My Relationship : 5th Great Grandfather
Father: Hackley WARREN
Mother: Sarah SHIPP
Birth: ABT 1776, Virginia
Death: 19 Sep 1863, Itawamba County, Mississippi
WILL OF S. JOHN WARREN
In the name of God Amen
I, S. John Warren of the County of Itawamba and State of Mississippi being of
Sound disposing mind memory and understanding and knowing the uncertainty of
human life do make this my last will and testament...hereby revoking and
making void all other and former wills by me made to wit -
Art. 1st - I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral be
conducted in a manner to correspond with my age and circumstances in life.
Art. 2 - As to the wordly estate it has pleased God to entrust me with I will
and desire that it be disposed of as follows, to wit...
Art. 3 - I direct that my debts and funeral 'expences' to be paid out of the
first money which may come into the hands of my executors hereinafter
appointed, belonging to my estate as soon after my death as practicable.
Art. 4 - I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Warren during her
natural life, a negro slave named George and his wife Mary and their four
children named Reuben and Elizabeth, Jacob and Eli. All my black smith
tools...farming tools sufficient to cultivate as much land as will be
necessary for the support of herself and her family. Also one yoke of oxen and
one wagon, one horse or mare, two cows and calves, ten head of pork hogs, and
ten head of stock hogs. Also all the cleared land that may be necessary to
cultivate for a support of herself and family, said land to be selected by my
said wife. Also all of my household and kitchen furniture. All of said
property hereby bequeathed to be owned, enjoyed by my said wife for and during
her natural life or widowhood, but after her death or marriage, I direct that
my executors take possession of all said property with its increase and
dispose of it as the balance of my property hereinafter directed...
Art. 5 - I will bequeath to my children an equal share of my estate and to my
grandchildren the distributive share of their mothers or fathers (share) after
deducting the amounts which each of my children have received from me as an
advance which I charge as follows to wit...
1. Milly Savage - $258.
2. Reuben Warren - 283.
3. Charles Warren - 200.
4. Sarah Guyton - 267.
5. Cassey Hankins - 158.
6. Isom J. Warren - 350.
7. Susanna Barnes - 270.
8. W.D. Warren - 370.
9. John F. Warren - 613.
10. Lucinda Watson - 475.
11. N.B. Warren - 100.
12. Malinda Jones - 140.
13. G.W. Warren - 100.
14. Alexander Warren - 100.
15. Minerva Warren - 70.
Art. 6 - I will and direct that all my property both real and personal be
taken in hand by my executors and disposed of by them as a majority of them
may agree upon...and should they fail to agree then a disinterested free
holder may be called in who shall determine the manner of disposing of my said
Art. 7 - I will and direct that if my executors shall sell my said estate and
any of my legal heirs shall purchase a larger amount of property than will be
due them, that they have five years to pay the overplus provided they secure
the payment of the same with good security at legal rate of interest.
Art. 8 - I hereby constitute nominate and appoint Charles Warren, Isom J.
Warren, William D. Warren, and N.B. Warren executors to this my last will and
testament, hereby enjoining it upon my said executors to see that no one of my
said heirs shall have any part of the labor or proceeds of labor of the slaves
bequeathed to my said wife until after he death or marriage. In testamony
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 22 day of November AD 1862...
/s/ S John Warren
Signed and sealed in the presence of
Witnesses: William Patton, William H. Moon, Eli Phillips
Papers in Itawamba County, Mississippi Probate Packet #168 indicate that S.
John Warren died 9 September 1863. His Last Will & Testament, dated 22
November 1862, was presented for probate on 30 September 1863. Final
settlement of his estate occurred in January 1874.
At the same time that the will of S. John Warren was presented to the Probate
Court of Itawamba County, MS at its September 1863 term, the executors
presented a petition requesting Letters of Execution so they could conduct
business for the estate. In that petition, the executors state that S. John
Warren "died on or about the 9th day of September 1863...at the time of his
death, he possessed an estate and personal property consisting of quarter
sections of land, negro slaves, horses and cattle and hogs worth about
DATES on WARREN FAMILY from the LENTZ DIARY:
21 Sep 1854 William Warrens son born
3 Aug 1858 Franklin Warren and Catherine Walker married
22 Aug 1858 Nancy Warren died
28 Aug 1859 Jack Warren shot at Bob Collier, Jr., did not hit him
28 Jan 1862 Charley Warren wife died
4 Feb 1862 George Warren wife died
24 Feb 1863 Stephen Miles and 2 of the Simes (Sims?) boys taken prisoner by
J. J. Warrens
Company (purportedly Tory guerillas)
26 Feb 1863 Sam J. Warren mill was burned by the Yankees the 14th
17 Mar 1863 John Parker and Jasper Stured was taken prisoner by Isom (?)
19 Jun 1863 They Yankees tore up John Warren at Dock Davis; at Jim Bailey
took all of his
tobacco, broke Riley Bounds gun at J.T. Parkers at Eliza
Spearman, tore them up
19 Jun 1863 Old John Warren died, aged 89 years he was buried "a seten up"
20 Jun 1863 The Yankees took Alex Warren, Filaw Wigginton and John Bounds
11 Dec 1864 Alex Works and Manervy Warren married
25 Jun 1865 One of the Hoppers, three of the Warrens, Frank Bailey, Filaw
Bailey and several others got home from Fort Delaware,
they was prisoners
3 Jan 1867 Bill Warren wife died
21 Apr 1867 Elick Warren and Jane Wood married
2 June 1869 Old Charley Warren was drowned in creek.
S. John Warren was born in Virginia in 1776 and moved to Kentucky with his
family folowing the Revolutionary War. He married a daughter of Richard Gentry
at Silver Creek, near Richmond. She bore him numerous children, seven of whom
survived to be listed among his heirs in 1863.
They were: Willey (Savage), Reubin, Charles, Sarah (Guyton), Cassie (Hankins),
Isom J. (or Gentry), and Susanna (Barnes).
Later in TN, S. John married Sarah Robinson ( b. 1803 in SC ) and soon
thereafter moved his family to Limestone County, Ala. There Sarah presented
him with William D., John F., Sarah, Napoleon Bonaparte, Melinda, and George
W. Then following some of his older sons, Warren moved his family to Itawamba
County, MS about 1840, where two more children were born. They were Alexander
- Marriage with: Cassandra GENTRY
Marriage: 1 Nov 1806, Barren County, Kentucky
- Marriage with: Sarah ROBINSON
- Child: William D. WARREN Birth: 23 Apr 1826, Limestone County, Alabama
- Child: Lucinda WARREN Birth: Limestone County, Alabama
- Child: John F. WARREN Birth: ABT 1828, Limestone County, Alabama
- Child: Napolean Bonaparte WARREN Birth: Limestone County, Alabama
- Child: Melinda WARREN Birth: Limestone County, Alabama
- Child: George W. WARREN
- Child: Alexander H. WARREN Birth: AFT 1840, Itawamba County, Mississippi
- Child: Manerva WARREN Birth: Itawamba County, Mississippi