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James Garrard

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Stafford, Virginia
Death: Died in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Garrard and Mary Garrard
Husband of Elizabeth Garrard (Mountjoy)
Father of William Garrard; Gen James Garrard; John Mountjoy I Garrard; Mary Edwards; Col Daniel Garrard and 6 others
Brother of Daniel Garrard, Sr and Mary Anne Montjoy
Half brother of Hon. William Garrard; Henry Garrard; Robert Garrard; Elenor Garrard; William Garrard and 4 others

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)]

Event: Military Service 1775-00-00 Revolutionary War Military Service from 1775 to 1777 Revolutionary War

Event: Election 1778-00-00 Richmond Virginia

Eve nt: Election 1796-00-00 Frankfort KY

ID: I9166

Name: James (Gov) Garrard

Sex: M

Birth: 14 JAN 1749 in Stafford Co, VA

Death: 19 JAN 1822 in Mount Lebanon, Bourbon, KY

Burial: Mount Lebanon

Father: William Garrard b: ABT 1717 in Stafford, Co, VA

Mother: Mary Ann Naughty b: 1727 in Staff ord Co, VA

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Mountjoy b: 2 MAY 1751 in Stafford Co, VA

Married: 20 DEC 1769 in Overwharton Par, Stafford Co, VA


William Garrard b: 20 APR 1771 in Stafford Co, VA

James Garrard b: 31 JAN 1773 in Stafford Co, VA

John Garrard b: 26 DEC 1774

Mary Garrard b: 19 DEP 17 76 in Stafford Co, VA

John Mountjoy Garrard b: 26 NOV 1778 in Stafford Co, V A

Daniel Garrard b: 10 NOV 1780 in Stafford, Co, VA

Elizabeth Mountjoy Garrard b: 6 MAR 1783 in Stafford Co, VA

Nancy Garrard b: 14 JAN 1785

Ann e Elinor Garrard b: 3 JUL 1786 in Mount Lebanon, Bourbon Co, KY

Margaret Gar rard b: 31 JUL 1788 in Mount Lebanon, Bourbon Co, KY

Maria Garrard b: 22 DEC 1790 in Mount Lebanon, Bourbon Co, KY

Sarah Garrard b: 22 FEB 1793

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

January 14, 1749
Stafford, Virginia
April 20, 1771
Age 22
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
Age 23
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
Age 24
Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
September 17, 1776
Age 27
Stafford, Stafford, VA, USA
November 10, 1780
Age 31
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
March 6, 1783
Age 34
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
Age 35
Age 36
Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States