James Garretson and Isabella Kyle Garretson had 6 children between 1771 (the first two born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania) and 1782 (then, most born in St. Clair County, Illinois), an 11 year period:
1. Sarah Garretson (some say Sara or Garrison) born March 15, 1771 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania; she married Major John Casper Moredock(some say Colonel or Murdock or Murdoch or Murdict) who was born probably about 1770 in Monongahela Valley of Southwestern Pennsylvaniaand who died 1830 in (probably Monroe County of) Illinois at about the age of 60 years - buried Eagle Cliff-Miles Cemetery, Monroe County, Illinois.They had 4 or 6 sons and 2 daughters; but neither of the daughters left children; they were both excellent rifle shots, and it is said of them, that they could take the head of a squirrel from the top of the tallest tree.
2. Samuel Kyle Garretson born August 30, 1772 Franklin County, Pennsylvania and died December 10, 1788 in Monroe County, Illinois at age 16 years. On the tenth of December, 1788, while hauling hay in company with Benjamin Ogle, James Garretson, Jr. was attacked by two Indians; Ogle was struck in the shoulder by a ball, and James Garretson, Jr. escaped. In stacking the same hay Samuel Garretson, a brother to James Garretson, Jr., and a man named Reddick, were killed and scalped by the Indians.
3. Jane Garretson (some say Jean or Garrison) born about 1773 (some say about 1778) and died before May 1821 (some say between October 2, 1819 and November 6, 1819) in St. Clair County, Illinois at about age 48 years; married Reverend Benjamin Ogle born October 17, 1769 Frederick County, Maryland and died April 16, 1847 in O’Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois at age 77 years, 5 months, and 29 days – married April 19, 1792 St. Clair County, Illinois. Jane and Benjamin had 7 or 8 children.
4. James Garretson, Jr., Reverend (some say Garrison) born April 15, 1774 probably Randolph County, West Virginia (some say August 18, 1776 in Ohio County, Virginia or Harrison (now Randolph County), West Virginia or Prince William County, Virginia) and died July 6, 1820 in (some say Moredock of) St. Clair County, Illinois at age 46 years, 2 months, and 21 days; married Clarissa Mary Carr (some say Mary “Polly”) born August 18, 1776 in Randolph, Hardy County, Virginia and died November 24, 1842 (some say 1800) in St. Clair County, Illinois at age 66 years, 3 months, and 6 days – married March 20, 1800 (some say March 18) in New Design, Monroe County, Illinois. They had 7 or 9 children born between 1801 and 1812 in St. Clair County, Illinois.
5. Isabella Garretson (some say incorrectly ‘Mary’ Isabella Garretson) born in 1780 (some say about 1782 or 1784) in Ohio County, Virginia (some say in Ireland – but that is incorrect) and she probably died between 1830 and 1840 in possibly Illinois or Wisconsin.She married Paul Kingston who was born February 01, 1783 in almost certainly Bantry, of County Cork of Ireland (some say incorrectly London, England). He died January 07, 1864 in Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin at age 80 years, 11 months, and 6 days and is buried in the Bay View Cemetery, Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin with his son Senator John Tabor Kingston and daughter-in-law Hannah Dawes Kingston and some of their children.
6. Mary Ella ‘Dee’ Garretson(some say “Polly”) born August 05, 1782 St. Clair County, Illinois Territory (Mary Garretson was one of the two first American babies born in Illinois territory) and died February 06, 1841 in Jersey County, Illinois at age 58 years, 6 months, and 1 day; married Abraham Ditto Amos born 1779 (some say 1776) in Hartford County, Maryland and died April 10, 1818 in Monroe County, Illinois at age 39 years – married March 27, 1810 (some say March 24) in Cahokia, Monroe County, Illinois. They had 5 children, the last one born after his father’s death in 1818.
Mary Garretson Amos married second Nathaniel Pinckard born 1773 (some say about 1765) in probably Fauquier County, Virginia and died October 19, 1830in Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois – buried Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois – married 1823 in Madison County, Illinois. Nathaniel took in the whole Amos family; children - age’s 4 to 12 years.His 7 children by his first marriage would have been age 12, 16, 18, 22, 25, 28, and age 30.)
Any further info on this family would be appreciated,