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First Name: Martin

Last Name: Warren

Birthplace: Augusta County, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Militia - Revolutionary War

Date of Birth: 1763

Date of Death: 1852


Years Served:
Martin Warren

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


Martin Warren
Private, Virginia Continental Line

Martin Warren was born in August 1763 in Augusta County, VA. The son of James Warren, Martin joined the Revolutionary War under the leadership of Captain John Daugherty and General George Rogers Clark at 18 years of age. Martin fought with George Washington in the Battle of Valley Forge. From 1781 to the end of the war in 1783, Martin served either in the militia or the regulars in the "Illinois Department" which mainly fought on the western frontier.

His Revolutionary War service land grant entitled him to 80 acres of land, some of which he would reluctantly sell later to become the city of Warrensburg, which is named in his honor, as is a local school. County commissioners platted this town in 1836. It was originally called Warrens Corner but the commissioners changed the name to Warrensburg in 1836.


After the war, Martin married Sarah Dunbar, and together they had eight children (7 boys, 1 girl): James Dunbar (1785-1840), Martin Jr. (1790-1850), John (1795-1879), Anderson (1798-1855), Thomas Chilton (1802-1890), Madison (1805-1840), William A. (1807-?), and Mary (Polly) Margaret (1810-1834).

Death and Burial

Martin Warren died in August 1852. He was originally buried in the old cemetery off of Gay Street in Warrensburg, MO, and has a tombstone there. His body was moved to the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg in 1915. 

Honoree ID: 3199   Created by: MHOH




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