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 Martin Warren

Martin Warren

Birth
Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Aug 1852 (aged 88–89)
Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Military section at east entrance
Memorial ID 11991 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Veteran. Warrensburg, Missouri is named after him as well as a local school. County commissioners platted this town in 1836, it was originally called Warrens Corner for the early settler martin warren. The commissioners changed the name to Warrensburg in 1836. Born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1763. The son of James Warren, Martin joined the Revolutionary War under the leadership of Captain John Daugherty and General George Rogers Clark at 18 years of age. Martin fought with George Washington in the battle of Valley Forge. From 1781 to the end of the war in 1783, Martin served either in the militia or the regulars in the "Illinois Department" which mainly fought on the western frontier. After the war, Martin married Sarah Dunbar, and together they had eight children (7 boys, 1 girl). James Dunbar 1785-1840, Martin Jr. 1790-1850, John 1795-1879, Anderson 1798-1855, Thomas Chilton 1802-1890, Madison 1805-1840, William A. 1807-?, Mary (Polly) Margaret 1810-1834. His Revolutionary War service land grant entitled him to 80 acres of land, some of which he would relunctantly sell later to become the city of Warrensburg. Martin Warren was originally buried in the old cemetery off of Gay Street in Warrensburg, Missouri, and has a tombstone there also. His body was moved to Sunset Hill Cemetery in 1915.


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  • Added: 30 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Warren (Aug 1763–19 Aug 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11991, citing Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .