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6. Vincent GARNER was born in 1794 in North Carolina. He died between 1870 and 1880 at the age of 76.

Vincent Garner married Rachel Ratcliff, 15 Nov 1820, Wayne Co IN. Rachel was a sister to Elizabeth Ratcliff that married Enoch Garner. Certainly another reason for the consideration that Enoch and Vincent, if not brothers, were close kin.

Other marriages that took place in Wayne Co IN might eventually help sort out this family.
The earliest was Laban Garner to Jane Little, 6 Dec 1814
next was the marriage of Vincent to Rachel Ratcliff
Avis Garner married Andrew R. Starback/Starbuck?, 2 Mar 1826
Lydia Garner married Isaac Stout, 9 Feb 1828
then there are two later marriages -
Seth Garner to Elizabeth Harris, 13 Oct 1833
and
Sarah Garner to Nathaniel Maudlin, 6 Mar 1845


The following deed does tie a Vincent to a Henry Garner of Hardin Co TN.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/wayne/deeds/garner335gdd.txt
Wayne County, KY (Deed Book C-380-381) This Indenture made this 23rd day of October 1822 between Henry Garner and Betsy his wife of the County of Hardin and State of Tennessee of the one part and Vincent Garner of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Henry Garner and Betsy his wife for and in consideration of the Sum of Fifty dollars current money the payment of which to them the Garner and Wife hereby acknowledges to have been ___ before the sealing and delivery of them receipt by the said Vincent Garner have and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Garner and his heirs forever certain part an parcell of land situated lying and being in Wayne County and State of Kentucky (both sides of) and Beaver Creek Containing twenty acres and Bounds as follows to-wit; Beginning at a hickory and lying on the top of the Cliff of Beaver Creek running thence S 81 W100 poles to a white oak and Wm. Smiths line thence N 20 E68 poles to a large white oak thence N 84 E20 poles to a large poplar S 61 E46 poles Crossing the Creek to a small white ---- Walnut thence S 30 E22 poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold the said tract or parcell of land with its appurtenances unto him the said Vincent Garner and his heirs forever and the said Henry Garner & Betsy his wife for themselves their heirs & do covenant and agree to and With the said Garner that they will warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcell of land with its appurtenances unto him the said Vincent Garner and his heirs forever against the Claim or Claims of them the said Garner & wife as well as against the Claim or Claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever. In testimony where of the said Garner and Wife hath hereunto Set their hands and seals the date find above written. Henry Garner [seal] Elizabeth Garner [seal]
Kentucky Wayne County - October 23rd 1822 This Indenture was this day acknowledged before me in the Clerks office by Henry Garner and Elizabeth his wife parties thereto in their proper person to be their act and deed the said Elizabeth Garner being examined by me privately and apart from her said husband relinquished her right of dower therein. Whereupon the same is admitted to record. F. P. ­­----- ___

The problem is that Henry Garner whose wife was Nancy and applied for his Revolutionary Pension was living in Hardin Co TN in 1830. Another Henry Garner was also still in Wayne Co KY in 1830.
1830 Census. Wayne Co KY
Henry Garner: 2m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 30-40 [more of an age to be a brother to Vincent!] 3f under 5, 1f 5-10,1f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 40-50
David Garner: 1m age 60-70, 1f age 60-70 Could this be the father of Enoch, Vincent, Job?

Certainly there was more than one Henry Garner in Tennessee, and more than one Vincent....


And this Vincent was probably already in Indiana in 1830:
1830 Census. Wayne Co IN, Perry Twp. p.124
Enoch Garner. 1m -5 [Vincent], 1m 5-10, [Jacob] 1m 10-15 [Edom?], 1m 40-50 [Enoch]; 1f -5 [Lydia], 1f 5-10 [Sarah], 2f 10-15 Nancy & Rachel], 1f 30-40 [Elizabeth]
Enumerated next door was another Vincent Garner, age 30-40, likely Enoch's brother.
Vincent had 1 male under 5 [Enoch], himself age 30-40. 1f under 5 [Nancy] and 2 females 5-10 [Elizabeth & Margaret], and a female age 20-30 [wife, Rachel].

HistoryGeo.com
Vincent "Gamer" land patent, 10 Nov 1840, NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 22, T 21 N, R 9 E, Delaware Co., 40 acres. The spelling is open to interpretation, but it could certainly be Garner rather than Gamer. John H. Garner had an adjoining 1/4 - he may be the John listed below, and may have been a son of Vincent's brother Job. That still leaves an unidentified John Garner.
Vincin "Garnet" also had land in Section 7 - the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4. in the same township as above, 40 acres. This time the name was definitely Garner in the original certificate. He was "of" Madison Co, IN. This land was next to Henry Garner, Amos Ratcliff was to the south.

1840 Census. Delaware Co IN
Vincent Garner. 1m age 10-15 [Enoch], 1m 50-60 [ Vincent himself]. 1f under 5 [Rachel], 1f 10-15 [Nancy], 2f 15-20 {Elizabeth & Margaret], 1f 40-50 [wife, Rachel]
on the same page:
John A. Garner, 1m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 2f under 5, 1f 20-30
James Garner, 1m 20-30, 1f 20-30
John Garner, 1m 20-30, 1f under 5, 1f 20-30
Henry Garner, 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 50-60. 1f 5-10, 1f 40-50

One of the John Garners was still in Delaware Co IN in 1850
John Garner, age 33, b. Ohio. Sarah, 33, b. IN
Elizabeth 11, Rebecca 6, Henry 3, and Martha, one month old


Certainly the following records are those of Vincent and Rachel:

1850 Census. Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN, Hh 233
Vincen Garner, age 56, b. NC. Rachel, age 50, b. NC
Enoch, age 21, b. IN. Rachel 13, b. IN.
Hh 242: Henry Garner, age 32, b. IN. Margaret, 25, b. Ohio
Charlotte 6, Vincent 4, both b. IN
Elizabeth Garner, age 26, b. Ohio.
Note: births of the two older daughters, Margaret & Elizabeth seem to have been in Ohio - I found no Vincent Garner living in Ohio in 1820. Also a Nancy Garner married William L. Herald, 4 Apr 1850, in Tipton Co. They were also in Prairie Twp and living next door to Vincent and Rachel,
Hh 234 William Herald, age 21, shoemaker, b. Ohio, Nancy, 22, b. IN

1860 Census. Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN, Hh 1188
Vincent Garner, age 65, b. N.C. Rachel, age 54, b. NC
Rachel, 20, b. IN, Betsy, age 38, b. Ohio
Hh 1203: Henry Garner, age 42, b. IN. Margaret, age 38, b. Ohio
Charlotte 16, b. IN. Vincent 14, b. IN. Harlas, age 8, b. IN
Hh 1206: Enoch Garner, age 30, b. IN. Elizabeth age 24, b. IN
Eliza 6, Martha E. 4
Note: Enoch Garner married Ann Elizabeth Osborn, Tipton Co, 17 Apr 1853

1870 Census:
Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN; P.O. Rushville, Hh 168
Vinsen Garner, age 75, b. TN. Rachel, age 80, b. NC
Hh 167 was Enoch Garner, age 39, b. IN, Elizabeth 37, b. IN, Eliza J. 16 and Sarah M. age 9.

Vincent GARNER and Rachel RATCLIFF were married on 15 November 1820 in Wayne County, Indiana. Rachel RATCLIFF, daughter of EDOM RATCLIFF and RACHEL CASHATT, was born on 2 October 1796 in Chatham County, North Carolina. She died on 16 July 1884 at the age of 87 in Tipton County, Indiana.

1880 Census. Prairie Twp, Tipton Co, IN, Hh 360
Henry Garner, age 62, b. IN, parents b. NC
Margret, 58, wife, b. Ohio, parents b. NC
Rachel Garner, age 83, mother-in-law, widow "living with", b. NC, parents b. NC
Elizabeth Scott, age 57, sister-in-law, widow, assistant in house, b. Ohio, parents b. NC

Vincent GARNER and Rachel RATCLIFF had the following children:

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i.

Margaret GARNER.

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ii.

Elizabeth GARNER was born circa 1824 in Ohio.

Elizabeth Garner married Thomas M. Scott, 10 Dec 1865, Tipton Co, IN

1870 Census. Oakland P.O., Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN, Hh 260
Thomas Scott, age 58, b. NC
Elizabeth 48, b. Ohio [obviously not his first wife]
Mary A. 10, b. IN
Albert, 8, b. IN
James 18, b. IN

By 1880, Elizabeth Scott, sister-in-law was living with her sister & brother-in-law, Margaret and Henry Garner; her mother was also living in the same household. Both Elizabeth and her mother marked as widowed.

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iii.

Nancy GARNER was born in 1827 in Indiana.

A Nancy Garner married William L. Herald, 4 Apr 1850, in Tipton Co. They were also in Prairie Twp and living next door to Vincent and Rachel,
Hh 234 William Herald, age 21, shoemaker, b. Ohio, Nancy, 22, b. IN

1860. Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN, Hh 1174
Wm Harold, 31, b. OH
Nancy 28, b. IN
Lewis, age 2.

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iv.

Enoch GARNER was born in 1829 in Indiana.

1860 Census. Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN,
Hh 1206: Enoch Garner, age 30, b. IN. Elizabeth age 24, b. IN
Eliza 6, Martha E. 4
Note: Enoch Garner married Ann Elizabeth Osborn, Tipton Co, 17 Apr 1853

1870 Census:
Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN; P.O. Rushville,
Hh 167 was Enoch Garner, age 39, b. IN, Elizabeth 37, b. IN, Eliza J. 16 and Sarah M. age 9.

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v.

Rachel GARNER was born in 1837 in Indiana.

I found no Tipton Co marriage for Rachel. She was living with her parents in 1860 and gave her age as 20, although she was likely a few years older.
Said to have married James Perry Harold, 15 May 1862.

1870. Prairie Twp, Tipton Co IN, Hh 165
Perry Harold, 29, b. IN
Rachel, 26, b. IN
Sarah 5, b. IN
Elma, 3, b. IN

1880 Prairie Twp, Tipton Co, IN Hh 339
James P. Harold, 39
Rachel, 40, wife
Elme P. 13, dau
Clara E., 6, dau
Newton E., 3, son.