The Warwicks...

The following information was found in some paper clippings of my Grandmother's concerning the Warwick side of my family. It was written by George W. Cleek and printed in a February, 1934 West Virginia Newspaper in Pocahontas County, around Marlington, West Virginia.

It is reprinted here in its entirety. My Grandmother was Constance Estella Warwick, daughter of John Robert Warwick and Signora Belle Gwin (Gwynn, Guinn) Warwick. -- Linda K. McGill Wagner

1934 West Virginia Newspaper - Pocahontas County, WV

by - George W. Cleek, written February, 1934

William Warwick, often spelled Warrick, a Lieutenant under the British Crown and surveyor married Elizabeth Dunlap, daughter of Alexander Dunlap and his wife, Anne McFarland. Alexander Dunlap died in 1744 leaving his widow and four children viz: 1. Lt. Robt. Dunlap , married Mary Gay, a daughter of Wm. and Margaret Walkup Gay. He was killed in battle Guilford C. H.; 2. Capt. Alexander Dunlap Jr ., married Agnes Gay, a daughter of James Gay; 3. John Dunlap married Anne Clark; *4. Elizabeth Dunlap married (1st) Wm. Warwick and (2nd) Andrew Sitlington.

Anne McFarland was a daughter of Robt. McFarland and his wife, Esther Houston. Robert McFarland was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, although he was a very old man. Robt. McFarland's father, Duncan McFarland, lived on Jackson's River for many years, finally selling his property to Jacob Cleek, the pioneer. Duncan McFarland's wife was Anne Porter. Duncan McFarland settled in North Carolina, afterwards Tennessee, where his son, Duncan Jr. served in the legislature of North Carolina.

Alexander and Anne Dunlap's home was on a hill overlooking the present site of the town Goshen, VA. Anne McFarland Dunlap married Capt. Robt. Bratton in 1745.

Children of Wm. and Elizabeth Dunlap Warwick:

John Warwick married Mary Powell, daughter of Thomas Powell in 1771. Thomas Powell was a Revolutionary soldier and died in 1788. Later his widow, Sally Powell married Col. Thomas Moore.

Jacob Warwick married Mary Vance, a daughter of John P. Vance and his wife Martha. James Warwick married Margaret Poague, and lived for awhile in Randolph County, West VA., finally locating in Ohio. A descendent of James Warwick was the congressman, who represented William McKinley's district in the early 90's.

Martha Warwick married John Stephenson. Jean Warwick married James Gay Sr. Margaret Warwick married David Gregory.

Children of John and Mary Powell Warwick:

William (III) Warwick married Nancy Craig, daughter of Robert Craig Jr., and his wife, Nancy Agnes Johnson. He settled in Greenbrier County above Sinking Creek near the Richlands.

John Warwick Jr., first married Mary Poage and his second marriage was to Eleanor Crouch. Andrew Warwick married Elizabeth Craig, a daughter of Robert Craig Jr., and Nancy Agnes Johnson.

Elizabeth Warwick married John Slaven as his second wife. Margaret Warwick married James Gay Jr. Anne Warwick married Abraham Ingram.

Children of Jacob and Mary Vance Warwick:

Rachel Warwick married Major Charles Cameron, first clerk of Bath County. Jane Warwick married Wm. Gatewood, as his second wife. Mary Warwick married Sampson Mathews. Margaret Warwick married Adam See. Charles Cameron Warwick died at the age of 14 years. Andrew Sitlington Warwick married a Miss Woods, was married a second time to a Miss Dickinson. Elizabeth Warwick married Wm. Woods. Nancy Warwick married Thomas Gatewood, second husband Wm. Poague.

Both John Warwick and Jacob Warwick were soldiers in the Revolution. A government marker has been placed at the grave of John Warwick in the family burial ground near Greenbank, West VA. A government marker was obtained for the grave of Jacob Warwick, who sleeps in an unmarked grave on the west bank of Jackson's River, near Fort Dinwiddie. James Warwick and his wife, Margaret Poage (Poague), moved from their primitive Randolph County home to Ohio, at an early date and all trace of their family has been lost.

Children of William (III) and Nancy Craig Warwick:

Robert Craig Warwick married Esther Hull, daughter of Adam and Esther Keister Hull. Adam Hull Warwick served in the Revolution as did his father Capt. Peter Hull. Esther Keister Hull's father, Frederick Keister also served in the Revolution. Elizabeth Warwick married Benjamin Tallman.

Margaret Warwick married John Hull, son of Adam and Esther Keister Hull.

Children of John Warwick Jr. and Mary Poague Warwick:

John, Jacob, and William , settled in Indiana with their father, after the death of their mother. John Warwick Jr. married a second time, Eleanor Crouch of Randolph County, West VA.

Children of John and Eleanor Crouch Warwick:

Mary Warwick married Basil Brown. Margaret Warwick married Judge Thomas Montgomery. Eleanor Jane Warwick. Malinda Anne Warwick married James McClure. All descendants are living in Indiana and the Central States.

Children of Andrew Warwick and Elizabeth Craig:

Jane Warwick married James Wooddell. Margaret Warwick married Samuel Sutton. Nancy Warwick married Jacob Hartman and settled in the West. Mary Warwick married Isaac Hartman who was previously married. Elizabeth Warwick unmarried. Sallie Warwick wife of George Burner. Anna Warwick wife of Rev. Henry Arbogast. Jacob Warwick married Elizabeth Hull, daughter of Adam and Esther Keister Hull. The settled in the West.

Children of Robert Craig Warwick:

William Fechtig Warwick married Phebe Anthea Pray and lived near Mtn. Grove, VA., where some of his descendants were still living. Catherine Hidy Warwick married Wm. Byrd Jr., son of Wm. Byrd, who was a brother of Andrew H. Byrd, of Bath County.

p>Nancy Jane Warwick married Jacob Lightner of Back Creek Valley, Bath County, VA. Sarah Elizabeth Warwick married Daniel Matheny and lived at Valley Center, VA. Margaret Ann Warwick married Nelson Pray. Hannah Rebecca Hopkins Warwick married Capt. George W. Siple and lived on Deer Creek, near Greenbank. Louisa Susan Warwick married Eli Seybert and spent their last days in Oklahoma. Peter Hull Warwick married Caroline Matheny and lived on the old homestead on Deer Creek. John Warwick married Mary Jane Cleek and lived on part of the old homestead on Deer Creek. Peter Hull Warwick and John Robert Warwick were brave Confederate soldiers in Company E 31st Virginia Infantry. Government markers were placed to their graves in July 1933.

Children of Elizabeth Warwick and Benjamin Tallman:

William, Jas., Robert, John, Cyrus, and Nancy.

Children of Margaret Warwick and John Hull:

Wm. Warwick Hull went to California in '49. Robert Hull married Ellen McCann. Andrew Hull 's marriage unknown. Sarah Hull remained single. Nancy Jane Hull married Peter Hull Kincaid, of Crab Bottom. Margaret Hull married Christopher Wallace, Williamsville, VA. Irene Hull married Jas. Fleisher, Meadow Dale, VA. Major Jacob Warwick's family are given a full and lengthy record in Piree's History of Pocahontas County, W. VA.

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