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John Garrett IV (1706 - 1784)

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John Garrett IV
Born in Kent County, Virginia, British Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about (to about ) in Virginia Colonymap [uncertain]
Husband of — married in New Kent, Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Edgefield, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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John GARRETT was born in 1706 in Kent County, Virginia. He died on 23 Oct 1784 in Hobbesville County, South Carolina.

John Garrett signed his will 23 October 1784, with his seal. Witnesses to the will, probated in Abbeville County, South Carolina were

  • Jones Rivers,
  • Nicholas Ware,
  • John King.
  • To avoid confusing men with identical names, John Garrett, in his will, identifies the executors as "Henry Ware, Sr., of the State of Georgia," and "Henry Ware, Jr., of the State of South Carolina." (Henry, son of Nicholas Ware, IV (wife "Dolly" Garrett) was known as "Edgefield Henry Ware."

John Garrett named his children:

  1. Son, Robert Garrett and heirs
  2. Daughter, Frances Longmire and heirs; Grandaughter Sukie Longmire
  3. Daughter Elizabeth Long, in the State of VA, to have 300 pounds of Virginia currency
  4. Daughter, Martha Ware
  5. Daughter,Lucy Lowry, should she have a child, (Lucy died childless)
  6. Daughter Dolly Ware and heirs.
  7. Son John, Jr., who died when John Sr. was living in Virginia before going to South Carolina.

John Garrett divides the estaste of his deceased son, John Jr. among his sons, Francis, Ausgustine, and Henry; the will was dated 1760. In his South Carolina will John Garrett did not mention the children of his deceased son, who were living in Virginia. He evidently had provided for their inheritance before leaving Virginia..


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN GARRETT, Jr. In the name of God, Amen. I John Garrett of South Carolina, Ninty Six District , being weak of body but of a Sound Memory and knowing the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth:

ITEM: I give and Bequesth unto my son Robert Garrett and his heirs five Shillings Sterling, it being all and every part of my estate I intend to give them.

ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Frances Longmire and her heirs five Shillings Sterling. It being all and every part of my estate I intend to give them, excepting her Daughter Sukey Longmire.

ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Sukey Longmire one Negro wench named Dicey to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Long of the State of Virginia one hundred pounds of Virginia Currency to be paid out of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Ware of the State of Georgia one Negro fellow named Rueben and one Negro wench named Betty to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I lend unto my Daughter Lucy Lowry one Negro fellow named Bob and one Negro boy named James During her natural life and after her Decease to Reurn and be equally divided among my three Daughters Elizabeth Long, Martha Ware, and Dolly Ware, to them and their heirs forever ---- so that her husband has no part of the Said estate after the decease of his wife, nor to have no right to Bargain, Sell, or Trade the said Negroes away to any person or persons whatsoever but if the said Lucy Lowry should have a chiuld to live, then the above Negroes Bob and James to be hers and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Dolly Ware one Negro fellow named Tom and one Negro wench named Millay to her and her heirs forever.

It is my desire that all my lands should be sold and the Remaining part of my estate that is not given away as Legacies and my debts paid and the Legacy left to Elizabeth Long of one hundred pounds Virginia Currency Raised out of the Sales of my land and other parts of my estate that is not already given away then the Remaining part to be Equally Divided among my four Daughters Elizabeth Long, Martha, Ware, Lucy Lowry, and Dolly Ware, them and their heirs forever.

I do hereeby appoint Henry Ware, Senior of the State of Georgia and Henry Ware, Junior of the Sate of South Carolina Executors

  • John GARRETT and Martha Frances (Patsy) SCOTT were married in 1732 in New Kent, Virginia.


Abbeville County, South Carolina Wills, Box 39, Pkg. 865.


  • WikiTree profile Garrett-908 created through the import of Shurtliff Family.ged on Jun 20, 2011 by Mark Shurtliff. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mark and others.

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On 5 Dec 2017 at 23:43 GMT Gwendolyn (Stone) Madewell wrote:

Garrett-53 and Garrett-6032 appear to represent the same person because: same wife, info

On 19 Feb 2017 at 23:02 GMT Debra (Downs) Allison wrote:

So far, it appears that; this John Garrett was born in Kent, Virginia - and is only mentioned moving to S.C. - I see no mention of DELAWARE or NORTH CAROLINA any where...

John is 17 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 17 degrees from Frances Weidman and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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