Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday Is for Mothers: Mary Warren (About 1810 - 1885), Survivor & Matriarch - Part 3, Her Children and Grandchildren

After Sandal, Rhody and Francis were listed in the 1832 inventory of Jeremiah Warren's estate, none of Mary Warren's children were mentioned by name in official records until July of 1867 when Daniel and Enoch Warren registered to vote in Smith County.

[Smith County, 1880. Portal to Texas History]


[County : Smith. Ancestry.com. Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: 1867 Voter Registration Lists. Microfilm, 12 rolls. Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas.]


The above images are taken from the left hand page of the 1867 Texas Voter Registration Rolls; the extracts below are from the other side of the roll book. Note that Moses Warren, listed right below Enoch, was the husband of Mary's daughter Sandal.*




Next we find Mary and her children and grandchildren in the 1870 U.S. Census for Smith County, Texas.**


Warren Daniel 27 1843 Male Black Georgia

[Year: 1870; Census Place: Starrville Beat, Smith, Texas; Roll: M593_1605; Page: 342B; Image: 187862; Family History Library Film: 553104. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.]

Warren Mary 61 1809 Female Black Virginia
Warren Livy 17 1853 Female Mulatto Georgia
Warren Ismael 15 1855 Male Black Georgia
Warren Martha 18 1852 Female Mulatto Georgia
Warren Eliza 30 1840 Female Black Georgia
Warren Mary 13 1857 Female Mulatto Georgia
Warren Thomas 6 1864 Male Black Texas
Warren Betsey 4 1866 Female Black Texas
Lewis Francis 16 1854 Female Black Georgia
Jackson Willis 25 1845 Male Black Ala
Jackson Sibley 25 1845 Female Black Georgia
Jackson Clem 6 1864 Male Black Texas
Warren Enock 28 1842 Male Black Georgia
Warren Sarah 26 1844 Female Black Georgia
Warren Eliza 5 1865 Female Black Texas
Warren Edmund 1 1869 Male Black Texas
Wright Wilford 18 1852 Male Black Georgia
Warren Moses 52 1818 Male Black Georgia
Warren Sandol 45 1825 Female Black Georgia
Warren James 21 1849 Male Black Georgia
Warren Smith 18 1852 Male Black Georgia
Warren Sarah 16 1854 Female Black Georgia
Warren Kesiah 34 1836 Female Black Georgia
Warren Cary 11 1859 Female Black Georgia
Warren Mary 4 1866 Female Mulatto Texas
Warren Lilly 2 1868 Female Mulatto Texas
Warren Rhody 48 1822 Female Black Georgia


As can be seen in the 1880 U.S. Census, ten years later Mary's family had spread out a bit through Smith County.

[Year: 1880; Census Place: Smith, Texas; Roll: 1326; Family History Film: 1255326; Page: 304C; ED : 102; Description: Justices Precinct No. 8 with its boundaries. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.]

Warren Enoch Mulatto Male 34 1846 Self         Married Ga Ga Va
Warren Sarah Mulatto Female 36 1844 Wife Married Ga
Warren Edmund Mulatto Male 11 1869 Son          Single Tex   Ga   Ga
Warren Eliza Mulatto Female 14 1866 Daughter Single Tex Ga   Ga
Warren Mattie Mulatto Female 5 1875 Daughter Single Tex   Ga    Ga
Warren Delia Mulatto Female 10m 1879 Daughter Single Tex Ga     Ga
Warren Ishmael Black Male 28 1852 Brother Single Ga Ga   Va
Warren Eliza Black Female 38 1842 Self      Widowed Ga    Ga  Va
Warren Thomas Black Male 16 1864 Son         Single Tex Ga Ga
Warren Betsey Black Female 14 1866 Daughter Single Tex Ga Ga
Warren Mary Black Female 70 1810 Mother   Widowed Va Va
Warren Lora Mulatto Female 20 1860 Niece  }   Widowed Tex
Warren Raxton Black Male 7 1873 Son     }  Single Tex  Tex 
Warren Della Black Female 16 1864                Tex Tex


[Year: 1880; Census Place: Smith, Texas; Family History Film:]


Warren Moses Black Male 62 1818 Self         Married Ga
Warren Sondall Black Female 52 1828 Wife Married Ga
Warren Jacob Mulatto Male 35 1845 Self   Married Ga Ga Ga
Warren Mattie Black Female 32 1848 Wife Married Tex
Warren James Mulatto Male 16 1864 Son         Single Tex
Warren Thomas Mulatto Male 13 1867 Son       Single Tex
Warren Henry Mulatto Male 12 1868 Son       Single Tex
Warren Jessee Mulatto Male 9 1871 Son       Single Tex 
Warren Della Mulatto Female 6 1874 Daughter Single Tex 
Warren Samuel Mulatto Male 3 1877 Son       Single Tex 
Warren Babr. Mulatto Male 2 1878 Son       Single Tex 
Warren Smith Black Male 28 1852 Self       Married Ga
Warren Amanda Black Female 25 1855 Wife Married Tex
Warren Marion Black Male 4 1876 Son       Single Tex 


[Year: 1880; Census Place: Smith, Texas; Family History Film:]

Warren Daniel Black Male 38 1842 Self        Married Ga
Warren Ellen Black Female 35 1845 Wife Married Ga

[Year: 1880; Census Place: Smith, Texas; Family History Film:]

Warren Kiyzia Black Female 38 1842 Self Tex
Warren Carey Mulatto Male 18 1862 Tex
Warren Mary J. Mulatto Female 16 1864 Tex
Warren Lilley Mulatto Female 15 1865     Tex  


[Year: 1880; Census Place: Smith, Texas; Family History Film:]

Jackson Willis Black Male 34 1846 Self        Married Al
Jackson Sibbey Black Female 34 1846 Wife Married Ga
Jackson Clem Black Male 14 1866 Son        Single Tex Al Ga
Jackson Augustus Black Male 9 1871 Son       Single Tex Al Ga
Jackson Avonia Black Female 6 1874 Daughter Single      Tex Al Ga
Jackson Sarah Black Female 4 1876 Daughter Single Tex Al Ga
Jackson Willis Black Male 2 1878 Son       Single Tex Al Ga

Mary     Mary's Children     Their Spouses     Mary's Grandchildren     Her Great Grandchildren


This census also has a record for a Rhoda Warren but I'm not convinced that she's Mary's daughter Rhody because this woman's parents' birthplace was given as Mississippi.

[Year: 1880; Census Place: Smith, Texas; Family History Film:]


So we leave Mary Warren in 1880, five years before her death, a free woman surrounded by children, grandchildren and starting to welcome great grandchildren into the world. 

I do note that although she adopted the surname Warren after Emancipation, none of her descendants were named Jeremiah.



*Sadly the record that remains to us is obviously a transcription of the original done by someone with crabbed handwriting who didn't bother to include individual entries in the "Time of Residence" columns. As a side note, John Graybill's name doesn't appear in these Registration Rolls in either Rusk or Smith Counties.
**The transcriptions are (mostly) taken from Ancestry.com.

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    1. I'm glad you found this post about Mary Warren. Did you read the other two? As her descendant, do you have any more information you'd like to share?

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