Biographical Sketch of John Warfield

John, son of Richard Warfield, was born about 1670. He was the eldest son and lived upon “Warfield’s Plains,” the homestead of which stands just opposite Baldwin Memorial church, half-way between Waterbury and Indian Landing. “Warfield’s Plains” extended up to Millersville, and “Warfield’s Forest” was near the Indian Landing. In 1696 John married Ruth, eldest daughter of John Gaither, of South River. Their sons all located upon the frontier out-posts. John Warfield, like his father, spent his life in developing his estate, but died in early manhood in 1718, before completing his surveys and transfers. Children : 1. Richard, who as heir at law, deeded lands to his brothers: married Marion Caldwell and his sons John and Seth located on “Warfield’s Range.” 2. John, married Rachel, daughter of Joshua and Anne (Ridgeley) Dorsey. 3. Benjamin, married Rebeckah Ridgeley. 4. Alexander, mentioned elsewhere. 5. Edward. 6. Philip. 7. Ruth, married Richard Davis. 8. Mary, married Augustine Marriott. 9. Elinor, died unmarried.



Ontario County NY,

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911.

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