Washington Napolean Warren

Brief Life History of Washington Napolean

When Washington Napolean Warren was born on 1 September 1839, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas H Warren, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Kirby, was 18. He married Susan Elizabeth Thornhill on 31 January 1861, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 15, Sumner, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Cross Plains, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1922. He died on 28 January 1922, in Cross Plains, Robertson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Sumner, Tennessee, United States.

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Washington Napolean Warren
Susan Elizabeth Thornhill
Marriage: 31 January 1861
Addie Warren
Minnie Florence Warren
Thomas Bryant Warren
William Henry Warren

Sources (17)

  • Washington Warren in household of David Link, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Washington Warren, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Washington Rafatiar Warren, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

World Events (8)


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Warin, Werin, a borrowing of ancient Germanic Warino, a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection, shelter’ or ‘guard’. Compare Waring .

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from La Varrenne in Seine-Maritime, France, named with a Gaulish element probably descriptive of alluvial land or sandy soil. This was the name of a major Norman family after the Conquest. In Ireland, this name has been Gaelicized as Bharain.

Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Murnáin (see Murnane , Warner ).

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

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