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Capt. Warren Delano, Jr.

Also Known As: "Warren /Delano/"
Birthplace: Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 17, 1898 (88)
Algonac, Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States (Broncho Pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Warren Delano and Deborah Perry Delano
Husband of Catherine Robbins Delano
Father of Susan Maria Delano; Louise Church Delano; Dora Forbes; Anne Lyman Hitch; Warren Delano and 6 others
Brother of Frederick Adrian Delano; Franklin H. Delano; Louisa Church Delano; Edward Delano; Dora Delano and 3 others

Occupation: Merchant : "China trade"
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Capt. Warren Delano Jr.

(V) Captain Warren Delano, youngest son of Captain Ephraim and Elizabeth (Cushman) Delano, was born October 28, 1779, in Dartmouth, and died in Fairhaven, September 25, 1866. He married (first) in Fairhaven, November 6, 1808, Deborah, daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Perry) Church, born March 21, 1783, in Dartmouth, died there August 7, 1827. He married (second) in Dartmouth, April 2, 1828, Eliza Adams, widow of Captain Parker, of the United States navy. Children: Warren, mentioned below; Frederic, born April 11, 1811; Franklin Hughes, July 27, 1813, married Laura, daughter of William B. and granddaughter of John Jacob Astor. of New York; Louise Church, October 29, 1816; Edward, July 11, 1818; Deborah Perry, August 15, 1820; Sarah Alvey, August 15, 1822; Susan Maria, August 17, 1823; and a daughter, died on the day of birth.

(VI) Warren (2) Delano, eldest child of Captain Warren (1) and Deborah (Church) Delano, was born July 13, 1809, in Fairhaven, and died January 17, 1898, at Newburgh, New York, at his residence called the "Algonac." He married, November 1, 1843, at Northampton, Massachusetts, Catherine Robbins, born January 10, 1825, died February 10, 1896, at Newburgh, daughter of Judge Joseph Lyman and Anne Jean (Robbins) Robbins, the last named a daughter of Hon. Edward Hutchinson Robbins, who was a member of congress from Massachusetts, and speaker of the house in 1793.


  1. Susan Maria, born October 13, 1844, in Macao, China;
  2. Louise Church, June 4, 1846, in the same place;
  3. Deborah Perry, August 29, 1847, in Northampton, became the wife of William Howell Forbes, of Hong Kong, China;
  4. Annie Lyman, January 8, 1849, in New York City, married Frederic Delano Hitch, of Shanghai, China;
  5. Warren, died in infancy, at Newburgh;
  6. Warren, born July 11, 1852;
  7. Sara, mentioned below;
  8. Philippe de Lannoy, February 3, 1857;
  9. Catherine Robbins, May 24, 1860;
  10. Frederic Adrian, September 10, 1863, in Hong Kong;
  11. Laura Franklin, December 23, 1864, in Hong Kong.

(VII) Sara, fifth daughter of Warren (2) and Catherine (Robbins) Delano, was born September 21, 1854, and was educated in this country and in Europe. She married, October 7, 1880, James Roosevelt, of New York (see Roosevelt VII).

Bibliographic information:

  • Title Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Volume 3
  • Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation
  • Author Cuyler Reynolds
  • Publisher Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914
  • Original from Harvard University
  • Digitized Feb 1, 2008
  • Page 1060


Warren Delano, Jr., Fairhaven, Mass. 13 July 1809-Algonac, N.Y. 17 Jan. 1898, Northampton, Mass. 1 Nov. 1843

Catherine Robbins Lyman, Northampton, Mass. 12 Jan. 1825-Algonac 10 Feb. 1896



Emperor of China names Imperial Commissioned to end Delano's opium trade .


November 1, Warren Delano II marries Catherine Robbins Lyman during a short visit to Massachusetts. The couple settles in Canton, China.


Warren Delano II returns to Fairhaven a millionaire after his years in China. In the winter of 1846-'47 he purchases part of the Jonathan Nye farm on Main St. to create Riverside Cemetery. By this time, Warren II has become one of the great merchants of the clipper ship period.


July 7, Riverside Cemetery is consecrated. It was created by Warren Delano II. His father, Warren Delano I, serves as president of the Riverside Cemetery Corporation until 1861.


Warren Delano II purchases 60 acres on the Hudson River two miles north of Newburgh, NY. There, Algonac, the Delano estate is established.


September 21, Sara Delano, the seventh child of Warren II and Catherine (Lyman) Delano, is born at Algonac, the Delano estate on the Hudson River at Newburgh, NY.


October, Warren Delano II loses much of his fortune in the Panic of 1857.

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Warren Delano II, grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in the part of New Bedford which is now the Town of Fairhaven, MA. He was a prominent China Trader during the 1830s and returned to Fairhaven with a substantial fortune. In 1850, he created Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven. Besides keeping the family homestead in Fairhaven as a summer residence, he also built a home called Algonac near Newburgh, NY. He is buried in the Delano Family Tomb.

1910-1912 Oak Island Treasure Mystery:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, stirred by family stories originating from his famous sailing and trading grandfather and Oak Island financier Warren Delano, Jr., began participation in the Oak Island Mystery from late 1909 to early 1910 and continued to follow and keep close tabs on progress until his death in 1945.[32]

Throughout Franklin Roosevelt political years, he monitored Oak Island and kept close ties to recovery attempts and development. He privately devised a secret plan to visit Oak Island as President in 1939 while being in nearby Halifax, Nova Scotia. However, the fog delay and the international situation leading up to World War II made it impossible, as is seen in an archived signed letter.[

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Capt. Warren Delano Jr.'s Timeline

July 13, 1809
Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
October 13, 1844
Macao, Anhui, China
June 4, 1846
Macao, Anhui, China
August 29, 1847
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
January 8, 1849
New York, New York County, New York, United States
September 20, 1850
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, United States
September 20, 1852
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, United States
September 21, 1855
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, United States
February 3, 1857
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, United States