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Abraham Ellison Garrett

Birthplace: Livingston, Overton, TN, USA
Death: Died in Carthage, Smith, TN, USA
Place of Burial: Carthage Cemetery Carthage Smith County Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Garrett and Sarah Garrett
Husband of Louisa Garrett and Adelicia Taylor Garrett
Father of Augusta E Redditt; Stephen L Garrett; Sarah Garrett; Louise High; Isaac Garrett and 5 others
Brother of Stephen Garrett; David Haines Garrett; Martha Garrett; Catherine Garrett; John Garrett and 1 other

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About Abraham E. Garrett, US Congress


Abraham Ellison Garrett ( March 6, 1830 - February 14, 1907) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee.

Garrett was born born near Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee on March 6, 1830 son of Stephen and Sarah Flowers Garrett. He attended the public schools and Poplar Springs College, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Livingston, Tennessee. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.[1] He married Adelicia Taylor Hayes and had 3 children, Addison Mcdonald, Ellison Mcdonald, and Addie Mcdonald. His second wife was Louisa Greer and with her he had 7 children, Issac Greer, Sarah, Augusta E., Stephen, Clarence, Belle, and Louisa.[2] Military service

Garrett served as a lieutenant colonel of the First Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry, in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Garret served in the 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, U.S.A. Recruiting for this regiment was begun October 1863, and two companies had been mustered into service by the end of 1863; other companies were added during 1864, the last one on November 30, 1864. Garrett was promoted from major to lieutenant colonel on March 18, 1864. The companies were organized at Nashville and at Carthage, and did duty in the District of Middle Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, until April 1865, when the regiment was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Subdistrict, District of Middle Tennessee. Political career

Garrett was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865. He served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1865 and 1866. Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress, he served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873.[3] An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872, hee then resumed the practice of law in Carthage, Tennessee. Death

Garrett died on February 14, 1907 (age 76 years, 345 days) and is interred at Carthage Cemetery, Carthage, Tennessee

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Abraham E. Garrett, US Congress's Timeline

March 6, 1830
Livingston, Overton, TN, USA
Age 21
February 28, 1853
Age 22
Overton, TN, USA
January 1, 1855
Age 24
Overton, TN, USA
May 11, 1858
Age 28
Overton, TN, USA
May 11, 1858
Age 28
Age 31
November 10, 1874
Age 44
Age 46
February 14, 1907
Age 76
Carthage, Smith, TN, USA