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S. John Warren

Also Known As: ""SinJin"", "St. John", "Samuel John", "Sidney John", "Samuel (Slim) Warren"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Amherst County, Virginia
Death: September 19, 1863 (87)
Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Cassandra Warren and Sarah Warren
Father of Reuben Warren; Isom J Warren; Sarah Jane Guyton; Charles M Warren; Cassandra Hankins and 12 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About S. John Warren

S. John Warren

  • Birth: 1776 Virginia, USA
  • Death: Jun. 19, 1863 Itawamba County Mississippi, US
  • Parents: Hackley Warren ?
  • Married: 1) Cassandra Gentry 2) Sarah Robinson

S. John Warren was born in Virginia in 1776 and moved to Kentucky with his family following the American Revolution. He married Cassandra Gentry, daughter of Richard Gentry on November 1, 1806 in Madison, Kentucky. They were the parents of Willey, Reubin, Charles, Sarah, Cassie, Isom J. and Susanna. After the death of his first wife, S. John Warren married Sarah Robinson in Tennessee and soon thereafter moved his family to Limestone County, Alabama. While in Alabama the following children were born to S. John and Sarah: William D., John F., Sarah, Napoleon Bonaparte, Melinda and George W. Following some of his older sons, S. John moved his family to Itawamba County about 1840 where two more children were born. They were Alex and Manerva. S. John owned a sizeable farm northeast of Fulton on Dulaney Branch. S. John's son, Charles, was elected the first sheriff of Itawamba County in 1836 and the Warren family served Itawamba County by holding several public offices throughout the years. S. John Warren died on September 19, 1863 and was buried in a small family plot on his farm.

"S. John was involved in a skirmish with Yankee soldiers during the War at the saw mill owned by his sons. He died a few months after the fight. He was buried a sittin up position in a glass coffin, he didn't want to be buried until his boys come home from the War (Civil War 1861-1865)"


"S. John" is likely a misspelling, or a transcription error of "St. John" (pronounced "sinjin"), a fairly common name in Virginia at that time.


From http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=3052&p=surnames.warren

"We have enough errors on these line do not add to it. Everyone one wants to attach a line to Hackley Warren ... some web sites has done it this is incorrect.".


As of Nov 2015, there seems insufficient proof to establish his parents as Robert Warren & Mary Warren. Disconnected. Please raise a discussion with evidence / arguments to support parentage.




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 estate.

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

Source: http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/s/c/o/Brian-Scott-nv/GENE2-0001.html

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S. John Warren's Timeline

Amherst County, Virginia
Age 31
Age 32
Kentucky, USA
Age 33
Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States
September 6, 1810
Age 34
Kentucky, USA
Age 34
Wayne County, Kentucky, United States
Age 36
Warren County, Kentucky, United States
Age 49