Doug, I agree...there has to be some connection. My John and Jane were in Attalla, Etowah County, Alabama in 1870. In 1880, they were in Hokes Bluff. It has been said, that they lived in Cherokee County, Alabama...and that is where they are buried....supposedly. I have found a few family burials in the Lawrence-Demaris Cemetery in Cherokee Co, just out of Cedar Bluff. My late father in law, and one of his sisters, described a couple of incidents that lead me to believe that John and Jane are buried there in unmarked graves. I just found out recently that my husband's grandafther pastored the Demaris Church back on the late 50's. That church, along with the cemeteries there, were lost when Lake Weiss was created. Some of the graves were moved to Lawrence Cemetery, and they renamed the cemetery Lawrence-Demaris. Others were removed to Piney Grove, where a few other Garrett's are buried.(Found an incredible video on youtube of the left behind graves that are visible during the low pool in winter. Hard to believe they just left graves there!) Another irony in your line and my husband's line is the Trammell connection. John and Jane's youngest daughter, Mary Jane, or Janie...married Robert Trammell (Bob) and lived and died in Cedar Bluff. There are some odd descrepancies in her birth info and the facts on her gravestone. I am thinking she married very young, but didn't want that fact to be widely known. Most of the Garrett daughter's married very young. I have been friend's with someone who is a descendent of the Edward H. Garrett line. He is in his late 70's, and is the grandson of Emma Matilda Garrett. I traced his line back to Edward and Laurens Co. for him a few years back. Thing is...he and my husband have known all of their growing up years, that they were related. Even, when asking my husband's grandmother where the Garrett's came from...she said Broomtown. That was back in 1998, when I was unaware there were Garrett's in Broomtown. It has been a viscious circle researching these Garrett's. Many rumors...some I can confirm...some I can disprove....others, we might not ever know. But, I live in Floyd County, Ga. and we have a business in Chattooga County...and there are more Garrett's here than you can shake a stick at. I have access to the Special Collections here in Floyd, and could do research in my sleep there...so, if you have a suggestion where I can begin...I am all ears!