Daniel Henry Warren and Harriet Louisa Harris

Daniel Henry Warren b. 1834 Aug 2 in Waterbury, Warren, Vermont to Rev. Daniel Warren and Priscilla Sparhawk, died 1885 Aug 22 at Buffalo, Erie, New York, married Harriet Louis Harris b. 1834 Oct 14 in Vermont, died 1909 Dec 15 in Newark, Wayne, New York.

Their children were:

  • Emerson b. 1858
  • Jenny Priscilla Warren b. 1864 Sep 21 in Lowell, Orleans, Vermont, died 1939 July 7, m. Charles James McClure.


pg. 367 ancestry.com
54/57 Don BLOUNTIS and Rhoda
55/58 John D. HARDING and Emily
56/59 James FARWELL and Isabelle
William and Joel MOULTON
57/60 Henry WARREN 25 mechanic $2000 $624 b. VT
Louisa 24
Emerson 2
58/61 John SCOTT and Sarah
59/62 Joseph ?
60/63 Theodore GOODRICH and Betsy

Both can read and write.

1870 Ward 12, Buffalo, Erie, New York
9th day of June
Pg. 697
179/201 WARREN Henry D. 34 works in foundry $500 b. VT
Louisa H. 34 Keeps house b. VT
Emerson D. 12 b. VT
Jennie 5 b. VT
BARNS Ingra ? H. 28 House keeper
HULL Willard F. 18 works in foundry b. NY

Parents can read and write. Emerson has been attending school.

Daniel’s siblings Warren and Ellen were also in Buffalo.

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 10, Erie, New York; Roll M593_935; Page: 511B; Image: 214; Family History Library Film: 552434.
428/430 Warren Joseph 41 editor of daily paper b. VT
Jane 35 b. NY
James G. 11 attends school
Nellie 31 boarding b. VT
Storms Kate 22 domestic servant b. NY
Wilson Thomas 25 domestic servant

By 1880 the couple was divorced:

1880 Buffalo Erie NY CENSUS
5th of June
243 Dearborn Street
(pg. 362a)
136/164 D. Henry WARREN 45 b. VT Superintendent mall iron works parents b. VT
136/165 Hunt B. Luther 43 works in the iron works
W. Nellie 41 wife
136/166 Gould Henry 30 civil engineer b. NY father b. NY mother b. MA
S. Fanny 29 wife b. MA parents b. MA
Fink Lena 20 servant b. NY parents b. Germany
Gould E. Marvin 11/12 June daughter b. NY father b. NY mother b. MA

Nellie Hunt was Daniel Henry’s sister. Daniel Henry’s brother Joseph had married Jane Goold b. 1835 in New York and it’s possible that Henry Gould was a relation of hers.

(pg. 228c) 16th of June
L. H. WARREN divorced 44 b. VT parents b. VT
Emerson D. 22 b. VT bookkeeper
Jennie P. 15 b. VT has been attending school

I’ve been unable to locate Harriet Louisa and Emerson in the census after 1880. He’s not to be confused with Emerson H. Warren who was born about the same time who resides in Ontario, Wayne, New York. That is a different family.

We may not know anything about the life of Daniel Henry Warren and his family, but we do have a biography on his brother Joseph that sheds at least a little light on his early years.

JOSEPH WARREN was for many years one of the most conspicuous men in Western New York. His eminent standing as a journalist and proprietor of one of the leading political newspapers of (he State, as well as his characteristics as a man, fully entitled him to the position he occupied at his death.

Mr. Warren was born in Waterbury, Vt., on the 24th of July, 1S29,. His father was a Congregational minister, and Joseph was next to the oldest in a family of five children. His parents were poor and his childhood and youth were necessarily passed in hardship and labor. He was scarcely eleven years old when he was placed in a country printing office in Johnson, Vt. After between one and two years of service there the family removed to Essex in the same State, and the lad was there hired out to a blacksmith; between the shop and the farm of his employer it may be imagined that Joseph Warren’s life at that time was not of the most attractive character. Up to this period his educational advantages consisted of brief terms during portions of the years in the district schools; hut he was an ardent student and possessed a good brain; consequently he rapidly acquired knowledge. The more he learned the stronger grew his easily awakened ambition to obtain a collegiate education, and at eighteen years of age, with a little assistance from his father, he entered the University of Vermont, at Burlington. During the succeeding four years of college life, he largely supported himself, and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts on the 8th of August, 1851. Three years later he was honored by his Alma Mater with the degree of Master of Arts.

Immediately upon leaving College, Mr. Warren went to Albany, N. Y., where he obtained employment in the office of the Country Gentleman and Cultivator, published by his uncle, the late Luther Tucker. In that office Mr. Warren’s extraordinary capacity as a journalist was rapidly developed; he added a new department of fireside reading to the columns of the paper, which at once became popular, much of which was from his own pen. At a little later date, in addition to his own work as associate editor, he accepted the position of teacher of Latin and Greek in the Albany Academy. Upon his departure from Albany in 1854, Mr. Warren’s class in the academy testified to their appreciation of himself and his work by presenting him with an address bearing all of their signatures and an appropriate testimonial.

October 16th, 1854, Joseph Warren came to Buffalo to accept the position which had been offered him, of local editor of the Courier. He entered upon his work in the new field with zeal and earnestness and that consciousness of his own strength which could not fail to win ample recognition. He infused new life into the system of local reporting, making such changes and improvements in methods as to mark an epoch in that department of daily newspaper-making. In 1857 he was tendered the Democratic nomination for Superintendent of Schools and was elected. In this office Mr. Warren displayed excellent administrative ability and performed the duties of Superintendent to the satisfaction of the city at large. From that time he refused to accept or be a candidate for any elective or salaried office.

In 1858 Mr. Warren and Gilbert K. Harroun bought the interest of Mr. Seaver in the Courier, James H. Sanford retaining his former interest, the new firm becoming Sanford, Warren & Harroun. Two years later Mr. Sanford’s interest was purchased by his partners, and on the 24th of October, 1860, the firm of Joseph Warren & Co., was formed, which continued until the organization of “The Courier Company,” with Mr. Warren as its president, January 1st, 1869. From the date of his first ownership in the Courier establishment, 1858, until his death, Mr. Warren was the editor-in-chief of the paper, and the Courier Company had no other president until after his death.

After the death of Dean Richmond in August, 1866, the leadership of the Erie County Democracy, by general consent, devolved upon Mr. Warren, and he was made member-at-large of the Democratic State Central Committee, in which body he was an active member until his death; for ten years previous to his death he was the recognized leader and valued counselor of the Democratic party of Western New York. But although giving much attention to politics, Mr. Warren never for a day neglected the best interests of Buffalo. His devotion to her welfare, his zeal for her growth, culture and prosperity, amounted to a passion. Of his work for the good of the city, it was written of him at the time of his death as follows:—

“Mr. Warren’s extraordinary ability in dealing with men was exhibited in the way he brought the leading citizens of Buffalo together and enlisted their varied and often conflicting interests tor the furtherance of public ends. One of the first results of his efforts was the projection of the system of public parks, under the act of the Legislature passed April 14…. Mr. Warren wrought indefatigably and with consummate sagacity to secure the success of this scheme. He saw in it a heritage to Buffalo of coming years of priceless value—a perpetual source of health, enjoyment and culture for the people. With the exception of a single year he served as a member of the 1’ark Commission from its organization until his death. Another project in which he was deeply interested and which he may almost be said to have originated, was that of the City and County Building. The Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, was located in this city, largely through his exertions, and he served on its Board of Managers, and as chairman of the Executive Committee of the same, until he resigned about a month ago. The State Normal School in this city, owes its existence in large measure to Mr. Warren’s efforts. He was from the beginning to the last a member of its Board of Trustees, and hopefully regarded the institution as the possible nucleus of a noble and great seat of learning in the future. Another scheme for the advancement of Buffalo, to which he devoted much time and labor, was the Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia Railway. He believed in the road as a valuable factor in Buffalo’s growth and the successful carrying out of the project was powerfully aided by his counsel and influence. The same may be said of the branch road to the McKean County coal mines, of which he was one of the most active organizers.

Mr. Warren in earlier years took a warm interest in the Young Men’s Association, and served it many times as Manager, and one year as President. It was during Warren’s Presidency of the Association, that the first important fine arts exhibition was arranged in this city, an enterprise which really pioneered and suggested the organization of the Fine Arts Academy. Of this latter institution Mr. Warren was for a number of years, and until his death, a Curator. He was also President and one of the organizers of the kindred institution known as the Buffalo Society of Arts, which was projected for the purpose of advancing ait education. In 1867 he helped to establish and was one of the incorporators of the Buffalo Club.”

Outside of the interests of Buffalo, Mr. Warren was appointed by Governor Hoffman a Member of the Commission to locate the Elmira Reformatory, and afterwards served on its Board of Trustees. His election for six successive years as President of the State Associated Press, speaks in eloquent terms of the esteem in which he was held by his fellow journalists of the State.

Mr. Warren was for several years a Vestryman of Christ Church (Protestant Episcopal), the organization of which was in large part his work. For three years previous to his death, he was a Member of the Council of the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo.

On the 20th of March, 1855, Mr. Warren was married to the daughter of James Goold, of Albany. She still survives him, and is a resident of Buffalo. This sketch may be appropriately closed with a further quotation from the writer already referred to, relative to Mr. Warren’s personal characteristics:—

“He was one upon whom, in years past, hundreds have leaned for succor and counsel. His generous nature scarcely scrutinized the reasonableness of a request, but hastened first to grant it. His brain was the readiest to devise help, and his hand to extend it, that we ever knew or expect to know. His prime ambition was the Christian one—to do good to others and leave his part of the world better than he found it, as might be expected. He was incapable of a mean thought or act. Intellectually Mr. Warren was a man of exceptional power and grasp. His was preeminently a constructive mind, it was easy for him to create a plan or policy, and in his power to mould men and interests to the execution of his designs, he was rarely endowed. Recalling him as he was at his best, it is a vision of ideal manhood that rises before us—the wise counselor, the able man of affairs, the practical philanthropist, the true and generous friend.”

Mr. Warren died on the 30th of September, 1876, having reached but a few weeks more than forty-seven years of age.

Source: History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County: History of Buffalo
By Henry Perry Smith

The McClure Family Line

For convenience of seeing where people fit into family lines, I suppose I ought to put some ancestry information here, and not just depend on the online database.

Except for the McClures this line is, from I can tell, annoyingly English, in Massachusetts and Vermont and New Hampshire back in the 17th and early 18th century and stayed there for generations farming and churching.


Albert Harry McClure b. 1900 Oct 25 in Utica, Winona, Minnesota, d. 1987 Oct 8 in Ellenton, Manatee, Florida
married 1927 Aug 14
Dorothy M. Mitchell


Charles James McClure b. 1862 Aug 27 in New York, died 1935 May 18
married 1888 Jul 14 in Buffalo, Erie, New York
Jenny Priscilla Warren b. 1864 Sep 21 in Lowell, Orleans, Vermont
Children: John, Ruth, Gertrude, Albert Harry
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James E. McClure b. 1826 in Pennsylvania
Martha McCosh b. 1827 in Pennsylvania
Children: John F., Albert B., Harry E., Charles James
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Daniel Henry Warren b. 1834 Aug 2 in Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, d. 1885, Aug. 22 in Buffalo, Erie, New York
married about 1857 to
Harriet Louisa Harris
b. 1834 Oct 14 in Vermont, d. 1909 Dec 15 in Newark, Wayne, New York
Children: Emerson and Jenny Priscilla
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David McClure b. 1802 Aug 17 in North Strabane, Washington, Pennsylvania
m. in 1823 in , Washington, Pennsylvania to
Mary Cameron
b. abt. 1805
Children: James E. David, Samuel
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Rev. Daniel Warren b. 1798 Mar 3 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont, d. 1864 Jan 29 in Lowell, Orleans, Vermont
married 1826 Jan 28 in , Essex, Vermont
Priscilla Sparhawk b. 1803 August 13, Rochester, Windsor, Vermont, d. 1854 Dec 17 in Vermont
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James Taylor McClure b. abt. 1768 in Convoy, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, d. before 1855 May 1
married abt. 1791 in , Washington, Pennsylvania
Nancy Crouch b. abt 1775 in , Washington, Pennsylvania, d. 1843 in North Strabane, Washington, Pennsylvania
Children: James, Sarah, Robert, Jane, David, Thomas, Nehemiah, Rachel, Andrew, Mary
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David Warren Jr. b. 1766 in New Hampshire, d. 1832 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont
Anna Bullin
Children: Daniel, David, Anna, John, Polly, Thirzy, Eliza
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Ebenezer Sparhawk Jr. b. 1764 May 28 in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. 1836 Oct 31 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont
married 1799 June 23 at Rochester, Windsor, Vermont
Azubah Jepherson
b. 1779, d. 1847 Oct 19 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont
Children: George, Samuel, Priscilla, Polly, Mary, Naomi, Ebenezer, Joseph, Martha, Louisa
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David Warren b. 1742 Mar 24 Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, d. Weathersfield Bow, Windsor, Vermont
Prudence Whipple b. 1741 Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, d. 1820 in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Children: Moses, Aaron, Tabitha, David, Prudence, Sally, Isaac, Samuel, Louisa, Asahel, Jemima

Rev. Ebenezer Sparhawk Sr. b. 1738 June 15 in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. 1805 Nov 25 in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts
married 1763 Sept 1 in Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts
Abigail Stearns
b. 1740 July 6 in Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. 1772 April 21
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Joseph Jepherson b. 1751 June 5 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. 1813 March 17 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont
married 1779 March 14 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Ruth Emerson b. 1758 Feb 14 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. 1845 Feb 18 in Rochester, Windsor, Massachusetts
Children: Azubah, Phebe, Polly, Willard, Joseph, Lydia, Eunice, Horace, Ruth, Otis


Samuel Warren b. 1704 March 18 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, d. 1775 Jan 26 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts
married 1728 Aug 26 in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Tabitha Stone b. 1702 in maybe Middlesex County, Massachusetts, d. 1765 Apr 21 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts
Children: David

Deacon James Whipple d. 1789
married 1728 Jan 6 in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
Jerusha Leland
b. 1710 and died 1789 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts
Children James, Jerusha, Captain Moses, Hannah, Prudence, Elizabeth, Susannah, Jemima

Noah Sparhawk b. 1697 April 11 in Brighton, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died 1748/49 Feb 4 at Cambridge, Massachusetts
Priscilla Brown b. 1702 Dec 16 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Children: Ebenezer, Nathaniel and Martha

Rev. David Stearns b. 1709 Dec. 24 in Watertown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, d. 1761 March 9 in Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts
Ruth Hubbard b. abt 1710
Children: Abigail

Joseph Jepherson b. abt 1725, d. 1769 Feb 28 at Gloucester, Rhode Island
married 1749 May 30 at Gloucester, Rhode Island
Mehitabel Cummings b. 1730 Aug 8 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Children: Joseph, Jenine, Judah, Jedediah, Jerusha, Jacob, Mary and Ichabod


John Warren b. 1678 May 21 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, d. before 1726 July 29 in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Abigail Hastings b. 1679 Dec 8 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, d. 1710 Jul 12 in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Children: Samuel

James Leland b. 1687 Sep 20 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, d. 1768 Feb 13, Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts
married 1710 Apr 5 in Watertown, Massachusetts
Hannah Learned b. 1690 Sep 10 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Children: Phineas, Jerusha

Nathaniel Sparhawk III b. abt 167 and died 1734 Nov 8
Abigail Gates b. abt 167
Children: Noah

Jonathan Hubbard b. 1783 June 18 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, d. 1761 April 7
married 1704 Sep 6 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Rebecca Brown b. abt 1683, d. 1751 Nov 3 in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts


John (maybe) Warren b. in England and I think it gets confusing here for everyone so I’ll stop

Deacon Nathaniel Sparhawk Jr. b. in England, d. 1687 Jan
Patience Newman
Children: Nathaniel

A general lightweight summary of where they came from and when, which eventually boiled down into an “Irish” male McClure:

The McClures were Irish and in Pennsylvania by the late 1700s.
The Warrens were English and here by the mid 1600s in Massachusetts.
The Harris family was I don’t know what and in Vermont probably very early on, but by at least the early 1800s.
The Camerons were I don’t know what and were in Pennsylvania by the early 1800s.
The Sparhawks were English and here by I don’t know when but early on in Massachusetts.
The Bullins were I don’t know what and in Vermont by the late 1700s.
The Jephersons were I don’t know what and like all else were over here in the 1600s.
The Crouches were I don’t know what and were in Pennsylvania by the mid 1700s.
The Whipples were English and I don’t know when they migrated but it was in the 1600s.
The Stones were I don’t know what and in Massachusetts in the mid 1600s.
The Hastings were I don’t know what and in Massachusetts in the mid 1600s.
The Lelands were I don’t know what and were in Massachusetts since the 1600s
The Learneds were I don’t know what and were in Massachusetts since the 1600s.
The Stearns were probably English and they would have been over here in the 1600s.
The Browns were I don’t know what, probably English, and like all else were probably here in the 1600s.
The Gates were I don’t know what, probably English, and like all else were probably here in the 1600s.
The Newmans were I don’t know what, probably English, and like all else were probably here in the 1600s.
The Hubbards were probably English and in Massachusetts in the 1600s.
The other Browns were probably English and in Massachusetts in the 1600s.
The Emersons were probably English
The Cummings were I don’t know what, probably English, and in Massachussets by the 1700s.