COLONEL RICHARD WARREN
Richard Warren was born December 13, 1763 in Northampton Co., North Carolina
He died in Butler Co, Alabama July 3, 1835 (Obit-Greenville Whig, , 7/11/1835, Vol 1, No 38-Mr. RICHARD WARREN died on the 3rd Inst, in the 72nd Year of his age".
PROB. buried Mt Moriah Bapt. Church Cem.
Butler Co., Ala (Unmarked grave)
He Married Sarah (MNU) about 1786 (Prob. in Burke Co., Georgia)
Born August 17, 1768
She died: Prior to 1830 Census Butler Co, Ala.
Richard Warren served in the Revolutionary War from Wilmington District, NC-(pay voucher) Wilmington District included Onslow Co.
The Warren family removed to Burke Co., Ga. about 1785, where Richard resided for several years; removed to Miss. Territory about 1803, and then to Conecuh Co, Ala about 1816* where he built Fort Warren, Pine Orchard Community, near Burnt Corn** for the protection of the settlers, and travelers on the Old Federal Road. Many settlers from Conecuh & Monroe Counties took refuge in this fort during the many Indian uprisings
*Territory of Alabama was created from Eastern half of Mississippi Territory on March 3, 1817, with St. Stephens as the Capitol; In Nov, 1818 Cahaba was made the Capitol; and in 1819 became a state with temp. Capitol at Huntsville
**-Burnt Corn & Pine Orchard Communities are divided by the county line (Old Federal Road) between Conecuh & Monroe Counties. One side of the road is in Monroe Co, and the other side is in Conecuh Co.
"In 1817 the first court house of the county was built on Hampdon Ridge. By mutual agreement between the whites and the Indians, whose camps and villages lay beyond Murder creek, this stream was fixed as a boundary. But, due to increased Indian attacks on the white settlers, the settlers organized and drove the Indians out. Richard Warren was the first white settler to venture across Murder Creek to build his home. He was soon after followed by his son, (Hinchey) who located at the point where he died, one mile east of Sparta.
In 1820 the Warrens, along with the Hunters & Boykins, were responsible for the court house being removed from Hampdon Ridge across the creek, where a new courthouse was built, and the village was given the name of Sparta. After the removal of the court house, the bar of Conecuh was increased by the location of Samuel W. Oliver, Edridge S. Greening, and John S. Hunter, at Sparta."
REF: Alabama, Her History, Resources, etc, Conecuh County- Pgs 43-47 W. Brewer
History of Conecuh County, Ray B. F. Riley, (1881)--"Richard Warren became the first Representative of the County, in the Territorial Legislature, which then met at St. Stephens, in Washington County. [Conecuh county was established by the 1st Session of the Territorial Legislature. Richard Warren was the first representative to the Alabama Legislature from Conecuh county, serving during the 2nd Session of the Territorial Legislature, 1818.] Mr. Warren and his sons were the first white inhabitants who lived in the neighborhood of Sparta."