Here is my file on Elizabeth Margaret Toney and Isaac Griffith Gartin. Their daughter, Eliza Ann Gartin, who married Spencer Adkins, was my grandmother. My father's name was Fletcher M. Adkins. My mother was Virgie Triplett, daughter of Belford Triplett and Polly Ann Queen.
Confusingly, Eliza Ann Toney had a sister named Elizabeth Agnes Toney who supposedly was called Liza.
Elizabeth Toney Gartin and Isaac Griffith Gartin are buried at the Browning-Gartin Cemetery on Little Harts Creek in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
Elizabeth Margaret TONEY (James TONEY7, Poindexter TONEY6, William TONEY5, William TONEY4, William TONEY3, William TONEY2, Edward TONEY1) was born 15 October 1835 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, and died 13 February 1919. She married Isaac Griffith GARTIN 26 August 1856 in Logan County, (West) Virginia, son of Elijah Alexander GARTIN and Mary 'Polly' CARPER. He was born 3 February 1832 in Monroe County, (West) Virginia, and died about 1924.
The 1850 census for Logan County, (West) Virginia lists: James TONEY 36; Nancy TONEY 35; Elizabeth TONEY 15; Martha TONEY 9; and Moses TONEY 4. Next door lived Allen and Frances “Fanny” ADKINS and their family. Next door on the other side lived Isaac ADKINS 60 and Elizabeth 56. Nearby lived Moses BROWN 55; Letty BROWN 45; illegible, possibly Dan’l. BROWN 19, male; and Ann B. TONEY 12. Ann apparently was living with her mother’s sister, Lettis Gillespie BROWN and her husband Moses BROWN. The 1860 census for Logan County, Virginia lists: Moses BROWNING [possibly BROWN] 65, farmer, real estate assessed at $1,000, personal goods at $500; Letty BROWN or Letty BROWNING 55.
The 1860 census for Logan County, Virginia lists: Isaac G. GARTIN, lumber trader, personal goods assessed at $400; Elizabeth GARTIN 24; and Eliza Ann GARTIN 2. Next door lived James TONEY 55; Nancy TONEY 40; Moses TONEY 12; Frances TONEY 8; and Susan CLARK 12.
The 1880 census for District 65, Harts Creek, Lincoln County, West Virginia lists: Isaac G. GASTIAN or Isaac G. GARTIAN [actually GARTIN]48 farmer; wife Elizabeth GARTIN 45; son James GARTIN 19; daughter Susan GARTIN 16; daughter Nancy GARTIN 12; daughter Elizabeth, possibly 8; daughter Martha GARTIN 4; and Jack LAMBERT 57, works on farm.
Children of Elizabeth Margaret TONEY and Isaac Griffith GARTIN are:
i.Eliza Ann GARTIN was born 3 October 1857 in Logan County, (West) Virginia. m. Spencer ADKINS; was bornMay 17, 1856. [The name is properly Eliza Ann and not Elizabeth Ann.]
ii.James Alexander GARTIN was born 12 September 1860 in Logan County, (West) Virginia.
iii.Susan Jane GARTIN was born 22 June 1864 in Logan County, West Virginia, and died 6 October 1931.
iv.Nancy Caroline GARTIN was born 12 September 1867. She married John Lewis WORKMAN. He was born about 1866 in Wayne County, West Virignia. He was the son of Moses WORKMAN and Nancy QUEEN*. [Nancy QUEEN was the daughter of Absolom QUEEN and Nancy MURPHY, ancestors of Polly Ann Queen TRIPLETT.]
[Child of John Lewis WORKMAN and Nancy Caroline GARTIN is:
i.Carrie WORKMAN. She married Grandville 'Dutch' SMITH.]
v.Elizabeth AgnesGARTIN [“Liza”]was born 18 February 1872 in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
vi.Martha Tennessee GARTIN was born 11 March 1876 in Lincoln County, West Virginia. She married Christian Columbus FRY, son of Anthony FRY and Louisa PRIDEMORE. He was born before 1876.
Isaac Griffith GARTIN (Elijah Alexander GARTIN6, Griffith GARTON5, Elijah GARTON4, Uriah GARTON, Sr.3, William GARTON2, Thomas GARTON1) was born 3 February 1832 in Monroe County, Virginia, and died 1924. He married Elizabeth Margaret TONEY 28 August 1856 in Logan County, (West) Virginia, daughter of James TONEY and Nancy GILLESPIE. She was born 15 October 1835 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia and died 13 February 1919. Isaac Griffith Gartin was a first lieutenant in the Virginia State Rangers, Army of the Confederacy.
The 1850 census for Logan County, Virginia lists: James Toney 36; Nancy Toney 35; Elizabeth Toney 15; Martha Toney 9; and Moses Toney 4.
The 1860 census for Logan County, Virginia lists: Isaac G. Gartin, lumber trader, personal goods assessed at $400; Elizabeth Gartin 24; and Eliza Ann Gartin 2. Next door lived James Toney 55; Nancy Toney 40; Moses Toney 12; Frances Toney 8; and Susan Clark 12.
The 1880 census for District 65, Harts Creek, Lincoln County, West Virginia lists: Isaac Gastian [Isaac Gartin] 48 farmer; wife Elizabeth Gartin 45; son James Gartin 18; daughter Susan Gartin 16; daughter Elizabeth, possibly 8; daughter Martha Gartin 4; and Jack Lambert 57, works on farm. Eliza Ann Gartin already was married to Spencer Adkins. Next door to Isaac and Elizabeth Gartin lived Morton or Norton Elkins 28, his wife Matilda Elkins 32; Andrew J. Elkins 9; Joseph Elkins 8; James Elkins, possibly James O. Elkins 6; Polly Ann Elkins 4; and Martha E. Elkins 2. [The 1880 census for District 65, Harts Creek, Lincoln County, West Virginia lists: Andrew Elkins 49; Elizabeth Elkins 46; Matilda J. Elkins 17; Marvel Elkins 13; Elizabeth Elkins 9; Martha Elkins 6; and Mathias Elkins 2. Next door lived Joseph M. Elkins 22; Nancy E. Elkins 18; and Emily J. Elkins 1.]
Garten, Isaac Griffith (b. 3 Feb 1832, d. 1924)
Note: Marriage information recorded in Logan Co., Virginia 1853-1860
County Clerk; William Straton
Groom: GARTEN, Isaac
Birth: Monroe Co VA
Res: Logan Co VA
Parents: E A Garten & Polly
Bride: TONEY, Elisabeth
Birth: Kan. Co VA
Res: Logan Co VA
Parents: Jas Toney & Nan
Date: Aug 28, 1856 Logan Co
Minister: Josephus Workman
Virginia State Rangers
Virginia State Rangers were authorized by an act of the Virginia GeneralAssembly on March 27, 1862. The act authorized ten or more companies, but less than twenty. A total of nine companies were raised and commissioned byGovernor Letcher on March 18, 1862. Actually, some companies were already inoperation, and Governor Letcher forwarded blank commissions to their leaders,which were completed by the guerrillas in case they were captured. This occurred nine days before the enabling legislation was finalized. The rangersprimarily operated in what is now the state of West Virginia. Their fundamental mission was to operate in small detachments behind Federal linesto counter Federal scouting parties and foragers. Their area of operation was on the northern, western and northwestern frontier of the Old Dominion. Whenthe rangers were in proximity to regular Confederate units they were tosubject themselves to their commanding officer.
Ranger companies were, according to the legislation, to have 75 men, one captain, one first lieutenant, and one second lieutenant. Battalions andregiments were authorized, but neither were formed. Lee Wallace accuratelycharacterized their service when he wrote: The number of Ranger companies organized is undetermined and the few known records that remain of their service reflect nothing to the State's credit. Reports show that the operation of the companies under Captains Downs and Spriggs appear to have been conducted in direct contradiction to the act under which they were authorized.
Company D - A cavalry company - Captain William T. Butcher's Company. Thiscompany may have been originally commanded by Capt. Edward McConnell, Jr., shown as part of Swann's Battalion. McConnell resigned on October 14, 1862,and his resignation was accepted on January 5, 1863. This company's officerswere commissioned on August 28, 1862. Its home territory is not known.
Officers for this company were: Captain William T. Butcher, 1st LieutenantIsaac GARTEN, and 2nd Lieutenant J. R. Chapman.
Isaac Griffith GARTIN was a lumber trader and Justice of the Peace in the Hart's Creek District of Lincoln Co, WV. He also was Secretary of the County Board of Education for 6 years. Isaac served in the State Line Troops in the Civil War. A photo of him on the Harts High School website describes as a lieutenant, CSA.
The following is paraphrased from an Internet posting: Isaac “Ike” Gartin was a big man and wore a Size 16 shoe.The tale that has been passed down for generations is that once when Isaac was in a shoe shop, the owner was so amazed at Ike’s large foot that he said, "Ike, if I ever see another foot that large, I'd have to give the man m a free pair."Well, Ike just smiled and flopped his other Size sixteen up on the table. He got his free shoes and this story was passed down once more.
Elizabeth Gartin, wife of Isaac Gartin, is said to have been the first person buried in what is known as the Browning-Gartin Cemetery or Elias Browning Family Cemetery, located in the head of Gartin Fork of Little Harts Creek in Lincoln County, West Virginia.Her grave is located at the entrance or gates. She has a white tombstone, with black writing. Her husband Isaac is also buried in that cemetery but at a different site. Why their graves are separated is not known but it has been passed down that Elizabeth wanted to be buried at the top of the hill, while Ike always thought to be buried underneath the large tree that stood there at that time. Others say that the ground was so rocky where Elizabeth is buried that they could not dig another grave close to hers.
WV Heritage Encyclopedia
Edit/PubJim Comstock, 1974
Hardesty's Lincoln County
Suppl Vol 7, Ch 3, Pg 134
Personal History Department of Lincoln County
Hart Creek District
Isaac GRIFFITH GARTIN-- was born in Monroe county, (now) WEST Virginia,
February 3, 1832, and settled in Lincoln county in 1864. His parents are
Elijah Alexander and Mary (Carper) Gartin, who settled here in 1850.
August 28, 1856, in Logan county, (now) WEST Virginia, the Rev. J. Workman joined in wedlock Isaac G. Gartin and Elizabeth Margaret Toney. She was born in Kanawha county, (now) WEST Virginia, October 15, 1835, and she is adaughter of James and Nancy (Gallaspie) Toney, who came to this county in 1843.
Mr. and Mrs. Gartin have been blessed with six children: Eliza Ann, born October 3, 1857, married and residing in Lincoln county; James Alexander, September 12, 1860, married and lives in this county;Susan Jane, June 22, 1864; Nancy Caroline, September 12, 1867; Elizabeth Agnes, February 18, 1872;Martha Frances, March 11, 1876.
Isaac Gartin was justice of the peace for four years in Hart Creekdistrict, and secretary of the board of education sic years, also a member of that board for a number of years. Mr. Gartin volunteered in the State linetroops of Virginia, and served eight months, when it was thought best to abandon the brigade to which he belonged, and he came home. They were afterward ordered to meet an officer in Logan C. H., who would muster them into the regular service, but this failed, and Mr. Gartin again returned to his home.
Harry P., a brother of Isaac G., a volunteer in the Confederate army, wastaken sick and died at Meadow Bluffs, Greenbrier county, after one year'sservice. Isaac Griffith Gartin owns a fine farm at the head of Little Hartcreek, and the land produces well in grain as well as fruit, and it containsiron ore and fine building stone. Address, Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Father: Elijah A. GARTEN b: 1798 in Monroe County, WV
Mother: Mary ELKINS b: 1804 in Monroe County, WV. [This is an error; Isaac Griffith Garten’s mother was Mary Carper. Nancy Elkins was Elijah Alexander Garten’s second wife.]
Marriage 1 Elizabeth TONEY b: Abt. 1834 in Monroe County, WV
Children of Isaac Griffith GARTIN and Elizabeth Margaret TONEY are:
i.Eliza Ann GARTIN was born 3 October 1857 in Logan County, West Virginia and died 21 July 1931 at Yates, Cabell County, West Virginia. She married Spencer Adkins, son of Lewis ADKINS and Melcina HUNTER.
ii.James Alexander GARTIN was born 12 September 1860 in Logan County, West Virginia. He married Chloe FRYE, daughter of Christian Thomas FRY and Elizabeth HUNTER. She was born 1870 in Virginia.
iii.Susan Jane GARTIN was born 22 June 1864 in Logan County, West Virginia and died 6 October 1931. She married Elias Browning, born 1865, son of Josiah Browning and Ellen Elkins.
iv.Nancy Caroline GARTIN was born 12 September 1867 in Logan County, West Virginia.
v.Elizabeth Agnes GARTIN was born 18 February 1872 in Logan [or Lincoln] County, West Virginia. She married Henry Harden FRY, son of Christian Thomas FRY and Elizabeth HUNTER. He was born 1846.
vi.Martha Frances GARTIN was born 11 March 1876 in Logan County, West Virginia. [Martha Tennessee Gartin was born 11 MAR 1876 in LincolnCounty, West Virginia. She married Christian Columbus Fry, son of Anthony Fry and Louisa Pridemore. He was born BEF. 1876.]