Warner, Jacob

Born: 1826-11-27 New York, New York

Died: 1901-03-01 Rock Island County, Illinois

Flourished: 1855 to 1901 Rock Island County, Illinois

Jacob Warner, railroad contractor and farmer, was a resident of Stuyvesant, New York, at the time of his 1851 marriage to Lucinda Warren in Ludlow, Vermont. Warner came to Rock Island County about the mid-1850s and was employed on the construction of the bridge across the Mississippi River built by the Rock Island Bridge Company. He afterwards worked as a superintendent of railroad construction for the firm of Reynolds, Saulpaugh & Company. In 1857, Warner was one of a group of people who had settled on the island of Rock Island and sought to establish pre-emption claims there. He and his wife had six children, four of whom survived them. Warner was described by a daughter as “not an irreligious man,” but having “no formal church connection.”

Vermont, U.S., Vital Records, 1720-1908, 1 January 1851; New York, U.S., State Census, 1855, 7 June 1855, Carroll, Chautauqua County (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, 2013); D. W. Flagler, A History of the Rock Island Arsenal (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1877), 63-65; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Rock Island County, IL, 402; Moline Daily Dispatch (IL), 2 March 1901, 4:5; 24 July 1906, 5:5; 14 September 1935, 2:3; 28 May 1953, 17:1-3, 19:1-3; Gravestone, Riverside Cemetery, Moline, IL.