James E. Warburton was born a Smith, the youngest and last child of Margaret Daley Smith and Hugh Aloysius Smith. His mother died from toxemia at 37. James was her 11th child.
He was adopted by Anastasia Daley Warburton and her husband, John Warburton. John Warburton married into the family.
Margaret, Anastasi and their siblings were the children of James Daley of Cohooes, NY and Maria(h) Lacey Daley from
Tipperary, Ireland. Maria(h) came to the USA at age 13.
She was born in 1857, after the famine. She arrived with her father, Cornelius Lacey, and a few other siblings.
Her mother and the rest of the family came the next year.
Maria(h) was the youngest and the favored child. She
refused to marry the man, a banker, who was chosen for her
and she married James, the man she loved. He was sickly
and he died when their youngest was just a few months old.
Mary Frances Gabriel Daley McDonnell Bonner was raised by one of Maria(h)'s older sisters who was childless.
James blamed himself for the death of his mother and it was
my mother, Mary Frances Margaret Smith Lechwar, who assured
him that his siblings never blamed him. They accepted and
understood the will of God.
In fact, his siblings were quite proud of his accomplishments. Because they shared that with him, he was
aware of their continued support and love.
There is absolutely NO genetic link to the Warburton clan. Warburton is an English surname and the ancestors of James
E. Warburton were Irish.
The Smith surname was originally McGowan but the family could not secure jobs so they went to England and worked
under the Smith name.