Warfield Family of Ontario Co., NY
In the early 1800’s the Warfield family of Ontario County, New York,
was founded by members of the Warfield family of Anne Arundel County,
Maryland. The Warfield family was founded in Maryland by Richard
Warfield, Sr. (1646-1704) who arrived in Anne Arundel County, Maryland,
in 1659, as an indentured
servant to John Sisson. The families of Richard Warfield and John
were neighbors on Fleet Street in London, England in the early 1600’s.
Warfield, Jr. (1757-1812), was the great grandson of Richard Warfield,
(1646-1704), and his wife, Elinor Browne. Alexander died on
2, 1812 in Frederick Co., Maryland. He never married and hence,
left no issue.
At the time of his death, Alexander, Jr. held over 400 acres of land in
and around Clifton Springs, Ontario Co., New York. He left
of this land to Zadok Warfield, son of Alexander's brother, Brice
Worthington Warfield. Alexander, Jr. also left part of his
Clifton Springs landholdings to Arnold Warfield, son of another brother
of Alexander, John Worthington Warfield.
Printed in "The Founder's of Anne Arundel and Howard
Counties, Maryland" - 1905, Page 541.
"Alexander Warfield, brother of Brice, was a
bachelor. At his death, in 1812, aged sixty-two years, he left a
property worth $100,000. He held four farms of 200 acres each,
improved by substantial stone houses. He held over 400 acres in
and around Clifton Springs, and $20,000 of personalty, which he gave to
his nephews and nieces.
I have been researching the Warfield family of Maryland for over 25
years. The family was founded in Maryland in 1659 by my 8th great
Richard Warfield, Sr. (1646-1704).
The Warfield family of Ontario Co., NY, were founded by the nieces and
nephews of Alexander Warfield, Jr. (1757-1812) of Maryland. Many
of the Warfield family of Ontario Co., NY, directly descend from
Revolutionary War Patriots from Maryland.
If any one has questions about the Warfield family they may contact me
at the following email and/or street addresses.
Richard Warfield Faber, Jr.
1647 Highland Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
SAR Member: National #152245 CA State #6992
of Richard Warfield Faber, Jr.
Many thanks to Richard for sharing this family information.
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