Capt. Warren Delano

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Warren Delano, I

Birthplace: Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Death: September 25, 1866 (86)
Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Ephraim Delano and Elizabeth Delano
Husband of Elizabeth Delano; Deborah Perry Delano and Eliza Delano
Father of Frederick Adrian Delano; Franklin H. Delano; Louisa Church Delano; Edward Delano; Dora Delano and 5 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.


  1. Laura Astor Delano (1824-1902) Obituary
  2. Warren Delano. 1779-1866. Burial: Delano vault, Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.. Find A Grave Memorial# 79860761

Great Grandfather to FD Roosevelt Lived in Fairhaven; married Deborah Church in 1808. Second wife was Eliza (Parker) Delano whom he married after Deborah's death in 1827.


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Capt. Warren Delano's Timeline

October 28, 1779
Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
July 13, 1809
Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
April 11, 1811
Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts
July 27, 1813
Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts
October 29, 1816
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
July 11, 1818
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
August 15, 1820
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
August 22, 1822
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA