|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1815|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1883|
Son of Jesse William Garner Jr. and Theodocia Jane Trigg. He moved from Kentucky to Missouri in the early 1820`s with the family. This particular Garner family can be traced to England all the way back to the 1300`s. Richard Garner was the first of this line to come to Virginia in 1637.
Stephen owned several farms that bordered his father in-laws property where the cemetery lies. Served in the Missouri State Guard under Gen. Sterling Price for some of the War Between the States and fought at several battles including Pea Ridge, Ark.(Elkhorn Tavern)along side his son and other relatives. They where engaged at the actual Tavern itself where son, Joseph Walker Garner was shot through the side which mortally wounded him. He was removed on the Confederate wagon train of injured to a Mill east of the battle site where he died, in the makeshift hospital, and was buried there on March 7, 1862. His last words where " Tell Mother and Pap I died like a man." He was serving in Co."C", 2nd Regiment of Col. John Bullock Clark`s 3rd Division, Missouri State Guard Infantry.
Stephen Trigg Garner was a southern farmer and livestock raiser and trader who owned slaves that he insisted would go to school and church and learn to read and write. This was not legal at the time and is thought to have been done clandestinely on the farm. The 1840 slave schedule records show him with 20 slaves. After the war he was harassed by carpetbaggers who wanted to steal his land but he was to smart to fall for all the tricks and did what he had to do to keep his farms.
In 1869 he gave one farm to his daughter Susan and her new husband William Jefferson Pemberton also a Confederate veteran. Stephen Garner`s property bordered both the Snoddy and later Pemberton farms for many years. After his death on the property his wife and then son took it over and ran the farms for several decades.
Nancy Snoddy Garner (1820 - 1903)
Joseph Walker Garner (1840 - 1862)*
Susan E. Garner Pemberton (1848 - 1907)*
John Samuel Garner (1854 - 1942)*
Henry F. Garner (1857 - 1882)*
STEPHEN T. GARNER DIED Aug. 17, 1883 AGED 67 ys` 11 m`s 17 days
Weep not Wife and Children for me.
For I am waiting in glory for the.
Plot: Old homestead family Cem. on Willard Sander`s farm
Created by: Eli Chandler
Record added: Mar 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107283779