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Warnick Genealogy Notes


Joseph Warnick and his wife, Sarah, were the ancestors of the numerous Warnicks of western Maryland. They were among the earliest settlers of what is now Garrett County. They were already there in 1787, when Francis Deakins headed a team that surveyed much of the land "westward of Fort Cumberland."

Deakins surveyed 4,165 fifty acre "military lots" to be awarded to Revolutionary War veterans, but the settlers already occupying some of the lots were given a chance to purchase the land at low rates. Altogether, Deakins found 323 families living on 636 lots. Most of these settlers were in present-day Allegany County, but Joseph occupied lots 3836 and 3837 on Big Savage Mountain, in present-day Garrett County. He probably lived on lot 3836. In 1787 this part of Maryland was a part of Washington County. Allegany County was formed in 1789 with Cumberland as the county seat, the same year George Washington was elected president. Garrett County was formed in 1872. They did not actually own the land until after Deakins' survey due to an act of the Maryland Legislature during the Revolutionary War reserving certain lands for soldiers promising to serve at least three years in the Continental Army. This is the earliest record of this couple. Almost 100 years later, information pertaining to Joseph's son William, as recorded by U.S. census takers, noted that Joseph had been born in Ireland. Also, an 1886 historian recorded that the Warnicks had immigrated from Ireland. He was likely born prior to 1756, as the 1800 census listed him as being over 45 years of age. Sarah's birthdate is unknown, but she was some years younger than Joseph.

With the creation of Allegany County in 1789, courts became more accessible. While little can be reconstructed today of the character of Joseph and Sarah, Joseph left behind extensive public records of his court battles (some of the earliest cases heard in the county), land transactions, estate settlements (probably reflecting unsettled business transactions), and a will naming his heirs.

Judging from tax assessments, it appears that Joseph and his family prospered in their mountain home. In 1798, he was assessed in what was then Upper Old Town Hundred with 4 horses, 12 cattle, "Michael's Wonder" (150 acres), and five military lots. The total valuation was $330, a considerable sum in those days. His total holdings amounted to 400 acres, and probably included “The Onion Patch” located on the headwaters of Mill Run, which was the subject of a 1791 court case between Joseph Warnick, a weaver, and Thomas McMasters, farmer, for McMasters failure to honor the terms of a contract for use of the property.

In 1800 Joseph paid “55 pounds of current money” to Samuel Poland for lot #3877 and other land. Joseph was involved in the purchase and sale of numerous parcels of land. The records that survive at the Cumberland courthouse are difficult to follow, and a coherent chronology of transactions has not been pieced together.

The last glimpse of Joseph Warnick is from his very detailed will, which was drawn up in 1819. In his will, he named his children: Jane Warnick, (probably born before 1788), John Warnick, (born about 1788), Samuel Warnick, (born about 1789), Elizabeth (Betsy) Warnick, (born 3/4/1791), James Warnick, (born about 1793), Mary Warnick, (born in 1794), Joseph Warnick, (probably born about 1796), and William Warnick, (born 2/22/1798).

Joseph was listed as head of household in the 1820 census. He died in early 1829. His son, Joseph Warnick, entered the will for probate on March 24th, 1829. Judging from his age as approximated in the 1800 census, he was probably over 74 years old at the time of his death.

Sarah was listed as head of household in the 1830 census. She died about 1838.

Settling Joseph’s estate remained the subject of litigation until 1844. Not much is known about the personal lives of Joseph and Sarah, but many court records remain concerning land holdings and transactions, business matters, his will, and the settlement of his estate long after his death. In March 1844 his property was sold at public auction to settle the estate.

Joseph and Sarah Warnick were the parents of eight known children, listed as follows:

Jane “Ginny” Warnick (<1788 - ____); m. William Robinson on 7/7/1806

John Warnick (1788 - 4/25/1857); m. Martha “Patsie” Wilson on 9/25/1810 (*)

Samuel Warnick (1789 - 1828); m. Keziah Ross on 6/12/1808

Elizabeth “Betsy” Warnick (/1791 - 4/14/1868); m. James M. Ross on 9/2/1813 or 1814

James Warnick (1793 - ____); m. Elizabeth Howell

Mary Warnick (1794 - ____);

Joseph Warnick (1796(?) - 2/17/1867; m. Elizabeth Fazenbaker on 10/10/1815

William Warnick (2/22/1798 - 1/15/1886; m. Catherine Fazenbaker on 3/3/1817

(*) JOHN WARNICK (ca 1788 - 4/25/1857)

John Warnick was born about 1788 in what is now Garrett County, MD, son of Joseph Warnick and Sarah. He obtained a marriage license on September 18, 1810 and on September 25, 1810, he married Martha "Patsey" Wilson who was born about 1789.

John and Patsey owned a Bible in which the birth dates of their children and other key dates were written. The Bible, now very fragile with portions of some pages missing, is preserved by their descendants. Their children: Samuel Warnick (6/28/1811-?), Sarah Warnick (9/3/1812-?), Harriet Warnick (6/11/1814-?), Joseph Warnick (11/4/1815-1890), William Warnick (5/21/1817-?), Rebecca Warnick (4/10/1819-4/3/1833), Rhoda Warnick (?-7/16/1841), Jane Warnick (10/22/1822-?), Isabella Warnick (2/2/1824-11/19/1894), John Warnick (7/29/1826-1855 or 1856), Andrew Jackson "Squire" or "Jacky" Warnick (8/29/1828-9/21/1901), Martha Warnick (3/31/1830-?), and Rachel Warnick (6/29/1832-?).

John was involved in several land transactions while he was still a young man. From 1813 to 1815 John purchased various interests in land that today is part of Westernport, Maryland. He sold his interests in 1816 for a small profit. A particularly curious transaction was his purchase in 1817 of 420 acres from his father Joseph for $800. In January 1818, John sold these same parcels back to his father, also for $800.

On April 15, 1818, John purchased from Daniel McIntosh 168 acres bordering on the Potomac in Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia). On November 22, 1819, John purchased a 50 acre Maryland Miliatary Lot 68 from Daniel McIntosh for $100. This is the land that he settled upon and is marked on ancient maps as "Warnocks Farm." As reported in a 1938 newspaper article by Garrett County's most prominent historian of that time, John Warnick settled on "Warnick's farm," near the Potomac and about two miles below Chestnut Grove. This property is also about two miles south of John's parents' home on Big Savage Mountain. These two miles cover some of the most rugged country in Maryland. The area between the two Warnick settlements includes the massive pulp and paper manufacturing facilities of Westvaco, which opened in the 1880s. Since John Warnick's days, the area has been transformed by a huge industry which has employed and continues to employ dozens of John's descendants.

John Warnick must have been a prominent citizen of the Bloomington area for he was chosen as one of five "Trustees of the Union Meeting House at Mouth of Savage River." John Templeman owned 2+ acres in Bloomington which he agreed to donate to the inhabitants of the community for a meetinghouse and a graveyard. A deed was drawn up and signed on January 24, 1824, but it stipulated the condition that John Warnick and the other four trustees must complete the meetinghouse in 18 months. The trustees not only failed to record the deed, but they also did not complete the meetinghouse to Templeman's satisfaction, so Templeman drew up a second deed wherein he spelled out what was to be done to finish the building. The floor was to be tongue and grooved, the door and windows were to be finished and a flight of stairs and benches were to be installed. Templeman allowed another 18 months for this work to be completed. This deed was recorded on October 11, 1828.

In those days, schools were organized and paid for by the voluntary contributions of time and money by local citizens. In 1828 the voters of Allegany County, which then included present-day Garrett County, defeated by a vote of more than 4 to 1 a proposition to establish county primary schools. Thus, private arrangements like that involving John Warnick and Templeman were the only place children could be educated.

The Bloomington historian of the 1970s noted that the cemetery mentioned in Templeman's deed was given to the people of Bloomington, but any church or school has faded from memory. The suggestion was made, however, that the building was the "old store adjacent to Mrs. Edith Beard" which was still standing in 1976.

Under circumstances which cannot be understood from the meager records surviving at the Cumberland Courthouse, John Warnick and George Smarr filed suit against Templeman. Warnick and Smarr apparently had a valid claim, but Templeman died before the case was tried. Templeman left "a large real estate," so Warnick and Smarr petitioned the court to sell the real estate to raise the amount due. Legal notices were published in the newspaper "The Cumberland Civilian" several times in 1835.

Over the years John was named in a number of estates, either as a recipient of moneys or as an administrator. In 1822 John received a payment from the estate of Patrick Hamill (father of the Maryland congressman of the same name) and in 1824 John received a payment from the estate of William Sigler. We know nothing of the circumstances that led up to these payments. In 1835 John was the administrator of the complicated estate of John Morrison which was not completely settled until there had been ten separate accountings spread over ten years. Later, John was the administrator of the estates of Ebenezer Davis and Daniel Cresap.

John Warnick also had a distinguished career as a part-time jurist. He was appointed justice of the peace in 1828, reappointed in 1829 and 1830, appointed magistrate in 1836, and appointed a justice of the District Court in 1840 from Allegany County District No. 1. Two other men were appointed justices from District No. 1 in 1840. One of these was Meshach Browning, famous hunter and, later, author. In his memoirs, Browning stated that the purpose of the appointment was "to assess the taxable property of Allegany County." Browning indicated that he and the "two other gentlemen" spent a significant amount of time away from home while they were involved with the assessment. "After the assessments were made, we hired a competent clerk to make out our books for the Levy Court."

In 1828 John and Patsey had their eleventh child and Andrew Jackson was running for president of the United States. John left a permanent record of his feelings about the election by naming his new son Andrew Jackson Warnick.

John Warnick died on April 25, 1857 without having made a will. At the time of his death he owed large sums of money to several creditors, mostly his children or other relatives. The debts were incurred within the last few years of John's life, suggesting, perhaps, that John was borrowing money to sustain himself during a prolonged illness. John also had large land holdings. Getting the estate sorted out required 10 years of legal maneuvering which is recorded in 20 pages of text in Equity Case 1359 at the Allegany County Courthouse. Surviving John were 11 children and his widow. Perhaps it was the practice of the day, but the widow was mentioned only once and then by an acquaintance giving a deposition. She apparently got no real estate as the children forced a sale and distributed the property among themselves. By the time the case was finally settled, Patsey would have only a few years to live.

John's debts included $200 to his son-in-law Thomas Bernard recorded in an 1854 note; $100 to the same son-in-law recorded in an 1855 note; $400 to his son Samuel recorded in an 1856 note; $100 to his son Samuel recorded in an 1854 note; $46.57 to his son Joseph recorded in an 1854 note; $92.75 again to his son Joseph recorded in 1853; $184.42 to William Warnick (his son?): and another $100 to Samuel recorded in a note that had changed hands. John Warnick's property was sold at public auction in Cumberland on August 27, 1864. Here is what was sold: The "Onion Patch" containing 100 acres (sold for $705) which had once belonged to his father Joseph; one half interest in "Inskip Resurvey" containing 167 7/8 acres; and "Warnicks Resurvey" containing 342 acres. Together the latter two parcels brought $1,725 at the auction. Soon after the sale the highest bidders sold the lands to Patrick Hamill. After the debts and expenses were paid, John's 10 surviving children each received $47.15. and the three children of the younger John Warnick (since deceased) split the same amount between them.

Patsey made her will on June 2, 1867. In her will she named her grandson Joseph W. Warnick as the principal recipient of her estate. Patsey's will reads as follows:

I, Patsy Warnack of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, being feeble in body, but sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do hereby publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say, after my debts and funeral charges are paid. I give and bequeath unto Randolph Warnick (Son of Jos W. Warnick) one feather Bed and Bedding, and one cow. The balance of my property that may be on hand at my death, Bed, Bedding, household or Kitchen property, cattle. hogs, farming utensils, in fact all property of any description that may belong to me at the time of my decease, I give and bequeath unto Joseph W. Warnack, my Grand Son, it may seem out of order but I here give my reasons for so doing. The said Joseph William Warnack, my Grand Son, has been to me a kind and obedient boy, and done all he could for my comfort and is well entitled to what little property of mine that may be on hand at the time of my death, what is here set over to Randolph Warnick, excepted. In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand(?) and Seal this 2nd day of June 1867.

Grandson Joseph W. Warnick and three witnesses appeared before the Registrar on May 18, 1869, to testify that the will was valid, so it may be assumed that Patsey probably died in early 1869.

John and Patsey (Martha) were the parents of at least 13 children. They are as follows:

Samuel Warnick (6/28/1811 - _____; m. Elizabeth_______, and lived in VA/WV. Elizabeth may have been the mother of a daughter named Martha. No further info available on Elizabeth, but the 1850 VA census listed a Samuel Warnick living in Wirt County, VA/WV with a wife named Mary Ann, who was several years younger than Samuel, apparently his second wife. This Samuel was born in Maryland, and the next several years through the 1880 census listed them and several children living in the Wood County area along the Ohio River. (Parkersburg is County Seat of Wood Co.) The ages of Samuel through these census years, and the names of the several children listed allows a good probability that this is the son of John and Patsey Warnick. Further research of Wood County records list Samuel’s grandchildren continue the names of many of our local Warnick relatives.

Sarah Warnick (9/3/1812 - _____; m. Thomas H. Barnard (ca 1807 -____) Thomas was a coal miner. There were at least 7 children born to this family from about 1831 through 1846.

Harriet Warnick (6/11/1814 - ____) b. MD; m. Richard Tasker II, son of Revolutionary War Veteran; b. VA, raised near Kitzmiller. The 1870 census shows Richard, age 62, and Harriet living in the Oakland area. There were several children born to this family, and a large number of descendants are in the local MD/WV area. There is an extensive recorded history on the Tasker family and the part they played in the early military history and settlement of Western MD and surrounding areas.

Joseph Warnick (11/4/1815 - 7/10 or 8/6/1890). It is believed that this Joseph was first married to a Mary Gallear/Galleher, but info is not clear in this matter. On 10/4/1844 Joseph Warnick and Telitha Kight obtained a marriage license, and they were married on 10/10/1844 by Rev. Wm. Welch. Telitha Jane Kight, born ca 1823, was the daughter of Henry Thomas Kight, Jr., & Sarah Sharpless. She was a sister of Ary Kight who married John Warnick, and Mary Kight who married Andrew Jackson Warnick. The 1850 through 1880 census records listed Joseph and Telitha living in WV. Family records state that Joseph and Telitha had two sons, Patrick & Mason, but another child “Joseph” may have been the son of Mary Gallear. Patrick died in 1925 and Mason died in 1929, according to Mineral Co Death Records. A son Forrest was listed in the 1860 census, but does not appear again, but many discrepancies appear in the 1860 census.

William Warnick (5/21/1817 - 10/19/1888); m. Margaret McGirr on 12/15/1842. She was born about 1817 or 1820. In 1846 William bought Military Lot #25 for $55. They lived on Lot #48, part of the Jesse Sharpless farm near Walnut Bottom. The old log house became part of the Sharpless farmhouse. William and Margaret McGirr Warnick are buried in the old Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Rebecca Warnick (4/10/1819 - 4/3/1833)

Rhoda Warnick (_____ - 7/16/1841). Birthdate lost as her mother’s Bible record is torn.

Jane Warnick (10/22/1822 - _____); m. William C. McGirr in July, 1841. Reported to live in Virginia in 1857, and said to be living in Ohio in 1861. William C. McGirr and Margaret Warnick McGirr received Military Lot #24 by the Will of James McGirr dated 3/1/1853. According to the Warnick Family History, written by W.L. Warnick, this lot was auctioned 131 years later for several decades of unpaid taxes. Although the proper ads were placed, no heirs came forward.

Isabella Warnick (2/2/1824 - 11/19/1894), spelled Ezibelia in her parents’ Bible. Isabella and John M. Tichinel/Tichenal (6/3/1832 - 12/26/1894), obtained a marriage license on 1/26/1858, and were married on 2/11/1858. They lived on a farm in Maryland across the Potomac River from Barnum, WV. They owned Military Lots 48, 49, 53, and a 47 acre parcel on a ridge called “Wood Saw”. John’s will was dated 12/17/1894. They are buried at the Virts Cemetery at Walnut Bottom near Chestnut Grove. Their monument is a tall obelisk in the center of the cemetery, and is said to be the oldest grave there. They are the parents of Alice Virginia Tichinel (12/8/1858 - 3/11/1937), and George Washington Tichinel (1/16/1860 - ___1944). Info on this family may also be found in a genealogy of the Herman Family.

John Warnick (**) (7/29/1826 - ___ 1856), m. Ary Temperance Kight (1832 - 2/15/1897). John and Ary had several children, but at the time of his death only three survived: Jeanette, Bouse, and Gilbert. After John died, Ary married Joshua Tichnell on 11/27/1856, brother of John Tichinel who married Isabella Warnick. Ary and Joshua had several children. The children of Ary and John were not treated well by Joshua according to stories from other family members.

Andrew Jackson Warnick (8/29/1828 - 9/21/1901) aka “Squire” or “Jacky”. May also have used the nickname “Anaz”, as recorded in the 1870 census. Married Mary E. Kight (5/25/1832 - 9/17/1901) according to marriage license dated 11/2/1848. She was the daughter of Henry Kight and Sarah Sharpless. The naming of this 11th child of John and Patsey Wilson Warnick expressed well the political feelings of John Warnick at that time. Andrew Jackson Warnick was for many years a Magistrate of Bloomington District. He and his wife Mary are buried near the center of the Barnard Cemetery on Chestnut Grove Road. Their monument is an obelisk with most of the wording eroded away, but can still be traced with the fingers. Children of A.J. and Mary Kight Warnick were Columbus “Lummy” Warnick (1856-1895), “AMT” “Trout” Warnick 1858-1932), Ferdinand Warnick (1860 - ___), Harley Lestrange Warnick (ca 1863 - 1926), Carey Warnick (ca 1867-ca 1902), Otha Warnick (1867-1920), Gulday R. Warnick (ca 1872 -___), Andrew Jackson Warnick, Jr., (ca1873-___), and Mary Alice Warnick, (ca 1878-___). Info on this family may also be found in a genealogy of the Herman Family.

Martha Warnick (3/31/1830 - _____); m. Webster Hannibal. Living in WV in 1861.

Rachel Warnick (6/29/1832 - _____ ). Unmarried and living in WV in 1861.

(**) JOHN WARNICK (7/29/1826 - ca 4/18/1856)

On 10/3/1846, John Warnick obtained a license to marry Ary Temperance Kight, sister to Mary Kight who married Andrew Jackson Warnick in 1848, and Telitha Kight who married Joseph Warnick in 1844. John died about 30 years of age, but the exact date is not certain because Ary’s Bible and that of John’s parents list different dates in each one, and two John Warnick(s) died within a year. Further question arises because several dates between 1812 and 1832 appear to be written at the same time with the same ink. This Bible was stated to be in possession of George Sheridan Tichinel some years ago. However, Mr. and Mrs. Tichinel are now both deceased, so it may be assumed to be in the safekeeping of one of their descendants. (Picture wfp00070)

John and Ary were the parents of several children listed below, with only limited info on some of them.

Jeanette (Jinetty) (8/29/1848 - 11/12/1938); m. Solomon Moon (1860 - 1941), son of Isaac & Fannie Hayes Moon. Solomon’s first wife died in 1899. Jeanette’s obituary appeared in the Cumberland Evening Times 11/15/1938 issue. (Picture wfp00067)

Scott Warnick (ca 1849 - ____). Listed in the 1850 Census, but no other info found.

Cambridge G. Warnick (12/29/1850 - ____). Birthdate listed in his mother’s Bible, but no further reference found.

Henry Bouse Warnick (***) (8/27/1852 - 11/4/1926 WV); m. Clarissa Beaver (5/19/1858 - 5/6/1914), on 10/25/1877. Garrett Co. Marriage Record Book 1, Page W-1 spelled Clarissa’s name as Bevers. Both were residents of Chestnut Grove at that time according to Bible marriage record. There were at least ten children born to this marriage, listed below under (***). (Picture wfp00151)

Gilbert Bryson Warnick (7/2/1854 - <1908). Lived with Otha & Martha Bernard in 1870. On 3/27/1879 he married Gueldy/Gouldie/Golda Bernard, born ca 1858. Garrett Co. Marriage Record Book 1, Page W-2 gave her name as Golda Barnard and listed both as 23 years old. Gilbert was not mentioned in the 1908 will of his daughter, so may have already been deceased. The 1920 census listed 61 year old Gouldie as head of a household including her sons Arlington and Leonard. Six children listed of Gilbert & Gouldie were Virginia Clementine “Clemmy” Warnick, Daisy M. Warnick, Bertha L. Warnick, Arlington S. “Arlie” Warnick, Leonard W. Warnick, and Alma Grace Warnick.

(***) HENRY BOUSE WARNICK (8/27/1852 - 11/4/1926)

Bouse” and “Clarissy” lived most of their lives and raised their large family in the Chestnut Grove area of Garrett County. Clarissy died in 1914, and the 1920 census listed Bouse and his youngest son Henry Leonard Warnick living with the family of another son, Luther Sherman Warnick. The Mineral County Death Records listed Bouse as a farmer and a widower at the time of his death in 1926. (Picture wfp00151)

The children of Henry Bouse Warnick and Clarissa Beaver Warnick are as follows:

Victoria Alice Warnick (8/29/1878 - 4/11/1954); m. Otha Warnick (3-4/1867 - 11/24/1920), on 12/1/1895. Otha was the son of Andrew Jackson Warnick & Mary E. Kight. In 1900, Otha and Alice lived near Bloomington. He was a Trustee of Chestnut Grove School for the school year 1903 - 1904. He died of cancer in 1920. They are buried in the Turner Cemetery on Walnut Bottom Road.

Arie Olivia “Libby” Warnick (10/4/1879 - 10/10/1937); m. Henry Warnick (3/24/1883 - 1921), son of Joseph W. Warnick & Sarah Paugh. Mineral Co. Death Register listed Henry as a coal miner, age 38 at time of death..

Rachel Florence Warnick (5/10/1881 - 2/19/1960); m. George Solomon Taylor (10/18/1875 - 11/9/1917) who was killed in a mine accident in Mineral Co.

Sarah Elizabeth Warnick (11/9/1882 - ___); m. Robert A. Brooks on 7/28/1900.

Luther Sherman Warnick (****) (9/21/1885 - 12/_/1954); m. Maggie Enid Paugh (6/14/1890 - 11/21/1950), dau. of David Paugh and stepmother Minnie Young (known to all the family as “Grandma Paugh”, who died in November, 1950 at the home of her son Junior, in Junior, WV.) Sherman was a blacksmith. Leroy said the family moved around a lot. Sherman and Enid first lived on in the area of Savage River and Crabtree Creek next to Frankville where some of their kids attended school. Delmos remembers his dad, Luther, telling him that their house was located right in the middle of what is now the main body of water just above the breast of the Savage River Dam. This was between Bond and Bloomington, MD. (Victor's wife Idabelle Braithwaite was from Bloomington.) Then they moved to the Walnut Bottom area where Juanita met her husband, George Tichinel, and Bessie met her husband, Nick Paugh from Kitzmiller. In the late 1920s Sherman got a job with the State Road Department in Oakland when they were building the main road from Oakland to Deer Park. He would ride on horseback from Savage River to Oakland on Sunday evening to work for the week, and then ride back home on Thursday night. He carried a 32 special pistol for protection because wild cats would often spook his horse. This gun is still in the family possession. In the early 1930s they moved to a farm off the Fingerboard Road in Oakland which was known as the Jordon (Hamilton) Farm. (This was next to the Keefer farm and that is where Luther met his wife, Bessie Keefer.) They later moved to the Kelly place across from what is now Ernie Martin's junkyard near Red House, MD. Then they moved to the Faulk house on Sunnyside Road which was next to the Sanders Farm which is where Leroy met his first wife, Genevieve Sanders. This was also very near the Stahl Farm which was where Tessabelle met her husband, Warden Stahl. In the early 1940s Sherman and Enid purchased a house on 8th street in Oakland right below the old State Road garage. (After doing some research, it was noted that this house had been rented by the Joseph O'Haver family and was where their first child Carrie O'Haver was born. Carrie is Delmos' sister-in- law. The O'Havers moved when Sherman and Enid purchased the house.) Around 1944 Sherman and Enid moved to Baltimore, and the house was then occupied by Luther and Bessie and their family who moved back to this area when he got laid off from Glenn L Martin Airplane factory in Baltimore when the war ended. In 1950 Enid became ill and she and Sherman moved back to Oakland and stayed with Luther and Bessie. Enid died on November 21, 1950. Sherman later met Ruth Warnick who lived on Kitzmiller Hill and he moved in with her. In the spring of 1951 Luther and Bessie moved to Boy Scout Road at Sand Flat, and Sherman and Ruth moved into the house on 8th street. We do not have a record of them ever being married. Ruth moved out when Sherman became ill in 1954. He moved in with his daughter Bessie on the Boiling Springs Road in Deer Park where he died in December 1954. (Picture wfp00097 & wfp00098 = numerous others)

David Brison Warnick (8/12/1890 - 2/12/1920); m. Carrie Mabel Bowser. After his death, Carrie moved the family to the Terra Alta/Kingwood area. David is buried in the Bloomington Cemetery.

Their children were Luther Brison , b. 8/12/1889, died shortly thereafter; Elwood Bouse (1914-1967); Sarah Elizabeth (4/3/1916 - ___); Lenora Lake (4/14/1918 - ___); and Ruth Violaila(?) (5/30/1920-8/12/1992). (wfp00025)

Lucretia E. “Creeshy” Warnick (2/3/1892 - __); m. John Moreland, a coal miner. They lived with Luther Warnick about 1910, then moved to Morgantown. They had a daughter, Leona Moreland, but information on any other children not available. (Picture wfp00089)

Russell Ezra Warnick (9/17/1893 - 12/6/1946); in March 1912, m. Lucinda Hazel “Cindy” Bowser (1895 - 1944), sister to Carrie Bowser who married David Brison Warnick. Russell and Lucinda are buried in the Turner Cemetery on Walnut Bottom Road. (Garrett Co. Graves lists name as “E. Russell Warnick”) (Picture wfp00043 & wfp00044)

Their children were:

Virginia Lake Warnick (1913 - ___), married Cecil Calvert Pyle (1912-1951).

Leonard Dewey Warnick , b. 1915. Lived near Baltimore in 1983. Married Eileen Friend (1918-2002) from Swanton. Her funeral was held in Oakland with Rev. Darrell Tichinel officiating; burial was at the George Cemetery in Swanton. (Picture wfp00076)

Beatrice Arbutrice Warnick (1917 - 1918). MD’s Garrett Co. Graves reads “Betres A, inf. 1916”. Turner Cemetery, Walnut Bottom.

Mildred Margaret Warnick (1918 -___); m. Chester Boggs in 1939. Chester died 9/29/1978.

Pearl Hazel Warnick(11/15/1921 - ___); m. Ernest William Schmidt on 12/24/1940).

Russell Elmer Warnick (12/24/1924-___); m. Pearle Carter. Lived near Baltimore in 1983.

Wilson Warren Warnick (11/30/1937-___); m. Delores Carr. Lived at Deep Creek Lake in 1983.

Henry Leonard Warnick (9/23/1898 - ca 1950); m. _____Copeland. Lived & worked in Baltimore at Reams, a barrel & stave manufacturer. Children.

Charles Elwood Warnick, m. Leona Niner. Lived at Dry Creek in 1983.

Veria G. Warnick (9/28/1900 - 8/10/1901); Turner Cemetery, Walnut Bottom.

(****) LUTHER SHERMAN WARNICK (9/21/1885 - 12/__/1954)

The children of Luther and Enid Warnick are as follows:

Irene Warnick was born and died in 1908.

Victor Bouse Warnick (10/21/1910 - 4/24/1992); m. (1) Idabelle Braithwaite on 8/22/1934 at Westernport. They lived in Baltimore until his retirement from Bethlehem Steel in 1973, then moved back to Savage River near Bloomington. She died 11/8/1980. Victor later m. (2) R. Faye Preston.

Children of Victor and Idabelle:

Gordon born April 1936- died____

Deloris- Married Donn Berry- Kids Donn Berry Jr. &

Dan Berry. Don Jrs kids are Jessica and Joshua.

Norman born 9/17/1940



Fred - his kids are Andy, Toni, Nikki, Matthew, stepson John Gunnett, and Julie

NOTE: Mineral Co. Delayed Recordings listed Victor Bruce Warnick born Oct. 21, 1910. Parents names were written out clearly as Luther Sherman Warnick and Maggie Enid Paugh. Information reported by Minnie Tasker, midwife: “Recorded from affidavit sworn to by midwife and filed Nov. 28, 1942.” The name or number of assessment district column is written over and is unreadable.

The following is written further down on the same page:

Assessment #: E

Oct. 16th - Warnock, Victor Bouse

Place of birth: Gleason

Parents: L. S. Warnock & Cora E. Warnock

Reported by: Assessor “

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Bessie Madeline Warnick (7/12/1912 - ___); m. (1)Lester “Nick” Paugh, who died of a heart attack in November, 1950, in Baltimore. Bessie & Nick’s children are as follows:

Willard Paugh; m. Patty Warnick about 1964.

Seretha Paugh; m. William Parks

Norma Paugh; m.(1) James Mahl. Divorced. One son Gordon Mahl. Married (2) Ted____. One son.

Gordon Mahl

Lewis Paugh (___ - 1950)

Bessie m (2) Charlie Paugh. Both husbands were deceased by 1983. One son.

Harold Paugh

Juanita Belle Warnick (9/15/1914 - 9/10/2001), born at Hubbard, WV. On 7/2/1929, she married George Sheridan Tichinel (/1907 -10/12/1993) who was born at Mt. Zion, the son of George Washington Tichinel and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Herman. George was a retired coal miner and minister of the Assembly of God Church at Walnut Bottom and Hi-Way Assembly of God Church. He was also a Garrett Co. school bus driver for many years. On July 2, 1989, a 60th wedding anniversary and open house was celebrated in their honor with many friends and relatives attending. George and Juanita are buried at Turner Cemetery at Walnut Bottom. They are the parents of Rev. Darrell Tichinel, Rev George Tichinel, Wanda Barnes, Elizabeth Paugh, Genevieve Davis, Louise Conklin, Doris Skipper, Ruby Bargy, David Tichinel, and Naomi Tichinel. ( More information on this family can be found in the Herman Family History.)

Luther Russell Warnick (*****) (7/28/1916 - 5/25/1997), born at Kitzmiller, MD. Luther graduated June 16, 1933 from Mt. Zion School . He married Bessie Martha Keefer on June 16, 1936. (Luther told his kids that he and Bessie were married in 1932 when he was 16 and she was 14.) We cannot find a marriage certificate. He went to work at the Ben Mamlin Lumber Co. at Shaw, WV. During WWII, from 1942 to 1945, he worked at Glen L. Martin Aircraft in Baltimore. [The July, 1999 Smithsonian Air & Space Edition featured an article titled “Aero Acres - America’s First Planned Community, 1941”, with Luther appearing in the photos.] When they moved back from Baltimore, they lived on 8th street in Oakland. In 1951 they moved to Boy Scout Road in the Sand Flat area. When he moved back here in 1945 Luther became a brick/stone mason. One of his first jobs in this area was building the pavilions at Deep Creek State Park and Swallow Falls. He is in one of the pictures which is in the Swallow Falls visitor center. Then he started his own business with his nephew Ralph Keefer and they built numerous silos, barns, milkhouses, fireplaces, and houses in this area. He built the home where he and Bessie lived for many years on Oakland/ Sang Run Road & the intersection of Mt. Nebo Road. The home is currently the residence of his son Delmos and his wife, Diana. About 1961 he went to work for Harris Construction and Pifilo Construction until his retirement in the early 1980s. Luther and Bessie’s children are as follows:

Lillian Louise Warnick, b, at Herrington Manor, MD on 07/31/1936, m. (1) Harold Ayres, and they had 5 children:

1. Joy Ann Louise Ayres b. 03/05/1956. She has two children-

Joyanna Marie who has 3 children

John Jackson Fitzgerald Wellner who has 3 children

2. Joyce Loren Ayres b. 04/28/1958. She has 2 children

Alex and Marcus

3. Gloria Lorrien Ayres b. 04/15/1959

4. Gladys Louetta Ayres b. 10/26/1960

5. Ruby Angelene Ayres, b. 03/03/1962 m. Randle Gayle Ashby (b. 01/15/1954). Two daughters

Twila Lavon Ashby b. 04/05/1985, m. Santos Huerta. Attended college in PA. One son Brandon b. 02/10/2006

Chantelle Nicole Ashby b. 08/30/1990, one son Keetan Randle McKenzie, born November 25th, 2009. Keetan's father is Cory McKenzie.

Lillian remarried following the death of each of her first two husbands. (2) Patty Ahern; died______(3) Ralph Wertz. Ralph died in August, 2002.

Delores Elaine Warnick, b. Sunnyside, MD m. Bob Edgar. 4 children:

Lois Edgar married Larry Brenneman- Children Jason and Debbie. Jason married Klarissa_________, one child Beau.

Patty Edgar

Larry Edgar

Terry Edgar

Wilma Maybelle Warnick, b.1943 at Mt Zion; m. Richard Markley. Wilma died in June, 2001,

Michael Markley

Vonda Markley

Delmos Ray Warnick b. 4/12/1944, Baltimore; m. (1) Ruth Elaine Nazelrod (bd 03/02/1947) in Spring 1968, divorced 1975. Delmos was a former Garrett Co. Deputy Sheriff, later worked at Mettiki Coal Co. He was self-employed as a general laborer and truck driver, now retired after a heart attack. Delmos and Ruth were divorced. Children are:

Lisa Ann Warnick, b. 2/3/1969; m. (1) Marshal Godwin, and (2) Duane Krupla. Lisa has 2 children - Jessica Lynn Godwin, b. 10/5/1984, and Amy Marie Godwin, b. 4/25/1987.

Vicki Lynn Warnick, b. 2/1/1970; m. Vance Weasner. 3 children

Vanessa Weasner (bd 07/27/1989)

Varyan Weasner

infant daughter, Valisha (deceased).

Paula Marie Warnick, b. 4/25/1971, m. Carl Cosner (bd 03/11/1968). 3 children

April Marie Cosner, b. 12/13/1987 m. Joshua Rodeheaver 2/14/09.

Amanda Lynn Cosner, b. 8/28/1989 m. 7/23/07 to Jerry Martin Cosner (bd 07/23/1985)

on 07/23/2007.

Julie Ann Cosner, b. 6/3/1994.

Delmos m. (2) Wendy Sines Carr(bd 07/03 1949) on 4/16/1977. Divorced 1998. One child:

Delmos Russell Warnick b. 5/8/1981; m. Nicole Heckler- divorced.

Delmos m. (3) Diana Catherine O’Haver Paugh, on 7/13/2001. Diana was b. 2/8/1954 in Oakland. (Diana’s genealogy is contained in the Warnick, Herman, and O’Haver Family histories.

A childhood memory of Delmos’ was of traveling with his parents to Junior, WV to see his great grandmother Paugh when she died. She lived with her son (named Junior), so in order to take his grandmother Enid to visit her, they bought 4 new tires. Near the Greer limestone quarry near Morgantown they had a flat tire. Since it was already dark, Delmos had to hold the light for his dad to change the tire so they could go on to Junior, and he was quite scared until it was done and they were safely back in the car.

Leroy Vernon Warnick (9/22/1918 - ____), born at Bloomington, MD. He married Genevieve Lucille Sanders. They moved to Baltimore about 1942 where he worked in the manufacturing industry. Leroy & Genevieve’s children are as follows:

Vernon Warnick, b. 7/1/1943; m. Diana Ewing (b. 4/20/1947-d. 12/11/2008) from Rosedale, MD. Vernon worked at GM, Churchville, MD. Their children are Lori and David.

Roger Warnick, b. 5/19/1945; m. Patricia Denise Smith. Worked at GM, Churchville, MD. Their children are:

Dawn Warnick, b. 1965

Ruthann Warnick, b. 1968

Shawn Warnick, b. 1973

Sharon Lee Warnick, b. 9/__/1947; m. (1) Maurice Baldwin, and (2) Lewis Pollard. Sharon & Maurice’s children are:

Steven Baldwin

Nicole Baldwin

Genevieve Alice Warnick, (10/21/1920 - ____), born at Bloomington. She married Fred Kelly from Swanton. They lived in Baltimore in 1984. Their children are:

Cleo Kelly, m. Carl _____. Children

Clara Kelly, m. ________. Children

Voida/Vada Tessabell “Tessie” Warnick (1/13/1923 - ____) Bloomington. She married Warden Stahl from Gortner, MD. Lived near Baltimore Children:

Linda Stahl; married; children.

Sandra Stahl; married; children.

Greg Stahl.

Huie Howard Warnick, b. 11/16/1924 at Bond, MD. He married Mary Lou Clark. Lived at Mt. Storm, WV. Children:

Pat Warnick; married, lived in Germany; in VA in 2008

Huie Warnick; married, lived at Mt. Storm; in VA in 2008

Sheila Warnick; married; children; in VA in 2008

Kevin Warnick; married; in VA in 2008