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68. ELIZABETH RATCLIFF was born in 1789 in North Carolina.5,6 She died in 1876 at the age of 87 in Delaware County, Indiana.5

Elizabeth Garner, age 69, is in the 1860 Howard Co IN Census living with Rachel & Andrew Jackson Adamson.


ELIZABETH RATCLIFF and ENOCH GARNER were married on 11 March 1813 in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio.5,7 ENOCH GARNER6,7,8,9, son of ??? GARNER, was born on 10 June 1780 in North Carolina.5,6 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.5,7

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.


Enoch Garner was married by John Shockly, J.P. Recorded Marriage Book 1, p.92., Highland Co, Ohio

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
Enoch on p.193: 2 males under 10, 1m age 26-45. 1 females under 10. No mark for an older female but the census spans a crease in the page about where a mark would have been made for a female age 26-45. By 1820, Enoch and Elizabeth had 4 children - two sons Edom & George, and two daughters, Rachel & Nancy.

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.
Enoch Garner of Wayne Co, IN. The East half of the NW 1/4, Section 25, Township 18 N, Range 12 East. 80 acres.
Stamped Patent Record Imperfect. See New Patent, 1151762, 22 Apr 1955.

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.

HISTORY OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA; Frank D. Haimbaugh; 1924; Vol. 1, p.112
"for several years the township [Harrison] settled slowly and as late as 1837 the arrival of new settlers was marked by as much interest as at an earlier date. Enoch Garner came with his family in that year, and it is said by his son Vincent that they were as much alone, to all appearance, as if they were the only settlers in the township." Job Garner [lived] three miles east. The Enoch Garners settled on the western edge of the township in the King's Chapel neighborhood.

HISTORY OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA; G. W. H. Kemper MD; 1908; Vol 1, p.326
Enoch Garner
Location of land was S13, T21, R8. Died at the age of 71 years, 6 months, 13 days [if this calculation was correct, he died on 23 Dec of 1851 instead of in Jan of 1852 - or they were figuring from a different birth date] States that his widow was living in the year 1875, drawing his War of 1812 pension. [Her application was at first rejected, see later.] On his tombstone in Jones Cemetery is "Being a member of the Christian Friends Church for the last ten years of his life". All the family records were destroyed when the home of his son Vincent burned.

HistoryGeo.com
Enoch Garner, patent in 1838, Section 13, almost the entire south half, as above. This section bordered Madison Co. His neighbors were George Emsley, Joseph Cook, George Turner, Adam C. Lewis, Miles & James Marshall, Jesse H. Healey, and George Emsley.
BLM-GLO records.
Enoch Garner was of Madison Co IN when he received the patent from the land office in Ft. Wayne. Certificate #18063 was for the south half of Section 13, 320 acres, dated 20 Aug 1838. However, there is a patent dated 1 Aug 1837 to George Emsley which included the SE 1/4 of the SE Quarter of Section 13, Township 21, 40 acres.


1840 Census, Delaware Co IN, p.310 Name spelled as Enoch Gararch, but probably an error as no other Enoch with any similar name is found in Delaware Co.
1m 10-15 [Vincent], 1m 15-20 [Jacob], 1m 50-60 [Enoch]; 1f -5, 1f 10-15 [Lydia], 1f 15-20 [Sarah], 1f 40-50, 1f 50-60
There's an extra lady in the household as well as a young child.

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:
Wid #11713 Soldier: Enoch Garner Widow: Elizabeth Garner
Service: Capt Absalom Van Metre's Company, Ohio Militia
Application was filed 18 Jan 1876 but was rejected on 29 Feb by reason of insufficient service. Enoch had enlisted 29 Jul 1813, was discharged on 18 Aug 1813 - he had served only 21 days and 60 days service was required for the widow's pension. The papers give his date of death as 4 Jan 1850, and when Vincent R. Garner of Harrison, Delaware Co IN and Edom Garner of Richland Co Wisconsin testified that Elizabeth Garner was who she claimed to be, they wrote in that Enoch had died 4th Day, 1851. Elizabeth was 84 years old when she applied for the pension, living in the Harrison P.O. area of Delaware Co Indiana. Enoch had served under Capt. Absalom VanMetre in the Ohio Militia and was at the battle at Sandusky. Elizabeth stated she had received a land warrant. She was married as Elizabeth Ratcliffe on 11 Mar 1813 by John Shockley in Ohio. Certification of the marriage from Highland Co OH was included in the papers.

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.

ELIZABETH RATCLIFF and ENOCH GARNER had the following children:

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Edom GARNER7,10 was born on 21 November 1814 in Ohio.5 He died on 30 September 1885 at the age of 70 in Richland County, Wisconsin.5

INDEX TO MARRIAGE RECORDS, DELAWARE CO 1827-1920; WPA; 1940. Marriage recorded book C1, p.144.

Edom was listed as living in Richland Co WI when he testified to his mother's application for Enoch's War of 1812 Pension.

E. S. GARNER, M.D.
Contributed by Darrell Garner (LaCrosse sleuth!), from Richland County History Book Richland Center, WI.
"E. S. Garner, M. D., is a son of Edom and Rebecca Langley Garner. He was born July 30, 1854, and came with his parents to Richland County in 1864. The family settled near Port Andrew, where the subject of this sketch worked upon the farm and attended the district schools. In the fall of 1878 he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa, and graduated in the spring of 1881. The July following he located at Boaz, and commenced the practice of his profession. He was married Feb. 21, 1877, to Carrie Kyle, and they have three children--Howard L., Albert C., and Carrie L. Dr. Garner is a member of the Southwestern Medical Association."
<http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~sturm/anecdots.htm#elbert>

Is this Edom in 1840? He was enumerated next to a Joel Ratliff in Madison Co, IN- an older Amos Ratliff on the same page.
Edin Garner. 1 male child under 5, 1 male age 20-30. 1 female under 5, 1f age 20-30.

I cannot find the family in 1850 or 1860.

Tax Assessment, 1865, Divion 3, Collection Dist 11, Indiana
Edom Garner, Kokomo, taxed on Income, Valuation - $1500. Total tax - $75.00

1870 Census. Richland Co WI, Richwood, Hh 105
Edom Garner, age 55, Farmer, b. Ohio. Rebecca, age 50, b. Ohio
Andrew, age 24, b. IN. Enoch age 23, b. IN. Elbert S., age 16, b. IN

Edom's brother Jacob was also in Richland Co in 1870. There was a W. B. Garner, also born in IN, age 27 - he could be an eldest son of Edom & Rebecca. His wife, Nancy J., was age 20, b. IN. Sons Sherman age 3 and William, age 7 months, were born in WI.

1880 Census. Richland Co WI, Richwood, Hh 6
Edom Garner, age 65, Farmer, b. Ohio, parents born NC
Rebecca, wife, age 60, b. Ohio, father b. NC, mother born VA
Andrew, son, age 35, b. IN
James Faith, 19, Laborer, works on farm, b. TN
Hh 2 was Elbert Garner, age 25, IN, parents b. Ohio. Carrie, age 24, wife, b. WI, father b. Ireland, mother b. Canada. Howard, age 1, son, b. WI

Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Port Andrew, Richland County, WI.

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RACHEL ANN GARNER11,12 was born on 25 December 1816 in Highland County, Ohio.6 She died on 23 September 1898 at the age of 81 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Rachel must have returned to Indiana soon after the death of Andrew - he died in late October of 1869 in Iowa; she was in the 1870 Census back in Howard Co, Indiana.

1870 Census, IN, Howard Co. Rachel was living with youngest daughter Mary E. Learner. Edom, Fredrick, and Hettie were also living there.

1880 IN Census; Harrison, Delaware Co; p.284A Rachel Adamson, age 64, b. OH, father b. TN, mother b. NC. Edom, son age 44, b. IN. Fredrick, son, age 23, Charley, grandson, age 18, Gilmore, grandson, age 13.

Found on USGenWeb - Howard Co IN. Deaths and Burials at Crown Point Cemetery for 1898 from "Kokomo Dispatch" 3 Jan 1899. 25 Sep 1898 - Rachael Adamson, Howard Twp, 82 years, Paralysis. The Indiana Death index gives her date of death as 23 Sep 1898.
On FindAGrave is a picture of her grave marker - her date of death given on it is 23 Oct 1898.

Rachel was a daughter of Enoch Garner and Elizabeth Ratcliff. Rachel's sister Lydia married Moses Adamson. 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 - but this particular couple could not possibly have been the parents. Assorted Henry & Nancy's have been "attached" but none work out to be possible.


If you wish to follow the descendants of Rachel Garner & Andrew Jackson Adamson, go here . You will be leaving this file.


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Nancy GARNER was born on 31 October 1818 in Hamilton County, Ohio.5 She died on 1 March 1906 at the age of 87 in Delaware County, Indiana.

INDEX TO MARRIAGE RECORDS, DELAWARE CO 1827-1920; WPA; 1940. Marriage recorded book C1, p.260.
Image on FamilySearch. License issued on 18 Dec 1839, Delaware Co.. William Patter, J.P. married then on the 19th.

1900 Census. Harrison Twp, Delaware, IN, Hh 35
George Castor, b. Sep 1849, 55, married 21 years, b. IN, Farmer
Margaret, wife, b. Mar 1882, age 48, 8 children - 7 are living
Bertha, dau, b. May 1880, age 20
Blanch, dau, b. Dec 1881, 18
John, son, b. Sep 1883, 16
Ernest, son, b. Sep 1885, 14
Everet, son, b. Oct 1887, 12
Dosie, dau, b. Dec 1889, age 10
Carl, son, b. May 1892, age 8
Nancy Parker, Mother-in-law, b. Oct 1818, age 81, Widow, b. Ohio

Nancy is buried Jones Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co, IN. Find A Grave Memorial# 69179958.
Family links:
Spouse:
John Parker (1817 - 1895)*
Children:
Elizabeth Parker Kirkman (1839 - ____)*
Rachel Jane Thomas (1843 - 1913)*
Cephus Vincent Parker (1847 - 1928)*
William R. Parker (1850 - 1933)*
Margaret Parker Castor (1852 - 1937)*
Andrew Sylvester Parker (1854 - 1942)*
Mary Emily Parker Perry (1857 - 1952)*

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Jacob GARNER13,14,15 was born in 1819 in Wayne County, Indiana.5,16 He died on 10 June 1888 at the age of 69.5,16

Marriage to Louisa Smith found:
INDEX TO MARRIAGE RECORDS, DELAWARE CO 1827-1920; WPA; 1940. Recorded book C2, p.197.


1850 Census, Delaware Co IN, Harrison. Hh 814
Jacob Garner, age 28, Farmer, b. IN. Louisa, 23, b. IN
Silas, age 3. Sarah E. age 2. [Allen not here?]

1860 Census, Taylor, Howard Co IN, Hh 1340
Jacob Garner, age 37. Louisa, age 36.
Cylus 13, Sarah 12, Lydia 11, Hannah 3, Allen 13.
[Allen listed after the other children - is he perhaps a foster child?]

A Jacob Garner served as a Private, Company I, 48th Indiana Infantry.

Jacob moved to Richland Co, WI along with his brother Edom.

1870 Census, Richwood, Richland Co WI, Hh 46
Jacob Garner, age 51, b. IN, Louisa, 42, b. IN
Sylas, age 21, b. IN, Lydia A., 18, b. IN, Hannah 14, b. IN, and Charles 9, b. IN

1880 Census, Richwood, Richland Co WI, Hh 30
Jacob Garner, age 61, b. IN, father b. TN, mother b. Ohio
Louiza, wife, age 56, b. IN, father b. TN, mother b.NC
Charles, son, age 18, b. IN

Buried Sand Prairie Cemetery, Sand Prairie, Richland County, WI.
"Aged 69 years"

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George GARNER was born before 1820.5

George died as a child - if there was a George.

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Sarah GARNER was born in October 1822 in Highland County, Ohio.5,17 She died on 13 May 1913 at the age of 90 in Richland County, Wisconsin.5

INDEX TO MARRIAGE RECORDS, DELAWARE CO 1827-1920; WPA; 1940. Marriage recorded book C2, p.200


Wisconsin State Census. Richwood, Richland County
1 Jun 1905
John Faulkner, 67, b. Ohio, parents b. Vt. Famer
Margaret L., wife, 44, b. IN, Parents born Ohio, Indiana
Ida M., dau, 22
Leslie, son, 19
Effie M., dau, 16, student
Elsa M., dau, 14
L. Oliver, son, 12
John E., son, 6
Sarah Love, M-in-law, age 82, widow, b. Ohio, Invalid

1910 Census. Richwood, Richland, WI, Hh 177
John Faulkner, age 71, married twice, the time for 27 years, own income
Margrette L., wife, 47, married once, 6 children, b. IN
Ida M., dau, 27, b. WI, servant, private family
Myrtle E., dau, 18, b. WI, servant, private family
Oliver L, son 16, b. WI, farm labor, working out
Johnnie E., son, 11, b. WI
Sallie Love, mothe-in-law, 88 widow, had 8 children, b. Ohio

Buried Haskins Cemetery, Excelsior, Richland, Wisconsin.

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Lydia Ann GARNER was born in 1825 in Wayne County, Indiana.18 She died in May 1861 at the age of 36.19

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Vincent Robert GARNER7,20,21,22 was born on 8 June 1827 in Wayne County, Indiana.5,6 He died on 28 February 1892 at the age of 64. He was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Delaware County, Indiana.

HISTORY OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA; G. W. H. Kemper MD; 1908; Vol 1, p.326
Enoch Garner
Location of land was S13, T21, R8. Enoch Died at the age of 71 years, 6 months, 13 days [if this calculation was correct, he died on 23 Dec of 1851 instead of in Jan of 1852] States that his widow was living in the year 1875, drawing his War of 1812 pension. [Her application was rejected, see later.] On his tombstone in Jones Cemetery is "Being a member of the Christian Friends Church for the last ten years of his life". All the family records were destroyed when the home of his son Vincent burned.

Vincent was still living in Delaware Co in January of 1876 when he testified to his mother's application for Enoch's War of 1812 Pension.

Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 19:29:09 -0400
From: Jane Spencer <mjs@qtm.net>
You asked for information about Vincent Garner. I don't have a lot. One of the Delaware County histories I looked at (I cannot tell you which one at present.) said that the history of the family was lost in a fire that occurred in Vincent Garner's house. Most of what I have is from the census at this point. I have that he was born about 1827 and died about 1892. His wife was Julia A., but I am not sure whether I have her maiden name or not. I'll have to look. His children from the census are Alfred b. 1852, Austin b. 1853, Amanda b. 1857, George, b. 1859, Sarah E. b. 1862, John b. 1864. And not from the census Melvina b. 1851. Melvina was my great grandmother. I don't have much on her family because I wasn't convinced that this was her family. My aunt always said her father was Vincent Garner, but she does not appear with the family in the 1860 census. She was born in 1851 and married by 1870, so that was the only census to find her with her family, and she just isn't there by that name anyway. When I went to Muncie last year, I went to the courthouse and looked at the entry for her death certificate, and it did say that her father was Vincent Garner and her mother Julia, but I cannot remember the maiden name if it was there. So, I am accepting that it was. I have not looked up too much about the family yet though. It puzzles me that she was not there in 1860. I realize that it could have been an error but still...

1860 Census: IN, Delaware Co:
Vincent R. Garent was age 32, farmer, born in Ohio. Julia A. was age 30, b. Kentucky. Children all born in KY. Alfred, age 7; Amanda E. age 6, George 1, Austin 4, Amelia A. Wallace age 15, and Nancy E. Carroll age 19, School Teacher.

1870 Census: IN, Delaware Co. Harrison Twp, P.O. Yorktown
Vincent Garner age 43, Farmer, born Indiana. Julia A. age 41, Keeping House, b. KY. Children all born in IN: Alfred age 18, Austin age 17, Amanda E. age 13, George 11, Sarah E. 9 and John age 6.

1880 Census: IN Delaware Co IN
Vincent Garener age 52, b. IN, both parents born in NC. Julia A. age 51, wife, she and both parents b. KY. Alfred age 28, George age 21, John age 16. All working as farmhands and born in Indiana. Ettie Childe, age 34, servant, was living with the family.

HISTORY OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA; G. W. H. Kemper MD; 1908; Vol. 1, p.326. Refers to the late Vincent Garner, son of Enoch Garner.

Buried Bethel Cemetery, Delaware County, IN
Aged 64y 8m 20d (calculates to 8 Jun 1827)