Anthony and Reubin GARTON witnessed the will of my many-grt grandmother Ann (Unk) BOWLING, widow of William BOWLING 1790 in Orange Co., VA. What, if any, was their connection to the BOWLING family?
20 Feb 1790. Orange-VA. Will Bk 3, p216-217. Ann (X) Bollin signed her will.
To be buried as my Executors shall think proper. To my son Thornberry Bolling and my daughter Sarah Bollin all my estate and every part and parcel thereof to be equally divided between them. If either dies without heirs of their bodies, the survivor to have their share. My son Thornberry Bollin to be my Executor. I desire that there be no appraisement but that to agree and divide between themselves. Wit. Anthony Garton, Reubin Garton. Proved at court in Orange Co. on Monday the 28th day of June 1790. Presented by Thornberry Bollin, Executor. Proved on oaths of Anthony Garton & Reubin Garton. The executor made oath and certificate granted, with Thomas Bell his security, Bond of sum of 100L. Teste: James Taylor C.O.C. (abstract from xerox copy of will, filed Bolling file)
I believe them to be listed in the following post by Gail Gilbert:
I have Uriah Garton Jr., b. ca. 1730, married to Mary C. (possibly for Cook, Chiles, Clark ???) in Spotsylvania or Orange Co. They resided in Orange Co., VA (Tax Lists for 1782 & 1785) Uriah died intestate prior to 1796, i.e. no will & no date of death. The Inventory of his estate is recorded in Orange Co., VA on 22Feb1796, Vol. V, no 2, pg 16, Admin. of Estate of Uriah Garton. One of the bondsmen was Henry CHILES.
a. Elizabeth Garton was married to Malachi CHILES (not Childs) on 29Nov1778, Orange Co., VA. She was widowed early and had one child by this husband.
b. Susannah Garton married to William Cook on 13Jun1785, Orange Co., VA (Ref. Pamunkey Neighbors)
c. James C. Garton ( m. 1) Ann "Nancy" Clark 15Nov1791, Culpeper Co., VA (Crozier's, Orange Co. Records - Culpeper was formed from Orange in 1749) She was a dau. of James Clark of Orange Co., VA. I have that James Garton d. in 1812, Harrison Co., KY. I have no ref. (Note that Nancy is a standard nickname for Ann.) 2) Catherine (Leonard) Lemmon 9Jan1805 in Harrison Co., KY, not the mother of his children. This notation on her name indicates her maiden name was Leonard and her married name was Lemmon prior to marrying James C. Garton.
d. Anthony Garton b. ca. 1760-1770 probably in Orange Co., VA, d. June 1842 Fayette Co., KY
e. Reuben Garton d. ca. 1808, m. Anna Journey 15Feb1802 Harrison Co., KY. Anna petitioned to get husband's estate in 1818, Harrison Co., KY and she was on the Harrison Co.,
Tax Rolls until 1825. Reuben witnessed his cousin's marriage: Mary CHILES to Thomas Cook 4Apr1797, Orange Co., VA. This was undoubtedly the dau. of Malachi &
Elizabeth (Garton) CHILES.
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