Stephen  Garrison

Stephen Garrison (1757 - 1841)

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Stephen Garrison
Born in North Carolinamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Walker\Winston County, Alabama, United Statesmap
Garrison-1387 created 25 Feb 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 21 Nov 2017
11:56: Kay (Johnson) Wilson posted a message on the page for Stephen Garrison. [Thank Kay for this]
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Event years 1773-1789.
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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 (letter after H) 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 was in St. Clair County, Alabama for the 1820 census. 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 or who his wife or wives 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, ( : accessed December 3, 2015), "Record of Stephen Garrison", Ancestor # A130000.

Find-A-Grave: Memorial #85155052


Thank you to Ryan Scrutchin and Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile. Cooper-1 16:54, 3 December 2015 (EST)

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Stephen by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Stephen:

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On 21 Nov 2017 at 16:56 GMT Kay (Johnson) Wilson wrote:

I removed the incorrect yDNA test from the profile.

On 6 Jul 2017 at 20:35 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:

When Stephen died he was blind and living with his son Silas Garrison in Walker County, Al.

Hancock Co. was then formed from Walker Co. Finally Winston was formed from Hancock. So Stephen died and was buried in Walker Co. Stephen is still in the 5 grave Payne-Garrison Cemetery but the cemetery is now in Winston Co., Al.

On 5 Jun 2017 at 21:10 GMT Peter Roberts wrote:

Please move the Y-DNA test information on Stephen Garrison's DNA Tests page to the actual test taker's DNA Tests page. Stephen did not take a Y-DNA test and so it does not belong on his DNA Tests page. Thank you.

On 28 Mar 2016 at 16:25 GMT Jim Garrison wrote:

Stephen's birth place is not really known. Buncombe county wasn't created until 1792.

"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." 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:

Stephen is buried in the 5 grave Garrison-Payne Cemetery in what is now Winston County, Al. The coordinates are Latitude 34.2528782 and Longitude -87.415575. Milton Garrison

On 3 Dec 2015 at 16:52 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:

Stephen's son Redden born 11-2-1799, died 10-15-1888, married first 1827 Nancy Lollar, born 1805, died 1843, daughter of Hugh Guant and Virginia “Trammel” Lollar. Perhaps this is why some people believe Stephen was married to a Virginia Trammel. I cannot find any record of another Virginia Trammel or Virginia Lollar or Trammel Lollar or Trammel Farley or Virginia Farley or Virginia Trammel Farley or anyone who will say that they have or know of such information or person.

On 25 Nov 2015 at 00:01 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:

Ryan- what is your relationship to Stephen?

On 22 Jun 2014 at 16:00 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:

I updated the families Haplogroup as the powers that be have modified the designations. Has someone found documentation as to who Stephen's parents are? If not, we should not "claim" that it is known as it RUINS the integrity of our family history. Many hundreds of people have written and copied it on Ancestry and EVERYONE says it must be gospel as it is written there. That is a terrible mistake and destroys our ancestral line as it CANNOT be documented. I really hate seeing that and Wikitree tree becoming totally unreliable like Ancestry.

On 23 Jan 2014 at 21:56 GMT Clint Norwood wrote:

According to Joe Mize (who has a large database of Civil War soldiers GEDCOM) Stephen Garrison was a Revolutionary War veteran. He served as a Private in the 4th North Carolina Regiment.

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:

On 11 Jan 2014 at 23:39 GMT Milton Garrison wrote:

When I get trusted on another site that already has family between Stephen and myself, I will come back and add them

Stephen is 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 19 degrees from Jeanie Roberts, 13 degrees from Myles Standish and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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