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Documentation Page for the line of Thomas Garrison, b. 8 May 1745 Maryland
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1. Thomas Garrison, b. 8 May 1745 Maryland, m. Comfort Roberts
  2. William Garrison, b. 21 Jul 1769 Virginia, m. Elizabeth Dickerson
    3. James Wilburn Garrison, b. 18 Apr 1813 Buncombe Co., NC., m. Susan W. Bankson
      4. Andrew Thomas Garrison, b. 25 Jan 1845 Dallas Co., TX., m. Emily Francis Stotts
        5. James Garrison, b. 22 Jun 1875 Lawrence Co., Missouri, m. Leona Virginia Dinkle
 


 The Following is an excerpt of a transcript of a letter to James Wilburn Garrison
           
                  Return Address: French Broad, North Carolina
                  Posted:         January 30th, 1850


                  Addresss:       Mr. James W. Garrison
                                  State of Iowa
                                  Dubuque County
                                  Tivoli Post Office

State of North Carolina, Buncombe County

                                  January the 23, 1850


The letter begins with, “Dear Son,”

The following is an excerpt from the 2nd half of the letter:

  You request in your last that I should send you the date of the age myself
and your mothers and the children which I will now do.
   I was born July the 21st AD 1769 your mother was born September the 28th AD
1772 and was taken sick the 24th of October 1839 and in a few hours lost the
use of herself from the hips down and never walked another step as long as she
lived and deceased tuesday night the 11th of August 1840.  We was united
togeather on thursday July the 21st AD 1791.  The first child we had born was a
son March 1792 and died 2 or 3 weeks before he had a name.  Our first daughter
was born July the 1st 1794.  We called her Comfort, died October 1800.  Our
daughter Hatty was born June 21st 1796, married October the 19th 1824, died
March 13th 1833.  Elizabeth was born December the 16th 1798, married February
the 12th 1835.  Thomas was born tuesday November the 3rd 1801, married thursday
June 25th 1835.  Jefferson was born wednesday November the 4th 1801, married
thursday February the 13th 1823.  William was born September the 16th 1807,
married tuesday July the 7th 1829.  Absolom was born saturday May the 8th 1810,
married tuesday August the 18th 1830.  James was born tuesday Aprile the 13th
1813, married thursday March the 5th 1840. Daughter Narcissa was born July the
21st 1815, married thursday February 27th 1840.  Your grandfather Garrison was
born May the 8th 1745 and died January the 27th 1798.  Your grandmother
Garrison was born August the 14th 1750 and died on saturday night June the 27th
1829.  Your grandfather Dickerson deceased June the 27th 1828, your grandmother
Dickerson deceased June the 27th 1823 in the state of Tennessee.
  So dear son I have endeavored to give you all the information in this letter
I could, and in conclusion ask you to pardon my neglecting to write and will
remain your affectionate father


                                                William Garrison





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