William D. Garrett & wife Sicily Jane Dickerson, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
William D. Garrett married Sicily Jane Dickerson, 13 January 1842, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Three children were born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Benjamin Franklin, b. 1842; Jemima Jane, b. 1846; and Thomas William, b. 1849. A fourth child, a girl, Lou Garrett, was born in 1851, either in VA/TN.. The Garrett family left Virginia and headed west to Missouri between 1851 and 1852. William D. Garrett was issued a land patent in Campbranch, Warren County, Missouri, April 15, 1853.
Garrett families arrive in Missouri from Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Though no relationship has been established between the two Pittsylvania county Garrett families of Thomas and Ann Jones and John Garrett, Jr and wife Jane, both lived in Pittsylvania County around the same time. Children of Thomas and Ann arrived in Missouri in 1834 while children of John Jr. and wife Jane arrived in Missouri about 1852. Both Garrett families settled in the same area of Warren County.
John Garrett, Jr. and wife Jane, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
William D. Garrett is the son of John Garrett, Jr. and wife Jane. Grandson of John Garrett, Sr. and wife Sarah Covington. John Garrett, Sr., and wife Sally, on August 19, 1833 are recorded in the Pittsylvania County, VA Deeds Book making "A gift to Edward Garrett." (Book 35-219).
The will of John Garrett, Sr. Will-Pittsylvania Co., VA dated 18 November 1841 was presented to court 20 Dec. 1841. Named in the will were: Wife-Sarah (Covington); Son-John Garrett Jr. & wife Jane-given land.. Daughter of wife: Casandy H. Eanes. Granddaughter-Mary Covin(g)ton-dau of Allen Covin(g)ton. Witnesses: Valentine Martin, William H. Cox, and William Haneks.
John Garrett Sr.,(~1760-1841) married Sally Covington, (b~1780) the 1 November 1808 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. It was the second marriage for both spouses. John Garrett, Jr., was born ~1781 (1850 census). Sally Covington had two children from her previous marriage: Allen H. Covington, b. 1803. and Cassandra Covington, b. 1806. Allen H. Covington married in 1826, Elizabeth Wells, b. 1810, and they had a daughter named Mary Covington, b~1827/28. Daughter Cassandra Covington married Abraham Eanes, b. 1795, and is named in the will as Cassandra Eanes. Abraham Eanes married first, Catherine Wells, in 1815.
The 1850 Pittsylvania County, VA, Federal Census, page 244, for Allen H. Covington, includes Allen and wife Elizabeth and two boys John Covington, b. ~1832 and Edward Covington, b~1842. Daughter Mary Covington, age 23, is not living at home. Cassandria Covington and husband Abram L. Eanes have three children: Nancy Eanes, b~1817, John L. Eanes, b.~1820, and Martha Eanes, b~1834.
Abraham L. Eanes is the bondsman for the marriage of Sicily Jane Dickerson and William D. Garrett in 1842. Elizabeth B. Garrett, sister of William D. Garrett, married Barney W. Dickerson in 1841. Bondsman: brother William D. Garrett, and signer of the marriage certificate: father, John Garrett, Jr.
Sr. (~1761-1841), & Sarah Covington
1. William D. Garrett,
b. ca 1821 md. Sicily Jane Dickerson -
1842 January 13th.
Ann Garrett and Hezekiah Ford - Charlotte or Campbell County, Virginia
Hezekiah Ford and Ann Garrett arrived from Virginia in about the year 1834. Hezekiah was the son of Irish immigrant Calvin Ford who resided in Charlotte County, Virginia. According to "The Garrett Family" on file with the Warren County Historical Society and on LDS film FHL US/CAN Film No. 1547664, item No. 9, Ann Garrett and husband Hezekiah Ford had 13 children of which 8 are identified: Calvin James Ford, Claiborne Ford, Morley Thomas Ford, William C. Ford, b. ca. 1805, Elizabeth Ford, Mourning Ford, Susan Ford, and Mathew Ford. As of 1835 Ann (Garrett) Ford was a widow, living in Montgomery County, Missouri.
Thomas Garrett & wife Ann Curry, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
The first Garrett family to arrive in Warren County, Missouri came from Pittsylvania County, Virginia, were children of Thomas Garrett and Ann Curry. They were: Jesse Garrett, b. 1794, and wife Zera Jones; and Rebecca Garrett, b. 1803, and husband Henry Jones.
Thomas Garrett and wife Ann, filed a gift deed 9 March 1827, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, giving their "afflicted cripple and infirm" son John Garrett, a tract of land, 102 acres, with a saw mill, situated on the south fork of the Sandy River. The tract of land was part of the land they were residing on.
Thomas Taylor filed a will 9 March 1827. Named in the will are son Jesse, and daughter Rebecca Garrett, wife of Henry Jones. On May 22, 1827 Thomas Garrett and wife Ann, deed the land to John Garrett and Jesse Garrett.
Garrett, (1758-1827) & Ann Curry
1. Sally Garrett, b.
1784. sp = William Payne md= 16 Feb
1807. Stayed in VA
Jesse Garrett & wife Zera Jones, Pittsylvania County, VA to Lincoln County, MO-1843
Jesse Garrett (1794-1844) and wife Zera Jones, lived in Lincoln County, had five children: Thomas L. Garrett (1822-1875), Levi Jackson Garrett (1830-1900), Mildred Zera Garrett (1833), George W. Garrett, (1841-1864) and Jesse Garrett (died in infancy).
Both Jesse Garrett and son, Thomas Garrett served on the April 1844-Warren County, Missouri, grand jury, along with Colby H. Taylor, Robert J. Hueston, and Frances Wyatt. Thomas L. Garrett served a second grand jury in the late 1840s.
Jesse Garrett died intestate August 27, 1844. Warren County, Wills Books, dated 5 November 1846, states the court assigned George W. Garrett administrator and George W. Dyer, Thomas L. Garrett, and William A. Haudkins as securities. (Note: Son, George W. Garrett was only five years old in 1846. Was there an elder George W. Garrett living in Warren County in 1846?)
Thirty months later on, 21 May 1849, Thomas L. Garrett was appointed Administrator "de bonis non" of the estate of Jesse Garrett, deceased. Securities: George W. Dyer, Jesse Langford, and William Haukins. In Warren County Probate Records, page 117, February 1855, Thomas L. Garrett as curator of the estate of Milly Jane Garrett was discharged.
Thomas L. Garrett, ( 8 Nov 1822-4 Mar 1875), married, 6 February 1845, Mary Ann Moore, (1 Dec 1824VA-13 Dec 1864), from Virginia. Resided in Campbranch. William Moore, father of Mary A. Moore, died in November 1858 in Warren County, Missouri. Mary Ann Moore Garrett died December 1864. Thomas L. Garrett, was appointed the guardian of the persons and estate of William Moore, 21 June 1865: namely: Elizabeth F. Garrett, 1846, age 19, Sarah Virginia Garrett, 1848, age 17, Susan E. Garrett, 1851, age 14, Martha E. Garrett, 1854, age 11, Matilda Ann Garrett, 1857, age 8, Emma J. Garrett, 1860, age 5, and William Thomas Garrett, 1862, age 3. A Guardian Bond was issued by the Warren County Court 21 June 1865 to Thomas L. Garrett who posted a $700, securities: Creed Taylor Archer and A.M. Kile. Thomas L. Garrett petitioned for an order of the sale of the undivided seventh of 145 acres known as the William Moore farm, November 1865.
Levi Jackson Garrett married Elizabeth Eleanor Riddle 4 April 1850. Six children born between 1851-1858: George, Ephraim, Jesse, Zera, and Judith 'Julia' Garrett. Levi secondly married Paullina Swanson Jones 23 February 1865. Six children born between 1865-1881: infant son born/died on same day, Ella, Henry, Laura, Levi and Jesse. Daughter, Milly Jane Garrett, (1837-1861) married Armstrong Kennedy, 5 February 1861. George W. Garrett b. 1841 died 10 July 1864 and is buried in Palmyra Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Banks Garrett & wife Elizabeth of Essex and King & Queen County, Virginia to Warren Co., MO-1846
The family of Banks Garrett, Center Cross, Essex County, arrived in Warren County, Missouri in about 1846. Center Cross, located about 1 mile west of the Rappahannock River is two miles northeast of the Vincent Taylor residence in King & Queen County. Banks Garrett was enumerated in the 1830 King & Queen County, Virginia census on page 289. Banks Garrett, (b. ca 1800, in Center Cross, VA, d. ca 1868, Warren Co., MO) was the son of William D. Garrett, Sr, of Essex County, Virginia.
Banks Garrett had seven children: Richard (1816-1817), Harriet (1819), John G. (1820), Rachel (1828),Robert (1825), Erastus (1831/2), and James H. Garrett (May 1840). Banks Garrett's wife Elizabeth died in Virginia sometime between 1840-1846.
Missouri land records show a Richard Garrett purchased land in Township 51 North, Range 2 West in 1844. Nothing more is known about Richard. Harriet Garrett m. James Crouch, 19 Sep. 1836, in Essex Co., VA, and came to Missouri. Rachel Garrett, m. Thomas M. Durham, 26 May 1846, and remained in Virginia until her husband died at which time she came to Missouri sometime between 1860-1870.
Robert Garrett, (3 July 1825-7 Aug 1883), m. Virginia McClearen, (14 Feb 1829-13 Dec 1899). Robert & Virginia, married 15 September 1846 in Missouri, lived in Campbranch, Warren Co., MO in the 1860 census. Children: Ellen, Columbus, John, d. inf., George, d. inf., Iverson, Adeline, Joseph Henry, Jefferson Davis, Lorenzo, d. inf., Samuel Banks, Robert Lee, and Lavinia Garrett.
Robert Garrett and Vincent Taylor were issued land patents 1 November 1851, for land in Lincoln county, in Township 48 North, Range 2 West. Robert's land patent was located in Sections 23 and 24, while Vincent's was located in Section 7. Land patents records show that five Garrett's purchased land in Warren County from 1841-1856: Jesse, Joseph, Robert, Thomas L., and William D. Garrett. A military land warrant patent was issued to John K. Salmons, assignee of Banks Garrett, on 18 August 1859, for land in SW1/4, Section 21, Township 50 North, Range 2 West, Lincoln County, Missouri. Banks Garrett, private, Captain Bagby's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812 .
Erastus Garrett m. Margaret McClearen 1854, in Missouri. John G. Garrett m. Mary Brizendine in 1844, Essex County, Virginia, and James H. Garrett married Sarah M. Martin in 1863 in Lincoln County, Missouri.
1. Richard Garrett, b.
between 1820-1825VA. Land Twp 51N, R2W purchased in 1844
Garrett & Taylor land transactions in Essex County, Virginia 1789-1827
Land books show that a William Garrett, secured 211 acres of land in Essex County, by fee simple from John Taylor in the year 1789. He was charged with this same 211 acres from year to year from that date until 1804. In 1804, 05, 06, 07, 08, and 09 he was listed as owning 287 1/2 acres, the taxes on which "Susanna Taylor to pay".
A Deed filed 5 March 1792 in the Essex County Deed Book, Volume 35, page 20, states James Taylor of New Kent, sold 311 acres to William Garrett, of Essex, "land on which my grandfather, William Taylor, lived and died, together with the 100 acres of land my father had a deed for from his father during his natural life, which lands are adjoining the land of Mary Noes, David Pitts, James Sale, Colonel Lee, Nicholas Faulconer and Caleb Noel, containing 311 acres of land,".....
William Garrett from 1810-1815 owned in fee simple 71 acres of land which was located 15 miles northwest of Court House of Essex County.
In 1827 Banks and Thomas Garrett appear in the King & Queen land tax lists in the place of William D. Garrett, Sr. The entry states "under the will of Wm Garrett, Sr." Banks and Thomas Garrett are sons of William D. Garrett.
Banks-Garrett land transactions in Essex County, Virginia,
20 November 1820, Deed Book, Volume 40, Page 150: George Washington Banks and Charlotte, his wife, of the town of Tappahannock, to Carter Croxton, of Essex, four lots or 1/2 acre of ground in the Town of Tappahannock. Brother Tunstall also mentioned in Deed.
February 17, 1833. Deed Book, Volume 45, Page 461. Benjamin Banks and Hannah, his wife, sold to Banks Garrett 14 1/2 acres of land. (Note Col. Tunstall Banks died in 1827 and brother William died in 1829. Perhaps Benjamin is selling land inherited from his father?)
February 13, 1838: Banks Garrett and wife Elizabeth, sold one and half acre of land to George W. Shelton and 24 1/2 acres to Benjamin Blake. Both parties of Essex County.
March 3, 1838: Banks Garrett and wife Elizabeth, entered into an indenture agreement appointing George W. Shelton, as trustee of property located in King & Queen County, Virginia. "Witneseth, that the said Banks Garrett, being willing and desirous to secure to his wife, Elizabeth Garrett, and his children, Richard Garrett, Harriet Crouch, who was Harriet Garrett, John G. Garrett, Robert Garrett and Erastus Garrett, certain property, herein aftr named, so hereby constitute and appoint George Shelton, trustee, to hold the said property for the use and purposes herein after specified. Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the premises and also for the sum of one dollar to the said Banks Garrett in hand paid by his the said George W. Shelton, trustee, as aforesaid, be the said Banks Garrett doth grant, bargain and sell and by these presents have granted, bargained and sold unto him the said George W. Shelton, trustee, as aforsaid, his heirs and assigns, the tract of land on which the said Banks Garrett at present risides on containing 90 acres, and all his right, title and interest in the estate of RICHARD GIBSON, deceased, of King & Queen Co., expedant on the death of PATSY GIBSON, widow of said Richard Gibson, together with the following other property to-wit: A negro boy named Zachariah, three beds and furniture, two tables, one dozen chairs, clock, desk, one gun, one cupboard, two spinning wheels, loom, one looking glass, three fat ports, two iron ports, spicle and oven, crop of corn and fodder, three oxen, two cows, two yearlings, one ox cart, one sow, and seven pigs, one horse gig, and harness, three axes, two water-vessels, two candle sticks, one brass kettle, and iron skillet, one pair oyster tongs, and iron and tongs, parcel of books; To have and to hold the said land together with the other property above enumerated and every part and parcel thereof, unto him, the said George W. Shelton, trustee, as aforesaid, and his heirs and asigns forever. Upon this trust never-the-less that he shall permit the said Banks Garrett and family to remain in quiet and peaceable possession of the said property and enjoy the free use, thereof during the life of the said Banks Garrett and Elizabeth, his wife, the said property shall descend on parcenary, to the children of the said Banks Garrett and Elizabeth, his wife, according to the laws of the commonwealth. And the said trustee shall have the further power to sell any of the property hereby conveyed, for the purpose of paying any debt already contracted, and shall from time to time have the full power to sell or otherwise apply any part of the said property in a prudent and judicious manner to support of the said Banks Garrett and family, and shall be allowed a reasonable percent not exceeding...on all sums disbursed by him for the purpose of aforesaid, but the said property shall not be held responsible for any debt the said Banks Garrett may hereafter contract, unless with the knowledge and approbation of him,, and to use, their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written Signed Banks Garrett George W. Shelton Witnesses Larkin Rundley Williamm Eubank Benjamin Blake William B. Brooke Both parties of Essex County.
1846 : Chancery Record-Essex County, Virginia. Defendent Banks Garrett vs Plaintiff, George W. Shelton, Trustee (Surnames: Crouch, Durham, Garnett, Parron, Robinson, Shelton). Filed about the year wife Elizabeth died.
1869 : Chancery Record-Essex County, Virginia. Defendent George W. Shelton vs Plaintiff, Banks Garrett, Etc.(Surnames: Bohannon, Crouch, Durham, Garrett, Robinson, Sandy, and Shelton). Filed about the year that Banks Garrett died.
Sicily Jane Dickerson, Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Warren County, MO-1851/2
Little is known about Sicily Jane Dickerson. There is no signature of either parent on the marriage bond. Abraham L. Eanes husband of Cassandra Covington, is the bondsman. The 1860 Warren County, Missouri census is marked in column 13 indicating that Sicily can neither read or write.
Clerical interpretations of how to spell Sicily's name have resulted in many variant forms found in documents including: Sicily (1850 Pittsylvania Co, VA Federal Census), Sisley (1857 Lincoln Co., MO marriage certificate: Criscillia (1860 Warren Co., MO Federal Census), and Cecilia (1865 Warren County Wills Book).
The earliest record of the name Cecelia occurs in the arrival of Leonard Calvert and his company in two ships, the Ark and the Dove, sent from England by his brother, Cecelius Calvert, Lord Baltimore, March 5, 1634. Leonard Calvert entered the Potomac and sailed up about thirty miles, "Till wee came to heron Ilands, so called from the infinite farmers of that fowle there. The first of those Islands we called Saint Clement's (now Blackistone); the second Saint Katherine's; and the third Saint Cicilies's." These islands are located on the Potomac River between St. Clement's Bay and the entrance to the Wicomico River inlet, St. Mary's County, Maryland. (Ref. "Potomac Landings" by Paul Wilstach" published 1921, pages 27-28).
Other Dickersons married in Pittsylvania County, VA include:
(1) Elizabeth Dickerson & Hiram McDaniel 4 August 1823;
(2) Peyton Dickerson & Catey Terry 17 July 1829;
(3) Julia Dickerson & William Brizendine 21 Feb 1831. Bondsman David Dickerson, Signer of Certificate: Mildred Dickerson
(4) Barney W. Dickerson & Eliza B. Garrett in 1841.
WILLIAM D. GARRETT GENEALOGY
Family genealogy research by: Jim Franks
William D. Garrett, b~1820, Virginia. d~1853 Warren Co., MO. Son of John Garrett Jr, & Jane.
Grandson of John Garrett, Sr, and wife Sarah Covington.
Spouse: Sicily Jane Dickerson, b~1825, Virginia. d. before. 1926. Buried: Slaytonville, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.
Married 13 January 1842, Pittsylvania Co., VA
(1) Benjamin Franklin Garrett, b. 16 December 1842, Pittsylvania Co., VA; d. 10 January 1913, Poteau, Leflore Co, Oklahoma
Spouse: Susan Jane Bradley (1845-1906). Married 23 May 1866. Franklin Co., Arkansas.
1-a. Laura E. Garrett, b.1 April 1867; d 16 April, 1867. Arkansas.
1-b. John Thomas Garrett, b.12 March 1868, Webb City, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
1-c. Robert Edgar Lee Garrett, b.2 March 1870, Webb City, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
1-d. Franklin Henry Taylor Garrett, b.21 September 1871, Missouri.
1-e. Vida Ann Garrett, b.14 Sept 1873. Missouri.
1-f. Joseph Walter Garrett, b.23 Feb 1875, Joplin area, Missouri.
- 1-g. Virginia Nevada Garrett, b.2 Jan 1877, Webb City, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
- 1-h. Idus Wayne Garrett, b.30 Oct. 1878, Webb City, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
- 1-i. Mary Florence Garrett, b.2 Oct. 1880, Webb City, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
- 1-j. Sicily Cassandra Garrett, b.26 March 1882. Franklin Co., Arkansas.
- 1-k. Emory Patton Davis Garrett, b.22 Oct. 1883, Webb City, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
- 1-l. Hugh Wellington Garrett, b.3 Oct. 1885, Webb City, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
(2) Jemina Jane Garrett. Born 14 Feb. 1846. Pittsylvania Co., VA. Died 15 May 1920 Arkansas or Oklahoma.
Spouse: Richard "Dick" HUBBARD. Born 21 Feb 1846. Buried Slaytonville, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
(3) Thomas William Garrett. Born 1849. Pittsylvania Co., VA. Note: 1850 Pittsylvania Co., VA census lists his first name as William while the Warren Co., Missouri 1860 census lists his first name as Thomas.
(4) Lou Garrett. Born 1851 Virginia or Tennessee. Spouse: Mr. CARR..
Note: Lou, is not found living in the 1860 Census for Warren County, MO. Conflicting family genealogies state that Lou's husband is Wesley BROCK. Born 1850 TN. Married ~1875. The family of Philip E. BROOCKE, Jr. departed in July 1872 from King & Queen County, Virginia-their destination-Tennessee.
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