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.
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’.
They died two days apart of Cholera.