Name: Joseph Garlick
Birth: 26 FEB 1846 in Monroe Twp, Bedford, PA
Death: 3 DEC 1938 in Mount Savage, near Cumberland, Maryland
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, MD
Joseph Garlick was born 26 Feb 1846 in Monrow Twp, Bedford Co, PA. Joseph became a farmer and a blacksmith. He would have know how to read, write and cipher, but his formal education would have been over by sixteen. Like the men of his generation, Joseph would have been a free indepentant American and by the nature of his occupations, self-reliant and confident in his abilities.
On 12 Apr 1861, the festering disagreements between the North and South erupted with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The War between the States had begun. Joseph became a part of this conflict when he enlisted in the Union Army on 26 Feb 1864 and served in Company B, Twenty-fifth Regiment, U.S. Army Volunteers commanded by Captain Jacb Kline. He was eighteen years old and was described as being 5' 6" tall with brown eyes and hair and had a fair complexion. Although the war ended in 1865. Joseph served three years until his discharge 26, Feb 1867 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Joseph returned to Bedford Co, to continue the life of a farmer and blacksmith. On 16 Nov 1870, Joseph married Eva Price. The marriage was performed by Squire John W. Sams in Gapsburg, Bedford Co, PA. Eva was born in 1851 and died in 1922. A picture of Eva indicates she was short with a stocky build with brown eyes and dark brown hair worn in an upsweep roll. She gazes at the camera in a straight forward manner with an arm protectively around one of her youn sons.
Eva and joseph had twelve (12) chidlren:
1. Lewis Albert Garlick ------------- b. 16 Dec 1870
2. Simon Peter Garlick ------------- b. 4 Aug 1872
3. Wilson Columbia Garlick ----- b. 4 Apri 1874
4. George William Garlick ------- b. 19 Feb 1876
5. John Franklin Garlick ---------- b. 15 Apr 1878
6. Michael H. Garlick --------------- b. 8 May 1880
7. Susan A. Garlick ----------------- b. 1 May 1883
8. Mary Catherine Garlick ------- b. 27 Oct 1885
9. Christian C. Garlick ------------- b. 2 Nov 1887
10. Frances Sylvester Garlick -- b. 22 May 1891
11. Dollie Florence Garlick ------ b. 15 May 1893
12. Walter Harry Garlick ---------- b. 8 Nov 1894
During Joseph's army service, he was injured at the seige of Atlanta. In later years, the injury gave him trouble and he was able to obtain a monthly pension of $8.00 because "... claiment was ruptured on the rught side at Atlanta, Georgia during the seige in June, 1865. Claiment was engaged in building breastworks and without any notice to him, a log was let fall on him, on his hands and shoulder mashing him to the ground and causing the rupture." Claim approved for right inguinal hernia and disease of the stomach. Declined was an injury due to a "kick by horse".
Joseph moved several times after returning to Bedford Co. He moved first to Hancock, Washington Co, Maryland, then to Cumberland and finally to Long, a few miles from Cumberland. Eva was with him during the moves, but in 1922 she passed away. I have not been able to determine her exact date of death or the place.
Joseph passed away Dec 3, 1938 due to chronic endocarditis and valvular heart disease. At the time he ws a widower living in Mt Savage, MD probably near or with a daughter, Susie O'Neal. He was buried next to his wife, Eva, at the Rose Hill cemetery in Cumberland on 6 Dec 1938.
Source for Joseph Garlick:
1. Register of Enlistments, United States Army.
2. Military pension records.
3. Death certificate.
4. Application for burial flag.
* Joseph Garlick's Father: Abraham Garlick and Mother: Rachel Sleighter
The following is the Will of Stephen Garlick:
Will of Stephen Garlick
Vol 2 page 216, file no. 826-45
dated 28 Sep 1826, proved October 1826
In the name of God Amen. ss. be it known that I Stephen Garlick of Providence township, Bedford County, State of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory as you may say this considering the _________ of this Mortel life and being of Sound Mind and Memory blessed be the mighty god for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to give my soule to the All mighty God who first gave it and my body to be returned to its mother dust again in a decent and Christian like manner by the decision of my executors hereafter named. First of all it is my wish that all my just debts be paid and funeral expenses be paid out of my moveable property; secondly it is my wish that my dearly beloved wife Eave Garlick should have the place wherein she now lives beginning at ___ _____ as the line goes south to a fence corner during her natural life and it _____ ______; it is my will that my dearly beloved son Frederick Garlick should have the old place after my wife's decease and shall have the privledge to live with his mother on said place to farm it and to give his mother a comfortable living and to have the rest to himself; and it is my will and desire that my dearly beloved son, David Garlick should have the place whereon he now lives on joining John Sheavers South and West to ___________ Agreement line between him and George Segle. It is my wish that my dearly beloved son Adam Garlick should have the place whereon he now lives and it is my wish that my dearly beloved son Jacob Garlick should have the place where he now lives on. I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Mary Layten wife of James Layton the some of twenty five dollars to be paid her one year after my decease by David Garlick; I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Margaret Wagner wife of Adam Wagnor the sum of twenty five dollars to be paid her one year after my decease by Adam Garlick; I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Ann Conner wife of Edward Conner the sum of twenty five dollars to be paid her one year after my decease by Jacob Garlick; I give and bequeath unto Caterine Seale wife of George Seale the sum of twenty five dollars to be paid her one year after my decease by Frederick Garlick. It is my will that my son Frederick Garlick ____________ have as much of my moveable property to pay George Seale wife seventy five dollars and the rest of my moveable property I give unto my beloved wife as long as she lives and then my son Frederick what is left and I give unto my four sons David Garlick Adam Garlick Jacob Garlick and Frederick Garlick my saw mill and ____ akers of land equally between them. I do hereby appoint David Garlick and John Shaffer whom I hereby appoint sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all previous wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of September the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Stephen Garlick to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence we hereby _____ subscribed our names as witness
Signed & sealed by Stephen Garlick (can't tell from this copy if he signed his name or not)
Witnesses Christian Felton and Nathan Wilkins
Bedford County ) ss.
Personally appeared before the subscriber, Register for the Probate of Wills _________ Letters of Administration in and for said County Christian Felton and Samuel Wilkins and William Sparks the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, who being duly sworn do depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw the testator Stephen Garlick sign by making his mark, seal, publish and declare the foregoing instrument of writing and saw the testator, Stephen Garlick, sign by making his mark, seal, publish and declare the forgoing instrument of writing as one for his last will and Testament that at the time thereof the testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding according to the best of there _________ knowledge and belief and that they subscribed their names thereto as witnesses in presence of the testator and at his request.
/s/ Christian Felton, Samuel Hutchins and William Sparks
Sworn and subscribed the 28th day of September, A.D. 1826 before me Job Hann, Register.
[Transcribed by Kaye Hooley, 2002]
Father: Abraham Garlick b: BET 1816 AND 1820 in Providence Twp, Bedford, PA
Mother: Rachel Sleighter b: 1826 in Monroe Twp, Bedford, PA
Eva Ann Price b: 17 JUL 1851
16 NOV 1870
in by Squire John W. Sams in Gapsburg, Bedford Co, PA
- Lewis Albert Garlick b: 17 DEC 1870
- Simon Peter Garlick b: 4 AUG 1872
- Wilson Columbia Garlick b: 4 APR 1874
- George William Garlick b: 19 FEB 1876
- John Franklin Garlick b: 15 APR 1878 in Maryland
- Michael H. Garlick b: 8 MAY 1880
- Susan A. Garlick b: 1 MAY 1883
- Mary Catherine Garlick b: 27 OCT 1885
- Christian C. Garlick b: 2 NOV 1887
- Frances Sylvester Garlick b: 22 MAY 1891
- Dolly Flornce Garlick b: 15 MAY 1893
- Walter Harry Garlick b: 8 NOV 1894