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George Wren[1, 2]

Male Abt 1760 - 1835  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name George Wren 
    Born Abt 1760  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Enumeration: 102, total household 3
      This would imply that the family consists of George, Alletha, and a daughter. it also implies that George and Alletha are married by 1790 and that that daughter has likely died since none of the other children is that old.

      Additionally, George is listed just a couple of houses away from Jno Tomlinson
    Possessions 6 Aug 1791  Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    bought land on north side of Waxhaw Creek from John Crawford 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book B, page 78, 6 Aug 1791, John Crawford of S.C. to George Wrenn of Lancaster Co. for L 100 sterling... land on N side of Waxhaw Creek adj. Robert Ivey, Moses White, Robert Lockhart, William Wrenn. John Crawford (seal), Wit: Benjn Perry, Bridges Pair (X), Thos Chadwick (X) Prov by Bridges Pair, 2 Feb 1792, before Hugh White, J.L.C.
    Misc 12 Mar 1792  Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    witnessed a deed from William Patton, James Patton, Elizabeth Patton, Mary Patton to Robert Ivey 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book C, p. 82, 12 Mar 1792, William Patton & James Patton & Elizabeth Patton & Mary Patton of York Co., S.C. to Robert Ivey of Lancaster Co., S.C. ... 180 1/2 A adj sd. Ivey ... William Patton (seal), James Patton (seal), Elizabeth Patton (+) (seal), Mary Patton (S) (seal), Wit: George Wren, Wike Ivey
    Possessions 24 May 1792  Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    bought land from Jesse Roper 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book B, p. 173, 24 May 1792, Jesse Roper of Lancaster Co., S.C. to George Wrenn, for L 50 ... part of a grant to sd. Jesse Roper by Adam F. Brisbane in Dec 1791, near Hery Ivey ... Jesse Roper (seal), Wit: William Wren, James Roper
    Misc 7 Sep 1793  Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    witnessed deed between Charles Miller and wife Margaret to Guy Wallace 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book B, p. 269, 7 Sep 1793,m Charles Miller & wife Margaret of S.C., Lancaster Co., to Guy Wallace for L 50 sterling, land on N side of muddy branch, adj Nathan Tomlinson... Charles Miller (Seal), Margaret Miller (LS), Wit: George Wren, William Miller.
    Misc 26 Sep 1793  Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    witnessed a deed from Jesse Roper and wife Biddy to James Avent 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book B, pp 279-280, 26 Sep 1792, Jesse Roper & wife Biddy of Lancaster Co., to James Avent of same, for L 10 sterling, 10 1/2 A on the waggon road adj. sd. Roper and Avent ... Jesse Roper, Biddy Roper (X) (Seal), Wit: David Cairns, George Wrenn, James Roper. Proved in Court (no date)
    Possessions Aug 1799  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    sold land for the Methodist Episcopal Church 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book F, p. 135-137, __ Aug 1799, George Wren and Allatha his wife of Lancaster Co., to Robert Hancock, John Tomlinson, Mark Meacham, Nathaniel Tomlinson, Nathan Tomlinson, Jesse Roper senr for $4.50 all the right of property adj Robert Lockert 1 1/2 acres to build a house of worship for the use of members of the Methodist Episcopal Church... George Wren (Seal), Allatha Wren (X) (seal), Wit: James Avent, Guy Wallace, William Cousar, Proved by William Couser, 10 Feb 1801 before Samuel Dunlap J.P
    Census 1800  Lancaster District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Enumeration: 11011-10411-0-2
      4 free males
      7 free females
      2 slaves
    Misc 20 Feb 1800  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    witnessed deed from John Anderson to Isaac Anderson 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book G, p. 141, John Anderson of Lancaster Dist., planter, for $800 to Isaac Anderson, two negroes Ben and Sam, 20 Feb 1800.
      Jno Anderson (X)
      Wit: James Massy, George Wren, Allethia Wren
      Proved by George Wren, 5 Mar 1808, before Saml C Dunlap, Q.U.
    Misc 3 Dec 1801  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    witnessed a deed from Mark & Winney Meacham to John Collier 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book G, pp 12-13, Mark & Winney Meacham of the District of Lancaster, planter for L 49 s 8 d 4 sterling to John Collier, planter, 53 acres, part of 376 acres granted to Samuel Burnet on N side of Waxhaw Creek, on E side of Catawba River, 3 Dec 1801. Wit: George Wren, Nathaniel Tomlinson, Moses Heth. Mark Meacham (X) (seal), Winnefred Meacham (X) (Seal) Acknowledged by Mark Meacham 8 Feb 1806
    Misc 11 May 1805  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    witnessed a deed from Jesse Roper and wife Biddy to Isaac Anderson 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book F, p. 230, 11 May 1805, Jesse Roper and wife Biddy to Isaac Anderson for $400, 62 acres on lower side of Catawba River, Waxhaw Creek... Jesse Roper (Seal), Biddy Roper (X) (seal), Wit: George Wren, Thos Vincent, Guy Wallace, Proved by Wren 31 July 1805
    Misc 4 Feb 1806  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    witnessed deed from Alexander Wren & wife Mary to John Collier 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book G, p. 13-14, 4 Feb 1806, Alexander Wren & wife Mary of the dist. of Lancaster, for $151 to John Collier, planter, 41 1/2 acres, part of a granted to Saml Burnet adj Thomas Vincent, the sd John Collier, & Winnyfred Wren hers being part of a tract conveyed to George Wren to John Tomlinson, 4 Feb 1806
      Alexr Wren (Seal)
      Mary Wren (X) (Seal)
      Wit: Guy Wallace, George Wren, Clem Hancock
      Proved by Guy Wallace, 8 Feb 1806
    Census 1810  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Enumeration: 22201-1131-8
      7 free males
      6 free females
      8 slaves
    Misc 23 Feb 1810  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    witnessed a deed from Robert Hancock and his wife Sarah to Clem Hancock 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book G, p. 249, 23 Feb 1810, Robert Hancock and his wife Sarah of Lancaster District to Clem Hancock for $310 land on N side Waxhaw Creek adj Wm Porter.
      Robert Hancock (seal)
      Sarah Hancock (seal)
      Wit: William Hancock, An. Anderson, George Wren
      Proved by George Wren 19 Mar 1810 before James H Witherspoon J. Peace
    Misc 14 Aug 1810  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    witnessed deed from Nathan Tomlinson to daughter Sarah Tomlinson 
    • Lancaster County Deeds, Book G, p. 289, Nathan Tomlinson of Lancaster District, for love, good will, to his daughter Sarah Tomlinson, 14 Aug 1810, Nathan Tomlinson (X) (Seal), Wit: George Wren, Clem Hancock, Isaac Anderson. Proved by Isaac Anderson 6 Nov 1810 before Jos Draffon, J.P.
    Census 1820  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Enumeration: 010201-20101-0-8-0-0-2210-3020
    Census 1830  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Enumeration: 001100001-0130011-3011-3202
      3 free males
      6 free females
      5 male slaves
      7 female slaves
    Possessions 6 Jan 1830  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    deeded land to his son Theodore 
    • Recorded 29 Apr 1830
    Possessions 18 Jan 1832  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    deeded land to his son Thomas D. Wren 
    • Recorded 18 Jan 1833. This was an actual sale to Thomas D Wren, rather than a deed of gift as with Theodore.
    Died 14 Oct 1832–12 Mar 1835  Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 22
    • 12 Mar 1835 - Thomas Thompson, et ux, Jesse H Hodges et ux sued for relief from the estate of George Wren, Theodore Wren, Administrator. Suit continued until at least July 1840.
    Person ID I6693  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2019 

    Father William Wren,   b. Abt 1735, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1810, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Tomlinson,   b. Sussex Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 24 Apr 1759  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alletha Dossey,   b. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1810, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married Abt 1788  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • The international marriage index lists this as 1798. Clearly, it has to be by 3 Mar 1798 when the oldest child is born. But since there are 2 women listed in the 1790 census, I feel like this is mostly likely just before that census. Probably around 1788.

      Notes for Alletha Dossey (Dorsey) (Betty Wren)
      !MARR: Circuit Court Halifax Co.Va Bk.19 p12
    Children 
     1. Wren,   b. Abt 1790, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811–1814, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     2. Ann B. Wren,   b. Bef 1802, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1832  (Age > 32 years)
     3. Thomas Dossey Wren,   b. Aft 1802, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Jul 1837, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years)
     4. Theodore Wren,   b. 3 Mar 1798, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1840, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     5. Mary Reeves (Rives) Wren,   b. 27 Nov 1799, Waxhaw, Camden Dist., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1842, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     6. Angeline Wren,   b. Bef 1802, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George Washington Wren,   b. 7 Feb 1802, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1884, Sibley, Webster Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Kimball,   d. Bef 1832, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married Bef 17 Mar 1813  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1760 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1788 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - sold land for the Methodist Episcopal Church - Aug 1799 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - witnessed deed from John Anderson to Isaac Anderson - 20 Feb 1800 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - witnessed a deed from Mark & Winney Meacham to John Collier - 3 Dec 1801 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - witnessed a deed from Jesse Roper and wife Biddy to Isaac Anderson - 11 May 1805 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - witnessed deed from Alexander Wren & wife Mary to John Collier - 4 Feb 1806 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - witnessed a deed from Robert Hancock and his wife Sarah to Clem Hancock - 23 Feb 1810 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - witnessed deed from Nathan Tomlinson to daughter Sarah Tomlinson - 14 Aug 1810 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 17 Mar 1813 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - deeded land to his son Theodore - 6 Jan 1830 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - deeded land to his son Thomas D. Wren - 18 Jan 1832 - Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1832–12 Mar 1835 - Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Deeds in Waxhaw Settlement refer to the wagon road there as being the state line. So, Waxhaw abuts the North Carolina line. Likewise, Twelve Mile Creek looks like it quickly flows into Mecklenburg Co., NC

      Deeds here include deeds involving Andrew Jackson

      Born 1760 in Virginia. Served in Revolutionary War.
      Residence: Lived in Waxhaw settlement, SC

      Notes for George Wren (Betty Wren)

      !BIRTH-DEATH: Wren Family Manuscript-George Wren Patterson; Ct.of Equity, Lancaster Co SC Commissioners report,T. Thomason et al vs George Wren estate 1837-1871; FHL film 0024071.

      !MARR-1: Wren Family Bible,copy from bible owned by Carolyn Witrup, El Paso; Halifax Co VA DBK 19, p15, Jul Ct. 1801

      !MARR-2: 17 Mar 1813, Lancaster Co SC, Roll 18, George Wren & wife administrators of Archiball Kimball. George Wren married to widow Elizabeth Kimball & became guardian for her children

      !MILITARY:SC REVOLUTIONARY WAR CLAIMS, AUDITED ACCT.

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Wren Patterson, The Wren Family In America.

    2. [S57] Wren Family Research Notes.

    3. [S808] Betty Wren Research Notes, Descendants of William Wren and Mary Tomlinson.

    4. [S1562] 1790 US Federal Census, Lancaster District, SC, Page 234; Geo Wren.

    5. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 27, cites Book B, p. 78, 6 Aug 1791, deed from John Crawford to George Wrenn.

    6. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 75, cites book C, p. 82, 12 Mar 1792, deed from William Patton et al to Robert Ivey.

    7. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 37, cites Book B, p. 173, Deed from Jesse Roper to George Wrenn.

    8. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 51, cites Book B, p. 269, 7 Sep 1793, deed from Charles Miller and wife Margaret to Guy Wallace.

    9. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 54, cites Book B, p. 279-280, 26 Sep 1792, Deed from Jesse Roper and wife Biddy to James Avent.

    10. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 134, cites Book F, p. 135-137, deed from George Wren and Allatha his wife to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

    11. [S1445] 1800 US Federal Census, Lancaster Co., SC, Not Stated; Page 3; George Wrenn.

    12. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 183, cites Book G, pp 141, deed from John Anderson to Isaac Anderson for two negroes.

    13. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 166, cites Book G, pp 12-13, deed from Mark & Winney Meacham to John Collier.

    14. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 156, cites Book F, p. 230, 11 May 1805, deed from Jesse Roper and wife Biddy to Isaac Anderson.

    15. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 166, cites Book G, pp 13-14, deed from Alexander Wren & wife Mary to John Collier.

    16. [S1444] 1810 US Federal Census, Lancaster Co., SC, Not Stated; Page 376; George Wrenn.

    17. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 197, cites Book G, pp 249, deed from Robert Hancock and his wife Sarah to Clem Hancock.

    18. [S1563] Lancaster Co., SC Deed Abstracts 1787-1811, p. 203, cites Book G, pp 289, deed from Nathan Tomlinson to daughter Sarah Tomlinson.

    19. [S1442] 1820 US Federal Census, Lancaster Co., SC, Not Stated; George Wren.

    20. [S1443] 1830 US Federal Census, Lancaster Co., SC, Lancaster; Page 60; George Wren.

    21. [S1429] Lancaster Co, SC Conveyance Book M, 14 July 2018; George Wren to his son Theodore Wren, p. 220.

    22. [S1423] Lancaster Co, SC Court Dockets 1838-1858, 14 July 2018; July Term 1840, Number 3, Filed 12 Mar 1835, .


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