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Elihu Garrison
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1802
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1870
Wabash County
Indiana, USA

(From "History of Wabash County, Indiana" pub. 1884, pg 159)
In the early part of the year 1832, Black Hawk, a chief of the Sacs and Foxes, at the head of a band of followers, made a raid through Iowa and Illinois, threatening our own State of Indiana. To meet the seeming exigency of the situation, troops were put into the field by Gov. Noah Noble. The marauders, however, did not enter Indiana, their progress having been previously checked. Elihu Garrison, then a citizen of Rush County, enlisted July 3, 1832 for one year in a company raised in that County. He came to Wabash County in 1835 and resided here until the time of his death, which occurred September 5, 1870.

(From "History of Wabash County, Indiana" pub. 1884, pp 394-395)
Old Mr. Garrison had six sons who settled in Wabash County, near America P.O., in Liberty Township. He himself lived on Killbuck Creek, three miles from Anderson. The old gentleman, for some years after his sons moved to Wabash County, would go to Cincinnati with wheat or pork, etc, and buy seven barrels of salt, one for himself and one for each son; and, leaving one at home for his own use, he would bring the other six to the "boys" away out here. But, after 1841, when the canal had been finished and put into operation, and the connection with Toledo and Lake Erie had been completed, the "tide" turned the other way, and the boys would buy salt for themselves at LaGro, and take one barrel to their father on Killbuck. The Garrisons were a prominent and influential family group. Several of them were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. William Garrison was one of the founders of the town of America, and he was also Justice of the Peace there for years. Elihu had been a soldier in the Black Hawk War, and it is a source of regret that we have not a fuller and more detailed history of that important pioneer group.

Since writing the above, some information has been obtained concerning them, which we subjoin: The first assessment we have discovered (in 1836) gives the names of Jeremiah and Elihu Garrison. That of 1838, gives also William Garrison; and in 1838, Oliver Garrison's name is added to the list. In 1841, William Garrison is rated at $1,002, and Elihu Garrison at $1,310. In 1842, they were assessed thus: Elihu Garrison, $1,698; Jeremiah Garrison, $2,075; William Garrison, $1,318; Oliver Garrison, $1,318.

The six brothers were William, Jeremiah, Elihu and Oliver Garrison and two others.

ELIHU GARRISON settled in America, building one of the first houses in that town, emigrating to Liberty Township in 1835. He afterward became a resident and active business man of that place during its day of prosperity, removing to Eel River, near Roann, in 1857. Still again he changed his residence to Wabash City, at which he died September 25, 1870, in the sixty-fourth year of his age, and now lies buried in Falls Cemetery. By his first wife he had no children. His second wife was Amanda (Hallbusky), daughter of Matthew Hale of Liberty Township. They had one child, a daughter, but were divorced; and Mr. G. took for his third wife Mary Shall, and by this marriage he became the father of three children. This third wife survived her husband, and now resides upon the farm, which he used to own upon Eel River. The second wife is living also, her home being at Wabash. E. G. was an active member of the community, an Episcopal Methodist, and also a Republican, having been in earlier times a member of the Whig party. Concerning the others, we have only slight information, and as to some of them, none at all except what has already been given. We can not forbear to add an incident in the life of William Garrison.

Son of Samuel Garrison and Hannah (Goff) of Madison County, Indiana.
Family links: 
  Samuel Garrison (1781 - 1846)
  Hannah Goff Garrison (1786 - ____)
  Mary B Shell Garrison (1833 - 1892)*
  Amanda R. Hale Busby (1818 - 1888)*
  Amelia N Garrison Langston (1853 - 1929)*
  Kenton Garrison (1859 - 1926)*
  Morton Garrison (1862 - 1925)*
  Rosa M. Garrison Ray (1869 - 1942)*
  Elihu Garrison (1802 - 1870)
  William Garrison (1805 - 1861)*
  Jeremiah Garrison (1808 - 1880)*
  Larkin Sims Garrison (1814 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Falls Cemetery
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec OP, lot 396, sp 5
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