Robert W. Garnett and his children
It's taken me this long but I now feel certain about Robert W. Garnett and Polly Young.Since my last posting I have located information on the following:
From the Will of Phillip V. Young .Barren Co., KY Mar 23, 1832
to..."my three grandchildren (children of my daughter Polley Garnett)- Elizabeth Garnett, Eliza Garnett & James Garnett - a "Negro woman named Tilda,and her increase.
(put on line by Sharon Young JebavyHttp://www.geocities.com/charryoung/philip)
Listed in Barren Co. Marriages:
Robert W. Garnett marriedPolly Young on Nov. 15, 1814 in Barren Co.
My great-grandfather, Dozier C. Gill had married Eliza Jane Garnett Sept. 15, 1835 in Barren KY.
Dozier and Eliza Gill and their children (including my grandfather James H. Gill) are listed in the 1850 Dade Co. MO census.
From Lawrence Co. MO Probate 1845-1874
Box 2 File 44Letters of May 17, 1851
James GarnettJane Garnett, Executor
Bondsmen: James Garnett, John (X) Hash, Miles B. Philips
Heirs:R. W. Garnett, father of the deceased.William S. Garnett, half-brother. Sister Elizabeth Short of Kentucky. Elizabeth Gill of Dade Co. Missouri.Sarah F. Garnett, Nancy E. Garnett, Mary W. Garnett, half-sisters.
Per affidavit of Jane L. Garnett
I had wondered...but with two sources, it seems thatRobert and Polly really did have two daughters both named Elizabeth... one called Eliza...
I don't know if::Jane L. Garnett was wife of James??If James the bondman was a son of James the deceased??
I don't know where the other Garnetts named (other than Eliza in Dade) are living at this time.
I did find a G.W.Short with wife Elizabeth in Edmonson Co (next door to Barren Co.) Elizabeths dates were given as b 1832 d 1891.This could then be the Elizabeth Garnett in Phillip Young's will.Eliza Jane Garnett Gill (figuring from her age in the 1850 Dade census) was born in 1817.