|JOSEPH GARRESS (Garess) Labor b: 1801 (49-1850), d: 1872 Lower Merion, Montgomery, PA, bur: Radnor United Christian Church Graveyard, Bynar Mawr, Delaware, PA, parents born PA.Spouse: MARIA UNKNOWN (Naria) buried under name SMITH GARESS b: 1807 (43-1850), d: 1893 (age 71 yrs) Norristown, Montgomery, PA, buried: Radnor United Christian Church Graveyard, Bynr Mawr, Delware, PA, parent born: PA|
1. MARGARET ELLEN GARESS (Gariss) Born 1833 PA (17-1850) dau Parent Born: PA
Spouse: JACOB FISHER of Gulph Mills, Montgomery, PA (Sellers, Madden, Bernardo)
2. HENDERSON GARESS b: Abt 1834 PA, d: 1836, bur: Radnor United Christian Church Graveyard, Bynr Mawr, Delware, PA
3.SUSANNAH D. GARESS (Gaines) b: Feb 1836 PA, d: 1920 Norristown, Montgomery, PA Spouse: SONNETON BRINTON WOODWARD “SB” and “Brinton”, Allen Wood Rolling Milll, Tax Collector & Health Officer, Conshohock & Norristown, Montgomery, PA
4. SAMUEL BROOKS GARRESS (Master Shoemaker/RR Car Inspector) b: Jun 1838 Manayunk, Delaware, PA, d: 07 Oct 1899 Mineola, Wood, TX (Tuberlocius) Residence: son William Henry Garess and wife, Wihelmina Fredericka Ravenna.Bur: Washington Cemetery, Houston, Harris, TX Lot A W 1/2 118.About 1876 Samuel, Emeline Garess and five children relocated to Houston, Harris, TX.Married 07 Jul 1862 Greenlane by Rev. Joseph Castle, recorded: Philadelphia, PA by James Shaw.Spouse: EMELINE ELIZABETH SHAW b: 13 June 1843 Lower Merion, Montgomery County, PA, d: 21 Feb 1931 Galveston, Galveston, TX (Certificate #77978 Pneumonia) bur: Washington Cemetery Houston, Harris, TX Lot A W 1/2 118 Father: William A. and Mary A. (?) Shaw (shoemaker) both born 1821 PA, PA, PA Siblings: David R, Davis R, Mary A Shaw and several more.Children: Elmer, William, Wilhelmina "Mina", Sonnetton, Mary, Samuel, Edward Garess.Alied Families:Ballard, Finch, Garess, Hardin, Johnson, Kreft, Longnecker, Ravenna, Shaw, Talley, Williams
5. MARY CATHERINE GARESS “Kate” b: 1840 (10-1850), d: Aft 1920 census.Spouse: JOSEPH R. DAVIS (Dry Goods Business on Hector St, Norristown, Montgomery, PA,Resided Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA (Daughters: Anna Z Davis, Flora Z Davis)
6. JOSEPH THOMAS GARESS b: Oct 1843 ( 7-1850), d: Abt 1921 Norristown, Montgomery, PA Spouse:NELLIE SANDERSON b: Abt. 1848 Massachussetts, d: 1926 Kolb County, GA, Son: ARTHUR GARESS married HATTIE MAE HANES, Children: Ethal, Helen, Joseph Garess.Daughter:NELLIE ZOLLA GARESS, aka, Dr. Neil Zola Garess.She married 1926 Lincoln, KS to Miss MARIE PRIMEAUX (both females).
7. GEORGE D. GARESS (Geress) b: Mar 1844 ( 6-1850), d: __ of Coatsville, Chester, PA Spouse: REBECCA M. UNKNOWN b: Abt 1842, d: __ of Coatsville, Chester, PA.
They had five children: THOMAS GARESS (cigarmaker)
8. MONTGOMERY JOSEPH GARESS b: 1847 ( 3-1850), d: 1852 Upper Merion, Montgomery, PA, bur: Radnor United Christian Church, Bynr Mawr, Delware, PA
Source: Cemetery Records, Military/Civil War Pension: Union Army Co L, 192nd Reg PA Vols 1860-1861 Dis-honorable Discharge, arrested (home) Manayunk, found out of uniform, by Provost Marshall JONATHAN WHITE
Religion: Gulp United Christian ME Church, Norristown, Montgomery, PA.
1850 census Upper and Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
1850 Pub. 803, Reel 800, #325-80323-401 Dwell 158/166 Edition, 401 Upper Merion, Montg Co, PA
1890 Special Veteran’s census Houston, Harris County, TX Union & Confederate Soldiers.
Special Schedule, FM 123, roll 102, Samuel Brooks Garess #173/185, enumenerated by John Husy
Special Schedule, FM 123, Roll 99 Bowie County Texas Precint 2, Schedule District 1,
Edition District 2, Minor Civil Division, Texas #22 Emeline Garess (Emma Cress) National Archieves,
Washington, D.C. Civil War pension and widow's application for pension.
Personal knowledge of known descendents
1880 resided: 327 Commerce Avenue Houston, Harris Co, TX
1873-1931 City Directories Houston & Galveston, TX
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