U.S. States: Virginia: Surry County
First Warren was Thomas b. abt 1624 in Kent, Eng. who first came to VA in 1642 with Daniel Gookin. However, a Thomas Warren was also granted 300 acres in Charles City Co in 1635. Thomas married 3 times. First unknown. She bore him two children, William and Alice, the last if born in 1641 as geneologists allege, would have made thomas a young father. Wm died about the same time as his father, in 1669, or 1670, and Alice who had married Matthias Marriott, appears to have inherited her father's lands around Smith's Fort. On July 23, 1673, a few years after Thomas Warren's death, the Marriotts sold 400 acres to John Salway whose right to the land was questioned in 1677. Thomas married 2nd Elizabeth Sheppard, widow of Maj. Robert Sheppard, in 1654. She bore Elizabeth who married John Hunnicutt in 1671. Elizabeth Warren died before 1659 by which date Thomas married Jane King, widow of John King. She bore 4 sons. Thomas 1659-1721, Allen 1663-1738, Robert 1667-1721, William 1669-1702. In the last 2 years Thomas Warren had acquired 650 acres on the Blackwater Swamp and served as Burgess in 1658-59, 1662-63, 1666. Last 4 sons acquired acreage in the county, but not in the Smith Fort area. Richard Tias testified that Thomas Warren indeed possessed the plantation since about 1643 and had built a brick house there about 1652 calling it Smith's Fort. There was a dispute over this land as some say it belonged to Thomas Rolfe, son of John Rolfe. This land is on Scotland Neck which was the Rolfe plantation land of John and Pocohontas.
There is still dispute over when this house was built 1654 or early 1700's. The house still stands today.