Benjamin Lee Garner Jr

about 1814–about 1870 (Age 56)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin Lee

When Benjamin Lee Garner Jr was born about 1814, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin Eaton Garner, was 44 and his mother, Catherine Margaret Eaton, was 43. He married Martha Frances Comer about 1838, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1870, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 56.

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Benjamin Lee Garner Jr
Martha Frances Comer
Marriage: about 1838
Martha A [Comer] Garner
Reuben Garner
Ruth [Comer] Garner
Samuel T. Garner
Frances Emma Garner
Benjamin Lee Garner

Spouse and Children

about 1838
North Carolina, United States


    Martha A [Comer] Garner


    Reuben Garner


    Samuel T. Garner


    Frances Emma Garner


    Benjamin Lee Garner


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Anglo-Norman French gerner ‘granary’ (Old French grenier, from Late Latin granarium, a derivative of granum ‘grain’). It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a barn or granary, or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of the stores kept in a granary.2 English: variant of Warner 1, from a central Old French form.3 English: reduced form of Gardener .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benj Garner, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Benjamin Garner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ben Gomer, "United States Census, 1860"

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