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Christopher J. and Albert C. Garnett - mid 1800's
Posted by: Margaret Stewart (ID *****6164) Date: October 17, 2002 at 22:06:54
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There are several Garnett's in my family tree. Would like to know how or if they are connected.

Believe Christopher J. and Albert C. Garnett to be brothers who married two of my ggrandmother's sisters. Christopher J. Garnett m. Mary Jane Watcher Aug 10, 1875 in Thedford, Bosanquet Twp, Lambton Co., Ontario. They lived in Traverse City, Michigan. Do not know if they had children.

Albert C. (Bert) Garnett m. Ellen (Nellie) Watcher Dec 7, 1892 in Traverse City, Michigan. Nellie d. 1893 in Traverse City. Family story says she died about one month after the marriage. Believe Bert later remarried.

Samuel Garnett m Martha Ann Plumb. Martha was the sister of Paul Plumb who was married to Elizabeth Watcher, the eldest sister of Mary Jane and Nellie Watcher. Samuel and Martha Ann had a daughter, Artemisia. Were Samuel and Martha Ann also the parents of Christopher J. and Bert?

Another Garnett is mentioned in a handwritten genealogy of the family. Phebe Beacham Watcher was the mother of Mary Jane and Nellie Watcher. Phebe's sister, Abigail, married a Mr. MacDonald and had a son named Arley. Arley married a Nellie Garnett (not Nellie Watcher Garnett) and lived in Traverse City, Michigan. They had six children - one single birth, a set of twins, and a set of triplets. One would think surviving triplets must have been big news around the turn of the century, yet I have not been able to find any information about them.

The last Garnett I would like to identify lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1929. Her name appears in a journal entry handwritten by Ida Watcher, youngest sister of Mary Jane and Nellie Watcher Garnett. The name appears to be Willena or Willeva Garnett. Narrative leads me to believe Garnett was her married name rather than a maiden name.


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