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.
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:
Mildred Garrard seal
Witnesses: Lot G. Watson, Chuza Hopkins. Orange County May Term 1816.
Note: This is the wife, neé 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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