James died in Salem, Oregon on March 6, 1897, and was buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery in Salem.
James’s connection to our branch of the Warner family is proven by DNA evidence. My father and I share DNA sequences in common with one of his great granddaughters (Edith, my fourth cousin once removed).
For a fuller explanation please refer to the entry for James’s father and to the post below.
James’s brother Robert gave one of his daughters “Benson” as a middle name. This reinforces the hypothesis that Robert and James were grandsons of William Warner and Hannah Benson.
I created this website for my children and grandchildren, my brother and his children and grandchildren, and my various first, second, third and fourth cousins, all of whom are descendants of William Warner (1808–1845) and Sarah Leitch (abt. 1805–1893) who came to Canada over 190 years ago.
In fact, the website goes back as far as that William’s paternal grandfather, who was also named William Warner (1753–1801), and his wife Elizabeth White (1755–1807).
You can jump to any of William and Elizabeth’s descendants by using the Family Tree link in the menu bar at the top of each page or the Search tool directly above.