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David Bates Wren

David Bates Wren

Posted: 12 Dec 2002 1:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Barrington, Coe, Wren and many more
Descendants of

David Bates Wren
&
Sarah Jane Thomas

Generation No. 1

1. David Bates1 Wren was born Abt. 1817 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, and died Unknown in ?. He married Sarah Jane Thomas Unknown in ?. She was born Abt. 1822 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, and died Unknown in ?.

Children of David Wren and Sarah Thomas are:

+ 2 i. William Jasper2 Wren, born December 16, 1839 in Butler County, Alabama; died February 10, 1929 in Freestone County, Texas.

3 ii. George Washington Wren, born November 12, 1842 in Butler County, Alabama; died Unknown in Franklin County, Texas. He married Emily Coe Unknown in Butler County, Alabama; born Abt. 1838 in Alabama; died Unknown in Franklin County, Texas: Burial, Unknown, Bethel Cemetery, Franklin County, Texas


Generation No. 2

2. William Jasper2 Wren (David Bates1)1 was born December 16, 1839 in Butler County, Alabama, and died February 10, 1929 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (1) Ann Elizabeth Coe November 08, 1860 in Butler County, Alabama, daughter of William Coe and Permilia Hastings. She was born September 10, 1833 in Benton County, Alabama, and died Aft. 1860 in Butler County, Alabama. He married (2) Sarah Cebelle "Bernice" Barrington2 August 04, 1863 in Butler County, Alabama, daughter of William Barrington and Rhoda Weaver. She was born April 23, 1850 in Blackrock Community, Crenshaw County, Alabama, and died October 20, 1924 in Freestone County, Texas.

Sarah Cebelle "Bernice" Barrington


Sarah CeBelle Barrington, also known as "Bernice", wasthe first child born to William Winfield Barringtonand Rhoda Adeline Weaver. Sarah was born April 23, 1850 in the Blackrock Community of what was thenButler County, Alabama. This part of Butler County was divided by an act of the Alabama General Assembly and became part of the newly named Crenshaw County onNovember 30, 1866. By this time, Sarah was married and no longer living at home, which explains her absence in the 1870 Federal Census. Sarah married sometime in the latter part of 1865 to William Jasper Wren. William Jasper Wren was a son of David Bates Wren and Sarah Jane Thomas.

Some references state that William Jasper Wren was a son of William and Elizabeth Wren who had came from North Carolina to Butler County, Alabama in the early
1800s and others state that William Jasper Wren married second to Amanda Bentley. William Wren was born December 04, 1796 in North Carolina and after moving to Butler County he married Amanda Bentley on August 07, 1863. This was after the death of his first wife Elizabeth. It was William and Elizabeth who were the parents of David Bates Wren and David and his wife Sarah were William Jasper's parents. Considering that a William Wren married an Elizabeth in Butler County and then married Amanda Bentley and the fact that William Jasper Wren married an Elizabeth in Butler County, it is easy to understand how someone could confuse the two if attention were not given to dates.

William Jasper Wren first married Ann Elizabeth Coe on November 08, 1860, the marriage ceremony was at her father's home in Butler County. Ann Elizabeth Coe was born September 03, 1833, a daughter of William A. Coe and Permilia Hastings. William Coe was a brother of Isaac W. Coe. Isaac W. Coe married Elizabeth Olive
Barrington who was an older sister of William Winfield Barrington who was the father of Sarah CeBelle "Bernice" Barrington, William Jasper Wren's second wife.

Ann Elizabeth Coe died in August of 1861, soon after the birth of her son, Bates Wren. I suspect the cause of her death was probably due to childbirth, a much too common occurrence in those early years. By the end of 1865 when Sarah CeBell was only 15 years of age she and William Jasper married and she took on the motherly duties of raising her stepson Bates. After their marriage they possibly moved to north Alabama probably near the area where William Coe's family had lived in Calhoun County which is east of Birmingham. They were only here for a very short time before
moving on to Washington County, Texas in 1873. By the mid to late 1880's they had moved to Freestone County. Many of the Coe and Barrington families left Alabama
about the same time as William Jasper Wren's family and moved to Washington, Freestone and Grimes Counties of Texas.

By the time they arrived in Texas, William and Sarah had at least two children other than Bates, both sons. the first Millard Fillmore was named after his Uncle Millard Fillmore Wren back in Butler County, Alabama. The second son, John William, was born soon after or just before their arrival to Texas. Between the two sons Millard and John, they were gifted with 18 grandchildren, 10 grandsons and 8 grand daughters. Sarah died on October 20, 1924 and William Jasper died February 10, 1929, both in Freestone County, Texas. They are buried at the Union Cemetery in Freestone. When the child bearing years had come to a close, Sarah had given birth to at least nine children.



William Jasper Wren
by M B "Ben" Wren

"The road to Union Cemetery cuts right through the large tract of land where William Jasper Wren settled soon after he came to Freestone County, Texas, sometime in the late 1880's. William bought the land in 1889 for 30 bales of cotton, an impressive yield in those days, and a strong indication that he was already a success at farming the sandy loam of that area.

William and his wife, Sarah "Sallie" Barrington divided the land: the larger portion they cleared to build a home, to farm and to raise their family: The adjoining acreage they gave to the cemetery. Each year memorial day is held at the Union Cemetery on the first Saturday of the month of every June. This is when William Jasper's widely scattered descendants come to memorialize him and their many other ancestors buried there. The drive itself stirs up memories and questions alike for them, for little is know about William and Sallie's life here on the farm.

William had been working his way toward Freestone County Texas since 1873, when he and Sallie traveled by land from their home in Crenshaw County, Alabama to the Mississippi River: then by boat they went down the river and around the Gulf Coast to Galveston. His son, Millard Fillmore, was just a young boy, but he remembered clearly the captain of the boat waving a red handkerchief to warn them of an approaching storm, and they were all relieved when they made it safely into port, before the storm came. He recalled, too, his mother clutching a sickly baby, and the captain telling her it would have to be buried at sea if it died. she vowed to hide the baby rather than permit such a burial. The child survived the boat trip, only to die a short time later.

Fillmore remembered the land in Galveston, when all their possessions were piled together on the dock, in one large heap, and each family had to scramble through the assortment to claim its own belongings. Sallie's most treasured possession, a feather mattress, was lost in the confusion.

William brought a wagon and team of horses and moved his family to Chapel Hill in Washington County, Texas. They later moved to Personville, Texas where they lived for about five years: during which time they lost four children. They arrived in Freestone County, Texas sometime between 1886 and 1888.

William was born December 16, 1839 in Butler County, Alabama to Davis Bates and Sarah Wren. Davis' mother, William's grandmother was a Cherokee Indian from Virginia and Davis had made his way to Alabama from North Carolina and Virginia. William had dreamed of coming to Texas since his boyhood, when he was farming his father's land as a lad of 14, and later as he cared for his own family and that of his Uncle, Colonel George Wren, while the two brothers fought in the Confederate Army. He also had the sad task of caring for his teenage brother, George before his death from wounds received in battle. Among the hardships that followed, William remembered the shortage of food, and how they parched okra and corn and ground it into a substitute brew for coffee. It was a time when many people were looking toward a new homeland. There were fond memorizes, too, of life on the Alabama farm. William recalled their faithful slaves,who watched over his master's house and family while he was away, sleeping on the porch at night with his son, who was William's age, and his friend. One day the two boys were watching a huge whirlwind dancing around the yard when his fiend instructed William to toss his little red straw hat in to the whirling air. William obeyed, and they watched together as the wind took the hat up and away, never to be seen again - a great mystery to both the boys.

In his first marriage, to Elizabeth Coe, William had one son, Bates. Bates and his first wife Gussie Johnson had six children: Ila, Evie, Bill, Carrie, Roberta, and Craig. Bates Wren later married Maggie Lampier and they had two sons, Clemmis and Verl Wren.

William and Sallie reared ten children other than Bates. They were Millard Fillmore, born 1866, James born about 1868; John William ,1873, the first born in Texas, Alsey Loucresua Rbecca Drucilla "Lou", 1875, Veda, 1879, Grover Cleveland "Tebe", Hammon Bolden "Dock" Charles Eddie, 1889, the first born in Freestone County, Texas and George and Gussie whose birthdates are unknown. The children grew up in the Union community, worshipped with their family in the Baptist church and all attended the providence School. When they married they all remained to raise their families in Freestone county, except Gussie and Dock. John, Ed, and George established homes on portions of the original tract of land their father bought with cotton."

Wren family members buried at the Union Cemetery in Freestone County, Texas.

WREN "BERTA" (RUBY ALBERTA) AUG 25 1886 MAY 3 1972
WREN (SARAH) BERNICE MAR 31 1906 OCT 1 1983
WREN ALTHA BOND JUL 27 1899 JAN 26 1987
WREN B. BATES ? (D)? AUG 28 1861 DEC 24 1946
WREN CHARLES ED DEC 15 1889 JUN 10 1971
WREN EDNA ROGERS OCT 18 1905 DEC 6 1996
WREN ELVIS JASPER FEB 16 1909 JUN 5 1979
WREN GEORGE WILLIAM NOV 16 1877 DEC 26 1965
WREN GEORGIA AUG 15 1888 JAN 10 1915
WREN GLADYS MAE AUG 6 1910 OCT 30 1984
WREN GROVER C. FEB 10 1886 JAN 29 1962
WREN HARMON (J. HARMON/HAMMOND) SEP 15 1905 MAR 11 1974
WREN HARMOND B. "DOCK" (H. B.) JAN 23 1885 APR 8 1962
WREN J. A. "AMOS" JUL 3 1892 JUL 4 1924
WREN J. W. (JOHN WILLIAM) AUG 5 1873 FEB 16 1964
WREN LENA DORA SEP 30 1898 SEP 1 1962
WREN LORAINE JAN 7 1903 MAR 19 1952
WREN M. AUGUSTA MAR 24 1864 JAN 11 1904
WREN M. F. (MILLARD FILMORE) SEP 17 1866 FEB 13 1950
WREN MAGGIE M. DEC 22 1887 OCT 25 1968
WREN MARY ELLA DEC 14 1873 OCT 16 1962
WREN MILLARD BENJAMIN "BEN" (PVT WWI) NOV 15 1895 AUG 30 1985
WREN MILLIE A. AUG 4 1917 FEB 20 2000
WREN MINNIE B. (? G.) (MRS.) JUN 8 1868 JAN 19 1935
WREN MOLLIE SEP 4 1872 JAN 23 1919
WREN NORMA JUN 10 1907 NOV 25 1918
WREN PAROLEE (FRANCES PARALEE) JAN 28 1891 JAN 1 1964
WREN RIVA EVA DEE ROGERS FEB 18 1911 APR 19 1993
WREN SARAH BERNICE APR 23 1850 OCT 20 1924
WREN W. J. DEC 16 1839 FEB 10 1929
WREN WILLIAM C. JAN 27 1885 APR 12 1909
WREN WILLIAM DELMER AUG 21 1900 SEP 22 1984
WREN WILLIAM WELDON AUG 22 1908 OCT 11 1988


Children of William Wren and Sarah Barrington are:

+ 4 i. David Bates3 Wren, born August 21, 1861; died December 24, 1946 in Freestone County, Texas.

+ 5 ii. Millard Fillmore Wren, born September 16, 1866 in Alabama; died February 13, 1950 in Freestone County, Texas.

6 iii. James Wren3, born Abt. 1868 in Alabama; died Unknown in ?.

+ 7 iv. John William Wren, born August 05, 1873 in Alabama; died February 16, 1964 in Freestone County, Texas.

8 v. Elsie Lucretia "Lou" Wren4, born July 26, 1875 in Freestone County, Texas; died September 03, 1965 in Freestone County, Texas. She married William Eugene Martin5 December 20, 1900 in Freestone County, Texas; born July 04, 1873 in Texas; died August 27, 1960 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas.

Elsie Lucretia "Lou" Wren

Elsie Lucretia "Lou" Wren married William Eugene Martin on December 20, 1900 in Freestone County, Texas. William was born in Freestone on July 04, 1873, a son of Benjamin Franklin Martin and Mary Jane Oakes. Prior to William's marriage to Elsie he was married to Martha N. Carroll. Martha and William had two children, Cyrus and Ethel. Martha died on July 11, 1899 after giving birth to Ethel who also died. It was six months later that William married Elsie. According to the 1920 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas Elsie and William were no longer married as he is shown with a different wife. I am not aware if Elsie remarried, she died in Freestone County, Texas on September 03, 1965 and the name on her tombstone is listed as Elsie "Lou" Martin. Burial: 1960, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

+ 9 vi. George William Wren, born November 16, 1877 in Freestone County, Texas; died December 26, 1965 in Freestone County, Texas.

+ 10 vii. Louvaila "Veda" Wren, born Abt. 1879 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

11 viii. Gussie Wren6, born July 1884 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Gussie Wren:
Burial: Unknown, ?

+ 12 ix. Harmond Bolden "Dock" Wren, born January 23, 1885 in Freestone County, Texas; died April 08, 1962 in Freestone County, Texas.

+ 13 x. Grover Cleveland "Teb" Wren, born February 10, 1886 in Freestone County, Texas; died January 29, 1962 in Freestone County, Texas.

+ 14 xi. Charles Eddie Wren, born December 15, 1889 in Freestone County, Texas; died June 10, 1971 in Freestone County, Texas.





Generation No. 3


4. David Bates3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)7 was born August 21, 1861, and died December 24, 1946 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (1) Mary Augusta "Gussie" Johnson8 Abt. 1882 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born March 24, 1864 in Alabama, and died January 11, 1904 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (2) Maggie Lampier9 Bef. 1910 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born Abt. 1880 in Texas, and died Unknown in Freestone County, Texas.







David Bates Wren


Bates Wren was a child of William Jasper Wren and his first wife Elizabeth Coe, not a son of Sarah Barrington. Bates was born in Butler County, Alabama on August 21, 1861. His mother died soon after his birth and his father married Sarah Barrington who took Bates as her own son. The family of Bates moved from Alabama and moved to Texas when he was but a young boy of eleven years. Bates married two times, first to Gussie Johnson and with her were born five children. He then married Maggie Lampier and they had two children. Bates is buried at the Union Cemetery in
Freestone County, Texas.

1910 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Listed on this page of the 1910 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas are two separate Wren families. The first is the family of David Bates Wren, he is listed as 48 years of age. His wife Mary A. "Gussie" Johnson died prior to this census. Listed on this census is Maggie Lampier, age 30. Also listed is one child, Coral, daughter of his first wife. She is listed as 10 years of age. The second Wren family is the daughter of Rube W. Renee, her name is Ruby A, Wren and is listed as 22 years of age. Ruby most likely was the wife of David Bates' son, William C, Wren. Listed is a son, William W. Wren, age less than 1.

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2


David Bates Wren is listed in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas. He is listed as age 68. His second wife Maggie Lampier is listed as age 49. Two children of David and Maggie are Clemmice Wren age 12 and Verl Wren age 10. Also listed in the home with them is Maggie's sisters Ella age 57 and Carla Horton age 51. They are living next to Peachie Wren-Bates and Millard Filmore Wren, his half-brother.


More About David Bates Wren:
Adoption: Step-son
Burial: 1946, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

More About Mary Augusta "Gussie" Johnson:
Burial: 1904, Freestone County, Texas


More About David Wren and Mary Johnson:
Marriage: Abt. 1882, Freestone County, Texas

More About Maggie Lampier:
Burial: Unknown, Freestone County, Texas

More About David Wren and Maggie Lampier:
Marriage: Bef. 1910, Freestone County, Texas

Children of David Wren and Mary Johnson are:

15 i. Carrie Elizabeth4 Wren10, born March 1883 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

+ 16 ii. William "Bill" Craig Wren, born January 27, 1885 in Freestone County, Texas; died April 12, 1909 in Freestone County, Texas.

17 iii. Ila Lee Wren11, born November 1886 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

18 iv. Roberta Wren12, born February 1890 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

+ 19 v. Eva "Evie" Mae Wren, born March 02, 1893 in Freestone County, Texas; died October 13, 1979 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

+ 20 vi. Coral L. Wren, born June 1899 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in Freestone County, Texas.


Children of David Wren and Maggie Lampier are:

21 i. Clemmice4 Wren13, born Abt. 1918 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

22 ii. Verl Wren14, born Aft. 1920 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.



5. Millard Fillmore3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)15 was born September 16, 1866 in Alabama, and died February 13, 1950 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Minnie (unknown)16 Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. She was born June 08, 1868 in Georgia, and died January 19, 1935 in Freestone County, Texas.



Millard Fillmore Wren

1920 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Millard Fillmore Wren is listed with family in the 1920 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas and living next to him is his sister, Veda Wren-Beavers and her family. Millard is listed as 53 years of age and his wife Minnie is listed as 51 years of age. At home are children Ben, age 24; Clarence age 21; Gertrude age 18; Lee age 16; Dolly age 14 and Lola age 9. Next door is the family of Veda Wren Beavers.

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Several members of the Wren family lived next to each other as depicted in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas. Millard Fillmore is listed as "Philmore" age 64 and his wife Minnie is listed as 62 years of age. One daughter still remains at home, Dolly Beatrice age 23. Millard's son, Millard Benjamin "Ben" Wren is listed in the census also, listed as "Ben" age 34, his wife Altha Mae Bond is listed as 30 years of age. They have two children, Clytie age 7 and Nellie D., age 3.

Next to them is Millard's daughter, Lola Peache Wren and her husband, Charlie Andrew Baty. She is listed as "Peachie" age 20 and Charlie is listed as 21 years of age. No children are listed.


Millard Fillmore Wren: Burial: 1950, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Minnie (unknown): Burial: 1935, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas


Children of Millard Wren and Minnie (unknown) are:

+ 23 i. William Claude4 Wren, born February 09, 1889 in Freestone County, Texas; died May 13, 1983 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas.

+ 24 ii. John Amos Wren, born July 03, 1892 in Freestone County, Texas; died July 04, 1924 in Freestone County, Texas.

+ 25 iii. Addie CeBelle Wren, born April 1894 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

+ 26 iv. Millard Benjamin "Ben" Wren, born November 15, 1895 in Freestone County, Texas; died August 30, 1985 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
27 v. Thomas Clarence Wren17, born February 05, 1898 in Freestone County, Texas; died September 1969 in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.

+ 28 vi. James Arthur Wren, born April 1899 in Freestone County, Texas; died May 25, 1981 in Hubbard, Hill County, Texas.

29 vii. Mary Gertrude Wren18, born Abt. 1902 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

30 viii. Wiley Lee Wren19, born July 25, 1903 in Freestone County, Texas; died August 10, 1986 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas.

31 ix. Dolly Beatrice Wren20, born May 17, 1905 in Freestone County, Texas; died July 16, 1992 in Freestone County, Texas. She married William Plummer "Bill" Robertson21 Aft. 1920 in Freestone County, Texas; born February 11, 1907 in Freestone County, Texas; died October 31, 1985 in Freestone County, Texas. Burial: Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

+ 32 x. Lola Peache Wren, born March 30, 1910 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.


7. John William3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)22 was born August 05, 1873 in Alabama, and died February 16, 1964 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (1) Evie (unknown)23. She was born Abt. 1873 in Mississippi, and died Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. He married (2) Mary M. "Mollie" Phariss November 25, 1892 in Freestone County, Texas, daughter of Lucien Phariss and Sarah Owens. She was born September 04, 1872 in Freestone County, Texas, and died January 23, 1919 in Freestone County, Texas.

John William Wren

1910 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2


The 1910 Federal Census of Freestone County, Texas list the family of John William Wren living in precinct # 2. John William is listed as 37 and his wife Mary M. "Mollie" Phariss is listed as 38 years of age. Listed with them are eight children. They are, Abbie age 16; Jewell age 14; Harvey age 12; Delmar age 10; Mattie age 7; Harmon age 5; Louisa age 3 and Davis less than 1 year of age. All of these children still remained at home in the 1920 census except for Jewell. In the 1920 census Mollie is no longer included, having died in 1919.

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

In the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas, several Wren family members are still living close to each other. The ones listed on this census page are John William, age 56. His wife and mother of the listed children was Mary M. "Mollie" Phariss who died in 1919. Listed is a second wife, Evie, age 56. Children listed are Harmon age 24 and Davis age 20. Next to John is his brother George William Wren, who is listed as 53 and wife Ella is 56. At home with them is daughter Bernice, age 23. Living next to them is the son of George William. He is Elvis Wren and is listed as "Alvis", age 21, his wife Riva is l;isted as 18 years of age. Not far from them can also be found their brother, Charles Eddie Wren and his family.


More About John William Wren:
Burial: 1964, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

More About Evie (unknown):
Burial: Unknown, Freestone County, Texas

Mary M. "Mollie" Phariss

PHARISS, SCOTT, WREN posted by wrtracy@juno.com on Saturday, March 13, 1999
Lucien B.PHARISS b. 1844 in TN. married Sarah Ann OWENS and lived in Freestone County. They had daughters Margaret Zilla PHARISS b. 11/24/1869 and Mary M. "Mollie" PHARISS b. 9/4/1872, both in Freestone County. Zilla married George Homer SCOTT July 31, 1891, Freestone Co. Mollie married John W. WREN 11/25/1892 in Freestone County. When was Lucien PARISS born, when did he and Sarah marry, and when did he die/buried? I would be interested in hearing from any of the descendants of either PHARISS.

More About Mary M. "Mollie" Phariss:
Burial: 1919, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

More About John Wren and Mary Phariss:
Marriage: November 25, 1892, Freestone County, Texas

Children of John Wren and Mary Phariss are:

+ 33 i. Sarah Abbigale "Abbie"4 Wren, born Abt. 1895 in Freestone County, Texas; died December 03, 1986 in Freestone County, Texas.

34 ii. Jewell Wren24, born Abt. 1896 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.



35 iii. Harvey Jasper Wren25, born Abt. 1899 in Freestone County, Texas; died February 22, 1983 in Freestone County, Texas. Burial Freestone County, Texas

+ 36 iv. William Delmar Wren, born August 21, 1900 in Freestone County, Texas; died September 22, 1984 in Freestone County, Texas.

37 v. Mattie Wren26, born Abt. 1904 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

+ 38 vi. John Harmon Wren, born September 15, 1905 in Freestone County, Texas; died March 11, 1974 in Freestone County, Texas.

+ 39 vii. Louisa "Lloyce" Wren, born December 31, 1907 in Freestone County, Texas; died December 11, 1989 in Freestone County, Texas.

+ 40 viii. Davis W. Wren, born February 19, 1910 in Freestone County, Texas; died October 28, 1971 in Harris County, Texas.


9. George William3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)27 was born November 16, 1877 in Freestone County, Texas, and died December 26, 1965 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Mary Ella " Ellie" Tacker-Gibson28 June 15, 1905 in Freestone County, Texas, daughter of (unknown) Tacker and Sarah (unknown). She was born December 14, 1873 in Texas, and died October 16, 1962 in Freestone County, Texas.

George William Wren

1910 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Living next to William Jasper Wren and Sarah Cebelle Barrington is their son George William Wren, listed as 33 years of age. His wife, Mary Ella " Ellie" Tacker-Gibson is listed as 36 years of age. Children of George and Mary listed are Bernice age 4 and Elvis age 1. Living with them are Mary's children from her previous marriage. They are listed as Edna age 18, William age 15, Wyatt age 14 and Douglas G, age 12. Also listed living in the home is Mary's mother, Sarah Tacker, age 69, born in Mississippi.

1920 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

George William Wren and family are listed in the 1920 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas. In this census George is listed as 43 years of age and his wife Mary Ella " Ellie" Gibson is listed as "Ellia" age 46. Children listed are Bernice age 13 and Elvis age 10. Also listed is the step-son of George Wren. This is the son of Ellie, he is listed as Douglas Grayton Gibson, age 22, born in Texas. Also listed is a sister in law of Ellie.

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

In the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas, George William Wren, who is listed as 53 and wife Ella is 56. At home with them is daughter Bernice, age 23. Living next to them is the son of George William. He is Elvis Wren and is listed as "Alvis", age 21, his wife Riva is l;isted as 18 years of age. Not far from them can also be found their brother, Charles Eddie Wren and his family.

More About George William Wren:
Burial: 1965, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

More About Mary Ella " Ellie" Tacker-Gibson:
Burial: 1962, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

Children of George Wren and Mary Tacker-Gibson are:

41 i. Edna4 Gibson29, born Abt. 1892 in Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Edna Gibson:
Adoption: Step-daughter

42 ii. William R. Gibson30, born Abt. 1894 in Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About William R. Gibson:
Adoption: Step-son

43 iii. Wyatt S. Gibson31, born Abt. 1896 in Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Wyatt S. Gibson:
Adoption: Step-son

44 iv. Douglas G. Gibson32, born Abt. 1898 in Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Douglas G. Gibson:
Adoption: Step-son

45 v. Bernice "Sarah" Wren33, born March 31, 1906 in Freestone County, Texas; died October 01, 1983 in Freestone County, Texas.



Bernice "Sarah" Wren

Bernice "Sarah" Wren was buried at the Union Cemetery in Freestone, Texas on October 01, 1983 with her last name still listed as Wren on her tombstone so it seems she never married. Burial: 1983, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

+ 46 vi. Elvis Jasper Wren Sr., born February 16, 1909 in Freestone County, Texas; died June 05, 1979 in Freestone County, Texas.


10. Louvaila "Veda"3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)34 was born Abt. 1879 in Freestone County, Texas, and died Unknown in ?. She married James E. "Jim" Beavers35 Abt. 1901 in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Abt. 1878 in Texas, and died Unknown in ?.

Louvaila "Veda" Wren

1920 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Veda is listed as age 40 and her husband Jim Beavers is listed as 42 years of age, born in Texas. Their children are listed as Vera age 18; Marvin age 17; Jane age 14; Cliford age 11; Elvin age 8 and Edwin, less than 1 year of age.


Children of Louvaila Wren and James Beavers are:

47 i. Vera M.4 Beavers36, born Abt. 1902 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

48 ii. Clarence Marvin Beavers37, born Abt. 1903 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

49 iii. Beatrice Jane Beavers38, born Abt. 1906 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

50 iv. William Cliford Beavers39, born Abt. 1909 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

51 v. Elvin Beavers40, born Abt. 1912 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

52 vi. Edwin Beavers41, born Abt. 1919 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.




12. Harmond Bolden "Dock"3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)42 was born January 23, 1885 in Freestone County, Texas, and died April 08, 1962 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Frances Paralee Vaughn43 Bef. 1904 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born January 28, 1891 in Texas, and died January 01, 1964 in Freestone County, Texas.

Harmond Bolden "Dock" Wren

1910 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2


This census is very hard to read. This appears to be Harmond Bolden "Dock" Wren, listed as Harmon Wren, no age given. His wife is listed as Francis P, age 19. The only child listed appears to be Gilda (?), and her age is less than 1 year. Also living with them is the mother in law of Harmond. She is Lucy Vaughn, age 35. Also listed is a brother in law by the name of James Vaughn, age 16.


Harmond Bolden "Dock" Wren:
Burial: 1962, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Frances Paralee Vaughn:
Burial: 1964, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas


Child of Harmond Wren and Frances Vaughn is:

53 i. Gilda B.4 Wren44, born Abt. 1909 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Gilda B. Wren:
Burial: Unknown, ?


13. Grover Cleveland "Teb"3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)45 was born February 10, 1886 in Freestone County, Texas, and died January 29, 1962 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (1) Georgia Sulivan46 Abt. 1907 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born August 15, 1888 in Texas, and died January 10, 1915 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (2) Lena Dora Miller (Woodall)47 Aft. 1925 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born September 30, 1898 in Texas, and died September 01, 1962 in Freestone County, Texas.


Grover Cleveland "Teb" Wren

1910 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2



The 1910 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas list Grover Cleveland "Teb" Wren and his family. Grover is listed as 24 years of age and his wife Georgia is listed as 24 years of age. His wife Georgia is listed as 21 years of age. By the time of the 1920 Federal Census, Georgia is no longer listed as is their first child Norma. Norma is listed as 2 years of age. Their second childe Ethyl is listed as less than 1 year of age. Also living at home with them is Georgia's mother, Ida Sulivan.

1920 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

The family of Grover Wren is listed as "Teb", age 33. No wife is listed, however, three children are listed as Ethel age 11; Belle age 9 and Ronda age 6. Also listed is the mother-in-law of Teb Wren, she is listed as Ida Sullivan, age 51, born in Texas.

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

The 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas list Grover Cleveland "Teb" Wren and family. Grover is listed as "G.C." Wren, age 44. His wife and mother of his first four children, Georgia Dora Sulivan, died in 1915 and the 1920 census reflects no wife. However by the 1930 census Grover had remarried and there are four more children, all step-children. Bernard age 11, Bernice age 10, Berenell age 6 and Bertha age 5. Living next to Grover Wren is his brother Millard's son, Millard Benjamin "Ben" Wren and his family.


Grover Cleveland "Teb" Wren:
Burial: 1962, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Georgia Sulivan:
Burial: 1915, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Lena Dora Miller (Woodall):
Burial: 1962, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas


Children of Grover Wren and Georgia Sulivan are:

54 i. Norma4 Wren48, born June 10, 1907 in Freestone County, Texas; died November 25, 1918 in Freestone County, Texas. Burial: 1918, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

55 ii. Ethel Wren49, born Abt. 1909 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

56 iii. Belle Wren50, born Abt. 1911 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

+ 57 iv. Virgie Ronelda " Ronda" Wren, born Abt. 1914 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

Children of Grover Wren and Lena (Woodall) are:

58 i. Arther Bernard4 Miller51, born Abt. 1919 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Arther Bernard Miller:
Adoption: Step-son

59 ii. Bernice M. Miller52, born Abt. 1921 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Bernice M. Miller:
Adoption: Step-daughter

60 iii. Berenell Miller53, born Abt. 1924 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

More About Berenell Miller:
Adoption: Step-daughter

61 iv. Bertha Miller54, born Abt. 1925.

More About Bertha Miller:
Adoption: Step-daughter

62 v. Bonnie Mondell Wren55, born February 04, 1931 in Freestone County, Texas.

63 vi. Dora Yvonne Wren56, born May 03, 1933 in Freestone County, Texas.

64 vii. Janice Ann Wren57, born July 04, 1938 in Freestone County, Texas.




14. Charles Eddie3 Wren (William Jasper2, David Bates1)58 was born December 15, 1889 in Freestone County, Texas, and died June 10, 1971 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Maggie M. (unknown)59 Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. She was born December 22, 1887 in Texas, and died October 25, 1968 in Freestone County, Texas.

Charles Eddie Wren

1920 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Charles Eddie Wren and his wife Maggie M., along with their three children are listed in the 1920 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas living a short distance from his brother, Grover Cleveland "Teb" Wren and his family. Charles is listed as "Edd" age 30 and his wife Maggie is 32 years of age. Three children are listed, Loutilda age 8; Leonard, spelled Linard, age 6 and Lester, less than 1 year of age.

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Listed in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas, Charles Eddie Wren, listed as "Edd" age 40. His wife Maggie is listed as 42 years of age. There are four children listed in the home with them. Lucille age 18; Leonard age 16; Lester age 14 and Oneta age 10. Next door to Edd and Maggie is a son of his brother Millard, James Arthur Wren.


Charles Eddie Wren:
Burial: 1971, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Maggie M. (unknown):
Burial: 1968, Freestone County, Texas


Children of Charles Wren and Maggie (unknown) are:

+ 65 i. Lucille4 Wren, born Abt. 1912 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

66 ii. Leonard Wren60, born Abt. 1914 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

67 iii. Charles Lester Wren61, born Abt. 1919 in Freestone County, Texas; died May 02, 1980 in Harris County, Texas. Burial: 1980, Texas

68 iv. Oneta Wren62, born Abt. 1920 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

Generation No. 4

16. William "Bill" Craig4 Wren (David Bates3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)63 was born January 27, 1885 in Freestone County, Texas, and died April 12, 1909 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Ruby Alberta Renee64 Abt. 1905 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born August 25, 1886 in Texas, and died May 03, 1972 in Freestone County, Texas.

William "Bill" Craig Wren:
Burial: 1909, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Ruby Alberta Renee:
Burial: 1972, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

Child of William Wren and Ruby Renee is:

+ 69 i. William Weldon5 Wren, born August 22, 1908 in Freestone County, Texas; died October 11, 1988 in Freestone County, Texas.

19. Eva "Evie" Mae4 Wren (David Bates3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)65 was born March 02, 1893 in Freestone County, Texas, and died October 13, 1979 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. She married James "Jim" B. Sandifer66 December 10, 1908 in Freestone County, Texas. He was born February 06, 1887 in Mississippi, and died November 1969 in Franklin, Robertson County, Texas.

Eva "Evie" Mae Wren

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Evie May Wren and her husband, James "Jim" Sandifer are listed in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas. Evie is listed as 37 years of age and her husband Jim is listed as 43 years of age. Also included are four children. Their first child Delmar had married and moved away prior to this census. Living at home are children Maude age 15; Rayford age 5; Barbara age 3 and Bonnie D., age less than 1 year of age.

The Social Security Death Index list the last place of residence of Evie as Houston in Harris County, Texas. However, according to Texas Death Records for 1979, Evie's death place is listed as Freestone County. The last place of residence for James Sandifer was listed as Franklin, Robertson County, Texas. He died in 1969, Evie ten years later in 1979, both are buried in Freestone County, Texas.

Eva "Evie" Mae Wren:
Burial: 1979, Freestone County, Texas
James "Jim" B. Sandifer:
Burial: 1969, Freestone County, Texas


Children of Eva Wren and James Sandifer are:

70 i. Delmar5 Sandifer67, born Abt. 1910 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas. He married Lura A. (unknown)68 Abt. 1930 in Freestone County, Texas; born December 22, 1912 in Texas; died April 05, 2001 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Delmar Sandifer

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

In the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas there are two related families of the Wren family. These are Ben Cochrum who married Abbie Wren and Delmar Sandifer, a son of Jim Sandifer and Evie Mae Wren. In the census listed above the family of Abbie Wren-Cochran is Delmar Sandifer, a son of Jim Sandifer and Evie Mae Wren. Delmar is listed as 20 years of age. His wife, Lura, is listed as 17 years of age. There are no children listed.

According to the Social Security Death Index, Lura A. Sandifer died in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas. I am not sure if this is also where Delmar died, so his death place as Nacogdoches may be incorrect.

71 ii. Maude Sandifer69, born Abt. 1915 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

72 iii. James Rayford Sandifer70, born October 05, 1924 in Freestone County, Texas; died January 06, 1997 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

73 iv. Barbara Sandifer71, born January 21, 1927 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

74 v. Bonnie D. Sandifer72, born Abt. 1930 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.


20. Coral L.4 Wren (David Bates3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)73 was born June 1899 in Freestone County, Texas, and died Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. She married William Small Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Unknown in Texas, and died Unknown in Freestone County, Texas.



Child of Coral Wren and William Small is:

75 i. William5 Small74, born June 24, 1928 in Freestone County, Texas; died June 24, 1928 in Freestone County, Texas. Burial: 1928, Freestone County, Texas


23. William Claude4 Wren (Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)75 was born February 09, 1889 in Freestone County, Texas, and died May 13, 1983 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas. He married Reeda Wren Aft. 1911 in Texas, daughter of Frank Wren and Rebecca Colson. She was born March 28, 1898 in Texas, and died November 09, 1956 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas.

William Claude Wren:
Burial: 1983, Iola, Grimes County, Texas
Reeda Wren:
Burial: 1956, Iola, Grimes County, Texas

Child of William Wren and Reeda Wren is:

+ 76 i. Claudie Coree5 Wren, born Unknown in Iola, Grimes County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.


24. John Amos4 Wren (Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)76 was born July 03, 1892 in Freestone County, Texas, and died July 04, 1924 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Mary Elizabeth Gressett77 January 23, 1916 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born November 06, 1901 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas, and died January 03, 1968 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas.

John Amos Wren

1920 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2


John Amos Wren is listed in the 1920 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas. Also listed on the same page is David Bates Wren, brother of Millard. John Amos is listed as Amor, (not Amos), listed as age 26, born in Texas. His wife, Mary Elizabeth "Jannie" Gressett, is listed by the name Jannie, age 18. The only child listed with them is Artie, less than 1 year of age. They had another child, Minnie, who died in 1918.


John Amos Wren:
Burial: 1924, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Mary Elizabeth Gressett:
Burial: 1968, Texas


Children of John Wren and Mary Gressett are:

77 i. Minnie Lucille5 Wren, born November 29, 1917 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas; died September 11, 1918 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas.

+ 78 ii. Artie Geneva Wren, born August 10, 1919 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas; died September 07, 1991 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.


25. Addie CeBelle4 Wren (Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)78 was born April 1894 in Freestone County, Texas, and died Unknown in ?. She married Will Brown79 Abt. 1912 in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Abt. 1891 in Texas, and died August 21, 1970 in Freestone County, Texas.

Addie CeBelle Wren

1920 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Addie CeBelle Wren is listed in the 1920 Federal Census living in Freestone County, Texas. She is listed as 23 years of age and her husband, Will Brown, is listed as age 29, both born in Texas. There are two children listed, Arlene age 7 and Adell age 5. Two other children were born after the 1920 census, they were Mavis and Millard.

Children of Addie Wren and Will Brown are:
79 i. Arlene5 Brown80, born Abt. 1913 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

80 ii. Adell Brown81, born Abt. 1915 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

81 iii. Mavis Brown, born Aft. 1920 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

82 iv. Millard Brown, born Aft. 1920 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.



26. Millard Benjamin "Ben"4 Wren (Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)82 was born November 15, 1895 in Freestone County, Texas, and died August 30, 1985 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. He married Altha Mae Bond83 January 18, 1920 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born July 27, 1899 in Texas, and died January 1987 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Millard Benjamin "Ben" Wren

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Millard Benjamin "Ben" Wren is listed in the census also, listed as "Ben" age 34, his wife Altha Mae Bond is listed as 30 years of age. They have two children, Clytie age 7 and Nellie D., age 3.

Millard Benjamin "Ben" Wren:
Burial: 1985, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Altha Mae Bond:
Burial: 1987, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

Children of Millard Wren and Altha Bond are:

+ 83 i. Elsie Clytie5 Wren, born Abt. 1923 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

84 ii. Nellie D. Wren84, born November 19, 1926 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

85 iii. Margaret Ellen Wren85, born June 13, 1933 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.



28. James Arthur4 Wren (Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)86 was born April 1899 in Freestone County, Texas, and died May 25, 1981 in Hubbard, Hill County, Texas. He married Cora Bell Rogers87 Abt. 1920 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born August 03, 1903 in Texas, and died December 28, 1987 in Hubbard, Hill County, Texas.







James Arthur Wren

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Listed in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas, next door to Edd and Maggie Wren is a son of his brother Millard. He is James Arthur Wren, listed as Arthur age 31. His wife is listed as Cora age 26. Two children are listed, Milburn age 9 and Alta Mae age 5.

Children of James Wren and Cora Rogers are:

86 i. Milburn5 Wren88, born Abt. 1921 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

87 ii. Alta Mae Wren89, born Abt. 1924 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

32. Lola Peache4 Wren (Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)90 was born March 30, 1910 in Freestone County, Texas, and died Unknown in ?. She married Charlie Andrew Baty91 October 26, 1929 in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Unknown in ?, and died October 05, 1996 in Freestone County, Texas.

Lola Peache Wren

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Lola Peache Wren and her husband, Charlie Andrew Baty are listed in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas. She is listed as "Peachie" age 20 and Charlie is listed as 21 years of age. No children are listed.

Children of Lola Wren and Charlie Baty are:

88 i. Charles5 Baty92, born February 02, 1931 in Freestone County, Texas.

89 ii. Truman Darrell Baty93, born January 09, 1935 in Freestone County, Texas.

90 iii. Valrie Beatrice Baty94, born December 18, 1937 in Freestone County, Texas.

91 iv. Lola Evelyn Baty95, born August 05, 1943 in Freestone County, Texas.

92 v. Lera Carolyn Baty96, born May 20, 1946 in Freestone County, Texas.


33. Sarah Abbigale "Abbie"4 Wren (John William3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)97 was born Abt. 1895 in Freestone County, Texas, and died December 03, 1986 in Freestone County, Texas. She married William Barney "Ben" Cothran98 April 02, 1924 in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Abt. 1881 in Texas, and died Unknown in ?.

Sarah Abbigale "Abbie" Wren

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

In the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas, Abie Wren and her husband are listed, living near several other members of the Wren family. Abbie is listed as 34 years of age and her husband, William Ben Cochrum, is listed as 49 years of age. Tis was the second marriage for William Cochrum and living in the home with he and Abbie is his son, William Garnett Cochrum, listed as 23 years of age. William Garnett is listed in the Texas Death Records and died in Freestone County, Texas on September 13, 1984.

Sarah Abbigale "Abbie" Wren:
Burial: 1986, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

Children of Sarah Wren and William Cothran are:

93 i. Mary Dalphna5 Cothran99, born June 05, 1927 in Freestone County, Texas.

94 ii. Barney Gayle Cothran100, born December 17, 1938 in Freestone County, Texas.


36. William Delmar4 Wren (John William3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)101 was born August 21, 1900 in Freestone County, Texas, and died September 22, 1984 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Edna Rodgers102 Aft. 1925 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born October 18, 1905 in Texas, and died December 06, 1996 in Freestone County, Texas.

William Delmar Wren

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2


William Delmar Wren is listed in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas/ He is listed as "Delmar" age 30. His wife Edna Rogers is listed as 26 years of age. They have one child listed, Johnnie D. Wren, age less thn 1 year.

William Delmar Wren:
Burial: 1984, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Edna Rodgers:
Burial: 1996, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

Children of William Wren and Edna Rodgers are:

95 i. Johnnie Dean5 Wren103, born March 09, 1930 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

96 ii. Donnie Lee Wren104, born April 21, 1934 in Freestone County, Texas.


38. John Harmon4 Wren (John William3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)105 was born September 15, 1905 in Freestone County, Texas, and died March 11, 1974 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Sarah Bernice Wren106 Aft. 1930 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born Unknown in Texas, and died October 02, 1983 in Freestone County, Texas.

John Harmon Wren:
Burial: 1974, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Sarah Bernice Wren:
Burial: 1983, Freestone County, Texas

Children of John Wren and Sarah Wren are:

97 i. Mary Roynell5 Wren107, born September 07, 1938 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

98 ii. Harmon Gerald Wren108, born December 24, 1939 in Freestone County, Texas.

99 iii. Edna Clair Wren109, born June 10, 1944 in Freestone County, Texas.

100 iv. Johnny Wren, born Unknown in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.



39. Louisa "Lloyce"4 Wren (John William3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)110 was born December 31, 1907 in Freestone County, Texas, and died December 11, 1989 in Freestone County, Texas. She married Robert Hughes Knight111 July 11, 1926 in Freestone County, Texas. He was born April 05, 1897 in Freestone County, Texas, and died December 26, 1982 in Freestone County, Texas.

Louisa "Lloyce" Wren

1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas
Precinct # 2

Louisa "Lloyce" Wren and her husband Robert Knight are listed in the 1930 Federal Census for Freestone County, Texas. Louisa is listed as "Lois", age 22. Her husband Robert is listed as age 33. Two children are also listed in the census. They are Herbert D. Knight, 3 years of age and Robert K. Knight, less than 1 year of age.


Louisa "Lloyce" Wren:
Burial: 1989, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Robert Hughes Knight:
Burial: 1982, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Military service: Private: World War I

Children of Louisa Wren and Robert Knight are:

101 i. Herbert D.5 Knight112, born Abt. 1927 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

102 ii. Robert K. Knight113, born Abt. 1928 in Freestone County, Texas; died Unknown in ?.

103 iii. B. H. Knight114, born December 25, 1929 in Freestone County, Texas; died December 25, 1929 in Freestone County, Texas.


40. Davis W.4 Wren (John William3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)115 was born February 19, 1910 in Freestone County, Texas, and died October 28, 1971 in Harris County, Texas. He married Allie V. Isham Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. She was born Unknown in Texas, and died Unknown in Texas.

Children of Davis Wren and Allie Isham are:
104 i. Geneva Rose5 Wren116, born March 18, 1939 in Freestone County, Texas.

105 ii. Glenda Earle Wren117, born October 17, 1934 in Freestone County, Texas.


46. Elvis Jasper4 Wren Sr., (George William3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)118 was born February 16, 1909 in Freestone County, Texas, and died June 05, 1979 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Riva Eva Dee Rogers November 09, 1929 in Freestone County, Texas. She was born February 18, 1911 in Freestone County, Texas, and died April 19, 1993 in Freestone County, Texas.

Elvis Jasper Wren Sr.
Burial: 1979, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas
Riva Eva Dee Rogers:
Burial: 1993, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas


Children of Elvis Wren and Riva Rogers are:

106 i. Elvis Jasper5 Wren Jr.119, born September 14, 1930 in Freestone County, Texas.

107 ii. Billie George Wren120, born July 13, 1935 in Freestone County, Texas.


57. Virgie Ronelda " Ronda"4 Wren (Grover Cleveland "Teb"3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)121 was born Abt. 1914 in Freestone County, Texas, and died Unknown in ?. She married Weldon Alvin Sawtor Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Unknown in Texas, and died Unknown in ?.

Child of Virgie Wren and Weldon Sawtor is:

108 i. Charles Burton5 Sawtor122, born September 30, 1939 in Freestone County, Texas.


65. Lucille4 Wren (Charles Eddie3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)123 was born Abt. 1912 in Freestone County, Texas, and died Unknown in ?. She married Virgie Eugene Johnson Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Unknown in Texas, and died Unknown in ?.

Children of Lucille Wren and Virgie Johnson are:

109 i. Eddie Rae5 Johnson124, born December 11, 1937 in Freestone County, Texas.

110 ii. Billie Eugene Johnson125, born December 30, 1931 in Freestone County, Texas.

Generation No. 5

69. William Weldon5 Wren (William "Bill" Craig4, David Bates3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)126 was born August 22, 1908 in Freestone County, Texas, and died October 11, 1988 in Freestone County, Texas. He married Gladys Stephenson Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. She was born Unknown in Texas, and died Unknown in Freestone County, Texas.

William Weldon Wren
Burial: 1988, Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas

Children of William Wren and Gladys Stephenson are:
111 i. Glendale Duane6 Wren127, born April 30, 1929 in Freestone County, Texas128.

112 ii. Kenneth Ray Wren129, born December 13, 1934 in Freestone County, Texas.

76. Claudie Coree5 Wren (William Claude4, Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1) was born Unknown in Iola, Grimes County, Texas, and died Unknown in ?. He married Doris Isbell Unknown in Texas. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Children of Claudie Wren and Doris Isbell are:

113 i. Gary Michael6 Wren, born Unknown in Texas. He married Jan Matli Unknown in Texas; born Unknown in ?.

114 ii. William Daniels "Nee" Wren, born Unknown in Texas. He married Michelle Mauk Daniels Unknown in Texas; born Unknown in ?.

78. Artie Geneva5 Wren (John Amos4, Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)130 was born August 10, 1919 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas, and died September 07, 1991 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. She married Harold "Curley" Fields Unknown in Texas, son of Zebadia Fields and Lucille Larabe. He was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Children of Artie Wren and Harold Fields are:

115 i. Beverly Ann6 Fields, born Unknown in ?. She married Gerald Snow Unknown in ?; born Unknown in ?.


116 ii. Allen Harold "Butch" Fields, born Unknown in ?. He married Georgia Mae Molitor Unknown in ?; born Unknown in ?.


83. Elsie Clytie5 Wren (Millard Benjamin "Ben"4, Millard Fillmore3, William Jasper2, David Bates1)131 was born Abt. 1923 in Freestone County, Texas, and died Unknown in ?. She married James Bernard Gilliam Unknown in Freestone County, Texas. He was born Unknown in Texas, and died Unknown in Freestone County, Texas.

More About Elsie Clytie Wren:
Burial: Unknown, ?

More About James Bernard Gilliam:
Burial: Unknown, Freestone County, Texas

More About James Gilliam and Elsie Wren:
Marriage: Unknown, Freestone County, Texas

Child of Elsie Wren and James Gilliam is:

117 i. Brenda Janette6 Gilliam132, born October 01, 1940 in Freestone County, Texas.




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Endnotes

1. William Jasper Wren, 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX / 1900 Federal Census Freestone CTY TX.
2. Sarah Cebelle Barrington, "The Coe Families of Maryland and Virginia" by Carl R. Coe <carlrcoe@compuserve.com> Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net>Alabama Marriage Records /1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX / 1900 Federal Census Freestone CTY TX.
3. James Wren, 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX.
4. Elsie Lucretia "Lou" Wren, Freestone, TX Marriage Records / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net> / 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX.
5. William Eugene Martin, Freestone, TX Union Cemetery Tombstone Records.
6. Gussie Wren, 1900 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net>.
7. David Bates Wren, Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / Freestone County Marriage Records / 1920 Federal Census Freestone CTY TX / 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX / 1900-1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net>.
8. Mary A. "Gussie" Johnson, 1900 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / / Tombstone Records, Union Cemetery.
9. Maggie Lampier, 1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
10. Carrie Elizabeth Wren, 1900 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
11. Ila Lee Wren, 1900 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
12. Roberta Wren, 1900 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
13. Clemmice Wren, 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
14. Verl Wren, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
15. Millard Fillmore Wren, 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX / 1900-1920-1930 Federal Census Records Freestone CTY TX / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net>.
16. Minnie (unknown), 1900-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
17. Thomas Clarence Wren, SSN 464-24-5402 Residence: 77801 Bryan, Brazos, TX Born 5 Feb 1898 Last Benefit: Died Sep 1969 Issued: TX (Before 1951) / 1900-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
18. Mary Gertrude Wren, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
19. Wiley Lee Wren, Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / SSN 450-01-5482 Residence: 77861 Iola, Grimes, TX Born 25 Jul 1903 Last Benefit: Died Aug 1986 Issued: TX (Before 1951) / 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
20. Dolly Beatrice Wren, 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
21. William Plummer Robertson, Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / Freestone CTY TX Marriage & Death Records.
22. John William Wren, 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX / 1920-1930 Freestone CTY TX Federal Census / Freestone Marriage & Death Records / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records: / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net>.
23. Evie (unknown), 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
24. Jewell Wren, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
25. Harvey Jasper Wren, 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / VITAL RECORDS - FREESTONE COUNTY, TX - DEATHS 1983.
26. Mattie Wren, 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
27. George William Wren, Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net> / 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX / 1900-1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - DEATHS 1965.
28. Mary Ella " Ellie" Gibson, Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / 1910-1920 Federal Census Freestone CTY TX.
29. Edna Gibson, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
30. William R. Gibson, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
31. Wyatt S. Gibson, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
32. Douglas G. Gibson, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
33. Bernice "Sarah" Wren, 1910-1920-1930 Freestone CTY TX Federal Census / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records.
34. Louvaila "Veda" Wren, Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net> 1880 Federal Census, Washington CTY TX / 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
35. James M. "Jim" Beavers, 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
36. Vera M. Beavers, 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
37. Clarence Marvin Beavers, 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
38. Beatrice Jane Beavers, 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
39. William Cliford Beavers, 1910-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
40. Elvin Beavers, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
41. Edwin Beavers, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
42. Harmond Bolden "Dock" Wren, Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net> / 1900-1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
43. Frances P. Vaughn, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
44. Gelda B. Wren, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
45. Grover Cleveland "Tebe" Wren, Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net> / 1900-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
46. Georgia Sulivan, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
47. Lena Dora Miller, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Unino Cemetery Tombstone Records.
48. Norma Wren, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
49. Ethel Wren, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
50. Belle Wren, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
51. Bernard Miller, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
52. Bernice M. Miller, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
53. Berenell Miller, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
54. Bertha Miller, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
55. Bonnie Mondell Miller, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1931.
56. Dora Yvonne Wren, Freestone Co. TX - Births, 1933.
57. Janice Wren, Freestone County Births 1938.
58. Charles Eddie Wren, Union Cemetery Tombstone Records / Linda Henderson <johnh@bridgewater.net> / 1900-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
59. Maggie M. (unknown), 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
60. Leonard Wren, 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
61. Charles Lester Wren, 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
62. Oneta Wren, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
63. William "Bill" Craig Wren, 1900 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Tombstone Records, Union Cemetery.
64. Ruby Alberta Renee, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Tombstone Records, Union Cemetery.
65. Evie May Wren, 1900-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / SSN 453-17-4569 Residence: 77073 Houston, Harris, TX Born 2 Mar 1893 Last Benefit: Died Oct 1979 Issued: TX (1973) / Texas Deaths, 1964-98.
66. James "Jim" B. Sandifer, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / SSN 451-14-6013 Residence: 77856 Franklin, Robertson, TX Born 6 Feb 1887 Last Benefit: Died Nov 1969 Issued: TX (Before 1951) .
67. Delmar Sandifer, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
68. Lura (unknown), 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / SSN 458-30-4079 Residence: 75964 Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, TX Born 22 Dec 1912 Last Benefit: 75961 Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, TX Died 5 Apr 2001 Issued: TX (Before 1951) .
69. Maude Sandifer, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
70. Rayford Sandifer, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / SSN 456-32-6081 Residence: 77087 Houston, Harris, TX Born 5 Oct 1924 Last Benefit: Died 6 Jan 1997 Issued: TX (Before 1951) .
71. Barbara Sandifer, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1927.
72. Bonnie D. Sandifer, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
73. Coral L. Wren, 1900 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
74. William Small, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1928.
75. William Claude Wren, Union Cemetery Records, Freestone CTY, TX Marrige & Death Records / SSN 449-10-7930 Residence: 77861 Iola, Grimes, TX Born 9 Feb 1890 Last Benefit: Died May 1983 Issued: TX (Before 1951) Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / 1900-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
76. John Amos Wren, 1900-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
77. Mary Elizabeth Gressett, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
78. Addie Cebelle Wren, 1900-1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
79. Will Brown, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
80. Arlene Brown, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
81. Adell Brown, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
82. Millard Benjamin "Ben" Wren, Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / SSN 449-22-9397 Residence: 77029 Houston, Harris, TX Born 15 Nov 1895 Last Benefit: Died Aug 1985 Issued: TX (Before 1951) Freemont County Marriage Records: / 1900-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records.
83. Altha Mae Bond, Freemont County Marriage Records: / 1900-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records.
84. Nellie D. Wren, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY / Freestone County TX - Births, 1926.
85. Margaret Ellen Wren, Freestone Co. TX - Births, 1933.
86. James Arthur Wren, Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / 1900-1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
87. Cora Rogers, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / SSN 464-32-2432 Residence: 76648 Hubbard, Hill, TX Born 3 Aug 1903 Last Benefit: Died 28 Dec 1987 Issued: TX (Before 1951) / Texas Deaths, 1964-98 .
88. Milburn Wren, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
89. Alta Mae Wren, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
90. Lola Peache Wren, 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
91. Charlie Andrew Baty, Texas Deaths, 1964-98 / 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
92. Charles Baty, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1931.
93. Truman Darrell Baty, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1935.
94. Valrie Beatrice Baty, Freestone Co. TX - Births, 1937.
95. Lola Evelyn Baty, VITAL RECORDS - FREESTONE COUNTY, TX - BIRTHS 1943.
96. Lera Carolyn Baty, Freestone County Births 1946.
97. Abbie Wren, 1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
98. William Ben Cochrum, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
99. Mary Dalphna Cothran, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1927.
100. Barney Gayle Cothran, Freestone County Births 1938.
101. William Delmar Wren, 1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
102. Edna Rodgers, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / Union Cemetery Tombstone Records.
103. Johnnie D. Wren, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1930.
104. Donnie Lee Wren, Freestone Co. TX - Births, 1934.
105. John Harmon Wren, 1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
106. Sarah Bernice Wren, VITAL RECORDS - FREESTONE COUNTY, TX - DEATHS 1983.
107. Mary Roynell Wren, Freestone County Births 1938.
108. Harmon Gerald Wren, Freestone County, Texas Births - 1939.
109. Edna Clair Wren, Freestone Co. TX - Births, 1944.
110. Louisa "Lloyce" Wren, 1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
111. Robert Hughes Knight, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas.
112. Herbert D. Knight, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas.
113. Robert K. Knight, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas.
114. B. H. Knight, Freestone Co. Texas Births - 1929.
115. Davis Wren, 1910-1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / SSN 451-18-0022 Residence: Born 19 Feb 1910 Last Benefit: Died Oct 1971 Issued: TX (Before 1951) .
116. Geneva Rose Wren, Freestone County Births 1939.
117. Glenda Earle Wren, Freestone County, Texas Births - 1934.
118. Elvis Jasper Wren, 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX / VITAL RECORDS - FREESTONE COUNTY, TX - DEATHS 1979.
119. Elvis Jasper Wren Jr, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1930.
120. Billie George Wren, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1935.
121. Ronda Wren, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
122. Charles Burton Sawtor, Freestone County Texas Births - 1939.
123. Loutilda Wren, 1920-1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
124. Eddie Rae Johnson, Freestone Co. TX - Births, 1937.
125. Billie Eugene Johnson, FREESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1931.
126. William Weldon Wren, 1910 Federal Census, Freestone County, Texas / Tombstone Records, Union Cemetery.
127. Glendale Duane Wren, Freestone Co. Texas Births - 1929.
128. Freestone Co. Texas Births - 1929.
129. Kenneth Ray Wren, Freestone Co. TX - Births, 1934.
130. Artie Geneva Wren, 1920 Federal Census, Freestone CTY TX.
131. Clytie Wren, 1930 Federal Census, Freestone CTY.
132. Brenda Janette Gilliam, Freestone County Births 1940.

Re: David Bates Wren

Posted: 1 Jan 2011 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Davis (not David) Bates Wren is name on grave marker on Trackside Road in Chappell Hill, Texas (Washington County) in cemetary known as Apperson cemetary. Date of death is shown as between 1880 and 1900.
Sarah Jane Thomas Wren is also buried there and her death is shown on marker as 3/12/1876.
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