Jeremiah Garrison

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Jeremiah Garrison

  • Birth 2 Nov 1808 Ohio, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1880 Wabash County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial La Fontaine, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 35364991

Son of Samuel Garrison and Hannah (Goff) of Ohio.

(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.

WILLIAM GARRISON had a large family of children; was a prominent citizen and business man, and possessed the esteem of his neighbors and acquaintances in a high degree. He was a merchant in America and a Justice of the Peace for several years, asquiring a good property. He was born in 1805, and died just before the war. Mr. G. was a Methodist in religion, and a Whig and Republican in political faith. He was buried at America Graveyard, but no tombstone marks his place of Sepulture.

JEREMIAH GARRISON also had a large family, some of whom still reside in Wabash County. He died at his residence, east of LaFontaine, in about 1879; an aged and venerable man, having been a useful and esteemed citizen, a Methodist and a Whig and Republican. He had been twice married, and his second wife, still a widow, is now living, and resides near the village of LaFontaine. He was a gentleman of modest and quiet deportment and retiring, unobstrusive manners, attending steadily to his own business, meddling little with public life.



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  • Added: 30 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35364991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeremiah Garrison (2 Nov 1808–5 Jun 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35364991, citing Old LaFontaine Cemetery, La Fontaine, Wabash County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by v f (contributor 46924171) .