John Z Wren

Brief Life History of John Z

When John Z Wren was born in 1804, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Joel Wren Sr, was 20 and his mother, Christina Chaney Mangrum, was 16. He married Elizabeth Shaderick on 19 January 1825, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 30 October 1861, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Franklin City Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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John Z Wren
Elizabeth Shaderick
Marriage: 19 January 1825
Cicero A Wren
Adolphus Marion Wren

Sources (14)

  • John Z Wren, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Z Wrenn, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John Z Wren, "Find A Grave Index"

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1804 · Walton War

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from the bird, from Middle English wrenne ‘wren’ (Old English wrenna, wrænna), perhaps for a person of small stature.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn (see Ring ).

Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Uren .

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

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