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For those researching the Garrison surname and all its variants. This picture is of a Garrison family home, taken in Albemarle County, Virginia, probably in the 1940s.

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How I Broke Down My Garrison Brick Wall 1 Reply

Started by Jeanie DiLeonardo. Last reply by Donna L. Riggs Jan 29, 2010.

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Comment by Jim Longway on July 23, 2014 at 4:10pm

Just joined GenealogyWise. Notice comments on Garrison Surname are very old, 2010?. Is anyone still active? Am trying to identify parents of James Barrett Garrison, b.1827, Stafford County, VA. Uncle was John Rowzee Garrison. Believe mother named Sarah (maiden name unknown, b.1803) Believe father is James Garrison, brothers John Rowzee, Roy A.M, and Moses (1808, twin to James)

Comment by Ann Marie Borgers on September 5, 2010 at 1:35pm
I am researching my great great grandfather's line, James Benjamin Garrison. The only information I have at this point in time is that he was born 12 February 1854 in Indiana, married Eva Kansas Kirkendall on 24 February 1876 in Hamilton County, Indiana and he passed away 10 March 1936. James & Eva's children were: Dove, Stella (my great grandmother), Ora James and Zulia Justin.
Comment by Christine Garrison on March 24, 2010 at 2:10pm
Thanks Richie, my Dad did for me several years ago. No match yet.
Comment by Richie C. on March 24, 2010 at 10:05am
@Christine Garrison,
You might want to check out the Garrison Compass website for questions regarding DNA testing. It's also a good site for disentangling the different colonial Gerritsen/Garrison lines. Only male DNA tests can tell us anything, and as my surname isn't Garrison, I haven't done a DNA test.
Comment by Christine Garrison on March 24, 2010 at 9:32am
Hi, I am a 7th Great Grand Daughter of Jonas Garretson/Garrison and Cornelia DeGroot. Have any of you had DNA tested?
Comment by Armando Framarini on November 27, 2009 at 7:34pm
I am researching "van Vorst" lineage that sprung a Garrison line. Son of Gerrit is Gerritszo(e)n which became Garreson/Garrison.
Comment by Adam Freeman on October 5, 2009 at 3:13am
Hello! I am a descendant of Garrisons who populated Stafford County, Virginia from at least the late 1700's. Garrisonville - located near Stafford County Courthouse - was the locale in which my gggg grandfather, Moses Garrison, and his father John Garrison - my 5g grandfather. From my research into the family tree, John served in the Virginia Militia and was recorded as participating in the siege of Yorktown; Moses was listed as on the rolls of veterans of the War of 1812.
Comment by Donna Kay Railsback Braly on August 2, 2009 at 7:18am
Benjamin Franklin Garrison was in the Civil War from MO. He's buried in Kansas. He came to California for a 2nd medical opinion. He's my ancestor. He married Sarah Catherine Hines.
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on July 30, 2009 at 11:42am
To fill out the group so far, I'm descended from Valentine "Volly" Garrison, born about 1788 in Albemarle County, VA, migrated to Adair County, KY by the 1830's, probably died there after 1870 (last census found). His "missing" daughter Frances Adeline was my great-great-grandmother. I say "missing" because I've never found her listed in any genealogies; I was able to figure out that she belonged in the family primarily by clues in her obituary about surviving sisters!
Comment by Dolores Clark on July 25, 2009 at 5:06pm
I am new to this site but Garrison is also one of my lines.... in fact that is my maiden name. My group has been from Albany, NY and surrounding areas. I added a picture to my site also as I didn't know where else to put it and it is of our family home in West Berne, NY. If anyone is researching that area of Garrison's I would love to break down the wall that has stymied me for quite sometime. I am back ro Isaac Garrison who was born sometime in the 1790's -1800 but can't find his info to move on. I know he lived in Albany, NY eventually as his son was born there in 1824. I also am not quite sure how to join this group. :-) If you could lead me aright, I sure would appreciate it.
 

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