James K Garton

Male23 March 1799–7 August 1849

Brief Life History 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 6 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
Ann Caroline Garton Ellwood

Sources (16)

  • Jns K Garton, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James K Garton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: James Kincaid Garton
  • James Garten, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1824Monroe, Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (19)

    +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 or Garton on the Wolds in the 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.

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