The B-Delaware Lines of the Garrison’s Compass Project at Family Tree DNA have received the most exciting results yet. Recent results support the lineage of John Garretson/Garrison & Elinor Robinson Garrison of New Castle Delaware.
Results of a 67 marker test for kit # 162067 have been posted and he has several close and perfect matches. The donor is someone who has been researching his Garrison roots for many years and was reasonably sure of his origins. He had traveled to Maury Co Tennessee and Franklin Co Georgia to research his ancestors. His test results will help others who are less certain to connect with their proper family. His family is one of the Garrison families that migrated to Montgomery County Illinois. His direct line moved on to southwest Missouri and then to Kansas.
Hendrik Garretson & Ann
Garret Garretson & Elizabeth Ericksen
John Garretson & Elinor Robinson
*John Garrison & Delila Baker
Elias Baker Garrison & Mary “Polly” Evans
Elias Alexander Garrison & Margaret Ann Pickering
John Baker Garrison & Lucile Maughlin
Kit # 162067
The following birth record ties this line to the ancestors in New Castle DE.
*1764-John born April 16th, baptized May 11th; parents, John and Eleanor Garritson
The records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, Del., from 1697
by Holy Trinity Church (Wilmington, Del.) 1890, page 604
John & Delila lived for a time in Franklin Co GA near his mother Elinor and several of his siblings. John is listed as an unsuccessful drawer in the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery along with his mother Elinor and his brothers Caleb, James and Zebulon.
1805 Georgia Land Lottery Persons Entitled to Draws
Compiled by Paul K. Graham
Deed dated 12 Sept 1809, rec 16 Feb 1821, from John Garrison and wife Deliley of Franklin County to Ephraim Mabry of aforesaid,.In cons. of $400, conveys 103 ac. in Franklin Co. being part of 287 1/2 ac. granted to John Hampton. Signed John Garrison (X), Delily (X) Garrison,. Wit: Levi Garrason, Caleb Garrison. Sworn to by Caleb Garrison by John Mayes, J.P., 10 Feb 1821
Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia, 1784-1826
Martha Walters Acker, 1976
pg. 408, Page 55,
John’s family is enumerated in the 1820 census in Maury Co TN where John died in 1823.
Delila Garrison requests that Isaiah Garrison be appointed administrator of the estate of John Garrison, deceased. 21 April 1823.
Maury Co., Tenn Wills & Settlements - Book C-1, p. 99
John’s wife Delila and most of their children moved to Montgomery County Illinois by the time of the 1825 Illinois State Census. John’s brother James Garrison and Delila’s sister Margaret Baker had married each other and moved to Montgomery County IL before the 1820 census along with other Baker families. James Garrison died and Margaret returned to Georgia. Delila was soon followed to Illinois by John’s younger brother Zebulon and his family. All of them and other related families lived within walking distance of each other in southwestern Montgomery County.
Index to White Marriages In Franklin County, Georgia 1806 - 1903
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Illinois State Archives
1820 Federal Census, Bond Co., IL
1825 Illinois State Census, Montgomery Co., IL
Arphax Family Maps, Montgomery Co IL
Two of John & Delila’s sons were the first and second husbands of Zebulon’s daughter Rebecca Garrison.
Montgomery County Illinois marriage records, Illinois State Archives
Space limitations do not allow the postings of the large volume of proofs which exist for this family to this site. Our team of researchers will be happy to work with anyone who has good reason to believe that they are descended from this line.
Karen Back Simmons
Descendant of Zebulon Garrison
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