|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1807|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1877|
Son of David Garner & Jane Stephens
Married Elizabeth Hedrick, abt 1829, Rowan, North Carolina
Children- Henry Garner, Elizabeth Jane Garner Atwood, Benjamin Franklin Garner, Sarah Ann Garner Rathbun, Andrew Jackson Garner, Freeman Garner, Jane Garner, Marinda Garner
Married Lydia Hill, 8 Nov 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Garner was born July 1, 1807 in Lexington, NC. He was in the Mormon Battalion and came to San Bernardino on June 20, 1851. Garner served as county supervisor and worked as a freighter. He died on August 31, 1877.
Wheat crop failures in North Carolina prompted the Garner family to move to Illinois near Lima before 1832. They farmed land there 25 miles south of Nauvoo. In 1838 -1839 the Mormons were driven out of Missouri across the Mississippi river into western Illinois. George Garner was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1839. His wife Elizabeth died and is buried at Nauvoo, Illinois.
In 1846 the Mormons were driven out of Illinois into Iowa and Missouri War Department.
The Mormon Battalion was formed with George Garner and his brothers, William, David, Henry, Phillip and John enlisting. The Mormon Battalion marched from Ft. Leavenworth ,Kansas to Pueblo, Colorado to Santra Fe , New Mexico ; to San Diego by January
They disbanded in Los Angelos California, on Jan 29, 1847. In July 1847,they went back to SLC. In September a small party returned to Williams ranch at Santa Ana del Chino under the leadership of Asahel A. Lathrop to purchase cattle and seeds. In 1850 the Mormons left St Joseph Missouri for SLC. George Garner was a captain of one of the 10 sections By hard driving he got his wagons to SLC two weeks advance of the others with the loss of 2 people to cholera and little interference of hostile Indians along the route.
George had taken a thresher to SLC to farm the new area. He sold the machine to purchase another team to join the large party under the leadership of Captain David Seeley and Jefferson Hunt for the long ox-drawn wagon trip to San Bernardino Valley to colonize new land. They arrived 20 June and settled at "Garner's Grove". Later he took up government lands which he farmed and purchased 100 acres along the Base Line Road at Lytle Creek the floods of Dec 1861 and Jan 1862 ravaged his farm and tavern. Then he settled on the east side of town. Garner's Swamp is now Seccombe Lake. In 1854 administration of justice came in for criticism. Conflict was common between squatters over land claims and rights to irrigation water. The court cases were "People vs George Day and George Garner vs George Day". After the Mormon recall, the Garners decided to stay in San Bernardino Valley. In the fall of 1858 George Garner was elected second district supervisor but he attended only a few meetings. He resigned Feb 1859. Henry Roof was elected his successor. His brother John Garner served on the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors 1867-1875. Brigham Young was pleased with the heavy equipment that George gave the community of SLC and awarded him a freighting business from Los Angelos to SLC.
Stage coaches made regular scheduled trips with passengers, mail, wheat, oats, eggs, butter,cheese. the stages drawn by four horses stopeed at the Garner Hotel, located at the corner of First North and Second east in Payson , Utah at the hotel owned and operated by George Garner. A barn and corral at the south of the hotel was used by coachman and guests. A bee association was formed in Jan 1882 George Garner had brought the first bees to Payson. Not knowing how to are for them the new owners let the bees escape to the mountains. Through the association they learned to care for the bees.
The family attended the funeral of Brigham Young and returned home. After the noon time meal, George decided to make a trip to the grist mill located a few blocks west of the hotel. He took the ten year old granddaughter with him. She begged to drive the spirited horses and he allowed her to do so. The horses became frightened by a piece of paper blowing along the street, the tongue broke,the horses plunged foreward and Mr. Garner was thrown out several feet as the horses were turning the corner. George Garner was seriously injured and died the same day.
David Garner (1768 - 1872)
Sarah Jane Stephens Garner (1786 - 1868)
Elizabeth Hedrick Garner (1810 - 1842)
Olive Ann Hill Garner (1815 - 1897)
Henry Burgess Garner (1830 - 1896)*
Elizabeth Jane Garner Atwood (1832 - 1927)*
Benjamin Franklin Garner (1835 - 1891)*
Sarah Ann Garner Rathbun (1837 - 1928)*
Andrew John Garner (1839 - 1908)*
John Eather Garner (1844 - 1910)*
George Garner (1807 - 1877)
Phillip Garner (1808 - 1872)*
Sarah Garner Wakefield (1810 - 1890)*
William A. Garner (1817 - 1892)*
David Garner (1818 - 1889)*
John Ellis Garner (1820 - 1889)*
Henry Garner (1827 - 1898)*
Marinda Garner Rose (1833 - 1886)*
Payson City Cemetery
Created by: Schott Family
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30717385