James K Garton

23 March 1799–7 August 1849 (Age 50)
Monroe, Virginia, United States

The Life of James K

When James K Garton was born on 23 March 1799, in Monroe, Virginia, United States, his father, Griffith Garton, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Miller, was 35. He married Amelia Shumate on 15 June 1824, in Monroe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 7 August 1849, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Eminence Township, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James K Garton
Amelia Shumate
Marriage: 15 June 1824
Isabella Hannah Garton
Amanda Jane Garton
Allen Griffith Garton
Matilda E. Garton
William Anderson Garton
Elizabeth M. Garton
James Alfred Garton
Albert Hugh Garton
Ann Caroline Garton

Spouse and Children


    Amelia Shumate


15 June 1824
Monroe, Virginia, United States


+4 More Children

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+14 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 13

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Age 19

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Garton in East Yorkshire or from various minor places so named, from Old English gāra ‘triangular plot of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

James and Amelia

They died two days apart of Cholera.

Sources (3)

  • Jns K Garton, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • James Garten, "United States Census, 1840"
  • James K Garton, "Illinois State Census, 1855"

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