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Biography of Colonel Stephen N. Warren

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Warren, Colonel Stephen N., Orwell, was born in the town of Schroon, Essex county, N. Y., on May 26, 1815. He has been a resident of the town of Orwell, Vt., since the year 1817. His father, Captain Philip Warren, was an officer in the War of 1812, and commanded an artillery company at the battle of Plattsburgh. He was a native of the town of Townsend, Windham county, Vt., where he was born on July 19, 1788. He moved to the town of Lanesboro, Berkshire county, Mass., and from there he went to the town of Schroon, N. Y., in 1811. He married Electa Northrup, a daughter of Stephen Northrup, of Cheshire, Mass., where she was born on May 4, 1788. They had a family of four children born to them — Stephen N.; Almeda T., now the wife of T. B. Smith, of Brandon, Vt., born on January 26, 1819; Electa (deceased), died in 1829 at the age of three years; and Earl L., born on August 7, 1837, at Orwell, Vt., and was killed by accident at that place on October 20, 1883. Colonel Warren was married on September 10, 1846, to Jane A. Royce, a daughter of Alpheus Royce, who was a native of Orwell, Vt., and a son of Jonas Royce, who was one of the pioneers of Orwell, Vt. Mrs. Warren was born in Orwell, Vt., on April 10, 1820. They have one daughter — Jennie N., who was born in Orwell, Vt., on February 3, 186. Mr. Warren attended a military school located at Norwich, Vt. He has been colonel of the Sixth Regiment Vermont militia, having previously held commissions as captain, major and lieutenant-colonel. His regiment disbanded in 1850. He has figured somewhat prominently in the public affairs of the town, having held the office of justice of the peace since 1860, and has been lister and assessor at various periods since 1855. His estate consists of two hundred acres.


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