Metcalfe County Genealogy

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JAMES B. GARMON and HARRETT ANN FARRIS - About 1920

Contributed by Carlis B. Wilson

JAMES B. GARMON was born July 12, 1844 and died. May 10, 1927 in Adair County KY. He married (1) MARGRETTE E. CALLAHAN GARMON January 22, 1868. She was born August 21, 1848, and died January 17, 1887. He married (2) HARRETT ANN FARRIS March 25, 1879 in Adair County KY. Daughter of WILLIAM B. FARRIS and JUDITH TYLER JOHNSON of Cave City, Barren Co., KY :She was born July 06, 1851, and died February 25, 1922 in Adair County KY. Source: Wheeler Family Bible Record.

Note: In my research of JAMES B.GARMON, the Surname Garmon is recorded as GARMON / GARMAN.

The Deed between George W. Garman and James B. Garman at this location online. Metcalfe Co., Ky. Land Records, Book 1, pages 5, 6 & 7: is evidence of James B. Garmon as such. Much time has been spent in searching for the parents of James B. Garmon, by a number of Garmon / Garman researchers. With little if any clues as to who his parents are.

However there is some new thought as to the possibility of him being listed with the family of Samuel and Elizabeth Garmon as J. B. McKinney. In the 1850 Census of Adair County, KY. Compiled by Mrs. Randy H. Flowers and Randy C. Watson 1986. On page 25 No. 317, J. B. McKinney (m) 7 KY. with Samíl Garmon family.

Ten years later in the he is with them in 1860 Metcalfe Co., Ky. dwelling 136, family 136, census taken June 7, 1860:

Garman, Samuel, 62, m, farmer, 1,200, 1,500, Vir., can't read or write.
Elizabeth, 58, f, Vir.,
Susan, 29, f, Ky.
Almarine, 18, m, Ky. attended school in year.
Garman, Samuel E., 20, m, farming, Ky., married in yr.
Garman, Martha J., 19, f, Ky., married in yr.
McKinney, James B., 17, m, farmer, 600, 600, Ky.

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