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James Garrard

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

Son of 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; Robert Garrard; Mary Ann Montjoy; William Garrard; Henry Garrett Garrard and 3 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Garrard

DAR Ancestor #: A044132

  • Service: VIRGINIA
  • Rank: COLONEL
  • Birth: 1-14-1749 STAFFORD CO VIRGINIA
  • Death: 1-19-1822 MT LEBANON BOURBON CO KENTUCKY
  • 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

1749
January 14, 1749
Stafford, Virginia
1769
December 20, 1769
Age 20
1771
April 20, 1771
Age 22
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
1773
1773
Age 23
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
1774
1774
Age 24
Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
1776
1776
Age 26
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
1780
November 10, 1780
Age 31
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
November 10, 1780
Age 31
Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, United States
1783
March 6, 1783
Age 34
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
1785
1785
Age 35