|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1841|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1919|
Gravestone shows spelling of Garriss other references are Garris.
This is the only known confederate solider buried in the El Paso Cemetery.
Mrs. I. P. Garris is also buried here Ichabod P. Garriss, of Mulvane, Kan., a retired farmer and pioneer, is a native of North Carolina, where he was born in Wayne county, on March 14, 1842.
His parents were Wiley and Elizabeth (Pearson) Garriss, both natives of North Carolina. Joshua Garriss, the father of Wiley, came from England at an early date and settled in North Carolina, where he lived and died, Wiley also spending all his life in the same state. The mother also died at the same place. Ichabod P. Garriss lived in his native state until March 12, 1868, when he moved to Willow Springs, Kan., where he remained until 1871. Before coming to Kansas and while living in North Carolina he was conscripted in the Confederate Army, Company K, North Carolina Infantry, and served until May, 1865. In 1871 Mr.
Garriss came to Rockford township, Sedgwick county, and laid the foundation of a house on Section 13. In the fall of 1872 he preempted this 160 acres and moved on the place. He paid 25 cents per tree and hauled the logs twelve miles and built his home. He lived on this farm until 1901, when he retired from farming and moved into Mulvane, where he has a pleasant home and enjoys the rest he has earned. On October 18, 1861, Mr. Garriss married Miss Elizabeth Bradbury, who was born in North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Garriss had one daughter, Mrs. Cora McCullough, born on March 18, 1866, and who now lives in Rockford township. On August 2, 1902, Mrs. Garriss died, and on December 7, 1903, Mr. Garriss married Mrs. Annie M. Greene, who was born in England, a daughter of James O. and Thirza (Meade) Pearce, both of whom were natives of England, and came to Holden, Mass.,in 1849. They lived at different times in Rhode Island and Connecticut, and then came to Douglas, Kan., where they died. Mrs. Garriss was married first March 8,
1864, to Albert A. Greene, and came to Kansas in 1872 to Rose Hill, Butler county. Mr. Greene died March 14, 1898. Albert A. Greene was a soldier in the Union Army in the First Rhode Island Cavalry, Company D, and served till the
close of the war, when he received his honorable discharge. Mr. Garriss passed through all the trials and hardships of frontier life and has earned the rest he is now taking. He is a Liberal in politics and both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Elizabeth L. Bradbury Garriss (1829 - 1901)
Cora E. Garriss McCullough (1866 - 1939)*
Corp. Co. D, 13 NC INF
El Paso Cemetery
Created by: Kyle
Record added: Feb 27, 2005
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