John Warren Edens

Brief Life History of John Warren

John Warren "Texas John" Edens was born 6 Nov 1783, in Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia. His parents were Alexander Edens and Molley Unknown. He married Lavinia Mize Langford Apr of 1802, in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina. Texas John Edens passed away 15 Mar 1857, in Augusta, Houston County, Texas and is buried in the John Edens Family Cemetery there. John Edens settled in Houston Co. in 1831 & was a large land owner-farmer. He had 11 children by his 1st wife, Lavinia Langford; she died before he came to TX from Lousiana. His second wife gave him two more daughters, the oldest was Caladonia, buried here.

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John Warren Edens
Lavinia Langford
Marriage: 1802
Banister Edens
Alfred K. Edens
Olive Edens
Balis Edens
Matilda Edens
Lucinda Edens
Washington Earls Edens
Lauriet Martha Edens
Darius H Edens
John Silas Edens

Sources (5)

  • John Eden in the Texas, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890
  • John Edens, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Edens -

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire): variant of Eden , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Dutch (mainly Groningen), West Frisian, North German (Schleswig), and East Frisian: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Ede or Edo. This surname is very rare in East Frisia and rare in Schleswig.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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