Blessings From a New-found Cousin

Not too long ago, I was excited when a cousin of Papa’s contacted me by e-mail. She had read what I had written here about our Warren family, and knew she was related. After a couple of exchanges of information, we determined that she and Papa are second cousins, once removed. Since Papa’s grandfather, Edward I. Warren, was part of a family of six children, and his great-grandparents had eight or more children, we did know there were dozens of cousins out there somewhere. She was the second one that found us through the internet.

This morning, I was greeted with a huge surprise and blessing in my e-mail. These photographs of Papa’s great-grandparents, who are also his cousin’s second great-grandparents, are the first we have seen of them.

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Isaac Warren, 1838-1922

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Emily (Cowling) Warren, 1843-1932

Isaac Warren was the son of William Warren, an immigrant and soapmaker from Canterbury, Kent, England, and Eliza Eats/Eates. Isaac was also a soapmaker in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. His wife, Emily Cowling, was the daughter of James Cowling, 1810-1881 and his wife Emily Leach, 1810-1869. The Cowlings also immigrated from England to Pennsylvania.

Our cousin, Susan Brubaker Knapp, is a fiber and graphic artist. Please take a minute to look at her website, I am sure you will be as amazed as I was!

A huge shout-out to Susan for sharing these treasures!

Sources:

Warren, Isaac. Photograph. unknown date. Reproduction of original photograph in the possession of Susan Brubaker Knapp, address for private use.

Cowling, Emily. Photograph. unknown date. Reproduction of original photograph in the possession of Susan Brubaker Knapp, address for private use.

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