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George Washington Wren

George Washington Wren[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1802 - 1884  (82 years)

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  • Name George Washington Wren 
    Born 7 Feb 1802  Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1828  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    witnessed a deed from Herod Bridges to Moses Harvey 
    Census 1830  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Enumeration: 00001-1001, 6 slaves, 9 people
    Possessions 1830  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    6 slaves 
    Residence 1830  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    District 314 
    • George W Wren is taxed for 0 polls, 101 1/4 acres 3rd class land and 101 1/4 acres pind land along Rocky Creek. Tax due $1.31 1/4
    Residence 1831  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    District 314 
    • George W Wren is taxed for 3 polls, 101 1/4 acres 2nd class, 101 1/4 acres 3rd class land along Cedar Creek. Tax due $0.99 1/4
    Possessions 1832  Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    received land in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery 
    • 22nd District, 3rd section of the lottery of the lottery, lot 308. Originally Cherokee County, now Floyd County.

      George W. Wren resided in Kendrick's District, Putnam County at the time of the lottery.
    Residence 1832  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    District 314 
    • George W Wren is taxed for 5 polls, 101 1/4 acres 2nd class and 101 1/4 acres 3rd class land along Cedar Creek, and one two-wheel carriage. Tax due $1.38 1/4
    Possessions 28 Nov 1832  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    bought land from Daniel W. Bowdin 
    Residence 1833  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Address:
    District 314 
    • George W Wren is taxed for 5 polls, 50 acres 2nd class land, 202 1/2 acres 3rd class land along Rocky Creek, one two-wheel carriage. Tax due $1.22 1/4
    Residence 1836  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    District 314 
    • George W Wren is taxed for 5 polls, 126 acres 2nd class land, 126 1/2 acres 3rd class land along Rocky Creek. Tax due $1.01 5/8

      Note that he is recorded as George W Winn in this tax list
    Residence 1837  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    District 314 
    • George W Wren is taxed for 6 polls, 126 acres 2nd class, 126 1/2 acres 3rd class land along Rocky Creek.

      Additionally, he is taxed for 160 acres in Floyd Co - District 22, lot 308, section 2, as well as two 40 acre plots (no district or lot recorded) in Cherokee Co.

      Tax due: $1.32
    Residence 1838  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Address:
    District 314 
    • George W Wren is taxed for 6 polls, 126 acres 2nd class, 126 1/2 acres 3rd class land along Rocky Creek.

      Additionally, he is taxed for 160 acres in Cherokee (supposed to be Floyd) Co, district 22, lot 308, section 3; 40 acres in Cherokee - District 3, lot 853, section 2, and 40 acres in Cherokee - District 4, lot 258, section 3.

      Tax due: $1.32 1/2
    Residence 1839  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Address:
    District 314 
    • G.W. Wren was taxed for 6 polls, 126 acres 2nd class, 126 1/2 acres 3rd class land on Rocky Creek adjoining Pound, 105 acres 3rd class along Rocky Cr adjoining Dismukes, 1/4 acres 1st class adjoining Stanford.

      Additionally taxed for 160 acres Floyd Co - District 22, Lot 508, section 1.
      Tax due $1.37 1/2
    Census 1840  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Address:
    310th District 
    • Enumeration: 21001-10101, 3 slaves, 10 people
    Possessions 1840  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    3 slaves 
    Possessions 1 Jan 1842  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    sold land to Wm. Dismukes 
    Possessions 31 Dec 1849  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    bought land from James J. Medlock 
    Census 15 Sep 1850  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    District 70 
    Occupation 15 Sep 1850  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    farmer 
    Possessions 15 Sep 1850  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 20
    real property $1700 and 9 slaves 
    Possessions 1 Sep 1851  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    purchased 160 acres of public land 
    Address:
    (now Webster) 
    • W 1/2, W 1/2, S 9, T 18, R 9
    Possessions 1 Sep 1851  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    purchased 160 acres of public land 
    Address:
    (now Webster) 
    • Purchased 4 tracts of land from an assigned military land warrant:
      SW 1/4, SW 1/5, Section 5,
      SE 14/, SE 1/4, Section 6
      NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 7,
      NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 8
      Twp 19, Range 9
    Possessions 1 Sep 1851  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    purchased 160 acres of public land 
    Address:
    (now Webster) 
    • Purchased via assigned military warrant:
      N 1/2, NE 1/4,
      NE 1/4, NW 1/4
      SE 1/4, NW 1/4
      Section 9, Twp 18, Range 9,
    Possessions 1 Oct 1852  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    purchased 40 acres of public land. 
    Address:
    (now Webster) 
    • Certificate 7497
      NE 1/4, SW 1/4, S 9, T 18 N, R 9 W
    Possessions 1 Sep 1853  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    purchased 40 acres of public lands. 
    Address:
    (now Webster) 
    • Certificate 8950
      SE 1/4, SW 1/4, S 9, T 19 N, R 9 W
    Census 1 Jul 1870  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Address:
    3 Ward 
    Occupation 1 Jul 1870  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    farmer 
    Died 29 Jul 1884  Sibley, Webster Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Probate 1889  Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    Address:
    Wren Family Cemetery 
    Headstone - George Washington Wren
    Headstone - George Washington Wren
    Person ID I6698  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father George Wren,   b. Abt 1760, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1832–12 Mar 1835, Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Married Bef 3 Mar 1798  Lancaster Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 30
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Bridges,   b. 19 Apr 1813, Greene Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1912, Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)  [4
    Married 4 Sep 1828  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • I am unable to find a record of this marriage in Putnam County, which appears to have intact records during this period.
    Children 
     1. Margaret Alletha Caroline Wren,   b. 28 May 1829, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1852, Sibley, Webster Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. John Thomas Asbury Wren,   b. 31 Jan 1834, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1905, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. George Lovich Pierce Wren,   b. 10 Jan 1836, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1901, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Sarah Ann Catherine Wren,   b. 28 Jun 1838, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1852, Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     5. William Alonzo Dossey Wren,   b. 6 May 1840, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1867, Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     6. Alonzo Dossey Wren,   b. 9 Aug 1841, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1916, Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Monroe Wren,   b. 1842, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Martha Susanna Reaves Wren,   b. 8 Nov 1845, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1918, El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Alexander Hamilton Stevens Wren,   b. 29 Nov 1848, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1851, Bienville Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1802 - Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - witnessed a deed from Herod Bridges to Moses Harvey - 1828 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1828 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 6 slaves - 1830 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    District 314 - 1830 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    District 314 - 1831 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsPossessions - received land in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery - 1832 - Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    District 314 - 1832 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsPossessions - bought land from Daniel W. Bowdin - 28 Nov 1832 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    District 314 - 1833 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    District 314 - 1836 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    District 314 - 1837 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    District 314 - 1838 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    District 314 - 1839 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    310th District - 1840 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 3 slaves - 1840 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - sold land to Wm. Dismukes - 1 Jan 1842 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - bought land from James J. Medlock - 31 Dec 1849 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    District 70 - 15 Sep 1850 - Putnam Co., Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 15 Sep 1850 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - real property $1700 and 9 slaves - 15 Sep 1850 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased 160 acres of public land - 1 Sep 1851 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased 160 acres of public land - 1 Sep 1851 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased 160 acres of public land - 1 Sep 1851 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased 40 acres of public land. - 1 Oct 1852 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased 40 acres of public lands. - 1 Sep 1853 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    3 Ward - 1 Jul 1870 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1 Jul 1870 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jul 1884 - Sibley, Webster Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1889 - Bienville Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Wren Family Cemetery - - Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana
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  • Notes 
    • Born in SC. Settled near Macon, GA. Moved to Minden, LA about 1845 or 1851. Lived in old Wren homestead (Andrew Jackson's birthplace) in Waxhaw County, on the border of NC and SC. Typical colonial gentleman.

      N1, mw4

      mw4 calls him G.D. Wren

      Notes for George Washington Wren (Bettty Wren)

      !1802 Birth:Wren Family Bible, Carolyn Witrup, El Paso, TX.

      !1828 MARR:Wren Family Bible, Carolyn Witrup, El Paso TX.

      !1828 DEED:Putnam Co GA, DB-M-474, Herod Bridges to Moses Harvey, Wit:Geo. W. Wren.FHC-MF-0400940.

      !1830 Census:Putnam Co GA, NA film 20, p209.

      !1830 NOTE: Received land in 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery

      !1850 CENSUS:Putnam Co GA, 15 Sept, 70th Dist, HH 183. Geo. W. Wren, M 48, b SC, Sarah, F 37, Margaret, F 22, Augustus, M 15, Geo. L. M 14,Sarah A. F 12, Wm. A. D. M 9, Monroe I. M 8, Martha F 3, Stephen, M 2,NOTE:Some of the information on this census is wrong. Ex-1. dau.Margaret wasn't living in this household at this time as she was married and living in Gwinett Co GA with husband & 2 children, Gwinnett Co GA, Pinkneyville Dist., 25 Oct, 1850, p227, HH 438, NA film 71. Ex-2, All in household were listed as born in SC. Only Geo W.Wren was b SC the rest GA [Wren Family Bible}. Ex-3, Second son listed was named Thomas Asbury, Monroe I was actually Alonzo Dossey,[WrenFamily Bible]

      !1870 CENSUS:Bienville Pr. LA, Ward 3, Ringgold, p64, HH266, 1 Jul 1870, NA film 507. Geo. W. Renn, 68, farmer, real estate value $2800,Pp value $400, b SC, Sarah, 57, keeping house, b GA.

      !1884 DEATH:Wren Family Bible Carolyn Witrup, El Paso, TX. NOTE:Cause of death was a cancer on nose.

      !1889 PROBATE:Bienville Pr, LA, Conveyance B-2-590.

      The 1860 census for Bienville Parish and Webster Parish Louisiana is missing.

      Does not appear in the 1817 Putnam Co., Georgia tax list

      Does not appear in the 1820 Putnam Co., Georgia tax list

      Does not appear in the 1852 Putnam Co., Georgia tax list - probably moved to Louisiana in 1851.

      Putnam county tax lists for 1817, 1820, 1824, 1830-1833, 1836-1839, and 1852 checked.

      Oglethorpe county tax lists for 1815

      There are GLO land purchases in 1859 in Red River Parish. These could be G.W. Wren or G.L.P. Wren, or someone else.

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

    2. [S68] LDS IGI 5000802,45.

    3. [S15] Family Record of G.W. Wren, Mildred Wren Whitten.

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

    5. [S743] 1850 US Federal Census, Putnam Co., GA, District 70; page 287; dwelling 184, family 184; Geo W Wren.

    6. [S907] Putnam County Deed Books, p. 474,; Herod Bridges to Moses Harvey, 8 Oct 1848.

    7. [S757] 1830 US Federal Census, Putnam Co., GA, Capt. John B. Towns' Distrct; page 209; George W. Wren.

    8. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1830 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    9. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1831 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    10. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1832 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    11. [S907] Putnam County Deed Books, p. 157; Daniel W. Bowdin to George W. Wren, 28 Nov 1832.

    12. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1833 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    13. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1836 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    14. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1837 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    15. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1838 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    16. [S1438] Georgia, Putnam Co, Tax Digests, 1820-1866, 3 September 2018; 1839 Tax List, District 314, George W Wren.

    17. [S762] 1840 US Federal Census, Putnam Co, GA, 310th District; page 20; George Wren.

    18. [S907] Putnam County Deed Books, p. 188; G.W. Wren to Wm. Dismukes, 1 Jan 1842.

    19. [S907] Putnam County Deed Books, p. 234; James J. Medlock to George W. Wren, 31 Dec 1849.

    20. [S744] 1850 US Federal Census, Putnam Co, GA, Slave Schedule, District 70; page 36; G.W. Wren.

    21. [S1441] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, 8 September 2018; MW-1084-363, Military Warrant, Louisiana, 9/1/1851, George W Wren.

    22. [S1441] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, 8 September 2018; MW-1090-020, Military Warrant, Louisiana, 9/1/1851, George W Wren.

    23. [S1441] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, 8 September 2018; MW-1090-024, Military Warrant, Louisiana, 9/1/1851, George W Wren.

    24. [S708] U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, 20 April 2014; Certificate 7497, Land purchase by George W. Wren, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, 1 Oct 1852.

    25. [S1441] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, 8 September 2018; LA 0580-216, State Volume Patent, Louisiana, 10/1/1852, George W Wren.

    26. [S708] U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, 20 April 2014; Certificate 8950, Land purchase by George W. Wren, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, 1 Sept 1853.

    27. [S1441] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, 8 September 2018; LA 00610-019, State Volume Patent, Louisiana, 9/1/1853, George W Wren.

    28. [S546] 1870 US Federal Census, Bienville Parish, LA, 3 Ward; page 29; household 266, dwelling 266; George W. Ren.

    29. [S633] Find A Grave (old), 27 May 2012; George Washington Wren, memorial no. 64118418, created by Scout Finch.

    30. [S57] Wren Family Research Notes.


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