The Family of Man
Per their DNA, the humans of the earth have been divided into groups called Haplogroups. Each Haplogroup is assigned a letter of the alphabet and may be followed by additional numbers and letters to further define it. The Garrisons of the United States fall into three of these Haplogroups. Each has different DNA and so they are not related to each other but are distinct. The three Garrison Haplogroups are R (the largest group), then I and, lastly, those of Stephen's family-- E. Specifically it is E-L117. DNA testing showed that the Garrisons descended from Stephen, found mostly in Alabama, are related to two other bunches of Garrisons (also E-L117), found mostly in Missouri. However, we are still trying to find the actual persons that our three groups have in common. Stephen Garrison (1757-1841) was a Revolutionary War soldier in the Fourth North Carolina Line who served for three years and eight months. He came to Alabama about 1820. The Missouri Garrisons trace their ancestry back to Paul Garrison born 1715 in Maryland. He, also, was once in North Carolina. The last Garrison group is traced back to John Wesley Garrison born 1832 who was in North Carolina. We have not been able to find any documentation as to who Stephen's parents were. If you have any info on the family please share it. Thanks. (Note: Myself and a cousin have had our DNA tested as have three males in the Missouri branch of the family. Hopefully more male Garrisons from NC, VA,MD,TN and others states will get tested.)
Private in the American Revolutionary War
North Carolina Regulars
North Carolina Regiment, commanded by Archibald Little, Colonel of the North Carolina Line
Mustered in August 1779
Served three years and eight months
Serial Number S-46444.
Enrolled in Revolutionary Pension Roll April 26, 1830
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed December 3, 2015), "Record of Stephen Garrison", Ancestor # A130000.
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On 5 Jun 2017 at 21:10 GMT Peter Roberts wrote:
On 28 Mar 2016 at 16:25 GMT Jim Garrison wrote:
"The Buncombe bill" was ratified on January 14, 1792. The new county included most of Western North Carolina and was so large it was commonly referred to it as the "State of Buncombe." https://www.buncombecounty.org/about-bc/buncombe-government/history.aspx. Based on his RW enlistment in Surry co, (1779) he may have been born in Rowan county (created 1753). If his parents were Paul and Margaret Garrison, Botetourt co., VA is also a possibility. There were several Garrison families in the area of Abbot's Creek, in Davidson co. (now Forsyth co. NC) which was created from Rowan in 1822.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 19:07 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:
On 3 Dec 2015 at 16:52 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:
On 25 Nov 2015 at 00:01 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:
On 22 Jun 2014 at 16:00 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:
On 23 Jan 2014 at 21:56 GMT Clint Norwood wrote:
And his first wife is probably named Virginia Trammel who died in 1804.
His daughter Nancy Martha Garrison was married to Thomas Martin Lay, they had 3 sons in the 1st Alabama Calvary, which was a Union Regiment.
Mr Stephen Garrison is my GGGGG grandfather.
Joe Mize can be contacted here: http://joel.mize.home.comcast.net/~joel.mize/genealogy/ALCAVL-R.htm#LAY
On 11 Jan 2014 at 23:39 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:
Stephen is 16 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 15 degrees from Mel Lambert, 18 degrees from John Lejeune and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.