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Posted by: Deanna warren Date: July 12, 2000 at 00:03:21
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Does anyone have any additional information on this article...especially on Erastus Warren who I believe may be my gggrandfather.


Warren Settlement was a wilderness in 1825, when Shepherd Warren and his brothers James and Asa began a clearing. Very soon they were joined by Edwin Tuttle, and the place was often known as Tuttle and Warner neighborhood. William Johnson was also one of the first settlers. Johnson took the place of one Wheeler. When Joel Torrey moved into the settlement, in 1831, there were only four families, and no laid-out road, except one used by the lumbermen. At this date nearly all the white-oak had been cut, and between 1832 and 1834 Joel Torrey, James and Christopher Irving took but the pine. The Irvings were thus early settlers. Of the original pioneers only Redolphus Cook, Ira Stewart, and Shepherd Warren were left in the present school district of that neighborhood. John Howard came in 1832; after him, John F. Torry, Charles Linnell, Simeon Adams, Samuel Linnell, Thomas Tarbell, Harry Kilbourn, and Rufas Linnell.

On the 18th of June, 1843, was formed the Union Burial Ground Society. The trustees were Levi Torrey, Daniel Cromwell, Erastus Warren, Samuel Linnell, Jr., J. A. Williams, and Abram Whitcomb. Levi Torrey was made president, and Dr. Dyer E. Pierce is now in that office.

The first school-house was built in 1833, of hewn pine logs, and stood on the west corner of the road, opposite the present building. The first teacher was Phebe Lightle.

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