Dr. William H. Warren, an old and respected physician of Lexington, was born in 1812, in Chesterfield County, Va. The father, Robert Warren, was born in Virginia in 1782, of English descent, a collier by occupation; most of his life was spent in his native State; he served gallantly in the war of 1812, and died in 1834. His wife, Catherine Vivian, was a Virginian of French descent; was the mother of four children, all of whom lived to maturity. She died in the year 1851. William H. was the only son. He was reared in, and received his literary education in, his native State; at about the age of seventeen he began the study of medicine under the tuition of Dr. Barrand of Norfolk, Va. In 1834 he graduated at the medical college at Philadelphia, Penn.; returning home entered, upon the practice of his profession; in 1837 he came to Tennessee, locating at Lexington; the following year he resumed his practice, where he has met with extraordinary success, and is recognized as the leading surgeon and physician of Henderson County. For the past fifteen years the Doctor has, to some extent, suspended his active practices and devoted his time to his business and the entertainment of his friends, who are numerous, for no man has more completely won the confidence and esteem of the community. In 1841 he married Miss Adaline A. Harmon who, was born in 1820, and one of the first white female children born in Henderson County. She was a daughter of John Harmon, one of the first white settlers who came to the county in 1819, was born in 1779 and died in 1851. His wife, Elizabeth Harmon, was, born in 1786, and departed this life in 1865. Mrs. Warren is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Doctor is a Democrat, was a Whig previous to the war, and his first vote was cast for Hugh L White in 1836.
Goodspeeds History of Tennessee