James Garrett 115
- Born: 4 Sep 1789, Rockingham Co, NC
- Marriage: Elizabeth Sims about 1810
- Died: 17 Feb 1849, Johnson Co., Missouri at age 59
- Buried: Sipe's Cemetery, Tebo Township, Windsor, (Henry) Johnson, MO
James Garrett's father is probably Henry Garrett of Fairfax Co., Va. Henry Garrett is listed in the 1790, 1800, and 1810 Federal Census records of Rockingham County, N.C. and is the only Garrett (Jarrett, etc...) in the area. see notes on his father, Henry Garrett, for 1820 census facts.
James Garrett and family moved to Missouri in 1843. It might be due to the land grants associated with Veterans from the War of 1812 or other factors. More research is necessary. What we do know is that apparently, James' mother-in-law, Amy Wall Simms, was with Mason Fewell and family on a migration to Missouri in 1839. Mason had been married to Malinda Wall (who died in Rockingham Co., NC in 1828), daughter of Richard Wall, brother of Amy Wall Garrett. Richard Wall had gone to Missouri and perhaps sent glowing reports back to his family in Rockingham Co., NC.
In an email in July 2004, Clara Garrett transcribed a letter from Powhatan Green "Poet" Garrett, written to James Price Garrett in 1906. It is from the Garrett Family History compiled by Grady Garrett, James Price Garrett's son. In it, Poet writes that Sarah or "Old Grandma Garrett" died giving birth to James Garrett (who married Elizabeth Simms). Sarah is buried near the creek "between our old homestead and your Pa's". Poet notes that he visited the grave in 1854 when he came from Missouri to visit family in Rockingham, N.C. (see notes on Henry, James, and Joe Garrett)
Notes from Clara: from Albert Earl Garrett Sr. & Jr. Grady goes on to write that "Henry was really rich and when James and Elizabeth got married, Henry disowned them. And when they got married in 1810 he sold his land and took his family to Tennessee."
The 1840 Federal Census, Rockingham Co., North Carolina (image 81 of 125) records James Garrett (50-60) as head of household. Also in the household are 1 female (40-50), 1 female (5-10) [Mary Adeline], 1 female (under 5) [Susan Harriet], 2 males (15-20) [William and James], 2 males (10-15) [Joseph and Robert], and 1 male (under 5) [Powhatan Green]. James' sons, Thomas (image 93 of 125) and Jarrett (image 91 of 125), are listed a few pages over. On the next line in the census record is James' widowed mother-in-law, Amy Simms, who will go with James Garrett and family to Missouri.
In 1843, James S. Garrett and most of the family went to Missouri and stayed. Sons Jarrett Bolden and William Starling returned to (or never left) Rockingham Co., N.C. to raise their families. Other Garretts returned occationally to N.C.for visits.
See general notes on his wife, Elizabeth Sims, for 1850 census facts.
James married Elizabeth Sims, daughter of Thomas Henry Sims and Amy Wall, about 1810. (Elizabeth Sims was born on 31 Aug 1792 in Culpepper, VA, died on 19 Dec 1872 in Johnson Co., Missouri and was buried in Sipe's Cemetery, Windsor, Johnson, MO..)