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Descendants of William GARRETT, Sr

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Re: Descendants of William GARRETT, Sr

Joseph Luther (View posts)
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Surnames: garrett, ashton, hardwick
William Garrett Sr born 1710 Westmoreland CO VA. Died 1817 at Trimnity Parish in Louisa CO VA. Married Elizabeth Ashton, daugher of Col. Ashton and Elizabeth Hardwick.

He was a large landowner in Gloucester, Louisa, Spottsylvania, and Albemarle counties in Virginia and a planter in Louisa County in the middle of the 18th century (1761). He was born around 1715, probably the son of John Garrett, Jr. Documentation supports the belief that the line is descended from the William Garrett of the Jamestown Colony, but no clear connection may be proven.

About 1735, William Garrett, Sr. married Elizabeth Ashton. See the Ashton group. There had been much intermarriage among the Garretts and Ashtons in England prior to 1700. The home of William Garrett, Sr., from 1767, was Trinity Parish in Louisa County. He was sworn in as Justice of the Peace in Louisa County on 15 April 1771. A substantial portion of William Garrett Sr.'s land holdings were on the North Fork of the Pamunkey River, in the vicinity of other family relations including the Winstons, Carrs, Meriwethers, Crenshaws, Crawfords, and Beazleys. The extent of his land holdings can perhaps be better measured by the monetary bond for £100,000 required of the executors of his will.

The children of William and Elizabeth (Ashton) Garrett, as named in his will of 3 February 1779, were as follows:

1. William Garrett, Jr., born ca 1740, died 1817, lived most of his life in Louisa County. He married Ann Johnson on 10 December 1770. Their son, William Garrett III served as a private in Captain William Taylor's Company of the 2nd Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Alexander Spottswood. The descendants of this line moved to Maryland and lived in Baltimore and Rockville.

2. John Garrett, born ca 1745, died without issue in 1770.

3. HENRY GARRETT, father of Peter R. Garrett of Cape Girardeau, was born about 1745 and died in 1815 in Kentucky. He married Mary Johnson, daughter of Major Thomas Johnson of Roundabout Castle where the family lived for many years. My ancestor.

4. Ann Garrett married William Johnson of Roundabout Castle in Louisa County.
5. Elizabeth Garrett married Thomas Terrell.

6. Susanna Garrett married Richard Johnson, son of Nicholas Johnson and Elizabeth Hudson.


SAR National # 093794 for WILLIAM GARRETT

DAR 548998;
will of 3 February 1779

"The Garrett Family Louisa Co VA"; & William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol 12 page 13, 1932.

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