Aloha!Here is some info I found here and there and/or received from various sources. ---------------- Zachariah moved to Boone and Gallitan counties, Kentucky about the time his father drowned in the Ohio River in 1801. It is presumed he met Polly Miller there. From Gallitan they moved to Iowa and to Indiana. From Switzerland County, Indiana they moved to Decatur county, Indiana. In 1828 Zachariah was made an Associate Judge of Decatur County, serving a full six year term. In 1839, his son John Bunyan lost his wife and was left with 3 small children. This same year the Garton's moved to Missouri. Judge Zachariah Garton, with his wife Polly Miller Garten, came to Bloomington Township, Dekalb County, in 1839. Zachariah was the son of Uriah and Sarah Cuddon Jones, who was a widow with 4 grown sons when she married Uriah. In Missouri Zachariah and Polly chose a hilltop on which to build their new home. In 1845, Zachariah was County Assessor of Buchanan County. Not all of Zachariah and Polly's children followed them to Missouri, but we know that Uriah, John Bunyan, William Cuddon, James Stephen and Lewis came with the family. Zachariah and Polly had ten known children and possibly an eleventh. Polly would have been 53 at the birth of the last child. Polly being born in 1753 and died June 14, 1855. Zachariah and Polly Garton chose Buchanan County as their home and last resting place. They watched their children and grandchildren grow and establish roots in Missouri. Today their descendants still live in Buchanan County as well as California, Oregon, Washington, Kansas, West Virginia, and other states and countries of the world. Zachariah was buried in Holland Jones Cemetery, DeKalb County, Missouri.
Note: Above information states that Polly was born in 1853, it is likely this is a misprint and should read 1783, as calculations would bring an age of 102 when she died.
Decatur Co., IN GREENSBURG REPOSITORY Saturday October 1, 1836 page 3 column 4 LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office at Greensburgh, Indiana, on the 30th September, 1836, which will be sent to the General Post Office as dead letters, if not taken out within three months from this date. ...Zacha. Garton...
Garton, Z. INDEARBORN CO.231807VOTER LIST
Zachariah moved from KY to IA to IN, staying in Decatur Co., IN long enough to become an Associate Judge in 1828.In 1839 the Gartons moved to Buchanan Co., MO andin 1845 Zachariah was County Assessor there.Zachariah purchased land from the federal government on 5/1/1846.
It is reported he was nicknamed "Tockeriah" to distinguish him from other Zachariah Gartons.
1840 Buchanan Co., MO Rol, Page, Family, A-Z, Twp 220162GastonZachariah22211121 121Bloomington Twnsh 220162GastonEuriah211111 11Bloomington Twnsh Note: Transcriber may have misread or the orig census taker mispelled the surname. ----------------- Addt'l information found on the site of Christopher Powell