Josiah Warren1

Male, #4396, (2 Feb 1759 - 1809)
Birth*2 Feb 1759 Josiah was born at Northampton Co., North Carolina, on 2 Feb 1759. 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Josiah Warren, born 18 Feb 1759 in North Carolina, died 1809 in Georgia, married Nancy Dotey, Captain, Patriotic Service, North Carolina.)2 
Birth of Sonafter 1780 His son Lott Warren was born after 1780.3 
Birth of Sonafter 1780 His son Eli Warren was born after 1780.3 
Birth of Sonafter 1780 His son Kittrell Warren was born after 1780.3 
Marriage*1780 He married Nancy Doty at Onslow Co., North Carolina, in 1780. 
Death*1809 He died at Laurens Co., Georgia, in 1809. 
Death of Spouse1809 His wife Nancy Doty died in 1809 at Laurens Co., Georgia
Biography* In 1809, having now moved from Burke County to Laurens, Josiah Warren, and his wife both died, leaving several minor children. Charles Culpepper was appointed their guardian and took then to his own home near Irwinton. Having no children of his own, he lavished upon them a father's love, giving them every advantage of an education. Best of all he seems to have transmitted to these orphans that divine spark which animated his whole being. And whether in the ministry, in the laity; whether as lawyers, on the Bench, or as State House officials, these orphans and their descendants have ever since borne the mantle of Charles Culpepper. Though near ninety years have passed since his death, they still revere his memory; his influence still lives.
     One of these orphan boys was Lott Warren, Superior Court Judge and Congressman, who besides being eminent in public life, was a local Baptist preacher and founded the First Baptist Church at Albany, Georgia. A second, Kittrell Warren, became a missionary to the Indians, the father of the beloved of Dr. E. Warren, for so long pastor of the First Baptist Church at Macon, himself the father of Dr. L. B. Warren, another Baptist preacher. General Eli Warren, another of these orphans, while on Mr. Culpepper's farm, became famous by being the first person to pick a hundred pounds of cotton in one day, cotton then being planted in hills in such a manner as to retard picking. He later became one of the leading lawyers of Georgia, his only son Josiah L. Warren being also a Baptist preacher, pastor of the Baptist church at Milledgeville and his health failing, went into business at Savannah. Source: History of Wilkinson Co, GA, by Victor Davidson, page 4924
Date:     Sun, 18 Jul 1999
From:     Joyce Rape Harrison
To:     Lew Griffin
Re:     Rachel Warren Culpepper

     My search for Ichabod Scarborough's ancestors has hit an impenetrable wall, but I can give you info on Sarah Warren. Her parents were Josiah Warren, b. Feb. 2, 1759, probably in Northampton Co., NC, d. 1809 in Laurens County, GA, and Nancy Doty, born May 15, 1763, probably in Piscataway, NJ d. 1809 in Laurens Co., GA.
     Josiah Warren and Nancy Doty were married in Onslow County, NC in 1780. Marriage bonds were signed by Josiah's father Hinche Warren and Nancy's father Benejah Doty. Josiah and Nancy had thirteen children: Sarah, Hinchy, Benejah, Nancy, Richard, Silas, Josiah Robert, Charles, Rachel, Kitrell, Lott, Eli, and Mary.
     Josiah was the son of Hinche Warren and Rachel Anderson, d/o Carolus Anderson of Northampton Co., NC. Hinche Warren was the son of Robert Warren of Northampton Co., NC.
     Benejah Doty was b. in Piscataway, NJ in 1723, son of James Doty and Phebe Slater. Benejah was married first to Nancy Doty's mother, name unknown. He married second to Elizabeth Chatwin, d/o Joseph Chatwin. Benejah Doty's will, written in Onslow Co., NC, dated Oct. 22, 1780 and "copied Apr. 11, 1781" so he must have died shortly before Apr. 11, 1781.
     James Doty, b. Sep. 17, 1686 in Piscataway, NJ, Middlesex Co. married Phebe Slater on Sept. 16, 1712 in Piscataway. She was born July 28, 1692. They had 6 children, of whom Benejah was the youngest.
     James was the son of Samuel Doty and Sarah Jane Harmon.
     Samuel Doty was b. 1643 in Plymouth, Mass. and d. Sept. 18, 1715 in Piscataway, NJ. He married Sarah Jane Harmon Nov. 15, 1678 in Piscataway, NJ. She was born about 1660. They had 13 children.
     Samuel Doty was the son of Edward Doty and Faith Clarke.
     Edward Doty was a passenger on the Mayflower on its 1620 voyage from Plymouth, Eng. to Plymouth, Mass. He was born May 14, 1598 in England. After he arrived in Mass. as an indentured servant to Stephen Hopkins one of the Pilgrims, he worked off his 7 year indenture and in 1634 he married Faith Clarke, d/o Tristram Clarke. They had 9 children. 


Nancy Doty (15 May 1763 - 1809)
Marriage*1780 He married Nancy Doty at Onslow Co., North Carolina, in 1780. 
Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Joyce Rape Harrison, e-mail address.
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. Will of Rachel Warren Culpepper, 16 Aug 1832. Houston Co., GA Will Book A (1827-1855), page 75.
  4. Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County Georgia, Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company Publishers, 1978.