William Alexander Warthen

William Alexander Warthen
birth: 14 Jan 1795 North Carolina to William Warthen (Wortham) and Phoebe Puckett
death: 1 Nov 1875 Ray Township Morgan County Indiana
burial: Warthen Cemetery Ray Township Morgan County Indiana

marriage: 1818 Overton Co. TN
Sarah W. Wadkins
birth: 1796 TN to Samuel Wadkins and Amanda (name unknown)
death: 1858 Morgan County Indiana
burial: unknown

Children of Sarah W. Wadkins and William Alexander Warthen:

  • Amanda, b. 11 Nov 1818, prob in Tennessee
  • Polly Ann, b. abt. 1820, prob. in Tennessee
  • John A., b. abt. 1820 in Tennessee, md. Eliza Jane Minton in abt. 1842, Eliza was born in 1822 in Virginia
  • Ira Smith, b. 20 Jul 1821 in Tennessee
  • Permilia, b. abt 1823 in Tennessee, died young
  • Francis, (female), b. 1825 in Tennessee
  • William Simpson
  • Phoebe Puckett, twin, b. 13 Nov 1832, d, 10 Apr 1899, Carters Burn Cemetery, Johnson, Indiana; Susan, twin, b. 13 Nov. 1832
  • James J. b. 23 Nov 1834, d. 9 Nov 1913, Carters Burn Cemetery, Johnson, Indiana
  • Sadie Wadkins, b. 7 Nov 1836, d. 29 Jun 1903, Olive Christian Cemeter, Morgan, Indiana
  • Bedford, b. abt. 1838; Laura, b. abt 1840

Ancestor here lived in:

  • William A. Warthen came to Indiana from Tennessee at an early date and shortly after emigrated to Missouri. In 1835 he returned to Indiana and purchased the farm in Ray township in Morgan county that he lived on till he died. In 1937 He received a land grant from President Van Buren for his service in the War of 1812 for property in Ray Township Morgan County Indiana. North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and finally Indiana.

Other Information:

He married (1) SARAH WADKINS Bef. 1818 in Tennessee. She was born 1796 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1838 – 1858 in Indiana. He married (2) MARY ANN COOK October 21, 1858 in Morgan county IN. He married (3) RHODA (FALLER) GORDON May 01, 1862 in Morgan county IN. She was born Abt. 1800, and died 1880.

William A. enlisted in Capt. David Smiths Company near Fayetteville, Tennessee. From Fayetteville, Tennessee, place of muster, he marched with the company to Fort Williams, Alabama, where he remained for the period of about four months and performed Garrison Duty. There were no battles in that district at that time. From Fort Williams he was furloughed beyond the time of his enlistment which he understood to be for the time of six months and permitted to return home in Overton County, Tennessee, where he was discharged. He was sent his discharge by his Captain from the home of the Captain at Sparta, Tennessee. William A. served from June 20, 1814 to February 2, 1815.

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