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Hannah Marie Clark Garrison
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1841
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1925
Hunt County
Texas, USA

Hannah Marie Clark is the daughter of William Clark and Marie Seward. She was born in Albany, New York. By 1850, Hannah was living in Southwest, Montgomery, Illinois in the same neighborhood as her future spouse. On November 11, 1858 in Montgomery, Illinois, she married Thomas Isaiah Garrison. On June 5, 1860, the census counted Hannah and Thomas Garrison in Lone Oak, Bates, Missouri. Their first son, John Clark Garrison was born on November 5, 1860. Following are exerpts from written stories by John Clark Garrison. Mother was born near the State Capitol of New York, was moved to Central Illinois when only two years old, settled in the same section that Grandpap (John W. Garrison) raised his family. My father, (Thomas Isaac Garrison), was about a grown man when the family moved to Texas the first time and then back to Southwest Missouri, and my father went back to his old section in Illinois by himself and that is when he met for the first time the 18 year old girl he soon married in 1858 (Hannah Maria Clark). In only two weeks they moved to his father's home. Grandpap had already given him a good block of land before he went off and they made that move in a one-horse buggy and of course mother could not take anything but a few clothes, her wedding dress among them. She did not get to see her folks until I was most nine years old,

They were living just a little north of the old Mason and Dixon line and they all sided in with the South and on account of that decision and their location they hit it hard at the beginning of the Civil war.

Several of the Garrison relatives had been to Texas five or six years before, so they decided to try Texas again and by the time they were ready to move John Clark Garrison was three years old and had a baby brother six months old, and Aunt Sarah Garrison Blann, Thomas Garrison's sister, had one baby boy and two girls older. A group of twelve and two wagons traversed the country avoiding Civil War battles and Indians. Thomas Isaiah, his brother and brothers-in law were in the Confederate army and right at this time, Thomas's father found a man traveling to Texas on horseback, and he made a trade with this man to board him and his horse to help him scout on the trip. One morning as the wagons were coming down through Arkansas the scout was riding on ahead a few miles and he heard some terrible shooting still on ahead and he turned back as fast as his horse could carry him and when he met the wagons and told them that there was danger ahead, he found a place where the wagons could get off the road and hide in the thickets. Just at this time a great band of Indians came upon the very road they had left, so Hannah instructed the children to be quiet as the Indians passed. Then we realized what a narrow escape we had. The grown people in the camp must have talked around the camp fire considerably about moving to Texas. Hannah, her two little boys and Uncle Elias Garrison had charge of the ox wagon and of course they could not keep up with the big long-legged horses, so the plan every day was for the ox wagon to leave camp first and then the horse wagon would pass and have the next camp picked out and all ready when the wagons arrived.

Needless to say, the family arrived in Sulfur Springs, Hopkins, Texas in 1863. In 1869, Hannah's parents moved to Texas, her father dying in 1870. Hannah was very resourceful. John Clark Garrison writes "Mother got out her fine wedding dress and took a long look at it herself and showed it to Grandpap and Grandma and she says to Grandpap, "You get out and see if you can trade this dress for a milch cow to help feed my two boys; they can't eat this, and I can do without it." So Grandpap straightened up his hump shoulders and said, "Well, Hannah, that's good business. We'll just see what we can do." So he got busy and finally heard of a trade of that sort 17 miles from home. Aunt Sally Lindly, who lived a mile or so north of where Posey now is, (Jacob Lindly, our new grocerman from Peerless, is her grandson). Mother nicely rolled up her dress and they pulled out horseback to try and close a trade. Mrs. Lindly liked the dress so well she had her cattle rounded-up and said, "That is certainly a fine dress,, and if you will let me have it you can pick my herd of cows." So mother selected a fine young cow with her first calf and she and Grandpap drove the cow home. That was our first investment in Texas. When father came home out of the army, mother had a milch cow and two calves of her very own. Now, mother didn't have to do that as Grandpap had a good home and plenty of money and was willing and glad to use it to take care of us. I can well remember I thought that cow gave the best milk that ever went down a boy's throat. Mother named that cow Sally. She lived to be 14 years old, brought a calf every year with only the last two being heifers, but with that start, mother raised cows enough for all the children a cow. Not only that, but with the steer calves, mother turned them into a brood mare and raised horses and that came about like this:

There was a mover came near by one night with a young mare colt that had stuck a boisd'arc thorn in her foot and could not travel any further. He begged father to give him something for it. I was a big boy then and it looked like a worthless proposition, but mother stepped into the game and proposed to Pa that he give it to her in place of the last steer calf he had sold off her cow and that she would do her best to save its life and Pa gladly consented, so mother was the doctor and that colt made a fine mare."

Thomas and his wife, Hannah, purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in 1893 from James "Jim" Boales, Sr., and Louisa Boales on Patterson Creek two miles below Leakey,Texas. Their house was on the westside of the Patterson, directly across from Lucille Bendele's home. They lived there until 1909, moving to Tehuacana, Texas, to help their widowed daughter, Julia, raise her family. Thomas and Hannah raised two sons and three daughters to adulthood.

Family links: 
  William Clark (1806 - 1870)
  Marie Seward Clark (1811 - 1905)
  Thomas Isaiah Garrison (1834 - 1912)*
  John Clark Garrison (1860 - 1936)*
  Thomas Lee Garrison (1863 - 1934)*
  Julia Garrison Buckholt (1867 - 1964)*
  Mary Ellen Garrison Bridge (1872 - 1942)*
  Sarah Eunice Garrison Crawford (1878 - 1966)*
  Hannah Marie Clark Garrison (1841 - 1925)
  Mary Clark Cornelius (1850 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Tehuacana Cemetery
Limestone County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Sharon
Originally Created by: Harold N. Womble
Record added: Mar 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13671759
Hannah Marie <i>Clark</i> Garrison
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Hannah Marie <i>Clark</i> Garrison
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- Barbara Nichols
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
In memory of Harriet Elizabeth Garrison Coldwell Russell, great granddaughter of Hannah and Isaiah
- Sharon
 Added: Apr. 18, 2012

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