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Blount Garrett appears of record in the 1777 Surry County, 1 improvement of land valued at 20 pounds; 1 horse valued at 15 pounds; 2 cattle valued at 6 pounds 4 shillings.
February 28, 1777, Blount Garrett petitioned for land entry in Surry County, North Carolina signed by Jesse Bump, a resident of said County (North Carolina Legislative

Papers 1729-1785, Box 20--Folder 28).

Deed Book F, p. 99, the year 1778, Nichols Gentry sold to Blount Garrett both of Surry County for 65 pounds, 100 acres lying on the south side of the Yadkin River. Test: James Badgett and Arthur ~entry.

Deed Book P, p. 190, 14 May 1795, Charles Dudley sold to Blount Garrett both of Surry County, for 100 pounds, 100 acres lying on the south side of Yadkin River. Test: William Thornton and Miles Garrett.

Deed Book BKG, p. 80, August 8, 1797, Blount Garrett to Miles Garrett, both of Surry, for 100 pounds, 100 acres (the
Blount Garrett and family listed in the 1786 State Census for North Carolina with one male, age 21-60; three males under age 21 and over 60; four females all ages.

Blount was born probably 1730-1735 in North Carolina or the State of Virginia. His father may have been Richard Garrett of Chowan County, North Carolina.
He married a lady named Nancy ______.  Descendants think she was a Blount prior to her marriage. Nancy was
born around 1745, probably in North Carolina.
Only two of Blount and Nancy Garrett's children have been identified, a son, Miles, and a daughter, Malinda.
Mrs. Gardiner of 1863 Cowden Street, Memphis, Tennessee, has records indicating Malinda married Matthew Phillips of Surry County, North Carolina, and her daughter, Sarah Phillips married William Green. Sarah had a brother, Garrett Phillips, who named a son, Blount Garrett Green. Mrs. Gardiner states she found a tax receipt of Miles Garrett paid in 1799 in Surry County, North Carolina, in a desk drawer belonging to some kin living in Bedford County, Tennessee. It is evident Malinda and Mathew Phillips moved to Bedford County, Tennessee, probably in the late 1700's. Blount Garrett disappears from the Surry County, North Carolina tax list in 1799 after appearing on the list 1792 through 1798. He apparently died some time in 1799 or early 1800, as his wife Nancy and family, along with son, Miles, appears in the 1800 Federal Census for Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

1800 Federal Census (Oglethorpe County, Georgia)
One each male, 0-10 years of age
One each male, 16-26 years of age
One each female, 0-10 years of age
Two each females, 16-26 years of age
One each female over 45 years of age (Nancy Garrett)

Miles and Blount Garrett are listed next to one another in all the tax lists from 1792 through 1798. Miles disappears from the list in 1799, the same year Blount does. There can be no question but Miles is the son of Blount and Nancy Garrett.


I. Miles Garrett was born, according to the combined 1800- 1830 Census records, 1771-1774, probably in North Carolina.' He died, according to the best evidence available, in Upson County, Georgia, in the early 1"830's; his burial site is unknown.
He married second, January 28, 1815, to Elizabeth Adair in Morgan County, Georgia. She is believed to be the
Elizabeth Garrett living in Chambers County, Alabama, in the l850's. His oldest known two children were born in North Carolina according to the Census records in the early 1790's. After 1798 and prior to 1800, he moved to Georgia where he acquired land to farm. The U. S. Census for Miles Garrett follows (note: Miles Garrett will be shown as in the first generation):

1800 (Oglethorpe County, Georgia)
Two males, 0-16 years of age
One male, 26-45 years of age
Two females, 0-10 years of age
One female, 26-45 years of age

Miles Garrett's name appears in a list of revolutionary soldiers who drew land as residents of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, compiled by John Lumpkin of said county. He would have been a very young soldier as the war ended in 1783. Records of the 1805 Land Lottery of Georgia show he was a participant, although not a winner, while living in Oglethorpe County.
On May 12, 1815, Miles as a resident of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, purchased a tract of land for the onsideration of $550 from William Norris residing in Wilks County; Georgia,.containing 202 1/2 acres lying in said county of Jasper, Georgia (lot known as no. 208, lying in the Seventeenth District). Witnesses were Jesse Garrett and William Avery (Superior Court Records, Jasper County, Georgia).
On January 14, 1816, while living in Jasper County, Georgia, he purchased for said consideration of $200, sixty-two acres of land known as lot no. 207, lying in the Seventeenth District of Jasper County, Georgia. It is evident from these land transactions, Miles moved from Oglethorpe County to Jasper County some time late in 1815 or early 1816 (Superior Court Records, Jasper County, Georgia).


While living in Jasper County, he won land in Hall and Early Counties in the 1821 Land Lottery in Georgia. In 1826, Miles moved to Upson County, Georgia. records show he was a winner in the 1827 Land Lottery in Georgia.

Elizabeth Garrett, born circa 1793
John Garrett, born March 27, 1794
Jesse H. Garrett, born 1799
Blount S. Garrett, born 1802
James Garrett, born 1805
Miles N. Garrett, born circa 1808
William F. Garrett, .born 1817
W'es'leyM. Garrett, born 1821

(I) Elizabeth Garrett, believed to be the oldest child, gives her age as 56 in the 1850 Census Schedule of Jasper County, Georgia. If this is true, she and John may have been twins. According to the date inscribed on his gravestone, he was born 1794. We will assume she was born 1793-1794 in North Carolina, no question about the state. This is noted in the Census.
Apparently she died in Jasper County, Georgia in the 1850's.
She married August 18, 1814 in Oglethorpe County to Robert Mitchell born in Virginia in 1790. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Mitchell who came to Oglethorpe County in the early 1800's from Virginia. Robert Mitchell's sister, Elizabeth Mitchell, was the great-great-grandmother of the Compiler. Her daughter, Talitha Jane, married George Samuel Garret, my greatgrandfather, in Jasper County, Georgia., Robert moved to Jasper County prior to 1820.
On August 22, 1832, Robert Mitchell and Miles Garrett, Jr. purchased from Jesse H. and Blount S. Garrett for the consideration of $500, 2021/2 acres of land in Jasper County; lot known as number 208, lying in the Seventeenth District. It is evident this is the tract of land Miles Garrett purchased May 12, 1815.

The U. S. Census for Robert Mitchell from William Norris.

1830 (Jasper County, Georgia)
Two males, 0-16 years of age
One male, 26-45 years of age
Two females, 0-10 years of age
One female, 26-45 years of age

1840 (Jasper County, Georgia)
One male, 5-10 years of age
One male, 10-15 years of age
One male, 20-30 years of age
One male, 40-50 years of age
One female, 0-5 years of age
One female, 40-50 years of age

1850 (Jasper County, Georgia)
Robert Mitchell, age 60, born Virginia
(I) Elizabeth Mitchell, age 56, born North
living next door
Jesse Mitchell, age 19, born Georgia
Martha Mitchell, age 19, born Georgia

(II) John Garrett, the son of Miles Garrett, birth and death is inscribed on his gravestone where he is buried in the
town of Cusseta, Chambers County, Alabama, as follows: John Garrett who was born in North Carolina March 27, 1794 and died November 13, 1852, age 59. He married first on April 4, 1816 in Green County, Georgia, to Jane Greer. Written on her gravestone beside her husband John is the following: In Memory; ~Mrs. Jane Garrett, wife of John Garrett, daughter of Asel Greer, born 27 May 1798, died June, 1843. John married second in 1845 to Malinda Waugh, born in 1810 in South Carolina. After John married Jane Greer in 1816, there are insufficient records to determine if he moved to Jasper County with his Carolina____,
John W. Garrett~was living in the father, Miles and family. _______county in 1821. There is no proof this is the'same John Garrett. He is found living in Upson County, Georgia, in 1825; subsequently, his father and brother were there in 1827. The U. S. Census record for John Garrett follows:

1830 (Upson County, Georgia)
One male, 5-10 years of age
One male, 20~30 years qf age
One male, 30-40 years of age
One female, 0-5 years of age
One female, 5-10 years of age
One female, 20-30 years of age
Six slaves

While living in Upson County, John is listed as a winner in the 1827 land lottery of Georgia. The location of this land is not available at this time. It is known he farmed in the county until 1837. Some time in the fall or early spring he moved to Chambers County, Alabama.
John Garrett became one of the most successful farmers in Chambers County. He acquired a large plantation, became a land speculator and served as Commissary of his District. He bought and sold land to the extent that it is impossible to tell the number of acres he owned at one time. His estate was valued at $40,000 in 1853 when it was settled. Following are some typical land transactions from the tract record book or Chambers County, Alabama by John Garrett.

purchased tract 21 R-27 320 98/100 acres
purchased tract 22 R-27 319 98/100 acres
purchased tract 21 R-27 320 60/100 acres
purchased tract 21'R-27 318 30/100 acres
purchased tract 21 R-27 320 30/l00 acres
1844 Deed Book 6, pp. 640-641, sold his brother Blount Garrett 100 acres.
1844 Deed Book 6, pp. 460-461, sold Jesse Garrett (no relation) 640 acre.

The U.S. census record for John Garrett 
1840 (Chambers County, Alabama)
One male, 15-20 years
One male 40-50 years of age
Two females 0-5 years of age
One female 5-10 years
Two females 5-10 years
One female 40-50 years of age
One female, 50-60 years of age

Children by John and Jane Garrett
1. Sarah L. Garrett
2. Jane F. Garrett
3. Mary A. Garrett 3.
4. John Lumpkin Garrett
5. Martha Garrett
6. Lucinda Garrett
7. Malinda Garrett
8. Elizabeth Garrett
The children are not listed in the correct chronological order.

Following are some gifts John Garrett made to some of his
2/8/1840, Book II,~. 72. He gave his daughter Mary Ann, wife of Bird Culbertson, a girl Antonette and three cows. Witnesses: Blount Garrett and James Atkins.

To daughter Sarah, wife of William Gray, a negro girl named Dicey, a cow and a sow.
brother and sisters were to inherit the property.

10/29/;851, Deed Book II, p. 106. He gave to daughter Martha, wife of Marion Fuller, a negro girl named Aggy (about nineteen years of age) and a girl named Daphy (about eight years of age) .This property to go to her brothers and sisters if she died without children.

To daughter Jane, wife of Nathan Garrett, she was to get nothing. Evidently, Jane had ruffled his feathers at some time.

1. Sarah L. Garrett, daughter of John arid Jane Garrett, married May 11, 1837, William A. Gray by Moses Gunn, consent of John Garrett, Chambers County, Alabama.
2. Jane F. Garrett, daughter of John and.Jane Garrett, married September 7, 1841 in Chambers County, Nathan B. Garrett~ born November 21, 1821 in Newton County, Georgia, son of John Barns and Elizabeth (Hammock) Garrett died January 1., 1856, age 34 years.
His will proved' January 14, 1856, Chambers County, Alabama. His wife, Jane F."received his estate in its entirety.
Will signed by William Farmer Garrett of Chambers County, Alabama.

1. Harry Garrett
3. Susan Garrett
3. Adams Garrett
4. James Garrett

3. Mary A. Garrett, daughter of John and Jane Garrett was born 1828 in Upson County, Georgia; married Bird Culberson, born 1810 in South Carolina. He was a merchant in Chambers County, Alabama.
(1) Mary I. Culberson, born 1840 in Chambers County, Alabama
(2) Emily Culberson, born 1842 in Chambers County, Alabama
(3) James Culberson, born 1845 in Chambers County, Alabama
(4) Ann Culberson, born 1847 in Chambers County, Alabama

4. John Lumpkin Garrett, the only son of John and Jane Garrett, was born, according to,his gravestone inscription, August 13, 1822; married Elizabeth Ann Jarvis, January 7, 1846  in ChaInbers County, Alabama.
He died February 5, 1868 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, buried in the old cemetery in Homer, Louisiana.

Elizabeth Ann Jarvis, born Septemben 28,1829, County, Georgia; died September 28, 1867 in Claiborne Parish,
Louisiana, buried beside her husband in the old Homer Cemetery. She was the daughter of Patrick Floyd and Margaret Jarvis.
Patrick Floyd Jarvis was the son of Floyd and Sarah (Hawkins) Jarvis; grandson of Elizabeth Jarvis. His grandfather apparently was Floyd or Alford Jarvis, Sr., of Richmond County, Georgia, who participated in the 1805 land lottery of Georgia.
Patrick Floyd Jarvis' grandmother's (Elizabeth) will was made September 26, 1818 in Jefferson County, Georgia, and was proved November 20, 1820.
It reads in part as follows:

To my daughter, Elizabeth Bostock, and per husband, Hilary Bostock, the 25 acres where I now live.
To my grandsons, Alford R. and Patrick Floyd Jarvis, 202 1/2 acres lying in the 16th District of Wilkinson County,
The records of the 1807 land lottery show Elizabeth won this land in the lottery.

John Lumpkin Garrett was a farmer and lived in Chambers County until 1853. Some time during the year, he moved his family to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. Records indicate he purchased a plantation approximately eight miles east of presentday Homer and a few miles from Antioch. The exact acreage is not known. It is known, however, like his father before him, he became a very successful farmer and businessman. He successfully operated his plantation until the Civil War. As most people living in the south during the War and results of the Union Army confiscating a large amount of his cotton, John Garrett became heavily in debt; and after his death in 1868, his son-in-law Larkin Randolph Lay, who married his elder daughter, Margaret, officially became the administrator. In 1868, Lay was given permission by the court to sell the estate.
John Lumpkin Garrett was referred to as Colonel John Garrett in some records which led one to believe he was an officer in the Southern Army during the War Between the States. The compiler believes this was an honorary title given him which was common in those times, especially to prominent men such as he was.
Court Records at Homer, Louisiana, show he was the chief architect and builder of the Courthouse there, using his slaves for the labor. Records also show the cost for just planting his 2 crops was in the $25,000 to $30,000 range.
Any person that owned nineteen slaves or more was exempt from serving in the Southern Army during the war. Presumably they were more important to the cause by furnishing goods and supplies for the Army. However, war records are scanty, especially in the state of Louisiana.

Children of John L. and Elizabeth Garrett
Margaret Garrett
Patrick F. Garrett
Elizabeth Ann Garrett
Sarah Garrett
Susan (Sudie) Garrett
John L. Garrett, Jr.
Alford Jarvis Garrett
Hillary Garrett

(1) Margaret Garrett, daughter of John and Elizabeth Garrett, was born May 30,1848 in Chambers County, Alabama; married Larkin Randolph Lay, circa 1867; died November 6,1931. Larkin R. Lay was born June 23, 1836 in Fayette County, Georgia. They had eleven children.

(2) Patrick Floyd Garrett, the oldest son of John and Elizabeth Garrett, was born June 5, 1850, six miles east of
Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama and died February 28,1908 near Almeda Arroyo, New Mexico. He is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He married January 14, 1880, in Anton Chico, New Mexico, Apolinaria Gutierrez, born in 1861. She is buried beside her husband. When Patrick Floyd Jarvis wrote his will in 1852 in Chambers County, Alabama, and made a gift to his grandson and namesake, Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett, a saddle, bridle, and a rifle, little did he dream his grandson would live to become the most well-known and popular lawman in the territory of New Mexico and that books, movies and television programs would be made on his life and adventures. After the death of his parents, Pat left home and went to Texas where he became a buffalo hunter for a few years. 1879 found him living around Fort Sumter in San Migel, New Mexico. Later, he served as U. S. Deputy Marshall. He sold a ranch he owned in Uvalde, Texas, he was elected Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico; it was during this time Lincoln County was a base for outlaws and cattle rustlers. By'the end of 1880, his reputation as an outlaw hunter made him the best known and most popular man in New Mexico.
Later, he served as Sheriff of Donna Anna County, New Mexico.
For some time, he owned and operated an 1800 acre ranch near Rossville, New Mexico. He sold a ranch he owned in Uvalde Texas to his friend John Garner who served as Vice President under President Franklin Roosevelt. In 1885, he formed a company in effort to irrigate the Pecos Valley. In 1901, President Theodore
Roosevelt appointed him Collector of Customs in El Paso, Texas. He lived his later years on his ranch in Donna Anna County, New Mexico. On February 28, 1908, Pat Garrett was assassinated by an unknown assailant.
In retrospect, his life is believed best exemplified by a statement made by Theodore Roosevelt to Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of War under Herbert Hoover. In a letter to Oscar Garrett, son of Pat, Hurley wrote: "When your father was killed, President Roosevelt made a statement. .. . to the effect that Pat Garrett was not only the man who upheld' the arm of the law and order in New Mexico, he was the first man to introduce law and order. In my time and yours, I hope that we will be able to see that justice is done to the character of the greatest New Mexican, Pat Garrett.

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