Pioneers of Ellis County
The Warren and Allied Families
Information obtained some years ago
Doyle Robinson, [then living at Reagor Springs, Texas], was a grandson of R. D. Harris and wife Ann E. Richardson Harris. Ann was a sister of Mary A Richardson who married John D. Warren in Ellis County June 23, 1867.
In the fall of 1864 13 covered wagons, outfitted at McWhirter's store, left Tupelo, Miss and settled where Howard, Ellis County, Texas is now. Among the families in the wagon train were: J. D. Robinson; [grandparents of Doyle Robinson]; the John Fleming family,[related to the Warren and Vickery family in Kentucky] Luther Wells family, John Murphy family, Miles McWhirter family [a son of the Mcwhirter in Mississippi who outfitted the wagons] and the Brookshire family.
After talking with Mr. Robinson, we went to one of te old cemeteries near Reagor Springs. The cemetery is on a hill, in brush, briars and frees. The fence is down aond many of the stones are broken but we were abe to get te following inscriptions:
Mary A., dau of J M. and N. A. Robinson Dec. 6, 1846 - Feb. 9,
Charlie Warren married Narcissa Reagor, Dec. 20, 1838 at Itawamba, Miss. Two of their older sons, Col. John D. and Charles A. J., came to Texas in the late 1860s and settled in Hill County. Charles married Sarah L. Peacock Nov 23, 1865, Itawanba Co. Miss.
John D. Warren m. Mary A. Richardson Nov. 23, 1867 Ellis Co., Texas, Rev. F. P. Ray [John's uncle] officiating. Rev. Ray married Mary E. Reagor, sister to Narcissa.
John Warren, his wife, Mary, and four children (May Anita, Willie ruth Ann, Ada L. and Charles M. are buried in Hill County [name of cemetery not given]. Buried in the same plot are Mary F. Warren and Sarah Warren, sisters of John and Charles.
Charles A. J. Warren - June 24, 1843 - Oct. 5, 1902
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