Martha Frances Webb was the youngest known child of Hiram Webb and Mary Rebecca Blaylock Webb. She was born in 1837 in Alabama. Hiram died the next year, so she surely never remembered her father.
Martha grew up in what is today Lamar County, Alabama. On April 2, 1852, at the age of about 15 or 16 years, she was married in Itawamba County, Mississippi to A.M. Warren. Very little is known about him. The name "Mart" has been passed down one way or another, and probably is his middle name. He was twice her age though. Over the next few years, the couple had four children together and probably lived in Lamar County the whole time.
In 1860, Martha and her children are back in her mother's home. The census recorded them this way:
1860 Marion County, Alabama Census (modern Lamar Co.)So where is A.M. Warren in 1860??? During the Civil War, an A.M. Warren signed up for service in Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi. Here is the record:
Page 523; Household #309; Pikeville P.O.
Paschall, John H. 62 M Farmer NC ($50, $405)
Paschall, Mary 61 F NC
Warren, Martha 26 F AL
Warren, Abraham 6 M AL
Warren, Rufus 4 M AL
Warren, Mary 3 F AL
Warren, Doctor 1 M AL
Childers, Jane 23 F SC Domestic
Civil War RecordIt seems quite possible that this is Mr. Warren. It does not record whether or not he lived to the end of the war. But if it is him, then he and Martha may have already parted by the 1860 census. Or was he just away for a period when the census man came through?
Company F, 24th Mississippi Infantry
Enlisted September 1, 1861 in Fulton, Miss. Was age 40.
He was present for a while, but went AWOL between July and October 1862. He was then listed as a deserter and when caught, placed under arrest. He then rejoined from status as deserter on March 4, 1863. He was later dropped from the roll on August 24, 1863.
We don't know what happens to A.M. Warren after that, but the bigger problem is that we lose Martha Frances too! We have never been able to place her children after 1860.
If you have any ideas about the whereabouts or descendants of Martha, please contact me.
Abraham Warren (md
Abraham Warren was born about 1854 probably in Lamar County.
Rufus Warren was born about 1856 probably in Lamar County.
Mary Warren was born about 1857 probably in Lamar County.
Doctor Warren (md
Doctor Warren was born about 1859 probably in Lamar County.