What do I know about Eleanor:
Eleanor Howell WarnerMy paternal great-great grandmother Eleanor Howell Warner was born 15 May 1825 to Jemima Luce Howell and Daniel Howell in Baiting Hollow, Suffolk, New York.
At the age of 17 years old Eleanor married Daniel Warner, also of Baiting Hollow, on 19 October 1841.
This is from Eleanor’s Bible. I wonder if this is her handwriting?Eleanor and Daniel (see post) had 13 children: Allen Monroe, Francis Maria, Josephine Amelia, Martha Rosalie(see blog post), Eunice Elizabeth, Mary Agnes, Julia Howell, Waldo Daniel, Charles Henry, Eleanor Blanche, John Benjamin, Eugene Goldsmith, and Franklin Everett. All lived to adulthood and married except Josephine who died at age 2 and Julia who died at age 18.
Justine Warner Wells, great grand-daughter of Daniel & Eleanor, reported in her book The Descendants of Daniel Jr. & Eleanor Howell Warner of Baiting Hollow LI, NY and the Warner Ancestors in England and America “The home that the Warners occupied and in which THE 13 may have all been born was situated on the North Road, the main route passing by fertile fields and farmhouses. Likely built by Daniel himself, with the help of neighbors and relatives; it was a simple three-bay home with a half-house extension to the side. The central chimney, a handsome doorway and under-eave trim add a touch of beauty to the structure. It still stands, moved twice, now on Osborn Ave. 1/2 mile from its original site.”
Eleanor died at the age of 69 years old on 7 March 1895. She was married for 54 years to Daniel who died 3 months after her.
- I hope to one day be able to actually see Eleanor’s Bible in person.
- I wish I could find more pictures of Eleanor.
- I have been in the house that was believed to be their home.
- I believe the teapot in Sentimental Sunday-The Teapot (see post) probably belonged to Eleanor either as a Wedding gift or purchased when she set up her own home.
This May 15th is the 192nd Anniversary of Eleanor’s birth. Happy Birthday!!
If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,