Posted By:Kathleen Litwin
Subject:Re: St. Clair, Turner, Meisse, Harper Families Greenville
Post Date:August 28, 2008 at 09:57:11
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Forum:Darke County, OH Genealogy Forum
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Hello Karen-

I am descended from Rev. Garret J. Garretson of NY (b. 1808, d. 1853). I am his 2nd gt. granddaughter. While the Rev. was married to my 2nd gt-grandmother, Catherine Rapalje,he had an illegitimate son, Henry Garretson Lott, b. 1852, d. 1908 Darke Co.,OH with a yound girl,Margaret Rusha Lott (dau of Samuel Lott and Margaret Bache). Margaret (NY) a few months after the child was born.

After the death of his mother,Henry was sent to live with his Lott family in OH, and later legally dropped the "Garretson" reference, renaming himself "Henry L. St. Clair". He became a millionaire. He went on to marry Ella Van Dyke. They had no children.

If you still have the pictures of both Henry L. St. Clair and his wife, Ella, I would love to have copies to include in my genealogy.

Thanx so much,

Kathy Litwin