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Pvt Williams Warden, Jr

Pvt Williams Warden, Jr

Birth
Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 11 Dec 1911 (aged 78)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 110
Memorial ID 6629338 · View Source
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He came with his parents to Texas in 1844. crossing the Red River at Beale's Ferry 20 miles north of Bonham, which at that time had one log cabin and one log cabin store that had little merchandise except a barrel fo whisky and an assortment of coon hounds. They had traveled for six weeks. They came to a spring south of present Melissa and camped for six weeks. Warden made daily horseback rides over the countyside looking for a good place to settle. He rode to Buckner then to White Rock Creek 12 miles north of Dallas. Indian scares drove them back to Bonham where they settle 640 acres and built a log cabin. When the title to the land proved to be bad, the family came bck to Collin County and settled in Climax in 1857, the first settlers. Warden served in Alf Johnson's Spy Company, surrenderered at Appomattox.

On July 15, 1849, he married Hester Ann Smith and they had three children: A.P., E.T. (Todd), and Mrs. J.W. Christian. After the death of his first wife he married Nancy McCarley on Feb. 22, 1860. To this union were born six children: Hezekiah, Floyd, Mrs. Ben E. Throckmorton, Mrs. W.A. Bristol, Mrs. Ed Mayes, and Florence, who died young. On Nov.5, 1876, he was married to Mrs. M.A. Wilson. They had no chldren.

Warden was a versatile man. He was at times a farmer, a cattleman, an Indian fighter, a Confederate veteran, constable, county commissioner, postmaster, deputy sheriff, and sheriff. In 1862 he enlisted in Alf Johnson's Spy Company at McKinney and saw service in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Louisiana. After the close of the Civil War he lived on a farm near Blue Ridge and was constable in that precinct. There he also served as postmaster for four years. In 1868 he moved to Fitzhugh Mills where he farmed. There he was elected constable in 1870. Six years later he was elected county commmissioner from precinct 3 and in 1878 he was elected sheriff, serving three terms. For fifteen years he served in some capacity in the sheriff's office. He died at the home of his son, Todd, in Oklahoma City.



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Pvt. Wm Warden Cpat. Alfred Johnston's Texas Spy Co. CSA

Gravesite Details Pvt. Warden served with the state of Texas during the war of 1861-65. He died Dec. 11th 1911 at age 78.

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  • Maintained by: Sherry
  • Originally Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 23 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6629338
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Williams Warden, Jr (22 Jan 1833–11 Dec 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6629338, citing Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sherry (contributor 47010546) .