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THE GARRETT LINE OF MERLE JONES

Condensed from the book From Cold Water to Hot Water by Gilford Merle Jones

It is generally agreed that the Garretts are of Norman origin. The name dervies from "North Men" or people from the north, such as Scandinavians and the Vikings who conquered and settled Normandy, France. Men of the Garrett family, spelled "Gerrad" or "Gerard" at that time, followed William the Conquerer into England in 1066. In Normany, part of the Garrett service was to keep the signal fires lighted as a warning of contemplated attack by the enemy. Later, as permanent housing developed, the name became symbolic with the attics or lofts of houses, or from where fire signals were given.

The Garrett seat was Newberg, in the county of Berks, near the Windsor Forest, and Dorney in Buckinghamshire, 60 miles from London. From the early history of this family, the name was synonymous with "Torch Bearer."

Descendants of John Garrett

Generation No. 1

1. John1 Garrett was born in of Leicestershire, England. He married Mary Unk. She was born in of Leicestershire, England.

Notes for John Garrett:

John and Mary had seven children and remained in England.

Child of John Garrett and Mary Unk is:

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  • + 2 i. John2 Garrett II, born February 02, 1634/35 in Leicestershire, England.
  • Generation No. 2

    2. John2 Garrett II (John1) was born February 02, 1634/35 in Leicestershire, England. He married Elizabeth Ware, daughter of Nicholas Ware.

    Notes for John Garrett II:

    John and Elizabeth settled in New Kent Co, Va, where they patented 386 acres of land. They had five known children. Later revmoed to Fairfax County.

    Child of John Garrett and Elizabeth Ware is:

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  • + 3 i. John3 Garrett III, born 1675 in Virginia.
  • Generation No. 3

    3. John3 Garrett III (John2, John1) was born 1675 in Virginia. He married Francis Elizabeth Buckner. She was born 1680, and died 1739.

    Notes for John Garrett III:

    John and Francis had five known children.

    Child of John Garrett and Francis Buckner is:

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  • + 4 i. Edward4 Garrett, born 1710 in Virginia; died 1751 in Fairfax Co, Va.
  • Generation No. 4

    4. Edward4 Garrett (John3, John2, John1) was born 1710 in Virginia, and died 1751 in Fairfax Co, Va. He married Elizabeth Catlett.

    Notes for Edward Garrett:

    Edward's estate was settled 20 June 1751. He and Elizabeth had six children.

    Child of Edward Garrett and Elizabeth Catlett is:

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  • + 5 i. Edward5 Garrett, born August 31, 1733 in Fairfax Co, Va; died August 24, 1794 in Laurens Co, SC.
  • Generation No. 5

    5. Edward5 Garrett (Edward4, John3, John2, John1) was born August 31, 1733 in Fairfax Co, Va, and died August 24, 1794 in Laurens Co, SC. He married Ann West Owsley June 02, 1759. She was born 1744, and died 1823.

    Notes for Edward Garrett:

    Edward had patriotic service in the Revolutionary War. He and Ann had 16 children.

    Child of Edward Garrett and Ann Owsley is:

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  • + 6 i. William6 Garrett, born September 09, 1763; died 1845.
  • Generation No. 6

    6. William6 Garrett (Edward5, Edward4, John3, John2, John1) was born September 09, 1763, and died 1845. He married Nancy Ross 1788, daughter of William Ross. She was born August 21, 1766 in of Laurens Co, SC, and died February 09, 1847 in Laurens Co, SC.

    Notes for William Garrett:

    William and Nancy lived and raised a family in Laurens Co, SC, in the Warriors Creek area. William was Captain of the Township in 1800. They had nine children.

    Child of William Garrett and Nancy Ross is:

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  • + 7 i. Samuel7 Garrett, born Bet. 1790 - 1793; died 1858 in St Clair Co, Al.
  • Generation No. 7

    7. Samuel7 Garrett (William6, Edward5, Edward4, John3, John2, John1) was born Bet. 1790 - 1793, and died 1858 in St Clair Co, Al. He married Elizabeth Harris Abt. 1813 in Laurens Co, SC, daughter of Edward Harris and Mary Johnson.

    Notes for Samuel Garrett:

    Samuel lived in South Caroline in 1830 and, possibly, St Clair Co, Al, by 1840. Elizabeth Harris was formerly married to her cousin, Edward Harris. Samuel and Elizabeth lived in Franklin Co, Tn, before moving to Alabama. They had five children.

    Child of Samuel Garrett and Elizabeth Harris is:

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  • + 8 i. Mary "Polly"8 Garrett, born 1822 in St Clair Co, Al.
  • Generation No. 8

    8. Mary "Polly"8 Garrett (Samuel7, William6, Edward5, Edward4, John3, John2, John1) was born 1822 in St Clair Co, Al. She married Elijah Jackson Dollar July 29, 1843 in St Clair Co, Al. He was born Bet. 1820 - 1821 in St Clair Co, Al.

    Notes for Elijah Jackson Dollar:

    Elijah and Mary moved to Madison Co, Alabama, and had 11 children.

    Child of Mary Garrett and Elijah Dollar is:

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  • + 9 i. Mary Jane9 Dollar, born April 1852 in St Clair Co, Al.
  • Generation No. 9

    9. Mary Jane9 Dollar (Mary "Polly"8 Garrett, Samuel7, William6, Edward5, Edward4, John3, John2, John1) was born April 1852 in St Clair Co, Al. She married Lewis Butler Jones in Madison Co, Al, son of Loranze Jones and Mary Sandlin. He died January 24, 1941 in Garland Co, Ar.

    More About Lewis Butler Jones:

    Burial: Fourche Loupe Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas

    Child of Mary Dollar and Lewis Jones is:

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  • + 10 i. Walter Jackson10 Jones, born June 08, 1874 in Hazel Green, Al; died November 18, 1972 in Hot Springs, Ar.
  • Generation No. 10

    10. Walter Jackson10 Jones (Mary Jane9 Dollar, Mary "Polly"8 Garrett, Samuel7, William6, Edward5, Edward4, John3, John2, John1) was born June 08, 1874 in Hazel Green, Al, and died November 18, 1972 in Hot Springs, Ar. He married Emmer Wilson Rasberry June 24, 1899, daughter of Wells Wilson and Catherine Rogers. She was born October 08, 1869, and died June 05, 1944.

    More About Walter Jackson Jones:

    Burial: Fourche Loupe Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas

    More About Emmer Wilson Rasberry:

    Burial: Fourche Loupe Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas

    Child of Walter Jones and Emmer Rasberry is:

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  • + 11 i. Roy11 Jones, born September 04, 1902 in Bonnerdale, Ar.
  • Generation No. 11

    11. Roy11 Jones (Walter Jackson10, Mary Jane9 Dollar, Mary "Polly"8 Garrett, Samuel7, William6, Edward5, Edward4, John3, John2, John1) was born September 04, 1902 in Bonnerdale, Ar. He married Audrie Genevie Maughan, daughter of John Maughan and Judy Simmons. She was born December 16, 1904, and died July 23, 1971.

    Child of Roy Jones and Audrie Maughan is:

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  • + 12 i. Gilford Merle12 Jones.
  • Generation No. 12

    12. Gilford Merle12 Jones (Roy11, Walter Jackson10, Mary Jane9 Dollar, Mary "Polly"8 Garrett, Samuel7, William6, Edward5, Edward4, John3, John2, John1) He married Jimmie Lois Caton.

    Children of Gilford Jones and Jimmie Caton are:

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  • 13 i. Stephen13 Jones.

    14 ii. Michael Jones.

    15 iii. Martha Jones.

    16 iv. David Jones.

  • [From the November 1991 issue of "The Melting Pot"]