William Warrick

Brief Life History of William

When William Warrick was born on 28 December 1837, in Corwin Township, Logan, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob G. Warrick, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Patsy Skelton, was 28. He lived in Logan, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 28 February 1863, in Corwin Township, Logan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Union-Station Cemetery, Broadwell Township, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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Jacob G. Warrick
Elizabeth Patsy Skelton
Montgomery Warrick Jr.
Sarah Jane Warrick
Robert M. Warrick
Emily Warrick
John C. Warrick
William Warrick
Benjamin C Warrick
Nancy E. Warrick
Martha C. Warrick
Louisa Warrick

Sources (4)

  • William Warrick in household of Jacob Warrick, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Warrick, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Private William Warrick, "Illinois Soldier Burial Places, 1774-1974"

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


Historical Boundaries: 1839: Logan, Illinois, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning


variant of Warwick .

from Middle English warrok ‘wedge or twisting stick used to tighten the lashings on a scaffold’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of warrocks or a builder of scaffolds. In the building trades the lashings for scaffolds were tightened by driving in wedges called warrocks.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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