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Isaac Garrison

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Death: 1816 (78)
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Son of Beverly Garrison and Elizabeth Garrison
Husband of Elizabeth Covert
Father of Capt. Oliver Garrison and Beverly Garrison

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About Isaac Garrison

Born at Garrison's Landing, NY, he later purchased property on the west side of the Hudson, about 4 miles south of West Point, and 1 to 2 miles north of Fort Montgomery. The house he built on the property still stands today at 915 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY. It is a New York State landmark and is currently operated as the Garrison House inn and gift shop. It was formerly referred to as Chimney Corner.

In 2012 Ghost Detectives visited Garrison House and filmed their paranormal investigation: See http://wpdh.com/most-haunted-hudson-valley-location-5-the-garrison-house/

Revolutionary War: Served as second lieutenant in the Orange county regiment under Col. Jesse Woodhull, 1776. He was cannoneer at Fort Montgomery, NY, where he and his son Beverly, a boy of twelve, were taken prisoners. They were exchanged when the fort was captured. He was born in Garrison's landing, NY; died in Orange, N. Y.

From "Historic Families of America" (chapter on the Garrison-Andrews family by Cornelia Garrison Chapin):

"The Garrisons of this line are of Huguenot antecedents, and should not be confounded either with the Hollandish Garrisons or Garretsons, descendants of an early Dutch settler of Staten Island, or with the Nova Scotian loyalist family from which sprang William Lloyd Garrison, the agitator. The ancestors of Garrison were resident in the Highlands of the Hudson..., the first of the name having appeared in what is now Putnam County, NY as early as 1686. The village of Garrison's in that county, opposite West Point, is situated on the ancestral lands of the family. From Putnam County removal was made by the branch now under consideration to Orange County on the west bank of the Hudson, where, at Fort Montgomery, in the vicinity of West Point, the immediate ancestors of Garrison lived. His [father], Beverly Garrison (who resided at Garrison's) was the first to develop the famous Forest of Dean iron mine in New York State."

He and his wife had five sons and three daughters (Beverly b. 1764 and Oliver b. 1778 are verified; some sources list the remaining six children as Susan b. 1783, Isaac Covert, James, David, Elizabeth and Catherine)

"Isaac Garrison’s name appears in the old Cornwall (Orange County) records between 1765 and 1775. He lived about half way from Highland Falls to Fort Montgomery in the Middle Highlands neighborhood." [See Colonial Families of America, v. 04; see also History of Orange County, New York, Ruttenber]

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Isaac Garrison's Timeline

1738
1738
1778
April 5, 1778
Age 40
New York, United States
1816
1816
Age 78
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