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James Garrard

Birthplace: Stafford, Virginia
Death: Died in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Garrard and Mary Ann Garrard (Naughty)
Husband of Elizabeth Garrard
Father of William Garrard; Gen James Garrard; John Mountjoy I Garrard; Mary Edwards; Col Daniel Garrard and 7 others
Brother of Daniel Garrard, Sr; William Garrard; Robert Garrard; Mary Ann Montjoy; Henry Garrett Garrard and 2 others
Half brother of Hon. William Garrard; Henry Garrard; Robert Garrard and Elenor Garrard

Occupation: 2nd Gov of KY, Governor of Kentucky
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About Col. James Garrard, 2nd Governor of Kentucky

2nd Governor of Kentucky. In office June 7, 1796 – September 5, 1804.

DAR Ancestor #: A044132

  • Service: VIRGINIA
  • Rank: COLONEL
  • Birth: 1-14-1749 STAFFORD CO VIRGINIA
  • Service Source: GWATHMEY, HIST REG OF VA IN THE REV, P 298
  • Service Description: 1) ALSO CAPT, MILITIA, STAFFORD CO
  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy: Jan 17 2015, 14:04:20 UTC

-------------------- Governor, Revolutionary War Officer. He was the second Governor of Kentucky, from 1796 to 1804. The Virginia native served with distinction as a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He was called away from the army to an become an appointed representative for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1779 until 1883 when he emigrated to Kentucky. He quickly became an influential politician in the new territory and participated in three statehood conventions representing Bourbon County while running a farm, a mill, and business as a whiskey distiller. He was also ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1791. He was then a delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention in 1792 after which Kentucky was admitted to the Union and accepted as a Commonwealth. The Jeffersonian Republican was elected to consecutive terms as Governor, endorsed the 1798 and 1799 Kentucky Resolutions, and formed twenty six counties. He was the first resident of the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort. He died at his residence at Mount Lebanon and was buried there. The state legislature erected a monument at his final resting place the following year. Garrard County, Kentucky was named after him. Four of his direct descendants became generals in the Union Army during the Civil War. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46886706" target="_blank K Guy)]

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Col. James Garrard, 2nd Governor of Kentucky's Timeline

January 14, 1749
Stafford, Virginia
December 20, 1769
Age 20
April 20, 1771
Age 22
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
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Stafford County, Virginia, United States
Age 24
Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
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Stafford County, Virginia, United States
November 10, 1780
Age 31
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
November 10, 1780
Age 31
Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, United States
March 6, 1783
Age 34
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
Age 35