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Daniel Garrison
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1801
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1867
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

"The Fox Genealogy" by Daniel G. Fox published 1924. On p 49-50:

Daniel Garrison was born in the Red Stone country of Pennsylvania, October 22, 1801; died November 1, 1867; aged 66 years, 9 days; buried in the St. John (or Gebhart) church yard. He was a son of Jonathan Garrison, who was a native of Pennsylvania, and was of German descent, and followed the occupation of farming; came to Ohio at an early day, and reared a family of twenty-seven children by three wives.

Daniel was a blacksmith by trade, came to Ohio about 1819, and lived in Butler county for about five years, then removing to Montgomery county. He was united in marriage with Catherine, daughter of George and Christiana (Fox) Metherd, November 22, 1825, by Rev. H. Heincke. Catherine Metherd was born in Maryland, April 4, 1800; died 1877, aged 77 years; buried beside her husband. Daniel and Catherine Garrison located on a tract of land in Washington township, Montgomery county, Ohio, on the road commonly known as Yankee street, where he followed both farming and blacksmithing. They were the parents of four children - George, Jonathan, Daniel and Jacob.

Text that was extracted from the book "A Sense of Place, in Centerville and Washington Township", Howard R. Houser, Editor, The Centerville Historical Society, 1977.


Known as the "Garrison House," at 8701 Yankee Street, this sturdy brick home was built by Daniel Garrison and in large part, remained in the Garrison family from the time it was built around 1839 until 1899.Daniel Garrison was a blacksmith, with his shop located just south of his home. (See the 1851 map.) He started his Yankee Street domain by purchasing just seven acres from Elihu Kellogg in 1827. This seven-acre tract corresponds to the location of the brick house, but probably some sort of log or frame house preceded it. In 1827, the seven acres sold for $115, and was valued for tax purposes at $30.Three years later, Garrison added 37 acres west and south of the house, making his farm 44 acres along the west side of Yankee Street. Tax valuations indicate that the house may have been built by the late 1830's.

Adding several small tracts and a 26.85-acre parcel across Yankee Street, he created a farm on both sides of the road. Much of the land on the east side of the road was excellent timber land, providing fuel for heating and cooking. In 1864, the 40-acre farm that had belonged to his wife's father, George G. Methard, was added to the Garrison holdings.

Located just south of the Garrison farm, it was auctioned to settle the Methard estate.Born in Red Stone country, Pennsylvania, in 1801, Daniel Garrison came to Ohio as a young man. First he lived in Butler County. Then, marrying Catherine Methard (or Metterd) in 1825, they settled along Yankee Street two years later. By the time of his death in 1867, he owned over 150 acres along Yankee Street just north of Spring Valley Road. This acreage, advertised as "3 Farms and 3 Timber Lots, A Fine Opportunity for Purchasers," was auctioned to settle his estate.

On this farm Daniel and Catherine Garrison reared four boys: George, Jonathan, Daniel and Jacob. Son Daniel, who was born on this farm in 1834, married Martha Maze in 1857 and acquired his father's homestead farm in 1871. They also reared four children in the house: Rachel, Emma, Albert and Frank. Daniel, Jr. acquired property in the same way that his father had, starting with a 51/2 acre timber lot; and possessed a 130-acre farm plus timber lots by 1899.

The two-story brick home of this Garrison family has brickwork similar to other Yankee Street homes. American bond brickwork, with the sixth row consisting of "headers" was used on all sides of the building. Rubbed brick flat arches give importance to the windows on the facade. The interior has been extensively remodeled.

A newspaper advertisement in 1868 described the homestead property in this way: "The 54.65 acre tract is well-improved, has on it a large brick house, barn, blacksmith shop and other out-buildings, two wells of water, an orchard of fruit trees and 8.44 acres of good timber."

Today the home with a 5.6-acre tract is owned by Kettering Medical Center.

Family links: 
  Jonathan Garrison (1774 - 1842)
  Maria Six Garrison (1777 - 1817)
  Catherine Metherd Garrison (1800 - 1877)*
  George Garrison (1826 - 1899)*
  Jonathan Garrison (1830 - ____)*
  Daniel Garrison (1834 - 1914)*
  Jacob Garrison (1838 - 1923)*
  Martin Garrison (1800 - 1834)*
  Daniel Garrison (1801 - 1867)
  Leonard Garrison (1803 - 1871)*
  Lewis Garrison (1804 - 1878)*
  Elizabeth Garrison Metherd (1806 - 1887)*
  Margaret Garrison Bake (1807 - 1850)*
  George Garrison (1809 - 1887)*
  Mary Garrison Snepp (1810 - 1890)*
  Sarah Garrison Stambaugh (1812 - 1867)*
  Abraham Garrison (1813 - 1849)*
  Isaac Garrison (1815 - 1902)*
  Jacob Garrison (1817 - 1894)*
  John Garrison (1818 - 1889)**
  Henry Garrison (1820 - 1873)**
  David Garrison (1822 - 1850)**
  Nancy A. Garrison Ely (1822 - 1872)**
  Catherine Garrison Tilberry (1825 - ____)**
  William Garrison (1827 - ____)**
  Rebecca Garrison Pittman (1830 - 1882)**
  Barbara Garrison Judy (1832 - 1912)**
  Emanuel Garrison (1833 - 1910)**
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Gebhart Church Cemetery
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Ohio, USA
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My GGG Grandfather was Daniel. His son, George m. to Leah(Lewis)Garrison,had a son George William Henry Garrison m. to Mary Ellen (Hartzog)Garrison. They were my father,Merritt E. Garrison's, grandparents.
- Sharon(Garrison)Gehman
 Added: May. 28, 2013
My 3rd Great Grand Uncle
- Billie {Wolfe} King
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013

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