The Family of William Warner and Sarah Leitch

Category: Family History

Uncle Tom Warner: the Saddest Story in our Family History

I have a special affection for James [Warner] and Margaret [Quinn]’s fifth child, their third son, Thomas. Our great granduncle was one of the hardest of our relatives to track down in the records. For years he was a mystery. Then, in the spring of 2015, the missing puzzle pieces started to turn up and fall into place. Within a month or so, I was finally able to pull together the story of this elusive uncle.

Warner Stories (unpublished)
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Finding our Yorkshire Cousins: Part 2 of 2

In my last post, I told you how I came up with the hypothesis that my great great great grandfather William Warner (1808-1845), the one who married Sarah Leitch in Quebec City in 1832, was the son of William Warner (born 1789), of the village of Howden in West Yorkshire, and his wife, Sarah Benson.

.In this post, I’d like to tell you how I was able to use DNA testing to confirm that hypothesis and, going one generation further back, to show that I’m also descended from William Warner and Elizabeth White who were married in Howden in 1776.

Here’s what happened.

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The Warners

This website is for the descendants of William Warner (1808–1845) and Sarah Leitch (about 1805–1893), and for anyone else interested in the history of the Warner family. It also tracks many of our more distant cousins, descendants of William’s paternal grandparents, William Warner (1753–1801) and Elizabeth White (1755–1807) of Howden, Yorkshire.

The mission is to research, preserve, and share our roots and our history, our documents, pictures, and stories, and to bring the family together.

If you’re new to the site, you may want to start with a look at our family tree. You can also search for a family member below.

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