In memory of Elijah Garrison, my Paternal 5th Great-Grandfather on the DANIELS branch.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 February 2019), memorial page for Rev Elijah Garrison (1788–30 Jan 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131960261, citing Green Pond Cemetery, Pearl, Pike County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sue McDuffe:) (contributor 47122067) .
History of Pike Co, Illinois, by Charles C Chapman, 1880, pg 427 [Link]
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database [Link]
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Virginia Militia (War of 1812)
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1840 Jan 30
Pike County, Illinois
Green Pond Cemetery
Pearl, Pike, IL
Rev. Elijah Garrison was born in Kentucky in 1788. He married Sally Allen and was a Private in the Virginia Militia (Gray's 7 Reg't) during the War of 1812.
Excerpt from History of Pike Co, Illinois, by Charles C Chapman, 1880, pg 427:
"Detroit township is situated on the Illinois river. To Lewis Allen belongs the honor of being the first settler in the township. He came in 1823 and erected a cabin on Section 31. He was a native of Warren county, Kentucky, and was born Nov. 11, 1794. Garrett Van Deusen, Wm. Meredith and a Mr. Morgan, also, were very early settlers in this township. The first birth in the township was a daughter of David and Hannah Mize, who died in infancy, which was also the first death to occur. The first marriage was Robert Cooper to Nancy Rice in 1826, at the residence of Wm. Meredith. The first sermon was preached by Rev. Elijah Garrison, a Christian minister, at the house of David Mize in 1826."
Elijah Garrison & Sally Allen were the parents of my ancestor,
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