In my Allen, McDowell, Baker, Brooks line I have this information for John P. Garner and Amanda Temperance Allen of Pike Co. Ga.
This is from the McDowell (William b.abt 1759-60) line for Amanda,
33. Amanda Temperance McDowell (Charles2. William1) was born, Oct. 1829, in Pike County Ga. She married John P. Garner about 1846-7.
Amanda was named Temperance for her father's brilliant sister, Temperance, but she was called Amanda. She and her husband lived at or near the Charles McDowell home, for at some time. John Garner bought that home which for three quarters of a century was known as the Garner place.
Amanda died, Oct. 12, 1854, at the age of twenty-five leaving three small children, the oldest just six years old. A step-mother, "Aunt Eliza" to all of Amanda's nephews and nieces, very soon took over, and made the three children a "wonderful mother". Amanda is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery by the side of her mother. John Garner died in Alabama.
Amanda and John Garner had the following children:
64. Richard Henry (called Henry), b. 1848; at the age of 16 he was in the Confederate Army with his father; he went to Florida to live and the family lost track of him.
65. John Charles (called Charles) b. 1849; m. Mary Pilkenton; moved to Texas; they had at least one daughter, Kitty, and one son.
66. Emma L., b. 1851-2; m. Clay Lawrence; moved to Louisiana; they had one son who died in childhood
(John Garner and his secound wife Eliza had the following
children: Mary E., George William, James D., Thomas, and Robert E.)
From the sketch for Charles Mc Dowell;
"This old home place (Pine Glen), according to granddaughter Emma Garner, was long known as the "McDowell Place" and after the Civil War as the "Garner Place". The house (the warmest house I ever saw'.) stood until 1941, when an owner with no sentimental qualms had it torn down,
From the sketch of Patrick Henry McDowell;
"The older grandchildren still have pleasant memories of the old place.
Unlike his father's home, there was no hall at all, and there were six rooms; two
large central rooms opening into each other, with an open fireplace in each;
back and front there were two smaller rooms, with a wide open passage between
them; a front 'entry' and a back 'entry'. Wide flooring and wide ceiling were the
same as in the old 'McDowell' or 'Garner' home. In the 1880's there were added
at the back two rooms with a long 'piazza' extending the full length of both. The
front yard was a flower garden, whose beds were bordered by boxwood and fragrant
blue hyacinths. Near the front gate sweet white jasmine and 'seven sisters' roses
and a small moss rose bloomed in small beds there. There were Spirea, flowering
almond, yellow narcissus and jonquils, and 'butter and eggs', and a giant pink crepe
myrtle, taller even than the cedars which extended in a row across the front of
the yard just outside the fence.
If you are interested in more details for Amanda and the McDowell line let me know, but this is all I have for John P