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  • ID: I27233
  • Name: Elijah Garten
  • Given Name: Elijah
  • Surname: Garten
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1716 in , Orange, Virginia
  • Death: 1774 in , Augusta, Virginia
  • Note:
    Gail Gilbert Jan 2003
    Elijah Gartin, father of Richard who married Anna Kincaid, was granted 154 acres, Dry River and Muddy Creek, adjoining Bryan Muncy, 12 Nov 1768 (Rockingham Co., Book O of Abstracts of Surveys, p. 119). Elijah died in 1774/5 in Augusta Co. intestate, apparently after a long illness. There is a record of the inventory and sale of Elijah's property on 13 Oct 1775 "at auction", in the 20 May 1777 Court Records, Augusta County, Book 5, p. 500. I do not know who actually ended up with his land. His widow Frances Dickinson Garton m. John Brown on 25 Aug 1778 in Rockingham Co., VA, Rockingham having formed from Augusta in 1778. Her will, dated 1 May 1824 and probated 14 Mar 1825, Todd Co., KY, Bk. A, pg. 271, names her sons Elijah, Nathaniel, Griffith, and William Gartin, daughters Frances Shanklin and Elizabeth Douglas, the heirs of Richard and Uriah Gartin, and her son John Brown Jr. Richard Gartin's will was dated 2 Feb 1815, and we know he died prior to 1824 when his mother's will was written. Richard and Anna (Kincaid) Gartin had moved to Christian Co. (Todd) KY in 1808 when their son Andrew Kincaid Gartin was three years old. The Shanklins had moved there earlier and Frances Gartin Brown followed her children there. Anna Kincaid Gartin died in Todd Co. KY ca. 1835. I do not have a copy of her will, but indentures show that all of the children, as heirs, had signed over their share of the KY property to their brother, Andrew, between June and Sept. of 1836, as most of them had moved on to Cooper Co. MO. Incidentally, one of the daughters of Richard & Anna, married a John G. Miller in Todd Co. KY on 25 Feb 1823. Any relation?



    http://www.viehweg.org/surnames/ged2www/html/idxg.htm July 6, 2002
    Garten genealogy




    ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/monroe/deeds/g.txt Monroe deeds/Garten
    Gartin, Elijah 22 September 1804 215 acres on Laurel Creek including his Mill Seat on said creek.

    Gartin, Goodall 1 July 1836 50 acres on waters of Greenbrier River Gartin, Griffith 28 September 1805 121 acres on the waters of Bradshaws Run a branch of Indian Creek adjoining the land of James Byrnsides Sen. and Henry Banks.

    Gartin, Griffith 25 September 1831 46 acres on Bradshaws Run joining his own Banks Gartin, Griffey 6 July 1818 100 acres on the waters of Woolf Creek.

    Gartin, Griffey 24 August 1816 265 acres on the Knobs and on the head waters of Wolf Creek and on the waters of the Indian Draught.

    Gartin, Griffey 24 august 1816 70 acres on both sides of Indian Creek adjoining his own land and the land of the heirs of Andrew Wilson dec. Gartin, Nathaniel 6 August 1810 95 acres on the waters of Laurel Creek a branch of Indian Creek adjoining the land of Samuel Lewis, Richard Gartin.

    Gartin, Nathaniel 25 June 1813 18 acres on the head of Wolf Creek adjoining James Millers Old Place.

    Gartin, Nathaniel 26 September 1827 14 acres on Swopes Knob

    Gartin, Nathaniel 30 November 1838 134 acres on Swoops Knobs Gartin, Nathaniel, Jr. 22 November 1830 39 acres on Swopp's Knobs joining Alexander

    Gartin, Richard 20 October 1831 97 acres on Swopes Knob. Gartin, Thompson 1 July 1836. 64 acres on waters of Little Wolf Creek



    Descendants of Elijah Garton


    Generation No. 1

    1. Elijah3 Garton (Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1730 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, and died May 1774 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He married Frances" Fanny" Dickinson March 05, 1750/51 in Virginia, daughter of Nathaniel Dickinson and Elizabeth ?.

    Notes for Elijah Garton:
    Elijah’s Estate sale was Friday, 13 Oct 1775. His estate was settled 20 May 1777

    He purchased 154 acres in Augusta County, Virginia Colony. This land was surveyed and recorded on November 26, 1768. The land was on the east side of the dry river and muddy creek next to Bryan Muncey's land. Source: Augusta County, Virginia Survey and Deed, 1768, unknown.
    Death Source: Augusta County Estate Settlements May 20, 1777, Will Book 5, Page 500

    Spotsylvania Co., VA Deeds
    Feby. 26, 1760. Zachary GARTON and Elijah GARTON and Frances, his wife, to Ephraim KNIGHT. £36 curr. 165 a. in Spts. Co. Uriah GARTON, John SMITH, John KNIGHT, Uriah KNIGHT, Edwd. HERNDON, Henry CARTER, A. FOSTER, Harry BARTLETT. May 6, 1760.

    Deeds in Orange Co.
    XIV:40 Deed 1764 Timothy BURGESS from Elijah GARTEN

    Alternative birth/death info: St. George Parish, VA as place of birth and Orange, VA as place of death


    Notes for Frances" Fanny" Dickinson:
    She left Rockingham County, Virginia Colony and moved to Todd, Kentucky with her brother Elijah Dickinson, and his family. Her will dated May 16, 1824 is filed in Todd County, Kentucky - Will Book A, Pages 271 to 272, probated 14 Mar 1825. It reads in part:
    "And as touching such such wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. After the payment of all my just debts I allow my son Elijah Gartin one dollar and no more and at his request I allow to my black man William so much of my estate as will make him equal with my son William Gartin all but one dollar. I also give and bequeath to my black man James five hundred and fifty eight dollars sixty siz cents common currency of the state and if I should be alive I also allow him the half of all he makes to himself after the first July Eighteen hundred and twenty four till my death and no more. I also allow my son John Brown sixty dollars current money of this state and no more. And whatever is left of my estate I allow to be equally divided betwixt my sons Nathaniel, Griffith, and William, and daughters Fanny Shanklin and Elizabeth Duglas, and the heirs of Uriah and Richard Gartin making the heirs of each family equal with one of my sons. I also constitute make and ordain my son, John Brown, the sole executor of this my last will and testament and do dispose renounce and revoke all former wills legacys and bequests by me in any wise made..."

    More About Frances" Fanny" Dickinson:
    Alternative Birth Date: 1737
    Probate: March 14, 1825

    Children of Elijah Garton and Frances" Dickinson are:
    2 i. William4 Garton, born Abt. 1752 in Orange Co., Virginia; died 1837 in Todd Co., Kentucky. He married (1) Jane Miller March 02, 1786 in Greenbriar Co., West Virginia. He married (2) Polly Maddy October 12, 1815 in Monroe Co., Virginia. He married (3) Matilda (Shreeve?) Shreve April 08, 1819 in Christian Co., Kentucky.

    Notes for William Garton:
    The 1796 Greenbrier Co., (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List
    Garten, William - 1 White Tithes, 4 Horses

    In 1810 Christian Co Ky census: 4 males, 4 females

    Note: The below information was found listed for William Garton, son of Zachariah & Elizabeth (Morris) Garton. Therefore, this military info needs to be confirmed as to which William this info pertains to.

    REGISTER OF NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES OF POWHATAN COURT HOUSE
    Was #1 William Garten, age 36, 5' 6 3/4", blk hair, brown eyes, sis of dark complexion, a planter, residence Orange County born Spotsylvania Co, drafted from Orange County, 20 Mar 1781, service in 1st State Regt for 3 years, sized [seized?] 27 Apr 1781.

    County Court Order Book "B" Part 2 for Christian County, Kentucky, for the years Nov. 1809 - 6 June 1814 for a County Court held at Town of Hopkinsville. Christian County Family and History Research Society (4465 Cadiz Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).
    Pg. 74 Book B Nov. 12, 1810
    The viewers of the road from Christian Carpenter to the Sinks of Little River this day made their report and approved by the Court which is ordered to be recorded and filed and the road established accordingly and John Thompson came into Court and made oath that Jos. Shanklin, John Thompson, Peter Thompson and Henry Burgess came before him and acknowledged that they were willing the said road might run through their lands and it is ordered that John Burgess be appointed surveyor from his house to the West Fork and John Thompson from the West Fork to Christian Carpenters and the following hands is alloted to said Thompson to wit: William Wallace 7 hands, Henry and Peter Carpenter, John Mann, Charles Miller, _____ Tanner, Peter Thompson, Andrew Thompson, John Downey and Robert Downey, Thomas Bryant, Robert Baker, Wm. Garten, Joseph Shanklin, Isaac Bean, Christian, John, and Peter Carpenter, Joseph Frasier 2 hands and that Nathaniel Davis appointed to allot the hands to John Burgess and report to the next court.


    Notes for Polly Maddy:
    The d/o James & Anna (Morris) Maddy

    Notes for Matilda (Shreeve?) Shreve:
    A d/o Joshua Shreeve, 5 siblings

    + 3 ii. Elijah (Garton) Garten, born November 12, 1758 in Orange Co., Virginia; died 1840 in Fayetteville, Lawrence Co., Indiana.
    + 4 iii. Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton) Garten, Sr., born August 11, 1759 in Orange Co., Virginia; died Aft. 1843 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.
    + 5 iv. Uriah (Garton) Gartin, Capt., born Abt. 1760 in Orange Co., Virginia; died 1818 in Washington Co., Kentucky.
    + 6 v. Griffith (Garton) Garten, born September 19, 1763 in Hinton, Orange Co., Virginia; died August 13, 1843 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.
    7 vi. Elizabeth Laten Garton, born Abt. 1765 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died Unknown. She married Joseph Douglas 1787 in Rockingham Co., Virginia.

    Notes for Elizabeth Laten Garton:
    Elizabeth's brother Uriah posted marriage bond.


    Notes for Joseph Douglas:
    Joseph served in Capt Baxter's Co of the Rockingham Militia from 6 Feb 1782 to 4 Mar 1782. He was also ordered into service to guard a party of British prisoners to Winchester.

    In 1813 Joseph and Elizabeth removed to Washington County, Ky. Part of Augusta County became Rockingham in 1778. Their 5 children were all born in Rockingham Co. Va.



    + 8 vii. Frances "Fanny" Garton, born Abt. 1769 in Orange Co., Virginia; died Aft. 1850 in Missouri.
    + 9 viii. Richard (Garton) Gartin, born Abt. 1772 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died June 1815 in Christian Co., Kentucky.


    Generation No. 2

    3. Elijah (Garton)4 Garten (Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born November 12, 1758 in Orange Co., Virginia, and died 1840 in Fayetteville, Lawrence Co., Indiana. He married Sarah Boyd March 16, 1782 in Rockingham Co., Virginia, daughter of William Boyd and Elizabeth McTeer.

    Notes for Elijah (Garton) Garten:
    Biography of Thomas Alderson
    Ref: Alderson Roots and Branches 1:2:1-4. (1989)
    ..."The Court Orders of 24 April 1792 named Thomas as the appointed overseer of the 'road from the river at John Alderson's to the foot of Fishbrough Hill, with the tithables from David Jerritt's and up the river, including Graham's company to clean and keep same in repair.' In August 1793, Thomas and wife Sarah appeared in court at the suit of James Kitchen against James Dyche, who seem to have spent much of the 1790's exchanging suits. Two years later, in August, 1795, Thomas and nephew George Alderson served as jurors on a case that found James Mayse guilty in his suit against Daniel Fear. As this case ended, Thomas found himself appointed as processioner in a district laid off within the bounds of Capt. Elijah Garten's militia company." In the summer of 1796, "Thomas acted as assignee of Joseph Parsons in accepting a bounty for a wolf's head."

    The 1796 Greenbrier Co., (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List
    Garten, Elijah - 1 White Tithes, 1 Blacks 16+, 3 Horses

    He is believed to have been a soldier in the American Revolution. Buried at Fayetteville, Indiana. Name spelled on as Garten but Garton on deeds in court records in Bedford, Indiana.

    Buried in Shiloh Cemetary, Eureka, Lawrence County, Indiana.

    He served as juror in Rockingham County, VA in May 1781. His service was on the case, Cravens, Admr. vs. Ewing. The jurors were: John Brown, Elijah Garten, James Shannon, John Robertson, Peter Hinton, Geo. Hinton, Derby Reagan, Thomas More, John Reeves, James _oling, Brewer Reeves, and Thomas Hicks "who returned papers without agreeing" (note 1). He recieved a Tellico Grant from the Knox County Circuit Court Certificate No. 7 dated October 1, 1810. He got 150 acres in Knox County, Kentucky on Briar creek next to property of Richard Browning.

    He and sons would carry meal, apples, and other products of the farm to Knoxville, Tenn. in a pirogue (made by hollowing out a huge tree turnk) from their home in Knox County, Kentucky. Elijah followed his sons to Indiana and settled on a part of the land of son, James, in Lawrence County, Indiana. Elijah was a hunter and not a farmer. The first time he tried his hand at farming he did so by pulling up the dead corn stalks of the year before and dropping the seed where the old plant had been. He never owned agricultural implements. All he needed was his horse pack saddle and his rifle.

    Elijah seldom bragged of his hunting exploits. He never hunted with dogs relying on his keen eyesight and woodsman skills to hunt deer, bear, and turkeys. He would take his rifle and white horse and go on hunting trips throughout southern Indiana.

    Elijah was near 6 feet tall, rather rawboned with dark hair and grey eyes. Next to hunting his life was devoted to religion. His days were opened with the singing of hymns and prayer. He had been a Presbyterian in Virginia and Kentucky but helped found the Shiloh Methodist Church around Fayetteville, Indiana (note 2). He had a small "corn cracker" as early as 1819 near Fayetteville, Indiana. The power for running it was supplied by an inclined wheel and a small but active steer (note 3).

    He was in Lawrence County, Indiana from before 1820 until his death (notes 4 & 5).

    NOTE 1: source - Constance A. and Louise C. Levinson, Rockingham County, Virginia minute book, 1778-1792 in no series, I (1778-1786) (Harrisonburg, Virginia: Greystone Publishers, 1985), 89, This proof of jury service is enough for membership in the DAR/SAR.
    NOTE 2: source - Personal papers of James Edwin Garten of Odon, Indiana, 1930's.
    NOTE 3: GoodSpeed, History of Lawrence County, Indiana, A reproduction of the original "History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties" 1884. in no series (Paoli, Indiana: Stout's Print Shop, 1965).
    NOTE 4: 1820 Lawrence County, Indiana.
    NOTE 5: 1830 Lawrence County, Indiana.

    According to the 1830 census there were four Garton families in Lawrence Co.: Elijah Sr. and wife were 70-80 years; James and Elijah Jr. were 40-5- years; while Robert was 30-4- years. Elijah Sr. lived at what is now Fayetteville, Ind., Indian Creek Twp., where as early as 1819 he had a 'corn craker' mill powered by an inclined wheel and a small steer.
    Source: McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Frances Davis McTeer, 1975, p 29.


    More About Elijah (Garton) Garten:
    Alternative Birth Date: November 12, 1756

    More About Sarah Boyd:
    Alternative Birth Date: May 12, 1761

    Children of Elijah Garten and Sarah Boyd are:
    + 10 i. William G.5 Garten, born July 20, 1784 in Greenbriar, Co., West Virginia; died September 15, 1863 in Bureau Co., Illinois.
    11 ii. Elijah Garten, born July 23, 1786 in Greenbrier Co., West Virginia; died 1863 in Lineville, Wayne Co., Iowa. He married Sarah "Sally" Angeline Duncan December 15, 1808 in Knox Co., Kentucky.

    Notes for Elijah Garten:
    Elijah Garton was born on Jul 23 1786 in Greenbriar Co., West Virginia. (191) 1. Page 334, Vol. 1,
    "Mercer County Pioneer Traces", printed in 1997 by the Mercer Co., Missouri Gen. Soc.

    GARTON FAMILY
    Elijah Garton (name originally spelled Gharton) was born on July 23, 1786, in Greenbrier County, West
    Virginia. His parents were Elijah Gharton and Sarah Boyd. Elijah Garton was married on
    December 15, 1808, in Knox County, Kentucky, to Sarah Angeline Duncan, daughter of John Thomas
    Duncan Jr. and Mary "Polly" Laughlin. They moved to Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa. Their son
    Hamilton Boyd Garton was born on July 17, 1823, in Lawrence County, Illinois.

    Hamilton Boyd Garton was married on June 16, 1820, to Sarah Angeline Laughlin, daughter of Joseph
    Duncan Laughlin and Jane Duncan. To this union eight children were born: (1) Ellis Porter
    (1845-1920) who married Caroline Jennings; (2) Emery T. (1847- 1851); (3) Elijah L. (1849-1865)
    who was killed by Indians along with his father; (4) Sarah Jane (1853-1876) who married George
    Washington Powell; (5) Joseph Duncan (1856-1920); (6) Emily N. who married James "Jim" Wilson; (7)
    Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1862-1900) who married James Monroe Brown; and (8) Zonelda Boyd
    (1865-1913) who married Emmett Otis Talbot. Hamilton Boyd Garton and son Elijah, 19 years of age,
    were killed by Indians near Ft. Keamey in the Nebraska Territory on October 18, 1865, and are buried
    in Keamey, Buffalo County, Nebraska. Sarah Angeline (Laughlin) Garton died on March 10, 1891, and
    is buried in the Laughlin Cemetery. Joseph Duncan, fifth child of Hamilton and Sarah, was born on
    February 25, 1855, in Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa. He was married on September 14, 1891, in
    Mercer, Mercer County, Missouri, to Emily Lovina Brown, daughter of James Holiday Brown and Eliza
    Jane Sullivan. This was a double wedding, Emily Lovina Brown married Joseph Duncan Garton and Mary
    Elizabeth Garton married
    James Monroe Brown. Emily and James were half sister and brother, Mary "Lizzie" Garton and Joseph
    Duncan Garton were sister and brother.
    Children of Joseph and Emily were (1) James Hamilton (1884- 1948) who was always known by the
    name Hamilton, named after his grandfather Hamilton Boyd Garton, and who married Mamie Speer; (2)
    Eleanor Ethel (1886-1973) who married Rollo Clayton Speer; and (3) Grace G. (1888-1969) who
    married Andrew Archer "Andy" Marcusson. James and Mamie's children were (1) Joseph Nathan
    (1909- 1983) who married Daisy Estelle Hinkle; (2) Hamilton Boyd (1911- 1956) who married Ruth A.
    Porter; (3) Faith (1916-1917); (4) Homer Clayton (1919) who married Alice M. Smith; and (5) Hope
    (1921) who married Carl H. Bracewell.

    Submitted by Beverly Cox and Jerry Burns He died on Sep 5 1863 in Fayetteville, Lawrence Co,
    Indiana. Parents: Elijah Garton Jr. and Sarah Boyd (or Boid).

    He was married to Sarah Angeline (Sally) Duncan on Dec 15 1808 in Knox Co., Kentucky. Children
    were: Evalina Garton, Emily Ann (Betsy) Garton, Alzira (Sally C.?) Garton , Zerelda (Polly) Garton, John
    Duncan Garton, Rebecca Ann Garton, Hamilton Boyd Garton, Matthew (?) Garton, Doctor (?) Garton,
    Preston (?) Garton, Robert (?) Garton.

    (Note: Need to verify the marriage date for Hamilton of 1820 as it is written as three years prior to his above birth year of 1823)


    More About Elijah Garten:
    Alternative Birth Date: Rockingham, Virginia

    12 iii. Robert Garten, born Aft. 1788; died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Betsey Swift November 21, 1815.
    13 iv. Frances "Fannie" Garten, born October 30, 1793; died 1860 in Bureau Co., Illinois. She married ? Hackler Unknown.
    + 14 v. James Garten, born August 30, 1788 in Tennessee; died May 30, 1874 in Daviess Co., Indiana.
    15 vi. Elizabeth "Betsey" Garten, born January 26, 1796 in Greenbriar Co., West Virginia; died 1866. She married Joseph Rodes Unknown.
    16 vii. Nancy Rachel Garten, born July 16, 1791 in Greenbriar Co., West Virginia; died Unknown. She married ? Browning Unknown.
    17 viii. Amy Garten, born Aft. 1791; died Unknown.

    4. Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4 Garten, Sr. (Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born August 11, 1759 in Orange Co., Virginia, and died Aft. 1843 in Monroe Co., West Virginia. He married Mary ? Unknown.

    Notes for Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton) Garten, Sr.:
    The 1796 Greenbrier Co., (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List
    Garten, Nathaniel - 1 White Tithes, 3 Horses

    The month and day of his birth are from a letter dated February 14, 1927 signed by Winfield Scott, Commissioner in the Wars Section (of the War Department?)

    His revolutionary was pension papers show that the agent noted he died March 7, 1840.

    He had 74 acres on Swopes Knob conveyed to him by survey in 1787. (Monroe County, VA book S-3, page 19) Patents in Greenbrier County, VA show a 1795 patent to Nathaniel for 74 acres south of Swopes Knob. In 1802 Nathaniel obtained 215 acres on Laurel Creek. (Monroe County, Va book S-1, pag 78); 95 acres on Laurel Creek. (Monroe County, VA Book S-1, page 257). In 1811 Nathaniel received 18 acres on Wolf creek. (Monroe County, VA Book S-1, page 300).

    He filed a petition in Monroe County, VA in 1834 about his Revolutionary War service. It reads as follows:
    "On this 17th day of February 1834 personally appeared in open court before the justice of the County Court of Monroe, Nathaniel Garten aged 74 years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That he was born in Orange County State of Virginia in the year 1759 as he has always been informed, but that he has no record of his age; that he engaged as an Indian spy in the year 1777 from the first of January to the first of March by Capt. Robert Cravens of the militia in the county of Rockingham State of Virginia and Lieut. Trout; that he was marched to Tygart's Valley the in the county of Augusta VA where he remained 3 months at Warwicks Fort for the purpose of protecting the inhabitants from the barbarities of the Indians as they had previously committed many depridations during which time he was constantly examining the ways by which the Indians came to the settlement in order that he might give intelligence to the Company stationed at the Fort. He was not in any engagement with the Indians as they (hacing ascertained that the Fort was guarded) did not attack.; That he with several others pursued the Indians for some days, marching from 40 to 50 miles a day; they suffered extremely for the want of provisions. At the expiration of three months he returned home to the county of Rockingham from which place he had started, and remained there about one year; Afterward hearing that the Indians were doing much injury to the people and their property in Tygart's Valley, he was marched back under the command of Lieut John Rice as an Indian Spy, where he remained 3 months again in active service as before stated. He returned home a second time and remained another year, from whence he was sent to Nutter's Fort at the west Fork of Monongahala River, a distance of 200 miles under the command of Capt. William Kincaid where he remained three months to guard the Farmers while at work in their fields. He returned home and moved to the county of Greenbrier (now Monroe) where he has since resided and does now reside. In the spring of 1781 being informed that James Mack's family were taken prisoners by the Indians, on Indian Creek, he volunteered and went to Laferty's Fort on Indian Creek where he staid three weeks reconnoitering the country between the mouth of Blue Stone Creek and the mouth of Indian Creek to protect the farmers during the time they were planting their corn; for which services he received no pay. He has no documentary evidence & knows of no person who can testify to his services. He is known in his present neighborhood to Col. Richard Shanklin, Capt. William McDaniel & Capt. John H. Vawter & others who can testify as to his veracity and their belief of his services as an Indian Spy. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of our state."
    Signed Nath'l Garten by his mark


    " On this 17th day of February 1834 personally appeared in open court Griffith Garten, brother of said Nathaniel Garten who being first duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith that he will recollect that his brother Nathaniel Garten was acquiped & left home prepared to fight the Indians at three several times and he was from home each time about three months."
    Sworn and subscribe to in open court the date above
    \\Griffith Garten\\

    "We James Christy a clergyman residing in the county of Monroe and state of Virginia and Richard Shanklin residing in the same county & state do hereby certify that we are well acquanted with Nathaniel Garten who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration; that he is reputed & believed to be 74 years of age; that he is reputed & believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been an Indian Spy and soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion."
    Jas. Christy, Senr.
    R. Shanklin

    "And the said court do hereby declare their opinion, after investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary war soldier, and served as he states. And the court further certifies, that it appears to them that James Christy who has signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman resident in the county of Monroe & state of Virginia and the Richard Shanklin who has also signed the same is a resident in the said county & state and is a credible person, and that their statement in entitled to credit.
    I, John Hutchinson, Jr. of the court of Monroe County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said court, in the matter of the application of Nathaniel Garten for a pension.
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office at Union this 19th day of February 1834 & the 58th year of the Commonwealth.
    Jno. Hutchinson, Jr. Clk"

    State of Virginia:
    At a court held for the county of Monroe at the court house on monday the 21st day of April 1834: It is ordered & certified that Griffith Garten whose affidavit is given upon Nathaniel Garten's declaration for a pension, is a credible man & resident in the county of Monroe; and that his statement thereon written is entitled to credit.

    I, John Hutchinson, Jr. Clerk of the court of Monroe county do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of an order entered of record in the matter of the application of Nathaniel Garten for a pension.
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office at Union this 22nd day of April 1834 & the 58th year of the Commonwealth.
    Jno. Hutchinson, Jr. Clk"

    Note: pension claim # S 10719, paid from 4 Sep 1838 to 4 Mar 1839, (died 7 Mar 1840) He was in court after his brother Griffith's death in 1843 in the will dispute- (..?..notes not clear)
    He was 78 and living in his own home in Monroe County in the census of Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1 June 1840
    ("The Gart-n News" Ref: 17/1-5 states that Nathaniel had 12 children.)


    Children of Nathaniel Garten and Mary ? are:
    18 i. Elizabeth5 Garten, born Abt. 1784 in Greenbriar, Co., West Virginia; died April 23, 1847 in Putnam Co., Indiana. She married James Christy, Jr. October 11, 1804 in Monroe Co., Virginia.

    More About Elizabeth Garten:
    Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetary, Fillmore, Putnam County, Indiana

    19 ii. Francis Garten, born Abt. 1790 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died October 1860 in Putnam Co., Indiana. She married James Allen November 05, 1810 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.
    20 iii. Nathaniel (Girton) Garten, born Abt. 1791 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died 1876 in Putnam Co., Indiana. He married Margaret Durgan April 16, 1811 in Monroe Co., Wet Virginia.

    Notes for Nathaniel (Girton) Garten:
    He was also known as Nathaniel Girton Jr. He and family were in the 1820 and 1830 Monroe county, VA censuses. In the 1840 and 1860 Census they were in Putnam county, Indiana. They have not been located in 1850. When they moved to Indiana they located in the same vicinity of William Girton who was from Pennsylvania via Brown Co, Ohio. Nathaniel's records at the courthouse soon began to appear as Girton instead of Garten. The proximity to the Girtons and the inability to write one's name may be the reasons the spelling of the name was changed. He appeared on the census of 1840 in Putnam county, Indiana. He and family have not been located in the 1850 census. He appeared on the census of 1860 in Putnam county, Indiana.

    + 21 iv. Mary Garten, born Abt. 1792; died Unknown.
    22 v. Rachel Garten, born Abt. 1798 in Greenbriar, Co., West Virginia; died Unknown. She married Jacob Cook July 13, 1818 in Monroe Co., Virginia.
    23 vi. Ann Garten, born Abt. 1800; died Unknown.

    Notes for Ann Garten:
    In 1850, Ann is living in the household of her sister Lucinda.

    Monroe County, West Virginia 1850 Census
    634/634 COPELAND
    Lewis 50 Fa VA
    Lucinda 45
    GARTEN
    Ann 50


    + 24 vii. Richard Garten, born Abt. 1803 in Virginia; died Unknown.
    + 25 viii. John Garten, born Abt. 1804 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Bet. 1853 - 1860 in Nodaway Co., Missouri.
    26 ix. Lucinda Garten, born Abt. 1805 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown. She married Lewis (Louis?) Copeland September 25, 1826 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Lucinda Garten:
    Monroe County, West Virginia 1850 Census
    634/634 COPELAND
    Lewis 50 Fa VA
    Lucinda 45
    GARTEN
    Ann 50

    Note: Sister of Lucinda is living in the household.

    27 x. Milly Garten, born Abt. 1806 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    + 28 xi. Elijah Garten, born Abt. 1809 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died September 06, 1888 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    5. Uriah (Garton)4 Gartin, Capt. (Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1760 in Orange Co., Virginia, and died 1818 in Washington Co., Kentucky. He married (1) Margaret Devier 1785 in Rockingham Co., Virginia. He married (2) Sarah "Sally" (Houston?) Huston 1787 in Rockingham Co., Virginia.

    Notes for Uriah (Garton) Gartin, Capt.:
    Uriah Garton was a Lieutenant in Capt. Cain's Company Letter during the Revolutionary War. He later attained the rank of Captain in the Rockingham County Militia. From 1787 to 1795 the land records of Rockingham County list him as Capt Uriah Garton. The tax lists are divided into several groups. One is the group headed by the caption "Capt Uriah Gartin's list".

    ROCKINGHAM RECORDER 29 April 1783, p 260
    "Also URIAH GARTEN to be Lieutenant in said Company (Capt Wm. Herring's) and Michael Mullins Ensign 25 Oct 1784, page 378: "URIAH GARTEN was sworn in Captain of Militia in the room of Capt Cornelius Cain, which is ordered certified."27 March 1786: "Administration of the estate of MARGARET GARTON, deceased, was granted to URIA GARTIN, he having complied with the law."

    Uriah married Margaret Devier in 1785 in Rockingham County. They had no known children. She died before 1787. There were several law suits involving Uriah and the Devier family over property left to Margaret by her father and mother's wills. At this point it is unclear as to the final outcome.

    Uriah wasted no time in finding another wife. He married Sarah "Sally" Huston in 1787 in Rockingham County.

    "Kentucky Gazette", (1787-1800), Vol 1, #39, 24 May 1788:
    Uriah Garton, Lexington, 21 May 1788, they have agreed to separate and he won't pay her [Sarahs] debts anymore".

    This Uriah Gartin moved to Washington County Kentucky sometime after 1795. In the Rockingham County Order books, including the year 1795, Uriah Gartin is requested to appear before the Judge. The report back to the court is: Uriah Gartin and Robert Ralston are about to remove to Kentucky. The report is dated 6 Oct 1795. Also in Rockingham there was a power of attorney document between Uriah Gartin and Sarah, his wife, of Kentucky and Joseph Douglas. The document gives Joseph Douglas the power to deal with the sale of Uriah's property in Rockingham County. The property mentioned is on Dry River bordering the land of John Huston. He may be related to Sarah (Huston-Houston) Gartin. The land records of the county show Uriah as having lived on Dry River during the 1780's. The power of attorney is contained in Burnt Records Book 000, page 424. The document states that Joseph Douglas was the brother in law of Uriah. Uriah had two sisters: Fanny (Garton) Shanklin and Elizabeth (Garton) Douglas.

    Capt Uriah Gartin died in the year 1818 in Washington County Kentucky. The administrators were his wife, Sally, and son George. The part of Washington county they located in became Marion county in 1834.


    Children of Uriah Gartin and Sarah Huston are:
    + 29 i. George H.5 Gartin, born January 25, 1794; died August 25, 1857 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky.
    30 ii. Elizabeth Gartin, born October 09, 1797 in Kentucky; died 1870 in Paris, Monroe Co., Missouri. She married Abraham Mason 1814.

    Notes for Elizabeth Gartin:
    Gone But Not Forgotten, MO Pioneers
    MASON, Abraham GARTIN, Elizabeth 1792 1832 Paris MO Frank Mason

    More About Abraham Mason:
    Burial: Old Cemetery, Paris, Monroe Co., Missouri

    + 31 iii. Stephen Houston Gartin, born Abt. 1798; died March 06, 1838 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky.

    6. Griffith (Garton)4 Garten (Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born September 19, 1763 in Hinton, Orange Co., Virginia, and died August 13, 1843 in Monroe Co., West Virginia. He married Hannah (Hanna?) Miller September 19, 1787 in Greenbriar Co., West Virginia, daughter of James Miller and Margaret Boyd.

    Notes for Griffith (Garton) Garten:
    1796 Greenbriar Co., Virginia (West) Personal Property Tax List
    Garten, Griffy - 1 White Tithes, 3 Horses

    Griffith Garton m: Hannah Miller, 19 Sep 1787, Rockingham Co., Va
    They were married by Rev John Alderson at the Linville Baptist Church, the first Church of any denomination in what is now WVa.

    Case of Jackson v. Garten, abstracted, 1843-1844 - Monroe Co. WV

    The following was abstracted from the case of:

    JACKSON v. GARTEN, et al

    Box 1, #4, Case #80
    Order Book B-13 - Monroe County, West Va.

    10 Oct. 1844 - 69th year of our Commonwealth.

    10 of Jul., 1843, Benjamin Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Wilson Jackson, Clara Jackson, Jackson
    Jackson and Harriet Jackson, by their father and next friend, against Uriah Garten, Elijah
    Garten, Hugh Garten, Charles Calloway and Ella his wife, late Ella Garten, John Peters and
    Peggy, his wife, late Peggy Garten, Thomas Green and Sally, his wife, late Sally Garten, James
    Swinney and Jinny his wife, late Jinny Garten, Andrew Hinchman and Cianna his wife, late Cianna
    Garten, William Garten, Dickson Garten, Jesse Garten, James Garten and John H. Vawter and James
    A. Dunlap, Executors of Griffith Garten, deceased.

    Benjamin Jackson (alias Benjamin Garten), et al, state that Griffith Garten made his will on 27
    Apr. 1835 at which time the orators were held in slavery and were emancipated after execution
    of the will. At some time not known to Orators, Griffith Garten made a codicil to the will
    devising to them a parcel of land in Monroe County on Indian Creek, to be held by Ben Jackson
    or to be sold and proceeds given to Orators to enable them to purchase land in the West. . . .

    Codicil could not be found. Decendants of Griffith Garten claimed proceeds. Orator believes
    that during the last illness of Griffith Garten, Elijah Garten took possession and control of
    the papers and had the Opportunity to destroy the codicil. . . .

    Order of publication against the absent Uriah & Elijah.Garten. Oct. 1843

    Answers filed by Uriah and Elijah. Admit will and codicil,. State that codicil was revoked on
    12 Aug 1843 and destroyed by the old gentleman in the presence of Elijah.. The same day the
    respondent, Uriah Carten arrived at the house and was requested by his father to draw his chair
    up to the bedside and was told that he had destroyed the codicil which.gave to his black people
    the land. That upon reflection he thought he was giving them too much. That he had given them
    their freedom and other property and it would be too much to give them the land too. He then
    requested a certificate be drawn up showing that he had revoked the codicil. He accordingly
    signed the certificate and requested Uriah to witness it, which he did. Defendants deny that
    they destroyed or suppressed the codicil. Defendants pray for dismissal. Acknowldgment.

    Exhibits A & B. Griffith Garten will and codicil, and Exhibit 1, revoking the 2nd codicil to
    secure to "my black people" a certain parcel of land and stated that he had destroyed the same.

    10 Oct. 1844
    Depositions filed.
    Questions by John C. Maddy, agent for Plaintiff
    Answers by Samuel Campbell

    Q. Were you at the house of Griffith Garten about a week before he died, and if so, state
    what conversation you had with him...

    A. I was at the house about that time. He told me that he had given the Gill place
    to Ben Jackson as a sort of home for him as he had been of more service to him than any two of
    his children and that he had borrowed 4 or 5 steers from him, the proceeds of which went to pay
    for the land and that he had given Ben Jackson the land for a home as he didn't want him
    knocked about in his old age and requested me to say nothing about it until after his death as
    some of his children might be disgusted at what he had done.

    Q. Were you at his home on the evening before he died and do you think he was sufficiently
    in his senses to do business?

    A. He was very low and appeared to be in great misery. He knew me as I stepped in,
    appeared then in his senses, but his eyes looked glaring as if he was struck with death and I
    don't think he was then capable of writing his name.

    Q. by Uriah Garten. Did not Ben Jackson get a considerable quantity of property at the time
    of his master's death and what was its value?

    A. He did get a good deal of property ... about 3 or 4 hundred $ or more and he gave him
    several blacksmith accounts to collect for himself.

    Q. by Uriah Garten. Do you think Ben Jackson had a good deal of influence over his
    master? ... that he tried to keep up a variance between him and his children?

    A. I think he had a good deal of influence over his master, and it was generally reported
    that he did try to keep him angry with his children, which report I believe was true, which was
    done I believe to enable him better to procure his freedom and property from his master.


    ELIZABETH CAMPBELL sworn and deposed and stated during questioning that she didn't think Mr.
    Garten appeared to he in his senses but he was able to get out of bed and walk alone.

    HENRY TAYLOR sworn and questioned by Maddy and Uriah Garten, stated that he was at the house of
    Griffith Garten the day,before he died and that Elijah Garten was handling some papers in the
    room where his father was with a little box in his hand and the paper was on the foot of the
    bed. No one else present but Elijah Garten and his father. Stated that he had been told by
    Ben Jackson that his master had taken some property from him to make up some losses which he
    had sustained by Ben's neglect. Ben Jackson told him that he was compelled to leave the state
    by the laws of the country and he could not attend to the land so he wanted to sell it. He
    understood that Ben Jackson got $100 for the land and it was worth $500.

    WM. C. HUTCHINSON sworn. Testified that Uriah Garten had told him there
    was a will giving the land to the negroes but that the old man had concluded that he had given
    them a sufficient portion without the land and that he had taken the will and tore it up
    himself and threw it under the forestick.

    JOHN PETERS, Jr. - Stated that he was in the barn on the place all day on Friday the day before
    Griffith Garten died. He was thrashing but was at the house only a few minutes. He did not
    see any will burnt on that day.

    MRS. JOHN BAKER - testified she was at the house on Thursday and Griffith Garten appeared in
    his senses but from the pain he was in she didn't think him capable of doing any business.

    GEORGE R. JOHNSON... Heard Griffith Garten say that he did not intend to give his negroes any
    land the spring before he died.

    JOHN H. VAWTER. - testified substantally that Elijah Garten told him that his father had torn
    up the will and directed Elijah Garten to throw them in the fire and burn them. (the pieces)
    According to his judgment the value of the whole estate did not amount to as much to each of
    the 12 heirs as the value of the negroes and their property did to each of the six negroes.

    MRS. MINNER - was at the house the evening before he died. He was in good senses but not
    capable of doing any business. She did not see any papers.

    JOHN BAKER - stated that Griffith Garten did not appear to be fully in his senses although he
    could say "water" and "up" when he wanted either. He did not think him capable of doing any
    business. Ben Jackson told him that Griffith Ga'rten intended him the land but Elijah Garten
    had taken it from him.

    16 Mar. 1844 - More depositions taken.

    JAMES H. ALEXANDER - In the winter of 40-41 he witnessed a codicil giving
    the slaves a tract of land and if the slaves did not get permission to remain in the
    commonwealth it should be sold for their benefit. Griffith Garten requested him not to mention
    what disposition he had made of the land.

    BENJAMIN GREEN - Griffith Garten had told him that he had given his slaves
    a tract of land embracing the Gill tract. He had blazed some trees or corners and marked the
    same with keel. Griffith Garten had sold 5 steers belonging to Ben and as.he did not pay the
    man back he wanted to,make him safe by giving him the land.

    HENRY M. TAYLOR. * * *

    19 Apr. 1844

    PETER MINNER. He and his wife were at the house the night before Griffith Garten died. They
    rode up to the house and his wife inquired of Elijah.Garten who was in the yard, how his father
    was, and he answered that he was going very fast. That he had seen his sons up there that
    evening when he requested that they take him to the door, which they did. He sat down in the
    door, felt round about him and told them to take away the green leaves, although there was none
    there. He was not capable of doing business.

    4 May 1844

    JAMES VAWTER .... Witnessed a codicil giving the land to Ben Jackson. Did not know how many
    acres but understood that it was the Gill place.

    FRANCIS ELLISON, SR. - 4 or 5 years ago Griffith Garten stated that he had purchased a tract
    of land and Ben Jackson had put in a lot of steers to help pay for it.

    ISAAC WOODRAM. - Elijah Garten told him that his father tore up the codicil the day before he
    died at about 9 or 10 o'clock in the morning and gave it to Elijah Garten to burn.

    BENJAMIN B. NOBLE. - Stated that Elijah Garten told him that-Griffith Garten had burned the
    codicil.


    27 Sep. 1844

    ROBERT W. SANDERS. - Stated that Elijah Garten said he had not destroyed the codicil but that
    his father had done it.

    SARAH HUTCHINSON Same statement.

    SAMUEL CAMPBELL Griffith Garten was not able to do business late evening
    the day before he died.

    BENJAMIN LIVELY - Well acquainted with Griffith Garten for 40 years. No
    doubt but that Griffith Garten signed the codicil with his own hand.

    GEORGE W. PETERS. - Knew Griffith Garten 16 years. It was his handwriting, not Uriah Garten or
    Garten.

    JOHN VAWTER. Griffith Garten's handwriting. I knew his signature.
    4 May 1844

    JOHN ALDERSON - Monday before Griffith Garten's death he told him that he
    had some neighborhood settlement to make in Union with Plunkett Beine and had sent Elijah and
    seemed to be in his senses at that time.

    WM. H. JOHNSON - Ben Jackson told him that he had heard Elijah,Garten persuading Griffith
    Garten to destroy the papers giving him the land.

    26 Aug. 1843

    NATHANIEL GARTEN - Questioned by John Vawter

    Q. Have you had any conversation with your brother, Griffith Garten, as to his intention of
    giving his black people a portion of his land?

    A. About 3 years before the death of my brother, Griffith Garten, I visited him and asked
    him if he intended giving his blacks land. He stated that he did. Next visit I asked him
    again and he said "Nat, I do not know so well about it." I think he was in his proper mind.

    Q. by Ben Jackson. Did you ever hear him say that he would not. give me the land?

    A. Not positively. He stated he did not know so well about it.

    JOHN PETERS, SR. Worked at Griffith Garten's house 2 or 3 days before he died. He appeared to
    be himself.


    MARGARET B. PETERS. Saw him Friday before he died. He appeared to be in his senses.

    PETER MINNER. ...

    MORRIS MINNERS. ...
    GEORGE R. JOHNSON...
    LEONARD TURNER ...
    APPEAL DENIED BY THE JUDGES.
    WM. H. CABELL
    Jan. 31, 1845


    (Submitter note: The above information was abstracted from the original file in the office of
    the Clerk of Court at Monroe County, West Virginia in 1982 by Jeanne Swinney Harrington)


    More About Griffith (Garton) Garten:
    Alternative Death Date: April 27, 1835

    Children of Griffith Garten and Hannah Miller are:
    + 32 i. Uriah5 Garten, born April 17, 1787 in Greenbriar, Co., West Virginia; died October 18, 1866 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.
    + 33 ii. Hugh (Garten) Gartin, born November 13, 1787 in Virginia; died November 26, 1865 in Miller Co., Missouri.
    + 34 iii. William (Garton/Gartin) Garten, born Abt. 1792 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Bef. 1843 in Decatur Co., Indiana.
    35 iv. Elizabeth (Ella/Ellen?) Garten, born September 16, 1793; died May 16, 1845. She married Charles (Callaway?) Calloway September 26, 1812 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Elizabeth (Ella/Ellen?) Garten:
    Marriage Bonds,1799-1819 - Monroe Co. WV
    Microfilm 466964
    Note: 1809 and 1810 are missing from film
    Callaway, Charles Garten, Elizabeth 9/26/1812


    More About Charles (Callaway?) Calloway:
    Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Indiana

    36 v. Margaret "Peggy" (Garton) Garten, born Abt. 1795; died Unknown. She married John Peters September 17, 1815 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.
    + 37 vi. Elijah Alexander Garten, born Abt. 1798 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown in Lincoln Co., West Virginia.
    + 38 vii. James K. (Garton) Garten, born March 23, 1799 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died August 07, 1849 in Illinois.
    39 viii. Martha Jane "Jenny" Garten, born May 04, 1801 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died November 24, 1876 in Bloomfield, Iowa. She married James Swinney April 08, 1818 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Martha Jane "Jenny" Garten:
    Marriage Bonds,1799-1819 - Monroe Co. WV
    Microfilm 466964
    Note: 1809 and 1810 are missing from film
    Swinney, James Garten, Jenny 4/8/1818


    More About Martha Jane "Jenny" Garten:
    Alternative Marriage Date: April 09, 1819

    More About James Swinney:
    Alternative Birth Date: November 22, 1793
    Burial: Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana

    40 ix. Richard Dickerson (Girton?) Garten, born December 28, 1803 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died November 30, 1851 in Hancock Co., Illinois. He married Clara Green March 04, 1825 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Richard Dickerson (Girton?) Garten:
    Other sources show marriage date as 3/14/1825

    Marriage Bonds, 1820-1825 - Monroe Co. WV
    Garten, Dickerson Green, Clara 3/4/1825


    + 41 x. Jesse W. (Gartin) Garten, born December 23, 1804 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died July 16, 1873 in Rush Co., Indiana.
    42 xi. Sarah Garten, born Abt. 1809; died 1854 in Grant Co., Indiana. She married Thomas Green August 25, 1825 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Sarah Garten:
    Other sources show marriage date as Aug 26 1825 & Sep 26 1825.

    Marriage Bonds, 1820-1825 - Monroe Co. WV
    Green, Thomas Garten, Sarah 8/25/1825


    43 xii. Cianna (Seanna?) Garten, born Abt. 1810; died Bef. August 13, 1844. She married Andrew Hinchman Unknown.

    8. Frances "Fanny"4 Garton (Elijah3, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1769 in Orange Co., Virginia, and died Aft. 1850 in Missouri. She married Joseph Shanklin June 13, 1791 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

    Notes for Frances "Fanny" Garton:
    In 1850 she was with son Thomas J in Morgan Co Mo


    Notes for Joseph Shanklin:
    County Court Order Book "B" Part 2 for Christian County, Kentucky, for the years Nov. 1809 - 6 June 1814 for a County Court held at Town of Hopkinsville. Christian County Family and History Research Society (4465 Cadiz Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).
    Pg. 74 Book B Nov. 12, 1810
    The viewers of the road from Christian Carpenter to the Sinks of Little River this day made their report and approved by the Court which is ordered to be recorded and filed and the road established accordingly and John Thompson came into Court and made oath that Jos. Shanklin, John Thompson, Peter Thompson and Henry Burgess came before him and acknowledged that they were willing the said road might run through their lands and it is ordered that John Burgess be appointed surveyor from his house to the West Fork and John Thompson from the West Fork to Christian Carpenters and the following hands is alloted to said Thompson to wit: William Wallace 7 hands, Henry and Peter Carpenter, John Mann, Charles Miller, _____ Tanner, Peter Thompson, Andrew Thompson, John Downey and Robert Downey, Thomas Bryant, Robert Baker, Wm. Garten, Joseph Shanklin, Isaac Bean, Christian, John, and Peter Carpenter, Joseph Frasier 2 hands and that Nathaniel Davis appointed to allot the hands to John Burgess and report to the next court.


    Children of Frances Garton and Joseph Shanklin are:
    44 i. Thomas J.5 Shanklin, born Abt. 1792; died Unknown.
    + 45 ii. Elijah Shanklin, born Abt. 1794; died Unknown.

    9. Richard (Garton)4 Gartin (Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1772 in Augusta Co., Virginia, and died June 1815 in Christian Co., Kentucky. He married Anna Kincaid August 02, 1792 in Greenbriar Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Richard (Garton) Gartin:
    The 1796 Greenbrier Co., (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List
    Garten, Richard - 1 White Tithes, 2 Horses

    Resided Orange Co Va; removed to Greenbriar and Monroe Co Va 1780-1790, settled in Todd Co Ky 1808 (where he left a will). Also lived Bath Co, Va., 10 Jul 1795- had 1 tithable and 1 horse there. In 1810 Christian Co Ky census.


    Child of Richard Gartin and Anna Kincaid is:
    + 46 i. William Harvey5 Gartin, born Unknown; died Unknown.


    Generation No. 3

    10. William G.5 Garten (Elijah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born July 20, 1784 in Greenbriar, Co., West Virginia, and died September 15, 1863 in Bureau Co., Illinois. He married Uphia Stevenson March 23, 1825 in Lawrence Co., Indiana.

    Child of William Garten and Uphia Stevenson is:
    + 47 i. Elija Preston6 Garten, born October 09, 1828 in Lawrence Co., Indiana; died January 07, 1905 in Cedar Rapids, Boone Co., Nebraska.

    14. James5 Garten (Elijah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born August 30, 1788 in Tennessee, and died May 30, 1874 in Daviess Co., Indiana. He married (1) Elizabeth "Betty/Betsey" Lee Sears February 13, 1812 in Knox Co., Kentucky. He married (2) Lydia Gray 1825 in Lawrence Co., Indiana.

    Notes for James Garten:
    Children of James spell the last name as GHERTON.
    DEATH: SEARS NOTES; 1782-1890; June Rayfield Welch, Dallas, TX; p 6; copy in poss of Ray Sears, Duncan, OK ; Marriage record shows Gherton. Wedding solemnized by James Sullivan. They moved to Lawrence co, IN about 1816. On 11 Aug 1832 Gerton and wife Lydia, of Lawrence co, through attorney-in-fact Joseph Sullivan sold, for $350, Knox co land to Jesse Sears, of Pulaski co, KY[27-Descendant Richard Overton, Washington, IN, says the name was really Garton, but Elijah
    Garton's sons spelled it various ways; Gartens,of whatever spelling, in Knox co, KY were brothers.

    James was born in Tennessee in 1788. He removed to Kentucky in youth, where he resided until 1816, when he moved to Lawrence County, Ind., purchased land and began tilling the soil. He speculated largely in stock, which he took to Chicago, driving them through unbroken forests and across rivers and creeks. He moved to Daviess County in 1839 and purchased 320 acres of land. He died in said county May 30, 1874. He was one of the first settlers in the township and assisted largely in forming the first settlements.
    Ref: History of Daviess County by: Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886

    More About James Garten:
    Alternative Birth Date: Greenbriar Co., Virginia
    Alternative Death Date: Lawrence Co., Indiana

    More About Elizabeth "Betty/Betsey" Lee Sears:
    Alternative Death Date: December 14, 1824, Springville, Indiana

    Child of James Garten and Elizabeth Sears is:
    48 i. William6 Garten, born August 07, 1822 in Lawrence Co., Indiana; died Unknown. He married Margaret Dicks February 22, 1844.

    Notes for William Garten:
    WILLIAM GARTEN, an old settler of Daviess County, Ind., was born in Lawrence County, Ind., August 7, 1822, and is one of four children born to James and Betsey (Sears) Garten. Our subject's paternal grandfather was of Welsh descent. He was a pioneer of Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Lawrence County, Ind., having killed deer and wild game of various kinds in each State. He was a skillful marksman and rivaled Daniel Boone in his love for forest life.

    The mother died in 1822. Subject's mother died when he was but two week's old. He was reared by his people with whom he remained until twenty-two years old. February 22, 1844, he married Margaret, daughter of Zacharias and Peggy Dicks. Mrs. Garten was born November 13, 1822, in Monroe County, Ind. To their union eight children were born, seven of whom are living. The children's names are Sarah E., Mary A., Zacharias T., James M.. John L., William H., Zimri M. and Henry S. After marriage Mr. Garten lived on the old home place for two years, and in 1846 he purchased 180 acres of land, where he settled and has since resided. He has been an industrious, hard-working man, and by his energy and close attention to business now owns 330 acres of land, besides giving 145 acres to his children. In politics he is a Republican and cast his first vote for Henry Clay.
    Ref: History of Daviess County by: Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886

    Child of James Garten and Lydia Gray is:
    + 49 i. James Harvey6 Garten, born 1836 in Lawrence Co., Indiana; died Unknown.

    21. Mary5 Garten (Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1792, and died Unknown. She married William Truesdale Arnot January 29, 1812 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, son of Henry Arnot and Elizabeth Truesdale.

    Notes for Mary Garten:
    Marriage Bonds,1799-1819 - Monroe Co. WV
    Microfilm 466964
    Note: 1809 and 1810 are missing from film
    Arnot, William Garten, Mary 1/29/1812


    Notes for William Truesdale Arnot:
    Material compiled by Esta McDaniel Lee, Jacob Arnot b. 26 Oct 1814 d. 1896 m. 1831 Rebecca Thomas. The line ends there in her material.

    Jacob is listed as the second child of William Truesdale Arnot b. 29 Sep 1789 Monroe Co. VA d. 1863 and Mary Garten whom he married in 1812. Mary Garten b. 1790 was a dau. of Nathaniel Garten. (William m. 2. in 1817 Lucinda Handley b. 1796 d. 28 Nov. 1963)

    William Truesdale Arnot is listed as the 4th child of Henry Arnot, Rev. War veteran, b. 12 Mar 1760/1 Orange Co. NY d. 26 May 1847 Monroe Co. VA and Elizabeth Truesdale b. 15 Aug 1760 Sussex Co. NJ d. 30 Dec 1840 Monroe Co. VA, dau. of Stephen Truesdale.

    More About William Truesdale Arnot:
    Alternative Birth Date: Sussex Co., New Jersey

    Children of Mary Garten and William Arnot are:
    50 i. Jesse6 Arnot, born Abt. 1813 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died 1896. He married Mary E. Handley Unknown.
    51 ii. Jacob Arnot, born October 26, 1814; died 1896. He married Rebecca Thomas 1831.
    52 iii. Anderson Arnot, born Abt. 1815 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died 1892. He married Mary Jane Hill Unknown.

    24. Richard5 Garten (Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1803 in Virginia, and died Unknown. He married (1) Malinda Long March 1826 in Monroe Co., West Virginia. He married (2) Laverna Cales April 19, 1874 in Summers Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Richard Garten:
    Monroe County, West Virginia 1850 Census
    409/409 GARTEN
    Richard 47 Fa VA
    Melinda 44
    Sarah A. 16
    Richard T. 14
    Fanny 12

    SUMMERS COUNTY WV MARRIAGES YEAR OF 1874
    APRIL ??--Richard Gartin, born in ???? son of Nathaniel and Mary Gartin;
    ???? Cales, born ???? daughter of Jas. Cales. Married by William Linton.



    Children of Richard Garten and Malinda Long are:
    53 i. Sarah A.6 Garten, born Abt. 1834; died Unknown.
    54 ii. Richard T. Garten, born Abt. 1836; died Unknown.
    55 iii. Fanny Garten, born Abt. 1838; died Unknown.

    25. John5 Garten (Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1804 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died Bet. 1853 - 1860 in Nodaway Co., Missouri. He married Matilda Wray January 21, 1823 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for John Garten:
    Marriage information recorded in Monroe Co., West Virginia
    Garten, John to Wray, Matilda 1/21/1823
    Marriage Bonds, 1820-1825 - Monroe Co. WV
    Garten, John Wray, Matilda 1/21/1823


    Child of John Garten and Matilda Wray is:
    + 56 i. Samuel (Garten)6 Gartin, born 1835 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.

    28. Elijah5 Garten (Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1809 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died September 06, 1888 in Monroe Co., West Virginia. He married Jane Maddy February 23, 1830 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, daughter of James Maddy and Anna Kissinger.

    Notes for Elijah Garten:
    CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: WV COUNTY: MONROE DIVISION: Division No. 39 REEL NO: M432-961 PAGE NO: 384B REFERENCE: 6TH DAY OF AUGUST, 1850

    12 203 203 Garten, Elijah 41 M Farmer Virginia
    13 203 203 Garten, Jane 51 F -- Virginia
    14 203 203 Garten, Elsa J. 17 F -- Virginia
    15 203 203 Garten, Clementine 14 F -- Virginia
    16 203 203 Garten, Mary B. 10 F -- Virginia
    17 203 203 Garten, Wm M. 9 M -- Virginia

    Note: Elijah Garten b: abt. 1809 Monroe Co., WV m: Jane Maddy 2/23/1830 Monroe Co., WV dau of James Maddy and Anna Kissinger. Elsa J. Garten b: 11/13/1834 of Summers, WV, Clementine Garten b: 1836 of Summers, WV, Mary B. Garten b: 1840 of Summers, WV, William M. Garten b: 1841 of Summers, WV., children of Elijah and Jane Garten. Refs: LDS IGI Records


    More About Elijah Garten:
    Burial: Mt. Pisgah Cemetary, Summers County, West Virginia

    Children of Elijah Garten and Jane Maddy are:
    57 i. Elsa J.6 Garten, born November 13, 1834 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    58 ii. Clementine Garten, born Abt. 1836 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    59 iii. Mary B. Garten, born Abt. 1840 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    60 iv. William Garten, born Abt. 1841 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.

    29. George H.5 Gartin (Uriah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born January 25, 1794, and died August 25, 1857 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky. He married Margaret ? Unknown.

    More About George H. Gartin:
    Burial: Old Liberty Cemetery, Bradfordsville, Kentucky

    Child of George Gartin and Margaret ? is:
    + 61 i. Mary Jane6 Gartin, born September 04, 1835; died May 15, 1859 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky.

    31. Stephen Houston5 Gartin (Uriah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1798, and died March 06, 1838 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky. He married Sallie ? Unknown.

    More About Stephen Houston Gartin:
    Burial: Old Liberty Cemetery, Bradfordsville, Kentucky

    More About Sallie ?:
    Burial: Old Liberty Cemetery, Bradfordsville, Kentucky

    Child of Stephen Gartin and Sallie ? is:
    + 62 i. Uriah6 Gartin, born May 15, 1829; died September 12, 1860 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky.

    32. Uriah5 Garten (Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born April 17, 1787 in Greenbriar, Co., West Virginia, and died October 18, 1866 in Monroe Co., West Virginia. He married Lydia Carper November 21, 1816 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, daughter of Isaac Carper and Susannah Sovaine.

    Notes for Uriah Garten:
    Sources list Uriah's birthdate as April 10, 1790 & death as Oct 6, 1866, but according to family notes by George E. Cottle, he was born April 18, 1787 & died Oct 18, 1866. According to the 1850 census, Uriah was born abt. 1792. Source: Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850 list marriage as Nov 15 1816. Other sources list a child Maria Susanna Garten b: November 2, 1831, but according to the census and the list of children in the family notes of Mr. Cottle, there is no Maria listed. LDS IGI Records found list Mary Susannah/Marie Susannah b: 11 Nove 1831 as a child of Uriah & Lydia and being married to Stephen Davidson.

    Monroe County, West Virginia 1850 Census
    638/638 GARTEN
    Uriah 58 Fa VA
    Lidia 50
    Agness 26
    Nancy 24
    Mary J. 20
    Eliz. 18
    Julia 16

    HISTORY OF FOREST HILL COMMUNITY
    by George Cottle, Sr.

    The author of this little history,viz.; George E. Cottle, was born June 24, 1881, and died November, 1935. He was by vocation a farmer and school teacher. He began teaching in 1901.

    Uriah Garten Family

    Uriah Garten, son of Griffith and Hannah Garten, was born on April 18, 1787 and married Lydia Carper on November 21, 1816. Lydia Carper was a daughter of Isaac and Susannah Carper, who was born on March 31, 1798. Uriah Garten settled in Spice Hollow in 1795 on the place owned by E. P. Davidson heirs and built the old log house which is still standing and which is undoubtedly the oldest buiding in the community. The Davidson heirs have in their possession a deed or land grant from Governor Brooks of Virginia written on sheepskin dated 1795. Uriah Garten died on October 18, 1866 while reading his Bible, and I have the Bible now laying by my side while I write this. The Bible bears date of 1486. It seems to have been in the family for several generations. Uriah Garten is buried at Greenville, W. Va.

    He was an ardent Methodist and a devoted Christian, one of the founders of Methodism in this community. His home was a stopping place for ministers in that day of the traveling circuit reders. He was a great hunter and trapper in his day. He used to go down in the Glade country in Raleigh County to hunt. He would go out and build a blind up, out of reach of wolves and bait them. He used asafoetida to rub on his shoes, so the wolves would track him to his bait. He spent many a night up in a tree killing wolves. He reared the following children: Elijah, Griffith, Caleb, Elizabeth M., Mary J., Nancy J., Agnes A., and Lydia D.

    Griffith Garten left the community for California in 1848 and was never heard from by his friends from that day to this. They never knew whether he reached his destination or not. Elijah Garten married Jane Evans and settled in Spice Hollow on part of the old home place where he reared the following children: J. W., Lewis, Elmer, Edna, Anne, and Bettie. J. W. and Lewis are enterprising farmers of Marie. Elmer is a C. & O. engineer. Anne married Sam Garrison and resides at Hinton. Bettie married William Cottle of Hinton. Caleb Garten, son of Uriah married a Roloson and reared one son, Uriah of Roles Chapel; who married a Carper and reared the following children: Willie, Walter, Rosa, Johnny, and Frank. The three last named died with typhoid fever.

    J. W. Garten, son of Caleb married for his last wife E. P. Davidson's widow and resides at the old Uriah Garten homestead. Elijah Garten son of Caleb is a Baptist minister and resides at Tempa, W. Va. The other children of Caleb were Henry, Bud, and one girl. Elizabeth M. Garten daughter of Uriah was born May 5, 1834 and died November 21, 1901. She married Jackson P. Saunders.

    Mary J. Garten, daughter of Uriah was married to Stephen Davidson and reared one son, E. P. Davidson, whose history will be found with Davidson Family history. Lydia D. Garten, daughter of Uriah, married Phillip Vass on September 5, 1855. Her history will be found under the title of Vass.

    Agnes Garten, daughter of Uriah was never married and lived at the old home place with her sister until death claimed her.

    Nancy J. Garten, daughter of Uriah was never married and passed to the great beyond many years ago.


    More About Uriah Garten:
    Burial: Greenville, West Virginia

    Notes for Lydia Carper:
    According to the 1850 census found, Lidia is listed as being 50 years old. This would make her being born about 1800. According to family notes made by George E. Cotter, Lydia was born Mar 31 1798.

    Summers Co., WV Deaths 1872-1890
    GARTEN, Lydia died Aug. 6, 1876 of heart disease at age 78 years, four months and five days, wife of Uriah Garten. Born in Monroe County, daughter of Isaac and Susan Carper. Death reported by Stephen Davidson, son-in-law.

    Children of Uriah Garten and Lydia Carper are:
    63 i. Henry B.6 Garten, born October 16, 1817 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    64 ii. Agnes Ada Garten, born July 14, 1819 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.

    Notes for Agnes Ada Garten:
    LDS IGI Record
    Agness P. GARTEN
    Sex: F
    Birth: 1824 Summers, West Virginia
    Father: Uriah GARTEN
    Mother: Lydia CARPER
    Film Number: 538241
    Page Number:
    Reference Number: 13271


    + 65 iii. Elijah Alexander Garten, born December 27, 1821 in Monroe Co., Virginia; died September 09, 1899 in Summers Co., West Virginia.
    + 66 iv. Griffith Dickenson (Dickens?) Garten, born May 07, 1824 in Monroe Co., Virginia; died Unknown.
    67 v. Nancy Jane Garten, born September 04, 1826 in Monroe Co., Virginia; died Unknown.
    + 68 vi. Caleb Isaac (J.?) Garten, born April 11, 1828 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died August 03, 1879 in Summers Co., West Virginia.
    + 69 vii. Mary J. Garten, born Abt. 1830; died Unknown.
    70 viii. Julia Garten, born Abt. 1834; died Unknown.
    + 71 ix. Elizabeth M. Garten, born May 05, 1834 in Monroe Co., Virginia; died November 21, 1901 in West Virginia.
    + 72 x. Lydia D. Garten, born January 02, 1837 in West Virginia; died Unknown.

    33. Hugh (Garten)5 Gartin (Griffith (Garton)4 Garten, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born November 13, 1787 in Virginia, and died November 26, 1865 in Miller Co., Missouri. He married Rachel S. Milbourn June 20, 1809.

    Notes for Hugh (Garten) Gartin:
    1840 Miller Co., MO Census
    (234) Gartin, Hugh M 0001000100000

    1850 Miller County Census

    502 Gartin Hugh m 63 VA
    Rachel f 65 VA
    James m 31 MO
    Martha f 19 MO

    Miller County Wills prior to 1870
    Name: Gartin, Hugh
    Bequest: to heirs of daughter, Polly Roark, deceased, with the exception of her son, Boyd Roark, the sum of $130.00 to be divided equally; to each of daughters, Hannah J. Miller, Rachel Brockman and Elly C. Stephens $160.00; the balance to be divided equally between '"my children," Polly Roark, deceased with the exception of her son, Boyd Roark, Hannah J. Miller, Rachel Brockman, James M. Gartin and Elly C. Stephens

    Executors: James, son of Rachel Brockman
    Date Written: 16 May 1864
    Witnessed: William Henderson, William P. Dixon (of Johnson Co., MO Jan, 1866), Daniel Cummings and Geo W. Wood
    Date Proved: 18 Jan. 1866


    More About Hugh (Garten) Gartin:
    Alternative Death Date: November 25, 1865
    Burial: Spring Garden Cemetery, Cole Co., Missouri

    More About Rachel S. Milbourn:
    Burial: Spring Garden Cemetery, Cole Co., Missouri

    Children of Hugh Gartin and Rachel Milbourn are:
    + 73 i. Mary "Polly"6 Gartin, born Abt. 1810; died 1848.
    74 ii. Hannah Jane Gartin, born February 05, 1816 in Christian Co., Kentucky; died April 03, 1896 in Miller Co., Missouri. She married Elijah Garten Miller June 12, 1836 in Cole Co., Missouri.

    Notes for Hannah Jane Gartin:
    Marriage information recorded in Cole County Marriages 1821-1850 Book A Page 86

    More About Hannah Jane Gartin:
    Burial: Spring Garden Cemetery, Cole Co., Missouri

    Notes for Elijah Garten Miller:
    One source states Elijah died in one of the mining camps; sometime in January of 1851. Was a part of the Belshe expedition from Missouri to the California gold fields. Is probably buried somewhere in Calveras County, CA. Elijah was living in Cedar County, MO and parents from Miller County, MO. Wife Hannah is buried in Miller County, MO.

    + 75 iii. Rachel Gartin, born Abt. 1818 in Miller Co., Missouri; died Bef. 1870.
    76 iv. James M. Gartin, born March 25, 1820 in Miller Co., Missouri; died February 19, 1902 in Miller Co., Missouri. He married Martha Jane Stephens January 21, 1849.

    More About James M. Gartin:
    Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Miller Co., Missouri

    More About Martha Jane Stephens:
    Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Miller Co., Missouri

    + 77 v. Ellen "Ella/Elly" C. Gartin, born Abt. 1825 in Missouri; died Bef. 1866.

    34. William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten (Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1792 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died Bef. 1843 in Decatur Co., Indiana. He married Mary "Polly" Williams May 24, 1813 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    More About William (Garton/Gartin) Garten:
    Alternative Marriage Date: May 24, 1812

    Children of William Garten and Mary Williams are:
    + 78 i. Allen6 Gartin, born November 1822 in Licking, Decatur Co., Indiana; died January 13, 1907 in Texas Co., Missouri.
    + 79 ii. Charles William Gartin, born February 13, 1825 in Decatur Co., Indiana; died January 07, 1909 in Raymondville, Texas.
    + 80 iii. William M. Gartin, born Abt. 1836 in Indiana; died Unknown.

    37. Elijah Alexander5 Garten (Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1798 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died Unknown in Lincoln Co., West Virginia. He married (1) Mary "Polly" Carper August 14, 1823 in Botetourt, Monroe Co., West Virginia, daughter of Isaac Carper and Susannah Sovaine. He married (2) Nancy Elkins Abt. 1856 in Chapmansville, Logan Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Elijah Alexander Garten:
    Marriage Bonds, 1820-1825 - Monroe Co. WV
    Garten, Elijah Carper, Polly 8/4/1823

    Marriage performed on Aug 14, 1824, Reverend Landon Duncan of Giles County, Virginia, of the Disciples of Christ Church performed the marriage.

    Children of Elijah Garten and Mary Carper are:
    81 i. Elijah Dickerson6 Garten, born Abt. 1825 in Virginia; died March 17, 1916 in Aracoma, Logan Co., West Virginia. He married J. Campbell Unknown.
    82 ii. Susan J. Garten, born Abt. 1826 in Virginia; died Unknown. She married John Beckett March 09, 1848 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.
    83 iii. John Henry Garten, born Abt. 1827; died Unknown. He married Sarah J. ? Unknown.
    84 iv. Martha Garten, born Abt. 1828; died Unknown. She married Thomas Caldwell Unknown.
    85 v. Marinda B. Garten, born November 1831; died 1907. She married William Manns 1880.
    86 vi. Isaac Griffith Garten, born February 03, 1832 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died 1924 in Wayne Co., West Virginia. He married Elisabeth Toney August 28, 1856 in Logan Co., Virginia.

    Notes for Isaac Griffith Garten:
    Marriage information recorded in Logan Co., Virginia 1853-1860
    County Clerk; William Straton
    Groom: GARTEN, Isaac
    Age: 24
    M/S: S
    Birth: Monroe Co VA
    Res: Logan Co VA
    Occupation: Farmer
    Parents: E A Garten & Polly
    Bride: TONEY, Elisabeth
    Age: 19
    M/S: S
    Birth: Kan. Co VA
    Res: Logan Co VA
    Parents: Jas Toney & Nan
    Date: Aug 28, 1856 Logan Co
    Minister: Josephus Workman

    Virginia State Rangers

    Virginia State Rangers were authorized by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on March 27, 1862. The act authorized ten or more companies, but less than twenty. A total of nine companies were raised and commissioned by Governor Letcher on March 18, 1862. Actually, some companies were already in operation, and Governor Letcher forwarded blank commissions to their leaders, which were completed by the guerrillas in case they were captured. This occurred nine days before the enabling legislation was finalized. The rangers primarily operated in what is now the state of West Virginia. Their fundamental mission was to operate in small detachments behind Federal lines to counter Federal scouting parties and foragers. Their area of operation was on the northern, western and northwestern frontier of the Old Dominion. When the rangers were in proximity to regular Confederate units they were to subject themselves to their commanding officer.

    Ranger companies were, according to the legislation, to have 75 men, one captain, one first lieutenant, and one second lieutenant. Battalions and regiments were authorized, but neither were formed. Lee Wallace accurately characterized their service when he wrote:

    The number of Ranger companies organized is undetermined and the few known records that remain of their service reflect nothing to the State's credit. Reports show that the operation of the companies under Captains Downs and Spriggs appear to have been conducted in direct contradiction to the act under which they were authorized.

    Company D - A cavalry company - Captain William T. Butcher's Company. This company may have been originally commanded by Capt. Edward McConnell, Jr., shown as part of Swann's Battalion. McConnell resigned on October 14, 1862, and his resignation was accepted on January 5, 1863. This company's officers were commissioned on August 28, 1862. Its home territory is not known. Officers for this company were: Captain William T. Butcher, 1st Lieutenant Isaac GARTEN, and 2nd Lieutenant J. R. Chapman.


    87 vii. Jesse William Garten, born February 12, 1834 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died March 24, 1892 in Lawrence Co., Kentucky. He married Fair Eleanor Harrison Ramey October 14, 1857 in Wayne Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Jesse William Garten:
    Pvt. 129th VA Militia, Carters Co. CSA

    Had 9 children: James William, Elijah A., John Preston, Melvilla "Melva" G., Louverna Alice, Charles, Mary R., female infant died at birth, & Nora Blanch.

    88 viii. Harry Patterson Garten, born Abt. 1836; died Bet. 1861 - 1865 in Meadow Bluffs, Greenbriar Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Harry Patterson Garten:
    Harry P. Gartin, a brother of Isaac G., a volunteer in the Confederate Army, was taken sick and died at Meadow Bluffs, Greenbrier Co, after one years service.

    89 ix. Richard Garten, born Abt. 1838; died Unknown. He married Anna Epling October 12, 1858 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.
    90 x. Priscilla (Panpilla?) Garten, born August 1841 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died December 24, 1853 in Chapmanville, Logan Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Priscilla (Panpilla?) Garten:
    EARLY LOGAN COUNTY VA/WV DEATH RECORDS 1853 - 1860
    Garten Priscilla
    White
    Female
    Death Date: 12/24/1853
    Death Place: Chapmanville
    COD: Scarlet fever
    Age: 12-04-00
    Parents: Elijah Garten & Polly Garten
    Birthplace: Monroe Co VA
    Occupation: none
    Consort: single
    Informant: E. Garten
    Relationship: Father


    91 xi. Mary Magdalene Garten, born April 08, 1843 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died June 12, 1934 in Logan Co., West Virginia. She married Simon Boliver McDonald March 22, 1866 in Logan Co., West Virginia.
    92 xii. Lewis Cass Garten, born May 1848 in Virginia; died August 23, 1917. He married Rhoda Elkins 1874.

    38. James K. (Garton)5 Garten (Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born March 23, 1799 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died August 07, 1849 in Illinois. He married Amelia "Milly" Shumate June 15, 1824 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, daughter of Tollison Shumate and Elizabeth Burdett.

    Notes for James K. (Garton) Garten:
    Both James and Amelia died of Cholera.

    Marriage Bonds, 1820-1825 - Monroe Co. WV
    Garten, James Shumate, Milly 6/15/1824


    Children of James Garten and Amelia Shumate are:
    + 93 i. Amanda Jane6 Garton, born Abt. 1829 in Tazwell Co., Illinois; died December 24, 1874 in Eminence Twp., Logan Co., Illinois.
    + 94 ii. William Anderson Garton, born April 10, 1834 in Peoria Co., Illinois; died August 31, 1914 in Wilber, Saline Co., Nebraska.

    41. Jesse W. (Gartin)5 Garten (Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born December 23, 1804 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died July 16, 1873 in Rush Co., Indiana. He married Mary Hinchman Unknown.

    Child of Jesse Garten and Mary Hinchman is:
    95 i. Malinda (Garton/Garten)6 Gartin, born December 20, 1828 in Rockingham, Monroe Co., Virginia; died January 29, 1911 in Henry Co., Indiana. She married William Addison October 05, 1846 in Rush, Henry Co., Indiana.

    Notes for Malinda (Garton/Garten) Gartin:
    Marriage information recorded in Rush Co., IN
    Garten, Malinda to Addison, William
    Date: 10/5/1846

    Addt'l information found on the LDS site
    http://www.familysearch.org
    Some sources list year of birth as 1823 and 1828.

    More About Malinda (Garton/Garten) Gartin:
    Alternative Marriage Date: December 06, 1846

    45. Elijah5 Shanklin (Frances "Fanny"4 Garton, Elijah3, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1794, and died Unknown. He married Ann Roberts Unknown.

    Child of Elijah Shanklin and Ann Roberts is:
    + 96 i. Cordelia Elizabeth6 Shanklin, born Abt. 1839; died Unknown.

    46. William Harvey5 Gartin (Richard (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married Martha Graves Unknown.

    Child of William Gartin and Martha Graves is:
    97 i. James Gilmore6 Gartin, born January 01, 1860 in Gower, Clinton Co., Missouri; died December 03, 1929 in Caldwell, Canyon Co., Idaho. He married Ella Louise Woodruff June 27, 1895 in Delmar, Idaho.

    Notes for James Gilmore Gartin:
    J.G. Gartin [James Gilmore Gartin] was the son of Wm Harvey Gartin and Martha Graves. He was born 1 Jan 1860 at Gower, Mo; and died 3 Dec 1929 at Caldwell, Idaho. He was married to Ella Louise Woodruff 27 June 1895 at Delmar, Idaho [they were 1st cousins once removed]. He had developed a cattle ranch 15 miles south of Jordan Valley, Ore; called "the Soldier Creek Ranch", moved to Caldwell, Idaho in 1905, entering into a partnership in a smaller ranch and a town livery stable. They had 6 children: Leanore Nelson Gartin [1896-1928]; Uldine Jesse Gartin [1898-1986]; Electa Graves Gartin [1900- ]; Wm Woodruff Gartin [1901- ]; Beryldine Baynes Gartin [1904- ]; James Woodruff Gartin [1906-1971].



    Generation No. 4

    47. Elija Preston6 Garten (William G.5, Elijah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born October 09, 1828 in Lawrence Co., Indiana, and died January 07, 1905 in Cedar Rapids, Boone Co., Nebraska. He married Mary Ann Smith November 19, 1851 in Bureau Co., Illinois.

    More About Elija Preston Garten:
    Additional Info: http://kinship5.homestead.com/holy.html
    Alternative Death Date: September 16, 1853

    Notes for Mary Ann Smith:
    Obituary from newspaper clipping provided by
    Gertrude Wilton

    Mrs. Mary A. Garten Passes Away Monday At The Home of Her Daughter

    Mary A. Smith was born February 20th, 1832, in Crawford County, Illinois. She removed from there to Bureau County Illinois, where in 1851, November 19th, she married to E. P. Garten. They resided near Princeton until 1872 when they moved to Merrick, Co., Nebraska, located near Clarks.

    In 1876 they filed on a homestead ten miles south of Albion, located in this county. Here they remained until 1888 when they sold the farm and moved to Cedar Rapids, which was their home until the death of Mr. Garten, January 7th, 1905. After his death with her son she continued reside in Cedar Rapids, until about six years ago when she came to Albion to pass the rest of her days with her daughter, Mrs. Kate Wilton, where she died August 14th, at 9:30 a.m. at the age of 84 years, 5 months, and 25 days.

    She was the mother of nine children all of whom lived until manhood and womanhood, and all except two survived her. She left to mourn her loss, Mr. L. E. Peck of Denver; Mrs. Olive M. Blasley of San Bruno, California; E. U. Garten of Garfield, Washington; Z. E. Garten and W. M. Garten of Cedar Rapids; A. E. Garten and Mrs. Kate Wilton of this city (Albion). Mrs. Garten became a Christian at an early age and for more than sixty years has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

    As an early settler of Boone County, she was always active in Christian service. Her home was always the home of the ministers and together with her husband helped to establish Sunday Schools and churches throughout the country. She was ready to go, she longed to depart, she had kept the faith, finished her course and had gone to her reward.

    The unselfish service which Mrs. Garten rendered the people of this county during the pioneer days endeared her to those of that day and the memories of her kindly acts have not passed away, but remain a tribute to her beautiful life.

    The funeral services were held fromt he Wilton home Wed. afternoon, conducted by Rev. Main ad the body laid to rest beside that of her husband at Cedar Rapids (Sunset Hill Cemetery)


    More About Mary Ann Smith:
    Burial: Sunset Hill Cemetery

    Child of Elija Garten and Mary Smith is:
    98 i. Letitia Minerva7 Garten, born Abt. 1845; died Unknown. She married Eli Elbert Peck March 12, 1873 in Clarks, Nebraska.

    Notes for Letitia Minerva Garten:
    Letitia Minerva Garten married Eli Elbert Peck at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Clarks Nebraska on March 12, 1873.

    This is to Certify that Ely E. Peck of Clarks in the state of Nebraska and Lelitia M. Garton of Clarks in the state of Nebraska were joined together in Holy Matrimony by me, on the twelvth day of March in the year of our Lord, one Thousand eight Hundred and seventy three.
    In presence of Albert Scudder
    M. A. Fairchild
    Minister of the Gospel

    49. James Harvey6 Garten (James5, Elijah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born 1836 in Lawrence Co., Indiana, and died Unknown. He married Mary Ellen Booth 1870 in Daviess Co., Indiana.

    Child of James Garten and Mary Booth is:
    + 99 i. James Edwin7 Garten, born November 16, 1872 in Odon, Daviess Co., Indiana; died October 21, 1958 in Odon, Daviess Co., Indiana.

    56. Samuel (Garten)6 Gartin (John5 Garten, Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born 1835 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died Unknown.

    Child of Samuel (Garten) Gartin is:
    + 100 i. James7 Gartin, born 1876 in Oregon; died Unknown.

    61. Mary Jane6 Gartin (George H.5, Uriah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born September 04, 1835, and died May 15, 1859 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky. She married James H. Tucker Unknown.

    Child of Mary Gartin and James Tucker is:
    101 i. George7 Tucker, born May 28, 1849; died July 16, 1853 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky.

    More About George Tucker:
    Burial: Old Liberty Cemetery, Bradfordsville, Kentucky

    62. Uriah6 Gartin (Stephen Houston5, Uriah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born May 15, 1829, and died September 12, 1860 in Bradfordsville, Marion Co., Kentucky. He married (1) Susan (Scanland?) Scanlan Abt. 1853. He married (2) Sarah ? Unknown.

    More About Uriah Gartin:
    Burial: Old Liberty Cemetery, Bradfordsville, Kentucky

    More About Sarah ?:
    Burial: Old Liberty Cemetery, Bradfordsville, Kentucky

    Child of Uriah Gartin and Susan Scanlan is:
    + 102 i. Bettie H.7 Gartin, born July 18, 1854 in Marion Co., Kentucky; died Unknown.

    65. Elijah Alexander6 Garten (Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born December 27, 1821 in Monroe Co., Virginia, and died September 09, 1899 in Summers Co., West Virginia. He married Sarah Jane Evans February 05, 1848 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Elijah Alexander Garten:
    CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: WV COUNTY: MONROE DIVISION:
    Division No. 39 REEL NO: M432-961 PAGE NO: 396A REFERENCE: 21ST DAY OF
    AUGUST, 1850

    26 369 369 Garten, Elijah 31 M Farmer Virginia
    27 369 369 Garten, Sarah J. 22 -- Virginia
    28 369 369 Garten, Nancy A. 2 -- Virginia
    29 369 369 Garten, James W. 1 -- Virginia

    Note: Elijah A. Garten m: Sarah Jane Evans 2/5/1848 Monroe Co., WV. James
    William Garten b: 1/1/1850 Monroe Co., WV, & Nancy Ann Garten b: 11/22/1848
    Monroe Co., VA, children of Elijah and Sarah J. Garten. Refs: LDS IGI
    Records.


    Children of Elijah Garten and Sarah Evans are:
    + 103 i. Nancy "Nannie" Ann7 Garten, born November 22, 1848 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    + 104 ii. James William Garten, born January 01, 1850 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died March 01, 1929 in Summers Co., West Virginia.
    105 iii. Elizabeth "Bettie" Lydia Garten, born July 08, 1851; died Unknown. She married William Cottle Unknown.

    Notes for William Cottle:
    Need to verify if the below listed William M. Cottle is the husband we have listed for Elizabeth Lydia Garten.

    Soldiers from Summers County
    From the "History of Summers County, West Virginia" by James H. Miller, pub. 1908
    Pgs. 210 - 219
    Confederate soldiers of Greenbrier District:

    M. N. Breen, gunner
    J. M. Ayres
    Wm. M. Cottle
    Carl A. Fredeking
    Joseph Hinton
    W. D. Thurmond's Co., Echols' Brigade
    Wm. Hinton
    W. D. Thurmond's Co., Echols' Brigade
    Thos. W. Townsley
    C. P. Browning
    Samuel Pack
    Evi Ballengee
    Dr. Wm. L. Barksdale
    B. B. Burks
    Lafayette BalIengee
    Wm. Hinton, Sr.
    Erastus H. Peck
    Henderson Garten
    Andy Bennett
    Parker J. Bennett
    John F. George
    John M. Carden
    James W. Miller
    R. T. Dolin


    + 106 iv. Lewis Burke Garten, born September 14, 1854 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    + 107 v. Elmer Alexander Garten, born Abt. 1855; died Unknown.
    108 vi. Edna Garten, born Abt. 1856; died Unknown.

    66. Griffith Dickenson (Dickens?)6 Garten (Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born May 07, 1824 in Monroe Co., Virginia, and died Unknown. He married Emily D. (Gabbert?) Gabbart March 16, 1846 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Emily D. (Gabbert?) Gabbart:
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    Griffith is not listed in the household in the 1850 Census. Note there is two older children in the household with the surname of Gabbart, possibly Emily was previously married.

    Monroe County, West Virginia 1850 Census
    588/600 GARTIN
    Emily D. 28 VA
    Lewis A. 3
    Emily F. 8/12
    GABBART
    Sarah E. 11
    William H. 10


    Children of Griffith Garten and Emily Gabbart are:
    109 i. Sarah E.7 Gabbart, born Abt. 1839; died Unknown.
    110 ii. William H. Gabbart, born Abt. 1840; died Unknown.
    111 iii. Lewis A. Garten, born Abt. 1847; died Unknown.
    112 iv. Emily F. Garten, born Abt. 1850; died Unknown.

    68. Caleb Isaac (J.?)6 Garten (Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born April 11, 1828 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died August 03, 1879 in Summers Co., West Virginia. He married Matilda (Rollyson?) Roloson December 13, 1849 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Caleb Isaac (J.?) Garten:
    According to family notes by George E. Cottle, Caleb Garten, son of Uriah married a Roloson and reared one son, Uriah of Roles Chapel; who married a Carper and reared the following children: Willie, Walter, Rosa, Johnny, and Frank. The three last named died with typhoid fever. J. W. Garten, son of Caleb married for his last wife E. P. Davidson's widow and resides at the old Uriah Garten homestead. The other children of Caleb were Henry, Bud, and one girl.
    Note: Need to verify if J. W. Garten is the son listed James A. who married to Elizabeth Wikle.

    LDS IGI Record show date of birth as 4/11/1828.

    CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: WV COUNTY: MONROE DIVISION: Division No. 39 REEL NO: M432-961 PAGE NO: 394B REFERENCE: 17TH DAY OF AUGUST, 1850
    18 346 346 GARTEN CALEB J 22 M FARMER VIRGINIA
    19 346 346 GARTEN MATILDA 18 F VIRGINIA

    Addt'l information found states that Caleb served in the 166 VA Militia. By 1880, Caleb is not listed in the household census found in Summers Co., WV.

    SUMMERS, WV Enum. Dist. 138 Reel 1413 Page 223 Date: 06/25/1880
    --
    GARTEN, MATILDA M W F 50 Head W West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia
    GARTEN, GRIFFITH ALE W M 15 Child West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia
    GARTEN, ELIZAH T. W M 12 Child S West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia
    GARTEN, CALEB T. W M 10 Child S West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia
    GARTEN, JOHM E. W M 6 Child S West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia

    Addt'l information provided by Barbara Vines Little
    Note: Barbara has Jacob middle name as Isaac.


    More About Caleb Isaac (J.?) Garten:
    Alternative Birth Date: April 02, 1828

    Children of Caleb Garten and Matilda Roloson are:
    113 i. Uriah7 Garten, born Abt. 1852; died Unknown.

    Notes for Uriah Garten:
    According to family notes by George E. Cottel, Caleb Garten, son of Uriah married a Roloson and reared one son, Uriah of Roles Chapel; who married a Carper and reared the following children: Willie, Walter, Rosa, Johnny, and Frank. The three last named died with typhoid fever.

    114 ii. Eliza Jane Garten, born Abt. 1854; died Unknown.
    + 115 iii. James A. Garten, born Abt. 1856; died Unknown.
    116 iv. William Garten, born April 04, 1858 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.

    Notes for William Garten:
    1858 Birth Records - Monroe Co. WV
    4/4/1858 Gardner, William Caleb and Matilda
    (Note: The surname should be Garten)

    + 117 v. Griffith Alexander "Alex" Garten, born Abt. 1865 in Kanawa Co., Virginia; died Unknown.
    + 118 vi. Elijah Joseph Garten, born February 09, 1868 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died August 12, 1932 in Summers Co., West Virginia.
    119 vii. Caleb T. Garten, born Abt. 1870 in West Virginia; died Unknown.
    120 viii. John E. Garten, born Abt. 1876 in West Virginia; died Unknown.

    69. Mary J.6 Garten (Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1830, and died Unknown. She married Stephen Davidson Unknown.

    Notes for Stephen Davidson:
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    According to family notes by George E. Cotter, Stephen Davidson was born on February 5, 1832 and died June 20. 1921. He was born and reared near Elmira, N. Y., came to Mobler's Mills, (Nitro, W. Va.) and went to work for the Deemings and continued with them until the Civil War had begun, he then enlisted in Company F 22nd Inf. and became color bearer which position he held until the surrender of General Lee. He was at Winchester on Cedar Creek, New Market, and the battles around Richmond. He was a brave soldier, a devout Christian and a fine citizen. While encamped on the E. D. Ferrell place just this side of the Uriah Garten home, he met and courted his wife, whom he married after a brief courtship of six weeks, and reared one son, E. P. Davidson who was born November 22, 1869 and died March 20, 1910.

    Child of Mary Garten and Stephen Davidson is:
    + 121 i. E. P.7 Davidson, born November 22, 1869; died March 20, 1910.

    71. Elizabeth M.6 Garten (Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born May 05, 1834 in Monroe Co., Virginia, and died November 21, 1901 in West Virginia. She married Jackson P. Saunders Abt. 1855, son of Wattie Saunders and ? Martin.

    Notes for Elizabeth M. Garten:
    LDS IGI Record
    Elizabeth M. GARTEN
    Sex: F
    Birth: 5 May 1834 Summers, West Virginia
    Father: Uriah GARTEN
    Mother: Lydia CARPER
    Film Number: 538241
    Page Number:
    Reference Number: 13271



    More About Elizabeth M. Garten:
    Alternative Death Date: November 25, 1901

    Notes for Jackson P. Saunders:
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    HISTORY OF FOREST HILL COMMUNITY
    by George Cottle, Sr.
    The author of this little history,viz.; George E. Cottle, was born June 24, 1881, and died November, 1935.

    Jackson P. Saunders
    Jackson P. Saunders, son of Wattie Saunders, was born February 9, 1832, was married to Elizabeth Garten in the fifties and died on February 28, 1910. He was a member of Colonel Edgar's Battalion until he was paralyzed in 1863 which made him a cripple for life. He was a Christian gentleman and he reared the following children: Emily E., Mildred B., P. J., O. E., and Loue. Emily E. married John J. Cottle in October, 1880 and reared the following children: G. E., Ada, and Rose. Emily died April 2, 1923. Mildred married L. A. Ellison and reared the following children: W. F., L. M., P. J., E. D., and Fred. Penbrook Saunders married Ermma Barnette and resides in Pittsburg, Pa. O. E. Saunders resides with his neice Rosa R. Lilly. Loue Saunders married J. O. Perdue in 1890 and now resides on the place settled by Philip Vass. She had the following children: Jesse L., Homer, Willie, Vennie, Jewel, and Norville. Elizabeth M. Saunders, wife of Jackson Saunders died November 21, 1921. The majority of the descendants are still living in this community.


    Children of Elizabeth Garten and Jackson Saunders are:
    + 122 i. Emily E.7 Saunders, born Abt. 1856; died April 02, 1923.
    + 123 ii. Mildred B. Saunders, born Abt. 1857; died Unknown.
    124 iii. Penbrook J. Saunders, born Abt. 1858; died Unknown. He married Ermma Barnette Unknown.
    125 iv. O. E. Saunders, born Abt. 1859; died Unknown.
    + 126 v. Loue Saunders, born Abt. 1860; died Unknown.

    72. Lydia D.6 Garten (Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born January 02, 1837 in West Virginia, and died Unknown. She married Phillip Vincent Vass September 05, 1855 in Monroe Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Phillip Vincent Vass:
    HISTORY OF FOREST HILL COMMUNITY by George Cottle, Sr.
    The author of this little history,viz.; George E. Cottle, was born June 24, 1881, and died November, 1935.

    Vass Family
    Philip Vass was of Spanish descent. He married Lydia Garten on September 5, 1855 and to this union were born the following children: Cary N., Jennie M., Louisa A., D.J., Willie D., and Rosetta E.
    Philip Vass died on June 30, 1890 at Hinton where he had moved from this community. He was a carpenter by trade and a fine gentleman.

    Cary N. Vass married Mosby Light and reared the following children: F. Kyle, E.J., Lola, Chessie, Vennice, and D. C.

    Cary N. Vass served a number of years as Justice of Peace and is now a member of the county court. He is a successful farmer and for a number of years was a member of the firm of W. A. Barger and Company, of Marie, W. Va. Upon the death of his first wife which occured in March 1905, he married May Belcher and has the following children: Mosby and Martha.

    Dr. F. Kyle Vass was born July 5, 1878 and died June 4, 1923. He graduated at the Maryland Medical College at Baltimore, Md., and he stood at the head of his class in college, also at the top of his profession in actual service to his country. He offered his service to his country in the World War and was accepted and entered with rank of Lieutenant of the Medical Corps. He served at Camp Humphries, Virginia, and at Camp Ponta Munson Brist, France. He came back to Camp Dix, New York, there he was given an honorable discharge in the fall of 1919. He was a gentleman of the highest type, a true friend, a loving father and husband. He married a Miss Marie Frame of Gassaway, Braxton County, W. Va., and has one daughter, Alline. Dr. Vass was an authority on History of Indians and their relics of which he had a fine collection. He was of an artistic temperment and had his office decorated with birds nests and Indian relics which were tastefully arranged. He brought with him many sourvenirs from the battle fields of France. His death was a calamity not only to his friends but to the general public. He was located at Greenville, Monroe County, at his death, but his remains were brought to Forest Hill on June 7, 1923 and laid to rest in the family plot by the Masonic Lodges of Greenville and Talcott, which was witnessed by a large crowd of people. "He is gone but not forgotten." E. J. Vass, son of C. N. Vass was born June 1880. He married a Maddy and has the following daughters: Opal and Noka. E. J. Vass is the popular and enterprising merchant of Marie, W. Va.

    Lola Vass, daughter of C. N. Vass married O. E. Miller and resides in the city of Hinton, and has one daughter, Christine.

    Chessie Vass, daughter of C. N. Vass married Carl C. Goode who was killed in a R. R. wreck in December 1910 on the N. & W. R. R. where he had a position as R. R. mail clerk. After his death she married Cardie Ferrell. They have the following children: Maxine, who is dead, Helen, and one daughter, Bernice, by her first husband.

    Vennice Vass, daughter of C. N. Vass married S. R. Dunn who died of typhoid fever. They have three sons, Cary Louis, Carryington, and Donald.

    Jennie M. daughter of Philip Vass married I. G. Young and moved to Hinton, where Young died. She then moved to Cincinnati.

    Louisa A., daughter of Philip Vass married Walter A. Barger, son of William Barger, and moved to Hinton, W. Va. They moved to Cincinnati fifteen years ago where Louisa died. Rosetta E., daughter of Philip Vass married C. C. Cook and settlyed in Hinton where both died.

    Dosy J., son of Philip Vass was never married and died in Hinton a number of years ago. Willie D., daughter of Philip Vass married at Brandyburg and resides in Cincinnati.


    Children of Lydia Garten and Phillip Vass are:
    127 i. Louisa7 Vass, born Abt. 1856; died Unknown.
    128 ii. Cary N. Vass, born Abt. 1857; died Unknown.
    129 iii. Jennie M. Vass, born Abt. 1858; died Unknown.
    130 iv. Dosy J. Vass, born Abt. 1859; died Unknown.
    131 v. Willie D. Vass, born Abt. 1860; died Unknown.
    132 vi. Rosetta E. Vass, born Abt. 1861; died Unknown.

    73. Mary "Polly"6 Gartin (Hugh (Garten)5, Griffith (Garton)4 Garten, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1810, and died 1848. She married John Roark July 11, 1830 in Cole Co., Missouri.

    Notes for Mary "Polly" Gartin:
    1850 Miller Co., MO Census

    287 Roark John m 42 VA
    Emaline f 22 TN
    James m 15 MO
    Carrol m 13 MO
    Elvira f 12 MO
    Hugh m 11 MO
    Preston m 9 MO
    Cilvester m 7 MO
    Archie m 5 MO
    Marion m 3 MO
    John m 1 MO

    Note above census includes a female named Emaline at age 22 from TN. Possibly this is a daughter from a previous marriage, see below. In 1850, Emaline would have been born about 1828, John and Mary "Polly" Gartin did not marry until 1830.

    Cole County Marriages 1821-1850 Book A Page 27
    Groom: John Roark
    Date: 11 July 1830
    Bride: Mrs. Polly Milbourn Gartin

    Children of Mary Gartin and John Roark are:
    133 i. Boyd M.7 Roark, born Abt. 1831 in Cole Co., Missouri; died September 04, 1885 in Richwood, Miller Co, Missouri. He married (1) Sarah Ann Birdsong August 29, 1850 in Miller Co., Missouri. He married (2) Rachel Jane Creason September 11, 1871 in Miller Co., Missouri.

    Notes for Boyd M. Roark:
    1850 Miller Co., MO Census

    237 Williams George m 27 VA
    Sarah f 18 MO
    Roark Boyd m 19 MO



    134 ii. James Roark, born Abt. 1835 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    135 iii. Carrol Roark, born Abt. 1837 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    136 iv. Elvira Roark, born Abt. 1838 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    137 v. Hugh Roark, born Abt. 1839 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    138 vi. Preston Roark, born Abt. 1841 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    139 vii. Cilvester (Sylvester?) Roark, born Abt. 1843 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    140 viii. Archie Roark, born Abt. 1845 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    141 ix. Marion Roark, born Abt. 1847 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    142 x. John Roark, born Abt. 1848 in Missouri; died Unknown.

    75. Rachel6 Gartin (Hugh (Garten)5, Griffith (Garton)4 Garten, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1818 in Miller Co., Missouri, and died Bef. 1870. She married Sims Brockman February 26, 1837.

    Notes for Rachel Gartin:
    1850 Miller Co., MO Census

    180 Brockman Sims m 37 MO
    Rachel f 32 MO
    Lucy f 12 MO
    Nancy f 11 MO
    James m 9 MO
    Martha f 5 MO
    John m 2 MO
    Henry m 3/12 MO



    Children of Rachel Gartin and Sims Brockman are:
    143 i. Lucy7 Brockman, born Abt. 1838 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    144 ii. Nancy Brockman, born Abt. 1839 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    145 iii. James Brockman, born Abt. 1841 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    146 iv. Martha Brockman, born Abt. 1845 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    147 v. John Brockman, born Abt. 1848 in Missouri; died Unknown.
    148 vi. Henry Brockman, born 1850 in Missouri; died Unknown.

    77. Ellen "Ella/Elly" C.6 Gartin (Hugh (Garten)5, Griffith (Garton)4 Garten, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1825 in Missouri, and died Bef. 1866. She married Charles G. Stephens January 21, 1849.

    Notes for Ellen "Ella/Elly" C. Gartin:
    1850 Miller Co., MO Census

    194 Stephens Charles m 25 TN
    Ellen f 25 MO
    William m 7/12 MO


    Child of Ellen Gartin and Charles Stephens is:
    149 i. William7 Stephens, born Abt. 1850 in Missouri; died Unknown.

    78. Allen6 Gartin (William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born November 1822 in Licking, Decatur Co., Indiana, and died January 13, 1907 in Texas Co., Missouri. He married (1) Mary Webb March 10, 1842 in Decatur Co., Indiana. He married (2) Nancy Rutledge Unknown.

    Notes for Allen Gartin:
    Marriage information recorded in Decatur Co., IN
    Garton, Allen to Webb, Mary
    Date: 3/10/1842


    Children of Allen Gartin and Mary Webb are:
    150 i. Cumberland W.7 Gartin, born Abt. 1845; died 1865 in South Carolina.
    151 ii. Sarah Gartin, born Abt. 1847; died Unknown. She married Benjamin A. Reed.
    + 152 iii. Parkinson Gartin, born January 22, 1849 in Mountain Grove, Texas Co., Missouri; died April 06, 1929 in Mountain Grove, Texas Co., Missouri.

    79. Charles William6 Gartin (William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born February 13, 1825 in Decatur Co., Indiana, and died January 07, 1909 in Raymondville, Texas. He married (1) Ann (Seaward?) Seward June 27, 1845 in Bartholomew Co., Indiana. He married (2) Sarah Ann Riggle March 17, 1865 in Lucas Co., Iowa. He married (3) Eliza Jane Fazel March 26, 1874 in Lucas Co., Iowa.

    Notes for Charles William Gartin:
    Marriage informationr recorded in Bartholomew Co., IN
    Gartin, Chas. to Seward, Ann
    Date: 6/27/1845

    Another source has his birth place as Putnam Co., IN

    Charles enlisted in Co "C", 13th Regiment Iowa Volunteer infantry, 14 Dec 1861 for 3 years. He was 5'7 1/2" tall, sandy complexioned, brown hair, grey eyes. He served at Shilo(Pittsburgh Landing), siege of Vicksburg, guarded prisoners, was wounded(location not given), discharged at Chattanooga, Ten Nov 1, 1864. He was 36 years old when he enlisted, and a farmer.
    Pension #329054(26 Jun 1883) MO
    Widows Pension #679224(28 Jan 1909) MO


    More About Charles William Gartin:
    Alternative Marriage Date: February 27, 1845

    Child of Charles Gartin and Ann Seward is:
    + 153 i. John William7 Gartin, born Abt. 1846; died Unknown.

    80. William M.6 Gartin (William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1836 in Indiana, and died Unknown. He married Sarah A. Hawkins Unknown.

    Child of William Gartin and Sarah Hawkins is:
    + 154 i. Edward Riley (Gartin)7 Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.

    93. Amanda Jane6 Garton (James K. (Garton)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1829 in Tazwell Co., Illinois, and died December 24, 1874 in Eminence Twp., Logan Co., Illinois. She married David (Atteberry?) Atterbury March 29, 1849 in Tazwell Co., Illinois.

    Child of Amanda Garton and David Atterbury is:
    + 155 i. Catherine (Atteberry?)7 Atterbury, born January 01, 1836 in Mackinaw, Tazwell Co., Illinois; died October 01, 1917 in Dewitt, Saline Co., Nebraska.

    94. William Anderson6 Garton (James K. (Garton)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born April 10, 1834 in Peoria Co., Illinois, and died August 31, 1914 in Wilber, Saline Co., Nebraska. He married Catherine (Atteberry?) Atterbury September 18, 1853 in Tazwell Co., Illinois, daughter of David Atterbury and Amanda Garton.

    Child of William Garton and Catherine Atterbury is:
    + 156 i. Emma Lucy7 Garton, born January 24, 1858 in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa; died January 11, 1948 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas.

    96. Cordelia Elizabeth6 Shanklin (Elijah5, Frances "Fanny"4 Garton, Elijah3, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1839, and died Unknown. She married John Anderson Logan January 11, 1859 in Morgan, Missouri.

    Child of Cordelia Shanklin and John Logan is:
    + 157 i. George Anderson7 Logan, born November 07, 1859 in Syracuse, Missouri; died August 03, 1921 in Leedy, Dewey Co., Oklahoma.


    Generation No. 5

    99. James Edwin7 Garten (James Harvey6, James5, Elijah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born November 16, 1872 in Odon, Daviess Co., Indiana, and died October 21, 1958 in Odon, Daviess Co., Indiana. He married Flora B. Keller 1916 in Indiapolis, Indiana.

    Child of James Garten and Flora Keller is:
    + 158 i. James Robert8 Garten, born October 25, 1917 in Odon, Daviess Co., Indiana.

    100. James7 Gartin (Samuel (Garten)6, John5 Garten, Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born 1876 in Oregon, and died Unknown.

    Children of James Gartin are:
    + 159 i. Teddy8 Gartin, born Abt. 1899 in Oregon.
    + 160 ii. Archie Gartin, born Abt. 1900.

    102. Bettie H.7 Gartin (Uriah6, Stephen Houston5, Uriah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born July 18, 1854 in Marion Co., Kentucky, and died Unknown. She married Milton Dunn Unknown.

    Children of Bettie Gartin and Milton Dunn are:
    161 i. Lee Allen8 Dunn, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    162 ii. Kelly Dunn, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    163 iii. Jessie Dunn, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    164 iv. Pearl Dunn, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    165 v. Jimmy Joseph Dunn, born Unknown; died Unknown.

    103. Nancy "Nannie" Ann7 Garten (Elijah Alexander6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born November 22, 1848 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died Unknown. She married Samuel "Sam" Wellington Garrison June 18, 1873 in Forrest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia.

    Children of Nancy Garten and Samuel Garrison are:
    166 i. Clittie8 Garrison, born Abt. 1875; died Unknown.
    167 ii. Otis Alexander Garrison, born August 09, 1878 in Greenville, Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    168 iii. Pearl Maxwell Garrison, born July 13, 1881 in Greenville, Monroe Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    169 iv. Dewey Robert Garrison, born May 28, 1885 in Lowell, Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
    170 v. Betty Jane Garrison, born March 21, 1890 in Lowell, Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.

    104. James William7 Garten (Elijah Alexander6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born January 01, 1850 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died March 01, 1929 in Summers Co., West Virginia. He married (1) Rebecca Ann Spangler April 27, 1871 in Monroe Co., West Virginia. He married (2) Ella Jane Hedrick Unknown.

    More About James William Garten:
    Burial: Forrest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Summers Co., West Virginia

    More About Rebecca Ann Spangler:
    Burial: Forrest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Summers Co., West Virginia

    Children of James Garten and Rebecca Spangler are:
    171 i. Mintie Burke8 Garten, born February 23, 1872 in Monroe Co., West Virginia; died 1940. She married Charles Akers Unknown.
    172 ii. Conrad Peters Garten, born December 30, 1873 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died 1955 in Fayette Co., West Virginia.
    173 iii. Edna Claire Garten, born September 20, 1876 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown. She married Daniel B. Light Unknown.
    174 iv. Eliza Jane "Jink" Garten, born September 20, 1876 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died 1949 in Princeton, West Virginia. She married George Washington Hudson Unknown.
    175 v. Nannie (Nancy?) Lou Garten, born Abt. 1878 in West Virginia; died Unknown. She married ? Mann Unknown.
    176 vi. Merle May Garten, born Abt. 1883 in West Virginia; died Unknown.
    177 vii. John Preston Garten, born 1884; died 1885.
    178 viii. Oce Elmer Garten, born July 12, 1886 in West Virginia; died 1955 in West Virginia. He married Audra Mutter Unknown.
    179 ix. Betty Rose Garten, born Abt. 1888; died Unknown. She married ? Zeis Unknown.

    106. Lewis Burke7 Garten (Elijah Alexander6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born September 14, 1854 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died Unknown. He married Betty Burdette Unknown.

    Notes for Lewis Burke Garten:
    Monroe Co, WV Births - 1854
    Garten, Lewis
    Date: 9/14/1854
    Parents: Elijah and Sarah
    Monroe County

    Note: Lewis Burke Garten b: 9/14/1854 Monroe Co., WV, son of Elijah A. &
    Sarah Jane Garten. Ref: LDS IGI Record.


    Children of Lewis Garten and Betty Burdette are:
    180 i. Bernie8 Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    181 ii. Charles Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    182 iii. Ira Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    183 iv. Mintie Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.

    107. Elmer Alexander7 Garten (Elijah Alexander6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1855, and died Unknown. He married Maude Lee Dillon Unknown.

    Notes for Elmer Alexander Garten:
    The following info needs to be verified if the mentioned Elmer is the son of Elija & Sarah (Evans) Garten.

    History of Sandstone, Summer Co., WV
    O.T. HONAKER had a small general store on the Rt. 20 side of the tracks before this road was paved and later moved into the J.A. GRAHAM building. Emmett and Elmer GARTEN took over the store from the HONAKERs and this store together with the post office and two homes were demolished by fire in 1961.


    Child of Elmer Garten and Maude Dillon is:
    + 184 i. Mayme Ethel8 Garten, born Unknown; died 1939.

    115. James A.7 Garten (Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1856, and died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Ellen (Weikle?) Wikle Unknown.

    Notes for Elizabeth Ellen (Weikle?) Wikle:
    Need to verify if this would be the family of Elizabeth E. Wikle:
    1850 Monroe Co., WV Census
    610/610
    WIKLE, Geo. C. age 27 Farmer b: VA
    Margaret age 25
    Sarah J. age 5
    Martha A. age 3
    Eliz. E. age 1


    Children of James Garten and Elizabeth Wikle are:
    185 i. Rosa E.8 Garten, born March 10, 1882 in Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia; died Unknown. She married Lewis M. Kincade Unknown in Summers Co., West Virginia.
    + 186 ii. Henry H. Garten, born August 10, 1873; died August 31, 1921.

    117. Griffith Alexander "Alex"7 Garten (Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1865 in Kanawa Co., Virginia, and died Unknown. He married Mary Elizabeth Meadows July 26, 1883 in Summers Co., Virginia, daughter of O. M. Meadows.

    Notes for Griffith Alexander "Alex" Garten:
    [sal.FTW]

    Summers County, WV Marriages
    26 July 1883
    Griffith A Garten 18 born Kanawha Co s/o Caleb J and M. M. Garten to Mary
    Elizabeth Meadows 17 born Mercer d/o O. M. Meadows

    Child of Griffith Garten and Mary Meadows is:
    187 i. Etta8 Garten, born Abt. 1885; died Unknown. She married Nathan Jackson Meador Unknown.

    118. Elijah Joseph7 Garten (Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born February 09, 1868 in Monroe Co., West Virginia, and died August 12, 1932 in Summers Co., West Virginia. He married (1) Lenora Roxie Smithson March 15, 1890 in Summers Co., West Virginia. He married (2) Priscilla Alice Hogan February 11, 1903 in Summers Co., West Virginia.

    Children of Elijah Garten and Lenora Smithson are:
    188 i. Leslie Arthur8 Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    189 ii. Mabel Lucretia Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married ? Wheeler Unknown.
    190 iii. Ottie Carl Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    191 iv. Roy Lee Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    192 v. Walter Larue Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.

    Children of Elijah Garten and Priscilla Hogan are:
    193 i. Ray Burl8 Garten, born February 11, 1914 in Summers Co., West Virginia; died September 05, 1999. He married Ida Lee Rains Unknown.

    Notes for Ray Burl Garten:
    Register Herald
    Sept. 8, 1999

    Rev. Ray B. Garten

    RUPERT ­ The Rev. Ray B. Garten, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness.

    Born Feb. 11, 1914 in Summers County, he was the son of the late Alice Hogan and Elijah Joseph Garten.

    Rev. Garten was the former pastor of Alderson Church of God, a member of Rupert Church of God, a former yardman for Meadow River Lumber Co. and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

    He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mabel Wheeler, Della Persinger, Gladys Meadows and Glenna Garten, and an infant sister, Dessie Garten; eight brothers, Roy, Eldridge, Walter, Carl, the Rev. L.A., Howard, Earl and Buren Garten; and a grandson, Daniel Brandon Chamberlain.

    Survivors include his wife, Ida Lee Raines Garten; two daughters, Drema Martin and her husband, Junior, and Devena Patton and her husband, Robert, all of Rupert; a son, Ronald Garten and his wife, Beverly, of Richlands, N.C.; two sisters, Beulah Hedrick of Hinton and Nora Hicks of Kernersville, N.C.; four grandsons, Ronald Garten Jr., Jason Garten, Matthew Garten and Christopher Patton; four granddaughters, Kimberly Shawver, Serita Patton, Donna Patton and Melissa Patton; and a great granddaughter, Cierra Shawver.

    Services will be 2 p.m. today at Rupert Church of God with the Rev. Ernest Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

    Friends called 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace and Wallace Chapel, Rainelle, and may call one hour before services today at the church.

    Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.


    194 ii. Glenna Geneva Garten, born December 21, 1915; died November 01, 1998 in Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Glenna Geneva Garten:
    Social Security Administration
    Office of Central Records Operations
    Baltimore, MD
    GARTEN, GLENNA G
    236-44-3455
    Birth: 21 Dec 1915
    Death: 01 Nov 1998
    Issued: West Virginia
    Last Known Res: 25951 (Hinton, Summers, WV)
    Last Benefit: (none specified)

    + 195 iii. Basil Howard Garten, born Unknown; died 1941 in Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
    196 iv. Beulah Ann Garten, born Unknown. She married ? Hedrick Unknown.
    197 v. Della Pearl Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married ? Persinger Unknown.
    198 vi. Dessie Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.

    Notes for Dessie Garten:
    Died as an infant.

    + 199 vii. Eldridge Maloy Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    200 viii. Joseph Buren Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    201 ix. Nora Alice Garten, born Unknown. She married ? Hicks Unknown.
    202 x. Thomas Earl Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    203 xi. Verna Gladys Garten, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married ? Meadows Unknown.

    121. E. P.7 Davidson (Mary J.6 Garten, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born November 22, 1869, and died March 20, 1910. He married Ella Hedrick Unknown.

    Notes for E. P. Davidson:
    [sal.FTW]

    E. P. Davidson who was born November 22, 1869 and died March 20, 1910. He married Ella Hedrick and reared the following children: Clarence, G. E., James, Chessie, and William, who reside with their mother at the old home place.

    Children of E. Davidson and Ella Hedrick are:
    204 i. Clarence8 Davidson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    205 ii. G. E. Davidson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    206 iii. James Davidson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    207 iv. Chessie Davidson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    208 v. William Davidson, born Unknown; died Unknown.

    122. Emily E.7 Saunders (Elizabeth M.6 Garten, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1856, and died April 02, 1923. She married John J. Cottle October 1880, son of John Cottle and ? Wood.

    Child of Emily Saunders and John Cottle is:
    209 i. George E.8 Cottle, born June 24, 1881; died November 1935 in Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia. He married (1) Faye Allen. He married (2) Leona L. Lilly 1902.

    Notes for George E. Cottle:
    [sal.FTW]

    Author of "HISTORY OF FOREST HILL COMMUNITY"
    by George Cottle, Sr.

    About the Author

    The author of this little history,viz.; George E. Cottle, was born June 24, 1881, and died
    November, 1935. He was by vocation a farmer and school teacher. He began teaching in
    1901.

    He was first married to Leona L. Lilly, in 1902. She was born March, 1879, and died
    October, 1917. To this union was born eleven children, viz; Cleon, born February 23, 1904,
    and died September 13, 1963, O. Kenneth, May 21, 1905-1938; Elmer E., April 30, 1906;
    Harold D., July 1, 1907-May 14, 1965; Evangeline (Sis), January 7, 1909-July 7, 1967;
    Zella, October 15, 1910-March 22,1969; Orville Roy, born October 15, 1910-December,
    1912; R. Carol, born November 9, 1922; Wanda May, born May 21, 1913; Richard D. Born
    September 3, 1914-December 15, 1966; and Virginia L. Cottle born born February 23,
    1915-October 21, 1973.

    Subsequent to the death of Mr. Cottle's first wife in October, 1917, he was united in
    marriage to Faye Allen, daughter of Wellington and Martha Allen. She was born November
    1, 1891, and died March 8, 1963. This union produced four children, viz; Howard A., born
    September 28, 1921; Charles S. born July 5, 1924; Elouise A., born March 1, 1927; and
    James E., born July 29, 1929.

    Mr. Cottle is buried in the Forest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery by the side of his first wife.
    His second wife is buried in the south side of the same cemetery.


    More About George E. Cottle:
    Burial: Forest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Summers Co., West Virginia

    More About Faye Allen:
    Burial: Forest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Summers Co., West Virginia

    More About Leona L. Lilly:
    Burial: Forest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Summers Co., West Virginia

    123. Mildred B.7 Saunders (Elizabeth M.6 Garten, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1857, and died Unknown. She married L. A. Ellison Unknown.

    Children of Mildred Saunders and L. Ellison are:
    210 i. W. F.8 Ellison, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    211 ii. L. M. Ellison, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    212 iii. P. J. Ellison, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    213 iv. E. D. Ellison, born Unknown; died Unknown.
    214 v. Fred Ellison, born Unknown; died Unknown.

    126. Loue7 Saunders (Elizabeth M.6 Garten, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1860, and died Unknown. She married J. O. Perdue 1890.

    Children of Loue Saunders and J. Perdue are:
    215 i. Jesse L.8 Perdue, born Abt. 1891; died Unknown.
    216 ii. Homer Perdue, born Abt. 1892; died Unknown.
    217 iii. Willie Perdue, born Abt. 1893; died Unknown.
    218 iv. Vennie Perdue, born Abt. 1894; died Unknown.
    219 v. Jewel Perdue, born Abt. 1895; died Unknown.
    220 vi. Norville Perdue, born Abt. 1896; died Unknown.

    152. Parkinson7 Gartin (Allen6, William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born January 22, 1849 in Mountain Grove, Texas Co., Missouri, and died April 06, 1929 in Mountain Grove, Texas Co., Missouri. He married (2) Nancy Louisiana (Sidlo?) Douglas September 14, 1873 in Texas Co., Missouri.

    Notes for Parkinson Gartin:
    According to other sources, it shows Parkinson GARTIN was born in Decatur Co, IND, as was his father, Allen Gartin, b.24 Oct. 1822, Decatur Co IND.

    Parkinson was a blacksmith by trade.

    Children of Parkinson Gartin are:
    221 i. Oscar8 Gartin, born August 1880; died Unknown.
    222 ii. Leo Gartin, born November 1884; died Unknown.
    223 iii. Hurzmine Gartin, born February 1886; died Unknown.
    224 iv. Frank Gartin, born March 1888; died Unknown.
    225 v. Estella Gartin, born January 1891; died Unknown.
    226 vi. Alva Gartin, born July 1893; died 1918.

    Notes for Alva Gartin:
    [sal.FTW]

    Alva died of wounds received during in WWI. He was a mechanic, Mt. Grove, Wright Co., MO.


    227 vii. Blanch Gartin, born March 1898; died Unknown.
    228 viii. Reuben Gartin, born March 11, 1902 in Idaho; died July 10, 1988 in Boise, Ada Co., Idaho. He married Violet Arebelle Davis Unknown.

    Notes for Reuben Gartin:
    Social Security Administration
    Office of Central Records Operations
    Baltimore, MD
    GARTIN, REUBEN
    518-18-7070
    Birth: 11 Mar 1902
    Death: 10 Jul 1988
    Issued: Idaho
    Last Known Res: 83704 (Boise, Ada, ID)
    Last Benefit: (none specified)


    Notes for Violet Arebelle Davis:
    Her parents were Mary Ann Hill And Dock Davis.

    Child of Parkinson Gartin and Nancy Douglas is:
    229 i. Eliza Mae Malinda8 Gartin, born July 22, 1874 in Mountain Grove, Texas Co., Missouri; died July 15, 1969 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She married James William Payne Unknown.

    153. John William7 Gartin (Charles William6, William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1846, and died Unknown. He married Parepa Rose Lynch Unknown.

    Child of John Gartin and Parepa Lynch is:
    + 230 i. Lillian Fay8 Gartin, born August 05, 1904; died August 10, 1996 in Cheyenne, Laramie Co., Wyoming.

    154. Edward Riley (Gartin)7 Garten (William M.6 Gartin, William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married Laura Thomas November 12, 1891 in Lucas, Iowa.

    Child of Edward Garten and Laura Thomas is:
    + 231 i. Jonathan Edward8 Garten, born Abt. 1892; died Unknown.

    155. Catherine (Atteberry?)7 Atterbury (Amanda Jane6 Garton, James K. (Garton)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born January 01, 1836 in Mackinaw, Tazwell Co., Illinois, and died October 01, 1917 in Dewitt, Saline Co., Nebraska. She married William Anderson Garton September 18, 1853 in Tazwell Co., Illinois, son of James Garten and Amelia Shumate.

    Child of Catherine Atterbury and William Garton is:
    232 i. Emma Lucy8 Garton, born January 24, 1858 in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa; died January 11, 1948 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas. She married Henry Alfred Hobbs September 03, 1875 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas.

    More About Emma Lucy Garton:
    Burial: January 15, 1948, Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas

    More About Henry Alfred Hobbs:
    Burial: January 15, 1908, Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas

    156. Emma Lucy7 Garton (William Anderson6, James K. (Garton)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born January 24, 1858 in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa, and died January 11, 1948 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas. She married Henry Alfred Hobbs September 03, 1875 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas.

    More About Emma Lucy Garton:
    Burial: January 15, 1948, Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas

    More About Henry Alfred Hobbs:
    Burial: January 15, 1908, Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas

    Child of Emma Garton and Henry Hobbs is:
    + 233 i. George Henry8 Hobbs, born April 26, 1880 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas; died April 07, 1965 in Provo, Utah.

    157. George Anderson7 Logan (Cordelia Elizabeth6 Shanklin, Elijah5, Frances "Fanny"4 Garton, Elijah3, Uriah2, William1) was born November 07, 1859 in Syracuse, Missouri, and died August 03, 1921 in Leedy, Dewey Co., Oklahoma. He married Mary Anna Murphy March 12, 1884 in Syracuse, Missouri.

    Child of George Logan and Mary Murphy is:
    + 234 i. Cordelia Duke8 Logan, born Abt. 1885; died Unknown.


    Generation No. 6

    158. James Robert8 Garten (James Edwin7, James Harvey6, James5, Elijah (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born October 25, 1917 in Odon, Daviess Co., Indiana. He married Emalou Burton May 07, 1950 in Indiapolis, Marion Co., Indiana.

    Notes for Emalou Burton:
    Reunions Magazine

    .."How about longest running reunions?
    Let's hear it for the families who have maintained their traditional reunions year after year. The Burton Family Reunion celebrated their 125th anniversary reunion this year near Mitchell, Indiana. Emalou Burton Garten, Indianapolis, Indiana, reported that descendants of the thirteen children of John Pleasant and Suzannah Stamper Burton gather to clean the family burial ground, have genealogy and family meetings and enjoy a banquet and picnic together. This long running, strong family reunion is governed by three directors elected at reunions for three year terms of office."


    Children of James Garten and Emalou Burton are:
    235 i. James Carl9 Garten, born July 17, 1951 in Marion Co., Indiana. He married Lajuana Duncan March 26, 1983 in Brown Co., Indiana.
    236 ii. Burton Lee Garten, born April 24, 1954 in Franklin, Johnson Co., Indiana. He married Susan Ruth Heine 1981 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana.

    159. Teddy8 Gartin (James7, Samuel (Garten)6, John5 Garten, Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1899 in Oregon.

    Child of Teddy Gartin is:
    + 237 i. Donald9 Gartin, born 1924 in Oregon.

    160. Archie8 Gartin (James7, Samuel (Garten)6, John5 Garten, Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1900. He married Lena ? Unknown.

    Child of Archie Gartin and Lena ? is:
    238 i. Gerald9 Gartin, born Unknown; died December 07, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Notes for Gerald Gartin:
    Listed among the men who died aboard the U.S.S. Arizona, whose memorial is erected on the sunken ship in the harbor of Honolulu.
    GARTIN, Gerald Ernest S1c USN

    184. Mayme Ethel8 Garten (Elmer Alexander7, Elijah Alexander6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Unknown, and died 1939. She married Ernest Byron Pugh Abt. 1907, son of Jesse Pugh and Pauline Bray.

    Child of Mayme Garten and Ernest Pugh is:
    239 i. Kenneth Dillon9 Pugh, born July 12, 1908; died July 19, 1993 in Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.

    186. Henry H.8 Garten (James A.7, Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born August 10, 1873, and died August 31, 1921. He married Willie Mae Pauley.

    Children of Henry Garten and Willie Pauley are:
    240 i. Noah Ervin "Windy"9 Garten, born July 24, 1895; died Unknown.
    241 ii. Clarence Edward Garten, born August 13, 1898; died October 30, 1981.
    242 iii. Myrtle Elizabeth Garten, born November 23, 1900. She married ? Painter Unknown.
    243 iv. Fannie Garten, born Abt. 1901. She married ? Shrout Unknown.
    244 v. Ora Garten, born Abt. 1902.
    245 vi. Arnold E. Garten, born April 16, 1903; died March 06, 1976 in Frederick, Frederick Co., Maryland.
    246 vii. Ward Garten, born Abt. 1905.
    + 247 viii. Robert Edward Garten, born April 18, 1907; died November 1941.

    195. Basil Howard8 Garten (Elijah Joseph7, Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Unknown, and died 1941 in Raleigh Co., West Virginia.

    Notes for Basil Howard Garten:
    Died as a result of a coal mining accident in Raleigh Co., WV. Was injured at Norvell, WV, near Beckley, WV.

    Child of Basil Howard Garten is:
    248 i. Joy Alice9 Garten, born Abt. 1933. She married William Robert Minder Unknown.

    Notes for William Robert Minder:
    Social Security Administration
    Office of Central Records Operations
    Baltimore, MD
    MINDER, WILLIAM
    305-30-9615
    Birth: 26 Nov 1932
    Death: 27 Aug 2000
    Issued: Indiana
    Last Known Res: 61342 (Mendota, La Salle, IL)
    Last Benefit: (none specified)


    199. Eldridge Maloy8 Garten (Elijah Joseph7, Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

    Child of Eldridge Maloy Garten is:
    + 249 i. Harl James9 Garten, born Abt. 1926.

    230. Lillian Fay8 Gartin (John William7, Charles William6, William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born August 05, 1904, and died August 10, 1996 in Cheyenne, Laramie Co., Wyoming. She married Rolley E. Remster Unknown.

    Notes for Lillian Fay Gartin:
    Social Security Administration
    Office of Central Records Operations
    Baltimore, MD
    REMSTER, LILLIAN
    480-20-4645
    Birth: 05 Aug 1904
    Death: 10 Aug 1996
    Issued: Iowa
    Last Known Res: 82009 (Cheyenne, Laramie, WY)
    Last Benefit: (none specified)

    Children of Lillian Gartin and Rolley Remster are:
    250 i. Harold E. "Pete"9 Remster, born Unknown. He married Delores Zimmerman Unknown.
    251 ii. James "Jim" E. Remster, born Unknown. He married Donna Markley Unknown.

    231. Jonathan Edward8 Garten (Edward Riley (Gartin)7, William M.6 Gartin, William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1892, and died Unknown.

    Child of Jonathan Edward Garten is:
    + 252 i. Lanceloit "Lance" Mead9 Garten, born April 09, 1913 in Corydon, Iowa; died May 01, 1994 in Brookfield, Linn Co., Missouri.

    233. George Henry8 Hobbs (Emma Lucy7 Garton, William Anderson6, James K. (Garton)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born April 26, 1880 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas, and died April 07, 1965 in Provo, Utah. He married Cora Ann Granville December 12, 1906 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., Kansas.

    More About George Henry Hobbs:
    Additional Info: http://www.magiclink.com/web/snowdove/liann/
    Burial: April 10, 1965, Rupert, Minidoka Co., Idaho

    More About Cora Ann Granville:
    Burial: February 13, 1957, Rupert, Minidoka Co., Idaho

    Child of George Hobbs and Cora Granville is:
    + 253 i. Martha Thelma9 Hobbs, born January 06, 1918 in Driggs, Teton Co., Idaho; died February 01, 1995 in Cherry Valley, Riverside Co., California.

    234. Cordelia Duke8 Logan (George Anderson7, Cordelia Elizabeth6 Shanklin, Elijah5, Frances "Fanny"4 Garton, Elijah3, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1885, and died Unknown. She married Robert Sylvester Sapp July 06, 1910.

    Child of Cordelia Logan and Robert Sapp is:
    + 254 i. Catherine Elizabeth9 Sapp, born Abt. 1911.


    Generation No. 7

    237. Donald9 Gartin (Teddy8, James7, Samuel (Garten)6, John5 Garten, Nathaniel "Natty" (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born 1924 in Oregon.

    Child of Donald Gartin is:
    255 i. Tom10 Gartin, born Unknown.

    247. Robert Edward9 Garten (Henry H.8, James A.7, Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born April 18, 1907, and died November 1941. He married Ivory Ruth Keffer Unknown.

    Notes for Robert Edward Garten:
    Worked for Sterling Smokeless in Whitby, Raleigh Co., West Virginia. Died in a coal mining accident.

    Social Security Administration
    Office of Central Records Operations
    Baltimore, MD
    GARTEN, ROBERT
    236-09-5950
    Birth: 18 Apr 1907
    Death: Nov 1941
    Issued: West Virginia
    Last Known Res: (not specified)
    Last Benefit: (none specified)

    Notes for Ivory Ruth Keffer:
    Social Security Administration
    Office of Central Records Operations
    Baltimore, MD
    GARTEN, IVORY R
    234-62-6658
    Birth: 07 May 1910
    Death: 25 Jun 2000
    Issued: West Virginia
    Last Known Res: 25823 (Coal City, Raleigh, WV)
    Last Benefit: (none specified)

    Child of Robert Garten and Ivory Keffer is:
    256 i. Margaret Louis10 Garten, born Abt. 1930. She married Harry Elmer Vest Unknown.

    249. Harl James9 Garten (Eldridge Maloy8, Elijah Joseph7, Caleb Isaac (J.?)6, Uriah5, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1926.

    Child of Harl James Garten is:
    257 i. Anita10 Garten, born Abt. 1957.

    252. Lanceloit "Lance" Mead9 Garten (Jonathan Edward8, Edward Riley (Gartin)7, William M.6 Gartin, William (Garton/Gartin)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born April 09, 1913 in Corydon, Iowa, and died May 01, 1994 in Brookfield, Linn Co., Missouri.

    Notes for Lanceloit "Lance" Mead Garten:
    Social Security Administration
    Office of Central Records Operations
    Baltimore, MD
    GARTEN, LANCE
    474-07-8917
    Birth: 09 Apr 1913
    Death: 01 May 1994
    Issued: Minnesota
    Last Known Res: 64628 (Brookfield, Linn, MO)
    Last Benefit: (none specified)

    Child of Lanceloit "Lance" Mead Garten is:
    258 i. Ruth Leone10 Garten, born Unknown. She married ? Midgyette Unknown.

    253. Martha Thelma9 Hobbs (George Henry8, Emma Lucy7 Garton, William Anderson6, James K. (Garton)5 Garten, Griffith (Garton)4, Elijah3 Garton, Uriah2, William1) was born January 06, 1918 in Driggs, Teton Co., Idaho, and died February 01, 1995 in Cherry Valley, Riverside Co., California. She married Robert Howard Harper November 08, 1938 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.

    More About Martha Thelma Hobbs:
    Burial: February 11, 1995, Rupert, Minidoka Co., Idaho

    Child of Martha Hobbs and Robert Harper is:
    259 i. Li Ann10 Harper, born Abt. 1939. She married Robert Alvin Lee.

    254. Catherine Elizabeth9 Sapp (Cordelia Duke8 Logan, George Anderson7, Cordelia Elizabeth6 Shanklin, Elijah5, Frances "Fanny"4 Garton, Elijah3, Uriah2, William1) was born Abt. 1911. She married Herbert Berger.

    Child of Catherine Sapp and Herbert Berger is:
    260 i. Vesnelle10 Berger, born Unknown. She married Daniel Rorris.


    Information downloaded from Don Dickenson's GedCom version 1/1/2003.
  • _UID: 207E3BE4935B427DA4C54D88D09EDE534718



    Marriage 1 Frances Dickinson b: Abt 1734
    • Married: 5 Mar 1751-5 Mar 1752
    • Change Date: 23 Jun 2012
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elijah Garton b: 12 Nov 1758 in , Orange, Virginia
    2. Has No Children Nathaniel Garton b: 11 Aug 1759 in , Orange, Virginia
    3. Has Children Griffith Garten b: 17 Sep 1763 in Hinton , Orange, Virginia
    4. Has No Children Uriah Garton b: Bef 1765 in , Spotsylvania, Virginia
    5. Has Children Richard Gartin b: Abt 1772 in , Augusta, Virginia
    6. Has No Children Frances Garton
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth Garton
    8. Has No Children William Garton

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