Garriott Family Genealogy
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05-James Madison Garriott
Birth: 9 Apr 1814, Ft Vandalia/Jeffersonville, Clark Co, IN
Home: Clark, Jackson, Jasper Co, IN; Fayette Co, AL
Death: 9 Nov 1898, Jasper Co, IN, at son Albert's home-
Burial: Prater Cemetery
Occupation: Farmer, Tanner
Father: Jacob Sr Garriott
[photo courtesy of Douglas Dale Sr Garriott: James
Madison & Nancy Betsey's children: back row- Albert
Monroe, Eliza Ann, Melville Hudson, front row- John
Freeman?, Rhoda Jane, James Knox?]
Marriage: 7 Jan 1837, Jackson Co, IN: Bk A&B/195
(or Marriage Record Bk pg 163)
Spouse: Nancy Betsey DENSFORD
Birth: 1812, Kentucky
Death: 26 Aug 1889, Aix, Jasper Co, IN, at son Melville's home- age 77
Burial: Prater Cemetery
Father: John Densford (~1786-1875)
Mother: Rhoda Betsy Garriott (1791-~1839)
Nancy Betsey was a frail woman in poor health who suffered from facial cancer in later years. Rhoda Betsy Garriott (her mother) and Jacob Sr Garriott (his father) were brother and sister.
CHILDREN: James Madison and Nancy had ten children: (9 listed)
06----JOHN FREEMAN GARRIOTT [b. 1838, listed below];
06----WILLIAM WASHINGTON GARRIOTT [b. 1840, listed below];
06----RHODA JANE GARRIOTT [b. Jun 1842, Clark Co, IN; d. 1935, Foley, Baldwin Co, AL- age 92, bur. Vernon Cemetery], m. James Brown MACE [b. Feb 1847; d, 6 Feb 1923, Fayette Co, AL- age 77, bur. Vernon Cemetery], a jeweler/artist, the son of Ezekiel Mace and Addelia Morton, on 20 Jul 1865, Brownstown, Jackson Co, IN: Bk E/141 (or Bk F/142). James B. Mace served in Company H of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV during the Civil War. He enlisted October 17, 1863, in Glendale, Mississippi, and was mustered out October 24, 1864, after being captured and held prisoner of war twice. [Glenda McWhirter Todd- via ancestry.com]
Mace was a watchmaker from Alabama who met Rhoda during the Civil War in Indiana. They married and returned to live in Birmingham-- or Fayette Co, AL [James Roscoe Garriott], (James Mace was 72 in 1920 Fayette Co, AL census; Rhoda was 76) had two daughters:
07----NANCY "NANNIE" I MACE [b. 1 Jan 1867, b. IN; d. 20 Sep 1891- age 24, bur. Vernon Cemetery], m. David Rufus RECTOR [b. 19 Dec 1858; d. 22 Mar 1948- age 90, bur. Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery]; and
07----ETHEL G MACE [b. 12 Mar 1868, b. AL; d. 16 Aug 1893- age 25, bur. Vernon Cemetery], the note on findagrave.com states she was buried with her 3rd husband James Peter "Jim Pete" MORTON;
06----JAMES KNOX GARRIOTT [b. 1844, listed below];
06----UnNamed (LEVI?) GARRIOTT [b. Apr 1846; d. 17 Dec 1852- age 6 years, 8 months, bur. Grassy Cemetery],
[James Roscoe Garriott]
06----ALBERT MONROE GARRIOTT [b. 1850, listed below];
06----ELIZA ANN GARRIOTT [b. Mar 1852; d. 27 Nov 1902- age 50, bur. Crothersville Cemetery], m. 1st Thomas A ORR [b. 27 May 1851; d. 15 Feb 1878- age 24, bur. Grassy Lick Cemetery], the son of Lorenzo Dow Orr and Rachel Riggs, on 25 Sep 1874, Jackson Co, IN: Bk G/198, had one child:
Eliza m. 2nd Peter E HOUSE [b. Apr 1849, IN; d. 14 Mar 1924, Jackson Co, IN- age 74, bur. Crothersville Cemetery] on 18 Dec 1879, Jackson Co, IN: Bk H/235, lived in Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN, had five children: [from 1900, Jackson Co, IN census]
07----MARY HOUSE b, about 1880, Jackson Co, IN; d. 22 Mar 1897, Jackson Co, IN- age 17, bur. Crothersville Cemetery];
07----ELIZABETH "BESSIE" HOUSE [b. about 1883, Jackson Co, IN; d. 4 Mar 1919, Jackson Co, IN- age 36, bur. Crothersville Cemetery];
07----GRACE "LITTIE" HOUSE [b. Oct 1887, IN];
07----BERL HOUSE [b. Aug 1892, Jackson Co, IN; 6 Mar 1923, Jackson Co, IN- age 31, bur. Crothersville Cemetery];
07----HOLMES HOUSE [b. Jan 1905], m. Ruth ___ , had two children:
08----JEAN HOUSE [b. 21 Mar 1920], m. ___ BANKS, lived in Duluth, MN, a teacher; and
08----BERL HOUSE [b. 28 Sep 1922], lived in MN, a farmer;
A Holmes House [b. 9 Jan 1894; d. Aug 1977], a resident of Pine City, Pine Co, MN, is listed in the Social Security Death Index, SSN: 470-42-3133/MN.
06----MELVILLE HUDSON "MELLIE" GARRIOTT [b. 1855, listed below]; and
06----SARAH A GARRIOTT [b. 20 Nov 1859; d. 22 Oct 1860- age 11 months, bur. Grassy Cemetery, daughter of JM and NB died October, 1860].
1850 Monroe, Clark Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) James Garrett 33, Farmer w/ $300 RE; Nancy Garrett 35; John Garrett 12; Washington Garrett 10; Rhoda Garrett 9; James Garrett 5; Levi Garrett 4; and Albert Garrett 2/12.
1860 Jackson Co, Vernon Twp, IN census: has James Garrett 44, Farmer w/ $600 Real Estate, b. IN: William Garrett 20, Daylabor, b. KY; Rhoda J Garrett 18, b. IN; James Garrett 16, b. IN; Albert Garrett 10, b. IN; Eliza Garrett 7, b. IN; Meldville Garrett 4, b. IN; Sarah A Garrett 8/12, b. IN; and William Thomas 20, Day labor, b. IN.
1870 Precinct 1, Sanford Co, AL census: has James B Mace 22, Artist; Rhoda J Mace 24, b. IN, Keeping House; Nancy I (or J) Mace 3, b. IN; Ethel Mace 2, b. AL; and James Garriott 55, b. KY, House Carpenter.
The family next door was Ezekiel Mace 51, Farmer; and Idella Mace 41, with several children.
1880 Lamar Co, AL census: has James B Mace 33, b. AL, Jeweler; Rolla Mace 34, b. IN; Nannie Mace 12, b. IN; and Ethell Mace 10, b. AL (Son).
1880 Vernon Twp, Jackson Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Peter House 31; Eliza A House 27, Keeping House; and Maggie E House 5.
1880 Vernon Twp, Jackson Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Peter House 31; Eliza A House 27; and Maggie E House 5.
1900 Fayette, Fayette Co, AL census: has James B Mace 53, b. VA, Jewelryman; and Rhoda J Mace 57, b. IN (2 children-0 living).
1900 Vernon Twp, Jackson Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Peter E House 51, Day Laborer; Eliza A House 48 (6 children-5 living); Bessie House 17; Littie G House 12; Burrel House 7; and Holmes House 5.
1910 Precinct 1, Fayette Co, AL census: has James B Mace 62, b. AL, Jeweler- Own Shop; and Rhoda J Mace 66, b. IN (2 children-0 living).
1910 Vernon Twp, Jackson Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Peter House 60, Laborer-Brick Yard (Widow); Berl House 16, Farm Laborer-Farm Laborer; and Homer House 11 (or 18), Laborer-Brick Yard.
1920 Fayette, Fayette Co, AL census: has James B Mace 72, b. AL, Jeweler- Own Shop; and Rhoda Mace 76, b. IN.
1920 Vernon Twp, Jackson Co, IN census: has Peter House 70, b. IN, Laborer-Stove Mill (Widow).
1838 LAND PURCHASE: [Government Land Office, Doc#8871, pg 326, dated 1 Sep 1838, Jeffersonville, IN] James Madison Garriott purchased 80 acres [W2 SW4 S3 T4N R6E] in Jackson Co, IN from the Government, by Martin Van Buren, President.
BIOGRAPHY: James Madison Garriott, born while, "His father was fighting Indians, was "the first of Jacob's children to be born in Indiana." He married his first cousin, Nancy and, through Wright's Funeral Home in Rensselaer, were both buried at the south side of "Mellie's" lot at Prater Cemetery.
[James Roscoe Garriott in interview with "Jack" Garriott] [Douglas Dale Sr Garriott]
He was a big, bearded, and religious man, attending the United Brethren Church, an "ornery cuss" who left his family for years to wander. He lived for a time in Uniontown [Perry Co, IN?], in business with Kings and Cobbs, operating a saw mill, corn cracker and brick kiln. His name was associated with Loving Densford there as both plaintiff and defendant in various civil suits. He went to Fayette Co, AL, where his daughter Rhoda and son-in-law James Mace lived, and opened a tanning yard. He treated blacks who worked for him as laborers rather than slaves, and, reputedly, was run out of town with only a pocket knife and the clothes he wore. He returned to Jasper Co, IN where his sons had moved, some of whom would not let him on their property. He lived in Pleasant Ridge with his son Albert in his later years, being estranged from his wife.
[Douglas Dale Sr Garriott]