Helen Glenn Court


One theory about this family starts with the Huguenot Peter and his several grandsons, and the other with the Attagare family who devolved from Saxons to a series of lord mayors of London in the 16th century. The first falls back on the overworked three brothers story, who were said to have arrived in Virginia about 1750 not long after their cousin William. Existing Virginia records confirm Anthony son of Jacob was baptized in 1756. Shortly thereafter this branch left for the Carolinas. On the second theory, the issue is the connection between the Attagare Garrards. A record citing Jacob, son of Samuel and Mary Anthonie, and marrying Elizabeth Gould in 1719 is pat and disproved.

generation no. 1

Jacob Garrard, emigrated to Virginia c 1750, died 1777 during Revolutionary War in North Carolina. Said to have married Sarah Waters, daughter of John Waters and Mary Elizabeth Hack. Sarah dying in childbirth explains both no mention of her in her father's will and a granddaughter named Sarah Waters. Married to Mildred (see will) when Anthony christened.

Note: Overwharton Parish register is scrupulous in naming both mother and father of children born or baptized. Anthony noted only as baptized, son of Jacob, in transcribed version. Handwritten version, accessible only in microfiche, noted Mildred as wife in October 1756. No explicit mention of Anthony's mother, only Jacob's wife.

Sources: Overwharton Parish Register; Stanard, Colonial Register vol. 6, pp. 108-12; Slaughter; Virginia Historical Magazine vol. 8, pp. 77, 109, 110, 112

generation no. 2

Anthony Garrard, born either 12 February or 6 September 1756, christened 12 October at Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co. VA, died 1807 Wilkes Co. GA. Married c 1777-83 Elizabeth Greene.

Sources: Overwharton Parish Register; des Cognets, Governor Garrard of Kentucky, pp. 117-24

generation no. 3

Jacob Garrard, born 1789 in Wilkes Co. GA, died 31 May 1842 in Columbus GA. Married c 1813 Martha Newsome Hardin.

generation no. 4

William Waters Garrard, born 1818, died 3 October 1866. Attorney. Married 11 November 1843 Frances Isabel Garterery Urquhart .

Source: Macon Messenger; Savannah Morning News; U.S. Census 1900

generation no. 5

Helen Augusta Garrard, born 27 August 1850, died 11 April 1924. Married on 23 April 1873 to John Thomas Glenn.

Will: Mildred Garrard

10 February 1815

Be it remembered that I Mildred Garrard of the county of Orange and state of North Carolina, being very weak of body but of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following:

I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid as speedely after my decease as possible by my executors hereinafter named. I give and bequeath to William Carrington and heirs five shillings. I give and bequeath to William Garrard five shillings current money. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Joshua Childers the like sum of five shillings. I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son-in-law George Bryant, five shillings. I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Garrard five shillings current money. I give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Elizabeth Garrard* the sum of five shillings current money. I give and bequeath to my son John Garrard the like sum of five shillings. I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Garrard the sum of five shillings current money.

I give and bequeath to my son Carter N. Garrard one bed furniture and four chairs. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Garrard, one bed and furniture, 4 chairs together with the tract of land whereon I now live containing seventy nine acres and one tenth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Susy Garrard, two beds and furniture, two bay horses (Paddy & Tory), one cow called Pide and one yearling, four chairs and one chest.

It is my will also that the residue of my moveable property be divided between Samuel, Carter and Susy Garrard equally. I nominate and appoint my friend James Walker and Carter Garrard sole executors of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke and disannul all other wills and testaments by me in any wise made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of February eighteen hundred and fifteen.

Mildred Garrard seal

Witnesses: Lot G. Watson, Chuza Hopkins. Orange County May Term 1816.

Note: This is the wife, ne Greene, of Anthony Garrard, born 1756 and died in 1807.

Source: Shields, Abstracts of Wills, Orange Co. NC, vol. 2, p. D477

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