|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1801|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1872|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
William Garretson was a lawyer...being one of the pioneer members of the American Bar Association.
In 1828 he participated in procuring employment for 4 fugitive slaves, was counselor for 2 of them who had been captured by their masters, and was one of the 9 defendants placed on trial for the rescue of the slaves.
During the Civil War years, he was a popular 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad, helping many fugitive slaves to safety.
William Garretson was a man of superior character, intellect, and virtue. He disdained wealth, ostentatious pride and display, and would have been content if the simple wants of nature were supplied.
Upon his death: 'He was a man of sterling integrity, decided opinions, and positiv convictions. No one was at a loss to know where he stood upon any public policy or political issue. Open, frank, and courteous, he held the good opinion of the members of the legal fraternity and the people of the county.'
Emily Caulking Garretson (1815 - 1903)*
Henrietta Bright Garretson Wells (1838 - 1903)*
Emily Mary Ann Garretson Ramsdell (1839 - 1916)*
Hiram Francis Garretson (1843 - 1925)*
Stella Bigelow Garretson Atkinson (1853 - 1917)*
Emily Garretson (1855 - 1859)*
Ellis Lewis Garretson (1857 - 1863)*
Plot: Lot 2 / Section B
Created by: Chad Eugene Schneider
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
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