1754 - 1835
Warren Family Mortuary Chapel – Oakwood
Built 1860 in English Country Gothic Style
Architect: Henry Dudley, New York City
Phebe Bouton Warren, the daughter of Esaias
Bouton and Phebe Bixby of Norwalk, Connecticut, was born
on March 5, 1754 and died at the age of 80 on January 17,
Phebe married her neighbor Eliakim Warren
on January 17, 1771, the son of Eliakim and Ann Reed. Eliakim
was born February 9, 1747 and died September 4, 1824. It
is with this marriage of Eliakim and Phebe that the Troy
history of the family begins. Phebe and Eliakim had three
sons, Esaias, Nathan and Stephen and two daughters, both
named Hannah, who died very young.
On the advice of their son Esaias, they decided
to remove to Troy, a thriving village at the head of navigation
on the Hudson river. The Warren family sailed out of Norwalk
harbor in May, 1798, and made the entire trip to Troy by
water. They had just had a sailing vessel built for them
at Rowayton, a sloop named "The Three Brothers."
It was fifty feet keel, twenty feet beam, and sixteen feet
hold, and rated sixty-four tons. Troy at this period contained
three hundred houses and one thousand eight hundred and
Phebe Warren, was an ardent Episcopalian
and owing to her initiative and persevering effort, Saint
Paul's Episcopal Church was built in 1804 on the northwest
corner of Third and Congress streets, and according to her
wish the church was modeled exactly after Saint Paul's Church
in Norwalk, Connecticut.
In 1824 a new and larger church (the present
Saint Paul's) was erected on the northeast corner of Third
and State streets. In 1815 Phebe formed in the parish a
Saturday sewing class for poor girls which she conducted
until her death in 1835.
Note 1: To see pictures of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, Troy's Tiffany masterpiece, and a brief history,
click on PROJECTS on the TIGS website and then CHURCH MEMORIALS
AND FAMILY NAMES. Also, take a look at the memorial inscriptions
for various members of the Warren family.
Note 2: Death notice for Warren was published
in The Troy Daily Whig on January 17, 22, 24 and 27, 1835.