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JoAnnHeldt Garrett My name is Joann Garrett- My dad's name is John Garrett they live in Tennesse I really didn't know my dad and i have lost touch with him. I would like to know some history of my family. He is married to Jan Garrett they use to live in virgina. He sometimes is called JP he has 12 or 13 brother and sisters could someone help me. I met some of the family members once and i would like to get in contact with them. I live in Illinois. you can email me at [contact link]. My grandparents lived in TN as well as family members. I think i have 1 aunt in rochell Il but have not had any luck finding her.
Mar 24, 2007 · Reply
Shayne Forrest My great grandfather James A. Garrett was born in Ava, Illinois on Feb.7,1858 and died in Denton Tx. July 13,1935.The only information I have on him is that both his parents died so he and his brothers and sister were place in an orphanage. He and a brother, name unknown, ran away from this place when he was 17 around 1875 or 1876 and came to Texas.The brother went further south in Texas but they had no contact.No knowledge as to where his other brother and sisters are. My great grandfather settled in Denton, Texas and married Sallie Burris/Burrus. They had 1 son, my grandfather James A. Garrett born March 24,1888. Sallie died November 2,1893 of consumption.James remarried Mary Sutton and they had 3 more boys.
Aug 21, 2008 · Reply
Tracy Nickens Hello, my name is Tracy and I will tell you the story that has been passed down to me through my mother, grandmother, and G Aunts. My G granny was born Ila Lola Garrett and married Samuel Sanders (seen recorded as Samuel M. Saunders). The story is that G grandaddy was half Native American and looked it. But, let's get back to Ila. I do not know where she was born or what year but my guess would be between 1890-1900. Ila and Samuel had the following children, in order, Lena, Wilda, Nola, Gladys (my grandmother), Fama Faye, William (W.T), and Alma Fay. They also had another boy who passed away at a young age. Ila passed away either in Abilene, Tx, or that area when I was young, early to mid 60's?
My G grandmother must have been a stout woman to have raised all those children as Samuel died at the age of 48 (as told) from typhoid fever in the early years of the depression. Ila had her children help her make ends meet, as Granny told it, and granny sold lye soap on the streets and brought the money back to her Mother. All of my great Aunts had a hand in raising me and were truly a blessing. I miss them dearly. I would like to pass down our genealogy to my children and other family members as I am quickly becoming part of the older generation.
We have been told that a book/books have been written about our Garrett ancestors and how they were involved in helping to free good people (known as slaves) during the times of the underground railroad. It has also been said that some died during the civil war, so there is much history still, and someone out there who surely knows of it--and would like to share with me and others. Whatever you would like to share would be greatly appreciated by me and those we will leave behind. Please email me at [contact link] Thank you
Apr 20, 2010 · Reply
Kim Rayborn I have been told all my life that my g-mother Lena was 1/2 cherokee indian and that her g-grandfather was related to Pat Garrett, but i cant confirm either stories which really doesnt matter. My mother is in the early stages of Alzheimers and cant tell me anything about my familyn from her side. I would really like to find information on the maternal side of my family, if there is anyone who knows of a family member named Lena Mae Garrett please email me and give me details i really am very interested in finding out who my g-mother was.
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Most Common Garrett First Names

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  • James 3.0%
  • William 2.9%
  • John 2.8%
  • Robert 1.9%
  • Mary 1.8%
  • Charles 1.4%
  • George 1.2%
  • Thomas 1.1%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • David 0.7%
  • Henry 0.6%
  • Joseph 0.6%
  • Willie 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Edward 0.5%
  • Elizabeth 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Frank 0.4%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Paul 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • Roy 0.4%
  • Arthur 0.4%
  • Jack 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Betty 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.3%
  • Harold 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Joe 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Harry 0.3%
  • Ruby 0.3%
  • Sarah 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Virginia 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Albert 0.3%
  • Mildred 0.3%
  • Earl 0.3%
  • Edna 0.3%
  • Barbara 0.3%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • Alice 0.3%
  • Garrett 0.3%

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