wife between 1675-1683. (BCVR)(MAN)(MLR) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).