Warren was one of Bezaleel, Jr. and
Diadama Waste's ten children. He was born while his parents were
living in Hague on Lake George in New York. Sometime after 1809,
his family returned to their old home in Windham County, Vermont,
setttling in Somerset. Warren's parents eventually moved to Ohio.
The 1820 federal census, Conneaut
Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania shows "Warren Waist"
and "Charles Waist" living next door to Alexander Gaut.
Warren Waist has one male between 16 and 26 years of age, with
one person engaged in agriculture. Charles Waist has one male
betwen 16 and 26, one female between 16 and 26, with one person
engaged in agriculture.
Location of Connneaut Township,
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 1836
Regarding early Ohio pioneers Warren
and Charles Waste and Alexander Gaut:
Charles Waste (Charles Waist), born
July 3, 1778 in Somerset, Windham Co., Vermont. He went to the
State of Ohio when a young man. Charles married Lucinda Gaut
in Ohio. He was a civil engineer. Charles was killed in Ohio
on Sept. 15, 1821, by the fall of a tree, leaving his wife and
one child, who afterwards moved to Whitingham. The widowed Lucinda
later married Charles younger brother, Ebenezer Waste, Jr.
The 1820 federal census of Conneaut
Township, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania recorded Warren Waist and
Charles Waist living next door to Alexander Gaut, Lucinda's father.
The Ohio years
Warren continued to live in Ohio.
He was allegedly a participant in the tarring and feathering
of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, see box above. Given
the unpopularity of the Mormons in that particular time and place
he evidently wasn't prosecuted.
He settled in Willoughby, Ohio. In
1850 Warren and his brother Luke were located in Willoughby,
Lake County, Ohio. In 1860 the census listed Warren Waist and
his wife Fanny Waist as residents of Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio.
Fanny was 3 years older than Warren. She was born in Massachusetts
in about 1794. No children were listed. Warren was listed as