Garriott Family Genealogy
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04-Simeon F "Sim" Garriott INDEX
Birth: 16 May 1792, Mercer Co, KY (now Garrard Co)
Home: Wash Co, IN
Death: 3 Oct 1868, Little York, Wash Co, IN- age 76 (tombstone)
Burial: Mt Hebron Cemetery
Occupation: Farmer, Merchant, Distillery Operator
Father: Ambrose S Garriott
Marriage: 1813, Jefferson Co, KY
1st Spouse: Nancy VAUGHN
Birth: 11 Jul 1793
Death: 31 Oct 1845- age 52
Burial: Mt Hebron Cemetery
Father: Isaac Vaughn
1ST MARRIAGE: Simeon "Sim" and Nancy had nine children:
05----JOHN VAUGHN GARRIOTT [b. 1813, listed below];
05----WILLIAM DUE GARRIOTT [b. 1815, listed below];
05----MARY "Polly" R GARRIOTT [b. 1818, listed below]
05----JAMES MILTON GARRIOTT [b. 1820, listed below];
05----ELIZABETH GARRIOTT [b. 10 Jan 1822, Wash Co, IN; d. 1 Apr 1822, Wash Co, IN- age 3-1/2 months], not mentioned in father's will;
05----AMOS MILTON GARRIOTT [b. 1824, listed below];
05----SIMEON A JR GARRIOTT [b. 1826, listed below]; and
05----ZACHARIAS S GARRIOTT [b. 1829, listed below].
05----ELIZABETH ANN GARRIOTT [b. 1832, IN; d. 1833- age 1 year].
Marriage: 8 Jun 1847, Floyd Co, IN: Bk 3/90
2nd Spouse: Mary Emile ROBERTS
Birth: 31 Jan 1816, Pennsylvania
Death: 6 Apr 1909, Gibson Twp, Wash Co, IN: Bk H22/42- age 93
Burial: Mt Hebron Cemetery
Father: John Roberts
Mother: Lyddy Cravens
2ND MARRIAGE: Simeon "Sim" and his second wife, Mary Emile ROBERTS, had five children:
05----NANCY E GARRIOTT [b. 10 Jul 1848, Floyd Co?, IN] m. George McCRARY on 5 Jun 1873, Wash Co, IN: Bk H/531;
05----FRANCIS "Frank" MARION GARRIOTT [b. 1849, listed below];
05----LEONIDAS R GARRIOTT [b. 1852, Wash Co, IN; d. 17 Mar 1863, Wash Co, IN- age 10, bur. Mt Hebron Cemetery];
05----DAVID GIPSON GARRIOTT [b. 28 Sep 1855, IN; d. 6 Jun 1876, Wash Co, IN- age 21- shortly before date set for wedding, bur. Mt Hebron Cemetery];
05----MARY J GARRIOTT [b. 1857].
1830 Wash Co, IN census: had Simeon Garriott family with a man of color [36-55] years of age living with his family, "free colored person."
1850 Gibson Twp, Wash Co. IN census: has Simeon Garriott 58, b. KY, Farmer w/ $4,000 RE; Mary Garriott 36, b. PA; and Francis M Garriott 1, b. IN.
1860 Wash Co, IN census: has Simeon Garriott 77, b. KY, Farmer w/ $3,000 RE; Mary Garriott 45, b. PA; Francis M Garriott 10, b. IN; Landis R Garriott 7, b. IN; David G Garriott 4, b. IN; and Simeon F Garriott 17, b. IN, Farm Laborer.
1870 Gibson Twp, Wash Co, IN census: has Mary Garriott 55, b. PA, Keeping House w/ $2,600 RE; Francis M Garriott 20, b. IN, Farmer; David G Garriott 14, Farm Laborer; and John Roberts 54, b. PA, Farm Laborer-- all found in the home of Augustus Garriott 23, Farmer w/ $3,000 RE (son of Amos Milton Garriott); and Martha Garriott 21, Keeping House; and their 7 children. Many relatives were on this and adjacent census pages.
BIOGRAPHY: Simeon "Sim" moved to Indiana with his father, Ambrose, and brothers Jacob and William soon after the turn of the century. Jacob later moved to Jackson County. Opposed to slavery, they settled near Harristown, IN, in Washington Township, Washington County.
BIOGRAPHY: Simeon and William Garriott built a horse mill in 1821, but it was scarcely ever in good order and ran only a short time. Simeon Garriott conducted a distillery between 1820 and 1830 on Elk Creek, Section 26. He bought a tanning yard from Isaac Vaughn, his father-in-law about 1820. Simeon, along with James Garriott, operated a general merchandise store in Little York, IN.24
Records show that, over the years, Simeon obtained many acres of Elk Creek Valley land from the government. The first deed, dated 1818, was for 160 acres. The two brothers built homes on adjoining farms. Their first wives, Rebecca and Nancy Vaughn, were sisters.
1838 LAND PURCHASE: [Government Land Office Doc# 13476, pg 436, dated 15 Aug 1838, Jeffersonville, IN] Simeon Garriott of Wash Co, IN purchased 80 acres [E2 SE4 Section 30 T3N R6E] in Wash Co, IN from the government, by Martin Van Buren, President.
1838 LAND PURCHASE: [Government Land Office Doc# 13477, pg 437, dated 15 Aug 1838, Jeffersonville, IN] Simeon Garriott of Wash Co, IN purchased 40 acres [SW4 NW4 Section 29 T3N R6E] in Scott Co, IN from the government, by Martin Van Buren, President.
1841 LAND PURCHASE: [Government Land Office Doc# 15544, pg 006, dated 9 Jan 1841, Jeffersonville, IN] Simeon Garriott of Wash Co, IN purchased 80 acres [E2 NW4 Section 20 T3N R6E] in Scott Co, IN from the government, by Martin Van Buren, President.
1843 LAND PURCHASE: [Government Land Office Doc# 16862, pg 315, dated 10 Apr 1843, Jeffersonville, IN] Simeon Garriott of Wash Co, IN purchased 80 acres [W2 NW4 Section 20 T3N R6E] in Scott Co, IN from the government, by John Tyler, President.
1868 WILL PROBATE: [Wash Co, IN Will Record C/526-7, probated 12 Nov 1868] Simeon Garriott:
Dated 25 Sep 1866: In the name of the benevolent Father of all I, Simeon Garriott of the County of Washington and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.
First it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my outstanding debts be paid out of my personal property and
2nd it is my will that my wife Mary Garriott and her and my two sons to wit: Francis M Garriott and David G Garriott have the home farm, the household and kitchen furniture and two cows and two young sows and three hundred bushels of corn and four good hoggs, also that the said Francis M Garriott is to have the mare and colt that he now claims and the two boys Francis M and David G Garriott is to have all the farming utentials (sic) that are now on the farm and.....
3rd third it is my will that the ballance (sic) of my personal property rights credits and effects be equally divided between my children by my first wife to (wit) John V Garriott, William D Garriott, Mary Rlice, James M Garriott, Amos M Garriott, Simeon A Garriott and Zacharah S Garriott after deducting from said John V Garriotts portion Seven Hundred dollars and also after deducting Seven Hundred dollars from Zacharah S Garrotts interest in my estate and.....
I hereby constitute and appoint James M Garriott my true and Lawfull agent or atty to collect receive and receipt for all moneys rights and effects now due me and to dispose of all my personal property not before named in this my last will as he may think best, the same as I might do even I living and make distributions as set forth in this my last will and testament in testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of September, A.D. 1868.
Witnessed by: Burrell S Bridgwater and William J Nichols
Witnesses were witnessed by: Ernest Etzler, Clerk Washington Circuit Court.
1871 ESTATE SETTLEMENT: [Wash Co, IN, Order Book B/374]:
--John W & Mary Roys [Royse] heirs [$600];
--Mary E Russell [dau of William Due Garriott and his first wife] heirs [$150];
--Nancy M Garriott [dau of William Due Garriott] heirs [$150];
--Simeon F Garriott [son of William Due Garriott] heirs [$150];
--James M [son Uncle "Jimmy" Garriott]- [$150];
--Simeon [grandson of Sim, son of Simeon A.]- [$200];
--LM [Leon Monroe, son of Simeon A Garriott]- [$200];
--John R[oland, son of Simeon A Garriott]- [$200];
--John V [son John Vaughn Garriott]- [$65];
--James M [son James Milton Garriott]- [$600].
Balance in hands of Executor for future settlement: $1,898.77.
Subscribed and sworn to before John J Hardin, Clerk, 11 Apr 1871, pg 306, Ord Bk B [1869-71] Apr Term 1871. Also the appt of Jas M Garriott on 20 day of Feb 1871 as gd. (guardian?) of Simeon A Garriott, minor heir of Simeon A Garriott, deceased.