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Warren, Waterman Goulding

Warren, Waterman Goulding

Male 1807 - 1886  (79 years)

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  • Name Warren, Waterman Goulding 
    Born 16 May 1807  Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1820  Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1840  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    mill owner with his brother Samuel Warren 
    • Estes (pg. 202)
      The mills built by Asa and Ira Broad, later passed into the the hands of William Howe and Martin V. B. Jefferson, and from 1871 to 1877 were run by the firm of Howe, Jefferson & Austin. Waldo E. Austin, the junior partner, then bought out the interests of Messrs. Howe and Jefferson, and has continued the business to the present time. He uses the mills as a basis for his business as a contractor and builder, preparing builders' finish, and also does mill work, especially repairs of fulling mills and dye vats. He also fills orders for custom work, and carries on a general lumber business. The first tannery in town was about half a mile west of the Center, at the foot of "Landlord Davis'" hill. The exact date of its construction is not known. December 23d, 1789, the tannery, together with seventeen acres of land, was sold by John Watson to Heman Richardson. He was succeeded in the management by his son, Edward Richardson, from whom the tannery took the name by which it was often called. There was for many years a small tan yard on the Hall place in the south part of the town. In 1825 John P. Maynard built a tannery at Eagleville, across the road from the present site of the Holden Mills. In 1840 this tannery passed into the hands of the brothers Waterman G. and Samuel Warren, who carried on the business in partnership for ten years. Samuel Warren continued the business at Eagleville for about five years longer. W. G. Warren, in the spring of 1850, purchased the Richardson tannery, and carried on the tanning business there until 1882; till 1867 alone, for the last fifteen years in company with his son Samuel. In 1874, W. G. Warren, in partnership with his sons, Berthier and Henry W., under the firm name of B. & H. W. Warren & Co., erected the brick tannery at the Center, which furnishes facilities for turning out its specialty, card leather, that are unsurpassed, if indeed equalled, anywhere else in the state of Massachusetts. In 1881, Samuel Warren became a partner, and the firm name was changed to W. G. Warren & Sons. Since the death of the father in 1886, the business has been continued by the surviving partners under the style of W. G. Warren's Sons. In (pg. 203) 1887 the two tanneries then in operation, with a capital of $3,500, employed four hands, and tanned one thousand and eighty-five hides, the value of the leather being estimated at $5,300. The tannery of W. G. Warren's Sons now employs sixteen hands, and there has been a corresponding increase in the number of hides tanned.
    Probate 1886  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • WCP #5813 - no digital images available yet (Jan 2020)
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    Died 7 Aug 1886  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9, 10
    Cause: of nervous prostration and dysentery 
    Buried SAY 10 Aug 1886  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Grove Cemetery 
    Warren, Waterman G. & Marry Eddy - headstone
    Warren, Waterman G. & Marry Eddy - headstone
    Person ID I78  Tree_1
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father Warren, Samuel,   b. 31 Jul 1779, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1832, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Goulding, Sally,   b. 27 Jan 1790, Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1861, West Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1806  Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1810  Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Name: Samuel Warren
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Ward, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
      Number of Household Members: 7
    Census 1820  Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Name: Samuel Warren
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Ward, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
    Census 1830  Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Name: Samuel Warren
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Ward, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eddy, Mary,   b. 7 Feb 1806, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1887, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1830  Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census Jun 1830  Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 2
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2
    Census 1840  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Name: W Warner
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Holden , Worcester , Massachusetts
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
    Census 12 Oct 1850  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Census 30 Aug 1855  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census 1 May 1865  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • He is a tanner.
    Census 1 Jul 1870  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Name: Waterman Warren
      Age in 1870: 63
      Birth Year: abt 1807
      Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Dwelling Number: 352
      Home in 1870: Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Occupation: Farmer
      Male Citizen over 21: Y
      Personal Estate Value: 7000
      Real Estate Value: 3000
      Inferred Spouse: Mary Warren
      Inferred Children: Susan E Warren
      Household Members: Name Age
      Waterman Warren 63
      Mary Warren 64
      Susan E Warren 35
    Census 4 Jun 1880  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Name: Wateman G. Warren
      Age: 73
      Birth Date: Abt 1807
      Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Home in 1880: Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
      Dwelling Number: 74
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse's name: Mary Warren
      Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Occupation: Tanner
      Household Members: Name Age
      Wateman G. Warren 73
      Mary Warren 74
      Susan E. Warren 47
    Children 
     1. Warren, Ann-Eliza,   b. 13 Feb 1831, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1916, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Warren, Susan Ellen,   b. 27 Mar 1833, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1910, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Warren, Samuel W.,   b. 15 Oct 1834, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1925, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Warren, Berthier,   b. 22 Oct 1836, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1905, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Warren, Henry Waterman,   b. 18 Mar 1838, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1919, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1807 - Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Apr 1830 - Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1830 - Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mill owner with his brother Samuel Warren - 1840 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Oct 1850 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Aug 1855 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 May 1865 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jul 1870 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Jun 1880 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1886 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of nervous prostration and dysentery - 7 Aug 1886 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Grove Cemetery - SAY 10 Aug 1886 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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  • Notes 
    • Wheeler-Warren, pg. 82-82
      Waterman Goulding4 [Samuel3, Jonathan2, was born in Ward (now Auburn), Mass., on the old Warren homestead, in that part of the town known as West Auburn, 16 May, 1807. He married, 22 Apr., 1830, Mary Eddy, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Hart) Eddy. She was born at Auburn, Mass., 7 Feb., 1806, and died 3 Sept., 1887. He died 7 Aug., 1886. He belonged to a family of tanners, his ancestors for four generations, on both his father's and his mother's side, having pursued that avocation. His opportunities for obtaining an education were extremely limited.

      He worked upon his father's farm and in the tannery summers and attended the district school winters. When he was married his wedding present from his father was two dollars to pay the minister's fee, and the loan of his old horse and "shay " with which to bring home his bride. Two years after his marriage his father died and he inherited the ancestral tannery.

      He pursued the business of tanning with varying success until 1840 when he removed to Holden, continuing in the same business, in partnership with his brother Samuel, for ten years. In the spring of 1850, this partnership was dissolved by mutual consent and he purchased the Edward Richardson tannery located one-half mile west of Holden Centre. The tannery was enlarged and improved and the business successfully continued for more than twenty-five years, his son Samuel being his partner for a portion of the time. In 1874 he formed a partnership with his two other sons under the firm name of B. & H. W. Warren & Co., and this company erected the brick tannery nearer Holden Centre. He still continued the business, with his eldest son, at the Richardson tannery.

      The new tannery in its character and equipment, its facilities for producing card leather, which is its specialty, is probably, not surpassed by any other in the State. In 1882 the old tannery was abandoned and Samuel became a member of the firm consisting of the father and three sons, the style being changed to W. G. Warren & Sons. The business was successfully continued, being carried on since the death of the father in 1886, by the three sons under the firm name of W. G. Warren's Sons.

      He was a devoted husband and father, kind-hearted and charitable; a man of good common sense, sound judgment and strictest integrity. He had marked peculiarities and a strong personality. He was an ardent temperance man and a liberal supporter of all the moral reforms of his day. In early life he was an abolitionist and after the enactment of the Fugitive Slave law he made his home a refuge for the escaping bondman. He boldly proclaimed his sentiments in favor of liberty for the oppressed when such action meant scorn and persecution. He and his wife attended the Baptist church, but were not members of the church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S210] Auburn, MA - VR, p. 53.

    2. [S1096] Warren, Waterman G (1807-1887) - FindaGrave #139929136, Waterman G. Warren; 1807–1886; 139929136.

    3. [S1887] 1810 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Roll: 22; Page: 484; Image: 00022; Samuel Warren household; 10 April 2014.

    4. [S1888] 1820 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Page: 5; NARA Roll: M33_54; Image: 20; Samuel Warren household; 10 May 2014.

    5. [S11] History of Holden, 1684-1894 (Estes), pg. 202-3.

    6. [S2635] History of the Town of Holden, Massachusetts, 1667-1941, pg. 182-3.

    7. [S574] Worcester County Probate file, Docket 5813; will.

    8. [S308] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910 (AA), Vol 375, pg 410.

    9. [S563] Worcester Gazette, 3 Sep 1887, pg. 5.
      "In Holden, 7th, Waterman G. Warren, aged 79 yrs."

    10. [S1545] Massachusetts - death certificate, Waterman G. Warren; Massachusetts; Certified copy of Record; 1886, Vol. 375, pg. 410, No. 20; 7 August 1886.

    11. [S210] Auburn, MA - VR, p. 68.

    12. [S1889] 1830 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Series: M19; Roll: 68; Page: 180; Samuel Warren household; 10 March 2014.

    13. [S210] Auburn, MA - VR, p. 84.

    14. [S1889] 1830 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden; Roll: 68; Page: 180; Waterman G. Warren household; viewed; 10 January 2010.

    15. [S1890] 1840 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden; Roll: 199; Page: 98; Family History Library Film: 0014682; W. Warner (W. Warren) household; 6 January 2020.

    16. [S1538] 1850 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Family 246, pg. 30; Waterman Goulding Warren family; viewed; 10 January 2010.

    17. [S922] 1865 MA State Census - Worcester County, Holden; dwelling 141, family 186; image 24 of 27.

    18. [S922] 1865 MA State Census - Worcester County, Holden; family 135, line 17; image 9 of 27.

    19. [S1539] 1870 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden; Roll: M593_653; Page: 172A; Dwelling 352, family 403; Waterman G. Warren household; 13 September 2019.

    20. [S2056] 1880 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden; 811; Roll: 563; Page: 258D; Dwelling 74 family 124; Waterman G. Warren household; 12 September 2019.