I am a Garrett researching the name as well... here is the overseas connection I have found.
Joseph Marie Guerrettaz who married Marie A. Usannaz in France Sept. 20th in abt. 1835. They came to the U.S. after 1851 from Southwestern France.Two of their children born in France moved to the U.S. in abt. 1868. They are Alexis and Joseph. Alexis went also by Lexis.Alexis last name eventually became Garrette then Garrett. Alexis married Mary Libby Slade of Illinois. I don't have the year. I'm looking for any info that anyone can give me...I'm new to the whole research process and I'm afraid I'm not very good :(
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