Capt. Warren Delano

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Warren Delano, I

Birthplace: Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Ephraim Delano and Elizabeth Delano
Husband of Deborah Perry Delano and Eliza Delano
Father of Capt. Warren Delano Jr.; Frederick adrian Delano; Franklin H. Delano; Louisa Church Delano; Edward Delano and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Delano; Jabez Delano; Hannah Delano; Allerton Delano; Elizabeth Delano and 5 others

Occupation: shipping, Ship Captain
Managed by: John Patrick McCaffrey
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About Capt. Warren Delano


Warren Delano I, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Cushman) Delano (1739 - 1809), is born in the village of Fairhaven, in a home on the west side of Main Street, south of South Street. At age 19 he goes to sea, eventually becoming the captain of several ships.


November 18, Warren Delano I (1779 - 1866) marries Deborah Church (1783 - 1827) of Fairhaven. They will eventually have eight children, only one of whom married, Warren II.


Warren Delano I is captured by the British, who seize his ship Arab.


June 13, on the morning of an attack on Fairhaven's harbor by the British raider Nimrod, Warren Delano I gathers up his three sons, Warren II, Frederick and Franklin, and drives them to the safer Long Plain area of Acushnet where they spend the night.


Warren Delano I, at the age of 36, "retires" to land after being captured a second time by the British. He becomes active in whaling, banking, insurance and as a merchant in the China Trade.


The Washington Street Christian Meeting House, at the northwest corner of Washington and Walnut streets is dedicated. Funds to build the church were raised by Warren Delano I, his nephew Jabez Delano Jr., and Joseph Bates. (Bates later becomes one of the three founders of the Seventh Day Adventists.)

circa 1832

Warren Delano I builds what becomes known as the Delano Homestead at 39 Walnut St. The home stays in the Delano family until 1942.


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Capt. Warren Delano's Timeline

October 28, 1779
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
November 6, 1808
Age 29
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
July 13, 1809
Age 29
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
April 11, 1811
Age 31
Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts
July 27, 1813
Age 33
Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts
October 29, 1816
Age 37
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
July 11, 1818
Age 38
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
August 15, 1820
Age 40
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
August 22, 1822
Age 42
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
August 17, 1825
Age 45
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA