Union soldier, Civil War. Co. K 12th PA Cav
Birth date was from a member, it is NOT on the stone.
From a member:
Adam Garlick, who has probably been the victim of more accidents than any other man in the state, was killed at the first railroad crossing on this side of Tatesville Saturday night. Mr Garlick spent the evening with convivial comrades in Everett and was returning to his home near Tatesville on horseback when the fatal accident happened. He was crossing the railway when an engine, running backward to Tatesville, struck his horse, killing it and throwing its rider violently to the ground, Mr. Garlick’s head struck the end of a tie and was crushed. Thus the prophecy of this rough, rugged and reckless man, who often bosted that nothing but lightning or a steam engine could kill him, was fulfilled. An authentic list of the important injuries received by Mr. Garlick, not mentioning many minor mishaps, is as follows: Last summer he had two fingers sawed off, leaving only one sound finger on each hand. He served in the civil war and was shot through the wrist and struck in the left eye by a spent bullet; he also received a cut from a sabre over the right eye. He had a leg broken five times; both feet smashed; was cut in the wrist and foot with an axe; dragged down the mountain by the heels by a runaway team, one of his ears being torn off and his jaw broken in three places; was bitten in the hand by a rattlesnake whose rattles he was attempting to steal; was run over by a wagon loaded with a ton of coal; was so severely stung by honey bees that he was unconscious for several hours; received a cut in the abdomen with an axe; was knocked down while working at a grindstone and picked up for dead; all of his ribs were broken; one of his ankles was cut while he was peeling bark and a big gash was cut in the other while he was mowing hay. When the next to the last mentioned mishap occurred Mr. Garlick would likely have bled to death if the late Jason Hanks, of Everett, had not sewed up the wound with thread made of fibre from hickory bark. Mr. Garlick was about sixty-six years old. For many years he lived at Chaneysville. Some time ago he bought a saw-mill and moved to near Titusville, where he operated it until he met his last injury. His wife and several children survive him.
2019 from a member:
1880 census had a little hitch or two in the proceedings. Adam actually appeared 3 times in the census because he was on the move and there was a tragedy at home. I searched it out when I had no explanation for the note that George was a stepson, and had a different last name. in the end I discovered he had lost his wife and the mother of his children. He had a large household to provide for and imported his sister from the west to help out. He went into other counties, where he was counted again with two sons as a man who came to purchase bark for trees. The names were the same, but the years a little off as the boarding house operator was the provider of information. Because a permanent solution had to be found he was on the lookout for a new wife and found one, whose name happened to be Margaret. She was a newly widowed in Ohio and had returned to her family home base. So he married her and people making a quick perusal of the census thought it was just the same old wife. But I found her. She is probably the lady buried in Sep 1919 at Tatesville. I could not find out her maiden name, only her first married name which was Lashley. I believe she came from Somerset, PA about 1847.
aged 66 years 4 months 6 days
Margaret Layton Garlick
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