Looking for parents of Reed GARRETSON (Garrison etc) born about 1817 Ohio ~ father supposedly born NJ, mother born Virginia.
I first find Reed GARRETSON in 1850 Census living Posey, Switzerland County, Indiana, he married Emeline BRADFORD in 1846 in the same place.
From Indiana Reed GARRETSON moved to Snachwine, Putnam Co., Illinois and is lised there in the 1860 census. By 1870 census he is living Madelia, Watonwan Co., Minnesota....in 1880 census he is living Rosendale, still Watonwan Co.
Going back to earlier census I find several GARRETSON/ GARRISON families who hold some promise to being related but no definite connections have been made to date.
These families are all living in Warren County Ohio in 1840 census ~ John, Reed and William GARRISON all living Salem, Warren Co., Ohio and Jacob GARRISON living Wayne, Warren Co., Ohio.
It does not seem likely that the Reed GARRETSON b.1817 Ohio that I am looking for is the son of Reed GARRISON living Salem Ohio in 1840....my reason for that is that the latter did have a son named Reed GARRETSON but born 1830 (listed in 1850 census at Salem Ohio) and my Reed GARRETSON is already married by 1846 and living Posey, Indiana.
I find that the Reed GARRETSON/GARRISON listed at Salem Ohio in 1840 an 1850 removed to Deer Creek Indiana and his wife's name was Jane. The interesting thing about this couple is that this Reed GARRETSON was born about 1791 in New Jersey and his wife, Jane, was born about 1795 in Virginia (Delaware).....so the same places that my Reed GARRETSON's parents are supposedly born.
It appears likely that the John, Reed, William and Jacob GARRETSON/GARRISON found in early census are brothers, if not all brothers then certainly seems they are related, and, born New Jersey. There is a Joseph GARRETSON listed Warren, Belmont County, Ohio in 1820 census ~ perhaps their father or another older brother who maybe the father of my Reed GARRETSON b.1817?
Further information to clarify relationships of these families much appreciated, especially anything regarding Reed GARRETSON (Garrison) born about 1817 Ohio.