Warren or Fort Kitching, Fort Warren, or as Warren Supply Depot during the war, was also named for the Kitching family who settled in that area. It was more commonly known as Fort Warren or Warren for Abel Warren who built the stockade in 1838 and a Masonic Lodge.
Capt.John Henry Damron (1826-1917) settled on the George Damron Survey in 1853. That survey is where the communities of Orangeville, Savoy and Old Fort Warren was established. John and George Damron's parents were Constantine Ladd Samron and Sarah McCormick and their grandparents were Capt.John and Anna (Ladd) Damron. Anna Ladd was the aunt of the notorious gunfighter and south Texas rancher, John King Fisher.
John H. and Mary Elizabeth Damron were the parents of Sallie Isabella Damron (1849-1941), who was the wife of George Washington Savoy, the founder of the Savoy Community in Fannin County. Most of John Henry and Mary Damron's children either died in the Savoy area of Fannin County or in Brown County Texas. When the Indian problem was over, the families of John Henry and Nancy (Blanton) Damron, Zachary Taylor ("Zack") and Maggie (Hill) Blanton, and my great-grandfather Joshua and Mary Lou (Blanton) Coffee, migrated to Brown and Coleman County, in 1870, 1872 and 1879 respectively, in order to escape the strife in "The Corners."
John Henry Damron died in Brown County Texas and Zack Blanton wrote his obituary. The obit appeared in the Blanket Signal (Blanket, Texas) on Nov.9, 1917. Zack Blanton was the brother of John Henry Damron's second wife, Nancy Blanton, and both Zack and Nancy were my great grandmother Mary Lou (Blanton) Coffee's brother and sister. John Henry Damron was a member of the Masons in Bonham. His good friend, Capt.W.A.Routh, carried John Henry's petition to the Constantine Lodge No. 13, A.F. and A.M. (the Masons) in 1856. Capt. Routh was the Assistant Marshal in Fannin County and signed the 1860 Fannin County Federal Census. Routh received the "captain" title in the Mexican-American War.
The following is part of John Henry Damron's obit written by Zack Blanton:
"When the storm of the civil war broke upon our fair sunny South, he organized Company C, Hardeman's Regiment, Gano's Brigade. He did active service in the field and as a scout."