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7. Job GARNER was born on 8 April 1795 in Tennessee.8 He died on 9 October 1879 at the age of 84 in Finchford, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

In 1820, some of the family was apparently listed as "Gardner" in Wayne Co IN.
On the same page:
Henry Gardner, 3 males under 1, 1m 26-45. 1f 5-10, 1f 16-26
one household - that of Zachariah Stedham and then
Henry crossed out and Nancy Garner written in: 1m 16-18, 1m 16-26 [could be the same boy]. 1f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f 16-26, and one female over age 45.
Job Gardner: 2m under 10, 1m 16-26. 1f 16-26.

Job Garner was not found in Wayne Co IN in 1830 along with Enoch and Vincent. I did find a Job Garner of the right age, along with two Henry Garners in Henry Co IN
Job Garner: 1m under 5, 1m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 30-40 [Job would be about 35]
2f under 5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30
Henry Garner: 1m under 5, 1m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 40-50. 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, and 1f 40-50
[those two on the same page]
a younger Henry Garner: 1m under 5, 1m 20-30. 1f 20-30.

Job Garner had a number of land patents, Delaware Co. T 21 N, R 9 E
South 1/2 of NW 1/4, Section 2, 1838 [20 Aug 1838]
West 1/2 of NE 1/4, Section 9, 1840 [near Aaron Adamson; 10 Nov 1840]
North 1/2 of SE 1/4, Section 19, 1840 [10 Nov 1840]
East 1/2 of SE 1/4, Section 20, 1835 [10 Feb 1835]
NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 29, 1835 [adjoined the land in Section 20; 7 Nov 1835]
West 1/2, SE 1/4, Section 28, 1837 [20 Mar 1837]

Job and apparently his brother James had adjoining land patents, 1834, Delaware Co, Section 21, T 20 N, R 10 E. James had the West 1/2; Job the East 1/2 of the SE 1/4.
Job's was dated 2 Sep 1834 and he seems to be the first one of the Garner brothers to get his land in Delaware Co.

Job also had patents in Madison Co IN
10 Nov 1840. Job Garner of Delaware Co. SE 1/4 Section 11, East half of NE 1/4 Section 14, both in T 21 N, R 8 E, 240 acres in all.

1850 Census. Taylor Twp, Howard Co IN, Hh 24
Job Garner, age 56, b. TN Rebecca, age 50, b. PA.
Nancy, 24, born in Ohio. James 16, Allen 13, Margaret 11, all born in TN

1860 Census. Liberty Twp, Grundy Co MO, Hh 924
Job Garner, age 65, b. Tenn. Rebecca, age 61, b. PA
Hh 925: James Garner, age 25, b. Ia [Indiana - not the abbreviation for Iowa] & Barbay, age 20, b. Ohio with Franklin, age 2, born in Iowa
Hh 926: Allen Garner, age 23, b. Indiana & Lucy J. 21, b. KY with William 1, and Edward, 1 month, both born in Missouri

1870 Census. Beaver Twp, Butler Center P.O., Butler Co, Iowa, Hh 188
Job Garner, 75, Farmer, property worth $11,000, $220 personal goods, b. TN
Rebecca, 70, b. PA
Heman Dryer, 65, Laborer, b. NY

[Note: Susannah Garner who is said to have married Daniel Jones, also gave her birthplace in one census, 1860, as Tennessee.]

Family Narratives by Harlan Sturm
Job Garner was born in Tennessee on April 8, 1795. His father Henry Garner and wife Nancy lived in North Carolina until just before Job was born, when they moved to Tennessee with at least three children (Enoch, Vincent and Elizabeth). Born after Job in Tennessee was Nancy and James. [This connection to Henry Garner of North Carolina and then Hardin Co TN is incorrect.] Some of the Garner clan moved to Wayne Co. Indiana where all of Nancy Garner and Issac Adamson's children were born. Job had moved to Clinton County, Ohio, about 1811, where he fought in the war of 1812 (until March 4, 1814) and where he eventually married Rebecca Jones (Sept. 26, 1815). Five of their children were born in Clinton Co, Ohio: John (1816); Henry (1818); Eleanore 'tinny" (1821); Samuel (1823). Jobe's father died probably in 1819. The family moved to Wayne Co. Indiana in 1825, where Nancy was born (1826) and on Feb. 8,1828 son Mathias was born, followed by Sarah (1830); James (1835), Allen (1837) and finally Margaret "Mag" (1839), although James, Allen and Margaret were born in Delaware Co rather than Wayne, Co. In 1834 Jobe bought land in Delaware Co. Indiana, near his brother Enoch, both known to be the earliest settlers there.
Son Sam was married in 1845, while the group was still in Indiana, and four of their children were born there. Job, Samuel and others brought their families from Indiana to Iowa in 1853--AAB reports that it was common knowledge that this trip was by covered wagon. Job bought land in Iowa, and at one point sold 40 acres to Hampton, IA so a town could be built ["This beautiful and enterprising city (Hampton) was laid out in 1856, by James B. Reeve, George Ryan and wife, and Job Garner." (History, p. 384). His photo is on display in the Court House and Town Hall. Jobe Garner and his family figure prominently in The History of Franklin County and it is reported that "The first religious services were held at the house of Mr. Fairchild by Job. B. Garner, who had just come to the township [Reeve] and was anxious to get a claim but was short of means to purchase. Mr. Reeve had an interest in a claim and arranged it so that Job had the claim with the understanding that he was to pay for it in preaching. A meeting was held in the summer of 1853, which nearly everyone in the township attended." (History p. 534.)
An anecdote is reported in the History where the families had to move for a few weeks in 1854 due to an "Indian scare." "Van Horn came to Garner's before bedtime and the families immediately set about making preparations for departure. Garner's people had quite a number of chickens and the thrifty housewife concluded that the best method of taking them along was kill, pick, and cook them, which job took nearly all night. The Garner family remained away about three weeks" (pp. 222-3).

Around 1860, Jobe Garner moved to Liberty Township, Grundy County Missouri, but was recorded back in Iowa, Bremer County, in 1870, joining his son Matthias who had a farm north of Finchford. Rebecca dies in 1872, in April. Jobe marries Mary J. Moore a year and a week later. She dies before 1877 when Jobe marries a Martha Taylor, also in Bremer County Iowa. Job dies on October 9, 1879 and is buried in the town cemetery in Finchford, Iowa, near many of his sons and daughters. Quotes from History thanks to Bob Woods. See also the Chronology of Jobe's life by Darell Garner.

Job Garner Obituary
from the Waverly Republican October 30, 1879
"Called Home"
Mr. Job Garner one of the oldest inhabitants of Iowa as well of one of the oldest settlers in this section of the state, died at the residence of his son, James Garner near Finchford about two weeks ago. The deceased was 85 years of age and was the founder of the new thriving little city of Hampton.
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Job GARNER and Rebecca Ann JONES were married on 26 September 1815 in Clinton County, Ohio.8 Rebecca Ann JONES was born on 13 June 1799.8 She died in April 1872 at the age of 72 in Finchford, Black Hawk County, Iowa.8

Job GARNER and Rebecca Ann JONES had the following children:



John GARNER was born in 1816 in Clinton County, Ohio.8

A John H. Garner held a land patent next to Vincent Garner in Delaware Co IN. He had taken it out 20 Aug 1838. There aren't many John Garners, but I don't know for sure that this is the same man. It was the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 22, Township 21. Delaware Co.

However, in 1850, Harrison Twp, Delaware Co IN, Hh 751
John Garner, age 33, born in Ohio. Sarah, age 33, b. IN.
Elizabeth 11. Rebecca 6. Henry 3. Martha, age 1 month - all born in IN

Indiana Marriages on Ancestry: John Garner married Sally Newhouse, 9 May 1838, Delaware Co IN. This would certainly seem to be the John in the census.






Eleanor GARNER was born in 1821 in Clinton County, Ohio.8

Eleanor Garner married John T. McCewen [McCune] on 11 May 1838, Delaware Co IN.

John S. Thomas McCune was the first son of Samuel McCune and Margaret Dinsmore McCune. He was born 14 Jan 1815, Nicholas Co, KY and died 20 Dec 1862 in Howard Co IN. When he was 21, John married Eleanor Garner, daughter of Job Garner and Rebecca Garner of Delaware County, Indiana.
Elenor and John had the following children: Samuel, Rebecca Ann, Margaret, Job, Martha, Perry, William, John Edgar and Sarah.
John is buried in the Upper Kokomo Church or Poff cemetery. There is no grave marker.

Eleanor married second to Levi Mills - she was his second wife as well. He was born 8 Jan 1809, died 20 April 1891. Eleanor and Levi and buried Finchford Cemetery, Black Hawk Co, Iowa.



Samuel GARNER was born on 27 July 1823 in Clinton County, Ohio.8 He died in 1903 at the age of 80 in Bremer County, Iowa.8

Family Narrative by Harlan Sturm

Samuel Garner (1823-1903) married Charity Moon (d. 1911), daughter of Richard Moon and Sarah Hackett in Howard County, Indiana on June 28, 1845. Moon is probably one of the variant spellings of the German Mohen or Moen. At the time of his marriage he was 21. The family moved, with lobe Garner, to a farm near Waverly Junction, Iowa then in about 1871 moved to just west of Finchford, Iowa. Apparently, a large group moved to that section of Iowa and spent the first winter in what is now known as Maynes Grove. AAB reports that the group came with teams of horses and covered wagons, with his father, the patriarch of the family, Job Garner and his wife Rebecca Jones. Samuel and Charity's first four children (Winnie, Amos, Thomas and James Mathias were all born in Howard Co. Indiana. After the birth of James Mathias Garner (March 1853) they moved to Iowa. Isaac was born in January of 1855 in Hampton, Franklin Co. Iowa as were Mary Ellen and Justice ("Jet" b. 1859). Isaac is reported by some to be the first "white" child born in this county. Their last child, Lucinda Jane was born in December of 1864, during the Civil War, in Stringtown, IA. LB reports that Sam Garner was a shoemaker and that he owned 80 acres in IA. Sam Garner was 80 when he died, and he is buried in Finchford, Iowa. Here is an account from 1886 (thanks to Linda Bowser):

"Samuel Garner was born in Clinton County, Ohio, July 27, 1823 and when a child his parents moved to Indiana where he was reared to manhood in Delaware County. When he was nineteen years old his parents removed to Howard County, Indiana and in 1853 he came with them to Franklin County, Iowa. The parents a few years later removed to Missouri, but subsequently returned to Iowa, where the father died in Bremer County, the mother dying at Shell Rock, Butler County, this state. Samuel commenced life for himself in Howard County, working at the shoemaker's trade, which he had previously learned. He has made farming his principal avocation through life, his first purchase of land being eighty acres, which he obtained from the government. He worked at his trade day and night till he had his land paid for, when he commenced to improve his land on which he built a log house.

He was married in Howard County in June 1845, to Charity Moon, her parents Richard and Sarah (Hackett) Moon dying when she was very young. Her father was a native of Tennessee, but was reared and married in Clinton County, Ohio, where Mrs. Garner was born December 22,1829, her mother being a native of South Carolina. Her parents finally settled in Howard County, Indiana, where they lived till their death. To Mr. and Mrs. Garner have been born eight children- Winnie married Henry Sturm of Finchford, Black Hawk County. Amos married Esther Sevell and is living in Waverly, Bremer County: Thomas married Mary A. Gonis and is living in Mills County, Iowa: James M. married Phila Foster, living in Finchford: Isaac F., at home: Mary E. wife of Enoch Boyd, of Finchford: Justus M. married Rachel Sharp and is living in Finchford and Lucy I., wife of William J. Ballentine, of Union township.

Samuel Garner was born in the same house as his father and is of English descent. His grandfather, John Jones, immigrated to New York from England in an early day and was a Quartermaster in the Revolutionary War. Samuel Garner was a son of Job Garner and a grandson of Henry Garner. In politics he affiliates with the Republican Party. He is a member of the Christian church. He is now engaged in farming in Union township, Black Hawk County, where he is the owner of 130 acres of land on sections 8 and 9."

The previous is from the History of Black Hawk County written in 1886.

Samuel is buried with his wife Charity, Finchford Cemetery, Black Hawk Co, Iowa.



Nancy GARNER was born in 1826 in Wayne County, Indiana.8



Mathias GARNER was born on 8 February 1828 in Wayne County, Indiana.8 He died on 21 March 1915 at the age of 87 in Shell Rock, Butler County, Iowa.

Mathias married first, Julia, surname unknown. She was born 20 Feb 1833, died 15 Apr 1877. Married (2) Agnes Ballentine. She was born 1 Feb 1852, Ireland, d. 10 Mar 1920 in Iowa. Mathias and both wives are buried Finchford Cemetery, Black Hawk Co, Iowa.

1870 Census. Jackson Twp, Waverly P.O., Bremer Co, Iowa, Hh 26
Mathias Garner, 42, Farmer, b. Ohio
Julia A., 37, b. Ohio
Mary E., 19, IN
Arthur M. 13, b. Iowa
Martha O., 6, b. Iowa
Allen Sharp, 62, farm labor, b. TN
Daniel S. Sharp, 14, farm labor, b. Iowa



Sarah GARNER was born in 1830 in Wayne County, Indiana.8

A Sarah Garner married Harless Ashley, 5 Apr 1845, Howard County, IN.



Rebecca A. GARNER was born in 1833 in Indiana. She died in 1908 at the age of 75.

Rebecca married Ransom B. Howe, 17 Mar 1850, Howard Co IN - she wasn't with her family in that census. He was born Nov 1826, died 1888. She is buried North Evans Cemetery, Franklin Twp, Grundy Co, MO, as is Ramsom.



James GARNER was born in February 1835 in Delaware County, Indiana.8 He died on 28 March 1920 at the age of 85 in Hanford, Kings County, California.

Hames has a military marker, Hanford Cemetery, Kings Co, CA
Enlisted in Company B, Iowa 38th Infantry Regiment on 11 Sept 1862.
Promoted to Full 6th Corporal on 24 Jun 1864.
Mustered out on 01 Jan 1865.
Transferred to Company I, Iowa 34th Infantry Regiment on 01 Jan 1865.
Mustered out on 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, TX.

James Garner, was born and reared in Cass County, Indiana. He married Barbara Sharp. James who was a pioneer settler in Iowa, fought in the Civil War, having enlisted in an Iowa regiment, with which he saw much active service. He later became an early settler in South Dakota. Ultimately he moved to California and lived in both Lemoore and Hanford, passing away in the latter.



Allen GARNER was born in 1837 in Delaware County, Indiana.8



Margaret GARNER was born in 1839 in Delaware County, Indiana.8

Job GARNER and Mary J. MOORE were married on 30 April 1873 in Bremer County, Iowa. Mary J. MOORE died before 1877 in Iowa.8

Marriage date and place found in Iowa Marriages, 1836-1926,

Job GARNER and Martha TAYLOR were married on 19 February 1877 in Bremer County, Iowa.8 Martha TAYLOR was born (date unknown).