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William Warren
Posted by: Oakley Warren (ID *****7295) Date: April 05, 2003 at 16:51:35
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Need help in finding ancestors of the following William Warren. Thanks in advance,

Descendants of William Warren

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 WARREN was born Abt. 1753 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1858. He married JANE "JENNY" ROWE, daughter of JOSHUA ROWE and SARAH.................. She was born Abt. 1762 in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and died February 20, 1830.

WILLIAM WARREN was born in 1753/54. He was probably born in the state of North Carolina. Neither his parentage nor his birthplace is definitely known. He died without a will and the settlement of his estate was made in Beaufort County, NC on September 18, 1824. Among those who made purchases from his estate were Reading Warren, Andrew Warren, Etheldred Warren. Reading G. Warren, Miles Warren and his widow Jenny Warren. ( See Beaufort County Deed Book A, page 414; Book 1, page169).
He married about 1782/83, Jane Rowe who was born in 1762/1763 and died after February 20, 1830 at approximately 67 years of age. Records show she was named Jane but was also called Jenny and Jennett. Deeds filed in Craven County, NC show her selling, along with Robert Rowe, Jesse Rowe, John and Dorothy Rice and Nancy Daw, undivided parts of land located on the north side of Nuese River and West side of Broad Creek, fifty acres of which was part of a grant made to John Marshall on June 21, 1746 and forty acres patented to Grace Barrington, which was later referred to as an undivided part of land formerly belonging to Joshua Roesea. Her relationship, if any, to these people has not been established. (Craven Co. Deed Book 56, pages 411, 420.
William Warren enlisted in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, on May 11, 1776, in Martin County, NC, which indicates he was a resident of Martin or an adjoining county at that time. He served in General McIntosh's NC Brigade in Col. Edward Buncombe's 5th Regiment under Lt. Col. William L. Davidson, Major Thomas Hogg in Captain Simmons' and Captain Henry Darnell's companies. After Col. Buncombe was killed, William Warren was transferred to Col. John Patton's 2nd NC Regiment under command of Lt. Col. Shelby Harney, Major Hardy Murfee and served in Captain Benjamin Coleman's company. (Revolutionary War Pension S-42052, NC)
During the Revolutionary War, William Warren was in the battle of Brandywine, which took place on the banks of the Brandywine Creek, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. A bloody battle was fought on the 11th of September 1777 between the Armies of Washington and Howe. Washington was defeated, with loss of 1200 men killed, wounded or taken prisoner. The nest day the shattered American Army retreated to Philadelphia. The Marquis de Lafayette was badly wounded in this battle.
William Warren was also in the battle of Germantown. This battle took place on the 4th of October 1777 and was fought at Germantown, near Philadelphia, between the Armies of Washington and Howe. The Americans were defeated. The campaign between the main armies closed with the battle of Germantown, and Washington went into winter quarters at Whitemarsh; but afterwards, removed to Valley Forge, on the Schuylkill River, twenty miles north=west from Philadelphia.
William Warren encamped with George Washington, as a private in General McIntosh's North Carolina Brigade, during the severe winter of 1777-1778. He possibly helped to build the log cabins that were hastily constructed to secure a little comfort for the suffering patriots, many of whom were without shoes and who left bloody foot prints in the snow. Privation and hardship was the order of the day, truly these were perhaps the darkest days of the Revolutionary War and in Washington's life. William Warren, with the other patriots endured these hardships and with the others resolved to sacrifice everything for the liberty of their country.
After two and one-half years of faithful and courageous service as a private in the 5th and 2nd Regiments of General McIntosh's Brigade of the North Carolina Continental Line, William Warren was honorably discharged at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania on April 29, 1779 and returned to Martin, North Carolina.
Between the dates of October 1782 and October 13, 1783, William Warren was granted 500 acres of land located in Martin County, North Carolina and 400 acres located in Beaufort County, North Carolina by Alex Martin, Governor of North Carolina. In addition to these Land Grants, he purchased, between August 23, 1797 and February 24, 1809, 450 acres of land located in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Records show that he sold 1060 acres of his total of 1350 acres that he acquired by grant or purchase. On February 24, 1809, he purchased 50 acres of land located in Beaufort County, North Carolina from David Smithwick, described as being on East side of Durham's Creek, adjoining Benjamin Bonner and Chapel Dixon's lines. This last mentioned 50 acres located in Beaufort County, North Carolina was possibly his "Home Place" at the time of his death in 1824. (Martin County, North Carolina, Deed Book A, pages 510, 286-287; Deed Book B, pages 17, 267-268; Pitt County, North Carolina Deed Book K; Beaufort County, North Carolina Deed Book 2-3, pages 194, 297, 517; Deed Book 6, page 124, Deed Book 8, page 35; Deed Book 11, page 509.)
Children of WILLIAM WARREN and JANE ROWE are:
2.       i.       READING2 WARREN, b. Abt. 1784, Martin County, NC; d. March 1872, Beaufort County, North Carolina.
3.       ii.       ETHELDRED "DRED" WARREN, b. Abt. 1789, Martin County, North Carolina; d. September 22, 1851, Beaufort County, North Carolina.
       iii.       ANDREW WARREN, b. Abt. 1791, Beaufort County, North Carolina; m. FANNY LEWIS, Abt. 1817.

Andrew Warren served in the War of 1812 as a private in Tisdale' NC Regiment

       iv.       MILES WARREN, b. Abt. 1795; m. PENELOPE BOYD.
       v.       ELIZABETH WARREN, b. Abt. 1789.

Living with parents in 1821.

       vi.       ANNA WARREN, b. Abt. 1800.
       vii.       MARY WARREN, b. Abt. 1803.
       viii.       LEVISA WARREN, b. Abt. 1805.
       ix.       WILLIAM WARREN, b. Abt. 1807.

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