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Rev Jedediah Garrison

Rev Jedediah Garrison

Carteret County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Mar 1830 (aged 77–78)
Franklin County, Georgia, USA
Burial Banks County, Georgia, USA
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Memorial ID 15043184 · View Source
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Born in eastern North Carolina, Jedidiah Garrison served as Revolutionary War Soldier on the Continental Line and in the War of 1812. After the Revolutionary War, Jedediah Garrison and wife Jane Candice "Jincy" Williams moved to northeast Georgia in what was then Franklin County, and is now Banks County. There, in the Wilmot community, Jedediah Garrison founded the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church along with son Rev. David Garrison, a circuit rider ordained by Bishop Asbury, son in law Barnabus Meaders, Michael Ragsdale, and the Wilmot family who donated the land near the hill over which early Methodists gave sermons and held camp meetings, a place called Mt. Pleasant, which overlooked a stream. A Mt. Pleasant School was established, where descendants such as my granmother Myrtle Garrison taught generations of Garrisons, Meaders and other members of the Congregation. From their descendants arose generations of prominent citizens: preachers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, teachers, nurses who to this day strive to maintain the standards and example set by their ancestor Jedediah Garrison.
The children of Jedediah Garrison and Jane Williams include:
I. James Caleb Garrison 1776 – 1865
II. Rev. David Garrison 1777 – 1842
III.Rev.Levi B Garrison 1779 – 1855
IV. Thomas Wesley Garrison 1780 – 1864
V. Christopher Garrison 1781 – 1811
VI. Rebecca Garrison 1783 – 1840
VII. Eleanor Garrison 1784 – 1848
VIII. Jane Garrison 1785 – 1879, wife of Barnabus Meaders
IX. James Garrison 1786 – 1889
X. Caleb Capais Garrison 1789 – 1862
XI. Judge Martin Garrison 1802 –
JEDEDIAH GARRISON OBITUARY-Provided by Diane H. Norton The following obituary was printed in the 9 April 1830 issue of a newspaper entitled Christian Advocate and Journal and Zion's Herald. The title of this newspaper was shortened to The Christian Advocate with its 30 August 1833 issue. An abstract of this obituary appears in the current issue (Volume XXVIII Number 2, Spring 2000) of the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research under the title, "Death Notices from the Christian Advocate", on page 73. What follows is an exact quotation in its entirety of the original notice as it appeared in the newspaper under the heading of "Died". (I contacted the library at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and requested the copy.) "Mr. Jedediah Garrison departed this life in Franklin County, Georgia, March 3, 1830, in the 78th year of his age. He was born in the county of Cortwight, North Carolina, of English parents in 1752. In 1786, he embraced religion under the ministry of Mr. Partridge, and some time after he removed to South Carolina, where he bacame a class leader and exhorter, both of which offices he filled with much fidelity and usefulness. After some years he removed to Georgia, where he spent the remainder of his days in the faithful discharge of his duties to God and man. He wasted away slowly with a lingering disease, but his faith was made perfect. A little before he died, he praised God for all his mercies, and said the ministering spirits were waiting to convey him home. His death indeed was truly triumphant, affording a striking evidence to all who behold it of the efficacy and power divine grace." Provided by Diane H. Norton Since there is apparently no "Cortwright" County in North Carolina, it is my guess that Carteret County was meant by the writer. [Carteret County is in eastern North Carolina on the Outer Banks, on the southern edge of Pamlico Sound].It has been thought that Jedediah was born in Duplin County, North Carolina. Most of the research on this family was done by Juanitas Irene Peddicord, 3317 Skyline Drive, Des Moines, 50310.

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