JACOB GARRETSON (6) b.11-6-1755
Rev War Pensioner, enlisted 9-1776 in New Jersey in militia, and served at Brandywine and Valley Forge. Sailor on schooner HAWK. He was captured and spent a month on a prison ship, then exchanged. He is then on crew of MORNINGSTAR/ After 3 months he was captured again and taken prisoner for 9 months on a prison ship at Charleston, SC. This time he escaped and lived a fruitful, pioneering life.
He married Millicent TOMLIN 10-21-1784 in NJ and had 12 children, then moved to New Albany FLOYD IN. He died 4-16-1836 and buried on his farm in Galena, INDIANA. His wife Millicent was born 11-5-1768 and outlived Jacob, dying 10-26-1854. Their children, (7): all born New Jersey.
1 George Washington b .12-26-1784 d.8-18-1843
married 1 Hannah STITES 1805
2 Martha COBB
six children, was the ship builder on Silver Creek, IN
2 Joseph b.12-7-1786 d.4-10-1868
married Taharsa TAYLOR 12-28-1826 ( wife # ?)
at least one child.
3 Martha b.9-12-1788 d.after 1881
married J.Taylor GRAHAM 1808
4 Hudson b.3-7-1790 d.4-20-1823
married Sarah _______ in 1807
5 Sarah b.12-29-1792 d.10-1793
6 William b.8-9-1794 d.
7 Jacob b.10-10-1794 d.8-5-1834
married Elizabeth RICKETTS 9-11-1817
one known daughter.
8 Gamaliel b.11-12-1798 (twin)
died 9-4-1880, buried at churchyard at Galena
married: 1 Jane MINICK 7-10-1827
1 child: Elizabeth Garretson HAND
2 Priscilla DAILY 4-1837
surveyor of Georgetown plat, prominent citizen
9 Millicent b.11-12-1798 (twin)
married: 1 Ludlum HAND 1817 NJ (he died 1850)
2 Mr. SCHINDLER 3-22-1855 in IN
3 Mr. RHODES
10 Experience b.9-27-1800 d.
married Adam SMITH 10-20-1825
11 Noah b.9-12-1803 d.
12 Sylvia b.12-12-1807 d.4-1890
Any info on any of these children, or other families, would be greatly appreciated.
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