McGarrity Family Genealogy Forum
Chris: Thanx for your 11/11 followup. I just read it--which tells you something about my Oct and Nov. Anyway, was very interested in learning that you had an ancestor in the 24th GA.
My latest construct is that the 24th GA "Gardner" may have been my GGG uncle as well. I infer that from the fact that my G Grandfather was "Gardner P" McG, and I THINK that HIS father was a brother of the 24th GA Gardner. Both these brothers, I think, may have been sons of an earlier Gardner McG that is mentioned somewhere as having gotten married in Elbert Cnty in 1816. As I said, all past Gardner P is conjecture for me right now. I don't even have Gardner P's father's name nailed down--although I THINK it may have been John A McG. I'm headed down that way over the holidays and will try to get to some local records and get smarter.
I did tho get to the Natnl Archives (on 11/11 actually--it was a rainy holiday up here) and checked a little more on Wm McG's Rev war record. Lots of papers, lots of claims, and I didn't even get thru it all. He certainly had a good story to tell, and lots of influential people in Chester Dist S.C. as late as 1835 swore that he served where/when he said he did--it's just that for a long while he couldn't seem to produce the sort of proof the State was looking for to continue paying him a Rev veteran's pension. Couldn't find any record of his brother John's reported Rev service--but again, I barely scratched the surface on either of them.
Thanks again, and I would of course appreciate anything else you might have/know to help me fill in the blanks--including anything on the 24th GA Gardner's parents, grand parents, brothers, etc. Best regards from Notrhern VA. BobMcG