James Garner

25 November 1742–about 1794 (Age 51)
Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, United States

The Life of James

When James Garner was born on 25 November 1742, in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, United States, his father, Parish Garner Sr, was 20 and his mother, Margaret Sturdy, was 17. He married Elizabeth Straumit about 1765, in Charles, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died about 1794, in Pendleton, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Anderson, Pendleton, South Carolina, United States.

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James Garner
Elizabeth Straumit
Marriage: about 1765
Bradley Garner
Johanna Garner
Elizabeth Garner
Lucy Garner
James Giles Garner
Thomas Garner
Mary Polly Garner
Elizabeth Garner
John Garner
Nancy Garner
John Garner
William Garner
Susannah Garner

Spouse and Children

about 1765
Charles, Maryland, United States


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 16

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 34

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

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)

  • James Garner, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • South Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820

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