2. ENOCH GARNER2,3,4,5 was born on 10 June 1780 in North Carolina.2,6 He served in the military in 1813 at Capt Absalom Van Metre's Company, Ohio Militia in War of 1812. He died on 4 January 1850 at the age of 69 in Delaware County, Indiana.3,6
The connection is often made that a Henry Garner, whose wife was Nancy [perhaps Nancy Poole], was the father of Enoch, Vincent, Job, Nancy, etc. of Indiana. That may be, but he has artificially been placed with several Henry Garners whose wives were Nancy where he does not fit. Genealogies online regarding Henry Garner & Nancy Poole reveals that Henry was close to the same age as Enoch and could not have been his father. He seems to be the Henry Garner, with wife Nancy who died in 1848, Pickens Co, SC. What is curious is that there are many Vincents in this Henry's family. It is quite possible Enoch and siblings fit somewhere else and were cousins of Henry Garner & Nancy Poole of SC - they aren't children of Henry Garner & Nancy Poole.
One Henry Garner said to have lived in Hardin Co, TN, where he died about 1836 - he was born in North Carolina and applied for his Revolutionary pension which was rejected [see Fold3.com or Heritage Quest]. A court case in Hardin Co TN to sell his land for the benefit of his nine heirs in 1851, conclusively shows that particular Henry Garner was not the father of these Garners in Indiana.
1820 Census. Wayne Co IN. Enoch, Henry, Job, an older widow Nancy, and Labam "Gardner" found. Henry, Nancy, and Job all near each other, p.265
Delaware Co Historical Alliance in Muncie, IN, sent pamphlet of "Our Heroic Dead". Enoch Garner is listed as a veteran of the War of 1812.
20 Apr 1825. Land Patent, Certificate #5874.
1830 Census. Wayne Co IN, Perry Twp. p.124
HISTORY OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA; Frank D. Haimbaugh; 1924; Vol. 1, p.112
HISTORY OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA; G. W. H. Kemper MD; 1908; Vol 1, p.326
1850 Census in Harrison Twp, Delaware Co IN, p.386, Household 809. Enoch, Age 70, born in North Carolina. Elizabeth age 59, also born in NC. Vincent, age 23, still lives at home. Lydia had married Moses Adamson and lived next door with their 2 year old daughter Sarah.
From the War of 1812 Pension Files at NARA:
Fort Stephenson was a U.S. post on the Upper Sandusky River. It was attacked 2 Aug 1813 by the British and Indian forces. The fort was successfully defended by a small force under Maj. (later promoted to Col.) George Groghan, forcing the British retreat back across Lake Erie to Ontario. Groghan was a nephew of George Rogers & William Clark.
Buried Jones Cemetery, Mt Pleasant Twp, Delaware Co IN. Book compiled by Mary K. Jones of Muncie, IN, gives 1 Jan 1852 for date of death of Enoch. Enoch's widow's application for his War of 1812 Pension, gives 4 Jan 1850 in one place, 4 Jan 1851 in another. His grave marker appears to have 1 Jan 1850.
ENOCH GARNER and ELIZABETH RATCLIFF were married on 11 March 1813 in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio.3,6 ELIZABETH RATCLIFF, daughter of EDOM RATCLIFF and RACHEL CASHATT, was born in 1789 in North Carolina.2,6 She died in 1876 at the age of 87 in Delaware County, Indiana.6
Elizabeth Garner, age 69, is in the 1860 Howard Co IN Census living with Rachel & Andrew Jackson Adamson.
ENOCH GARNER and ELIZABETH RATCLIFF had the following children:
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