Marshall County

WARNER, Joseph

JOSEPH WARNER was born in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, March, 1738; he removed to Fairfax county, Virginia, and enlisted from there; was in the battle of Germantown, 1779. In 1802 he removed to Ohio, and in 1838, at the advanced age of 100 years, he came to Illinois, coming the entire distance on horse-back, residing at Cherry Point, Marshall county. He longed for his old home in Ohio, and when 102 years of age, he started back, walking twelve miles across the unbroken prairie, where friends gave him shelter and persuaded him to return to Cherry Point.

Another incident illustrating the indomitable courage and zeal, both Christian and patriotic, with which these pioneer-patriots were endowed: One cold, sleety Sunday, his daughter thought Mr. Warner ought not to attend church, but fearing he would be left at home, he started on foot. There was a creek to be crossed which he did by lying down and crawling over on two icy poles. This when he was 102 years of age. The aged pariot died September 5, 1842, and lies buried in Cherry Point, where a monument marks his last resting place. “Virginia” and “Family Records.”

Source of extraction: "Marshall County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. page 91. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.

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