James Warnick" (Wilson)

James Warnick was born about 1793, son of Joseph Warnick and Sarah. Concerning the estate of James Warnick's father, Patrick Hamill gave a deposition on 4/26/1844 in which he noted that James was living on his father's 433-acre plantation. In 1850, James was living with Jemima Poland, age 39, and her children, Louisa (age 9), Allegany (age 7) and Missouri (age 5).

James died 9/9/1852. At the time of the 1860 census, Jemima was living in an almshouse. At the time of the 1880 census, she was living with the family of James' brother Joseph's son Ashford Warnick; she was reported to be Ashford's mother-in-law. If this notation is correct, Jemima would have been the mother of Ashford's wife Catharine Jane (Barnes) Warnick, daughter of John (or Jonathon) B. Barnes.

The Barnes families of the area around Georges Creek are some of the oldest in the area, but relationships among them are not clear. A family historian would provide a useful service by researching Barnes families

There is no clear evidence that James left any descendants. Many of his Warnick kin are identified in the second edition of my book, Warnick Families of Western Maryland (535 pages, 1995), which is available at the Genealogical Society of Allegany County, the library of Allegany College, and the Library of Congress. My collection of information about the western Maryland Warnick family is in a constant state of refinement. Inquiries about western Maryland Warnick families are welcome.

This page was revised January 13, 1999.Walt Warnick's Western Maryland Family History Home Page