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From: MRS LINDA K JOBE< >
Subject: Parents of your Garners.
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 02:28:39, -0500
I am going to type a bunch of info. on what I believe to be your
Garners and where I got the info. My Garner line, I believe came
from the John and Susanna Keene Garner bunch of Northern Neck VA and
yours evidently did too. Don't know if you have access to the book
on this family, but I have a copy. Don't know about them moving to
OH, but here is what I have and hope it helps you and others:
From the Dallas Library, from "Cole and Related Families", Harold
Glenn Garner, I give you:
Thomas Garner, 1669-1726. Thomas Garner, b. ca 1669, fourth son of
John and Susanna (Keene) Garner, settled in Stafford Co., VA; his
will was probated in 1726; he m. Mary M. Bushnell, b. ca 1673, dau.
of Charles Bushnell.
Issue: 1. John, d. 1762; m. Jane Bangar, liv. VA
2. Thomas; m. Mary ______, liv. VA
3. Vincent, b. 1725, d. 1796 in Fauquier Co., Va.; m.
4. Parish, b. Stafford (later Fauquier) Co., VA; m. 1742,
Margaret Sturdy, b. ca 1725, dau. of
Robert and Eliz. Sturdy. Parish and Margaret moved to
Orange Co., NC about 1764.
a. James, 1742-1794; m. Elizabeth Straumit; liv.
Maryland, then to Pendleton (now
Anderson) Co., SC
Issue: Bradley, Lucy, James, Thomas,
Mary, Eliz., Nancy, John and William.
b. Thomas, 1744-1814; m. Susanna _____; thought
to have liv. in NC before moving
to SC, where he purchased land in 1804; then
to McMinville, Warren Co., TN, where
he died 1814.
Issue: Lewis, Nancy, Thomas, Eli
(Elisha?), Willis, Parish, Harper and Susanna.
c. Lewis, listed 1788 tax list, and 1790 census,
Orange Co., NC
d. Enoch, listed 1788 tax list Orange Co., NC and
1790 census, Pendleton Dist. SC
e. Sturdy, b. 1762, Fauquier Co. VA; moved with
parents to NC ca 1764. He and wife,
Sarah Smith, liv. SC 1790; he d. in Madison Co.
, AL (near the TN border)
Issue: Robert, William, John, Eliz.,
Archibald, Sarah and Milton.
5. Charles, d. 1798; m. Ann (Darnell) Williams, widow.
6. Susanna, m. Thomas Seddon
7. James, b. Stafford Co., VA between 1717 and 1726; m.
Eliz. Freeman, b. ca 1721; they
moved to Orange Co. NC in 1754; (in 1760 Guilford Co.,
was cut from Orange Co.; in 1779
Randolph Co. was cut from Orange Co.). There are
records of James in both Guilford and
Issue: a. John Fushee Garner, b. 1749, Prince
William Co., Va (later, Fauquier); liv. in
Randolph Co., NC; moved 1795 to
Servier Co., TN; moved 1796 to Blount
Co., TN where he d. 1839.
d. James, b. 1754, Randolph (then
Orange) Co., NC, where he resided all his
life. On Dec. 5, 1800, James
Garner of Randolph Co., NC gave 150 Acres
to "my son John Garner" (Ran. D.
B. 8, p. 208). The 1800 Census, Randolph
Co., NC lists a John Garner. In
Bk 8, p 546, 1802, Randolph Co. NC, shows
deed from John Garner to Bradley
Garner for 60 Acres.
e. Bradley, m. Barbara (possibly
h. Rileigh (Riley)
i. Job (Jobe)
l. Jepthia (Jeptha)
From Same Cole book:
John Garner, 1777-1865:
John Garner, b. 1777, NC, d. 1865, Lawrence Co., TN, m. ca 1806, Eliz.
(possibly nee Parker) who
was b. 1787, NC, d. ca 1867, Lawrence Co., TN.
Family tradition states that John and Eliz. Garner came from NC via
the TN River to Florence, AL, thence to settle, some forty miles
north, in Giles and Lawrence Co's TN.
Settlers moved into Lawrence Co. as early as 1815, although the
county was not formed until 1817. Parent counties were Hickman and
On a Giles Co., TN petition, Oct. 5, 1819, several pages of signers
included John Garner. He owned land on Sugar Creek in both Giles and
Lawrence Co's. Lawrence Co. Record Bk. S, p. 295, 1869 shows that he
had held title to 838 acres of land at the time of his death.
In 1971, a descendant, then 95 yrs old, living in Lawrenceburg,
Lawrence Co., TN, stated that John Garner was a religious and a
compassionate man. At a sale of slaves, he bought a young black man.
Noticing a young woman sobbing, he inquired and found them to be
husband and wife -- in order that they would not be separated, he
bought them both.
John and Eliz. Garner are listed on the Lawrence Co. Census reports
for years 1820 through 1860. The 1830 census lists them with nine
children -- of those, we have the following:
Issue: 1. Elisha, b. 1807, AL or GA
2. John, b. 1809, TN
3. Jobe (or Job), b. 1812, TN
4. Andrew J., b. 1814, TN
5. ? b. ?
6. Coffee, b. 1818, TN
7. ? b. ?
8. Wm. Abraham, b. 1828, TN
Numbers 5 and 7 are either Elizabeth or Fanes F., Birth years not
known, but we find these daus. listed in the probate court
proceedings in Lawrence Co.
Now to the good part: Henry Garner (_____ - 1745), second son of
John and Susanna (Keene) Garner, received by his father's will some
400 odd acres in Westmoreland, on which he was then seated. Also, he
had received from his Uncle, Mathew Keene, in 1705, 400 Acres of land
in Westmoreland Co. Sept. 28, 1741, Henry Garner made a deed of gift
to his sons in which he seems to have given them all his land with
certain reservations about his home plantation. (West. D. & W. B. 9,
p. 189). This comprised "all my land scituate in the parish and
county aforesaid Lying on the head of Potank (alias) Tucker's Run, to
be divided between them . . . viz., to my son Henry Garner . . . the
plantation whereon he now lives and all the land belonging to me
lying on the west side the main road that leads from Col. Lees to
Flints mill." To Bradley Garner he gave "the plantation whereon
Archibald Garner now lives with ninety five acres of land joyning to
it." To son, Thomas Garner, he gave "the Plantation whereon he is
now seated and the plantation whereon I now live with all the
remainder of my tracts of land before mentioned, reserving to my self
the plantation whereon I now live and the liberty to work and get
Timber on any part of the land aforementioned for and during the Term
of my natural life." Witnesses were Thomas Allison, John Garner,
Walter Self and Richard Sims.
The will (West. D. & W. B. 10, p. 119) of Henry Garner, dated
June 4, 1744, and presented in court by "Catharine his relict" on
June 25, 1745, reads as follows:
In the name of God Amen I Henry Garner of the Parish of Cople
and Co. of Westmoreland being very weak of body but of perfect sence
and memory thanks be to God for the same doth make this my last will
and Testament in manner following: Item I, give and bequeath to my
loving wife Catharine Garner the lands and plantation where I now
live together with all the houses theron and all the appurtenances
thereunto belonging for and during her natural life and after her
decease to fall to my son, Thomas Garner to him and his heirs
begotten forever. Item I give to my son Henry Garner one shilling.
Item I give to my daughter Hannah Allson one ewe to her and her heirs.
Item I give to my son Bradley Garner one shilling. Item I give to
my son Thomas Garner one shilling. Item I give to my daughter
Elizabeth Garner one feather bed and Furniture two cows and Calves
and one spinning wheel to her and her heirs, I all so give to my said
Daughter one Chest and one Iron Spitt. Item I give to my wife
Cathron Garner all the remainder of my personal estate during her
natural life and after her decease to fall to my daughter Elizabeth
Garner to her and her heirs forever. Item I leave my loving wife
Cattron hole and sole Extr of this my last will and Testament in
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this
4th day of June Anno: Domini 1744. Signed with X and Henry Garner
and seal by the X . Witnesses were Peter Rust and William Turner.
Henry Garner m. Catharine _________, possibly Bradley, and had
issue: (1) Henry Garner; (2) Bradley Garner; (3) Thomas Garner; (4)
Hannah Garner (thought to have married Thomas Allison); (5) Elizabeth
1. Henry Garner (Hen. Jno) d. in 1751. His will, dated March
30, 1751 and recorded Apr. 30, 1751, provided the following: To his
son, Vincent, his wearing apparel. To his son, Henry, all his land.
To wife remainder of estate for life, then to two youngest children,
Henry and Joyce. Bradley Garner, his brother, was made joint
executor with Henry's wife. Witnesses were Frances Self and William
Thompson. Henry Garner married Jane ______ and had issue: (1)
Vincent Garner, (2) Henry Garner; (3) Joyce Garner.
1. Vincent Garner (Hen. Hen. Jno). In 1751, Abraham Garner
rented a tract of land in Ragged Point Neck in Westmoreland Co to
Vincent Garner and his wife, Eliz., of Westmoreland Co., (West. D. &
W. B. 11, p. 391). This is thought to have been the son of Henry
2. Henry Garner (Hen. Hen. Jno) moved to Amelia Co. VA, for on
Jan. 9, 1760, he and his wife, Mary, of Parish of Nottoway in Amelia
Co. sold to George Lee of Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co. a tract of
land adjoining George Lee's. Witnesses were Richard Henry Lee,
Bradley Garner and James Garner (West D. & W. B. 13, p. 277).
2. Bradley Garner (Hen. Jno.) seems to have lived in Westmoreland Co
although he owned land elsewhee. His name appears frequently in the
records as as witness to deeds and a number of times as the exe. of a
will. In 1731, Bradley Garner patented 348 acres of land in Prince
William Co. . . "between the Thoroughfare Mountains of Broad Run and
the Great Branch of Broad Run, adjoining Johny Glascock on the west
side of Thoroughfare Mountains of the Broad Run of the Occoquon."
Anyway, I could go on and on, but I could copy more of this stuff on
Henry Garner from the Garner-Keene Northern Neck Va. Bunch if you
would like and send snail mail. But here lastly, is an outline on
John and Susanna (Keene) Garner's family. John was b. ca 1633 and d.
1702), Susanna Keene b. ca 1634-1649 = d. 1716. They were m. ca 1660.
1. John, Jr., Issue: (1) William, ch: Frances, Samuel, Wm.,
Jeremiah, Parish, Joseph, Jean J.,
Susanna E.; (2) Abraham, ch: Abraham; (3) John, ch: Abraham,
John, ?Wm.; (4) Joseph, ch:
Mary Anne, Joseph, Archibald; (5) Jeremiah, ch; Samuel; (6)
Janie; (7) Susanna;
2. Henry, Issue: (1) Henry, ch: Vincent, Henry; (2) Bradley,
ch: George, Vincent, Benjamin,
Jeremiah, Hannah, Lettice, Elizabeth, Eliason, ?Pritch, ? Sarah;
(3) Thomas, ch: Thomas, James,
John, Mary Elizabeth; (4) Hannah; (5) Elizabeth;
3. Vincent, Issue: (1) Vincent, ch: George, Conway, Vincent,
Winifred, Barasheba, Elizabeth;
(2) James, ch: Jesse, James; (3) Anne (S), ch: Rash; (4)
Jane; (5) Martha (G) Rout
4. Thomas, Issue: (1) John, ch: Charles, William, Thomas, John,
Mary, Susanne; (2) Thomas;
(3) Vincent, ch: Benjamin, Jonas, James, Sarah, Vincent,
William Withers, Jesse, Elizabeth,
Jemima; (4) Parish, ch: James, Thomas, Lewis, Enoch, Sturdy;
(5) Charles, ch: Joseph, Jale,
Elizabeth, Ann G. Burgess, Charles, Presley; (6) James, ch:
John Fushee, James, Bradley, Peter,
Henry, Elizabeth, (and all the others from the Cole and Related
family book above); (7) Susanna
(Mrs. Thos. Sedon)
5. Parish, Issue: (1) George; (2) Parish, ch: Parish, Wm.
Ponder, Samuel, Spelman; (3) Mary Ann;
(4) Samuel; (5) William, ch: John, Presley, ?, Thomas,
6. Benjamin, unmarried
7. James, Issue: (1) Susanna; (2) James; (3) John, ch: Anne,
Rebecca; (4) Nancy; (5) Frances
8. Mary (Garner) Price
9. Susan (Garner) Lewis, Issue: (1) Vincent Lewis; (2) Elizabeth
Lewis, Ann Lewis (I don't know if
the Ann is another dau. or a dau of Eliz.
Well, I apologize for this being so long, but hope it helps someone
out. If Linda would like any more info snail mail, please Email:
(Linda Jobe, TX)
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