Joseph H.Garrison b.1830/1831 Decatur Co.,Ind. He arrived in Oregon Dec.1843, where he took out donation land claim #2465 in Yamhill Co.,Oregon on 8-1-1852. Located: T5S R4W sections 8,9,16,17...320.01acres. Affidavit's were signed by:James S.Kimzey, William J.Garrison,John Monroe and John Stephens. (These persons were usually relation or neighbors)
On 5-11-1853 he married Rachel J.Kimsey or Kinszey in Yamhill Co.,Oregon.
In the Marion County Courthouse,Salem,Oregon was filed the following probate:
Joseph H.Garrison. File #314. Testate. Died 4-22-1867. NO WILL in the packet. Executor:William J.Garrison, brother.Heirs: Rachel J., widow age 27;Mary E.13; Margaret S. 10;John E. 8; James L. 4.
Garrison, Minors. File #357 & # 358. Guardianship of minor heirs of Joseph H.Garrison.W.J.Garrison guardian of Mary E.Garrison age 15. Adam Messler (husband of Garrison's widow) guardian of Margaret S. age 12, John E.age 10,James L.Garrison age 6.